If you have noticed that your home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system — which includes the furnace and air conditioning unit — isn’t maintaining a comfortable temperature within your house as well as it should be, you’re probably wondering if there’s a problem. The same goes if your monthly utility bills are creeping up in expense.
And as a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to make sure your HVAC systems are in good repair — no one else is going to inspect them for problems for you!
Are all your questions about your home’s heating and cooling systems being answered? Find out by reading this list of the three most commonly-asked FAQs about air conditioning repair, furnace repair and other heating and cooling services:
Q: How often should I change my air filters?
A: Your HVAC system’s air filters should be replaced about once every six months or so. For periods of heavy usage — such as sweltering summers or frigid winters — these filters may need more frequent replacement than that. This helps your heating and cooling system perform at its optimal level, and ensures good air quality throughout the home. It also helps keep your HVAC system working at an energy-efficient level, keeping your monthly bills down.
Q: Should I set my home’s thermostat to “On” or “Auto”?
A: When the thermostat’s fan setting is on “Auto,” the fan will only run as needed; when it’s switched to “On,” the fan runs continuously. While some people prefer the “Auto” setting, there are a few advantages to the “On” setting. With the “On” setting, you get continuous air filtration in the home, better air circulation and a more consistent temperature.
Q: How long should my furnace and air conditioner last?
A: The ideal lifespan of any home’s heating and cooling system should be between 12 and 15 years on average. With the proper maintenance and air conditioning and furnace repairs, you can prolong the length of time your HVAC system works for you.
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