The air conditioning unit on the outside of your home has a lot of possible names. Of course, some people just call it the "air conditioner", while others call it the "heat pump." Heat pump seems misleading to many because they don't associate heating with their AC. You will also often hear it called the "condenser" or "compressor" unit. Either of these could be correct because the cabinet houses both a condenser and compressor.
An HVAC system is something that many homeowners desire to have, as it is efficient for heating and cooling, as well as adds value to a house. What homeowners sometimes fail to realize is that an HVAC system requires occasional maintenance to prevent problems from developing. Even with maintenance being done, an old system might still have problems as a pat of the wear and tear process. Some of the typical problems involve parts that directly affect the heater, while others can interfere with cold air production.
Many homeowners make the mistake of assuming that their furnaces suddenly break down without warning. If you look carefully, however, you'll be able to see numerous warning signs well before your furnace undergoes its last heating cycle. The following talks about four of these warning signs in-depth.
1. Your Furnace Needs Frequent Repairs
Does it seem like your furnace needs a major repair every season? Problems caused by defects, unusual wear and tear and old age can require constant repairs just to keep your furnace going.
If you struggle to keep your home cool and comfortable during the summer, you should consider investing in some sort of air conditioning solution. Installing a new central AC system in an existing home can be very expensive, especially if your walls aren't already equipped with a duct system. However, there are some much cheaper and more practical solutions if you have a limited budget. This article explains how ductless window AC units work.