Air Conditioning, Heating and Ventilation

The comfort that is provided by our air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems is very important. Sometimes we take this for granted until we are without these systems. Please continue reading for important and helpful information regarding these systems.

Air Conditioning:

The air conditioning and furnace unit is usually located in the attic or a mechanical room. The supply registers located in each room are adjustable. The filter for the air conditioning unit is located in the return air grill which is typically found in a central hall way or the mechanical room. This filter should be changed monthly. The thermostat is typically installed in the same hall as the return air grill.

Your home is equipped with a high-quality heating and air condition system that complies with local and state energy codes. With proper care, the systems will provide many years of enjoyable, dependable service. You should read the instructions and become familiar with the heating and air conditioning systems before you use them.

The air conditioning and furnace unit is designed to maintain a comfortable temperature within the home. The unit works best when set at a desirable temperature and left alone. Once the home and all of the contents within it have reached the desired temperature, the system will cycle on and off to maintain this temperature. This is more efficient and cost effective than shutting off the unit which would require extensive heating or cooling to achieve the desired temperature. This will also help to prevent wood and drywall from being damaged due to excessive heat or cold, especially if your home is left unoccupied for an extensive amount of time.

Refrigerant passes through the coils in the condenser and then to the AC unit in the attic or mechanical room. The condenser should be level and free from any obstruction such as plants, bushes, or fences. The pad that the condenser sits on should remain level to insure proper operation. Also, be sure to maintain proper drainage around the unit.

The condensation lines must also be monitored. They must be kept free of obstructions. If you see water coming out of the upper condensate line this is an indication that the condensate drain pan in the attic is plugged. This will need to be cleared as soon as possible. Contact your HVAC installer or the Fulton Homes customer care department.

Heating:

The HVAC System is designed to maintain desired temperature. To Heat or Cool set the thermostat to a desired temperature and let the system work as designed. It is not recommended to turn the unit off and on. The air conditioning and heating system is designed to cool your home 30 degrees lower than the outside air temperature with a minimum of 78 degrees. For calculation purposes the measurements are taken at the center of any room at five feet above the floor.

The heating and cooling system in the basement is total electric; gas is not used for heating.

You will need to balance your HVAC register at different times of the year due to temperature changes. This involves the adjustment of the registers in each room to control the air flow into that room. This will help to keep an equal temperature throughout your home.

Some homes are equipped with a Zoning system. This system allows specific rooms to be heated and cooled at different temperatures for your needed comfort. There is a separate heat and cold sensor in the rooms that are controlled by this system. The temperature is controlled by a thermostat in that room or at the main thermostat. Your HVAC system has extended warranties available. Please see your HVAC owner’s manual for specific operations of this system.

Venting:

There are exhaust vents located in your bathrooms, kitchen and utility room. These systems help to remove steam and moisture in these areas. The bathroom and utility room vents are in the ceiling. The Kitchen hood vent is located over the range or cook top. This is a standard feature in all Fulton homes.

Attic Spaces and Ventilation:

Do not store anything in your attic. This may void your structural warranty. High winds and rain may blow water in through these vents from time to time. This is not covered by your warranty. Do not block or close attic vents.

We hope this information helps prevent any issues with your air conditioning, heating and/or ventilation!

1 thought on “Air Conditioning, Heating and Ventilation

  1. It surely is important to keep your AC properly maintained and in good working order. You’ll not only save money on energy but also prolong its lifespan, thus avoiding costly early replacement.

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