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F A Q

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What temperature should I set my thermostat ?

We recommend 68 - 70 for heating and 76 - 78 for cooling. Adjust your thermostat for a temperature differential of 15 between indoor and outdoor temperatures for the  Maximum comfort and energy efficiency .
SHOULD I KEEP MY FURNACE FAN RUNNING ?
YES, continuous fan operation costs a little more, but it will even out temperatures in your home, especially in a multi-level or two story home.
SHOULD I COVER MY AIR CONDITIONER ?
NO, it is not necessary to cover your A/C unit, if you do only cover the top of the unit so to maintain air circulation through the unit, this is to prevent condensation.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY EQUIPMENT CHECKED ?
YEARLY, maintenance is one of the most important things, filter changes and yearly check-ups, after all it is a machine that you count on to provide comfort for your family.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE MY FILTERS ?
MONTHLY, your filters or air cleaner should be checked every month and replaced or cleaned.
HOW LONG SHOULD IT TAKE TO COOL A HOT HOUSE DOWN TO 78 ?
The length of time to cool a home depends on outside temperature, and how long the unit has been off, lets say, its 90 out and you just came home, it could take 5 hours or more to get down to 78.
WHERE SHOULD I SET MY HUMIDISTAT ?
35% for winter and off in summer, lower the setting if you see moisture on your windows, adjust as needed.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN MY HUMIDIFIER ?
EVERY YEAR, humidifiers should be cleaned and the pad replaced.
HOW LONG SHOULD MY AIR CONDITIONER LAST ?
8-12 years on average, depending on usage and maintenance,
HOW LONG SHOULD MY FURNACE LAST ?
15 years on average, the model, usage and maintenance will affect longevity.

 

 

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Last modified:
November 12, 2003