The Answers to Your Top HVAC Concerns

The Answers to Your Top HVAC ConcernsAre you tired of searching the internet endlessly for answers to your HVAC questions and concerns? We’ve got you covered with this list of common questions about all HVAC issues, from repair issues to new system installation concerns.

The Answers to Your Top HVAC Questions

  • What can I do to my AC system to improve air quality in my house?

There are many ways you can modify air conditioning and heating units to improve indoor air quality, including:

  • How can I tell when it’s time to replace my AC system?

Air conditioners last 10-15 years on average. While simple, inexpensive issues may warrant waiting on replacement, costly problems, and especially those involving coolant leaks, warrant timely replacement. Such advances have been made in cooling technology, newer systems offer substantial monthly energy savings and a rapid return on investment.

  • How can investing in a new HVAC system save me money?

If your system was installed before 2005, you could see as much as 50% savings on cooling with a new unit. Choosing a system 16 SEER or higher variable-speed system increases savings. Ask your technicians about available rebates and tax incentives to offset costs.

  • Why does SEER rating matter?

SEER or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio measures the ratio of cooling output during a typical cooling season and divides it by the energy used in watt-hours. The higher the rating, the more efficient a system and the less energy it uses. Put simply, higher SEER = lower cooling bills and improved comfort.

  • How often should I schedule routine maintenance for my system?

It’s best to have your system service twice a year, in the spring and fall, To avoid the need for unnecessary HVAC repair expenses and the need for emergency service in weather extremes.

  • What maintenance can I do myself?

Safely DIY maintenance tasks include:

    • Monthly air filter check (and replacement if dirty)
    • Clearing the space 2-3 feet around and 5 feet above your outdoor unit
  • Why should I upgrade to a smart thermostat?

Air conditioner repair professionals suggest upgrading to a smart thermostat to save money on cooling expenses. Smart thermostats allow you to control settings from anywhere, adjusting the thermostat when your home is unoccupied. They also provide maintenance alerts, filter change reminders, and suggestions for additional savings. Learn more about the benefits of smart thermostats.

  • How can I manage hot and cold spots in my home?

You can reduce hot and cold spots in your home by choosing a system with a variable-speed or two-stage blower, zoning your home, or by integrating a ductless system for added comfort in problem areas.


Still have questions? We have answers. Contact H & H Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule a free service estimate today.


side contact