How often do the air filters in my HVAC system need to be changed?
While the general rule is every 1 to 3 months, this largely depends on the type of filters you’re using, as well as other factors such as the number of people living in your home, whether you have pets in the house and if there’s any construction going on around your neighbourhood.
What is the ideal thermostat setting for maximum energy efficiency?
This all depends on the season! We recommend keeping your thermostat set to around 20°C (68°F) in the colder months and 26°C (78°F) in the hotter months, in order to achieve maximum energy efficiency.
How can I improve my home's indoor air quality?
The easiest way to improve your indoor air quality is to keep your system’s air filters and vents free from debris. This means regularily inpecting, cleaning and changing them as needed. If you’re looking for additional protection, check out our air purification solutions, or contact us to learn more.
What's the difference between an air pump and a furnace?
Air pumps run on electricity and are able to heat or cool your home by transferring heat from the ground or air. Furnaces are only able to heat your home typically by burning fuels such as gas or oil.
What's the average lifespan of an HVAC system?
HVAC systems are typically efficient and reliable up to about 10 -15 years, depending on usage and how well-maintained they are. However, once they start having frequent problems, they become less efficient and it’s time to consider a replacement. If you’re considering a replacement, check out our furnaces!
When should I consider an HVAC replacement over a repair?
When your system is close to the end of its lifespan and needs frequent repairs, it may end up being more costly to keep than replace in the long run. This is because a unit that’s older and worn out tends to lose its energy efficiency, so by replacing it you’ll likely save a lot more money in energy costs. Considering a replacement? Give us a call at (519) 842-3807 to get a free quote!
How can I make my home more energy efficient?
Sealing drafts and adding insulation are a great start! Keeping your HVAC system well maintained to ensure it’s running at maximum efficiency is equally important. A programmable thermostat will also help keep it at the right temperature.
What are the signs that my HVAC system needs maintenance or repair?
If you’re having problems keeping your HVAC system at the right temperature, suffering from increased energy bills, or noticing frequent cycling, it’s probably overdue for a tune up. If you’re hearing unusual sounds or seeing visible leaks, you should book an appointement for professional HVAC service ASAP.
Why is HVAC maintenance important?
Regular maintenance provides the thorough cleaning and inspection that your HVAC system needs to prevent breakdowns and costly repairs. It also improves your indoor air quality, helps your system maintain maximum efficiency, and extends its lifespan. Schedule an appointment for maintenace today!
Is there a way to troubleshoot uneven heating and cooling problems myself?
Check your air filters and vents for debris or blockages. Seal any duct leaks and consider using a zoning system if the problem persists. Contact us for customized temperature zone solutions!
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