If you’re like most homeowners, you probably have some questions about your HVAC system. That’s a good thing! With over 40 years of experience in the HVAC industry, we’ve encountered countless AC and furnace issues and learned some tricks of the trade.
Continue scrolling and reading to learn more about your HVAC system.
How often should my HVAC system be serviced?
Your HVAC system should be serviced twice a year - one service for your AC and one service for your furnace or heater.
Here in Louisville, we have hot summers and cold winters. So your HVAC system will get quite a bit of use year-round. As such, it’s ideal to schedule your AC service during spring, and your furnace service during fall.
Are you interested in annual HVAC maintenance? At Aire Serv of Louisville, we offer annual HVAC maintenance with our Aire Serv Advantage Plan™. You’ll have year-round peace of mind, as well as discounted pricing and priority scheduling.
How often should I change my HVAC system’s air filter?
On average, your air filter should be changed once every 90 days (or 3 months). That said, it doesn’t hurt to check your filter once a month to make sure it’s still clean. If you have pets or are prone to allergies, you may need to change your air filter every 60 days (or 2 months).
If you don’t change your air filter this frequently, your HVAC system will get strained due to a lack of proper airflow. This can lead to higher energy bills, more wear and tear, and costly HVAC repairs.
How do I change my air filter?
If you haven’t changed your air filter before, don’t worry; it’s very easy to do!
Simply follow these steps:
- First - locate the air filter in your home. It’ll be located behind a return register in your ceiling, wall, or in the HVAC unit.
- Second - take note of the three numbers (ex. 16x20x1) on the side of the filter and purchase a matching filter from your local hardware store. The MERV rating should be between 8-11.
- Third - replace the filter.
What are the common causes of uneven heating or cooling in my home?
Uneven heating or cooling in a home can be caused by various factors.
Common culprits of uneven temperature distribution include:
- Improper HVAC system sizing
- Blocked or closed vents
- Air leaks in ductwork
- Dirty air filters
- Malfunctioning thermostats
- Problems with the zoning system
- Inadequate insulation
- Poor sealing around windows and doors
- Issues with the your home's layout and airflow
Are you experiencing any of these uneven heating and cooling issues? One of our Louisville HVAC contractors can help. We'll assess your HVAC system, identify the root cause, and recommend ideal solutions. You can request your service call online today.