In this day and age, nearly everybody who lives around Baton Rouge, LA, has an HVAC system. As much as it’s a very common essential, not many people know much about it on a mechanical level. With that said, here are some things you might not know about your HVAC system:

Regular Maintenance is Crucial for Performance

Most people replace or clean their air filter once a month and assume that’s enough maintenance. However, for an HVAC system to work effectively, efficiently and safely, you need to schedule bi-annual maintenance check-ups by a professional. Your comfort specialist will test safety controls, clean or replace condenser coils, flush the condensate drain, measure amps and volts on monitors, adjust thermostat calibration and more.

Smart Thermostats Give You More Comfort Control

If you have an old HVAC system, chances are it comes with a manual thermostat. Luckily, you can purchase an affordable programmable or smart thermostat.

Having one lets you customize the efficiency of your HVAC system, saving you from high electricity bills. To use your smart thermostat effectively, set high temperatures when you’re away and cooler temperatures when you’re around.

Keep Your Condenser and Compressor Free of Debris

A compressor is responsible for raising the pressure of the refrigerant, which in turn works with a fan to cool your house. Technically, it’s an essential part in completing the cycle of air conditioning. Since the condenser and compressor unit usually sits outside (typically on the house’s foundation), it’s prone to getting clogged by leaves, branches and grass.

Every once in a while, go outside and thoroughly remove any obstructions. Also, we advise you to trim nearby bushes and trees that are closer than two feet since they can prevent adequate airflow.

Taking care of and understanding your HVAC system is a task on its own. Fortunately, you don’t have to pressure yourself as we have your interest at heart. Call Central Heating & Air today if you need maintenance, installation, home automation, repairs or anything to else do with servicing your HVAC system.

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