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What Happens If you Neglect AC Repair and Maintenance

What Happens If you Neglect AC Repair and Maintenance

Not everyone knows a thing or two about ACs or central air conditioning units. Most homeowners just have a professional to do the installation for them and that’s just it. They tend to forget about their ACs later on. This also tends to happen to not just on ACs but to other cooling and heating systems in the house. So what happens when you neglect AC repair or maintenance?

Neglecting the repair and maintenance of your AC or any other cooling and heating system at home can lead to bigger problems. Small problems from your AC will only cause you a couple of bucks so there’s really no reason to ignore them. But if you do ignore them not only that it totally damages your AC unit but you’ll also have to suffer the inconveniences that it may bring to you and your family.

What you should do?

You see small repairs and simple maintenance procedures are not that hard to do. It’s all about having the time to regularly check your AC and the other important systems in your home. Once you see that there is something wrong with your AC, you better fix it right away or call a professional to fix it for you. Doing this will only cost you a few amount of bucks and it wouldn’t really hurt your budget. It’s the major problems like leakages are something that you need to worry about because they tend to cost a lot.

Getting a professional AC repair service will also help you keep in check the condition of your AC. You can ask the repair service to do a regular checkup on your AC unit at least once in a month. This will help you make sure that your air conditioning unit is always in good-working condition.

Also, it is wise to ask some questions about your AC. The repair service should be able to give you some tips, advice and maybe teach you to simple repairs on your AC once a problem or issue arises.

What the heck does the V in HVAC stand for?

ventilation_passive_houseA lot of people refer to their air conditioner/heater simply as “their AC,” but hear it referred to as HVAC.  What is that all about? HVAC is a common term used in the heating and cooling industry. It stands for “heating, ventilation and air conditioning.”  Those are the three functions combined into most modern heating and cooling units.

The one that confuses people is the V – ventilating.  This often overlook aspect of modern systems is one of the most important.  The system provides ventilation, reduces air infiltration, and maintains pressure relationships between spaces. The means of air delivery and removal from spaces is known as room air distribution.

Without that distribution of air, the heat or cool would not travel.  Air movement is what ultimately makes the entire system work.