Trying to understand your HVAC system can be hard, which is why the experts at CW Suter Services receive a lot of questions. We’ve compiled a few frequently asked questions and their answers for you to learn more about your HVAC equipment.
Q: How Often Should I Service my HVAC System?
A: To keep your equipment running in tip-top shape, we recommend a maintenance check twice a year (one for heating season and one for air conditioning season). This way, a Suter technician can check your filters, coils, wiring, housing, motor, and more to make sure you’re getting the most out of your system.
Q: What’s the Warranty on a New HVAC System?
A: At Suter, our HVAC systems come with a 10-year parts warranty and 1-year labor warranty, so you can enjoy your system for years to come. We also have great maintenance plans to help you lower your utility bills and extend the life of your equipment.
Q: What Can I do to Lower my Energy Bills?
A: There are multiple things that can be done to help reduce your energy costs:
- Install a programmable thermostat so you don’t waste air conditioning or heat while you’re not at home.
- Install ceiling fans and, when you can, use them instead of your air conditioning to cool you down.
- Make sure your windows and doors are sealed properly so that they don’t let air in and make your HVAC system work harder.
- Replace your furnace with a new, high-efficiency system.
Q: Why is it Important to Change my Air Filter Every 3 Months?
A: Changing your air filter improves your indoor air quality, helps to prevent costly breakdowns, and lets you enjoy energy and cost savings. If you want to sign up for our air filter subscription service, learn more about the program here. Our goal is to ensure the longevity of your HVAC system.
Q: Why Should I Install Equipment with Variable-Speed Fans?
A: Variable speed equipment is usually more efficient and creates a more comfortable environment for you and your family. Traditional systems only read temperature and only use single speed fans. Variable airflow systems have variable-speed fans that are more efficient because they run at lower speeds when higher speeds are not necessary. This allows for more flexibility for the system to operate. They also read both temperature and humidity. Therefore, these systems remove more moisture than traditional systems do, increasing your comfort when it is hotter outside.
Q: What are the Benefits of HVAC Zoning?
A: Zoned HVAC allows for better comfort control throughout your home, decreased energy bills, and higher energy efficiency. Energy waste is reduced because your HVAC equipment won’t have to work as hard to regulate the temperature throughout the entire house.
Contact your Local HVAC Experts
If you have any other residential HVAC questions, please reach out to us at 712-252-3007 or fill out this form online.