Frequently Asked Questions
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Deciding on the right heating and cooling system for your home or business can be complicated, and there are a number of questions that can occur when you are searching for the right professional to help you. Whether you need to repair problems with your existing system or if you are in the market for a new installation, read some answers to our frequently asked questions below.
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What system is the best fit for my home or business?
While this question is one of the most important you can ask, it is also one of the most unique to your particular circumstances. Installing an HVAC system that is too big costs more, as it uses more electricity, is more expensive, and costs more to maintain. A larger system may not properly control the humidity in the air and will not keep the environment comfortable. However, getting a system that is too small may cause the heating or cooling to continuously run, leading to large utility bills.
The Fresno HVAC professionals at Mitchell Aire will assess your home or business and advise you on the system that best fits your needs.
When is the right time to replace my air conditioning unit?
Many people do not realize that HVAC units do not last forever. Over the years, normal wear and tear can cause serious problems, making your HVAC system not perform properly and cost you money on your utility bills. When you notice your HVAC system is not working up to speed, of if it stops working completely, it may be time to install a new system. This will make your home or business more comfortable, requires less energy, and require less maintenance and repairs after installation.
How can I save money on my monthly heating and cooling bills?
There are certain things you can do, and that Mitchell Aire can help you with, to help keep your monthly bills at a reasonable level. This includes installing a programmable thermostat, upgrading to a newer, energy efficient system, and running your HVAC system efficiently. This means running your air conditioning or heat at a reasonable temperature, generally 75 degrees in the summer and 65 degrees in the winter, and not using your system when the weather is good.
When should I change my HVAC system’s filters?
While it depends on the type of system, a good rule of thumb is to change your air filters every 3-4 months, with a minimum of once every 6 months. This will help ensure that your air is in the best condition possible as it passes through your vents.
How can a preventative maintenance contract benefit me?
Determining minor issues before they become big problems is key in extending the life of your heating and cooling system. At Mitchell Aire, our contracts offer you two yearly services, one for cooling in the summer and one for heating in the winter. Maintenance is scheduled at your convenience and includes changing filters, thorough inspection, cleaning necessary parts, and other essential services to keep your HVAC running up to speed.