Frequently Asked Questions
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HVAC is short for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. HVAC is most often used to depict the whole heating and cooling system consisting of the duct work, air filters,IAQ (indoor air quality) controls and registers.
The most important part of HVAC maintenance aspect is maintaining unrestricted air flows. Dust, dirt, and debris are an HVAC system’s worst enemies. Whether it’s an indoor or outdoor unit, you must keep all filters clean and heat exchangers and coils free of restrictions.
We recommend that your heating and cooling system be checked and serviced twice a year; ideally a spring and fall tune-up. Also we recommend that you change your filter regularly, depending on the type of filter you have. This alone can eliminate many of the most common problems that need repair and can significantly reduce the likelihood of a serious breakdown. Link to SCA page
Yes. Loud heating and cooling equipment contribute to sound pollution. Although no financial savings are tied to lower sound levels, the sound rating of a heating and cooling system can have a considerable effect on comfort and enjoyment of your home. The sound level of your heating and cooling system depends on a variety of factors. Contact the experts at Legacy Mechanical to further evaluate the sound quality of your heating and cooling system.
Locate the label on the outer surface of the equipment for a manufacturer date. If the equipment is less than five years old it may have a factory warranty, based on the model of the equipment.
Warranty terms and conditions change by the manufacturer and the installing company. Legacy Mechanical Heating and Cooling Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can verify the warranty status of your heating and cooling system. Check out Legacy Mechanical’s warranty information.
Routine Maintenance and care see our Safety and Comfort Agreement for details or contact us today.s.
Every person and every home entails a different comfort need. The threshold of irritancy and triggers that affect people’s health and comfort combine to determine the proper solutions. High threshold levels may require simple solutions like a better air filter. Low threshold levels may require an air purification system for the reduction of triggers and irritants. Contact the experts at Legacy Mechanical to further evaluate the IAQ (indoor air quality) needs of your home.
According to studies created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, exposure to air pollutants indoors can be 100 times higher than outdoors. Frequent dusting and vacuuming can help reduce the amount of dust and dust mites present in your home. However, not all airborne particles can be eliminated. Filtration devices can help eliminate particles that are too small to be caught by a vacuum. Some filtration devices include UV light units, air filters, energy recovery ventilators (ERVs), heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) and electronic air cleaners. A Home Health Report Card from Service Experts will provide the information about which indoor air improvement devices are right for you. To receive a personal air quality consultation contact your Legacy Mechanical Heating and Cooling Experts.
Regular filter replacement helps your heating and cooling system operate at peak levels and improves IAQ (indoor air quality) while extending the life of your equipment. It is important to change filters regularly to ensure proper airflow and to keep your home free from dust, allergens and germs. Depending on the type of filter you have, you may require monthly filter replacements. Your Legacy Mechanical Heating and Cooling Experts service or installation technician will recommend the ideal filters and replacement schedules for your unit(s).