Q: What regular maintenance do heating and air conditioning systems need?
The most important part of HVAC maintenance is maintaining unrestricted air flow. Dust, dirt and debris are an HVAC system's worst enemies. Whether it's an indoor unit or an outdoor unit, you must keep all filters clean and coils free of restrictions.
Q: How long do HVAC systems last?
Regular preventative maintenance helps keep your HVAC running smoothly for, on average, 12-15 years.
Q: When should I replace my existing heating or air conditioning system?
Consider replacing your air conditioning or heating system if it is close to 12 years old or inefficient and in need of a repair. Today's systems are as much as 60% more efficient and can save you money long term.
Q: When replacing the outdoor unit, should I replace the indoor unit too?
Most likely, yes, and there are three reasons why- 1. Matched systems: All outdoor air conditioners and heat pump units are specifically designed to work with matched indoor units for optimum efficiency and performance. 2. Efficiency ratings: The efficiency ratings on air conditioners and heat pumps are based on their performance as matched systems. If you only change one, the efficiency rating will not be correct, and you will not receive all the benefits of the indoor unit. 3. Equipment age: if your outdoor unit is over twelve years old and needs replacing.
Q: What should I look for when choosing a new furnace, heat pump or air conditioning unit?
We are a licensed and authorized dealer of Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems. Bryant is one of the most trusted HVAC Manufactures in the industry. When you choose a furnace, heat pump or air conditioner, choose a manufacturer that has a good reputation for quality and durability like Bryant. We can help you decide on the correct equipment size and system for your home for maximum efficiency.
Q: As a commercial business do I need to plan for the EPA ban on ozone damaging refrigerants?
If you are a business owner you may want to take inventory of the refrigerants in your cooling system and determine if they will be available in future. It is also important to know that by 2030, the Environmental Protection Agency will ban refrigerants that contain chlorine because they deplete the earth's ozone layer. The deadline seems like the distant future, but commercial HVAC systems have long lifespans, and the phase out involves ending production of the most common air-conditioning refrigerant, HCFC-22.
Q: How can I reduce costs associated with my Commercial HVAC system?
Get routine maintenance performed by a licensed and qualified HVAC technician. The technician should check the motor, belts and steam traps. Your filters, coils and boiler heat transfer surfaces should also be cleared. An automated energy management system can also help reduce your costs as it will after indoor air flow and regulate the temperature inside based on the climate and temperature outside.
Q: Do you provide a service plan?
Yes. We have a one year plan for a single system at $150 per year and $250 for a two system.
Q: How much service work do I need? And how much should I expect to pay for a service call?
We provide free estimates and pride ourselves on providing transparent prices on parts with fair estimates. To assess your repairs, there is a one-time flat fee of $75.00 for a diagnosis.