Frequently Asked Questions

Do you work on heat pump systems?

Yes, we work on a variety of different systems including heatpumps, ranging from basic to high efficiancy on all brands.

 

How often should I replace my air filter?

We suggest checking filters monthly. If you have a disposible type filter, (these ususally have a cardboard edge), and if it is dirty just replace it.

 

What is proper indoor humidity level?

Optimum indoor range is around 35% relative humidity, but 30% to 40% tends to work best for many homes. If you go above this level, condensation on the windows can occur, breeding mold that leads to allergy and respiratory problems.

 

How does the phase out of R-22 (freon) affect me?

R-22 is a refrigerant often used in air conditioner and heat pumps. Because R-22 depletes the ozone layer, production and import was significantly reduced in 2010. The United States Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) reduced the production of R-22 refrigerant once again in 2013. This represents a 70% reduction from the approved R-22 production for 2010. Since 2015, there has been almost a complete ban on the production of R-22.

Frist the price of R-22 is skyrocketing as we speak. Secondly the supply of R-22 is limited and eventually contactors may not be able to guarentee to always have R-22 on hand.