Frequently Asked Questions

There are many factors that will change the cost of an installation. Such factors can include efficiency ratings, accessories installed such as a whole house humidifier, as well as Indoor air quality upgrades such as UV lights, high efficiency filters. It can range anywhere from $6,000-$12,000.

Most equipment can can have a service life of 15-25 years with routine maintenance performed by a qualified contractor.

Your HVAC system should be sized by a qualified contractor. It will be sized using a calculation to determine the heat loss and heat gain of your home. If this is not done properly you could wind up with an oversized air conditioner which in a humid climate will leave you with a wet sticky feeling in your house. If your furnace is under sized or oversized you will also be left feeling uncomfortable.

Change you filter on a regular and have a maintenance contract to keep your system clean.

If you are running your air conditioning in the northeast part of the country with hot humid summers the air conditioner should run as long as it can so that it continues to pull the humidity out of the air.

The air conditioner should produce a 15-20 degree temperature difference (delta T) between the room temperature and the discharge air temperature.

You set the temperature to where you are comfortable.

A 1” filter thick pleated filter should on average be changed every 3 months. If you have 4” filter media such as an aprilaire filter it can on average be changed once a year as there is more surface area to collect dirt.

Replace the filter and hire a qualified contractor to ensure the coils are kept clean and the drain line and pan are kept clean.

-First, make sure you have a clean filter installed. A dirty filter can cause a variety of issues for your HVAC system.

-Second, make sure the thermostat is set to the appropriate settings and functioning.

-Finally, make sure the circuit breakers are turned on. If they are tripped, the safest course of action is to call for service.

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