Frequently Asked Questions
We always recommenced changing your air filter between 1 and 3 months, this is a crucial way of protecting the quality of your air as well as making sure your HVAC system stays clean and running smoothly. A clogged filter can cause your furnace to overheat from lack of airflow and also cause your air conditioning to freeze without proper airflow moving over your indoor coil.
It is important to have your furnace and air conditioner serviced once a year ( typically at the start of each season) this is also important because it helps ensure your heating and air condition system is operating properly and keeps your manufacturer’s warranty valid.
You should never have to add refrigerant to your AC. Residential AC systems are what is referred to as a sealed system, meaning refrigerant should never leak out of it and thus never have to be added. If you ever have to add refrigerant to your AC then it is more than likely you have an ongoing leak that needs to be addressed.
The average lifespan of your furnace and air conditioning system is about 20 to 25 years with proper maintenance and installation.
A thicker filter is actually worse for your furnace especially if you have not been changing it within the recommended 1 to 3 months. A thicker filter becomes impacted with dirt faster and causes your blower motor to work overtime to pull the proper airflow through causing premature wear n tear on the vital components of your furnace and air conditioning system.