Heating FAQ’s

Frequently Asked HVAC Questions

While the typical recommendation is to change your air filter every 3-6 months, the ideal schedule can vary depending on your specific situation. Here’s why:

  • How much your air filter runs: The more your HVAC system runs, the faster your filter will trap dust and debris.

  • The size of your air filter: Bigger filters hold more dust before needing replacement.

  • The quality of your air filter: Higher-quality filters capture smaller particles and clog more quickly.

  • Activity in your home: Pets, kids, and smoking all contribute more dust and allergens to your air.

Instead of a one-size-fits-all answer, the best approach is to inspect your air filter monthly. When it becomes visibly clogged, it’s time for a replacement. We can help you decide on the ideal inspection frequency for your home.

The ideal duct cleaning frequency actually depends on your home’s specific conditions. We recommend a 5-7 month interval cleaning for most homes.

Yearly equipment maintenance is key!

New systems: Regular checkups ensure they run efficiently, saving you money on energy bills.

Older systems: Early detection of problems prevents costly repairs down the road.

Safety first: Maintenance keeps your equipment functioning safely and gives you peace of mind

Don’t neglect your home’s comfort and efficiency! Both your HVAC system, which keeps you comfortable year-round, and your plumbing, essential for daily tasks, require regular maintenance. Just like your refrigerator, one of the hardest-working appliances, your HVAC is likely the most expensive to replace if neglected. Regular inspections can help prevent costly repairs and ensure both systems function smoothly.

Heating Season Ultimate Tune-Up

  • Test Operation

  • Replace or Clean Filter

  • Test for gas leaks

  • Inspect Safety Controls

  • Perform carbon monoxide sampling & PPM of ductwork and flue

  • Test for proper drafting of vent & inspect vent condition

  • Visually inspect burners/pilot assembly

  • Lubricate, adjust & tighten blower assembly to factory specifications

  • Inspect condition of water heater

  • Replace thermocouple if necessary

  • Inspect blower wheel for cleanliness

  • Clean furnace cabinet inside & out

  • Check electrical connections for tightness

  • Adjust & calibrate thermostat

  • Record amp draw on blower motor

  • Record entering & leaving air temperatures

  • Check manifold pressure

  • Run defrost cycle & test auxiliary heat

Cooling Season Ultimate Tune-Up

  • Test Operation

  • Replace or clean filter

  • Shut down humidifier & damper

  • Record operating pressures & temperatures

  • Clean outdoor condenser coil

  • Record amp draw on compressor and condenser fan motor

  • Inspect & clean condensate drain

  • Lubricate, adjust & tighten condenser fan to factory specifications

  • Check electrical connections for tightness

  • Check all electrical components capacitors, contactors, etc.)

  • Check refrigerant charge

  • Adjust and calibrate thermostat

Our Plumbing Maintenance Agreement (PMA) helps make sure that your plumbing system is kept in the best condition possible for your home!

  • Reduce your Water Usage and save on your utility bill

  • Prevent costly breakdowns

  • Extended equipment life

  • Discounted repairs

  • Never pay overtime, EVER!

  • Priority customer status

  • Automatic call reminders

The PMA includes an Ultimate Plumbing Tune-Up, which includes:

  • Full, comprehensive tune-up of your water heater

  • Removal and cleaning faucet aerators of calcium build-up

  • Inspection of toilet and tank for any leaks and proper flushing action

  • Toilet float ball, overflow tube, and any linkage will be adjusted and set to the manufacturer’s specifications

  • Check the water pressure on the incoming water line and make any necessary adjustments to exposed regulator

  • Check for slow drains in kitchen sink, all lavatories, and tub and shower drain

  • Treat all drains with Bio-Clean

  • Inspect plumbing system and tighten any loose faucet handles during the inspection process

  • Gas connectors and exposed piping will be inspected visually

  • Check under house for leakage on drains and water lines

  • Inspect under all toilets, tubs, showers, washing machine, and dishwasher locations for leakage

  • You will be shown where your emergency shut-off valve and the emergency gas shut off are

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. Set by the Department of Energy and varying by region, it measures an air conditioner’s average efficiency throughout the season. This considers both indoor and outdoor temperatures.
A heat pump is like a two-way air conditioner. It uses refrigerant to cool your home, but with a special valve that can reverse the flow. This lets it absorb heat from outside air even in cooler weather, acting like a heat pump to warm your home in winter.
Mini-split systems, also called ductless splits, are air conditioners or heat pumps that cool or heat your home without ducts.They consist of two main parts: a wall-mounted indoor unit and an outdoor unit, similar to a typical central air conditioning system. Unlike central air, however, mini-splits don’t require bulky ductwork throughout the house.The indoor unit blows cool or warm air directly into the room, making them ideal for targeted temperature control. Mini-split systems come in cooling-only options or combined heating and cooling options.

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