SOS XTREME Comfort® provides the best heating and cooling repair services in Hawley. 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 Hawley 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 Hawley we also service the following nearby towns:
Dingmans Ferry, Greeley, Greentown, Hawley, Lackawaxen, Matamoras, Milford, Millrift, Paupack, Rowland, Shohola, Tafton
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Q: What does HVAC stand for?
A: HVAC is an acronym that represents heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Q: What type of upkeep do I have to do on my heating and air conditioning system?
A: The best means to keep your system running efficiently is by making sure that it has proper air circulation. When you have unclean air filters, obstructed registers or air vents, or debris around your exterior unit, then you are not properly taking care of your system. Be sure that, as a property owner, that you are very aware of this and keep your system clean. Make sure to set up a tune-up in the preseason. One should be arranged in the spring for your AC and another should be scheduled in the fall for your heating unit.
Q: How do I figure out when to replace my air filter?
A: The need to change your filter changes from one house to another. Some houses are dustier or have furry family pets which will necessitate a filter change more often. It is suggested to examine it on a monthly basis. Some households have to change their filter every month. Some residences will need to change it every 90 days. This is the case if the house is using a top quality filter and certain variables that make a filter dirtier more frequently are not present. Regardless, check it once a calendar month and if it looks filthy, then make sure to switch it out.
Q: How do I have an idea of when my air conditioner, central heater, or HVAC system is still under warranty?
A: Your equipment should have a label on it. Locate the label and find the manufacture date. Usually, if it is no more than 5 years old, then it is still under warranty. This has the tendency 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 a loud noise coming out of my AC and heating system be something that worries me?
A: A rackety heating and cooling system can be bothersome to you and your neighbors. Whether or not your unit seems to be operating decently, no one wants 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, noise pollution is a legitimate dilemma and a loud HVAC system definitely adds to it. The main reason that your equipment is so loud is commonly because of the following:
- Your unit is older
- The kind of unit you have
- Your compressor-insulted or not
Fortunately, new systems have sound ratings that you can compare and contrast. Most model units are manufactured to be quieter than their earlier counterparts. Sound ratings will help you as to which model might work best for you. A quieter model will be more suitable if there is a bedroom nearby.
Q: Should I wrap my exterior unit through the wintertime?
A: Your exterior unit should not be covered during the winter months. Even if a blizzard is predicted, your machine can handle it. These heating and cooling systems are designed to tolerate even the chilliest of weather conditions. Covering it can bring about some unplanned complications. If another person were to mistakenly switch on the air conditioning unit, it can ruin the condenser and its parts.
Q: I have installed a brand-new furnace and air conditioner. For how long should I presume it to last?
A: This is based on a few aspects. When you buy a new furnace or air conditioner, they are fabricated to last roughly 15-20 years. It should be noted that systems end up being less energy efficient as they age. Therefore, a 12 year old HVAC system will not be as energy efficient as a brand-new one. You can really help your HVAC system last and function more efficiently by correctly maintaining it. Adequate installation also plays a role in the service life of an HVAC system. Make sure that it is installed correctly by choosing a reputable Hawley HVAC company, like SOS XTREME Comfort®.
Q: How can I make my unit work even more efficiently without having to upgrade it?
A: When you don’t wish to replace your system, you should properly maintain it. This means that you, as the homeowner, must do some preventative maintenance on your system as well as arrange a tune-up every 6 months. It is highly recommended to plan one in the early spring before the heat hits and plan one in the fall, just before the wintertime rolls in. By doing this, you can boost the energy efficiency of your design by roughly 5% -10%. This makes a major difference on your energy bill. Yet another tactic to keep your HVAC system energy efficient is by just simply changing out dirty air filters. Be sure that you don’t opt for the least expensive filters. They typically get filthy quite frequently which affects how much electrical power your HVAC system uses. When you purchase superior quality filters, it keeps your system clean which equates into big financial savings for the reason that it doesn’t have to perform as hard. Don’t forget not to shut the registers or air vents at home. The answer to making your system run effectively is proper air circulation. Don’t forget about your outside unit. Be sure to allow for alot of space around your exterior unit for it to ‘breathe’.
Q: I want to buy a new heating/cooling system. How do I choose the best one for me?
A: Most importantly, you should think about the size of the unit. Don’t be drawn to buy an over-sized unit, assuming that it will heat up or cool your home a lot faster than a smaller one. Some house owners assume that a smaller unit will reduce their home heating and cooling expenses. A unit that is too little will not save money on your electricity statements. Some individuals have the misconception that size is an option. As a matter of fact, it is not. The size of your machine should match the size of your ductwork. If not, your home will not feel comfortable and your energy bills will escalate. A Hawley, Pennsylvania HVAC professional will have the capacity to help you determine what size your home needs for it to do its job correctly. A properly sized unit will keep your home comfortable and in an energy efficient manner. Make sure to ask your HVAC service provider about operating expenses for the brand new system that you are interested in. Make sure to select one that pays itself off. New systems are so energy efficient that you will undoubtedly see a difference on your energy bills and that is how you get a return from your investment decision.
Q: I just invested in a new heating and cooling unit. Should I have a programmable thermostat put in as well?
A: Homeowners are becoming more attentive of the energy use in their houses. A practical device, like a programmable thermostat, is really helping property owners become more aware of their home heating and cooling expenses. It allows house owners to regulate the temperature of their property based on their needs and routines. This saves them a great deal of money considering that they don’t have to keep in mind to turn the thermostat up or down just before getting out of the house or just before going to sleep. In the craziness of life, numerous people neglect to do this. For instance, you can adjust your thermostat to warm your house right before you rise in the morning hours rather than waiting for you to get out of bed to do it. You can also do this just before you get home from work. It is quite a convenient, economical device.
Q: I know that I ought to have my furnace assessed in the autumn and my air conditioning unit looked at in the springtime. Why can’t I have the two checked at the exact same time?
A: The entire aim of having your system evaluated is to make sure that it is working adequately. This implies it is capable of keeping your house comfortable while being energy efficient. By checking your system both in the autumn and in the spring, a Hawley HVAC company will be able to inspect them right before they are going to be put to use the most. It will give them more of a precise reading of how your system is doing during that time of season.
Q: My furnace/air conditioner does work despite the fact that it is old. Why should I removed and replace it?
A: There are a few reasons to remove and replace your system. In your instance, when your system is over 12 years old, then it does not work as efficiently. This is simply because systems lose their efficiency as they grow older. This translates into higher energy bills since it has to work harder to keep your home comfortable. A new unit can most certainly make a difference on your energy charges and your home’s comfort levels. By keeping your old unit, you are paying much more each month than you have to be. You can save as much as 50% of your operating costs. This indicates that you will get your return on your investment quickly. You might not prefer to buy a new unit but you will be glad that you did when you notice 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 air conditioning costs.
Q: I want to landscape my backyard in the spring. Can I plant near my outside unit?
A: You can grow plants in close proximity to your unit but we propose that you leave 18 inches around your unit clear from any plants. This allows for adequate air airflow which your unit calls for just to run well. Alternatively, your unit could get too hot which can lead to an unwanted service call.
Q: The temperature inside of my home is fine but my unit’s fan seems to be running all of the time. What should I do?
A: If your fan seems to be running all of the time, then it is quite likely that your thermostat is on the ‘on’ setting. Even if this setting creates more of an even temperature throughout your house, it most definitely will make your power bills increase.
Q: Can I close off doors and air vents to rooms that aren’t continuously used?
A: Do not close off spaces or air vents. While it might feel like common sense, it is a waste of your resources. Your unit is matched to the duct system in your house. When you block air vents and rooms, it creates a lot of pressure and ramps up your blower, the center of your HVAC system. This will make it less efficient and raises your home energy invoices.