You’re planning to buy a home. You’ve already had a home inspection and received the inspector’s disclaimer saying the HVAC system was “functional.” Does that mean it’s a good idea to go ahead and buy the home without having an HVAC professional perform an HVAC inspection? Probably not, and here’s why.
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Any air conditioner sounds other than the soft whoosh of cool comfort flowing through the vents should draw your attention. They may not turn out to be mechanically significant, but noise that persists should be checked out by a qualified HVAC technician before it becomes more than a simple annoyance.
Air conditioners are complex machines that manipulate refrigerant to cool your Fresno home. If one component of the air conditioner isn’t functioning correctly, it can affect other parts or the entire air conditioner. To enjoy maximum cooling efficiency this season, it helps to know how an air conditioner works so you may better identify problems and realize the importance of maintenance.
Central split-system air conditioners have an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. When you hear the term central A/C, the split system is generally the one you’re thinking of. The other main type of central A/C is the package system, which combines its components in one box, usually installed on the roof or a concrete pad next to the house. The main components of the split system central A/C include:
When it comes time to buy a new furnace, heat pump or air conditioner, it’s helpful to prioritize communicating with your HVAC contractor. Understanding a few common heating and cooling concepts will help you select the best type of equipment for your home and budget.
It’s important that you provide reliable and affordable heating and cooling for your San Joaquin Valley home, no matter the season. For you and other homeowners looking for savings, an effective way to accomplish this is to install ductless mini splits. These systems, often used for add-ons and extra rooms, don’t use ductwork to circulate conditioned air in your home, which means you won’t lose the significant amounts of air (and energy) that ducts typically lose through leaks and conduction.