You know that heaters turn off and on occasionally, and they can even do so multiple times an hour in the cold season. However, you've recently noticed that the heater at your boyfriend's house seems to kick on and off excessively. Not only is the noise annoying, but the heater may also be ineffective at getting enough heat to flow throughout the house. To get to the root of the problem, consider these possible reasons for rapid cycling that could require your boyfriend to arrange for heating system services to get it back to normal.
Do you lose a substantial amount of sleep at night because it is always too hot to get comfortable? If the problem exists because the central air conditioner doesn't get as cool as it should, try to get the problem repaired by a technician. A professional will know which areas of the system to focus his or her inspection on based on the problems. Repairs can usually be made in a timely matter if the system doesn't need to be replaced altogether.
HVAC systems are complicated, and most of your maintenance should be professionally handled. However, there are a lot of simple maintenance tasks that are actually very easy DIY projects. You don't need to have any HVAC experience or training to take a few preventative measures that could ultimately increase the efficiency of your system. At the very least, they can prevent serious problems from occurring. This article explains one of the easiest and most effective cleaning jobs you can do: clean your heat pump.
Who runs their air conditioning in autumn? Probably no one, unless you live far south and it is still quite warm well into October. So, why else would you run your air conditioner? Actually, running your air conditioner on the warmer setting can help prepare your home for winter and prevent health conditions. Here is how:
Winter Is Dry, but A/C Conditions the Air
Winter, despite all that snow and ice, is a very dry season.
Do you feel like your air conditioner is not blowing cold air like it used to? If it feels like you're constantly adjusting the thermostat and trying to increase airflow, there could be a problem with the condenser unit. But, before you call in an HVAC technician to come service your system, you should see if you can fix the problem yourself. This article explains how you can clean the vital parts of your condenser unit to increase its output.