When should I replace my heating, cooling and ventilation system?
You should consider the age, efficiency, performance and frequency of system usage. An indoor weather system that is more than 10 years old is likely driving your energy costs up and should be replaced.
When should I repair my heating, cooling and ventilation system?
If your equipment is in good condition, repairing it may be the right thing to do. Deciding whether to replace or repair is always a tough decision, but our experts will assist you in making that decision.
How can I reduce energy costs in different seasons?
We can help keep homeowners cool in the summer and warm in the winter. In the winter you want to reduce heated air from escaping to the outside.
Is there anything I can do before calling Action Air Inc.?
Make sure that circuit breakers are ON or that fuses have not blown. Check your home or office’s airflow. Air filters should be clean and vents should be open and uncovered.
What does SEER stand for and how does it relate to me?
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. Your SEER number measures the efficiency of air conditioners and heat pumps.
What does Energy Star mean?
The EPA has standards for heating and cooling products. The Energy Star marks high-efficiency and energy savings, and investing in such equipment can result in lower utility bills.
What is the average lifespan of heating and cooling equipment?
Most systems have a lifetime of 10-12 years, but we suggest you get your system inspected for efficiency and performance by a professional after 5 years.
How often should I clean my furnace?
It is highly recommended that you have your furnace cleaned and checked annually. For your safety, it is important to have a professional eye maintain your furnace.
What are the benefits of a humidifier?
A humidifier will reduce the discomfort people experience with dry air, such as itchy skin and hard time breathing.
Can I plant or garden around my outdoor unit?
Yes, actually shaded units use less electricity than the same ones operating in the sunlight. Make sure you plant the trees or shrubs far enough away so that they do not obstruct airflow.
How often should I change the filters in my home or building?
Replace the filters as often as instructed, but regularly inspect them. Most filters need to be changed every month. Dirty filters will limit the airflow and increase the cost of your utility bills.
Should I turn the air off when I am not home?
No, just turn the temperature up a few degrees to be closer to the outdoor temperature. The AC unit will not have to work as hard when you return as it would if you turned it completely off.
How do I know what size system I need?
Our team will consider the local climate, humidity, shade, insulation, occupants, appliances, windows, and square feet to be cooled.