FAQs - Modern HVAC Technology

How often should I have my HVAC system serviced?

Most HVAC manufacturers recommend having your system serviced twice a year, ideally before the start of summer and winter.

What does HVAC maintenance include?

HVAC maintenance includes checking and cleaning the air filters, lubricating moving parts, checking electrical connections, inspecting ductwork, and testing system performance.

What are the benefits of HVAC maintenance?

Regular HVAC maintenance can improve system efficiency, extend equipment life, improve indoor air quality, and reduce energy bills.

How can I tell if my HVAC system needs servicing?

Some signs that your HVAC system needs servicing include poor airflow, strange noises, unpleasant odors, and high energy bills.

How often should I replace my HVAC air filter?

You should replace your HVAC air filter every one to three months, depending on usage.

Can I change my HVAC air filter myself?

Yes, changing the air filter is a simple task that can be done by most homeowners. Refer to your system manual for instructions.

What should I do if my HVAC system isn't working?

If your HVAC system isn't working, check the thermostat settings, air filter, and circuit breaker. If none of these are the issue, call a professional HVAC technician.

How can I improve indoor air quality?

You can improve indoor air quality by regularly changing air filters, using air purifiers, and minimizing the use of harmful chemicals.

Can I clean my air ducts myself?

No, cleaning air ducts requires specialized equipment and expertise. It's best to hire a professional HVAC technician.

How can I reduce energy bills?

You can reduce energy bills by setting the thermostat to a comfortable temperature, using ceiling fans, and sealing air leaks around windows and doors.

How long should my HVAC system last?


With proper maintenance, an HVAC system can last 15-20 years.

Can I install an HVAC system myself?

No, installing an HVAC system requires specialized knowledge and equipment. It's best to hire a professional HVAC contractor.

What is a SEER rating?

SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is a measure of how efficiently an HVAC system can cool a space over the course of a season.

What is an AFUE rating?

AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) is a measure of how efficiently a furnace can convert fuel into heat over the course of a year.

What is a programmable thermostat?

A programmable thermostat allows you to set different temperatures for different times of the day, helping to save energy and money.

How can I prevent HVAC problems in the future?

You can prevent HVAC problems in the future by scheduling regular maintenance, changing air filters regularly, and avoiding DIY repairs.

What is the average cost of HVAC maintenance?

The cost of HVAC maintenance varies depending on the size of your system, the type of maintenance required, and your location.

How do I choose an HVAC contractor?

When choosing an HVAC contractor, look for one with proper licensing and insurance, good reviews, and a warranty on their work.

How long does HVAC maintenance take?

The length of HVAC maintenance depends on the size of your system and the type of maintenance required, but it typically takes a few hours.