SOS XTREME Comfort® provides the best heating and cooling repair services in West Nyack. 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 West Nyack 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 West Nyack 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 imply?
A: HVAC means heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Q: What type of preventative maintenance do I have to do on my heating and air conditioning unit?
A: The key to HVAC care is ideal air movement. This implies that everything that restrains airflow should be rapidly taken care of. Things like dust, debris, or dirt should be removed. Your air filters should typically be clean for proper circulation. An annual tune-up on your AC should be set up in the springtime and an annual tune-up on your heating unit should be arranged in the fall.
Q: How do I identify 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 find the label. Usually, warranties last about 5 years. This can be different from one brand name to another but this is typically standard. It also changes according to the service provider that installed it. A reputable West Nyack cooling and heating company, like SOS XTREME Comfort®, will be able to give you more info on your equipment 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 unit be something that worries me?
A: Even though your system seems to be performing suitably, your next-door neighbors will thank you for fixing your noisy HVAC system. Unquestionably, they do not need to know whenever your system starts up or off. Additionally, there is enough sound pollution on the planet and the last thing that you intend to do is be a contributor to it. A loud unit may be caused by a number of variables. They include:
- Make and model of the unit
- Is your compressor insulated or not?
Heating and cooling systems that are fabricated these days are built with a quieter design. The good news is that you can examine one model to another by exploring their sound ratings. This will serve to help you understand which one to purchase since you don’t want one of the louder models if it is located right outside your bedroom window. That may not go over so well during the night.
Q: What are the reasons for indoor air pollution?
A: Indoor air pollution is a concern that should be dealt with by all property owners. This is specifically the case for house owners who have a newly constructed house. These homes are built so tightly that they do not ventilate as well as older homes do. A tightly built home enables the most energy efficiency. Nevertheless, it means that homeowners really should have a whole house ventilation system to prevent being exposed. Factors to indoor air pollution are:
- House furniture
- Drapes or curtains
- Chemical cleaning items
These products emit fumes and gases that accumulate. The build up of these gases and fumes is the top cause of indoor air pollution.
Q: Should I wrap my outdoor unit throughout the winter season?
A: Your exterior machine should not be covered during the winter weather. Even when a blizzard is expected, your machine can handle it. These heating and cooling systems are made to tolerate even the coldest of weather. Covering it can trigger some unforeseen issues. If another person were to unintentionally switch on the air conditioner, it can damage the condenser and its parts.
Q: What should I turn my thermostat to: on or auto?
A: You should certainly use 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 constantly. Although this produces an even temperature through your home, it also uses a lot more energy. It is best to use the ‘auto’ setting so that you don’t have high home cooling and heating expenses.
Q: I have bought a brand new furnace and air conditioning system. How long should I expect it to last?
A: When your system is effectively taken care of, you can expect your brand new furnace or air conditioning unit to run for about 15-20 years. Please note that units become less energy efficient as they age. This is among the major reasons that house owners prefer a replacement. Also, cooling and heating systems do differ and due to this fact, their life expectancies do too. The biggest variables that determine how long a system will operate is really adequate installation and maintenance. Naturally, a system that is not correctly installed or taken care of will not last as long as one that is. They also will not function as economically. You can get ideal care for your HVAC system by talking to a West Nyack HVAC contractor, like SOS XTREME Comfort®.
Q: I have to buy a new heating/cooling system. How do I buy the appropriate one for me?
A: When it comes to your HVAC unit, size does count. Some homeowners assume 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 faster. Others think that if they purchase a small unit, then they will be saving money on their electricity monthly bills. The reality is that you need an unit that matches the ducting system in your home. This is the only way that a unit will suitably cool down or heat up your house. To find out what size you really are in need of, you will have to consult with a West Nyack, New York HVAC professional. They will have the capacity to determine what size your system requires if you want to keep your house comfortable while using the very least quantity of electricity. They will also have the capacity to establish what the operating expense will be of a new system. You really want to get a system that helps make your investment worth the cost. Many modern systems are so energy efficient that the reductions that you gain on your power bill will ultimately payoff the costs of a new system.
Q: I just bought a new heating and air conditioning system. Should I have a programmable thermostat put in as well?
A: People who have installed these devices are pleased that they did. The reason why is simply because they are saving money. You can set this type of thermostat to increase or bring down the temp in your house based on your routine. This genuinely works when you have a regular schedule. Beyond saving you money on your power charges, a programmable thermostat can also provide additional comfort. It can heat up your house before you get out of bed in the early morning!
Q: Will an updated West Nyack HVAC system lower my utility bills?
A: An updated West Nyack HVAC system will surely save you money. It will decrease your home heating and cooling expenses. A system’s efficiency is identified by its SEER rating. SEER is a term in the HVAC production that stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. New designs are required by law to have a minimum 13 SEER rating. With a SEER 13, operating costs could be lowered by as much as 50%. This suggests that, yes, your brand new system will most definitely bring down your energy bills.
Q: My furnace/air conditioner gets the job done although it is outdated. Why should I replace it?
A: Your cooling and heating system might do the job but it unquestionably won’t work as effectively when it is 12 years old. As they age, they lose their efficiency and this is reflected on your power bill monthly. When a unit reduces its efficiency, it is a slow process so you may not observe it right away. When you invest in a brand new unit, you will get the repayment from your investment quite rapidly. You can save as much as 50% on operating charges. One of the main reasons that property owners substitute their systems with a new one is to decrease their home heating and air conditioning expenses.
Q: I like to landscape my backyard in the early spring. Can I plant near my exterior unit?
A: When you landscape your property, you want 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 above your unit. Your exterior unit needs suitable air circulation surrounding it in order for it to function the way that you need it to. People often make the mistake of planting too close to their unit or failing to remember to trim the plants around their unit. This has caused costly and avoidable repairs.
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: More than likely, your thermostat is set to the ‘on’ position. It is preferred to have it on the ‘auto’ setting. This setting will save more power. The other setting, or the ‘on’ setting, does create a nice uniform temperature all throughout your home but it uses a lot of power to perform this. It does this by making your fan blow non-stop which translates into higher power expenses. The ‘auto’ position should be sufficient for it to keep your home comfortable.