HEATING AND COOLING REPAIR & INSTALLATION SERVICES IN WATERTOWN
At Obie Comfort Solutions, we know that your system needs periodic maintenance.
If you’re looking for professional HVAC services in Watertown, MA,
then make us your go-to technicians.
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How often should heaters and furnaces receive maintenance?
At the very minimum, we need to evaluate your heater or furnace once a year. However, that frequency only applies to systems without a cooling component. If you have a split air conditioning and furnace setup, we need to check it twice a year.
Use the off-season to schedule an appointment. For example, call us in the spring or summer to service the furnace. Our emergency furnace service calls are at an all-time low, allowing you to schedule an appointment almost any time of day.
How long can you expect these units to last on average?
Furnaces typically last about 15 or 20 years. Several factors influence this time period, however. If you only use the furnace several times each year, the components aren’t used as often as a household turning the heat on every day for two or three months at a time.
Your maintenance schedule also makes a difference. When we service the furnace once a year, we catch small repairs before they become major problems. Neglecting the furnace only causes bigger and more expensive problems that affect all the components over time.
What are some signs that you need or repair or replace your heat pump?
Your heat pump is the main transfer point to create hot air out of cool air. When it’s ready for a replacement or repair, you’ll notice several issues. As you pass between rooms, you’ll feel a stark difference in temperature. Uneven heating is a signal that the pump isn’t working efficiently. Your energy bill often climbs higher with a bad heat pump along with increased indoor humidity. Give us a call if any of these issues arise to fix your heat pump quickly.
How can you save some money on your heating bill?
To save on heating bills, use the sun’s low angle to heat your home. Open up shades on the south side of your home during the fall and Winter. Sunlight pouring into the home warms it, reducing the need for the furnace’s operation. Turn the heater down to 68 degrees Fahrenheit and use blankets for added warmth. There’s no need to turn the house into a sauna. Even inviting friends over reduces your heat cost because body heat fills the home. Small during your day like these reduces your heat bill for a more comfortable monthly budget.
How often should air conditioners receive maintenance?
Ideally, air conditioners should be given a basic tune-up once a year. This may seem like an unnecessary expense, but it will keep the unit running efficiently and save you money on the electric bill. It will also save you money by prolonging the service life of your air conditioner. Having regular maintenance performed is much cheaper and easier than having to replace the entire unit in the event of a total breakdown. Our air conditioner maintenance services are very affordable, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
Expecting your AC to last a while?
The lifespan of a central air unit varies based on
- The brand
- Quality of installation
- Frequency of maintenance
- Degree of usage that it receives
They last up to 10 years on average. Today’s air conditioners make use of more advanced technology and may very well last even longer. Our air conditioner service technicians can help you select an air conditioner from a reputable manufacturer and perform regular service to keep it running as long as possible.
What is the importance of regular air conditioner filter replacement?
An air conditioner filter that is clogged with dust will do a poor job of cooling your home. In addition, it puts strain on the unit itself since the motor must work harder to take in the air. Running an air conditioner with a dirty filter could lead to premature failure due to excessive wear and tear. Our professional air conditioner service specialists can examine your air conditioner to find out if the filter must be replaced and perform this task if necessary.
Looking for easy ways to save on your cooling bills?
Homeowners should select an air conditioner with a high seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER). Air conditioners with a low SEER may be cheaper, but they will cost you money in the long run by inflating your electric bills. Remember to have regular maintenance performed on your air conditioner as well.
Fixing any drafty doors and windows will reduce cooling costs by stopping the inward flow of hot air from outside. On sunny days, avoid letting direct sunlight come in through the windows.
Examine the ventilation in your attic as well. The roofs absorb a great deal of sunlight resulting in a sweltering hot attic. Some of this hot air leaks into the house and increases the temperature. Ventilation systems and attic fans can dramatically reduce the amount of heat that builds up in the attic.