Some Things to Consider
At Timothy Off, we have plenty of customers whose HVAC units are located in the attic (as opposed to the basement or a utility closet). Attic climates are much different from home or basement climates, so our Malvern air conditioning company has a few tips for you to consider:
**If you have an attic fan (not a power ventilator), make sure you turn it on during very hot days. Attics can reach up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit and extreme heat is never good for HVAC units.
**If you’ve scheduled an appointment with one of our specialists, make sure there’s a clear-cut path to your HVAC unit (meaning move all of those storage boxes and bags). A path will not only help our technician get to your unit, but it will also prevent you from having to deal with an injury.
**Make sure you don’t have any holes in your attic where your air conditioning can leak out. Do a thorough search and if you find any, patch them up as soon as possible. You’ll not only save energy, you’ll save money as well.
**Cool down your home early in the morning. This is the point of the day where your attic will be the coolest and your air conditioner will be able to work more efficiently.
**Put a drain pan underneath your HVAC unit with a safety switch (which should be connected to the system’s low-voltage circuit). If water gets into the pan due to an overflow, the switch will activate and can save you costly repairs to your sheet rock.
**Remember that HVAC service to an attic unit is best done in the morning or at night when temperatures aren’t so hot, so please be mindful of our technicians when you call to schedule an appointment.
**Make sure your attic is properly insulated and properly ventilated. This will give you the best HVAC efficiency.