When it comes to heating systems, many people are under the impression that understanding how to adjust the thermostat and keep their heater at a steady temperature are the only things that they need to know. However, in order to ensure that your heating system is functioning properly and efficiently, it’s a good idea to have a basic understanding of how your heating system works. In today’s post, we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about heating systems in order to help you get a better understanding of and feel more comfortable with your heater.
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Why should I replace my working heating system?
Many residents believe that there is no need to replace a heating system if it is functioning properly — after all, why replace something if it isn’t broken? With many items and appliances, there is no need to replace the item until it no longer functions properly, but if your heating system is more than 12 years old, it’s probably time to think about upgrading to a newer model. The reason behind this is because a newer model will most likely be more efficient, helping you save money on your utility bill, as well as adding more comfort to your home.
Should I be concerned with indoor air quality?
As a homeowner, you want to be sure that the air inside your home is free of allergens and pollutants. Your heating and air conditioning system is responsible for filtering out the allergens and pollutants, which can help make the air inside your home cleaner and help prevent your family from getting sick. For this reason, you should be concerned about your indoor air quality and do everything you can to help your system function properly, such as changing and cleaning your air filters.
What does SEER mean?
If you’re thinking about investing in a new HVAC unit, you’ve probably seen the abbreviation SEER used to describe each unit. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and is used to explain how efficient each unit is. As of 2006, each HVAC unit is required to have a SEER rating of 13 or higher, which is why we recommend looking into a newer unit if it’s been a while since you’ve upgraded your heating system. That being said, there are many factors that go into helping you pick the right HVAC for your home, so it’s important that you take everything into consideration and buy the unit that is the best fit for your house, instead of buying solely because of a unit’s SEER rating.
How do I choose the right heating system for my home?
Choosing the right HVAC system is a process, and it will take time to find the right unit. It’s vital that your new heating and cooling system is the right size for your home, and this is determined by measuring different to ensure that your system will be able to heat or cool each area efficiently. In addition to the size, you will also want to consider your budget, your temperature needs, and any allergies that you and your family may have. As we mentioned above, the air quality of your home should be one of your biggest concerns, therefore you want to ensure your new heating system will be able to keep up with your needs.
How often do I need to change my filters?
Changing your air filters is one of the most important things you need to do for your HVAC system. Filters in your heating system are used to eliminate allergens and pollutants in the air, which as we mentioned above, can improve the air quality in your home. That being said, you should try to change the filters in your heating system every one to three months. If you live in a home with pets or a lot of people, you may want to try and change your filters more often.
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