Frequently Asked Question’s
How do I know if I need to replace my existing heating or air conditioning system?
There are three situations in which we feel it is a good idea to replace your current system: If you’re system is old, needs repair, or is not efficient. Older systems are more likely to be poorly maintained and have lots of wear and tear. This reduces efficiency and increases your cost to run the system. To avoid paying high utility bills or risking an expensive repair, you may want to consider replacing your system.
How do I know if my system is efficient?
|The biggest red flag if your system is inefficient is your electric bill and the amount of oil you are using during the winter months. An efficient system can save you hundreds of dollars a year.
What are my options when trying to pay for a new system?
If you are concerned about paying for a new system, you have options! One option is to finance your purchase. If you do plan on doing this, make sure to include the monthly savings you will see on your utility bill when determining the actual monthly cost of the replacement. Another option is to look into rebates, we have a list of available rebates listed here.The third option is to look into our current coupons and specials. If you would like more accurate pricing specific to your home, you can submit your contact information to us for a free quote.
What is a SEER rating?
SEER stands for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio”. Basically it tells you how efficiently it converts electricity to cooling comfort. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the system. By federal law all units must be a 13 SEER or higher.
I have a new HVAC system, does it still need to be cleaned?
Yes!! Even though your system is new, it still needs to have annual maintenance performed. This will help keep the warranty in effect. Most all equipment manufactures state in the terms of their warranty that annual maintenance must be performed by a qualified technician. Keeping your system maintained will give you assurance that it is operating at peak efficiency and safety.
How often should I have my equipment serviced?
Heating and Air Conditioning equipment should be serviced at least once a year. The best scenario is to have the heating system checked in the Fall and the air conditioning checked in the Spring. Oil-fired equipment should definitely be cleaned and serviced annually; at the beginning of each heating season.
Why should I have my equipment serviced?
Annual servicing includes cleaning the system, checking for any problems or potential problems and adjusting for PEAK efficiency.
- Increasing your system’s dependability
- Finding and fixing any potential problems
- Providing maximum efficiency which lowers energy costs
- Prolonging the life-span of the equipment
- Maintaining safe and healthy operation
- Drastically reducing the chance of a break-down which usually happens at night or on weekends when repair rates are higher
- Sustaining the warranty on your system
Many of our Service Plans include extra benefits, including:
- Discounts on repairs
- Discounts on purchases and future replacement
- Priority Status for Scheduling