SOS XTREME Comfort® provides the best heating and cooling repair services in Branchville. Our technicians are trained in the very latest technology and can work on all brands of oil, propane, electric and gas heating systems and central air conditioning systems.
We service, repair and install:
- Oil Heat Systems
- Gas Furnaces, Boilers and Heating Systems
- Propane Heating Systems
- Electric Heat Pumps
- Central Air Conditioning Systems
- Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems
At SOS XTREME Comfort®, we specialize in creating comfortable environments in homes and businesses. We have been helping customers in and around Branchville since 1934. Give us a call today to get your heating or cooling system serviced or installed.
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In addition to servicing Branchville we also service the following nearby towns:
Branchville, Franklin, Glenwood, Hamburg, Highland Lakes, Lafayette, Mc Afee, Montague, Sussex, Vernon
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Q: What does HVAC imply?
A: HVAC means heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Q: What type of upkeep do I need to do on my cooling and heating unit?
A: The most suitable tactic to always keep your unit working very well is by being sure that it has proper air circulation. When you have dirty air filters, blocked registers or air vents, or debris around your exterior unit, then you are not adequately taking care of your unit. Be sure that, as a property owner, that you are very conscious of this and keep your system clean. Be sure to organize a tune-up in the preseason. One should be arranged in the springtime for your AC and one more ought to be scheduled in the fall for your heating system.
Q: Why do I need to replace my air filter?
A: You can’t possibly use an HVAC system without changing the air filter out when it gets filthy. The reason for this is because your system calls for sufficient air flow in order to run. A filthy air filter will hinder your system from doing the job properly. The filter acts kind of like a lung and it filters out impurities from your air. It helps keep your house free from dust, allergens, and even germs. Moreover, a filthy air filter puts pressure on your system which causes it to work harder. This equates into higher home heating and cooling expenses. There are different types of filters readily available. Make sure to learn the consistency at which your filter needs to be replaced. It should be printed on the packaging label of your filter. We advise that you check your filters on a once a month basis. Regardless of what the label says, you will want to change your filter as frequently as required. If you see that it is dirty, then be sure to swap it out for a new one. Factors such as family pets or dusty climates can make a huge difference on how frequently it needs to be changed. A seasoned Branchville HVAC service company will be able to advise you on what style of filter works most effectively for your type of system.
Q: How do I recognize when to replace my air filter?
A: There is no solid solution to this question. This is simply because one household will definitely need a different quantity of filter changes than another. A property that has family pets or is located in a dusty environment will need more filter changes. Nevertheless, it is recommended to check them once a month. Mark the calendar as a reminder. Life can get very busy and just remembering something like inspecting your HVAC filter can slip through the cracks. When you look at it, thoroughly examine it. Make sure that it does not seem dirty. Never let more than 90 days between air filter changes. Furthermore, when it does appear dirty, be sure to swap it out even if you just changed it a couple of weeks ago. The solution to an efficiently working HVAC system is proper filtration.
Q: Should a loud noise coming out of my air conditioning unit and heating system be something that worries me?
A: A noisy heating and cooling system can be problematic to you and your next-door neighbors. Whether or not your unit seems to be operating decently, no one wishes to know when your system is kicking on or off. This is mainly the case when your unit is in close proximity to a bedroom window. Also, sound pollution is a genuine problem and a loud HVAC system definitely promotes it. The reason that your machine is so rackety is generally because of the following:
- Your unit is older
- The type of unit you have
- Your compressor-insulted or not
Thankfully, new systems have sound ratings that you can review. Most contemporary units are constructed to be quieter than their earlier counterparts. Sound ratings will guide you as to which model might work better for you. A quieter model will be preferable if there is a bedroom nearby.
Q: I have become aware of the real dangers of CO. Is this something I have to be concerned about?
A: Carbon monoxide gas is one thing that you should absolutely be concerned about. It is well-advised to use a CO sensor in your house considering that you will not be able to identify whether there is a leak in your home otherwise. Proper attention and upkeep of your HVAC system can prevent CO leaks.
Q: What does IAQ mean?
A: IAQ is a term that is used in the industry that represents Indoor Air Quality. Although many people have regularly heard of outdoor air pollution, indoor air pollution is a problem. This term denotes that the quantity of air pollution that is present in a home or even a building. According to the American Lung Association, being exposed to pollutants takes place more often indoors than out of the house by a significant amount. This is why it is essential to have an HVAC system that greatly improves IAQ and really aids homeowners who deal with respiratory issues and allergy symptoms.
Q: What are the causes of indoor air pollution?
A: Indoor air pollution is an issue that should be addressed by all house owners. This is particularly the case for property owners who have a newly built house. These houses are constructed so tightly that they do not aerate as well as older homes do. A tightly built home allows the greatest energy efficiency. Nevertheless, it indicates that house owners ought to have a whole house ventilation system to avoid being exposed. Factors to indoor air pollution are:
- Household furniture
- Drapes or curtains
- Chemical cleaning items
These products give off fumes and gases that build up. The build up of these gases and fumes is the top source of indoor air pollution.
Q: Should I cover up my outside unit during the winter weather?
A: Do not cover your unit. These units are produced to survive the harshest of the winter seasons. If a circumstance were to take place where somebody in your household activates the AC when it is covered, then many complications can develop. Mainly, your condenser and its parts are majorly damaged.
Q: What should I turn my thermostat to: on or auto?
A: You can set your thermostat to the auto setting. This allows the fan to run only when it is required. Most people prefer this setting because it is the most energy efficient. The on setting can be used when you prefer to have air continuously filtered through your house. The air is spread and it can supply a more even temperature through your home. Even so, it does use additional power to do this. Modern central heaters have fan motors that have this function.
Q: I want to buy a new heating/cooling system. How do I choose the best one for me?
A: When it relates to your HVAC unit, size does count. Some property owners believe that if they buy a large unit, then they will have more of a comfortable home or that it will do the job a lot more efficiently. Others think that if they buy a little unit, then they will be saving money on their electrical power expenses. The truth is that you need an unit that matches the ducting system in your house. This is the only way that a unit will effectively cool down or heat your home. To identify what size you really require, you will need to call a Branchville, New Jersey HVAC expert. They will have the capacity to calculate what size your system requires in order to keep your house comfortable while using the least quantity of electrical power. They will also be able to identify what the operating expense will be of a new system. You really want to choose a system that makes your financial investment rewarding. Many new systems are so energy efficient that the reductions that you gain on your energy bill will eventually payoff the price of an updated system.
Q: I just bought a new heating and air conditioning system. Should I have a programmable thermostat installed as well?
A: People who have installed these devices are happy that they did. The reason is simply because they are saving money. You can set this type of thermostat to raise or reduce the temperature level at home based on your routine. This truly works when you have a regular schedule. Beyond saving you money on your energy bill, a programmable thermostat can also provide more comfort. It can heat up your home before you get out of bed in the early morning!
Q: I recognize that I should have my furnace inspected in the autumn and my AC system looked at in the springtime. Why can’t I have both of these evaluated at the exact same time?
A: Your equipment ought to be inspected to make sure that it is running efficiently. It also ensures that it is operating properly and safely. It is wise to examine each system before you need them the most. The autumn and the early spring will let an HVAC company to completely run your system and will give your licensed contractor a more accurate analysis of how your system is doing.
Q: My furnace/air conditioner functions though it is older. Why should I removed and replace it?
A: There are a couple of reasons to remove and replace your system. In your scenario, when your system is much more than 12 years old, then it does not work as efficiently. This is due to the fact that systems lose their efficiency as they get older. This translates into higher electricity expenses because it has to work harder to try to keep your home comfortable. A brand-new unit can surely make an improvement on your electric statements and your home’s comfort levels. By keeping your old unit, you are paying much more monthly than you need to be. You can save as high as 50% of your operating costs. This indicates that you will get your return on your investment quickly. You might not want to pay for a new unit but you will be glad that you did when you realize that it pays itself off rapidly and then, you will be able to spend your money on other things outside of home heating and cooling expenses.
Q: I like to landscape my lawn in the springtime. Can I plant near my exterior unit?
A: You can grow plants around your unit but we recommend that you leave 18 inches all around your unit unobstructed from any plants. This allows for proper air circulation which your unit needs in order to run properly. Alternatively, your system could get too hot which results in an unwanted service phone call.
Q: Can I shut doorways and vents to rooms that aren’t commonly used?
A: No. You should not do this simply because a system is exclusively designed to match the ductwork and the comfort necessities of your home. When you do close it off, you overwork your system’s blower motor, causing it to work harder. This makes it less energy efficient because it will cycle more often.