Are you planning on getting a new AC system? If so, you may not know all of your options. Some homeowners assume that their upgraded system must be designed the same as their older system. There are a number of AC system options. Some of them require ductwork. However, there are ductless AC systems too. The following points will help you to understand more about ductless AC systems and how they might benefit you.
Homeowners call and work with HVAC services all the time, and there is a chance that you have worked with an HVAC service a time or two yourself. It is still very possible to make a mistake when working with an HVAC service, however. If you're wondering about the types of mistakes that you can but should not make when hiring an HVAC service, take a look at the advice below.
If running your HVAC makes your utility bill skyrocket, the problem might be inadequate insulation in your house. Even if your attic has insulation, you might still be losing heat through the walls. Improved wall insulation can keep you more comfortable all seasons of the year. Here are some things to consider.
You May Want an Energy Audit
Your electricity provider might provide an energy audit as a free service. If not, you may want to hire a company that does audits so you can tell where your home is losing heat.
Regardless of the temperature, it's entirely possible for your heat pump to develop a thick layer of ice all around the unit. While a little bit of ice buildup on the sides is completely normal — most heat pumps have a defrost mode to remedy this problem — if you see a thick layer of ice on the top of your heat pump or if it's completely encased in ice, then you have a problem.
Air ducts are the tubing that lines your property and transports cool air produced by your AC unit. If this system develops leaks over time, it's important to respond right away by having an HVAC technician come and repair the leaks. If you don't, these problems can arise.
Costly Energy Bills
Even if you make good money, you probably don't have the budget to afford high energy costs on a regular basis.