Frequently Asked Questions
Before calling for air conditioning or furnace repair services, there are certain tasks you can perform on your own. Some tasks our experts recommend performing include:
- Check your thermostat to make sure it is on.
- If your furnace is malfunctioning, check to see if the light at the front of the furnace is green. If it is, continue to troubleshoot. If it’s red, then you need to call for repairs. Check to see if a circuit breaker was tripped.
- Inspect the filter and see if it needs to be changed.
- Make sure the furnace door is closed.
- Ensure the vents are free of leaves and other debris.
- If your air conditioner is acting up, check the condenser to see if it’s running.
Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) on AC units is the ratio of cooling output of an AC over a typical cooling season, divided by the energy it uses in Watt-Hours. The minimum SEER for air conditioners is 13, but most modern units range from 13 to 21. The efficiency of your system can vary based on the size of your home or building, your ductwork, and other issues.
If you are considering adding a ductless mini split system in your house or building, some criteria you should consider are:
- Your home doesn’t have a central HVAC system or ductwork installed.
- You want to heat or cool an area that’s not connected to your central system, like the garage.
- You want to install a system that doesn’t use ductwork.
- You want to control the temperature in specific areas of your home.
- You live in an area that doesn’t experience extreme hot or cold temperatures.
When determining if you need to replace your home or building’s air conditioner, there are several factors to consider. Some of these can include the age of your unit (if it’s older than 15 years old), if it’s losing efficiency, and if it can properly cool your house or building to the desired temperature. You should also determine how many repairs your unit needs. If it needs several repairs or a costly fix, it can be more cost-effective to replace the unit with a newer model.
When purchasing a new heating or cooling system for your house or office, one of the first things you need to figure out is what size unit you need to properly heat or cool your property. Our technicians recommend considering several criteria, including the square footage of your property, the climate, the number of windows in your home or building, the quality of your insulation, the number of people living in the property, and other specific factors to your home or office.
Is your AC running but your house or building is still warm? This can signal you need to recharge your refrigerant. Schedule an appointment with our AC experts to investigate the cause and fix it.