SOS XTREME Comfort® provides the best heating and cooling repair services in Valley Cottage. 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 Valley Cottage 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 Valley Cottage we also service the following nearby towns:
Blauvelt, Central Nyack, Congers, Garnersville, Haverstraw, Hillburn, Monsey, Nanuet, New City, Orangeburg, Palisades, Pearl River, Piermont, Pomona, Sloatsburg, Sparkill, Spring Valley, Stony Point, Suffern, Tallman, Tappan, Thiells, Tompkins Cove, Valley Cottage, West Haverstraw, West Nyack
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Q: What does HVAC stand for?
A: You may have heard this expression before. It is frequently used in the niche to refer to your heating and cooling system. It literally stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Q: What kind of routine maintenance do I have to do on my cooling and heating unit?
A: The best tactic to keep your device operating efficiently is by making sure that it has proper air circulation. When you have filthy air filters, blocked registers or air vents, or debris around your outdoor unit, then you are not effectively maintaining your system. Be sure that, as a homeowner , that you are very conscious of this and keep your system clean. Make sure to organize a tune-up in the preseason. One should be scheduled in the springtime for your air conditioner and another must be arranged in the autumn for your heating unit.
Q: Why do I have to replace 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 necessitates adequate air flow just to run. A dirty air filter will prevent your system from running properly. The filter acts sort of like a lung and it filters out impurities from your air. It helps keep your home free from dust, allergens, and even germs. Furthermore, a dirty air filter puts pressure on your system which causes it to work harder. This translates into higher home heating and cooling expenses. There are different types of filters available. Make sure to learn the frequency at which your filter needs to be replaced. It should be printed on the packaging label of your filter. We recommend that you check your filters on a once per month basis. Despite what the label says, you will require 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. Variables such as household pets or dirty climates can make a huge difference on how frequently it has to be changed. A highly trained Valley Cottage HVAC company will be able to advise you on what style of filter works most effectively for your kind of system.
Q: Should a loud noise coming out of my AC and heater be something that concerns me?
A: Even though your cooling and heating system seems to be working adequately, your neighbors will thank you for fixing your noisy HVAC system. Unquestionably, they do not need to know every time your system starts up or off. Furthermore, there is enough noise pollution on the planet and the last thing that you intend to do is be a contributor to it. A noisy unit can be triggered by a couple of variables. They are:
- Make and model of the unit
- Is your compressor insulated or not?
Cooling and heating systems that are fabricated these days are constructed with a quieter design. The good news is that you can analyze one model to another by checking out their sound ratings. This will serve to help you understand which one to get simply because you do not want one of the louder units 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 represent?
A: IAQ stands for Indoor Air Quality. Even though you may have heard of outdoor air pollution, indoor air pollution is equally as risky. In fact, it can possibly be even more of a complication for the reason that there is even more exposure to this form of pollution than outdoor air pollution, as explained by the American Lung Association. Indoor air pollution is the exposure of pollutants that exists within your home. New HVAC systems can help protect against indoor air pollution due to the fact that they are designed to help those who deal with allergies and respiratory system issues. These are usually the types of symptoms that are revealed from indoor air pollution.
Q: Should I wrap my outdoor unit through the winter season?
A: Your outdoor unit is built to deal with the harshest of winter seasons so it is not advisable to cover your unit. If someone were to mistakenly switch on the air conditioning unit when your machine is covered, it can ruin the condenser and all of its components.
Q: What should I turn my thermostat to: on or auto?
A: You should really choose the ‘auto setting’. This means that air will be circulated throughout your house on an ‘as need’ basis. It is the more energy efficient setting of the two. When you set your thermostat to the ‘on’ position, it runs all the time. Although this generates a balanced temperature through your home, it also takes a lot more energy. It is a good idea to use the ‘auto’ setting so that you don’t have steep home heating and air conditioning charges.
Q: I have invested in an updated furnace and air conditioning unit. How long should I expect it to last?
A: When your system is adequately cared for, you can expect your brand new furnace or AC system to last for about 15-20 years. Please note that units become less energy efficient as they get older. This is among the main causes that consumers opt for a replacement. Also, units do vary and as a result, their lifespans do too. The biggest reasons that establish how much time a system will operate is truly correct installation and maintenance. Obviously, a system that is not adequately installed or taken care of will not last as long as one that is. They also will not run as well. You can get ideal care for your HVAC system by contacting a Valley Cottage HVAC contractor, like SOS XTREME Comfort®.
Q: How can I make my system work even more efficiently without needing to exchange it?
A: The very best technique to keep your system running economically is by just simply caring for it. You ought to have your air conditioning system serviced in the early spring right before you begin to use it frequently in the summer. Additionally, you have to have your heating unit serviced in the fall season before the cold winter months shows up. Studies verify that house owners who do not maintain their system twice a year, have less efficient systems by approximately 5% -10%. Additionally, as a house owner, you should change your filters as frequently as required. Be sure to use filters that have high efficiency ratings to keep your system clean. Your system will need to breathe so do not block off your register or air vents. Keep debris away from your outside unit. You have to allow for proper circulation.
Q: I want to get a new heating/cooling system. How do I find the appropriate one for me?
A: Most importantly, you have to think about the size of the unit. Don’t be tempted to buy an over-sized unit, assuming that it will heat up or cool down your house a lot quicker than a smaller sized one. Some property owners assume that a smaller unit will reduce their home cooling and heating expenses. A unit that is too small will not save money on your electrical power costs. Some people have the misconception that size is a choice. As a matter of fact, it is not. The size of your machine needs to match the size of your ductwork. Otherwise, your home will not feel comfortable and your electricity statements will increase. A Valley Cottage, New York HVAC professional will have the ability to help you figure out what size your home needs in order to do its job properly. A carefully sized unit will keep your home comfortable and in an energy efficient manner. Make sure to ask your HVAC professional about operating costs for the brand-new system that you are interested in. Make sure to pick one that pays itself off. New systems are so energy efficient that you will certainly see a difference on your power costs and that is how you get a gain from your investment decision.
Q: I understand that I have to have my furnace examined in the autumn and my AC inspected in the spring. Why can’t I have the two examined together?
A: You use your HVAC system the most in the summer season and in the winter months. Therefore, you must have your air conditioning unit looked at the early spring and your heater tested in the fall. A Valley Cottage HVAC contractor will get more of an accurate reading when each system will be put to use the most. This minimizes pricey repairs and it confirms that your system is functioning at peak performance.
Q: I like to landscape my yard in the springtime. Can I plant near my outdoor unit?
A: You can grow plants in close proximity to your unit but we suggest that you leave 18 inches around your unit clear from any plants. This permits suitable air airflow which your unit requires just to perform effectively. Alternatively, your unit could get too hot which causes an unwanted service call.