Q. Could my allergies be getting worse from not changing my HVAC filter?
A. Yes, as your filter gets too dirty its ability to capture and hold particles decreases and more dust and dirt can come through the filter. It’s important to use a good quality filter, typically in the 8-12 MERV range. Below MERV 8 it does not capture enough particles and above MERV 12 it is too restrictive to air flow.
Q. How do I know if our A/C unit is big enough for our home?
A. The correct size based on running a computer generated load for your home. Typically in our market we size the A/C based on a 90 degree day. We expect the A/C to run most of the day on a 90 degree day to maintain 70 degrees inside.
The heat of a West Chester summer takes a lot out of an air conditioner. By investing in air conditioning service early in the cooling season, you'll gain the peace of mind of knowing your system can handle the hottest weather without springing any costly surprises on you.
Over time, myths about using HVAC systems have developed. While some are harmless, others can drive up energy costs and cause system problems. Here are five myths you shouldn't fall for this summer.