Frequently Asked Questions About Residential And Commercial Heating & Cooling
A. The short answer is yes. In fact, it's why many local homeowners make the transition to a new HVAC system. Newer heating and air conditioning systems are much more energy-efficient. That saves you money on your monthly utility costs and makes your household more Eco-friendly.
Q. How Do I Know If I Need A Replacement Or Just Repairs?
A. There are many factors that can help determine this. For one thing, if you have an older system, it makes sense to update instead of repair. Also, if the cost of the repairs is 50% or more than the current value of your system, it's more cost-effective to replace instead of repair. Above all else, work with a reputable HVAC company and you won't have to worry about getting anything but honest feedback.
Q. Is HVAC Maintenance A Good Idea?
A. The other alternative is to wait for repair needs to present themselves, and that's if you're lucky. For some homeowners, the system breaks down completely and that's how you find out you have a problem. Scheduling regular maintenance prevents unexpected emergency repairs, saves you money on monthly operational costs, and prolongs the need for replacement.
Q. Is It Important To Change The Air Filter?
A. One of the most common mistakes homeowners make is to fail to change the air filter. Your filter should be changed monthly, especially during times of peak use. Failure to do so can end up completely blocking the airflow and cause your HVAC to stop working.
Q. How Can I Lower My Energy Bill?
A. Aside from installing a modern and more energy-efficient HVAC system, there are some ways to lower your heating and cooling costs. Use ceiling fans, increase your insulation, install replacement windows, and switch to a programmable thermostat, as just a few suggestions.
Q. How Do I Pick The Right HVAC Company?
A. For starters, don't rush. Take your time and do some research. Ask people you know for suggestions. You should only work with a reputable and established, licensed and insured professional. Get a written estimate and work with an industry expert who promises to stand by that quote, as well as their work.