Q: Do you offer same day service?
A: Yes, we do! A Technician will be there the same day.
Q: What is a SEER?
A: SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It is most commonly used to measure the efficiency of a central air conditioning. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the unit.
Q: What does HSPF stand for?
A: HSPF stands for Heat Seasonal Performance Factor, which measures a heat pump’s heating efficiency. The higher the HSPF, the more efficient the heat pump. More technically speaking, the HSPF represents the total heating output of a heat pump during the normal heating season, as compared to the total electricity consumed during the same period.
Q: Should outdoor units be covered in winter?
A: No. Heat pumps and outdoor air conditioning units (aka outdoor condensing units) operate year-round and should never be covered. They are built to withstand an outdoor environment and should not be covered.
Q: Should a thermostat be set to “auto” or “on”?
A: Preferably auto. That way, the fan operates only when the temperature requires it. This is the most used and the most efficient setting. However, there are advantages to using the “on” setting. Air is constantly filtered through the unit’s air filter, and the constantly circulating air results in an even temperature throughout the house.
Q: Can I reduce energy costs by replacing an older Commercial HVAC system?
A: Yes, replacing an older system will help lower energy costs. New HVAC designs are more efficient. They waste less energy and less money.
Q: How can I reduce energy costs with my Commercial HVAC system?
A: Routine maintenance. Check motors, belts and steam traps; replace filters; and clean coils and boiler heat transfer surfaces. Adjust the HVAC systems to match the hours when the building is in use. It may be possible to reduce heating temperatures by 10 to 15 degrees in unoccupied buildings overnight. Consider an automated energy management system that will alter indoor air flow and temperature based on the outside climate and building use.