Frequently Asked Questions
How often should my filter be changed or cleaned?
1” filters should be visually inspected on a monthly basis and changed at least every 3 months. An easy way to remember is "Change of Seasons - Change/Clean the Filters". Depending on your particular needs, the frequency may be different. You'll be able to gauge the frequency after checking the filters a couple of times.
Electronic Air Cleaners & high efficiency 4” pleated filters should be visually inspected on a quarterly basis & changed every 6 months to 1 year. Depending on your particular needs, the frequency may be different. You'll be able to gauge the frequency after checking the filters a couple of times. For instructions on how to clean your Electronic Air Cleaner’s Cells or purchase high efficiency pleated filters, call or e-mail our service department from the contact menu.
My system is not working, what should I do?
See the simple trouble shooting steps…No Heat or No Cooling Tips. Emergency service is available 24 hours a day by simply calling our regular telephone number
How often should regular maintenance be performed on my system by a certified technician?
Regular full Maintenance on your system includes a full visual inspection, top to bottom cleaning (including your coils), testing & simple adjustments. It should be performed on the equipment at least once a year to maintain the maximum efficiency of your new equipment. If you have an Air Conditioner or Heat Pump, you may want to consider a Semi-Annual (2X) plan to ensure we are able to take operational pressures on your cooling system.
If you have an extended warranty on your equipment, regular maintenance is required. As with your vehicle, if regular maintenance is not performed to prevent mechanical failure, it may compromise any covered repairs that you may have in the future. Preventative maintenance plans are available by calling our office and asking for the service department.
When is it time to consider new equipment?
If your equipment is 7 years old or older, you could save up to 60% in operating costs. The operating efficiency on heating equipment has drastically increased over the past decade. There are also numerous programs available to help with up-front installation costs.
In the event that you experience a costly repair on your existing equipment you will always be given the cost to repair it with the cost to upgrade your system as an option. And you can always ask our knowledgeable sales staff to provide an economic analysis on replacing equipment, financing options, and energy and fuel cost comparisons.
Why is maintenance on my system important?
Preventive Maintenance programs not only save you money in operating costs, but it can extend the life of your equipment and protect your investment. It can reduce equipment down time and increase system reliability and indoor comfort.
Here are just a few things that can be done to preserve your equipment efficiency: Cleaning Coils 10-15% Changing dirty air filters 10-15% Adjusting operating sequence of equipment 25-35% Cleaning burner assembly 15% Removing soot from fireside of burner 10% Adjusting air/fuel ratio of burner 15% Properly programming a thermostat 6-9% Adjusting a refrigerant charge 10-15%.