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Q: What does HVAC mean?
A: You may have heard this expression before. It is often 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 want to do on my cooling and heating unit?
A: The trick to HVAC routine service is correct airflow. This means that just about anything that reduces airflow should be instantly resolved. Things like dust, debris, or dirt should be removed. Your air filters should generally be clean for proper circulation. A yearly tune-up on your A/C should be set up in the spring season and a yearly tune-up on your heating system should be scheduled in the autumn season.
Q: Why do I need to change my air filter?
A: Changing your air filter is among the crucial components to an effective working HVAC system. It enables your system to have air flow. An added advantage is that it also boosts indoor air quality by always keeping your home free from dust, allergens, and germs. The regularity of changing your filter varies depending on the type of filter that you buy. Some need monthly replacement whereas, others may need to be changed more frequently. Also, the environment in which you live also makes a difference . A competent Greentown HVAC service company will be able to inform you on what sort of filter works best for your style of system.
Q: How do I have an idea of when my air conditioning unit, furnace, or HVAC system is still under warranty?
A: Your equipment should have a label on it. Locate 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 warranty.
Q: Should I wrap my outside unit during the wintertime?
A: Your exterior machine should not be covered during the winter months. Regardless of whether a snowstorm is expected, your unit can handle it. These systems are manufactured to endure even the chilliest of weather conditions. Covering it can result in some unplanned problems. If an individual were to accidentally turn on the air conditioning unit, it can damage the condenser and its parts.
Q: How can I make my system work more efficiently without having to upgrade it?
A: When you don’t prefer to upgrade your system, you ought to properly maintain it. This means that you, as the house owner, need to do some preventative upkeep on your system as well as plan a tune-up every 6 months. It is a good idea to organize one in the spring just before the heat hits and organize one in the fall, before the cold weather arrives. By doing this, you can greatly improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC system by nearly 5% -10%. This makes a big difference on your energy bill. One more tactic to keep your HVAC system energy efficient is by simply changing out dirty air filters. Be sure that you don’t opt for the least expensive filters. They ordinarily get filthy quite frequently which affects the amount of power your heating and cooling system uses. When you purchase high quality filters, it keeps your system clean which means into big savings since it will not have to work as hard. Make sure not to shut the registers or vents in your home. The secret to making your system run adequately is suitable air circulation. Don’t forget about your outside unit. Be sure to enable suitable space all around your outdoor unit for it to ‘breathe’.
Q: I should purchase a new heating/cooling system. How do I choose the ideal one for me?
A: First and foremost, you have to think about the size of the unit. Don’t be drawn to buy an over-sized unit, expecting that it will heat or cool down your house a lot quicker than a smaller sized one. Some homeowners think that a smaller unit will decrease their home heating and air conditioning costs. A unit that is too small will not save money on your electric bill. Some people have the mistaken belief that size is a choice. In fact, it is not. The size of your machine needs to match the size of your ductwork. If not, your home will not feel comfortable and your power charges will skyrocket. A Greentown, Pennsylvania HVAC company will be able to help you figure out what size your home needs for it to do its job well. A perfectly sized unit will keep your home comfortable and in an energy efficient manner. Make sure to ask your HVAC professional about operating rates for the brand new system that you want. Make sure to choose one that pays itself off. New systems are so energy efficient that you will undoubtedly see a difference on your electric charges and that is how you get a gain from your financial investment.
Q: I just bought a new heating and air conditioning system. Should I have a programmable thermostat installed as well?
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 temperature up or down based on your set schedule. This means that you don’t have the duty of heading out for the day and remembering to set the temperature. Let’s be honest. In the stress of life, most people are rushing out the door and simply don’t have enough time to remember things like that. Your programmable thermostat remembers for you. This saves money on heating and air conditioning fees by changing the temperature level 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 since you can get out of bed to a warmer house in the winter and in the summer, you can return from work to a pleasingly cooled house.
Q: I understand that I should have my furnace inspected in the autumn and my AC checked in the springtime. Why can’t I have both tested at the same time?
A: The entire objective of having your system looked at is to make sure that it is functioning adequately. This means it is capable of keeping your home comfortable while being energy efficient. By tuning up your system both in the fall and in the early spring, a Greentown HVAC professional will have the ability to evaluate them right before they are going to be put to use the most. It will provide more of a proper result of how your system is functioning during that time of season.
Q: Will a brand-new Greentown HVAC system lower my electrical bills?
A: New HVAC machines are more energy-efficient than their previous comparable versions . By law, they must have a 13 SEER or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This indicates that they are remarkably energy efficient. There are also systems that have a greater SEER rating than 13. The higher the rating, the more efficient that it is. With a 13 SEER, you can save as high as 50% on operating charges.
Q: My furnace/air conditioner gets the job done even though it is outdated. Why should I replace it?
A: There are a couple of reasons to remove and replace your system. In your situation, when your system is more than 12 years old, then it does not work as efficiently. This is because systems lose their efficiency as they grow older. This translates into higher energy statements since it has to work more to try to keep your home comfortable. A brand-new unit can certainly make an improvement on your energy expenses and your home’s comfort levels. By keeping your old unit, you are paying more each month than you have to be. You can save as high as 50% of your operating costs. This means 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 see that it pays itself off rapidly and after that, you will have the capacity to invest your money on other things outside of home cooling and heating expenses.
Q: I want to landscape my home in the spring. Can I plant near my outside unit?
A: Landscaping your yard is fun and a fantastic way to spruce up your outdoor areas. When it concerns your outside unit, you need to take care. It needs plenty of space 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 run as required to ensure that your home will feel comfortable. If you take the risk of planting too close to it, then you could possibly find yourself requiring a preventable repair job.
Q: The temperature inside of my home is fine but my unit’s fan seems to be working all of the time. What should I do?
A: If your fan seems to be operating all of the time, then it is likely that your thermostat is on the ‘on’ setting. Although this setting creates more of an even temperature all throughout your house, it definitely will make your electrical power bills escalate.
Q: Can I shut doorways and air vents to rooms that aren’t ordinarily used?
A: No. You should refrain from doing this for the reason that a system is specifically constructed to match the ductwork and the comfort requirements of your home. When you do close it off, you overwork your system’s blower motor, causing it to work harder. This will make it less energy-efficient since it will cycle more often.
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