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Q1. How often do air filters need to be changed?

How often do air filters need to be changed? The simple answer is it varies. Factors such as the type of filter, usage, and whether you have pets or allergies influence the replacement frequency. A standard rule of thumb suggests changing disposable filters every 1-3 months, while high-quality pleated filters can last up to 6-12 months.

Q2. Do bigger air conditioning units perform better?

Contrary to popular belief, bigger air conditioning units do not always guarantee better performance. It's essential to understand that the efficiency and effectiveness of an air conditioning unit depends on numerous factors such as room size, proper installation, and regular maintenance.

Q3. How long does HVAC equipment last?

It depends on several factors, including the type of equipment, proper installation, and timely maintenance. On average, the lifespan of an HVAC system can range from 15-25 years. Furnaces tend to last longer, with a lifespan of up to 20 years, while central air conditioners and heat pumps generally last around 15 years.

Q4. If I have an older system, can I save money by just replacing the outdoor unit?

When it comes to your home's heating and cooling, it's important to consider the overall performance and compatibility of the entire system. By only upgrading the outdoor unit, you could potentially run into issues where the new unit doesn't match the specifications of your existing indoor unit, leading to decreased efficiency and even costly repairs down the line.

Q5. Why do I need a system with matched components?

Investing in a system with matched components is essential for optimizing performance, efficiency, and longevity of your equipment. When components are perfectly synchronized, they work together seamlessly, enhancing the overall functionality and reliability of the system.