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Give Thanks for These HVAC Home Comfort Solutions

Give Thanks for These HVAC Home Comfort SolutionsNo matter how diligent you’ve been at maintaining your HVAC system, you’ll need to replace it or a particular component at some point. When that time comes, you should be looking to invest in features that enhance performance and efficiency. Let’s look at the most useful home comfort solutions you should consider.

  • Proper sizing – Installing a properly sized HVAC unit is essential for efficiency and comfort. Incorrect sizing downgrades comfort and puts stress on your system’s components, shortening their useful life. To ensure right sizing, an HVAC contractor should come to your home and calculate its heating and cooling loads.
  • Duct type and design – You won’t feel comfortable in your home if your ducts are sized and balanced incorrectly. Insulated round ductwork that’s short and straight is more energy efficient than flexible ductwork with long spans and many bends.
  • Programmable thermostat – A manual thermostat won’t offer you as many benefits as its programmable counterpart. With a programmable unit, you’ll save more money by scheduling it to heat or cool your home only when someone’s around.
  • Refrigerant – The traditional R-22 has been proven harmful to the environment. Use the eco-friendly R-410A.
  • Air filter location – The air filter should be located in an easily accessible area so you can effortlessly clean or replace it to boost your HVAC system’s efficiency.
  • Filter dryer – Installing a filter dryer along your air conditioner liquid line will help extend your compressor’s lifespan. It will remove destructive moisture and grit.
  • Condenser coil type – It’s best to use coils that consist of a single metal, such as an aluminum coil that has fins that are also made of aluminum material, or copper coil with copper fins. Such coils retain their efficiency better and last longer.

Considering these HVAC solutions when you’re purchasing a new system will help you upgrade your family’s comfort and save money in the long run. If you’d like to learn more about the HVAC home comfort solutions worth considering, please contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We’ve served the Yuma area since 1952.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Yuma, Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about home comfort solutions and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 928-723-3183.

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