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Q: How do I choose a heating and cooling contractor?

A: Choosing the right contractor is probably the most important decision you have to make. You want to find an HVAC contractor that is knowledgeable and experienced as they will be making recommendations that affect your comfort and safety. To start with make sure that the contractor is licensed, insured and has a physical address. Make sure that you can contact their office and that it’s not just someone with a cell number. Next make sure their training and credentials are up to date. As HVAC equipment increases in efficiency and features, it gets more complex and requires better technicians.

Q: How do I choose a heating and cooling contractor?

A. Choosing the right contractor is probably the most important decision you have to make. You want to find an HVAC contractor that is knowledgeable and experienced as they will be making recommendations that affect your comfort and safety. To start with make sure that the contractor is licensed, insured and has a physical address. Make sure that you can contact their office and that it’s not just someone with a cell number. Next make sure their training and credentials are up to date. As HVAC equipment increases in efficiency and features, it gets more complex and requires better technicians.

Q: How important is it to maintain our furnace or heat pump?

A:  It is extremely important to take care of your furnace or heat pump via a regularly scheduled maintenance agreement. Depending on your situation we may recommend 1 or 2 times a year. During this appointment, we do a thorough examination of your system to make sure it is operating properly.

Q: Are there things a homeowner can do to help increase the energy efficiency of their heating and cooling system?

A:  Yes! First, it is very important to regularly change the air filter on your heat pump or furnace. This one thing will help your equipment run at peak performance. Second, make sure you schedule a safety and performance check-up at least once a year.

Q: How often should I change or clean my air filters?

A:  This depends a lot on the environment of the home. For example; a home with a lot of pets or someone with allergies will want to change their air filter more frequently than others. A good rule of thumb for average use is to change or clean your filter every 3 months, but that can increase to once a month for people with allergies and/or pets.

Q: What can I do to lower the cost of my monthly utility bill?

A:  There are many things you can do to help your furnace or heat pump perform better. First, make sure that you change the filter in your heating and cooling unit on a regular basis. Some homeowners do this on a monthly basis. Also, make sure to have your heat pump, furnace, or air conditioner serviced on a regular basis. The addition of a programmable thermostat will not only allow you to determine your comfort level, but is also a big contributor to taking control of your heating costs.

Q: How often should I change or clean my air filters?

A:  This depends a lot on the environment of the home. For example; a home with a lot of pets or someone with allergies will want to change their air filter more frequently than others. A good rule of thumb for average use is to change or clean your filter every 3 months, but that can increase to once a month for people with allergies and/or pets.

Q. Why and how often should I have regular preventive maintenance done?

A: The system that heats and cools your business requires regular, seasonal maintenance to perform optimatlly. Components need to be cleaned, inspected, and replaced over time to ensure the reliability, saftey, and efficiency of the system.