Because there are so many different types of HVAC systems today, it’s become difficult to learn what our systems can do for us and what we can do for them. Our heating and cooling specialists have provided some helpful answers to our most commonly asked questions.
For more specific questions or any other concerns, feel free to reach out to us at (972) 382-9447.
What HVAC system is right for my home?
It all depends on your home and your personal preferences. The best way to ensure that you are investing in a top-quality system that suits all of your needs is to contact our Plano heating and cooling technicians. We can come to your home to perform calculations and assessments to determine your needs. We also offer free estimates!
What thermostats are the best to buy?
At Air Today Heating & Cooling, we offer many different types of thermostats. There are quite a few variables that go into deciding which thermostat is right for your HVAC system. One of our talented technicians would be happy to assist you with what thermostat would best suit your home and your budget.
How important is it to maintain the outdoor unit of my AC system?
It is very important. All kinds of debris can build up in the unit that can prevent it from working efficiently and effectively.
My cooling unit is frozen. What do I do?
This is actually more common than it sounds. There are many possible causes that could have resulted in the freezing of your system. Usually, it’s because there isn’t enough maintenance being performed on your unit. It is very common for air filters to become very dirty and clogged if not cleaned routinely. Our specialists would be happy to perform an inspection and help you solve the problem.
Where can I find the model & serial number on my AC unit?
Locate the service panel for your equipment. Look for a white label with the system’s model and serial numbers on the top. M/N stands for model number and S/N stands for serial number.
How does an AC system create cold air?
Technically, AC units do not create cold air. The way that an air conditioner works to provide your home with cold air is by pushing out all of the hot air until your home reaches a desired temperature.
What are the benefits to Precise Comfort technology?
Lennox has developed Precise Comfort technology, which allows a furnace to adjust heat and the flow of air on a very small scale. This type of system would provide you and your home with the precise level of comfort that you want.
What is the AC energy efficiency standard?
Because HVAC units make up such a large part of the energy usage inside most homes, the Department of Energy announced a minimum level of efficiency that all units have to meet. Every region has different requirements, so get in touch with our HVAC experts to learn more.
Should I replace my indoor unit if I replace my outdoor unit?
We highly recommend that you replace both units for a few reasons:
- Most modern outdoor systems are built to work with matching indoor systems in order to provide the efficiency that they advertise
- Newer systems are quieter, more efficient, and would require less maintenance due to better functioning filters
- HVAC systems that are more than 10 years old need to be replaced because their outdated technology is increasing your energy bills a lot more than you might think.
How can I lower my energy bill?
Routine maintenance will help prolong the lifespan of your HVAC equipment as well as improve its efficiency. Our Plano AC repair specialists also recommend adding a zoning system, which will allow you to push your desired hot or cold air into the rooms that you’re in the most. Installing a programmable thermostat has also been proven to decrease heating and cooling costs by about 30%.
What is a zoning system?
This HVAC system simply divides the desired air into desired rooms. These are very beneficial for families who can never find a desired temperature that’s comfortable for everyone. This system can also be very energy efficient since you can control where your hot or cold air goes.
Is it worth it to replace my furnace?
If you are looking to save money and energy on your bills, then yes. Modern furnaces tend to regulate temperature better and are more precise. They are also designed specifically for energy efficiency, as opposed to older units.
What does a heat pump do?
This wonderful machine can provide both hot and cold air so that you can use one HVAC system throughout every month of the year. During the hotter seasons, the heat pump will transfer all of your hot air outside, just like an air conditioner. During the colder seasons, the pump will do the same with the cold air. These systems are very reliable and efficient.
What is the difference between one-stage & two-stage heating?
With one stage heating, your furnace operates on one stage, meaning that it generates a specific amount of heat. Two-stage heating systems have a low and high setting. A furnace like this will work more quietly and efficiently than a one-stage heating system with more consistent air flow.
Do I need a two-stage cooling system?
Two-stage cooling systems are very beneficial because they are more energy-efficient and are better at regulating the temperature of air in your home. Surprisingly, they function more quietly than one-stage cooling systems and have improved humidity control. They aren’t necessary, but are a great upgrade if you’re looking into getting a new system.
Where can I find products for my HVAC system?
There is a wide range of products to choose from and all have different functions and prices. Get in touch with one of our knowledgeable technicians who would be happy to assist you further to help you find the right product that you’re looking for.
Why do I have to frequently maintain my HVAC system?
HVAC systems are similar to cars in the sense that they need to be serviced routinely to make sure that everything is going well and to lower the possibility of a system breakdown, which could end up being costly. To find out how often you should be maintaining your HVAC system, get in touch with one of our specialists at Air Today Heating & Cooling.
How do I know when I need to replace my AC system?
Typically, AC systems should be replaced at least once every 10 years. If you are having any problems with your system, it is best to have one of our handy technicians take a look at it to see if it’s a small problem that just needs a quick fix.
How can I help maintain good air quality inside my home?
Cleaning your home frequently eliminates air pollutants that might be floating around your home. Vacuuming and washing linens always helps, as well as making sure your home is being ventilated frequently. Programmable thermostats and air filters are among the extended measures you can take to ensure the health of your loved ones in the home. Programmable thermostats can monitor the temperature and humidity in your home so you can keep pollutants and germs from growing and spreading.
How can I tell what indoor air quality unit is the best for me?
Consulting an experienced HVAC technician would be the best professional to consult for advice. At Air Today Heating & Cooling, our Plano heating and cooling specialists would be happy to assess and evaluate your home conditions to determine what solution would be the best fit for you.
Provide yourself and your family with the comfort you deserve. For any other questions or to request a free estimate, contact us at (972) 382-9447.