Over the past 35 years, we’ve definitely seen and heard it all from our customers when addressing their HVAC system needs. That’s why we’re taking a few minutes to answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding HVAC.
HVAC System Questions Answered
Is insulation important in my home?
Yes. A well-insulated home can do wonders for your HVAC system’s efficiency and reducing your energy bill each month. Make sure any drafty windows or doors are taken care before the summer or winter months to maximize efficiency.
When should I call a professional for HVAC help?
While most maintenance can be demonstrated in a DIY video online, some things are best left to those with experience. Changing an air filter is something you can handle yourself, but when your system fails or isn’t working as it should, just call the right professional to avoid making things worse or voiding any warranty you may have.
What are heat pumps?
Sometimes known as ductless air conditioners and mini-splits, heat pumps are a form of HVAC that is best used to spot heating and cooling. Having them installed in smaller homes or given areas of a home can be a great way to save on energy and avoid the cost of replacing a boiler, furnace, etc. You should always consult a professional to see if this makes sense for your home though.
Do I really need duct cleaning?
Yes, but not as often as you might think. While some condos have this done as part of your maintenance fees once a year, homeowners shouldn’t forget to do the same. Clean ductwork and vents help your indoor air quality and help the overall efficiency of your HVAC system.
How often should I change my air filters?
Every 3-4 months to ensure proper airflow is getting to your HVAC system.
What is a comfortable temperature to set my thermostat during the day?
You should always set your thermostat to be a few degrees higher in the summer and lower in the winter. Nothing drastic, but you don’t want to waste energy heating or cooling a home if you aren’t there during the day.
What’s a good temperature for sleep?
19-21 degrees is ideal for sleeping. Remember, our bodies are designed to sleep better in dark and cool environments, so don’t be afraid to use that blanket during the winter instead of cranking up the heat.
When It Comes To HVAC Systems, Novel Care Knows Best
The team at Novel Care has been helping Toronto and the GTA with their HVAC needs for more than 30 years, so give us a call whenever you need a consultation. Call 647-547-9207 to speak directly with someone from our team who can work with you to assess your needs. In the event of an emergency, we can even dispatch a dedicated technician within hours of your call.