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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions, we have answers!

What is HVAC?

HVAC is short for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. HVAC is most oftenused to depictthe whole heating and cooling system consisting of the duct work, air filters, humidification controls, and registers.

Why do I need to change my filter regularly?

Keeping your filters clean is one of the most important and inexpensive ways homeowners can both increase the performance and help prolong the life of their HVAC systems. Dirty air filters can reduce the amount of airflow through your system, making your system work harder. Homeowners should avoid running their HVAC systems without filters. Filters improve indoor air quality, while preventing the accumulation of dust and dirt on the working parts of your furnace or air handler. Accumulated dirt can drastically reduce your system’s efficiency and performance, and it is frequently the cause of system breakdowns.  It is important to change filter regularly to ensure proper air flow and to keep your home free from dust and allergens. Depend on the type of filter you have, you may require monthly or every three month filter replacement. ALL PRO HVACR’s service technician will recommend the ideal filters and replacement schedules for your unit(s).

What regular maintenance do heating and air conditioning systems need?

The most important part of HVAC maintenance aspect is maintaining unrestricted air flows. Dust, dirt, and debris are an HVAC system’s worst enemies. Whether it’s an indoor or outdoor unit, you must keep all filters clean and heat exchangers and coils free of restrictions.

We recommend that your heating and cooling system be checked and serviced twice a year; ideally a spring and autumn tune-up. Also, we recommend that you change your filter regularly, depending on the type of filter you have. This alone can eliminate many of the most common problems that need fixing and can significantly reduce the likelihood of a serious breakdown.

How do I know if I have an exisiting warranty on my furance, heat pump or air conditioner?

Locate the label on the outer surface of the equipment for a manufacture date. If the equipment is less than five years old it may have a warranty. Warranty terms and conditions change by the manufacturer and the installing company. ALL PRO HVACR can verify the warranty status of your heating and cooling system. We can help you verify warranty via our contact us page. Be sure to include model and serial number of the unit when filling out the form.

How do I know if my A/C unit is big enough?

Bigger isn’t always better; its performance and efficiency that count. Before purchasing a replacement system you should always make sure your system is sized properly to match your needs and budget. Your ALL PRO HVACR’s service technician will thoroughly assess your home and comfort requirements to determine the proper size and make the appropriate recommendation.

What does SEER Mean?

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficient Ratio. Air conditioners are rated according to their SEER.The higher the SEER rating of your air conditioner, the more you save on electricity. The U.S. DOE (Department of Energy) revised its energy conservation rules in 2006 requiring all new products to have a 13.0 SEER rating or higher. Manufacturers of air conditioners can offer SEER ratings of 13.0 to 21 or higher. (energy.gov)

What temperature should I set my thermostat?

The temperature settings of your thermostat depend mainly on the time of year and your personal preferences. If it is during the summer, the average temperature setting is 75°-80°. During winter, we recommend that you keep it between 68°-72°.

Is sound coming from my heating and/or air conditioning an issue?

Yes. Any noise coming from either your air conditioning or heater may pose a threat to your units. The best solution would be to call and schedule an appointment to have the noise looked at. Don’t wait! What could have been a simple fix may turn into a major problem.

How do you know what size unit I need?

Unit sizes vary completely by the size of your house, insulation, how many people live in the house, the number of windows, and other factors. Our service technician and help choosing the proper size unit for performance and efficiency. 

How long will my system last?

Units’ lifespan will vary greatly. If you are taking care of the units and giving proper maintenance, then your air conditioner can last anywhere from 12-15 years and a gas furnace anywhere from 20-25 years.