SOS XTREME Comfort® provides the best heating and cooling repair services in Milton. 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 Milton 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 Milton 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 frequently used in the industry to refer to your heating and cooling system. It literally stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Q: What kind of maintenance do I want to do on my cooling and heating system?
A: The most suitable way to always keep your device running efficiently is by being sure that it has proper air circulation. When you have unclean air filters, blocked registers or air vents, or debris around your outdoor unit, then you are not properly maintaining your system. Make sure that, as a homeowner , that you are very aware of this and keep your system clean. Be sure to schedule a tune-up in the preseason. One should be scheduled in the spring season for your AC and another ought to be arranged in the fall for your heating system.
Q: Why do I need to replace my air filter?
A: Changing your air filter is among the fundamental components to an effective working HVAC system. It makes it possible for your system to have air flow. An additional convenience is that it also greatly improves interior air quality by helping keep your home free from dust, allergens, and germs. The frequency of changing your filter varies depending on the kind of filter that you get. Some necessitate monthly replacement whereas, others may have to be replaced more often. Additionally, the environment in which you live also makes a huge difference. A professional Milton HVAC service provider will be able to advise you on what type of filter works best for your type of system.
Q: How do I figure out when to replace my air filter?
A: There is no precise solution to this question. This is simply because one home will require 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. Nevertheless, it is advisable to check them once a month. Mark the calendar as a reminder. Life can get very busy and just remembering something like inspecting your HVAC filter can slip through the cracks. When you take a look at it, thoroughly examine it. Be sure that it does not seem dirty. Never let more than 90 days between air filter changes. Additionally, when it does look dirty, be sure to swap it out even if you just changed it a couple of weeks ago. The trick to an adequately working HVAC system is proper filtration.
Q: How do I comprehend when my air conditioning unit, furnace, or HVAC system is still under warranty?
A: Understanding whether your manufacturer’s warranty is still current or not will help you determine if a needed repair job will be covered. The age of your unit commonly determines if it is covered by your manufacturer’s warranty. If it is less than 5 years old, then your warranty is ordinarily still active. If it is greater than 5 years old, then it, more than likely, is not. This, naturally, is dependent on the manufacturer and the company that installed your system. You can always call SOS XTREME Comfort®, a certified Milton HVAC company, to let you know the status of your manufacturer’s warranty.
Q: I have heard of the hazards of carbon monoxide. Is this something I really should be concerned about?
A: A CO leak is certainly alarming. It can lead to significant outcomes. Since a leak is undetected, it is best to get a CO alarm in your home. You should also perform adequate upkeep on your system to avoid a carbon monoxide leak.
Q: What does IAQ mean?
A: IAQ is a term that homeowners should understand. It is a term that represents Indoor Air Quality. In the news and media, outdoor air pollution is a prevalent theme. Having said that, indoor air pollution presents more of a threat to homeowners than outdoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution is described as the amount of pollution that exists within a structure which includes your home. Direct exposure to these pollutants is more prevalent than you might realize. Newly constructed houses are built so that there is not enough ventilation or exchange between outdoor and indoor air. This is great for energy efficiency but it does present a problem for air quality. A household can minimize this problem by having a system that is designed to make improvements to air quality.
Q: What should I set my thermostat to: on or auto?
A: You ought to set your thermostat to the auto setting. This permits the fan to run only when it is needed. Most people like this setting because it is more energy efficient. The on setting may be used when you would like to have air constantly filtered through your home. The air is circulated and it can deliver a more even temperature all throughout your home. That being said, it does take more energy to do this. Modern furnaces have fan motors that have this function.
Q: I have invested in a brand new furnace and air conditioning system. For how long should I expect it to last?
A: Typically, a new furnace or air conditioning system ought to last roughly 10-20 years when it is thoroughly cared for. Nevertheless, some people opt to change them sooner than that given that as a system gets older, it is less efficient. Life spans of HVAC systems can vary. Correct installation and upkeep are the biggest components that impact the life span of a system. By adequately maintaining it, you will ensure that your system runs more efficiently. Don’t forget to find a Milton HVAC company, like SOS XTREME Comfort®, to maintain your cooling and heating system.
Q: I will need to purchase a new heating/cooling system. How do I purchase the ideal one for me?
A: When it comes to your HVAC unit, size does count. Some house owners believe that if they purchase a large unit, then they will have more of a comfortable home or that it will cool/heat their house a lot faster. Others think that if they get a small unit, then they will be saving money on their energy charges. The reality is that you need a system that matches the ducting system in your home. This is the only way that a unit will properly cool or heat up your home. To learn what size you really are looking for, you will have to contact a Milton, New York HVAC company. They will have the ability to determine what size your system necessitates to keep your house comfortable while using the smallest quantity of power. They will also have the capacity to detect what the operating expense will be of a brand new system. You want to find a system that helps make your investment rewarding. Many new systems are so energy efficient that the reductions that you gain on your utility bill will ultimately pay off the expense of a new system.
Q: I know that I will need to have my furnace tuned up in the fall and my air conditioner evaluated in the spring. Why can’t I have both examined together?
A: You use your HVAC system the most in the summer months and in the winter. Consequently, you have to have your air conditioning system checked in the springtime and your furnace tested in the autumn. A Milton HVAC contractor will get more of a true reading when each system is about to be used the most. This helps prevent financially demanding repair jobs and it makes sure that your system is running at peak efficiency.
Q: Will an updated Milton HVAC system reduce my electricity bills?
A: New HVAC machines are even more energy efficient than their previous counterparts were. By law, they must have a 13 SEER or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This indicates that they are remarkably 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 high as 50% on operating expenses.
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: More than likely, your thermostat is set to the ‘on’ position. It is best to have it set to the ‘auto’ setting. This setting will conserve more power. The other setting, or the ‘on’ setting, does create a nice balanced temperature in your house but it uses a lot of electricity to perform this. It accomplishes this by making your fan blow continually which translates into much higher electrical power bills. The ‘auto’ setting should be adequate just to keep your home comfortable.
Q: Can I close off doors and vents to areas that aren’t typically used?
A: Do not close off spaces or air vents. Though it may seem like common sense, it is a waste of your finances. Your unit is matched to the duct system on your property. When you close off air vents, it forms a lot of pressure and ramps up your blower, the heart of your HVAC system. This makes it less efficient and increases your home utility costs.