HVAC Tips

Helpful Tips from Our Sonoma County HVAC Team

Ensuring a Comfortable Home Year-Round

HVAC systems are quite complex units. That’s why the team at KC Home Services is happy to provide you with any information you may need about your unit, how it operates, and our services. Our Sonoma County HVAC team is committed to your satisfaction and wants to make sure you are always fully informed. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the most common questions our customers ask us. If you have any lingering questions or concerns about your heating or cooling units, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (707) 377-3195.

Here are five of the most common questions (and answers) about HVAC systems:

Q: How can I increase the efficiency and lifetime of my HVAC system?

While there are several ways to achieve efficiency and longevity of your HVAC system, one of the best ways is to properly clean/replace your air filters frequently. At KC Home Services, we offer this service as part of our HVAC maintenance program so you won’t have to worry about it if you choose to sign up for one. Another simple thing you can do is have shades or curtains installed in rooms that are exposed to extreme sunlight.

Q: How often should I clean or replace my air filters?

To get the best efficiency & filtration, replace or clean your filters at least once a month.

Q: How much does a new HVAC replacement system cost?

Because every home, every business, and every building is unique (especially in Charleston), it’s nearly impossible to put an exact price on a new system. The good news: you can get a free estimate from us, no obligation.

Q: How often should I have my HVAC system serviced?

Regardless of what kind of system you have or how big your HVAC system is, to maintain optimum efficiency and to catch early warning signs of potential HVAC breakdowns, your system should be inspected and serviced at least once a year. We recommend twice, as some seasons may be harder on your system from year to year.

Q: What size air conditioning and HVAC system do I need?

Perhaps the most frequently asked question we receive, it’s also the hardest to answer. Having an AC system that is too large may cool your home too quickly, leaving behind moisture that could lead to mold problems for your home or business. Also, too-large AC systems tend to short-cycle (starting and stopping quickly, repeatedly), which decreases the lifetime of your AC and increases your electricity bills.

At the other end of the spectrum, having a system that is too small won’t ever keep your home or business cool and will run constantly.

Because there is no ‘one size fits all’ for sizing an AC system, only an experienced HVAC company can properly spec out your location and install the system that will yield the best (and most affordable) results.

Have any more questions you’d like answered? Reach out to us today!

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