cas-team2Q: When should I have my HVAC system serviced?

A heating and cooling system should be serviced two times a year; once in the spring and once in the fall.  A cooling only system should be checked only in the Spring and a heating only system should be checked once in the Fall.  Contact our office today to schedule an appointment to have your HVAC system serviced by one of our highly trained technicians.

Q: How often should I clean or replace my air filter?

A good general rule is to clean/change your filter once every 1-3 months.  There are many filters on the market today and depending on the type once every 1-3 months.  Following the instructions on the package or give our office a call with any questions you may have.  Regular maintenance of your air filter will ensure the best air filtration and increase the life of your heating/cooling system.

Q: Why should I replace my heating or cooling system if it still works?

Even if your system still working, if your system is more than 12 years old, you should look at your options to replace it with a new high efficiency system.  A new correctly designed and properly installed system could save you up to 50% of your energy costs.  A properly installed and maintained high efficiency system doesn’t just save on energy costs, but it will keep your home much more comfortable.  Contact our office today for an evaluation of your system and a no obligation proposal for a more efficient system today.

Q: What does SEER, EER & HSPF mean?

SEER is the abbreviation for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating.  It is a US Government standard for rating the efficiency of your cooling system.

EER is the abbreviation for Energy Efficiency Ratio; unlike SEER which is the seasonal rating, EER is the system energy efficiency at the peak operating use.  (Both SEER & EER should be considered when purchasing a cooling system).

HSPF is the abbreviation for Heating Season Performance Factor.  This rating is used to measure the efficiency of the heat pump.  It is a ratio of the heat output to the amount of electricity used over an average heating season.  The higher the number, the more efficient the system is (applies to SEER, EER & HSPF).

Q: What should I set my humidistat at?

Most experts advise to set your humidity level around 40-50%.  This is the optimal level to maintain the health of your family and to ensure the best environment for your home and the contents.  Call our office today about having your steam humidifier installed!

Q: Would a Programmable Thermostat save me money or is that a waste of time and money?

With a programmable thermostat using a daily set back schedule, you can save an average of $150 annually.  You can find more examples of energy saving schedules and tips at Energy.gov.  Contact our office today and start saving energy and money by having your Programmable Thermostat installed.