If your home has a central air conditioning system in place, then you probably enjoy the cool air that's delivered to each individual room of your house through a series of ductwork and vents. And while it's important to maintain all aspects of your home's air conditioning system, the largest and most expensive component is the compressor. This is the unit that is outside your home, most likely in your backyard or side yard.
Mankind has relied on a heat source for comfort and protection since the time when fire was the only heating option. Modern homeowners have a lot more options available to them when it comes to heating a home. It's great to have options, but you may find yourself wondering which heating system is right for your home.
Identifying the pros and cons of each major heating system will help you decide which system can give you the comfortable and cozy interior you desire.
Room air conditioners, or window units, can be economical and beneficial for many homeowners. But if your room air conditioners can't keep up with the heat anymore, service the appliances soon. Your room AC could have one or more of the following issues.
Icy and Dirty Evaporator Coils
Room air conditioning units usually come packaged, or manufactured, with everything they need to keep homes cool, including an evaporator coil. Evaporator coils suck or extract heat directly from the air.
Without a fan, your central air conditioner is unable to function at all. The unit may still pop on, but there will be no cool air flowing from the vents. Fortunately, there are only a few issues that commonly affect the fan so you may be able to troubleshoot the problem on your own.
Most older and some newer AC units are belt-driven, which means that there is a belt instead of gears that runs the fan from the motor.
The care that you give your furnace will show up eventually. It's better that you breathe a sigh of relief in the wintertime knowing that you cared for the furnace effectively, rather than dreading the season because you failed to put the work in. To this end, you owe it to yourself to get furnace work whenever you need it.
Follow the points in this article to make sure that your home stays warm throughout the season.