FAQs - Home Air Conditioning Information
We hope the answers to the following frequently asked heater and air conditioner questions will take some of the mystery out of selecting, using and maintaining your equipment. The purpose of our HVAC FAQ page is to offer the HVAC knowledge that can help you make the most informed decisions about your home comfort system.
Each split system cooling unit has a nominal SEER rating. This rating can be increased with the upgrade of the same series indoor unit. The SEER rating of a system is based on the combination of equipment installed in the home. The outdoor equipment (heat pump or air conditioner), as well as the indoor equipment (evaporator coil and furnace, or air handler), play a vital role in the total rating.
All heating and cooling equipment require annual professional tuneup. Inspections on boilers and furnaces should include ductwork, pipes, dampers, valves, the chimney, registers, radiators, pumps, blowers, fuel lines and the oil tank. Heat pump and air conditioning unit inspections should also include an examination of the fan, compressor, indoor coils, outdoor coils, and refrigerant lines.
Programmable thermostats are more accurate and efficient than thermostats that contain mercury. With a programmable thermostat, you can program settings in advance so that you can control the temperature at different times of the day. You will never have to worry about remembering to adjust the settings manually.
Standard filters work to keep your system and its ductwork clean, but they can only do so much to improve indoor air quality. A media air cleaner does a much better job of trapping small particles. It rests between the main return duct and the blower cabinet and will improve dust and particle removal up to seven times more effectively than a standard filter. Upgrading to a pleated media filter will remove everything from dust to airborne viruses from the filtered air. Always choose a filter that matches your blower's capacity. For optimal efficiency and filtration, we recommend that you replace your disposable filters at least once a month. If you have washable filters, you should clean them once a month during periods of heavy use.
Filters for your Carrier unit are made from different or higher-quality materials than those of the disposable filters found in retail stores. For that reason, replacement Carrier filters can only be purchased through a Carrier dealer. However, keep in mind that some Carrier filters are reusable, and can be washed by hand in cold water.
As a Carrier dealer, Assurance Heating & Air Conditioning is the best resource for the correct, current parts for your system, as well as availability and competitive pricing.
Under the standard factory warranty, Carrier covers parts that fail during the warranty period due to a defect in the part. The warranty does not cover labor. A warranty certificate was included with your homeowner information packet and is specific to the model numbers, serial numbers and installation dates of your products. All Carrier equipment that we install is registered with Carrier Corporation to ensure your 10-year parts warranty. If you cannot find your warranty certificate, Assurance Heating & Air Conditioning will also be able to provide you with that information. With a Assurance Heating & Air Conditioning Total Comfort Plan, you'll have a 10-year parts and labor warranty on your Carrier equipment.
Dependable Carrier products are among the longest lasting heating and cooling products available. For your equipment, many variables affect life expectancy, including, of course, the regularity of routine maintenance.
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