Filters vary drastically. Every 30 days is a good rule of thumb even if those fancy 3M filters say 90 days it is good to check them at 30.

Most thermostats have batteries and often times homeowners don’t know it. You can remove the front cover from your thermostat easily and see the batteries. We recommend changing the batteries annually.

Yes! It is as important as changing the oil in your car. Most manufacturers require proof of annual maintenance to honor any warranty.

This sounds silly but, wherever you are comfortable. These systems are designed to run however we don’t recommend as low as 62 and have the expectation it will stay that temperature.

This equipment is designed to be outside, however it is not a bad idea to cover it. Just remember to keep it clean and uncover it before turning it back on.

Yes, if installed correctly they can protect your health, hardwoods, and lower utilities. All while boosting the comfort in your home. Say goodbye to static electricity and those dry itchy noses that cause bloody noses.

The EPA has mandated R-22 as hazardous to the ozone layer and in 2015 they stopped producing Freon. R410-A/Puron is now the new standard in residential HVAC systems. This new refrigerant is ecologically friendly and way more efficient. January 1, 2020 was the drop dead date for using R-22 so don’t be surprised if you are faced with an ac replacement in the near future.

Heat pumps are great in the right environment, however if you have natural gas accessible at your home it is way better to use a gas furnace. As it will cost you way less in the long run. Providing way more efficient heating.

There can be many causes to a hot upstairs, the most common is the dampers are closed. In a lot of furnaces there are manual dampers on the duct work directly above the furnace that allow you more control of where the air goes in your home. If you are one of the few that don’t have dampers then there are other solutions to this problem. Give us a call to come and check out your best option. 816-224-2252

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a term which refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.

We spend most of our time indoors, so breathing healthy air where we live, work and play is critical. Indoor air pollution has the same negative effects as environmental pollution.

Ask us how to identify and restore the indoor air quality in your home or office.

There are many options when it comes to indoor air quality. Depending on what you are trying to filter out will dictate what product would best suit you and your families goals. Some must have indoor air quality would be a whole house humidifier, ultraviolet light, or an air scrubber. We can install all of these options for you. Let us help you decide which one is the best option for your home.

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It measures air conditioning and heat pump cooling efficiency, which is calculated by the cooling output for a typical cooling season divided by the total electric energy input during the same time frame. A higher SEER rating means greater energy efficiency.

ENERGY STAR is a program that was created by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help businesses and individuals make energy efficient purchases.

This program places the ENERGY STAR label, a small blue and white logo, on items that meet superior energy efficiency standards. This label provides an easy way for consumers to identify quality, high-efficiency products.

Air conditioning is a matured technology so most of the popular brands work well. Many of them use parts made by the same manufacturers. So, the main considerations are the price, warranty, attractiveness, noise, etc. Some manufacturers offer anywhere from a 10-12 year warranty on all parts while others offer only 1 year.

Whatever you decide, the most important consideration is the contractor you use. For your protection, make sure you use a licensed contractor for your installation. A licensed contractor using best refrigerant practices and procedures can save you time and money! You may buy the best system in the world but if it is not properly installed, you will actually be buying nothing but a big headache for years to come.

Most systems have a lifetime of 10 to 15 years, with gas furnaces lasting 20-25 years. As your equipment gets older, its efficiency can decrease dramatically. You may notice that it gets noisier and needs repairs more often. If you live near bodies of water or the ocean, your system’s life expectancy may be drastically shortened due to the harsh environment. If your system is over 10 years old, you should have your system checked for maintenance or replacement.

There are five main questions that need to be considered when deciding to either replace or repair your heating and cooling system:

  1. How old is your system? If your system is more than ten years old, it may be wiser to invest in new, higher efficiency equipment, which could cut your energy costs by up to 40%.
  2. What is the efficiency level of your current system?
  3. What was the efficiency when the system was new? Unfortunately, replacing parts of your old system will not improve the efficiency. If the energy savings of using a higher efficiency system will cover all or part of the cost of investing in new equipment, you should seriously consider replacement of the old system.
  4. What is the overall condition of your system? If your system is in solid condition, it could be wiser to simply repair it. But if your system breaks down often, you should consider replacing it. Consider the 50% Rule.
  5. The 50% Rule- If the cost of repair vs. replacement of your system is less than half of its value and you haven’t been suffering the financial burden of frequent service calls to keep your system up and running, repair may be easier on your checkbook . Ask your technician to calculate the efficiency and energy usage of your system to help make a determination.

It’s recommended that you schedule a maintenance service visit once a year with a licensed HVAC technician. This will prolong the life of your heating system and keep it running safely and efficiently throughout the cold season. A qualified heating technician will thoroughly clean and inspect all of your heater components and make any necessary repairs or adjustments. Not only does this ensure that your heater is performing at optimal levels, which helps to save on overall heating costs, but it also allows the technician to address any major problems or safety concerns.

It’s recommended that you schedule a maintenance service visit once a year with a licensed HVAC technician. This will prolong the life of your heating system and keep it running safely and efficiently throughout the cold season. A qualified heating technician will thoroughly clean and inspect all of your heater components and make any necessary repairs or adjustments. Not only does this ensure that your heater is performing at optimal levels, which helps to save on overall heating costs, but it also allows the technician to address any major problems or safety concerns.

Two-stage heating means the furnace has two levels of heat output: high for cold winter days and low for milder days. Since the low setting is adequate to meet household heating demands 80% of the time, a two-stage unit runs for longer periods and provides more even heat distribution.

Yes. This is a common occurrence when large motor/compressor loads start. These devices cause a minor momentary voltage drop, demonstrating itself as the flickering in your lights. Often times this is an indicator that the compressor is using more energy than needed to start. You should have a certified HVAC technician to check the starting capability of the compressor.