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Emergency Gas Furnace, Heater and AC Repair Service in Chester, NY

SOS XTREME Comfort® provides the best heating and cooling repair services in Chester. 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 Chester 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 Chester we also service the following nearby towns:
Arden, Bellvale, Blooming Grove, Bullville, Campbell Hall, Central Valley, Chester, Circleville, Cornwall, Cornwall On Hudson, Cuddebackville, Florida, Fort Montgomery, Goshen, Greenwood Lake, Harriman, Highland Falls, Highland Mills, Howells, Huguenot, Johnson, Maybrook, Middletown, Monroe, Montgomery, Mountainville, New Hampton, New Milford, New Windsor, Newburgh, Otisville, Pine Bush, Pine Island, Port Jervis, Rock Tavern, Salisbury Mills, Slate Hill, Southfields, Sparrow Bush, Sterling Forest, Sugar Loaf, Thompson Ridge, Tuxedo Park, Unionville, Vails Gate, Walden, Warwick, Washingtonville, West Point, Westtown
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Q: What does HVAC mean?
A: You may have heard this expression before. It is generally used in the industry to refer to your heating and cooling system. It literally stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Q: What kind of maintenance do I need to do on my heating and air conditioning unit?
A: The key to HVAC maintenance is adequate ventilation. This indicates that everything that reduces airflow should be instantly resolved. Things like dust, debris, or dirt should be removed. Your air filters should typically be clean for proper circulation. A yearly tune-up on your AC should be arranged in the springtime and a yearly tune-up on your furnace should be arranged in the fall time.
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 main reason for this is since your system calls for adequate air flow in order to work. A dirty air filter will stop your system from working properly. The filter acts somewhat like a lung and it filters out pollutants from your air. It tries to keep your home free from dust, allergens, and even germs. Furthermore, a filthy air filter puts strain on your system which causes it to work harder. This turns into higher home heating and cooling costs. There are various types of filters accessible. Make sure to find out the regularity at which your filter needs to be changed. It should be printed on the packaging label of your filter. We suggest that you check your filters on a once per month basis. No matter what the label says, you will require to change your filter as often as required. If you see that it is dirty, then be sure to change it out for a new one. Variables such as animals or dusty climates can make a big difference on how frequently it has to be changed. An expert Chester HVAC service company will be able to help you on what style of filter works well for your kind of system.
Q: How do I recognize when to switch out my air filter?
A: There is no concrete solution to this question. This is due to the fact that one household will certainly call for a different quantity of filter changes than another. A property that has household pets or is located in a dusty environment will need more filter changes. Nevertheless, it is advisable to inspect them once a month. Mark the calendar as a reminder. Life can get hectic and remembering something like inspecting your HVAC filter can slip through the cracks. When you examine it, thoroughly examine it. Be sure that it does not appear dirty. Never let more than 90 days between air filter changes. In addition, when it does seem dirty, make sure to swap it out even if you just removed and replaced it a couple of weeks ago. The key to an adequately working HVAC system is proper filtration.
Q: Should a loud noise coming out of my AC and heating unit be something that concerns me?
A: A noisy heating and cooling system can be irritating to you and your next-door neighbors. Even though your system seems to be operating well, no one wishes to know when your system is kicking on or off. This is particularly the case when your unit is in close distance to a bedroom window. Also, sound pollution is a legitimate dilemma and a loud HVAC system definitely adds to it. The main reason that your equipment is so noisy is typically because of the following:

  • Your unit is much older
  • The type of unit you have
  • Your compressor-insulted or not

Thankfully, new systems have sound ratings that you can compare. Most present day 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 close by.
Q: What should I turn my thermostat to: on or auto?
A: You need to utilize the ‘auto setting’. This means that air will be distributed throughout your house on an ‘as need’ basis. It is the more energy efficient setting of the two. When you set your thermostat to the ‘on’ position, it runs continually. Although this generates an even temperature throughout your home, it also uses a lot more energy. It is recommended to use the ‘auto’ setting so that you don’t have very high home heating and air conditioning charges.
Q: How can I make my unit work more efficiently without needing to upgrade it?
A: Even when you don’t want to remove and replace your unit, there are a number of tasks that you should do to your current system that will help it function more economically. A few of them are listed here:

  • Don’t forget to schedule a tune-up in the spring and in the fall. Research studies indicate that homeowners who accomplish this save approximately 5%-10% on their utility charges.
  • Change out your dirty air filters. A filthy air filter greatly impacts the quantity of energy that your system needs to perform. A filthy air filter will make your system operate harder which costs you a lot more. You ought to buy top quality energy efficient filters. They keep your system cleaner while greatly improving energy efficiency and enhancing indoor air quality.
  • Don’t shut or close your air vents. The secret to a more energy efficient system is suitable air flow. Your equipment will need to breathe in order for it to accomplish its job.
  • Keep your outside unit unobstructed and clutter-free. Clear away anything that might obstruct air circulation surrounding your machine.

Q: I just bought a new cooling and heating unit. Should I have a programmable thermostat put in also?
A: A programmable thermostat can work wonders on your home heating and cooling costs. Unless you have the memory of an elephant, it turns your thermostat up or down based on your set schedule. This indicates that you don’t have the chore of leaving for the day and remembering to set the temperature. Let’s be realistic. In the craziness of life, many individuals are scrambling out the door and just don’t have the time to consider things like that. Your programmable thermostat remembers for you. This saves money on cooling and heating costs by changing the temp up or down when you are not home. You will not pay to heat or cool an empty house. It also keeps your home at a more comfortable temperature level given that you can get out of bed to a warm house in the winter and in the summer, you can come home from work to a suitably cooled home.
Q: My furnace/air conditioner functions although it is older. Why should I change it?
A: There are a couple of reasons to remove and replace your system. In your instance, when your system is much more than 12 years old, then it does not function as efficiently. This is due to the fact that systems lose their efficiency as they get older. This equates into higher electricity charges simply because it has to work more to try to keep your home comfortable. An updated unit can certainly make a huge difference on your electrical power costs and your home’s comfort levels. By keeping your old unit, you are paying much more monthly than you have to be. You can save as much as 50% of your operating expenses. This means that you will get your return on your investment quickly. You might not wish to get a new unit but you will be glad that you did when you realize that it pays itself off quickly and after that, you will have the ability to invest your money on other things outside of home heating and cooling expenses.
Q: I like to landscape my yard in the spring. Can I plant near my outdoor unit?
A: Landscaping your lawn can be fun-filled and an excellent way to beautify your outside areas. When it comes down to your exterior equipment, you must take care. It needs to have room to be able to breathe. This suggests that you have to provide 18 inches above and across your unit for adequate air circulation. This will permit it to perform as needed to make sure that your home will feel comfortable. If you take the chance of planting too close to it, then you could possibly wind up needing a preventable repair job.
Q: The temperature inside of my house is fine but my unit’s fan seems to be working all of the time. What should I do?
A: Check your thermostat. Homeowners mistakenly set it to the on position as opposed to the auto setting. The on setting causes your fan to blow all the time which takes more electricity.

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