When the summer really heats up, even the most robust central air systems can fail without proper care. Energy efficiency is vital.
Maintenance and careful upgrades reduce the chances your air conditioner won’t quit in your hour of need. Keeping an eye on your home’s HVAC health also lowers monthly energy bills plus could save a bundle down the road by extending the life of your entire air handling apparatus.
But first: A primer on HVAC
Short for “heating, ventilation and air conditioning,” HVAC units are true marvels of engineering. Commonly referred to as “central air,” these machines are really multiple components, even separate appliances, that all work in concert. They also share a single ventilation network, the collection of metal vents that snake through modern homes.