Carrier heating and cooling products are among the longest lasting heating and cooling systems available. There are many factors that affect the life expectancy of your system, including regular maintenance and/or lack of maintenance.
There are many things to factor in when deciding on a new heating and air conditioning system; which way your house is facing, whether or not you have large trees in your yard, the size and arrangement of the duct in your home, etc. The only way to ensure you’re choosing the correct type and size of system, is to contact a professional at Triple A Home Services to have your home’s individual heating and cooling needs evaluated.
Your heating and cooling system works very hard to keep your home at a comfortable and consistent temperature all year round. Your heating and cooling system works even harder than your car, would you skip an oil change? Performing regular maintenance, twice a year, maximizes the life span of your system, and can uncover problem areas that can be repaired BEFORE it’s too late and a system replacement is necessary. You should have your system serviced regularly to ensure maximum efficiency and to prevent major issues from popping up unexpectedly.
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. SEER indicates the relative amount of energy needed to provide a specific cooling output. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the unit will perform.
How often you need replace your filter is really based on several factors. If you off of, or near, an unpaved road, you will likely need to change your filter every month due to the amount of dust flying through the air. If you have pets with fur, you’ll also want to change it every month, as pet hair definitely clogs up your filter pretty quickly. Same goes if you, or someone in your home, has allergies of any sort, you’ll want to change it monthly to stay on top of eliminating the allergens in the air inside your home. Now, if none of those apply to you, congratulations, that means you should at least check it monthly, but you might just have to replace it bi-monthly.
DO NOT do it yourself! However, before calling us out, there are a few things you can check yourself and potentially save a call. Make sure your air conditioner or furnace is plugged in. Check the breakers and make sure none of them are flipped. Also check your thermostat, if you’ve changed your filter recently, you may have forgotten to turn it back on.