Category: Hvac

HVAC tips

The air conditioning in your house should be efficient. Without it, not only will your home be cold, but your energy bills will also be very high. You should take precautionary measures to keep your AC repair Los Angeles, CA system in good condition. Given that this is one of the most energy-intense fixtures in the house, the more information you have on your HVAC system, the better.

Below are some useful tips to guide you:


No matter what type of furnace you have in your house, the heat is generated by burning gas or oil. The warm air is then circulated all over the house through the ducts. There are a number of byproducts that arise from this process, and some of them are toxic, if not lethal.

Each heating system is designed in a way that the toxic gases are safely released outside. If you have an old heating system, you should consider replacing it with a new one.

The EPA asserts that the air in the house is usually contaminated up to 5 times more than the air outdoors. We spend a lot of time indoors, and for most people, even up to 90% of our time. As a result, a lot of the health problems that we face come as a result of low indoor air quality. A good air filter should be sufficient for cleaning large particles from the air. However, the air filter can’t protect you from the fumes which have long-term effects.

Modern air conditioning repair Los Angeles, CA systems have mechanical ventilation integrated into their build. As a result, they get rid of the stale air from the house and allow in fresh air. Some of them have ducts while others have timers which periodically allow for the exchange of air. Some of these systems, though effective in proper air exchange, waste a lot of energy in the process. It’s for this reason that most of the new homes these days have energy recovery and heat recovery ventilators. They reduce energy loss by up to 95%, while at the same time, still providing you with fresh air.

System Components

Split HVAC systems are named this way because some of the components are installed outside while others are installed inside the house. Modern systems usually have an air handler (blower) that acts as an air-conditioner and furnace at the same time. The furnace, blower, and evaporator are usually installed inside the house, while the compressor/condenser unit is installed outdoors.

Care and Maintenance

Heat recovery and energy recovery ventilators are supposed to reduce energy loss when the air conditioning Los Angeles, CA system is in operation, while at the same time, keeping the air in the house fresh. In order to keep this cycle going, make sure you have an expert inspect the HVAC system from time to time. This will help you keep it in good condition, increase its efficiency in energy consumption, improve comfort in your home, and increase the useful life of the system.

Blower filters are supposed to be replaced two times a year. You should do this before the cooling season and before the heating season. In case you live in an area that’s notoriously dusty, you will need to replace the filter more frequently.

All the components must be kept clean. This particularly applies to the components that are installed outdoors. Keep them away from dirt or debris, and control the vegetation in the vicinity to no closer than two feet all around.