Frequently Asked Questions About Air Conditioning & Heating
How Often Should I Replace My Air Filters?
A. Replacing your air filters is one of the quickest and easiest things you can do to help preserve the health of your home’s cooling and heating system. Typically, this should be done at least every one or two months, depending on how dirty they are. Your best bet is to check at least on a monthly basis, and if you see a great deal of dust or other debris, go ahead and change them.
What Does Energy Star Mean?
A. Energy Star is a certification rating that’s given to certain HVAC systems that are built to very specific energy usage and efficiency standards. Energy Star standards are set down by the US Environmental Protection Agency as well as the US Department of Energy, and the criteria for gaining this rating are very strict. Because of these standards, Energy Star products typically use a great deal less energy and are much more efficient than other products, helping you save a great deal of money on your monthly electric bill.
What is the Life Expectancy of My Unit?
A. Most air conditioning and heating units typically have a lifespan averaging about 15 years, but this can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. In order to maximize the lifespan of your home’s cooling and heating system, it’s important to ensure you’re keeping up with your system’s maintenance needs. Having yearly tune ups and replacing your filters regularly can go a long way in helping to get all 15 years from your home’s unit.
Should I Get a Heat Pump or Furnace?
A. The question of whether a heat pump or furnace is a better choice for our San Antonio home is one that largely comes down to personal preference. While both a furnace and a heat pump can be a reliable and efficient source of heat for your home during the winter months, a heat pump will also be able to handle your air conditioning needs during the summer. If you’re still stuck on the decision regarding which system will be best suited for your home, give our team of professionals a call and we would be happy to help you determine which option will best fulfill your needs.
What Can I Do to Lower My Energy Bills?
A. There are a number of small steps you can take every so often that can help you reduce your monthly cooling and heating bills. Changing your air filters regularly, getting your system tuned up at least once per year, and replacing your old unit with a more energy-efficient system can all be great ways to save yourself a great deal of money on a month-to-month basis when it comes to your home’s cooling and heating.
What Can I Do to Improve Indoor Air Quality Within My Home?
A. When it comes to improving the indoor air quality of your San Antonio home, there are a number of ways in which you can do so. Between having your air ducts cleaned on a regular basis, replacing your air filters, and or even having a whole home air purifier installed, there are ample ways in which you can make your home a healthier place for you and your family. If indoor air quality is a concern for you, give our team of skilled technicians a call today and let us go over some of the many options we have available.