What HVAC Test Questions Should You Answer Ahead of a Tech Visit?

April 22, 2021

When your HVAC system breaks down or needs service, you probably have a lot of questions on your mind. With indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns these days along with trying to save energy, HVAC and home comfort, efficiency, and IAQ safety can get very confusing. What follows are some straight-forward HVAC test questions and answers for you to consider.

 

1st of the HVAC Test Questions: I Have Allergies. What Kind of Air Filter Should I Use to Keep Air Clean and Safe?

To protect your indoor air from allergens and pathogens, look for a pleated filter with a MERV rating of between 9 and 13 rating. Filters in this range capture allergens, viruses, smoke, and bacteria.

2nd of the HVAC Test Questions: Are Wi-Fi Thermostats Worth Installing?

If ease of use, energy savings, and total control over your HVAC system with your smartphone app appeal to you, then Wi-Fi thermostats are definitely worth installing. You may also connect additional compatible comfort systems to the Wi-Fi thermostat and network.

3rd of the HVAC Test Questions: When Should I Replace My Air Conditioner?

Central air systems typically last eight to 12 years. Some may last longer or not as long. A lot depends upon upkeep and usage. Another factor to consider is a major repair. If you have to replace a blower motor or a compressor, you're often better off installing a new, more efficient central air system.

4th of the HVAC Test Questions: I Hear Strange Noises from the Ducts. What Could They Be?

Rattling, clamoring, and banging noises from the ductwork system is a telltale sign of loose connections and duct leaks. Ask your HVAC technician to inspect the problem when he or she arrives.

5th of the HVAC Test Questions: Should I Get an HVAC Service Agreement?

Yes! An HVAC annual service agreement helps keep your central air system and furnace in top condition. This may keep repairs at a minimum. You also get a discount on parts and labor with Aggressive Mechanical Contractors' annual service agreement.

 

If you have HVAC concerns we haven't covered in these HVAC test questions, contact Aggressive Mechanical Contractors today! We're here to help with all of your HVAC needs.