What does HVAC mean?
HVAC is an acronym for heating ventilations and air conditioning. The 3 functions are in the same system. A Central HVAC system is the most quiet and convenient way to cool an entire home. Did you know the HVAC system uses of 44% of your utility bill?
By combining proper maintenance and necessary upgrades you can save money in the long run. Don’t trust the most complex system to just anyone. Call a professional with the knowledge and experience to keep your HVAC system running smoothly.
Flatland Heating and Air knows that factors such as rightsizing, system updating, and types of refrigerant used can significantly affect HVAC efficiency. An oversized HVAC system increases installation costs, wastes energy, and costs more in overall operating costs than a correctly sized system.
The top 3 commercial energy uses in the US are: lighting, space heating, and space cooling.
Should I cover the vents in the rooms we don’t use?
Contrary to popular belief, closing vents in unused rooms in your home is actually not a good idea – it makes your HVAC unit work harder. Before air conditioners, architects used to design homes and buildings with high ceilings, porches, breezeways, and landscaping that provided shade in order to keep occupants cool.
Should I keep a fan running even if no one is home?
Fans cool your skin, not the air. Fans do not lower room temperature. A fan works by circulating the air in a space; when the air moves across the skin, we feel cooler even though the air temperature in the room remains the same. If a fan runs in a room when no one is there, no one is feeling its benefits, so it’s just raising your monthly electricity bill.
I only need my filter changed once a year, right?
To save on your energy bill and keep your system running efficiently, your filter should be changed every two months, and even more often when you’re running your system harder, like during peak summer days. Dust, dirt, pollen and pet hair are just a few of the culprits clogging up filters and reducing the air flow. Get on a maintenance plan with your preferred Ogden, UT HVAC services provider and you could save a lot of money in the long run.
Should I lower the temperature setting to a few degrees colder than I want it, to cool the home faster?
Your AC unit takes hot air in your home and replaces it with cool air at a set rate of speed; you can’t make the unit work any faster by lowering the dial beyond your desired temperature.
Having my HVAC system serviced is just a crock right?
Just like you maintain a car with fuel, oil, air in your tires, etc., you have to maintain your home’s HVAC unit. Holding off or avoiding routine maintenance checks until there is a problem could be extremely costly. Talk to your Ogden, UT HVAC service provider about affordable maintenance plans to keep your system running efficiently, effectively and safely, all year long.