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Heating and Air FAQ

(1) How often should I change my filter?

 We recommend you check/change your air filter at least every month. A dirty filter reduces air flow and causes strain on your compressor.

(2) What temperature should I set my thermostat on?

You should set your thermostat at whatever temperature is comfortable to you. During excessively hot days, (above 95*) your air conditioner may not cool your home below 75*. A good rule of thumb is, if your home is 20* cooler than the outside during these excessively hot days, your air conditioner is probably doing all it can.

(3) Do I need to have my a/c or furnace checked regularly?

Yes, your heating and air system is the most expensive appliance in your home. A clean and well maintained system operates more efficient and last much longer than a neglected one. We recommend having your a/c and heater each checked once a year.

(4) Should I have my freon changed or how long will the freon last?

No, you do not have to change the freon in your air conditioner and it will last forever as long as you do not have a leak. If you've had freon added to your system, it has a leak in it and we recommend finding the source of the leak and addressing the problem.

(5) Every time I cut my yard, my outside unit gets covered in grass and dirt. Is there anything I can do to stop this?

Yes, when your a/c is running, it pulls air into the unit and across the coils of the condenser. Blow the grass away from the unit or use a bagger. If this does not help enough, cut the a/c off while you cut the grass in that area of the yard. Do not forget to turn it back on.

(6) When should I consider replacing my a/c and/or heater?

 When repairs become excessive or if a repair is not cost effective, it is time to look at the advantages a new system has to offer. Examples of such advantages are warranties, higher efficiencies, and reliability.

(7) My family suffers from allergies. Is it true that some of these problems are coming from my heating and air system?

 Yes, The most common allergens found in a heating and air system are mold and mildew. These allergens usually grow on and around the evaporator (indoor) coil where it is always cool dark and damp. Thanks to the latest technology, we have products available that can virtually eliminate these allergens. Contact us for further info and for a free in home Indoor Air Quality inspection.

(8) What type filter should I use?

There are numerous types of filters available in todays market. Be cautious and remember, a cheap filter is just that.

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