Frequently asked questions and answers to help you learn more about heating and air conditioning, including how you can find reliable HVAC contractors to find solutions for your needs.
If you are looking for reliable heating and air conditioning services, you can talk to one of our HVAC experts. BWS Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is dedicated to providing premium quality heating and AC services in Edina, MN, and surrounding areas to keep your home comfortable all year long.
Here are answers to fourteen common FAQs to help you learn more concerning HVAC systems and services:
The cost of air conditioning and heating system repair will depend on the scale of the issue you are having. Our professional HVAC contractors will come to your home and provide a quote based on your individual needs. We offer to finance and often have specials that may reduce the cost. Call us to schedule service today!
Yes! You can finance through BWS Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. Learn more here:
If you’ve just had a new AC installation, you won’t need a new system for several years. AC units need to be maintained every year to ensure they last for a long time. You can expect a new system to last an average of 15 years. Other signs include increased repairs, soaring energy bills, contaminated air quality, and more. If you’re not sure if it’s time for a new system, call us to schedule an appointment.
There’s no single best HVAC system that suits everyone’s needs, so it is essential to focus on your unique requirements. To find the best solution, you can arrange for an appointment with one of our experts to inspect your home, size, heating and cooling needs, environments, and other crucial details. Our goal is to help you choose long-serving, energy-efficient systems for your home.
There may be several air conditioning and heating companies nearby that claim to be able to meet your needs for heating repair, new AC installation, ductwork cleaning, and other HVAC services. There are different attributes to identifying reliable companies. The best heating and AC companies will have a great reputation for providing premium quality and affordable HVAC services that meet customers’ needs. We always recommend checking out reviews and making sure the company is a licensed HVAC professional first.
There are various indoor air quality contaminants that can affect your home and your health. Some of the widespread pollutants include VOCs from soaps, home products, and houseplants, bathroom mold, microbial pathogens and mildew, pet hair, dander, tobacco smoke, and dust. Others are nail polish, hairspray, vanish, furniture and upholstery odor, CO2 buildup, cooking smells, and emissions from outdoors.
You can do several things to reduce your energy bills, starting with installing an energy-efficient HVAC system or upgrading to one. You can also connect a programmable thermostat to ensure your AC only runs when there’s a need. Other ways to save on energy bills include regular maintenance, using ceiling and pedestal fans to reduce the strain on your HVAC system, and making necessary repairs on time. Call BWS Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule your next maintenance appointment and we can make recommendations to ensure that you are not overpaying on your energy bill.
It is advisable to schedule major HVAC system maintenance at least twice a year. However, if you live in areas facing extreme heat or cold, have a big family (including pets), or frequent storms and dusty winds, you can schedule three or four appointments. Maintenance can also be done following a storm or during seasonal preparations. Learn more about maintenance here:
A typical maintenance visit by a professional HVAC technician will involve various services depending on the system. These include, but aren’t limited to, the following:
- Inspect all electrical and fuel connections to tighten loose connections
- Inspecting hose and belt conditions
- Lubricating moving parts
- Ductwork, evaporator coil, and condenser coil cleaning
- Inspecting and correcting refrigerant levels
Manufacturers provide different warranties for their HVAC units, but a standard warranty should offer at least ten years of coverage. You can also extend your system’s lifespan through preventative maintenance services, which we provide at BWS Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning.
Maintenance ensures your system is operating at optimal performance all year long. It also identifies issues in their early stages, allowing you to fix problems and squeeze more years out of your system. Maintenance is a requirement to remain under warranty and also helps to reduce energy bills.
Home automation systems include smart technologies that allow for the automatic control of various electrical devices in your home. These include programming and sensing technologies, such as programmable thermostats and lights that turn on when you walk into the room. They ensure utilities that aren’t in use remain off. Call BWS Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for more information on home automation.
AC filters should be changed every three months to ensure all contaminants are removed from the circulated air. However, if you have a large family with pets, live in areas with extreme temperatures (too cold or too hot), or dusty neighborhoods, you might need to replace them more often.
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No matter what time of the day it is, if you need AC, heating, or plumbing services, we will respond. Reach out to us today!