Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Should my system need refrigerant every year?

A: NO. If you are adding refrigerant every year than there is more than likely a leak somewhere in the system..

Q: How often should my AC unit be serviced?

A: At least once a year. However a Preventative Maintenance Plan with 2 checkups a year is optimal.

Q: Does an annual service really help?

A: YES. This can be the difference in a unit lasting 10 years without it, and 15 years with a maintenance plan.

Q: What is S.E.E.R?

A: Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. The lower the S.E.E.R. rating, the more energy (electricity) is required. The higher the S.E.E.R rating a less amount of energy is used.

Q: What are some common problems with AC units?

A: The most common are: Low in refrigerant, bad capacitor, bad motor, blocked drain line, bad contactor, and blocked air flow.

Q: What are some common problems with Heat systems?

A: Generally: Bad capacitor, bad motor, bad contactor, bad relay.

Heat Pump: Bad defrost sensor, bad defrost board, No change over control.

Gas: Bad igniter, Bad thermocouple, Bad control board.

Oil: Blocked oil filter, blocked nozzle, blocked or cracked heat exchanger.

Q: Is my thermostat broken?

A: Usually not. It is more than likely one of the more common problems causing the thermostat to turn off or look broken.

Q: Is this something I can fix myself?

A: There are some things you can do like: check your filter, breakers, safety switches, and the thermostat. But if those do not solve your problems please call a professional.

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