SOS XTREME Comfort® provides the best heating and cooling repair services in High Falls. 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 High Falls 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 High Falls we also service the following nearby towns:
Clintondale, Gardiner, High Falls, Highland, Marlboro, Milton, Modena, New Paltz, Plattekill, Rosendale, Walker Valley, Wallkill
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Q: What does HVAC signify?
A: You may have heard this expression before. It is regularly 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 care do I have to do on my heating and air conditioning system?
A: As a house owner, maintaining your system is certainly not brain surgery. There are a number of details that you ought to keep in mind. The principle aspect to be aware of is efficient airflow. This suggests that you will need to check your air filters frequently and change them out when they are dirty. It also means that you need to make sure that your air vents aren’t closed off by items such as household furniture. Actually, don’t even close up air vents to spaces that are less regularly used. You are making your system run harder than need be, using more electrical power to do so, and wasting money. Finally, be sure to set up an annual tune-up on your AC system. This must be performed in the springtime. Schedule an annual tune-up on your heating system in the autumn.
Q: Why do I need to replace my air filter?
A: Keeping your air filter clean is the fundamental to an effective working HVAC system. Consequently, it is vital to switch it out when it gets filthy. Your air filter might not look like it does much but, as a matter of fact, it is a key element for the operation of your device. It keeps your house dust-free while protecting against you from being exposed to allergens and germs. A filthy filter puts pressure on your system’s motor. It makes it run inefficiently and it will not cool or heat your house correctly. When it runs inefficiently, then it makes it work harder to do its job. The harder it works, the more it costs you. Make sure to check your filters regularly. If it is filthy, then be sure to swap it out for a new one. Although the type of filter that you purchase might instruct you to swap it out every 90 days, certain factors will alter how frequently you have to swap it out. These factors involve animals and whether or not the climate that you live in is dusty. A knowledgeable High Falls HVAC service company will have the ability to inform you on what type of filter functions best for your type of system.
Q: How do I know when to remove and replace my air filter?
A: The necessity to replace your filter changes from one home to another. Some home or apartments are dustier or have furry household pets which will call for a filter change more often. It is advisable to examine it on a monthly basis. Some residences will want to change their filter each month. Some homes will need to change it every 90 days. This holds true if the residence is using a premium quality filter and certain variables that make a filter dirtier more frequently are not present. Regardless, check it once a month and if it looks dirty, then be sure to change it out.
Q: How do I recognize when my cooling system, 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. Typically, if it is under 5 years old, then it is still under warranty. This often tends to change by manufacturer and installation company. Your HVAC service company, like SOS XTREME Comfort®, should be able to tell you and determine the status of your manufacturer’s warranty.
Q: Should a loud noise coming out of my AC and heating system be something that concerns me?
A: A noisy HVAC unit can be annoying to you and your next-door neighbors. Whether or not your unit seems to be operating well, no one wants to know when your system is kicking on or off. This is usually the situation when your unit is in close distance to a bedroom window. Also, sound pollution is a serious dilemma and a noisy HVAC system definitely contributes to it. The reason that your unit is so loud is generally 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 built to be quieter than their earlier counterparts. Sound ratings will help you as to which model might work great for you. A quieter model will be preferable if there is a bedroom close by.
Q: What are the reasons for indoor air pollution?
A: Factors to indoor air pollution can differ. Some might actually shock you. Specific items in your household have substances that release fumes or gases. These include:
- Home furnishings
- Drapes or window curtains
- Cleaning products
Since newer homes are constructed so tightly, they do not breathe as well as older homes do. While this may make for an extremely energy efficient home, it also promotes to indoor air pollution. The build-up of gases and fumes lead to indoor air pollution. This can be avoided by having an HVAC system that enables proper airflow. With a whole house ventilation system, a homeowner can enjoy an extremely energy efficient house without the concern of indoor air pollution.
Q: Should I cover up my outdoor unit over the winter?
A: Your outdoor machine should not be covered during the cold season. Even if a blizzard is expected, your unit can handle it. These heating and cooling systems are produced to endure even the coldest of weather conditions. Covering it can result in some unforeseen issues. If someone were to mistakenly start up the air conditioning unit, it can damage the condenser and its components.
Q: What should I turn my thermostat to: on or auto?
A: You really should use the ‘auto setting’. This means that air will be circulated throughout your home 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 all the time. Although this provides a balanced temperature all throughout your home, it also takes a lot more power. It is a good idea to use the ‘auto’ setting so that you don’t have great home heating and air conditioning costs.
Q: I have purchased a brand new furnace and air conditioning unit. How much time should I expect it to last?
A: Ordinarily, a brand-new furnace or air conditioner should last roughly 10-20 years when it is appropriately maintained. Nevertheless, some house owners elect to replace them far sooner than that due to the fact that as a system gets older, it is less efficient. Life expectancies of units differ. Proper installation and maintenance are the main factors that influence the life-span of a cooling and heating system. By adequately taking care of it, you will ensure that your system runs more efficiently. Make sure to find a High Falls HVAC company, like SOS XTREME Comfort®, to maintain your heating and air conditioning system.
Q: I just invested in a new heating and cooling system. Should I have a programmable thermostat put in also?
A: Homeowners who have installed these devices are glad that they did. The reason why is simply because they are saving money. You can set this kind of thermostat to increase or bring down the temp in your home based on your schedule. This genuinely works when you have a regular schedule. Outside of saving you money on your power costs, a programmable thermostat can also provide more comfort. It can heat up your home right before you get out of bed in the morning!
Q: Will a new High Falls HVAC system lower my utility bills?
A: A new High Falls HVAC system will surely save you money. It will lower your home heating and cooling expenses. A system’s efficiency is established by its SEER rating. SEER is a term in the HVAC trade that denotes Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. New models are required by regulation to have a minimum 13 SEER rating. With a SEER 13, operating expenses could be lowered by as much as 50%. This says that, yes, your brand new system will most certainly reduce your energy bills.
Q: The temperature inside of my house 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 operating all of the time, then it is likely that your thermostat is on the ‘on’ position. Even though this setting creates more of an even temperature throughout your house, it certainly will make your energy bills increase.