At St. Mary’s HVAC Pros, we are often asked a ton of questions about how air conditioners, furnaces, heating units, and more operate. We figured that it would be helpful to answer some of those questions for you right here. These questions and answers may answer some of your questions and concerns.
What size cooling and heating system should I buy?
Your system may heat too fast and still not be comfortable if it is too big. It will reach the temperature of the thermostat prior removing enough moisture from the air while it is still in the cooling mode. This will actually make you feel sticky. When this occurs, it could also cause moisture to develop and mold to appear.
When the system is too small, it simply will not provide you with sufficient temperatures. You could leave the air on all day and night and it still might not do the job of keeping you cool. That is why you should rely on the services of a trained professional to tell you the exact size cooling and heating system to have installed. At St. Mary’s HVAC Pros, we have the right equipment to determine which size is needed for your size home.
Indoor Air Quality
Do I need to have my air duct systems cleaned?
So many people suffer from allergies due to bacteria, dust mites, pollen, and other airborne pollutants that it only makes sense that you should have your air duct system cleaned. Any type of contaminants that may be in your HVAC system will eventually reach you if the ducts are not occasionally cleaned. With proper cleaning, you can eliminate the amount of fungus and other things that could aggravate your allergies. Cleaning your duct system will also offer you a cleaner environment and fresher air to breath. Finally, keeping your air duct system clean will result in lower energy bills because you will increase the efficiency of your HVAC system. This leads to overall better health for you and those in your household. Air duct cleaning is highly recommended by our service technicians at St. Mary’s HVAC Pros.
How can I benefit from a whole house humidifier?
Since most people in North America have central heating, this can create a problem due to the dry air they are exposed to months at a time. With humidifiers, they keep the moisture levels comfortable and help minimize any respiratory issues a person might experience. Whole-house humidifiers will place moisture in the air of every room in your home and make it easier to breathe the dry air.
When should I replace my furnace?
Even if your furnace is still working and it is older than 12 years old it should be replaced for energy efficiency. With the new energy efficient furnaces designed today, homeowners can save upwards of 50% on their energy expenses. In addition to saving you money, it can also offer a better quality of comfort. In both cases, this is noticed immediately after replacing your existing furnace.