Heating and air conditioning systems have the dual function of heating your home in winter and keeping it cool in the summer months. They can be fueled by gas, oil and electricity. There are some systems that are powered using solar or wind power but they are quite unusual at the moment.
Although they are great systems, they are not without their problems. Some central heating and air conditioning systems can dry out the air in your home causing problems for those family members who suffer from asthma or allergies. The extent of the problem will depend on the area of the country you live in as humidity plays a huge factor. If it is becoming a problem in your home talk to your heating contractor about installing a humidifier. If you live in SC, have a chat with Hatfield Heating and Air who are experts in this field.
Most homes already have a basic system installed but when you move house you should review the existing package with a specialist heating contractor. It may have suited the requirements of previous residents but that doesn’t mean it will be the best package for you. It is also worth doing this if you have lived in your property for a number of years as systems have been modernized. A new central heating and air conditioning system may be expensive but you could find that the cost savings you achieve in your energy bills together with the higher standard of comfort you enjoy in your home are worth it.
Always have your HVAC system checked regularly. It should be serviced at least once a year to keep it in top condition. Failure to maintain a heating and cooling system will result not only in higher bills but also in you having to replace the entire system sooner rather than later. The HVAC indoor air quality may also be affected. Any cracks in the hoses will be picked up and repaired. Filters should be changed in accordance with instructions which could mean that this should happen once a month.