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Frequently Asked Questions: Heating & Cooling | HVAC | Burlington NC

Our HVAC Burlington, NC professionals are ready to serve your HVAC needs. Assisting both residential and commercial clients, we provide heating, air conditioning repairs, installation, and maintenance, and more for your home or office. If you want HVAC Burlington, NC service that is quick, competitively priced, and easy to request – contact Barber Heating & Air now. We have the products and services you need in Burlington, NC and surrounding areas.

Do you know how your HVAC system works? Most people don’t, and that’s okay. According to  the U.S. Department of Energy, 75% of all homes in the U.S. have air conditioners. When homeowners’ air conditioners aren’t working properly, they get curious about how these devices that they often take for granted work. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about heating and cooling units:

How often do I need to change my air filters? Once a month is a pretty good rule of thumb for most people. Depending on where you live and how much dirt, pet dander, and other contaminants are present, the answer could be more or less. Check your filter frequently to determine if it’s dirty. If it is, change it.

What size unit do I need? There’s no easy answer for this one. A lot of factors will go into what size heating and cooling unit you’ll need. The type of house you own, its walls, insulation, attic space, and more can go into determining what size unit is required. A system that is too large could result in a home that’s too humid, causing problems with moisture and mold. A system that is too small will run constantly, running up your energy bill. Only a qualified heating and cooling technician can determine what size unit is best for your home.

If I replace my outdoor unit, do I need to also replace my indoor unit? In most cases, the answer is yes. There are a variety of reasons why you should replace both the outdoor and indoor unit simultaneously. For starters, air conditioner and heat pump outdoor units are manufactured to work with a matched indoor unit. When you mix and match units, it can result in reduced efficiency and performance.

How often should I have my unit serviced? Heating and cooling units need to have scheduled check-ups to make sure everything is operating properly. HVAC experts recommend an annual inspection and service call by your heating and cooling company. Technicians should inspect your system, lubricate components, and repair or replace any malfunctioning components.

Check out all our services at Barber Heating and Air: cooling, heating, and refrigeration. We have Service Agreements on our website too – so that you can invest smartly in your heating or cooling system with Barber Heating and Air. Want to know more about Indoor Air Quality? You can find that on our website too. If you’re ready to request a quote, get started today!

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