Central Air Conditioning System FAQs
It’s the time of year on Long Island where the weather starts to get nicer and the temperature (finally) warms up. But before you turn on your central air conditioning system on that first hot day of the year, make sure your central air system is functioning properly and that it will work effectively to keep you cool throughout the warm summer months.
Following are some frequently asked questions about central air conditioning systems.
How often should I have my central air conditioning system serviced?
The United States Department of Energy recommends an annual maintenance service on all central air conditioning systems and adds, “An air conditioner’s filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance for the unit to function effectively and efficiently throughout its years of service. Neglecting necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance while energy use steadily increases.”
What does an annual central air conditioning maintenance service include?
A professional HVAC technician will thoroughly clean the heating and cooling system in your home; they will inspect the coils, clean the ducts, check for obstructions and measure the airflow. They will also perform other maintenance services and inspections to ensure the performance and efficiency of your entire HVAC system.
How can I improve the air quality in my home?
A well maintained HVAC system can keep the air in your home clean and it can reduce the amount of pollutants that circulate within the air. The air that you breathe indoors is circulated through your HVAC system. To improve air quality it is essential to have your HVAC equipment regularly inspected and serviced so that it performs at optimum efficiency at all times.
How does ductless air conditioning work?
Similar to a conventional heat pump, a ductless air conditioning system provides both heating and cooling. Using similar reversible technology but without the need for ductwork or a separate indoor unit, ductless air conditioners move warm air indoors from outside when in heating mode and move warm air outdoors from inside when in cooling mode.
What is the difference between a traditional central air conditioning system and a ductless split system?
A ductless split system does not require traditional ductwork like a central air system does, making it a more convenient cooling option for older buildings or homes that do not have the space to run ductwork. While they may functioExcellent Air Conditioning and Heatingccalin differently, both systems require an annual maintenance check to run efficiently; however they both can effectively cool your home in the warmer months.
When is a good time to have a central air system installed in my home?
If necessary, a central air system can be installed at any time during the year, however the best times for installation are usually during the spring and fall seasons. The weather on Long Island during these times often allows for HVAC systems to be temporarily shut down while the installation is performed. In addition, there are purchase incentives in the spring and fall, including major sales, service specials, and other options that can make it easy on your budget.
To ensure that your air conditioning system is working properly and you are fully prepared for the warm temperatures during the summer months, contact the HVAC professionals at Excellent Air Conditioning & Heating Services. We are experts at air conditioning maintenance, repairs and installation services. We also offer installations and many other services for both commercial and residential customers. If you need air conditioning maintenance in your home or business on Long Island and in the New York metro area, call Excellent Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. at 631-427-0677.