SOS XTREME Comfort® provides the best heating and cooling repair services in Saddle River. 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 Saddle River 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 Saddle River 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 signify?
A: HVAC is an acronym that stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Q: What kind of care do I need to do on my heating and cooling unit?
A: The trick to HVAC upkeep is efficient airflow. This suggests that everything that limits airflow should be quickly fixed. Things like dust, debris, or dirt should be cleared away. Your air filters should normally be clean for proper circulation. A yearly tune-up on your AC should be arranged in the springtime and an annual tune-up on your furnace should be set up in the autumn.
Q: How do I figure out when to switch out my air filter?
A: The need to change your filter changes from one residence to another. Some households are dustier or have furry animals which will demand a filter change more often. It is highly recommended to examine it on a monthly basis. Some home or apartments need to change their filter every month. Some houses will need to change it every 90 days. This holds true if the household is using an excellent quality filter and certain variables that make a filter dirtier more frequently are not present. Regardless, check it once a calendar month and if it looks filthy, then make sure to switch it out.
Q: How do I have an idea when my AC, central heater, or HVAC system is still under warranty?
A: All these types of systems have a manufacturer’s label on it. Take a look at your unit and search for the label. In most cases, warranties last about 5 years. This can change from one manufacturer to another but this is mostly standard. It also fluctuates according to the company that installed it. A respectable Saddle River cooling and heating company, like SOS XTREME Comfort®, will be able to give you more info 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 heating system be something that worries me?
A: A loud cooling and heating system can be annoying to you and your neighbors. Whether or not your unit seems to be performing well, no one wishes to know when your system is kicking on or off. This is usually the situation when your unit is in close proximity to a bedroom window. Also, noise pollution is a legitimate dilemma and a loud HVAC system definitely promotes it. The reason that your machine is so loud is typically because of the following:
- Your unit is older
- The style of unit you have
- Your compressor-insulted or not
Thankfully, new systems have sound ratings that you can compare. Most contemporary units are constructed to be quieter than their earlier counterparts. Sound ratings will direct you as to which model might work most ideal for you. A quieter model will be preferable if there is a bedroom close by.
Q: I have become aware of the risks of CO. Is this something I should really be worried about?
A: A CO leak is definitely alarming. It can produce harmful repercussions. Since a leak is undetectable, it is best to get a CO alarm in your home. You should also conduct proper upkeep on your system in order to avoid a carbon monoxide leak.
Q: What does IAQ represent?
A: IAQ means Indoor Air Quality. Although you may have heard of outdoor air pollution, indoor air pollution is equally as risky. As a matter of fact, it may possibly be more of a problem for the reason that there is more exposure to this kind 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 HVAC systems can help protect against indoor air pollution because they are built to help those who deal with allergies and respiratory complications. These are typically the types of signs and symptoms that are manifested from indoor air pollution.
Q: How does my HVAC system push air all throughout my home?
A: An HVAC system uses a fan to pull air in. The air that is pulled in is then pushed to your air handler. Once it has warmed or cooled down the air, then it pushes it back through your ducts and out of your vents. Vents or registers are typically located on your walls, ceilings, or floors.
Q: I have invested in a brand-new furnace and air conditioner. For how long should I presume it to last?
A: When your system is completely maintained, you can expect your new furnace or AC system to last for about 15-20 years. Please note that units become less energy efficient as they grow older. This is among the leading reasons that people decide on a replacement. Also, systems do vary and due to this fact, their lifespans do too. The biggest issues that set how much time a system will last is genuinely correct installation and maintenance. Certainly, a system that is not carefully installed or maintained will not last as long as one that is. They also will not perform as well. You can get proper care for your HVAC system by talking to a Saddle River HVAC service provider, like SOS XTREME Comfort®.
Q: How can I make my system work even more efficiently without needing to exchange it?
A: Even though you don’t intend to change out your model, there are a handful of tasks that you can possibly do to your current system that will help it run more efficiently. A few of them are below:
- Be sure to schedule a tune-up in the spring season and in the fall. Research studies indicate that homeowners who accomplish this save approximately 5%-10% on their electrical monthly bills.
- Replace out your filthy air filters. A dirty air filter significantly impacts the quantity of power that your system requires to function. A dirty air filter will make your system operate harder which costs you much more. You really should buy top quality energy efficient filters. They keep your system cleaner while strengthening energy efficiency and improving indoor air quality.
- Do not block off or close your air vents. The answer to a more energy efficient system is proper air flow. Your unit has to breathe in order for it to do its job.
- Keep your outside unit clear and clutter-free. Get rid of anything that might restrict air circulation around your system.
Q: I just got a new heating and air conditioning unit. Should I have a programmable thermostat installed also?
A: Property owners are becoming more cognizant of the electricity use in their homes. A useful product, such as a programmable thermostat, is really helping house owners become more familiar with their home heating and cooling costs. It permits homeowners to adjust the temperature of their home based on their needs and schedules. This saves them a lot of money simply because they don’t have to always remember to turn the thermostat up or down before going out of the home or prior to going to sleep. In the hustle and bustle of life, some people forget to do this. For instance, you can set your thermostat to warm your house just before you wake up in the daytime rather than waiting for you to get out of bed to do it. You can also do this right before you get home from work. It is quite a convenient, economical device.
Q: Will a new Saddle River HVAC system reduce my electrical bills?
A: New HVAC units are even more energy efficient than their prior comparable versions . By regulation, they have to have a 13 SEER or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This indicates that they are incredibly energy efficient. There are also models that have a higher SEER rating than 13. The higher the rating, the more efficient that it is. With a 13 SEER, you can save as much as 50% on operating costs.
Q: I want to landscape my home in the springtime. Can I plant near my outside unit?
A: You can plant close to your unit but we propose that you leave 18 inches around your unit unobstructed from any vegetation. This enables sufficient air airflow which your unit needs for it to perform without problems. Otherwise, your system could overheat which can result in an unnecessary service phone call.
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 on the ‘auto’ setting. This setting will save electricity. The other setting, or the ‘on’ setting, does create a good even temperature in your home but it uses a considerable amount of electricity to accomplish this. It carries this out by making your fan blow all the time which equates into higher power costs. The ‘auto’ setting should be adequate for you to keep your home comfortable.