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You may not know what questions to ask your HVAC tech when something goes wrong. That’s because HVAC systems have a lot of moving parts and run through the entirety of your home. It can be hard to diagnose the source of your problem without having an expert on hand.
A&R Plumbing, Heating, and Air are here to help, and when it comes to understanding your HVAC system better, we want you to know that our expert technicians are ready to answer any questions you might have. We want our customers to understand the issue that HVAC systems commonly encounter and the maintenance needed to keep them running efficiently.

When it comes to HVAC repair and upkeep, there’s a lot to consider. We realize that our customers don’t have the time to read through every manual they are handed. But there’s no better time to find out all you need to know that when your HVAC system needs inspection. Still, many homeowners may not know what to ask. That’s why we’ve put together a small list of questions that might be helpful if your system needs a service call.

How Often Should an HVAC Technician Inspect My System?

Your HVAC system is the hardest working appliance in your home. When you think about whole home comfort, the temperature and air quality inside your home is usually the first things people notice. Because it plays such a big part, it’s no wonder that the idea of it breaking down can induce anxiety and stress. It can be outright nauseating to think about trying to fix such a huge, complex system and going through all of the smaller components to find out what is wrong. The best way to prevent such an issue is to maintain your system regularly. But how often should you have your system looked at? That’s one of the most important questions to ask your HVAC tech.The first question on our list is significant because the answer will differ for different homeowners. There are a lot of variables to consider, such as the size of your unit, the geographical area of your home, and the contents of your home (Pets, carpet, and internal temperature preferences). A yearly inspection may not be enough if your system constantly needs cleaning or if the unit is not properly sized for your home. Both of these issues would require more frequent visits from your HVAC technician. Your A&R service professional will have all the answers you need. They’ll be happy to share with you often that they recommend coming out. They’ll even make your future appointments recurring, so you don’t have to worry about keeping up with them.

What Can I Do To Improve My Home’s Air Quality?

Your HVAC does much more than just maintain the temperature inside your home. It also ensures that your home has clean air for everyone inside. A poorly maintained system can cause various health issues for the people in the home. But not every system has the same quality filtration components. Some come stacked with different filtration systems, while others may be lacking. So, while all HVAC systems have a way to clean the air, some do it better than others. If you want clean, uncompromising air in your home, your HVAC professionals can help. All you have to do is ask.

You can easily detect poor air quality in a variety of ways. The first is through visible discoloration around vents and inside of ducts. You’ll also know that your HVAC system is having difficulty cleaning the air if your flat filters have to be replaced more often than the recommended intervals.

Another sign that you could use improvement in air quality is if a smell becomes noticeable. Your air should be scentless and only noticeable when you feel it blowing from a vent. If the air inside your home starts to smell, it may mean a problem with your filtration system or an upgrade is needed.

To accurately get to the bottom of the situation, be sure to tell your HVAC technician that you’re having filtration issues and ask what they recommend to help alleviate the stress on your HVAC unit. Even if you aren’t encountering any of these issues, the new filtration systems are highly advanced and do an amazing job of producing clean, pure air for homeowners. Satisfy your curiosity and ask one of our A&R technicians whatair quality improvement would like for your system.

How Can I Cut Energy Costs?

Did you know your HVAC system is responsible for more than 40% of your daily home energy consumption? That’s a lot of energy, but even with this energy-sucking machine, there are ways to save yourself money.

One of the most common questions to ask your HVAC Tech is, “How can I save money on my electricity bill?”. We love to help our customers find the best solution that maintains your comfort at a cost you’ll appreciate.

At A&R, our technicians know how to help you save money. Many of the solutions depend on where you live and the size of your home. The type of HVAC system you have will also need to be considered, but there is always a solution. If you’re looking at extremely high electricity bills, a solution could be as easy as adjusting your thermostat a few degrees or replacing a faulty component. Whatever the issue, we won’t be able to help if we don’t know about it, so be sure to ask your HVAC technician how they can help. Don’t let your HVAC system fail you. You don’t have to know the ins and outs of the entire system to understand how to keep it maintained and working properly, but knowing what questions to ask your HVAC tech when things go south will help ensure that future issues become infrequent.

Our A&R professionals know that you have much more to worry about than how to get your HVAC system back to its best state, but we’ll walk you through the process so you’ll know what to expect if it ever happens again. Educating our customers is an important part of our business, and we’re happy to share the wealth of knowledge we’ve attained in the many years of business we’ve conducted here in West Texas.