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Frequently Asked Questions

"Frequently Asked Questions"

How Often Should I Replace My Furnace Air Filter?


The life of a furnace filter will vary from house to house. The "type" of filter present will also need to be taken into consideration. Each household will be different in many ways. For example, some people may smoke, some households may have pets, some households may be under temporary construction etc. How often the equipment operates plays a major role in the life of the furnace filter. Typically a 1" pleated filter will generally need to be changed every 30-90 days depending on the application. A 5" air filter will tend to last longer. The average life of a 5" filter is 6 months to a year, again depending on the application. It is very important to look at all of the factors and change the filter accordingly.




Do I Need To Have An Annual Maintenance On My Furnace And Air Conditioner?


Furnaces and air conditioners are very temperamental and require extreme care. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to get annual maintenances. No matter the age of the equipment, it should be serviced and taken seriously!! Whether 1 or 20 years old, safety should be a priority. A furnace and air conditioning system may be cooling or heating the home comfortably, but is it safely operating? The only way to truly know is to have it professionally serviced. Maintenances help to prevent future issues that may become major due to neglect.




Is It Necessary To Have A Whole House Humidifier Installed?


The winter months can be brutal!! During the deep cold the structure can become extremely dry which can cause damage to wood, create static electricity, cause sinus issues, bloody noses and a whole list of other problems. When operating the heating system paired with a whole house humidifier, the moisture level in the air becomes much more comfortable which will eliminate many structure issues. A whole house humidifier is necessary and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!




When Changing Out Equipment, Should I Replace All Of The Equipment At The Same Time?


When it's time to replace your equipment, whether it be a furnace, air conditioner, air handler etc., there are many things to consider. Cost, efficiency, age of the existing equipment and so much more. If by chance the furnace is, lets say 17 years old and the air conditioner is the same or around the same age, it would be in your best interest to replace them both. Pairing systems together will ensure you get the best in efficiency and comfort.




How Do I Know Whether To Replace The Equipment Instead Of Repairing The Equipment?


The average life of a system is roughly 17-22 years. This will vary depending on how well the system has been maintained. Some repairs are costly and considered major. Evaporator coils, compressors, variable speed motors, certain circuit boards etc. Depending on the age of the equipment and the extent of the repair, it may be more economical to upgrade the system altogether.




How Important Is It To Have A Carbon Monoxide Detector In The Home?


When operating equipment such as furnaces, generators, stoves, water heaters, fireplaces and space heaters for example, the proper ventilation is required. Without proper ventilation, these energy sources can become extremely hazardous. Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas that is odorless, colorless and deadly. Over the years, many have died from this deadly gas simply because a carbon monoxide detector was not present to detect extreme levels that were life threatening. A carbon monoxide detector is without question a very important device to have and MUST be present in every home.




Should I Cover My Air Conditioner Or Heat Pump In The Winter Time?


This is a question that is often asked. The unit outside known as the "condenser", is designed to withstand extreme weather conditions. It is not necessary to cover the unit. Covering the "entire" unit will often trap moisture and cause damage. However, if choosing to cover the unit, it is recommended that a custom cover is ordered from the distributor which is designed specifically for that particular model. This will give the condenser a clean look with the proper airflow required, keep dirt and debris from getting inside and won't damage the system. Always remember to uncover the condenser in the springtime. Heat pumps should not be covered due to the fact that they can run all year long.




What Type Of Thermostat Should I Choose?


There are several types of thermostats on the market today. They range from the simple and basic non-programmable style to the more complex smart-communicating wifi thermostats. Choosing the proper thermostat for the application depends on the type of equipment present as well as the customers' preference. It's important to get the maximum performance out of the equipment and the correct thermostat will help achieve this goal. It's always a good idea to have a professional evaluate and see which thermostat best suits the application.




Is It Necessary To Have A Whole House Dehumidifier Installed?


Whole house dehumidifiers are an essential add-on to heating and cooling systems. They are designed to remove excess moisture and help to reduce the humidity level in the air. They also help with indoor air quality, allergies, heavy air and stuffiness, they minimize the risks of growing mold, provide more efficient cooling, lower the cooling costs and assist in controlling overall comfort. A dehumidifier can be very beneficial and should definitely be considered.




What Should I Check Before Calling For Service On My Equipment?


Unfortunately there may come a time when your equipment stops operating. When the heating system, air conditioner or air handler is not operating, there are a few basic things to check that may prevent from having a service tech called out to troubleshoot... (1) Check to make sure the main breaker is not tripped. (2) Make sure the switch on the system is turned on. (3) Make sure to check the batteries in the thermostat (if applicable). (4) Check the air filter to make sure it's not clogged. (5) Make sure that the ducts, vents and grills are not blocked. (6) Make sure the thermostat is on and set properly. (7) Make sure there is gas present at the location. (8) Make sure the overflow safety switch isn't tripped. If you are still uncertain and need to have a service technician come out, please give us a call.





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