Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems
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Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

Hello, my name is Jacob. I would like to talk about proper installation and repair of the HVAC system in your commercial building. Full scale HVAC systems for commercial buildings require ongoing maintenance and repairs to keep every floor and room at a comfortable temperature. These temperature control systems also control the air quality in the building by sending the airflow through filter elements. My site will cover all aspects of the upkeep needed for these systems. I will also talk about the benefits of keeping your air quality and temperatures at desirable levels. Thanks for coming to visit my website.

Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

Ways To Take Care Of Your Home's Air Conditioning System

Isaiah Chapman

Summer heat can make staying indoors unbearable for you and your family, but with a properly functioning air conditioning system of the correct size, you can keep your interior living environment as cool and comfortable as you like.

That said, the last thing you want to happen is for your AC equipment to break down during the summer months, reducing your home's indoor comfort. This is why you should never ignore the importance of air conditioning maintenance.

While the maintenance regimen for your AC system will depend on the specific type of air conditioner you have, the following maintenance tips apply to all types of air conditioning systems.

Change Dirty Air Filters

From the largest split-system air conditioners to the smallest window units, all AC systems require an air filter to help ensure good indoor air quality. The air filter accomplishes this by preventing airborne particles from entering your air conditioning system. As a result, the conditioned air that is circulated throughout your interior living space is not only cool but also clean and healthy.

Since air filters collect dirt while the AC system is running, they get dirty over time. Make sure you replace dirty air filters because they impede airflow, thus hurting the output and efficiency of your air conditioning system. 

As a general rule, you should change air filters every 1 to 3 months. However, if you live in a dusty environment or have furry pets in the house, you may need to replace your air filter more frequently to minimize risks for allergy sufferers and those with respiratory complications.

Clean Dirty AC Coils

Air conditioning systems have two sets of coils: evaporator coils and condenser coils.

In two-part systems, the evaporator coils are found in the indoor unit while the condenser coils are located in the outdoor unit. In packaged systems, they're contained in one housing with the evaporator facing inside and the condenser facing outside. That said, the job of AC coils is to carry refrigerant. Refrigerant is what air conditioning systems require to absorb heat from your indoor air and then dissipate it to the outside environment, allowing for the circulation of cool air throughout your home.

While the air filter helps keep the internal components of your AC system clean, AC coils can still get dirty over time. Condenser coils, in particular, are more susceptible to dirt buildup than evaporator coils because they're exposed to the outdoor environment. 

One way to keep your air conditioning system running at its best is to clean its coils regularly. Dirt buildup affects the ability of the coils to extract heat from your home and transfer it to the outdoor environment. 

With all the things you have to do on a daily basis, finding time to look after your air conditioning system can be a big challenge. The good news is that you can always contact an HVAC company, such as Turner Services Co., near you for AC maintenance services.