FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What is the typical lifespan of a furnace?
The lifespan of your furnace depends on how much care and maintenance it receives. A furnace that is well-maintained will last for upwards of 25 years, but that can easily be cut in half if the furnace isn't tuned up and repaired regularly.
- What size furnace do I need?
In order to determine which size unit will operate best in your home, you need to consider several different factors. These include the age of your home, the size of your home, and the ductwork in your home. We recommend that you have an inspection performed by our New Windsor heating contractors to help you choose your next furnace.
How efficient should my furnace be?
The short answer is that you want your furnace to be as efficient as possible. Lower-efficiency models may cost less up-front, but you'll lose the money you save as you pay for your heating over the next few years. We recommend that you get a furnace with at 92% efficiency.
How long does an air conditioner last?
A modern air conditioner that receives regular maintenance should last for around 20-25 years. Our New Windsor air conditioning recommend that you have your air conditioner tuned up at least once each year, preferably just before the cooling season begins.
How efficient should my AC be?
Lower-efficiency air conditioning units might be less expensive upfront, but they'll cost you in the long-run on your cooling costs. You want your air conditioner to be as efficient as possible. We recommend that your air conditioner have at least a 16 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating).
What does "SEER" mean?
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. A SEER is calculated by by dividing the cooling output of an every season by the total energy input during the same period of time. All you need to know is that a higher SEER means the unit is more efficient.
How can I prevent clogged drains?
The best way to prevent clogged drains is to never put anything down your sink other than water and soap. In particular, grease, hair, and food are responsible for most drain clogs. Over time, it's nearly impossible to completely avoid letting things down your drains, so we recommend having thorough drain cleaning services performed regularly.
What's the best way to conserve water?
Most of the water that you're wasting in your home is probably leaving via the toilet. Don't flush tissues, cue tips, or other disposables down the toilet. Most of the time, you can throw these in a trash can and save about 7 gallons of water per flush.
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