Frequently Asked Questions About Heating & Cooling Services
What HVAC equipment requires preventative maintenance?
We're happy you asked this because most people in High Point forget about their heating and cooling system until they need to call an HVAC company for help. Most of the time, they wait until their furnace or air conditioner needs repairs. The answer is, all heating and air conditioning systems need preventative maintenance.
You can save yourself a load of trouble and extensive repair costs by getting a spring and fall season tune-up every year. Commercial HVAC systems need once a month maintenance, simply because they're bigger and have to work harder. Call Elite Air Systems LLC to schedule your maintenance service today!
How often should I change the HVAC filter?
Speaking of maintenance, one important part of maintaining your HVAC system is to regularly change the filter. How often you need to change yours depends on several factors:
- How much outdoor air pollution there is at your location
- How much indoor air pollution is created inside your home or building
- What type of filter you use
Most people who use the cheaper HVAC filters can get by with changing the filter out once a month. If there are pets in the house, your building is located next to a factory, or you have a big family living in the house, you will need to change your filter much more often.
The best way for you to figure out how often to change your HVAC filter is to change it once and then check the filter once a week. If debris is covering most of the surface or there is damage, change the filter.
Is my A/C big enough to cool my home?
If you aren't sure your A/C is big enough to cool your home, the best answer we can provide is to call our HVAC company for A/C repairs. There are several reasons why your home may be uncomfortably warm, and we really will need to troubleshoot the problem.
Before you call, make sure you've checked to thermostat to be sure your air conditioner is on, and then check your breaker box to be sure no breakers have tripped. Also, if you have a central air system, go outside and make sure no breakers have tripped inside the box located next to your outside unit. You can help your A/C repair technician by answering the following questions:
- What is the square footage of your home?
- Are all the rooms in your home affected or just one or two?
- What year was your air conditioning equipment installed?
- When did you first notice the problem?
How often should I have my heating and cooling system checked out?
If you have a gas furnace, make sure you get the equipment tested before you need to turn it back on for the first time. This is very important because the gas furnace needs to be checked for carbon monoxide leaks first. We want to stress how important inspections are on gas furnaces for your safety.
No matter what type of equipment you own, we always recommend getting a seasonal tune up just before the heating and cooling seasons change. This is a great way to make sure your HVAC system is functioning reliably before you need to use it for months at a time. HVAC tune ups also increase the energy-efficient operation of your heating and cooling system.