SOS XTREME Comfort® provides the best heating and cooling repair services in Sussex. 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 Sussex 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 Sussex we also service the following nearby towns:
Branchville, Franklin, Glenwood, Hamburg, Highland Lakes, Lafayette, Mc Afee, Montague, Sussex, Vernon
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Q: What does HVAC imply?
A: You may have heard this term before. It is often used in the field to refer to your heating and cooling system. It literally stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Q: What kind of preventative maintenance do I need to do on my heating and air conditioning system?
A: The secret to HVAC routine maintenance is good airflow. This suggests that everything that restricts airflow should be instantly taken care of. Things like dust, debris, or dirt should be cleared away. Your air filters should normally be clean for proper circulation. An annual tune-up on your AC should be planned in the early spring and a yearly tune-up on your heating unit should be scheduled in the fall.
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 dirty. The reason for this is since your system requires proper air flow in order to operate. A dirty air filter will stop your system from running properly. The filter acts sort of like a lung and it filters out pollutants from your air. It helps keep your home free from dust, allergens, and even germs. Additionally, a dirty air filter puts stress on your system which causes it to work harder. This translates into higher home cooling and heating costs. There are various types of filters accessible. 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 suggest that you check your filters on a once a month basis. Regardless of what the label says, you will have to change your filter as often as needed. If you see that it is dirty, then be sure to change it out for a new one. Factors such as family pets or dusty environments can make a big difference on how frequently it should be changed. An expert Sussex HVAC service provider will be able to advise you on what kind of filter works well for your type of system.
Q: How do I determine when my AC, furnace, or HVAC system is still under warranty?
A: Figuring out whether your manufacturer’s warranty is still active or not will help you determine if a needed repair job will be covered. The age of your unit usually determines if it is covered by your manufacturer’s warranty. If it is no more than 5 years old, then your manufacturer’s warranty is ordinarily still active. If it is over 5 years old, then it, more than likely, is not. This, of course, depends upon the manufacturer and the company that installed your system. You can always call SOS XTREME Comfort®, a trained Sussex HVAC company, to let you know the standing of your manufacturer’s warranty.
Q: Should a loud noise coming out of my air conditioning unit and heating unit be something that concerns me?
A: Even when your heating and cooling system seems to be working adequately, your neighbors will thank you for fixing your noisy HVAC system. Clearly, they really don’t need to know whenever your system starts up or off. Furthermore, there is enough noise pollution in the world and the last thing that you need to do is be a contributor to it. A noisy unit can possibly be caused by a number of variables. They are:
- Make and model of the unit
- Is your compressor insulated or not?
HVAC units that are fabricated these days are put together with a more quiet design. The good news is that you can examine one model to another by taking a look at their sound ratings. This will serve to help you figure out which one to purchase since you don’t want one of the louder designs if it is located right outside your bedroom window. That may not go over so well in the middle of the night.
Q: What does IAQ mean?
A: IAQ represents Indoor Air Quality. Though you may have heard of outdoor air pollution, indoor air pollution is just as risky. As a matter of fact, it may possibly be even more of an issue simply because there is much more exposure to this type 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 protect against indoor air pollution because they are designed to help those who deal with allergies and respiratory problems. These are normally the kinds of signs and symptoms that are revealed from indoor air pollution.
Q: What are the sources of indoor air pollution?
A: Indoor air pollution is an issue that should be dealt with by all house owners. This is especially the case for homeowners who have a newly constructed house. These houses are constructed so tightly that they do not ventilate as well as older homes do. A tightly built home allows for the most energy efficiency. That being said, it implies that house owners really should have a whole house ventilation system to prevent being exposed. Contributors to indoor air pollution are:
- Drapes or curtains
- Chemical cleaning products
These items release fumes and gases that build up. The accumulation of these gases and fumes is the leading source of indoor air pollution.
Q: Should I wrap my outside unit over the wintertime?
A: Do not cover your system. These units are designed to endure the chilliest of the winter seasons. If a circumstance were to result where an individual in your house turns on the air conditioning system when it is covered, then lots of problems can develop. Mainly, your condenser and its parts can possibly be majorly damaged.
Q: I just got a new heating and air conditioning system. Should I have a programmable thermostat installed as well?
A: People are becoming more attentive of the electricity use in their houses. A useful product, like a programmable thermostat, is helping property owners become more knowledgeable about their house heating and cooling expenses. It lets property owners to set the temperature of their house based on their needs and schedules. This saves them a lot of money considering that they do not have to remember to turn the thermostat up or down just before getting out of the house or until going to bed. In the craziness of life, numerous people forget to do this. As an example, you can schedule your thermostat to warm up your property right before you wake up in the 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 considerably a convenient, economical device.
Q: I recognize that I must have my furnace evaluated in the autumn and my AC system tested in the spring. Why can’t I have both evaluated together?
A: Your equipment needs to be examined to make sure that it is running appropriately. It also makes sure that it is functioning properly and safely. It is ideal to examine each system before you need them the most. The fall and the springtime will make it possible for an HVAC service provider to completely work your system and will give your licensed contractor a more accurate result of how your system is working.
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: Check your thermostat. Property owners accidentally set it to the on position instead of the auto position. The on setting makes your fan to blow continuously which uses more electricity.
Q: Can I close off doors and air vents to areas that aren’t continuously used?
A: Do not shut rooms or vents. Though it may seem like common sense, it is a waste of your resources. Your unit is matched to the duct system in your home. When you close off rooms, it builds 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 power invoices.