SOS XTREME Comfort® provides the best heating and cooling repair services in Hillsdale. 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 Hillsdale 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 Hillsdale we also service the following nearby towns:
Allendale, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, Emerson, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Franklin Lakes, Harrington, Haworth, Hillsdale, Mahwah, Montvale, New Milford, Northvale, Norwood, Oakland, Park Ridge, Ramsey, Ridgewood, Saddle River, Tenafly, Town Of Washing, Waldwick, Westwood, Woodcliff Lake
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Q: What does HVAC imply?
A: HVAC represents heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Q: What kind of preventative maintenance do I have to do on my heating and cooling system?
A: The most effective means to keep your device performing properly is by making sure that it has proper air circulation. When you have filthy air filters, blocked registers or air vents, or debris around your outside unit, then you are not adequately maintaining your system. Be sure that, as a homeowner , that you are very mindful 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 system and one more must be scheduled in the autumn for your heating unit.
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 purpose for this is because your system necessitates sufficient air flow in order to perform. A dirty air filter will hinder your system from operating properly. The filter acts somewhat like a lung and it filters out impurities from your air. It tries to keep your house free from dust, allergens, and even germs. Moreover, a dirty air filter puts stress on your system which causes it to work harder. This equates into higher home heating and cooling expenses. There are various types of filters accessible. Be sure to identify the frequency at which your filter needs to be changed. It should be printed on the packaging label of your filter. We advise that you check your filters on a once a month basis. Despite what the label says, you will need to change your filter as frequently as required. If you see that it is filthy, then be sure to switch it out for a new one. Variables such as animals or dusty climates can make a difference on how frequently it should be changed. An accomplished Hillsdale HVAC company will be able to help you on what variety of filter works best for your kind of system.
Q: Should a loud noise coming out of my air conditioning unit and heater be something that concerns me?
A: A noisy heating and cooling unit can be irritating to you and your neighbors. Whether or not your system seems to be running decently, no one wants to know when your system is kicking on or off. This is particularly the situation when your unit is in close vicinity to a bedroom window. Also, sound pollution is a serious issue and a noisy HVAC system definitely contributes to it. The reason that your system is so rackety is commonly because of the following:
- Your unit is older
- The type of unit you have
- Your compressor-insulted or not
Thankfully, 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 direct you as to which model might work better for you. A quieter model will be preferable if there is a bedroom nearby.
Q: What does IAQ stand for?
A: IAQ stands for Indoor Air Quality. Even though you may have heard of outdoor air pollution, indoor air pollution is equally as risky. In fact, it can be more of a complication just because there is even more exposure to this form of pollution than outdoor air pollution, as explained by the American Lung Association. Indoor air pollution is the presence of pollutants that exists within your home. New systems can help prevent indoor air pollution due to the fact that they are designed to help those who deal with allergies and respiratory system troubles. These are generally the types of symptoms that are revealed from indoor air pollution.
Q: How does my HVAC system move air through my home?
A: Air is pulled through vents by a fan. Then, the air travels through your air ducts that winds up in your system’s air handler. It is returned to the areas at home through the air vents or registers that are commonly situated on your wall, ceilings or floors.
Q: What should I set my thermostat to: on or auto?
A: If you really want to make your home as energy efficient as achievable, then don’t forget to set your thermostat to the ‘auto’ setting as an option. This setting makes the fan function only when it is needed. The ‘on’ setting makes your fan work nonstop. Though this is great when you want to have air constantly filtered through your home, it uses significantly more energy. This, is turn, will increase your power expenses.
Q: I have invested in a brand-new furnace and cooling system. How long should I presume it to last?
A: This is dependent on a handful of aspects. When you buy a new furnace or air conditioner, they are assembled to last approximately 15-20 years. It ought to be noted that heating and cooling systems come to be less energy efficient as they get older. Due to this fact, a 12 year old machine will not be as energy efficient as an updated one. You can help your current system last and run more efficiently by adequately taking care of it. Proper installation also plays a role in the life expectancy of an HVAC system. Make sure that it is installed correctly by choosing a reputable Hillsdale HVAC company, like SOS XTREME Comfort®.
Q: How can I make my unit work more efficiently without needing to upgrade it?
A: When you don’t really want to upgrade your unit, you should properly maintain it. This means that you, as the homeowner, need to do some preventative maintenance on your system and also arrange a tune-up every 6 months. It is recommended to plan one in the spring just before the heat hits and organize one in the fall, just before the winter rolls in. By carrying this out, you can greatly improve the energy efficiency of your design by approximately 5% -10%. This makes a huge difference on your electric bill. An additional method to keep your HVAC system energy efficient is by just simply changing out dirty air filters. Be sure that you don’t get the least expensive filters. They usually get dirty quite frequently which has an effect on the amount of electrical power your HVAC system uses. When you choose premium quality filters, it keeps your system clean which means into big savings given that it will not need to perform as hard. Be sure not to block off the registers or vents in your home. The secret to making your system run efficiently is ideal air circulation. Do not forget about your outside unit. Be sure to allow for ample space all around your exterior unit for it to ‘breathe’.
Q: I just bought a new cooling and heating system. Should I have a programmable thermostat put in too?
A: Homeowners who have installed programmable thermostats are glad that they did. The reason is simply because they are saving money. You can set this variety of thermostat to raise or decrease the temperature at home based on your schedule. This truly works when you have a regular schedule. Beyond saving you money on your utility expenses, a programmable thermostat can also provide further comfort. It can heat up your home right before you get out of bed in the morning!
Q: I recognize that I will need to have my furnace looked at in the fall and my AC unit looked at in the spring season. Why can’t I have both of these checked out at the same time?
A: Your equipment needs to be inspected to make sure that it is performing effectively. It also ensures that it is working properly and safely. It is recommended to examine each system before you need them the most. The fall and the spring will allow an HVAC expert to completely operate your system and will give your licensed contractor a more detailed analysis of how your system is working.
Q: Will an updated Hillsdale HVAC system reduce my electricity bills?
A: New HVAC units are more energy-efficient than their previous comparable versions . By requirement, they must have a 13 SEER or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This indicates that they are highly energy efficient. There are also styles that have a higher SEER rating than 13. The higher the rating, the more energy efficient that it is. With a 13 SEER, you can save as much as 50% on operating charges.
Q: My furnace/air conditioner functions though it is old. Why should I replace it?
A: Your cooling and heating system might work but it undoubtedly won’t work as adequately when it is 12 years old. As they get older, they lose their efficiency and this is reflected on your power bill monthly. When a unit loses its efficiency, it is a slow process so you may not recognize it immediately. When you invest in a brand new unit, you will get the gain from your investment quite rapidly. You can save as much as 50% on operating expenditures. One of the main reasons that people upgrade their systems with a new one is to reduce their home heating and cooling costs.
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. Home owners accidentally set it to the on position instead of the auto position. The on position causes your fan to blow all the time which takes more energy.
Q: Can I shut doorways and vents to rooms that aren’t ordinarily used?
A: Do not shut areas or vents. Although it might feel like common sense, it is a waste of your money. Your unit is matched to the duct system on your property. When you close off the air flow, it creates a lot of pressure and ramps up your blower, the heart of your HVAC system. This will make it less efficient and increases your home electric bill.