HEATING AND COOLING REPAIR & INSTALLATION SERVICES IN SOMERVILLE
Having to suffer through a broken heater, furnace or cooling can be a nightmare, and anyone who’s ever had to deal with the situation can attest to this. Make sure you and your family are prepared for all the seasons. Work with the best HVAC services providers in your area! Call Obie Comfort solutions and schedule your service.
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How often should your heater or furnace receive maintenance?
Most experts will recommend that a heater or furnace be inspected at least once a year. Homeowners should consider having a professional technician service their furnace before the weather turns cold in the fall. This will help to ensure that the heating system is working correctly when it is needed most.
Also, an annual furnace inspection can help to lengthen the life of your system, allow you to save on your home energy costs, and decrease health risks. At Obie Comfort Solutions, we have a reputation for providing our customers with quality services and the highest level of customer support. Let us help you keep your heater or furnace in perfect condition for many years to come.
How long will these units last you?
Most heating systems or furnaces are designed to last anywhere from 15 to 20 years. However, most units will begin to experience problems at around the ten year mark. The amount of maintenance that is performed on the system and how often it is used will greatly affect the overall lifespan of your system.
By getting in touch with our qualified technicians here at Obie Comfort Solutions, you can help to extend your system’s service life. We can offer regular inspections and cleaning which include professional ductwork. You can also keep your system running efficiently by changing the filter as needed, usually once every one to three months.
What are some signs that you need to repair or replace your heat pump?
There are signs that you can look for when it comes to whether your heat pump needs to be repaired or replaced. The signs are usually quite easy to recognize if you know what to look for.
- Strange Noises: If your heat pump is starting to make more noise than usual, there could be something wrong on the inside of the unit. It could simply require a small repair, or may turn into something much more expensive if the problem is left alone.
- Age: If your unit is getting closer to the ten year mark, it may be time to consider replacing it. Replacing the unit can prevent you from having to pay for constant repairs and can decrease your heating bills due to the improved efficiency of the new unit.
- Leaks: Obviously if your unit is experiencing a leak then there’s a pretty bad problem going on with it. Make sure to keep an eye out for any water gathering around the unit as this is evidence of a leak.
Let us help you keep your heat pump system working as it should with our quality sales and services. At Obie Comfort Solutions we offer a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee with a warranty on all parts installed.
What are easy ways to save money on your heating?
Keeping your heating system serviced and well-maintained can help you save on your monthly heating costs. By changing your filter every one to three months, your system will not have to work as hard to provide your home with a comfortable temperature. Some other things that you can do to ensure that your heating bills remain as low as impossible include sealing any gaps around the doors or windows, adding more insulation to your home, and lower your hot water heater setting.
When is it time to invest in regular maintenance?
There are a wide variety of moving parts within an AC system, and this means that there are a lot of variables that could end up being damaged either by sudden physical damage or wear and tear. Due to the fact that AC units can often take up as much as 40 percent of a home’s energy bill, AC maintenance should take place a minimum of at least once a year, and ideally in the spring.
A typical maintenance call from one of our specialists will include services such as checking liquid levels, testing the running temperature, and changing filters.
What’s the lifespan of a typical AC unit?
Unfortunately, even with perfect maintenance, an AC unit is going to become unusable at some point. In order to avoid having these devices going out during the Summer, owners should understand when it may be time to start looking for an upgraded machine.
With a perfect maintenance schedule and no other outside factors, an AC unit will typically last for around 12 years. Depending on the average weather over that period, how often the unit is used, and how well-maintained the machine stays, these numbers could vary by two or three years.
Investing in regular maintenance for your system can bring with it several benefits. Chief among them being increased efficiency, decreased energy bills, and cleaner air quality.
Should you invest in professional AC filter replacements?
One of the most important components of an AC unit is the filter as it is the final line of defense for preventing common allergens and other foreign bodies from entering a home. This means that this component fulfills a twofold purpose beginning with air quality.
As the filter becomes dirtier, the chance of allergens being pulled in the home goes up dramatically. In addition to this, failing to change the filter at least once a year will also mean a huge drop in efficiency for the system.
How can you cut down on your energy bills?
Outside of regular maintenance for the AC system, the single most important step in lowering energy bills is to keep the house as insulated as possible. This means ensuring that attics are cut off and thoroughly insulated, there are no cracks in the ducts for the AC, windows are shut, and cracks around doors are closed off. It is also important to shut out direct sunlight as much as possible with blackout curtains or a similar product.
No resident should enter their home only to find their air conditioning no longer working or their energy bill increasing exponentially. With basic maintenance and care from one of our specialists, these units will work quietly and efficiently for years on end.