Below are answers to some of the most common questions we receive. If you don't see your question, email us!
What Does HVAC Stand For?
HVAC is an acronym for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.
HVAC is used to refer to your whole heating and cooling system. This can include air conditioners, heat pumps, duct work, filters, humidifiers, air purifiers, and more.
How Often Should My Air Conditioner Be Serviced?
Regular maintenance and inspection is the best way to extend the life of your HVAC system.
On average, a residential heating and cooling system should be inspected twice a year - preferably before heavy use. We recommend once in the spring (before heavy summer usage) and again in the fall (before heavy winter usage).
However, regular maintenance will depend on how you use your system. A single- or two-person household with no pets and no smokers may be fine with a single annual inspection.
For recommendations on regular maintenance and inspection of commercial HVAC systems please call or email us.
How Often Do I Need to Change My Filter?
Your air filter helps improve air quality by removing dust, germs, and allergens. It also helps ensure proper air flow through your HVAC system.
Proper maintenance of your air filter can eliminate the most common air conditioning problems.
You must first determine if your system has a filter that needs to be replaced, or a permanent filter that needs to be cleaned.
The frequency of replacement or cleaning depends on a variety of variables:
- Type of filter / filter rating
- Size of family / workforce
- Time of year (higher levels of pollen/allergens outdoors may require more frequent replacement)
My System is Icing Up, What Should I Do?
If you are regularly cleaning and/or replacing your filter the only thing you can really do is call out an air conditioning contractor.
A system that ices up could have low refrigerant or a problem with the evaporator coil, blower motor, or relay.
How Long Should My Air Conditioner Last?
Depending on the quality of the manufacturer and the efficiency of the model - along with proper, routine mainenance - an air conditioning system can last up to 15 years.
If not properly maintained, your system can last as few as 7 to 10 years.
The best way to extend the life of your HVAC system is to regularly check your filters and to schedule routine maintenance and inspection by a licensed air conditioning contractor.
You should also ensure your outdoor unit is free and clear of dirt, debris, and vegetation.
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