1. Why do I need maintenance on my furnace and A/C?
Just like your car, your furnace and air conditioning system need regular maintenance and cleaning. The typical furnace and air conditioner run for hundreds of hours each year. Components wear down and accumulate dirt and debris.
Also, all equipment manufacturers require professional, annual maintenance to keep your parts' warranties in good standing.
2. What happens during routine maintenance?
On furnaces, all the safeties are tested to make sure they respond properly. We also perform a carbon monoxide test.
Our technicians follow an industry standard checklist for all tune-ups. We even test the wear on certain components, such as ignitors and motors, and will recommend replacements prior to failure if your components don't follow the specifications.
3. What is the average lifespan of a furnace and A/C?
The typical lifespan for a gas furnace is 18 years. Central A/C units can last 16 years. Air-to-air heat pumps last for 14 years. Geothermal systems work for 18 years. A cast-iron boiler can run for 30 years.
4. What's the best kind of heating and cooling system?
It all depends on the individual application. HVAC equipment is an installed component, and many factors affect what would work best for you. Choosing the right contractor is really the best first step you can take.
5. When is the best time to replace my furnace or A/C?
Before it breaks completely! Regular maintenance will help your system last longer. If you take the time to shop before your system dies in the middle of summer or winter, you'll have more time to make an informed decision and maybe even find a better deal.
Even though we specialize in installing American Standard and Honeywell equipment, we can service any make or model!