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The subject of repairing or replacing your ductwork may come up if you're trying to increase your furnace's efficiency, if you're worried that there is any damage, or if you are trying to improve the air quality in your home. Even if your home is only a few years old, certain circumstances may require the attention of professionals. The primary factor in whether you should clean or replace your ductwork is the severity of the problem you are experiencing.
The condensing unit outside your home contains the parts vital to starting the cooling process. Among those parts is a blower fan that points at the condenser coils to prevent overheating and promote the proper phase change that allows the refrigerant fuel to move from outside to inside your home's air handler.
Problems with the fan's blades or motor can occur and cause issues with the cooling system. But problems in other parts of the condensing unit can also impact how the fan does its job.
When you are in the process of purchasing a new home, you will want to take the time to inspect the HVAC system to ensure that it will not need replacing as soon as you move in. Even if it is in bad condition, though, if you are still interested in purchasing the home, you can offer a lower price in order to save money to use to replace the HVAC system.
If you're in the process of building a new home and it has a crawl space, your contractor might have talked to you about crawl space encapsulation. This process allows you to seal your crawl space off, which makes your home more energy efficient. Once the crawl space has been encapsulated, however, it can tend to develop a moisture problem. This is particularly true if your new home is located in a humid region of the United States.
Most people think that they need to immediately call an HVAC contractor if their air conditioning system is not working perfectly. In reality, the problem is often very simple to fix (or at least to diagnose). With a little guidance, you can often find and fix the problem on your own. For instance, air conditioners commonly lose their efficiency when the fan compartment gets dirty and the output vents get clogged.
Nothing is more frustrating than dealing with a malfunctioning HVAC system. In addition to worrying about keeping your family comfortable, you might also worry about how quickly the energy consumption is eating through your power bill. However, a few years ago I came across a website that taught me a lot about caring for my HVAC equipment. I want to return the favor by collecting articles about HVAC care, which is why this website exists. After you read this information, you might feel better prepared to look after your home, reduce your energy usage, and keep everyone happy and comfortable.