When an HVAC technician visits your home, whether it’s to perform annual maintenance or to make a repair, it’s a good time to get some personalized expert advice. Don’t miss the opportunity to ask a trained technician for some valuable information.

Here are some important questions to ask your HVAC technician:

What steps can I take to save money on my energy bill?

HVAC technology is always changing and improving. You can ask your technician about new equipment and methods that may have come on the scene since your unit was installed. Your technician can keep you up to date with the latest technology available and advise you of ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home. For example, it might be wise to consider installing a smart thermostat. Your HVAC technician can give you sound advice on whether or not a new thermostat is necessary.

What is the condition of my ductwork?

Your technician should inspect your system’s air ducts looking for damage and dirt. Ask whether the technician found any gaps or leaks in the ductwork. Ask if they noticed loose registers or grills. Discovering and correcting issues with ductwork will improve the efficiency of the unit. Likewise, cleaning excessive dust and dirt from ducts and supply vents will result in cleaner air quality in your home.

Are there ways to improve the air quality of my home?

This question is especially important if you or your family members experience frequent allergy symptoms. HVAC technicians can provide tips on how to manage dust and humidity in your home. They can offer whole-home humidifier or purifier advice. They may also be able to offer high-efficiency air filter options.

Is it time to replace my unit?

As your unit ages, your technician will be able to advise you about the best time to replace your unit. One of the advantages of regular maintenance by a trusted company is knowing that your technician knows your unit and your situation. As a result, they are able to accurately estimate when you should replace your unit. They can provide tips to prolong the life of your current unit or help you find the right replacement for your home.

Take advantage of Long Heating & Cooling technicians’ expertise. Call us for maintenance, repairs, and advice. We are focused on your LONG-term comfort!