Frequently asked questions about your Heating & Cooling needs
- How often should I replace my filters? We recommend checking your filters every 3 months. There are a lot of variables to how often they will need to be changed such as pets, children, etc.
- How often should I perform maintenance on my furnace/air conditioner? All manufacturers of heating and cooling equipment recommend annual maintenance once a year. Motors need to be oiled and coils need to be cleaned.
- How often should the Freon be changed in my air conditioner? You should never have to replace Freon in a system. It is a sealed system. If you have to add Freon to your system then you have a leak – we recommend a leak search be done on your system.
- What is the lifespan of a furnace/air conditioner? The average life expectancy is 15-20 years for your heating and cooling equipment if it is properly maintained. Now that being said we have seen 35-40 year old equipment that has been maintained yearly and is still in good shape. The 15-20 year mark is average.
- What is a heat pump? A heat pump looks the exact same as an air conditioner, but has different parts inside of it that let it heat and cool the home. You still need to have a furnace to have a heat pump added on to your system. The heat pump sits outside your home and has refrigerant lines that run inside your home to where your furnace is and attaches to a coil. The furnace fan blows across the coil to produce heat or cooling through the ductwork.
- What size equipment do I need for my home? There are formulas such as heat load calculations to figure out what system will work best for you.
- What are the advantages of a programmable thermostat? Programmable thermostats allow you to set certain temperatures at certain times so that your furnace or air conditioner is not running when they are not needed. You program them when they are installed and theoretically you should not have to touch them.
- I have allergies, and I need some relief when I’m in my home…what can I do? There are many different styles of Indoor Air Quality Systems available, including Electronic air cleaners, merv 16 filters, merv 10 filters and Lennox pure air filters. If you have questions on what would work best for your home it would be best to call and speak with Corey.