It varies depending on what kind of filter you have. If you have a standard 1-inch thick filter, we recommend you change them every 30 days. If you have a media or 4-5 inch thick filter, they can last anywhere from 90 days up to 1 year.

Proper air filtration is crucial to the health of both your HVAC system and your family. Air filters prevent dust and dirt from building up in your system to keep it performing at its best. High-efficiency filters do a better job of this and remove dust, dirt, mold, and more from the air. This is especially useful if you have allergies or respiratory issues. High-efficiency filters are better, but having the correct size air filter is crucial. Whether or not you choose to use them, remember to change your filters regularly.

Thera are several factors that can lead to the freezing of your air conditioning system and addressing them requires the expertise of a professional technician. Only they possess the training and appropriate tools to effectively resolve these issues.

One common cause is low refrigerant levels, often resulting from system wear and tear leading to refrigerant leaks. The loss of refrigerant causes the system to freeze up due to low pressure inside.

Dirty evaporator coils can result in reduced airflow, contributing to the system freezing up. Additionally, dirty air filters are a common cause of freezing. Professional assistance is crucial to identify and resolve these issues effectively.

The typical lifespan of a minimum efficient (80%) furnace is around 17 years while a high efficient 90% is around 20 years. In contrast, air conditioning units generally have a lifespan of around 14 years. Regular maintenance and regular filter replacement can influence the actual longevity of these HVAC systems.

It is recommended to service your HVAC systems before the start of each heating and cooling season. For air conditioners, regular maintenance is advised at the end of winter or the beginning of spring, while heat pumps or furnaces should undergo maintenance at the end of summer or the beginning of fall. This ensures optimal performance and efficiency throughout the respective seasons.

A heat pump is a versatile system that combines heating and air conditioning functions, offering year-round comfort. It can be installed with various indoor systems, including all-electric and dual-fuel or hybrid setups. During winter, the heat pump extracts heat from the cold outdoor air and brings it inside to warm your home. In our part of the country where additional heating is needed for desired warmth, gas furnaces are commonly used to handle really cold days.

Zoned HVAC systems offer improved comfort control, reduced energy bills, and enhanced energy efficiency. By dividing the space into zones, energy waste is minimized as the HVAC equipment doesn't have to work as hard to regulate temperatures throughout the entire house. This targeted approach contributes to a more efficient and cost-effective heating and cooling solution.

Equipment Upgrade:

  • Consider replacing your furnace with a newer, more efficient model.
  • Modern high-efficiency furnaces can potentially save up to 25% on energy bills.
  • The initial expense may be offset by the long-term energy savings.

Thermostat Optimization:

  • Consider upgrading to a smart thermostat that can adjust temperatures when you are not at home. These can potentially reduce heating & cooling costs by 23% annually.

Vent Management:

  • Avoid blocking vents to ensure even heat distribution throughout the house.
  • Many homes also have volume dampers to balance your home’s temperature

Ceiling Fan Efficiency:

  • Install ceiling fans with blades spinning clockwise in winter to help distribute heat efficiently. The U.S. Department of Energy says that a single ceiling fan “will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4 degrees with no reduction in comfort.”

Annual Furnace & Air Conditioning Maintenance:

  • Schedule annual maintenance for your equipment to ensure smooth and efficient operation. We can identify and address potential issues promptly to prevent breakdowns and optimize performance.

To provide a comprehensive answer, scheduling an appointment with one of our HVAC service experts is necessary. Our team will visit your home to assess its size, heating and cooling requirements, environmental factors, and the necessary work. Based on this evaluation, we can recommend the most suitable system for your needs and ensure a swift installation process.

Choosing the right size air conditioner for your home is crucial. If the unit is too large, it may cool your home quickly, but it will be less efficient and struggle to effectively reduce humidity. This can result in short-run cycles, where the system shuts off before enough air passes over the indoor coil to drain water. Excess moisture left in the air can lead to mold and mildew issues in your home.

Frequent starts and stops may increase energy consumption and accelerate wear and tear on the system. Longer cycles are generally more efficient & provide better comfort.