SOS XTREME Comfort® provides the best heating and cooling repair services in Newburgh. 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 Newburgh 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 Newburgh we also service the following nearby towns:
Arden, Bellvale, Blooming Grove, Bullville, Campbell Hall, Central Valley, Chester, Circleville, Cornwall, Cornwall On Hudson, Cuddebackville, Florida, Fort Montgomery, Goshen, Greenwood Lake, Harriman, Highland Falls, Highland Mills, Howells, Huguenot, Johnson, Maybrook, Middletown, Monroe, Montgomery, Mountainville, New Hampton, New Milford, New Windsor, Newburgh, Otisville, Pine Bush, Pine Island, Port Jervis, Rock Tavern, Salisbury Mills, Slate Hill, Southfields, Sparrow Bush, Sterling Forest, Sugar Loaf, Thompson Ridge, Tuxedo Park, Unionville, Vails Gate, Walden, Warwick, Washingtonville, West Point, Westtown
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Q: What does HVAC mean?
A: HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Q: What type of care do I need to do on my heating and air conditioning unit?
A: The secret to HVAC routine service is correct circulation. This indicates that everything that reduces airflow should be quickly attended to. Things like dust, debris, or dirt should be cleared away. Your air filters should constantly be clean for proper circulation. A yearly tune-up on your AC should be scheduled in the spring season and an annual tune-up on your heater should be arranged in the fall time.
Q: Why do I have 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 main reason for this is because your system requires adequate air flow in order to operate. A dirty air filter will hinder your system from operating properly. The filter acts sort of like a lung and it filters out pollutants from your air. It helps keep your house free from dust, allergens, and even germs. Additionally, a filthy air filter puts strain on your system which causes it to work harder. This turns into higher home cooling and heating expenses. There are various types of filters readily available. Be sure to identify the consistency at which your filter needs to be replaced. 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 want to change your filter as frequently as required. If you see that it is dirty, then be sure to change it out for a new one. Factors such as family pets or dirty environments can make a big difference on how often it has to be changed. An experienced Newburgh HVAC service company will be able to advise you on what type of filter works best for your type of system.
Q: How do I know when to remove and replace my air filter?
A: There is no particular answer to this question. This is due to the fact that one home will definitely necessitate a different quantity of filter changes than another. A property that has family pets or is located in a dusty environment will need to have more filter changes. Nevertheless, it is advisable to look at them once a month. Mark the calendar as a reminder. Life can get hectic and remembering something like inspecting your HVAC filter can slip through the cracks. When you inspect it, thoroughly examine it. Make sure that it does not seem dirty. Never let more than 90 days in between air filter changes. In addition, when it does appear dirty, make sure to swap it out even if you just replaced it a couple of weeks ago. The trick to an adequately working HVAC system is proper filtration.
Q: How do I have an idea when my AC system, furnace, or HVAC system is still under warranty?
A: All these types of systems have a manufacturer’s label on it. Look at your unit and find the label. Generally, warranties last about 5 years. This can be different from one manufacturer to another but this is mostly standard. It also fluctuates according to the company that installed it. A reputable Newburgh heating and cooling company, like SOS XTREME Comfort®, will be able to give you more details on your unit and let you know if the manufacturer’s warranty for your unit is still valid.
Q: Should a loud noise coming out of my AC and heater be something that concerns me?
A: A loud HVAC system can be annoying to you and your neighbors. Even if your unit seems to be operating well, no one wishes to know when your system is kicking on or off. This is commonly the situation when your unit is in close vicinity to a bedroom window. Also, sound pollution is a legitimate problem and a loud HVAC system definitely adds to it. The main reason that your unit is so noisy is commonly because of the following:
- Your unit is much older
- The kind of unit you have
- Your compressor-insulted or not
Thankfully, new systems have sound ratings that you can compare. Most contemporary units are built to be quieter than their earlier counterparts. Sound ratings will help you as to which model might work ideally for you. A quieter model will be preferable if there is a bedroom close by.
Q: I have become aware of the hazards of carbon monoxide. Is this something I must be concerned about?
A: A carbon monoxide gas leak is truly harmful. It can lead to significant consequences. Since a leakage is undetected, it is recommended to get a CO alarm in your home. You should also carry out proper routine maintenance on your system in order to avoid a carbon monoxide leak.
Q: What does IAQ imply?
A: IAQ represents Indoor Air Quality. While you may have heard of outdoor air pollution, indoor air pollution is equally as risky. In truth, it can be more of a complication since there is much more exposure to this kind of pollution than outdoor air pollution, according to the American Lung Association. Indoor air pollution is the presence of pollutants that exists within your home. New HVAC systems can help prevent indoor air pollution due to the fact that they are produced to help those who suffer from allergies and respiratory troubles. These are typically the types of signs and symptoms that are manifested from indoor air pollution.
Q: How does my HVAC system push air around my home?
A: Your HVAC system basically does the job by pulling air through your air vents. This air, then goes to your system’s air handler. The conditioned air is then pushed back into your home through your air vents or registers. These vents are usually found on your walls. Sometimes, they are located on your ceilings or floor surfaces.
Q: Should I wrap my outside unit over the winter season?
A: Your outdoor unit is designed to handle the harshest of winter seasons so it is not recommended to cover your unit. If a person were to accidentally turn on the air conditioner when your unit is covered, it can ruin the condenser and all of its components.
Q: How can I make my HVAC system work more efficiently without having to substitute it?
A: The very best way to help keep your system running properly is by simply taking care of it. You need to have your air conditioning system serviced in the spring season just before you begin to use it regularly in the summer season. Additionally, you will want to have your heater serviced in the fall season before the cold winter months shows up. Research studies prove that house owners who don’t maintain their system twice a year, have less efficient systems by practically 5% -10%. Likewise, as a property owner , you have to replace your filters as frequently as needed. Make sure to use filters that have high efficiency ratings to keep your system clean. Your system has to breathe so do not shut your register or vents. Keep debris away from your outdoor unit. You have to allow for proper circulation.
Q: I need to invest in a new heating/cooling system. How do I buy the ideal one for me?
A: The number one feature that you need to take into consideration is overall size. The machine needs to be the proper size for your home. Many homeowners make the error of investing in systems that are too big, thinking that the system will heat or cool their house more quickly. Other property owners invest in units that are too little, assuming that their units will use much less electrical power and therefore, save money. This is a big no-no. Your unit will need to go well with the size of your house so that it can properly heat or cool it. A Newburgh, New York HVAC professional, like SOS XTREME Comfort®, has the proficiency to match your unit. Also, be sure to explore operating expenses of your system with your contractor. You want a system that, essentially, pays you back. Make sure to invest in a system that, on a monthly basis, offsets the expense of the unit with the help of your utility bill.
Q: I know that I have to have my furnace looked at in the fall and my air conditioner checked out in the spring. Why can’t I have both tuned up together?
A: You use your HVAC system the most in the summer and in the winter months. As a result, you will want to have your air conditioning unit checked in the early spring and your heating system checked out in the autumn. A Newburgh HVAC company will get more of an exact reading when each system is about to be utilized the most. This prevents really expensive repairs and it makes sure that your system is functioning at optimal efficiency.
Q: Will a brand-new Newburgh HVAC system decrease my energy bills?
A: New HVAC machines are far more energy-efficient than their prior counterparts . By law, they have to have a 13 SEER or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This means that they are highly energy efficient. There are even models that have a greater SEER rating than 13. The higher the rating, the more efficient that it is. With a 13 SEER, you can save as high as 50% on operating fees.
Q: My furnace/air conditioner runs even if it is old. Why should I removed and replace it?
A: Regardless of whether your heating and cooling system is getting the job done, when it is more than 12 years old, it quits working as economically. For this reason, you are paying more on your monthly electrical bill in order for it to keep your home comfortable. New systems can save as much as 50% on operating expenses so they pay themselves off in a very short time. It may not be an expenditure that you planned on but you will be grateful that you did. An additional benefit of a brand-new unit is that it will keep your home more comfortable.
Q: I like to landscape my home in the early spring. Can I plant near my exterior unit?
A: When you landscape your garden, you want to pay close attention to the space around your exterior air unit. Be sure your plants are at a minimum of 18 inches to 2 feet away from your unit. This includes the area around your unit and the area above your unit. Your exterior unit needs sufficient air circulation all around it in order for it to perform the manner in which you want it to. Homeowners often make the mistake of planting too close to their unit or neglecting to trim back the plants around their unit. This has resulted in costly and avoidable repairs.
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’ setting. It is advised to have it set to the ‘auto’ setting. This setting will conserve more power. The other setting, or the ‘on’ setting, does create a pleasant even temperature all throughout your house but it uses a considerable amount of electricity to carry this out. It carries this out by making your fan blow constantly which equates into higher energy expenses. The ‘auto’ setting should be sufficient in order to keep your home comfortable.
Q: Can I close off doorways and air vents to rooms that aren’t generally used?
A: Do not close off spaces or vents. Regardless of the fact that it may feel 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 and rooms, it generates a lot of pressure and ramps up your blower, the heart of your HVAC system. This causes it to be less efficient and raises your home utility bill.