To be comfortable in your home, you need to have your heating and air conditioning system working properly. You want to have enough capacity in your system to properly heat your home in the cold months. Likewise, you need sufficient capacity to cool down your home when the summer sun is beating down. Whether it is installation or repair that you need at the moment, the FAQs listed below should point you in the right direction.
Q: How often should I have service completed on my system?
A: As a general rule of thumb, having your heating system serviced once per year is a good plan. This will ensure that not too much time passes between inspections, hopefully allowing any developing issues to be addressed before they become major problems. Not only will annual service visits help you avoid a breakdown of the system, but they should also help your system run more efficiently from day to day.
Q: How frequently should I change the air filter?
A: Air filters are not particularly expensive, but they are an important part of the operation of your heating and air conditioning system. It is vital to have a clean filter so air can pass freely through your system – everything will run more efficiently when you have a fresh filter. Try replacing your air filter every three months under normal use conditions. Of course, if you have been running your system particularly hard for a period of time, or if you have air which is highly contaminated, it may be necessary to replace the filter more often.
Q: When is it time to replace the system?
A: If your system completely breaks down, this decision will be an easy one – you’ll have to have the system replaced as soon as possible. However, even something short of a complete breakdown could be reason enough to replace the system. For example, if you notice that your system is simply not performing as well as it used to – and you have been providing it with service and fresh filters – it may be time to shop for a new system. Also, if your energy bill has recently climbed (without a change in the rates), that may be a sign that the efficiency of the system is quickly deteriorating. While you’ll have to spend some money to purchase a new unit, you will enjoy improved performance and likely energy savings once the new system is in place.
Q: How do I pick the right system?
A: It would be a mistake to select the next heating and cooling system for your home without any experience or knowledge in this field. Fortunately, you don’t have to be on your own during this process. When the time does come to pick out a new system, the experts at Holtzople will be happy to help. Our team has all of the knowledge necessary in this field to guide you to the right decision for your home and budget.