You don’t go three decades in heating and cooling without encountering some big misconceptions that the public has about HVAC. We always tell our customers what will keep you safe, save you from stress and save you money. So here are our top 10 facts about A/C and heating that we wish everyone knew.
#1. It’s Really Dangerous Not To Keep Your HVAC Properly Maintained
Do you know the leading cause of home fires in the US? Forest fires? Forgotten candles or incense? No, it’s neglected HVAC equipment.
#2. Understanding Energy Efficiency Ratings Is Important
Pay a little more for Energy Star’s “most efficient” devices now and you’ll be saving money on bills for years.
#3. It’s Often Cheaper To Maintain Your System Than Risk Repairs
Breakdowns are often caused by dirty or rusty components. It’s a shame because it would have been a quick job to prevent it during routine maintenance.
#4. How Long You Can Expect Your HVAC System To Last
Treated well, an HVAC system can live a very respectable 15-25 years.
#5. A/C Is For Air Quality, Not Just Cooling
Like everything, A/C filters get dirty over time. The problem with dirty filters is that they keep all the allergens in circulation. So if your asthma or allergies don’t seem to get any better even when you’re indoors, it could be a dirty A/C.
#6. You Can Void Your HVAC Warranty With Improper Installation And Maintenance
It’s not enough simply to buy a good quality A/C, heater or water heater in Las Vegas. Because the warranty is only valid if your unit is installed and maintained by licensed professionals.
#7. If You Have A Bug Infestation, Your A/C Could Be The Culprit
Most people think the pests must be coming in from the kitchen or yard. But improperly maintained A/C equipment can also let them in. Old A/C systems can get cracked and then bugs get in. Yikes.
# 8. A/C Program Finishing Too Quickly? It Points To A More Serious Problem
You might notice that your A/C cycle doesn’t last as long as it used to.
And it isn’t just your system getting old. In fact, this is called short cycling. You need to get it looked at now because otherwise it will wear your system out faster.
#9. Better Insulation Means You Need To Care About Air Quality More
Great insulation means your home stays the temperature you want for longer, and that’s what you want. But it also means the escape route is blocked for airborne allergens.
#10. It’s Vital To Keep Your Maintenance Documents
It’s not enough just to keep your HVAC system maintained every six months. If you needed to file a warranty claim you would probably need to prove it, too.
Contact ICE For HVAC Installation, Maintenance And Repairs
Get in touch with ICE Air Conditioning & Plumbing for expert residential HVAC services. We’re always glad to share facts about A/C and heating to keep you cool in summer and cozy in winter.
Call us today at 702-820-2184 or write to us. Our technicians are fully licensed and experienced in everything HVAC in Las Vegas, Henderson, Paradise and Spring Valley.