If you'e a new homeowner, you need to pay special attention to your home's heating and air conditioning system. It's one of the most expensive parts of your home and is critical to providing indoor comfort. Before settling in and assuming your HVAC system doesn't need any attention, there are a few things you should know.
Figure Out Where Everything Is
Your HVAC system will likely require repairs during your ownership of your home. At the very least, it will need some maintenance. To do this maintenance, as well as conduct basic troubleshooting if something goes wrong, you'll need to know where the major components and user accessible portions of your HVAC are.
For example, where is your air handler? How about the return air registers? You'll need to know this if you want to clean or change your HVAC's air filters. You will also want to know where your air conditioner's condensate drain line is in order to ensure it's clear and not clogged. Otherwise, you can end up with a dreadful amount of water damage inside your home.
Understand What Kind of HVAC System You Have
It's not necessary for you to become an HVAC expert and make all repairs and upgrades to your HVAC system yourself, but it helps to know what kind of HVAC system your home uses. This will make it easier to understand why your HVAC works the way it does. When you eventually buy a new HVAC system, you'll better understand what you'll be getting with the new HVAC unit.
Different types of HVAC systems include:
- Split system
- Radiant heat
- Heat pump
- Window unit air conditioners
This is just a small list of the different variations of HVAC systems that exist. If you're not sure what kind of heating and air conditioning system you have, don't hesitate to contact our team of experienced HVAC technicians and professionals at Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.