If you're thinking of replacing your furnace, you may be considering various models and discussing them with your HVAC team. One thing you may notice is that a lot of the furnaces available these days are condensing furnaces. What are condensing furnaces, and why are they so popular? Take a look.
Condensing Furnaces: Defined
Condensing furnaces are those that have two heat exchangers. The first heat exchanger captures heat from the fuel that is burned—which is usually natural gas.
An air conditioning (AC) compressor, which sits in the AC's outdoor unit, increases refrigerant temperature and pressure to facilitate heat exchange. The compressor can malfunction just like other parts of the AC. Unfortunately, the compressor is relatively expensive, and many people wonder whether it is worth replacing.
Below are three critical factors that can help you determine whether to replace the compressor or the whole AC system.
AC System Age
If you are used to showering and washing the dishes with hot water, you need a reliable heater, especially during the cold seasons. Investing in a new water heater for your home is undoubtedly a good idea, but it should not be an overnight thought. It requires deep analysis and research before making this huge commitment and decision. This piece will provide critical factors to guide you when preparing for a water heater installation.
A lot goes into maintaining a home. There are some maintenance requirements that homeowners feel are unnecessary. However, they do not realize that avoiding appointments can lead to breakdowns. Maintenance services usually cost less than repair services. Heating maintenance is an example of a service that can ensure systems work as intended. Individuals may turn on their heating systems and feel the heat coming from them. This can lead to a sense of security that they do not need heating maintenance.
Is it really almost summer again? Warm weather is approaching, and in some areas, it's already arrived (looking at you, southern Arizona). If you were getting your air conditioner ready for warm weather and found that parts of it were broken or worn out, it's good that you found out early enough to get the repairs done before temperatures reach into the 80s, 90s, and above. While you wait for your appointment, you can do more to get the system and your home ready.