The Pacific Northwest is a beautiful place to live with a mostly mild climate. But with summer time humidity and the thermometer getting down to almost freezing in winter you will want to keep your systems for heating and cooling in Tacoma working properly. By learning a few details about how they work you may be able to keep them maintained properly so they will last longer.
One of the most common types of furnaces uses natural gas for its fuel. There are also ones that burn propane or heating oil. They all work the same basic way. Once you set the temperature the thermostat sends a signal to the burner to start working to heat your home. The hot air that’s created goes through a heat exchanger and into a vent. Your furnace has a motor in it to circulate the hot air. It pulls air out of the exchanger and along with other furnace components forces the air into the ducts. Many furnaces and other parts used for both heating and cooling in Tacoma are usually very efficient when first installed. However, over time they may start needing more energy to work properly. You should check the air filters to make sure they are not clogged. Your filters need to be kept clean so that dirt does not get into the ducts and get in the way of the circulating air flow. You may also want to check your furnace to find out its efficiency rating. If you furnace works at 80% efficiency you can have it converted to one that works at 90% to help lower your energy bill.
When it comes to staying cool, there are more than a dozen popular brands of air conditioning systems on the market. And by following many of the preventive maintenance procedures used to maintain systems used for heating and cooling Tacoma you may be able to prolong the life of your air conditioner. There are three basic parts of this system, a condenser, compressor and evaporator. Your evaporator is probably located inside your home next to your furnace. The condenser and compressor is outside next to your home. Flowing through the system is a chemical that helps transfer heat. All of the components work together to take the heat from your home and transfer it to the outside. You will want to have a technician service the system to make sure there are no leaks or other problems.