SOS XTREME Comfort® provides the best heating and cooling repair services in Garnersville. 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 Garnersville 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 Garnersville we also service the following nearby towns:
Blauvelt, Central Nyack, Congers, Garnersville, Haverstraw, Hillburn, Monsey, Nanuet, New City, Orangeburg, Palisades, Pearl River, Piermont, Pomona, Sloatsburg, Sparkill, Spring Valley, Stony Point, Suffern, Tallman, Tappan, Thiells, Tompkins Cove, Valley Cottage, West Haverstraw, West Nyack
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Q: What does HVAC mean?
A: You may have heard this phrase before. It is frequently used in the industry to refer to your heating and cooling system. It literally stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Q: What type of routine maintenance do I have to do on my heating and cooling unit?
A: The secret to HVAC maintenance is efficient ventilation. This suggests that anything that reduces airflow should be instantly fixed. Things like dust, debris, or dirt should be removed. Your air filters should generally be clean for proper circulation. An annual tune-up on your AC should be scheduled in the spring season and an annual tune-up on your heating system should be scheduled in the autumn season.
Q: Why do I need to change 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 demands sufficient air flow just to run. A dirty air filter will hinder 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 pressure on your system which causes it to work harder. This turns into higher home heating and cooling expenses. There are various types of filters available. Be sure to figure 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 monthly basis. Regardless of what the label says, you will require to change your filter as often as needed. If you see that it is dirty, then be sure to change it out for a new one. Variables such as family pets or dusty environments can make a big difference on how often it should be changed. A skilled Garnersville HVAC company will be able to inform you on what style of filter works most effectively for your type of system.
Q: How do I figure out when to replace 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 household that has pets or is located in a dusty climate will need more filter changes. Regardless, it is advisable to look at them once a month. Mark the calendar as a reminder. Life can get very busy and just remembering something like taking a look at your HVAC filter can slip through the cracks. When you look at it, thoroughly examine it. Be sure that it does not look dirty. Never let more than 90 days between air filter changes. Additionally, when it does look dirty, make sure to swap it out even if you just changed it a couple of weeks ago. The trick to an efficiently working HVAC system is proper filtration.
Q: How do I identify when my air conditioner, central heater, or HVAC system is still under warranty?
A: Your equipment should have a label on it. Find the label and find the manufacture date. In most cases, if it is less than 5 years old, then it is still under warranty. This tends to change by manufacturer and installation company. Your HVAC service company, like SOS XTREME Comfort®, should be able to tell you and confirm the status of your manufacturer’s warranty.
Q: What does IAQ stand for?
A: IAQ is a term that most property owners should be aware of. It is a term that represents Indoor Air Quality. In the news bulletins and media, outdoor air pollution is a popular theme. Having said that, indoor air pollution presents more of a problem to property owners than outdoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution is identified as the amount of pollution that exists within a structure specifically your home. Exposure to these pollutants is more prevalent than you might realize. Newly constructed homes are built so that there is not enough airflow or exchange between outdoor and indoor air. This is fantastic for energy efficiency but it does pose a problem for air quality. A house owner can prevent this problem by having a system that is designed to make improvements to air quality.
Q: What are the causes of indoor air pollution?
A: As surprising as it may seem, many items contribute to indoor air pollution. Items such as carpeting, furniture, drapery, and even upholstery have compounds in them that are constantly emitting fumes or gases. The cleaning products that you use may contribute to indoor air pollution. Since newer homes are more energy efficient, this also means that they are not ventilated the way that older homes in the past do. They do not breathe. Therefore, the buildup of these gases and fumes cause indoor air pollution. Newer homes need a whole house ventilation system to combat the possibility of indoor air pollution so that homeowners can rest assured of their safety while enjoying their extremely energy-efficient home.
Q: What should I turn my thermostat to: on or auto?
A: You really should 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 consistently. Although this provides a balanced temperature within your home, it also takes a lot more power. 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 HVAC system work a bit more efficiently without having to exchange it?
A: Even though you don’t prefer to change out your system, there are a handful of things that you should do to your existing system that will help it run more successfully. A couple of them are below:
- Be sure to organize a tune-up in the spring season and in the fall. Studies reveal that people who carry this out save almost 5%-10% on their utility costs.
- Change out your filthy air filters. A dirty air filter notably impacts the level of energy that your system requires to perform. A dirty air filter will make your system run harder which costs you more. You ought to invest in high quality energy efficient filters. They keep your system cleaner while greatly improving energy efficiency and enhancing indoor air quality.
- Do not block off or close your air vents. The key to a more energy efficient system is good air flow. Your system has to breathe in order for it to carry out its job.
- Keep your exterior unit unobstructed and clutter-free. Eliminate anything that might limit air circulation surrounding your system.
Q: I know that I must have my furnace tested in the autumn and my air conditioning system inspected in the spring season. Why can’t I have both checked together?
A: Your system should certainly be looked at to make sure that it is functioning adequately. It also makes sure that it is performing properly and safely. It is a good idea to examine each system before you need them the most. The fall and the spring will allow an HVAC company to fully work your system and will give your licensed contractor a more accurate reading of how your system is working.
Q: Will a brand-new Garnersville HVAC system decrease my utility bills?
A: A new unit, especially when compared to older systems, are noticeably more energy efficient. It can save you as much as 50% on operating costs. More recent systems have a 13 SEER which is the minimum efficiency standard by law.
Q: I want to landscape my backyard in the early spring. Can I plant near my exterior unit?
A: You can grow plants around your unit but we advise that you leave 18 inches around your unit unobstructed from any plants. This allows for sufficient air airflow which your system calls for just to work without problems. Alternatively, your unit could overheat which can lead to an avoidable service phone call.
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: More than likely, your thermostat is set to the ‘on’ position. It is recommended to have it set to the ‘auto’ setting. This setting will conserve more energy. The other setting, or the ‘on’ setting, does create a pleasant balanced temperature throughout your home but it takes a considerable amount of energy to carry this out. It accomplishes this by making your fan blow constantly which equates into higher energy charges. The ‘auto’ position should be adequate for you to keep your home comfortable.
Q: Can I close off doors and air vents to areas that aren’t frequently used?
A: Do not shut rooms or air vents. Even though it might seem like common sense, it is a waste of your finances. Your unit is matched to the duct system in your house. When you close off rooms and air vents, it produces a lot of pressure and ramps up your blower, the center of your HVAC system. This causes it to be less efficient and increases your home power charges.