Oct 9 2018
A Few Home Heating and Cooling Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about your home’s HVAC system, we can provide accurate answers.
As a homeowner in Illinois, we know that understanding your HVAC system, ranging from how it runs to when it needs to be replaced to how much repairs cost to maintenance musts and more can be confusing. At Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning, our team is committed to providing you with accurate and reliable answers. Here’s a look of some of the most frequently asked questions we get about home heating and cooling systems:
What Type of Maintenance Do I Need to Do on My HVAC System?
It’s smart to perform maintenance on your HVAC system, or at least inspect it, regularly. At the very least, we recommend performing maintenance at the end of the summer and the end of the winter. That being said, basic maintenance for your heating and cooling system includes:
- Replacing filters;
- Removing debris;
- Inspecting refrigerant; and
- Clearing the condensate drain.
We also recommend calling a professional for more comprehensive maintenance services at least once a year.
How Often Do I Need to Replace My Filters?
Most home HVAC filters need to be changed every one-to-two months. The frequency may be increased if you have anyone with allergies or respiratory illnesses living within your home, if you have a lot of pet and foot traffic, or if there is a large amount of dust and other pollutants within your home.
How Do I Know When It’s Time to Replace My HVAC System?
Knowing when it’s time to replace an HVAC system can be one of the most stressful HVAC questions for homeowners; to be sure, replacing a system can be expensive and time-consuming. However, you can take comfort in the fact that once your system is replaced, you’ll likely save money on heating and cooling costs. Some signs that it’s time to replace your HVAC system include:
- Your system is more than 10 years old;
- The system isn’t performing as it once did;
- You’ve noticed a significant surge in your heating and cooling bills;
- You’ve already invested money, time and time again, in numerous repair costs;
- You want to improve the value of your home; or
- The air quality in your home is poor.
If you’re not sure if your system needs to be replaced, just call our team! We are happy to assess your system at your convenience.
Have More Questions?
If you have more HVAC questions or are interested in learning more about heating or air conditioning installation or repair, call our team at Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning today. We have 50 years of experience in the HVAC world and are trusted by our customers.
For fast, affordable, and reliable HVAC services, call us today at 708-339-6444 or send us a message telling us more about your HVAC needs.