Your heating, ventaliation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit is one of the main compoments that makes up your home’s systems. As a leading HVAC company in Lansdale, Pennslyvania we know how important the efficiency of your home’s HVAC system is so we’ve put together answers to the most common questions we get from homeowners about their home’s heating system.
Q. How Often Should I Change My Air Filter?
A. Changing your air conditioning’s filter is critical to the proper performance of your HVAC system, not to mention your indoor air quality. If you have a 1” filter, you need to replace your filter every 2-3 months while 3”-5” filters can get away with being changed yearly.
Q. Why Is Regular Maintenance Important?
A. Regular maintenance on your heating system pays for itself with improved energy efficiency, which saves money on utility bills, and a longer-lasting heating system.
A yearly maintenance check by a licensed heating expert can help not only reduce your monthly energy bill but help prevent earlier-than-normal system breakdowns. Learn more on why you need a furnace tune-up before winter hits!
Q. How Do I Know If My Home’s Heating System Is Working Properly?
A. Have you heard strange noises? Has your home been taking longer to cool down or heat up? Have you had a sudden increase in energy bills?
All of the above are signs that there is an issue within your heating system. The sooner you catch the root of the problem the better. Contact us at Donnelly’s Plumbing Heating Cooling for reliable HVAC services you can trust!
Q. At What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat?
A. Normal cooling settings are 75 degrees – 80 degrees. Normal heating settings are 68 degrees- 72 degrees. You should always set your thermostat to the highest possible setting that is comfortable for you in the summer, and the lowest comfortable setting in the winter.
Q. Should I Be Concerned About Carbon Monoxide In My Home?
A. Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of burning fuel — wood, charcoal, gasoline, kerosene, oil, natural gas, and propane gas can all cause gas buildup within a home. Pennsylvania’s regular deep freeze makes it one of the states with the highest rates of carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the CDC.
It’s essential that you maintain a working carbon monoxide detector, especially in winter months. Learn more about carbon monoxide in your home!
Q. What Size HVAC Unit Should My Home Have?
A. Choosing the correct size of your HVAC unit is a key a factor for setting up a home’s heating and cooling system. Since this is one of the most expensive units your home can have it’s important to rely on a professionally trained technician that you can rely on.
Q. How Do I Know If It’s Time For A Replacement Or A Repair?
A. The first question is how old is your home’s heating system? Most people use the 5,000 rule. Multiply the age of the equipment by the repair cost, and if that exceeds $5,000, then replace the unit. If less, go ahead and repair it.
Q. Why Is It Important To Have A Service Partner Plan?
A. We understand that your hands are full, balancing your busy work and family schedules. That’s why we’ve redesigned our Gold Star Plan to provide even more benefits for you and your family, at one single low monthly cost!
Need Help With Your Home’s Heating System? Give Us a Call!
When it’s time for the heat to come on for the winter, you’ll want the number for Donnelly’s Plumbing Heating and Cooling on hand! We have over forty years of experience providing exceptional heating services to our communities here in Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, and Delaware counties and we’re happy to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Schedule service by phone at (215) 855-2014 or contact us online at any time!