Whether you stay warm in the winter with a furnace, heat pump or boiler, having a grasp on how your heating system works will save you time and money! We’ve compiled a list of five questions to ask your HVAC technician at your next service appointment, so you can stay empowered and informed.
Receive the answers you need from a reliable, knowledgeable, and trusted source, so you can make the most out of your system, ensuring optimal functioning, and long-term care.
Understand Your Heating System and How to Properly Care for It
HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) knowledge is invaluable for energy savings and simple maintenance. And nothing beats personalized advice from a qualified professional who understands you and your home. At Ashton, our qualified service professionals are always happy to answer your questions. Take note of the list below and make the most out of your next service appointment.
Five Important Questions to Ask Your HVAC Technician
1) How often should I have my system inspected and maintained?
The best place to seek advice on the type of maintenance your system needs is often with the team who installed it! A qualified HVAC technician can help you with smaller tasks, like how often to change your filters, as well as bigger items such as when to schedule an inspection or regular maintenance visit. It’s advised to schedule at least two maintenance appointments a year – one in the spring and one in the fall. If you have an older system, you might want to have it checked more frequently.
2) What is the ideal temperature to set on my thermostat?
To maximize energy conservation and save on your utility bills, choosing an ideal indoor set-point will help you find the perfect balance between comfort and savings. An experienced HVAC technician can help you program your thermostat correctly, ensure that you’re optimizing all of its features, and give you some tips and tricks for saving energy.
3) How can I improve my indoor air quality?
Get expert advice from professional, licensed, and certified technicians about the quality of your indoor air supply and how to improve it. If you or someone in your family has allergies, air quality is an important issue to address. An informed HVAC technician can advise you on finding high-efficiency air filters, using a humidifier, professional duct sealing services, and how to improve the air quality of every room in your home.
4) Does my ductwork need cleaning?
Most ductwork is entirely hidden from view and can be difficult to assess on your own. Blockages, disconnections, or leaks in your ductwork can interrupt airflow throughout your home and significantly impact the efficiency of your heating system. Depending on the type of HVAC system you have (and its air filtration system), it’s a good idea to have your ducts cleaned and inspected every five to eight years. Ask your technician to have a look at your ducts and let you know when they should be cleaned next.
5) Are there new technologies or upgrades that I should consider?
You might be surprised at the range of new innovations available to help you have a more comfortable and energy-efficient home throughout the year. Although opting for new technologies or upgrades might have a higher initial cost, it can save you money in the long run. Discuss your options with your HVAC technician and find out if any recent technological advances are right for you.
Find the Answers You Need at Ashton
Every homeowner should ask their HVAC technician these important questions, to understand their heating system and how to properly care for it. At Ashton, our qualified HVAC technicians would be happy to answer these five questions for you, and more! Give us a call to set up your next appointment.