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For example, a 3-ton unit may have a SEER efficiency rating of 13, 14, 15, or higher. The higher the SEER rating, the more energy efficient the system will be. In order to maintain the efficiency of a system, you must have it inspected and serviced on a regular (1-2 times per year) basis.
The outdoor equipment (heat pump or air conditioner), as well as the indoor equipment (evaporator coil and furnace, or air handler), play a vital role in determining the final, total rating.
By performing regular maintenance, you can maximize the lifecycle of your heating and/or cooling unit, and guard against common equipment failures. Regular equipment maintenance inspections performed on a regular basis can uncover leaks, rust, rot, soot, frayed wires, and corroded electrical contacts that the untrained eye may not notice.
You should have maintenance done on your system regularly (twice per year, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter) to ensure maximum efficiency, and prevent possible problems that may occur in the future.
Gas-fired equipment functions with better efficiency, so they only need to be serviced once per year.
Inspections on boiler and furnace systems should include ductwork, pipes, dampers, valves, registers, radiators, pumps, blowers, fuel lines, the gas meter, oil tank, and the parts of the actual furnace and coiler.
Heat pump and air conditioning unit inspections should include the fan, compressor, indoor coils, outdoor coils, line sets, and refrigerant lines.
Until the seasons change, and then you may want to change your automatic settings.
The media filter rests between the main duct return and the blower cabinet. It improves that dust and particle removal by seven times that of a standard filter. Upgrading to a media filter will help remove everything from the air, from insecticide to airborne viruses.
Always chose a filter that matches your blower’s capacity. For optimum efficiency and filtration, Glenmont Heating & Air Conditioning recommends that you replace your disposable filter at least once a month, especially if you have animals in the home. If you have washable filters, they should be cleaned once a month.
Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office, or speak to your technician at your next service call.