Furnace Repair Sherwood Park | Questions for an HVAC Expert
When it comes to furnaces and all the things around heating and cooling your home you may have no clue about it. Truthfully, you are not alone in your limited knowledge about Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. You know what you prefer when it comes to what temperature you like to enjoy in your house, but what happens if you have problems, and your home isn’t as warm or cool as you need it to be to make you comfortable? You could try to DIY a solution, but it is best if you leave the diagnosis and especially the solution to the expert.
Hinse Brother’s Mechanical is your HVAC expert when it comes to installation, repairs, service, and maintenance. They are just a phone call away and can give great advice over the phone. You can book a consultation to have an expert come into your home to diagnose an issue and then from there you can book the repair. If you are not sure when it is time to call the HVAC expert like Hinse Brother’s Mechanical, here is a list of questions you can use to get you started in your research in finding out more about heating and cooling your home or office.
What is the ideal temperature to set my thermostat at during the summer or the winter? Our climate here in Alberta is all over the place the entire year long. I can remember having snow at least once in every month of the year. I can also remember seeing motorbikes driving on the roads on Christmas Day. We all know that either of those situations are rare, but our up and down climate is not. We really do get all the seasons all year long and sometimes all in one day! The average for a comfortable temperature in the home is around 21° C.
Keep in mind this is for basic lounging around. 20° C is comfortable for when you are doing household work or chores. 16° C is ideal for sleeping as well as for when the home is vacant. You can imagine how hard the furnace needs to work to keep up with this when the weather changes so frequently.
What is the SMART thermostat all about? This device helps you to program your temperatures in your home to exactly how you prefer them and at just the right times of the day. Thanks to automation, you can set it and forget it. This helps in daily changes, weather changes and no matter if you need heating or cooling. This handy thermostat is built right in and connected to your HVAC system. The best benefit of it is that you can control it right from your smart phone from anywhere in the world.
Is it possible to improve the air quality in my indoor space? You or your family may suffer from allergies, so this is an extra critical issue for you. You want to be comfortable in your space. Keeping your ducts clean along with an air filter made to trap allergens are going to be the key to this.
Air Ducts should be kept clean for good airflow
Is it necessary to clean my air ducts regularly? This is something the HVAC expert can assess on a personal level as they check your ducts for cleanliness. You should have your ducts routinely cleaned and of course change out your air filter regularly. This helps with improving air flow. Poor air flow is the number one culprit in causing heating and cooling issues.
How often should I have maintenance done on my system? Depending on what system you have, your HVAC expert can make a recommendation on how often to have things checked. A good rule of thumb is once a year. A yearly maintenance call can save you lots of trouble and expenses if you catch any issues early as well as just to have things running smoothly by having a regular tune up and cleaning.
How long does an AC system last? There are two things to address here on the lifespan of your air conditioning unit. First, you should have it inspected to be sure how many years it has left. You will also want to know if there are a few minor repairs needed to eke out a few more productive years or if it is likely going to need to be replaced soon. The last thing you want is to have a non-functioning air conditioning unit in the middle of the heat of summer.
Something else to consider is how old your air conditioning unit is, based on if it uses R-22 refrigerant. Eventually this refrigerant is being phased out and will no longer be available. In turn this will affect the availability for refrigerant for your unit. Therefore, the price of the refrigerant will go up as it becomes obsolete. It may be time to consider an upgrade if you find yourself in this scenario. Eventually, the only place to find the refrigerant will be in recycled or recovered resources.
What is the best AC unit for my home or office? The size you should choose when it comes to an air conditioning system is dependent on how big the space is that it will be cooling. It also depends on how much you will be using the air conditioner. If you have 1500 square foot home, it does not take near as much to cool it as it would something much larger. Also, if you are cooling an office space that houses a lot of items that heat up, you are going to need a much larger air conditioning unit to keep up with the demand in the space.
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Some offices have a lot of computers running and that adds a lot of heat to the office space. Some of these offices need multiple units to keep up with the demand. When the HVAC expert like Hinse Brother’s Mechanical comes in to assess the situation, they will recommend the right size and brand of unit based on their diagnosis and expertise.