SOS XTREME Comfort® provides the best heating and cooling repair services in Ringwood. 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 Ringwood 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 Ringwood we also service the following nearby towns:
Bloomingdale, Haskell, Hewitt, Oak Ridge, Pompton Lakes, Ringwood, Wanaque, West Milford
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Q: What does HVAC imply?
A: HVAC denotes heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Q: What kind of routine maintenance do I need to do on my heating and air conditioning unit?
A: The most suitable technique to always keep your system functioning correctly is by ensuring that it has proper air circulation. When you have filthy air filters, blocked registers or air vents, or debris around your exterior unit, then you are not properly maintaining your system. Be sure that, as a homeowner , that you are very mindful of this and keep your system clean. Don’t forget to schedule a tune-up in the preseason. One should be set up in the spring season for your AC system and one more must be scheduled in the autumn for your heating unit.
Q: How do I know when to replace my air filter?
A: There is no solid answer to this question. This is just because one household will certainly require a different quantity of filter changes than another. A home that has family pets or is located in a dusty environment will need more filter changes. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to inspect them once a month. Mark the calendar as a reminder. Life can get busy and just remembering something like taking a look at your HVAC filter can slip through the cracks. When you inspect it, thoroughly examine it. Be sure that it does not look dirty. Never let more than 90 days between air filter changes. In addition, when it does appear dirty, make sure to swap it out even if you just changed it a couple of weeks ago. The solution to an efficiently working HVAC system is proper filtration.
Q: How do I recognize when my AC system, furnace, or HVAC system is still under warranty?
A: Determining 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 normally determines if it is covered by your manufacturer’s warranty. If it is under 5 years old, then your warranty is usually still active. If it is more than 5 years old, then it, more than likely, is not. This, of course, is dependent on the manufacturer and the company that installed your system. You can always call SOS XTREME Comfort®, a trained Ringwood HVAC company, to let you know the standing of your manufacturer’s warranty.
Q: Should a loud noise coming out of my AC system and heating system be something that concerns me?
A: Even though your heating and cooling system seems to be working adequately, your neighbors will thank you for fixing your noisy HVAC system. Undoubtedly, they really don’t want to know every single time your system starts up or off. Furthermore, there is enough sound pollution in the world and the last thing that you intend to do is be a contributor to it. A noisy unit may possibly be brought on by a couple of variables. They include:
- Make and model of the unit
- Is your compressor insulated or not?
Cooling and heating systems that are assembled now of days are put together with a more quiet design. The good news is that you can compare one model to another by exploring their sound ratings. This will serve to help you figure out which one to get since you don’t want one of the louder designs if it is located right outside your bedroom window. That might not go over so well in the middle of the night.
Q: I have become aware of the real dangers of carbon monoxide. Is this something I need to be worried about?
A: Carbon monoxide gas is a problem that you should definitely be concerned about. It is recommended to get a carbon monoxide sensor in your home since you will not be able to recognize whether or not there is a leak in your home otherwise. Proper attention and maintenance of your HVAC unit should prevent CO leaks.
Q: What does IAQ stand for?
A: IAQ is a term that is used in the trade that stands for Indoor Air Quality. Although the majority of people have typically heard of outdoor air pollution, indoor air pollution is a concern. This term signifies that the amount of air pollution that is present in a home or even a building. According to the American Lung Association, direct exposure to pollutants takes place more commonly indoors than outside the house by a considerable amount. This is why it is necessary to have an HVAC system that improves IAQ and really aids homeowners who suffer from respiratory issues and allergy symptoms.
Q: What are the reasons for indoor air pollution?
A: As surprising as it may seem, many items contribute to indoor air pollution. Items such as carpeting, furniture, drapery, and even upholstery have compounds in them that are constantly emitting fumes or gases. The cleaning products that you use may contribute to indoor air pollution. Since newer homes are more energy efficient, this also means that they are not ventilated the way that older homes in the past do. They do not breathe. Therefore, the buildup of these gases and fumes cause indoor air pollution. Newer homes need a whole house ventilation system to combat the possibility of indoor air pollution so that homeowners can rest assured of their safety while enjoying their extremely energy-efficient home.
Q: I have bought a new furnace and air conditioning system. For how long should I presume it to last?
A: This completely depends on a few things. When you buy a new furnace or air conditioner, they are produced to last about 15-20 years. It must be noted that heating and cooling systems eventually are less energy efficient as they age. As a result, a 12 year old HVAC system will not be as energy efficient as a brand-new one. You can help your HVAC system last and function more efficiently by effectively maintaining it. Proper installation also plays a role in the life span of an HVAC system. Be sure that it is installed correctly by choosing a reputable Ringwood HVAC company, like SOS XTREME Comfort®.
Q: I have to purchase a new heating/cooling system. How do I choose the correct one for me?
A: The first aspect that you ought to consider is overall size. The model needs to be the proper size for your house. Many homeowners make the blunder of investing in units that are too big, thinking that the system will warm up or cool their house more quickly. Other homeowners purchase units that are too small, thinking that their units will use much less electrical power and therefore, save money. This is a big no-no. Your unit must complement the size of your house so that it can properly heat or cool it. A Ringwood, New Jersey HVAC contractor, like SOS XTREME Comfort®, has the knowledge to match your unit. Also, be sure to review operating expenses of your system with your contractor. You want a system that, essentially, pays you back. Be sure to buy a system that, on a monthly basis, balances out the cost of the unit with the help of your power bill.
Q: Will a brand-new Ringwood HVAC system decrease my power bills?
A: A brand-new system, particularly when compared to much older systems, are dramatically more energy efficient. It can save you as much as 50% on operating costs. Newer models have a 13 SEER which is the minimum efficiency requirement by law.
Q: I want to landscape my lawn in the early spring. Can I plant near my outdoor unit?
A: When you landscape your yard, you have to pay close attention to the space around your outside air unit. Make sure your plants are at least 18 inches to 2 feet from your unit. This involves the area around your unit and the area above your unit. Your exterior unit needs adequate air circulation surrounding 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 failing to remember to trim back the plants around their unit. This has caused expensive and avoidable repairs.
Q: Can I shut doorways and air vents to rooms that aren’t generally used?
A: There is a widespread view among house owners that if you shut doors or air vents to rooms that are not typically used, then you will reduce your power costs. This is completely false. Your unit is installed to match the ductwork in your house. When you block an air vent or door, then the air needs to go somewhere. It produces a great deal of pressure which then your blower, or the center of your HVAC system, needs to make up for. It operates harder and spikes up your utility costs.