HVAC FAQs: What even is HVAC?

5/11/18
Stafford Home Service-Residential HVAC-Service Van

Heating and cooling aren’t things many of us spend a lot of time thinking about – until something within our home’s HVAC system malfunctions. Then, in a mad panic, we’re Googling to find out what to do about it. Good news! We’re here to help you avoid that and get informed about HVAC with these answers to some HVAC FAQs.

What does HVAC stand for?

Yep, we’re going back to basics for this one. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. It’s the system that keeps your home at comfortable temperatures throughout all seasons and provides healthy indoor air quality.

How often should I change my air filter?

For optimal performance, you should be changing your air filter at least every thirty days (once a month). The number one cause of HVAC system failure is a clogged air filter, so check/clean/replace it regularly to ensure there aren’t any issues that could have been easily avoided.

How long will my HVAC system last?

With regular preventative maintenance and care, HVAC systems typically last 15-20 years. With the everchanging world of technology, however, homeowners might choose to upgrade sooner than later, especially if they live in an older home.

What are the benefits of programmable thermostat?

Programmable thermostats can help save you a lot of money on energy costs. Since you can tailor your heating and cooling system to your schedule with a programmable thermostat, you can ensure you’re only using heat and air conditioning when you’re there. Heating or cooling an empty house is not only more expensive, but also wasteful.

Are there financing options available for the HVAC project I need done?

There are! Stafford Home Service is pleased to offer financing options for not only heating, cooling, and air quality projects, but residential electric, home entertainment and security projects as well! We’re proud to partner with GreenSky Credit for fast, paperless, and convenient financing solutions.

We hope these HVAC FAQs were helpful. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us or check out more posts on our blog.

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