Even though the HVAC system in your Crawfordville, Florida, home is essential to keeping it comfortable, many homeowners may know little about the current system installed in their home. To have a greater understanding of how your system functions and how to maintain it, there are some basics that you will need to know.

When Your System Was Installed

It is always important to know how old your system is, the brand name, and the model number. This information is valuable to an HVAC technician when you call them for repair. Knowing the age of the system is also critical when you need to make decisions on whether or not to put the money into a costly repair, or if the money is better invested in a new system.

What Type of System Is in Your Home

Another important thing to know about your HVAC system is what type of system you have. Is your heating system forced air or radiant heat? If you have a forced air model, is it a furnace or a heat pump? Does your system operate on gas or electricity? Does your HVAC system include central air conditioning? Is the AC system zoned? Being able to identify your system is vital when you call for service, need to have maintenance performed, or need to make decisions concerning upgrades or add-ons.

The Impact It Has on Your Energy Bills

Your HVAC system accounts for one of the largest portions of your utility bills, so knowing how much energy it draws is essential to get control of the energy usage in your home. To determine how energy-efficient your system is, you will need to know your system’s energy ratings. Know your Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) and Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings and contact an HVAC technician to check your system for any problems that can be affecting its performance. Be sure to watch your utility bills, and contact a technician if they are suddenly higher than normal.

Want to learn more about your HVAC system? Contact Advanced Air Care Heating & Cooling at ,strong>850-688-9265 today to schedule an inspection.

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