Being ill-prepared to care for your air conditioning system can lead to expensive and uncomfortable problems for your home. In order for you to be prepared to care for your new home's air conditioning systems, it will be necessary to have a basic understanding of the answers to a few commonly asked questions regarding these essential systems.
What Steps Can Be Taken To Prevent Mold Colonies From Developing In The Ducts?
Mold growing in your air ducts can be a problem for several different reasons. The spores that the mold colonies will produce can cause severe breathing issues, and extreme cases may involve mold growing in the lungs. While mold growing in the duct can be a serious problem for your home to experience, you may be able to reduce the risk of these colonies growing by preventing condensation from gathering in the ducting. To do this, you should place dehumidifiers around your home or invest in a dehumidifying attachment for your central unit. Furthermore, you can hire an air conditioning contractor to sanitize your system by spraying mold-neutralizing aerosols in the ducting.
How Can An Inaccurate Thermostat be Corrected?
The thermostat can start to lose accuracy over the course of time, which can drastically reduce the efficiency of your system. Some individuals may think that the only way to correct this issue will be to replace the thermostat. This problem often stems from the thermometer becoming unbalanced, which may prevent the system from accurately reading the temperature. An experienced air conditioning contractor will be able to adjust the placement of the thermometer by tightening or loosening the screw that holds it in place.
Why Should Homeowners Consider Buying Extended Warranty Coverage?
Buying a home can be one of the more expensive purchases that you will ever make, but if you buy a home that has an older air conditioning, it may be at a higher risk of suffering malfunctions. Repairing these malfunctions can be expensive, but you may be able to reduce this risk by investing in an extended warranty. An extended warranty for an air conditioning unit can be somewhat expensive, but these warranties can cover the repair costs for common malfunctions. When evaluating potential extended warranties, you will want to closely examine the various components that are covered under these plans. In particular, you should ensure that any extended warranty you choose covers the blower, condensation coils, and electrical system of the air conditioner.
For more information, contact a contractor who is experienced with HVAC maintenance.