Will Too Much Use Ruin my HVAC System?
Posted on: July 24, 2014
We often take for granted the ordinary technology that surrounds us and makes our lives easier, not giving the equipment a second thought so long as it seems to be working properly. After all, once you activate your air conditioner manually or set its thermostat to begin working according to you and your family's temperature preferences, you may not be very interested in the details of how it operates when it is functioning normally.
If you have limited experience with using an HVAC system, you may wonder whether too much use will ruin it. Just like you don't think in terms of running your refrigerator too much and don't manually turn it on and off to save money, you also shouldn't fret about using your HVAC system too much. Your HVAC equipment is designed to run whenever you need it to deliver comfort to you and your loved ones.
However, if you have become concerned about how often your HVAC equipment is active or how long it seems to be running, it's possible that it needs to be thoroughly checked out by a licensed, bonded and professional HVAC technician.
Do You Have the Right Sized Equipment?
If you think your HVAC system is running more than you would expect would under the same conditions, it's possible that your air conditioning equipment wasn't properly sized for the home. Bigger doesn't always mean better.
You don't want an AC system that is too large for your house, because oversized equipment will typically turn on and off more often. These excessive cycles not only waste energy and inflate your power bill beyond reason, they put too much wear and tear on the HVAC equipment.
If the HVAC system is too small for the home, the equipment will always be struggling to provide heat to the building during winter and frigid air during the summer. This shows why it is so important to have your HVAC system sized correctly, and you need the help of a professional to make sure the job is done right.
Regular HVAC Inspections are of Paramount Importance
If your HVAC system hasn't been cleaned in quite some time, dirt and debris will likely have accumulated on the coil as well as on your filter. Dirty equipment will work less efficiently.
It's not uncommon for busy homeowners to simply forget to schedule regular maintenance and inspections for their HVAC equipment. Instead of waiting until the system starts making strange noises or doesn't appear to be providing adequate temperature control before you call for service, you can nip problems in the bud by setting up regular appointments with expertly trained HVAC professionals.
If you don't get your HVAC system inspected and cleaned, you run the risk of the equipment continuing to function inefficiently, which can lead to a repairs and equipment replacement bills that will be much larger than what it would cost for normal cleaning and inspection services.
You owe it to yourself to protect the investment you've made in your home for keeping it comfortable all year round. Make a note on your calendar or set up an alert to remind you to call in for service as soon as possible, to make sure that your HVAC equipment will be able to deliver you and your family years of reliable service.
The professionally trained technicians at David Gray Heating & Air take great pride in the services we offer to homeowners and business owners in the greater Jacksonville, FL area and beyond. If you have questions about the proper functioning of your air conditioning equipment or would like to arrange for an appointment for HVAC inspection, service, repairs or replacement, please feel free to contact the professionals at David Gray Heating & Air today.