Winter has arrived, and so has the frigid cold and wind! The average temperature in North America (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) is about 33.2°F–just a bit above the freezing point–during the winter, so it’s imperative that you get a good ductless heating system to keep your indoor temperatures at a comfortable level. But there’s more to passing a comfortable winter in your home than just getting a ductless heating system: there are also things you have to consider to further maximize the benefits of your HVAC system, such as improving the physical parts of your home and taking precautionary measures. What are the best ways to make the most out of your HVAC system this winter? AC replacement experts from Cool Zone Air Conditioning and Heating are here to help answer this question.
Do your research on weatherstripping materials as well, because not every type of material can be used for all parts of your home. Some are cheap and easy to install, but aren’t very durable and are prone to moisture damage, like felt. Some are expensive and hard to install, but are extremely reliable and good at air sealing, like magnetic weatherstripping or tubular rubber. Getting the best material for your insulation can help you save more money in the long run, which you can then use for more significant matters, like AC repair.
The good thing about ductless HVAC systems is that their air filters can be removed, cleaned and replaced. Removing the filters themselves is an easy task, but remember to wear a mask, especially if you’re allergic to dust. Simply open the latch that contains your air filters, gently detach them, then clean them using a vacuum, blower or water (wipe them dry or let them air-dry first before putting them back). If your HVAC system is feeling a bit inadequate, don’t rush to immediately call a heating and AC repair technician; try to check your air filter first.
Additionally, cleaning the coil after you’ve cleaned the air filters is also essential, as contaminants, dust and debris can disrupt optimal performance. To clean it, make sure to power down the system and wait for it to cool down to room temperature, as it can get very hot. Wipe off anything that could hinder the operation of the coil, and regularly clean it along with your air filters.
The more consistent your settings are, the fewer AC maintenance problems you’ll run into. Consult your family members and get their opinion on which temperature setting feels the best for them. If their opinions differ, try to choose an average temperature that they can all agree on.
Finally, make the most of the benefits of the sun! Keep your curtains or blinds open during the day so that your rooms can soak up as much heat and sunlight as possible (be wary of ultraviolet (UV) rays, which can discolor objects that are exposed to them for a long time).
Do you need immediate AC replacement? Cool Zone Air Conditioning and Heating is a family-owned and -operated HVAC company focused on providing customer satisfaction and ensuring indoor comfort to all clients and customers since 2006. As a reputable HVAC company, we provide special financing options for clients with approved credit. We’re also official Carrier® Temperature Tough Dealers and are proudly affiliated with the Better Business Bureau®, Peoria Chamber of Commerce, APS, Arizona Heat Pump Council and SRP.
If you have any questions, contact us at (623) 322-0933, or fill out our contact form to request an appointment. We proudly serve clients and homeowners in the state of Arizona.