Frequently Asked Questions
When it comes to the heating and air systems in a home or business, you can imagine that there are a lot of questions. Here are some of the questions we get the most.
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What temperature should my thermostat be set to?
Your temperature settings will be determined by your personal preferences as well as the season. Summer thermostat temperatures range from 75° to 80°, while winter thermostat temperatures range from 68° to 72°. The smaller the temperature difference between outside and inside, the lower your energy bill.
Why should I change my filters frequently?
Changing your filters on a regular basis will keep your system running smoothly and offer you better indoor air quality control. Changing your filters on a regular basis will also reduce the number of dust particles, bacteria, and allergens in your home. For recommended filters and replacement schedules for your unit, contact your ACS expert.
Why shouldn't I switch off my air conditioner when I leave the house?
While you may be tempted to turn off your thermostat to save money, it is advisable to just raise the temperature. This is due to the fact that cooling your entire home can be a significant strain on your utilities. In most cases, turning off the unit will require substantially more energy to return your home to a suitable temperature.
How often should I have my HVAC system serviced for preventative maintenance?
It is best to have your HVAC system maintained and tested by a skilled technician at least twice a year. The ideal seasons are spring (before the AC season) and fall (before the heating season). Your specialist will evaluate the most important parts of your unit during the maintenance check to ensure efficiency and performance.
What other maintenance can I do on my HVAC system besides changing the air filters?
While expert maintenance is always recommended, there are a few things you can do to guarantee your system is working properly.
- Make certain that the outdoor unit is free of weeds, clutter, and debris. It has the potential to and will restrict airflow.
- Keep your pets, including dogs, cats, and other animals, away from the unit.
- When using weed trimmers around the unit, use caution. Weed eaters may wreak havoc on the wiring.
Should we close the registers and vents in rooms that aren't used on a regular basis?
Because each HVAC system is designed to cool a specific amount of square feet, you should not close the registers or vents in areas of your home that are not in use. This may reduce and interrupt the efficiency and airflow of your system. This causes your system to work harder to cool less space, causing it to cycle more and become less efficient.
Do I Need to Clean My Air Ducts?
Duct cleaning is not a required service every year, but it is a great way to improve your family’s health and the efficiency of your HVAC systems. If you or your household members are sick, or if you notice the air ducts and vents are filled with significant dust or debris, you should consider having them cleaned.
When Should I Replace My HVAC System?
If you have an older air conditioner or heater that is more than a decade old, you should think about upgrading to a more energy-efficient system. An upgrade can save you money on future electricity bills and costly repairs.
How Can I Get Rid of Hot and Cold Spots in My Home?
A few variables contribute to uneven heating and cooling throughout your home. Uneven temperatures can be caused by the following factors:
- Inadequate HVAC Unit Size for Your Home
- Inadequate ductwork insulation
- Inadequate Attic Insulation
If you have inconsistent temperatures in your house, have one of our professionals inspect your system and insulation to find the source of the problem. We’ll assist you in making an informed decision about how to go from there.
Could my system be to blame for my high energy bills?
Each month, your HVAC systems contribute around 50% of your total energy bill. If your system is old or hasn’t been properly maintained over the years, your expenses may be far higher than you’d expect.
Make sure you hire a trained HVAC professional at ACS to evaluate your system and repair any problems so it can perform at its best. To reduce your energy bills, you might also consider upgrading to a more energy-efficient model. Consider installing a home automation system, including a WiFi/Smart thermostat, to keep the temperature stable while you are gone.
If you have any questions, the ACS skilled team of professionals can help. We’ve spent years establishing trust and delivering innovative solutions.
Contact ACS today or fill out the online form to arrange maintenance or get answers to your specific questions.
Our Service Area
We have happy customers all around the Northeast Georgia area. We’ve provided HVAC services for homes and businesses in:
· Hall County: Clermont, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Lula, & Oakwood
· Habersham County: Alto, Baldwin, Clarkesville, Cornelia, Demorest, Mount Airy & Tallulah Falls
· Gwinnett County: Lawrenceville
· Jackson County: Arcade, Braselton, Commerce, Hoschton, Jefferson, Maysville, Nicholson & Talmo
· Stephens County: Martin & Toccoa
Contact us today when you need HVAC services you can trust.