Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions. We have answers.

Q: Why is it important to have regular maintenance on my home comfort system?

A: Would you own a car and never change the oil, or replace the tires and brakes? Well, in the same way it is essential to have regular precision tune-ups and safety inspections done on your home comfort system. Regular maintenance of your equipment will provide you with the following benefits:

    -Validates manufacturer’s warranty
    -Increased dependability
    -Provide maximum efficiency which lowers energy costs
    -Prolongs the life-span of the equipment
    -Maintains safe and healthy operation
    -Find potential problems and fix them right away which will help drastically reduce the chance of break-downs which usually happens at night or on weekends when repair rates are higher.

 

Q: How do I know if there is Carbon Monoxide in my home?

A: Carbon Monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the country. Carbon Monoxide is odorless, tasteless and invisible. It is known as the Silent Killer. The safe way to know if carbon monoxide is present is to install carbon monoxide alarms on every level of your home, particularly around sleeping areas.

Q: What size furnace do I need?

A: Furnaces are rated in size by the BTU (Heating) capacity, ranging from 40,000 BTU’s for small homes to 120,000 BTU’s for large homes. For each home, there is an optimum size furnace. An oversized furnace will inefficiently cycle on and off too frequently. An undersized furnace will not heat your home adequately on the coldest winter days.

Factors that impact selecting the optimum furnace size include home size, location, design and ceiling type, as well as the number of people, windows and doors.

Q: What size air conditioner do I need?

A: Installing a correctly sized air conditioning system is critical to its proper function. Bigger is not better. An oversized system will cost more to operate and will cycle too briefly to effectively remove household humidity. An undersized unit will not cool your home. Correct sizing of your air conditioner is critical.

Q: What is IAQ?

A: IAQ stands for indoor air quality. Government research shows that people spend up to 90% of their time indoors, but research also shows that indoor air quality is 10 to 100 times more polluted than outside air. Did you know that each person breaths an average of two teaspoons of dust, dust mites, pollen, mold viruses, bacteria, pet dander, carpet fiber and second hand smoke into their lungs each day?