FAQ About Conventional HVAC Systems


When you are choosing the HVAC System for your home, a lot goes into it – as it should. This is a major decision that will have lasting effects for years and can dictate your quality of comfort in your own home. At Trust Heating and Air, we understand this is an important decision. We want to help our customers make educated and informed decisions. This way they are getting exactly what they want and need without breaking the bank or having to replace it in the near future. There are different types of units and the components of an HVAC system can vary wildly. Today, we will go over some frequently asked questions concerning the conventional HVAC systems.

When is it Time to Replace My Conventional HVAC System?

Generally, a system that’s more than 10 years old is a good candidate for replacement. Other signs that it’s time to replace your system is if your energy costs are regularly rising over a long period of time, the system is rusted or split, or if you’re constantly doing major repairs to the system. Your air conditioning system can give you a few signs, even including noises, that it is time for a replacement. But at the very least, if you feel like your machine is costing you more money in energy and maintenance, it is time to consider a new system.

When Should I Call a Professional to Service my HVAC System?

Most often, you will want to have an expert inspect your system prior to the cold and hot seasons each year. For residents of Georgia, before summer is the ideal time to have your HVAC system serviced. That way, you can prevent problems prior to when they occur. You will want to service the unit while it is still pretty cool out – before you are relying on your air conditioner in the Georgia heat.

When Do the Air Filters Need to Be Replaced?

To make sure your conventional HVAC system is running efficiently and the air in your house is clean, you should change your air filter once every one to three months. The frequency with which you must change the filter depends upon use. To figure out the perfect frequency, inspect the air filter. If it’s filled with particles after simply one month, you should change it out once a month. This can greatly help reduce allergens and maintain the optimal efficiency of your system.

How Do I Know How Efficient My HVAC System Is?

The HVAC industry utilizes Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratings to examine a heater’s effectiveness and Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratings (SEER) to assess an ac system’s efficiency. Inspect your system’s AFUE or SEER and search for a minimum SEER of 13 and heaters with an AFUE in the 80s or 90s. If you have any questions about this, one of our experts can walk you through it and help you get the information you are looking for.

More Questions? Speak to An Expert!

At Trust Heating and Air, we are committed to providing the best information and service to our customers. When our experts take the time to explain everything and answer any questions, our customers can make informed and confident decisions. Our goal is to keep everyone’s home a comfortable and healthy environment. Our experts can answer any questions you have about conventional HVAC systems.

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