SOS XTREME Comfort® provides the best heating and cooling repair services in Modena. 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 Modena 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 Modena 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: HVAC is an acronym that stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Q: What type of upkeep do I need to do on my heating and cooling unit?
A: The most ideal approach to keep your system operating adequately is by making 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 adequately taking care of your unit. Be sure that, as a property owner, that you are very aware of this and keep your system clean. Don’t forget to organize a tune-up in the preseason. One ought to be set up in the spring season for your AC and one more should be arranged in the fall for your heater.
Q: Why do I have to replace my air filter?
A: Keeping your air filter clean is the key to a dependable working HVAC system. Because of this, it is crucial to change it out when it gets dirty. Your air filter might not look like it does much but, in truth, it is a key component for the function of your device. It keeps your house dust-free while helping prevent you from being exposed to allergens and germs. A dirty filter puts stress on your system’s motor. It makes it run inefficiently and it will not cool or heat your house adequately. When it runs inefficiently, then it makes it work harder to do its job. The harder it works, the more it costs you. Be sure to check your filters monthly. If it is dirty, then be sure to swap it out for a brand new one. Although the variety of filter that you buy might instruct you to swap it out every 90 days, specific factors will alter how often you have to swap it out. These factors involve animals and whether or not the climate that you live in is dusty. A seasoned Modena HVAC service company will have the ability to inform you on what kind of filter performs best for your type of system.
Q: How do I recognize when to change out my air filter?
A: There is no solid answer to this question. This is due to the fact that one household will certainly call for a different amount of filter changes than another. A household that has household pets or is located in a dusty climate will require more filter changes. Nevertheless, it is recommended to inspect them once a month. Mark the calendar as a reminder. Life can get busy and remembering something like checking your HVAC filter can slip through the cracks. When you look at it, thoroughly examine it. Be sure that it does not appear dirty. Never let more than 90 days between air filter changes. Additionally, when it does appear dirty, be sure to swap it out even if you just removed and replaced it a couple of weeks ago. The trick to a properly working HVAC system is proper filtration.
Q: How do I have an idea of when my AC system, central heater, or HVAC system is still under warranty?
A: Knowing 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 typically determines if it is covered by your warranty. If it is under 5 years old, then your warranty is typically still active. If it is over 5 years old, then it, more than likely, is not. This, naturally, depends on the manufacturer and the company that installed your system. You can always call SOS XTREME Comfort®, a certified Modena HVAC company, to let you know the standing of your warranty.
Q: I have an idea of the hazards of CO. Is this something I must be concerned about?
A: Carbon monoxide gas is an issue that you should unquestionably be concerned about. It is a good idea to get a carbon monoxide alarm in your home because you will not be able to detect whether or not there is a leak in your house otherwise. Proper care and maintenance of your HVAC unit should prevent CO leaks.
Q: What does IAQ imply?
A: IAQ is a word that all homeowners should be aware of. It is a word that represents Indoor Air Quality. In the tv news and media, outdoor air pollution is a prevalent theme. Having said that, indoor air pollution presents more of a threat to house owners than outdoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution is specified as the amount of pollution that exists within a structure which includes your home. Exposure to these pollutants is more common than you might realize. Newly constructed homes are built so that there is an insufficient amount ventilation or exchange between outdoor and indoor air. This is great for energy efficiency but it does present a problem for air quality. A homeowner can minimize this concern by having a system that is designed to greatly improve air quality.
Q: What are the reasons for indoor air pollution?
A: Indoor air pollution is a problem that should be resolved by all house owners. This is especially the case for property owners who have a newly constructed house. These houses are constructed so tightly that they do not aerate as well as older homes do. A tightly built home allows the best energy efficiency. However, it implies that property owners should have a whole house ventilation system to avoid being exposed. Factors to indoor air pollution are:
- Household furniture
- Drapes or draperies
- Chemical cleaning products
These items release fumes and gases that build up. The build up of these gases and fumes is the top reason for indoor air pollution.
Q: How does my HVAC system force air all over my home?
A: Air is extracted through vents by a fan. Subsequently, the air travels through your ducts that winds up in your system’s air handler. It is returned to the spaces at home through the air vents or registers that are usually found on your wall, ceilings or floor surfaces.
Q: Should I cover my outside unit throughout the winter season?
A: Your outside unit should not be covered during the winter. Regardless of whether a snowstorm is expected, your unit can handle it. These cooling and heating systems are constructed to hold up against even the chilliest of weather. Covering it can generate some unforeseen issues. If another person were to accidentally start up the air conditioning system, it can ruin the condenser and its parts.
Q: What should I turn my thermostat to: on or auto?
A: If you would like to make your home as energy efficient as possible, then make sure to set your thermostat to the ‘auto’ setting as an option. This setting makes the fan work only when it is needed. The ‘on’ option makes your fan work nonstop. Though this is great when you prefer to have air continually filtered through your home, it uses considerably more power. This, is turn, will spike your power statements.
Q: I recognize that I must have my furnace looked at in the fall and my air conditioning system inspected in the springtime. Why can’t I have both assessed together?
A: Your unit should really be looked at to make sure that it is performing appropriately. It also makes sure that it is functioning properly and safely. It is recommended to examine each system before you need them the most. The autumn and the early spring will allow an HVAC professional to entirely run your system and will give your licensed contractor a more accurate analysis of how your system is working.
Q: My furnace/air conditioner runs even though it is old. Why should I upgrade it?
A: Your heating and air conditioning system might run but it surely won’t work as economically when it is 12 years old. As they get older, they lose their efficiency and this is reflected on your electric bill each month. When a unit loses its efficiency, it is a slow process so you may not detect it immediately. When you invest in a new unit, you will get the repayment from your investment quite rapidly. You can save as much as 50% on operating expenses. One of the main reasons that property owners upgrade their systems with a new one is to minimize their home heating and cooling expenses.
Q: I want to landscape my lawn in the spring. Can I plant near my exterior unit?
A: You can grow plants near your unit but we suggest that you leave 18 inches around your unit unobstructed from any vegetation. This allows for adequate air airflow which your unit needs for it to operate effectively. Otherwise, your HVAC system could overheat which causes an avoidable service call.
Q: Can I shut doorways and air vents to rooms that aren’t typically 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 necessities of your home. When you do shut doors and vents, you strain your system’s blower motor, causing it to work harder. This makes it less energy efficient because it will cycle more often.