You may be confused by all the choices you have when shopping for an Ptac/Thru the Wall system. Which is the best system to buy? What size do you need? Which features do you require? The number of available options can make the entire process frustrating. These tips will help steer you in the right direction.
Before calling for help, know the system you have. Write down the brand and the model and have all maintenance records on hand. Here at Sigma Air Conditioning, we provide for the following brands: McQuay, Islandaire, Applied Comfort, Ice- Air & many more. This will facilitate the process when your contractor asks for this information.
You need to have a contractor review your unit twice a year. Checks in the spring as well as in autumn are the best. This type if preventative maintenance is highly necessary to ward off any expensive troubles from coming your way.
When it gets cold outside, turn off the outdoor condensers. Avoid damaging the unit by turning it off when the outdoor temperature drops below 60 degrees. This helps the system last much longer and will have to be repaired less often.
If you own your own home or have permission from your landlord, replace your single pane windows with double paned versions. In warmer months, these windows will help to maintain the cooler inside temperature. Likewise, heat is better retained during the winter.
Sometimes, air conditioners collect ice. There can be occasional freezes in their drain lines, and these are usually confused with plumbing leaks. Try switching to fan-mode and disabling your compressor to test whether the water is a leak or melting ice. The ice will melt. You will likely need professional help to stop the problem.
If the system you’re using now isn’t working great, then check the ducts for some leakage. The local utility company may be able to do this for you at a cost lower than what a contractor would charge you. If you do end up paying, you’ll find that fixed leaks are worth the money.
Make your HVAC work efficiently when you consider what way your home faces. Trees block morning sunlight, stopping your home from getting too hot. The less heat, the easier time the air conditioner in your home will have.
All of your windows and doors must be air-tight, in order for your HVAC system to run at maximum efficiency. Be sure that they’re sealed so that air from the outside or inside doesn’t come in or escape. You can get these tested at little to no charge by a professional.
Take measurements of the space you are trying to cool. You generally need 20 BTU for each square foot of room space. If you have multiple rooms to cool, be sure to add their square footage together.
Always make sure to get references from a contractor. Find out if the contractor stayed within budget and performed the task in the allotted time they said.
Take advantage of the opportunity to add a programmable thermostat when you are putting in new heating and air-conditioning or repairing your old system. A programmable thermostat will save you tons on your power bills and even gives your system a chance to rest at night while everyone sleeps or is not at home.
Sometimes, you may be confused when shopping for an PTAC/Thru the Wall system. But with the information provided above, getting what you need should be much easier. If you’ve got the time, review the tips above one more time for sake of clarity. Use the tips to make a more informed decision when it counts.
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