What Are the Top HVAC Questions and Answers Homeowners Ask?

January 06, 2021

During service visits, feel free to ask your technician any HVAC-related queries you have. Answering your questions is an important part of the job. Here are some examples of the top HVAC questions asked of technicians.

How Can I Lower Energy Bills?

For many consumers, this ranks as the most important of the top HVAC questions. Heating and cooling a house requires a lot of energy. Any steps you take to minimize your HVAC system’s workload, such as improving insulation and sealing against air leaks, will quickly reduce your energy bill. Ensure you have insulated your attic well and that you address air gaps around windows and doors. To see the most benefits, have a contractor perform an energy audit of your home. This will show you areas of the home that need improvement, including hidden air leaks.

Other ways to save money include using a programmable thermostat, adding energy-efficient windows, and upgrading your furnace and air conditioner.

Should I Replace My HVAC System?

Annual repairs, cleaning and maintenance should keep your HVAC system running for many years. However, there may come a time when it is smarter to replace the whole system than repair individual components. Consider replacement of the system when:

  • The system is more than 10 years old.
  • You are adding extra rooms to your home.
  • The system has been damaged in a flood.
  • You want to save on energy costs.

How Often Do I Really Need to Change My Air Filter?

No list of top HVAC questions is complete without this question. Generally, the cheapest filters need to be changed every month. High-end filters can last up to three months. Dirty filters affect air quality and HVAC performance, so it is a good idea to inspect any kind of filter monthly.

How Can I Improve Air Quality in My Home?

  • Use quality filters – consult with your technician about the best kind.
  • Clean the ducts.
  • Control indoor humidity.
  • Use air purifiers or an air-filtration system.

If you want more information about these top HVAC questions or want additional top HVAC questions answered, please contact us at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors.