Frequently asked questions.
- How often should I change or clean my filters?
- Filters should generally be replaced every month when the system is running. Replace filters with the same kind and size as the original filter. If your filter is not disposable, follow the manufacturer instructions for cleaning.
- How often should I have my heating and cooling equipment inspected?
- Annual inspections are critical to achieving maximum performance and inprove the life expectancy of heating and cooling equipment. Some companies require annual inspections to receive warranty coverage.
- Will anything help control the humidity in my house?
- Humidity is a problem in many areas. The best way to control excessive humidity is to have a system that runs longer at lower speeds. Variable speed air handling equipment runs at very low speeds, which keeps the air circulating against the cooling coil and removes much more moisture than conventional systems. At these low speeds, the variable speed motor uses much less electricity than conventional motors.
- Is there any advantage to setting my thermostat fan to "ON" so the fan runs constantly?
- There are a couple. One is that you get constant filtering of the air in your home. The other is that because the air is moving, you have a more even temperature throughout.
- I need a new outdoor unit, but my indoor unit works fine. What are the advantages of replacing my whole system at the same time?
- Air conditioners are designed as matched systems, with an efficiency rating given for the whole system. If you replace only one part, you do not get the advantage of many technology changes that make the system work efficiently to ensure comfort. Also, the indoor system contains a cooling coil which may be partially blocked by particles that will decrease efficiency. Further, if your whole system is replaced, you will be less likely to need service in the near future.
- What size system do I need for my home?
- There are many things which will determine the size (capacity) system your home requires. Some of these are: square feet to be cooled, climate, humidity, number of windows, insulation factors, which direction your home faces, heat producing appliances, and even the number of people who will be in the home. We can do an energy analysis on your home and help you decide what your particular needs are for your lifestyle.
- How do zoning systems work?
- In the same way that a single thermostat controls WHEN the temperatures in your home change, a Carrier zoning system controls WHERE they change.