Top 7 HVAC Questions Answered

by | Oct 30, 2020

Do you need a new HVAC unit or is it time for maintenance or repairs? You probably have lots of questions about your heating and air unit.  However, an experienced, reputable HVAC technician will not mind you asking a lot of questions.

It is your house and your system, and we want you to understand how to properly care for it.  Let’s look at the answers to some of the top HVAC questions. Perhaps they will help you gain some valuable insight into your unit and how it functions.

Should I be concerned about indoor air quality?

Absolutely!  Our homes today are insulated and tightly sealed, which means air quality could be worse inside than outside. An indoor air quality test lets you know just how clean the air that you’re breathing is.  At Team AIR-zona, we sell and maintain a variety of air quality improvement technology, including the REME HALO by RGF and Bryant air cleaning products.

What is SEER rating?

The SEER rating is the cooling efficiency rating for AC/heat pumps.  It’s kind of like an air conditioner’s version of gas mileage. Every home is different, and typically, it is the most important factor homeowners need to know before any purchase.

Team AIR-zona sells Bryant brand products. Bryant has one of the most complete lineups of any brand and makes 17 central air conditioners with efficiency from 13 SEER to 20.5 SEER. 

Bryant brand HVAC products
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What are the benefits of a smart thermostat?

With a smart thermostat, you can make the most of your heating and cooling system without wasting money or energy.  Where a standard programmable thermostat only saves energy if they are programmed correctly, a smart thermostat will learn a household’s patterns and adjust heating and cooling according to when a home is occupied.

How do you address hot and cold spots in your home?

In one room you may be too cold, and in another too hot.  When you have hot and cold spots in your home, the problem is typically airflow.  There are different reasons why a particular area might not get enough airflow, such as damaged ductwork or the wrong size unit.  Team AIR-zona has options to help with airflow and can help you find and fix the problem!

Should I get my air ducts cleaned?

Duct cleaning can improve airflow and indoor air quality.  Ask your HVAC technician to check out your ducts and let you know when they should be cleaned.

Replace or repair?

This is one of the most common HVAC questions we hear. When something goes wrong with your system, should you repair or replace it? 

Angie’s List recommends using the $5,000 rule.  Multiply the age of your system by the repair cost.  If the resulting number exceeds $5,000, it’s time for a replacement.  This is a good rule of thumb, but there are other considerations as well.  One of Team AIR-zona’s qualified technicians can assist you in choosing which way to go.

What are the benefits of a maintenance plan?

Much like preventative maintenance for your vehicle keeps it running smoothly, HVAC system maintenance can optimize its performance.  When done correctly and in a timely manner, routine maintenance can even help prevent HVAC system repair or delay full HVAC system replacement.

Do you have more HVAC questions?

Talk to an expert! Team AIR-zona is your full-service HVAC contractor providing air conditioning and heating systems.  Moreover, we aid in maintaining your current system. Keeping you in comfort is our priority, meaning we are quick to schedule service and we do the job right the first time.   

Contact us today with any more HVAC questions you may have!

 

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