SOS XTREME Comfort® provides the best heating and cooling repair services in Shohola. 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 Shohola 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 Shohola we also service the following nearby towns:
Dingmans Ferry, Greeley, Greentown, Hawley, Lackawaxen, Matamoras, Milford, Millrift, Paupack, Rowland, Shohola, Tafton
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Q: What does HVAC stand for?
A: HVAC means heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Q: What type of upkeep do I need to do on my heating and air conditioning unit?
A: The key to HVAC upkeep is efficient airflow. This indicates that everything that reduces airflow should be instantly dealt with. Things like dust, debris, or dirt should be removed. Your air filters should constantly be clean for proper circulation. A yearly tune-up on your AC should be planned in the spring season and an annual tune-up on your heating unit should be scheduled in the autumn season.
Q: How do I identify when to change out my air filter?
A: There is no accurate answer to this question. This is because one home will necessitate a different quantity of filter changes than another. A property that has animals or is located in a dusty environment will need to have 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 remembering something like checking your HVAC filter can slip through the cracks. When you check it, thoroughly examine it. Be sure that it does not appear dirty. Never let more than 90 days in between air filter changes. In addition, when it does seem dirty, be sure to swap it out even if you just changed it a couple of weeks ago. The key to an adequately working HVAC system is proper filtration.
Q: What are the causes of 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: What should I set my thermostat to: on or auto?
A: You should set your thermostat to the auto setting. This makes it possible for the fan to run only when it is needed. Most house owners select this setting because it is the most energy efficient. The on setting can be used when you need to have air continuously filtered all throughout your property. The air is spread and it can supply a more even temperature throughout your house. That being said, it does use additional power to do this. Modern central heaters have fan motors that have this function.
Q: How can I make my system work a bit more efficiently without needing to substitute it?
A: The most effective approach to help keep your system running efficiently is by merely maintaining it. You will want to have your cooling system serviced in the spring season just before you begin to use it constantly in the summertime. Also, you will want to have your heating unit serviced in the fall before the cold winter months comes in. Studies prove that homeowners who don’t maintain their system two times a year, have less efficient systems by practically 5% -10%. Likewise, as a property owner , you have to change your filters as frequently as required. Be sure to use filters that have high efficiency ratings in order to keep your system clean. Your system must breathe so do not shut your register or air vents. Keep clutter away from your outdoor unit. You have to allow for proper circulation.
Q: I should purchase a new heating/cooling system. How do I get the correct one for me?
A: When it relates to your HVAC unit, size does count. Some property owners believe that if they purchase a big unit, then they will have more of a comfortable house or that it will do the job a lot more efficiently. Others think that if they buy a small unit, then they will be saving money on their energy monthly bills. The truth is that you need an unit that matches the ducting system in your home. This is the only way that a unit will effectively cool or heat up your home. To identify what size you really have to have, you will have to contact a Shohola, Pennsylvania HVAC expert. They will have the capacity to calculate what size your system requires to keep your home comfortable while using the smallest quantity of electrical power. They will also have the capacity to identify what the operating expense will be of a brand new system. You really want to look for a system that helps make your expenditure worth the cost. Many current systems are so energy efficient that the reductions that you gain on your energy bill will eventually payoff the costs of an updated system.
Q: I just purchased a new cooling and heating unit. Should I have a programmable thermostat installed too?
A: Property owners are becoming more cognizant of the electric use in their homes. An uncomplicated product, such as a programmable thermostat, is helping house owners become more familiar with their house heating and air conditioning expenses. It allows house owners to change the temperature of their home based on their needs and schedules. This saves them a lot of money given that they do not need to always remember to turn the thermostat up or down just before leaving the house or prior to going to sleep. In the hustle and bustle of life, numerous people forget to do this. As an example, you can schedule your thermostat to warm up your property before you wake up in the early morning rather than waiting for you to get out of bed to do it. You can also do this right before you get home from your job. It is quite a convenient, economical device.
Q: I am aware of that I have to have my furnace tested in the autumn and my AC unit checked out in the spring. Why can’t I have the two evaluated together?
A: The entire purpose of having your system looked at is to make sure that it is running properly. This means it is capable of keeping your home comfortable while being energy efficient. By checking your system both in the fall and in the spring, a Shohola HVAC contractor will be able to assess them right before they are going to be run the most. It will give them more of an accurate reading of how your system is working during that time of year.
Q: I like to landscape my backyard in the summer. Can I plant near my outdoor unit?
A: You can grow plants close to your unit but we suggest that you leave 18 inches around your unit clear from any plants. This enables adequate air circulation which your unit calls for just to run efficiently. Otherwise, your machine could get too hot which can lead to an avoidable service phone call.
Q: The temperature inside of my house is fine but my unit’s fan seems to be working all of the time. What should I do?
A: If your fan seems to be running all of the time, then it is very likely that your thermostat is on the ‘on’ position. Although this setting generates more of a balanced temperature all throughout your house, it certainly will make your electricity bills skyrocket.
Q: Can I close off doors and air vents to areas that aren’t normally used?
A: Do not close off spaces or vents. Even though it may feel like common sense, it is a waste of your resources. Your unit is matched to the duct system on your property. When you shut off the air flow, it forms a lot of pressure and ramps up your blower, the center of your HVAC system. This makes it less efficient and raises your home electric costs.