How often should I service my heating and cooling system?
Every year you should have it maintained and safety checked.
What is the warranty like on a new HVAC system?
10 years for a new furnace and AC as long as it is registered. A reputable Contractor will do that for you. Otherwise it’s a five year warranty on the parts. We give 2 years for the labor. Standard labor warranty is one year.
What Heating and Cooling System is right for my home?
It depends on your wants and needs. You should consult with a reputable contractor to decide what fits your budget, application needs and wants.
How do I know if I need a new heater or air conditioner?
The American Gas Association and the local gas companies did a study over several years and several hundreds of HVAC equipment. They concluded that HVAC equipment, as in Furnace and Air Conditioners, lasts 16-20 years.
How often should I check my air filter?
Same as above if you have a washable filter. Electronic air cleaners have four items to wash and clean. That’s one of the reasons they are pretty much obsolete.
What is the proper indoor humidity level?
Proper humidity is 35-40% RH.
Why do I need a humidifier?
A humidifier allows you to breathe better.It also will save money on your energy bill because it feels warmer with humidity in the air allowing you to lower your temperature and still feel comfortable. If you have wooden fioors it is a must to save your floors from cracking and Splitting.
Should I have my air ducts cleaned?
Yes you should. Especially if you have allergies or respiratory problems. You should have a High Efficiency air cleaner installed on your furnace too. In a typical ranch house, over fifty pounds of dirt is taken out of the duct work.
What size heating and air conditioning system do I need?
It depends on your house size and the heat loss and heat gain. Your comfort level is a determining factor as well. Consult with your contractor or comfort advisor to help you decide.
What type of heating and air conditioner should I get?
One that will keep you comfortable, lower your energy bills, helps keep you healthy, is in your budget and is installed by a reputable contractor that has high ratings in workmanship, integrity, and reliability.
What is the best way to heat and cool my home?
It depends on your home. You should consult with a comfort specialist to determine that.
What is better: Gas, Electric, or Oil?
Again it depends on your application and what is available in your area.
How do I know if my air quality is bad?
Look at your filter in a month’s time. If It needs to be replaced, your air quality is bad. Other factors too like allergy problems when living in the house etc.
How can I check or test my air quality?
An easy way is looking at your filter, Next is to look inside your duct work.