Answering Your Questions About HVAC Services

Heating & Air Conditioning FAQ’s

Heating and air conditioning are essential services that keep your home or business comfortable. The experts at Olson Energy Service are here to answer your questions about HVAC services in Seattle, WA. We offer air conditioning repair and installation, heat pump installation and repair, furnace installation and repair, water heater repair and installation, duct cleaning, fireplace insert installation, electric repairs, and more. Homeowners often have questions about our services, so we’ve prepared the answers to the questions we frequently receive in this HVAC FAQ. Take a few moments to read through them, and feel free to get in touch with us if you have any additional questions for us.

FAQ About Our HVAC Services

HVAC systems are complicated, leading to many questions about how they work, when they should be replaced, and more. Check out these questions and answers about our HVAC services in Seattle:

When should I have my heating and cooling equipment serviced?

We recommend scheduling HVAC maintenance at the start of the heating and cooling seasons. Schedule air conditioning service at the end of winter or the beginning of spring, so your A/C is ready to go for the summer. Schedule service for your furnace or heat pump at the end of summer or beginning of fall, so you stay comfortable during the winter.

How often should I replace my HVAC air filters?

How often you should change your filters depends on multiple factors. Most homeowners should change their A/C filters at least once every three months. If anyone in your home has allergies or you have pets, you may want to replace your filters as often as once a month.
How important is my indoor air quality?

Many people are worried about pollution and other environmental factors but don’t think twice about their indoor air quality. Spending a lot of time at home means breathing air that may not be as clean as you suspect. Indoor air quality is essential for everyone, especially those who have allergies or asthma. We strongly recommend taking steps to improve your indoor air quality.

How do I know when it’s time for an A/C replacement?

Knowing when to replace your air conditioner can be a bit tricky. Most homeowners don’t want to spend the money on a new air conditioner when their existing unit can be repaired. You likely require A/C replacement if your HVAC system is at least ten years old, breaks down frequently, or your energy bills have skyrocketed. Our experts can determine whether you should have your system repaired or replaced.
When should I replace my furnace?

There are many signs that it’s time to replace your furnace. If your furnace is at least 15 years old, it may be time to have it retired. You may require furnace replacement if your furnace is producing loud noises while operating. Other signs it may be time to replace your furnace are temperature fluctuations in your home, soot collecting near the furnace register, high furnace repair or energy costs, and blue furnace flames instead of yellow ones. Our team can determine whether it makes more sense to have your existing furnace repaired or replace it with a newer, more energy-efficient model.

How does a heat pump work?

Heat pumps transfer heat energy from one place to another. During the winter, heat pumps remove heat energy from the outside air and relocate it to inside your house. During the summer, the opposite occurs. The heat pump pulls heat energy out of your home and transports it outside.

How do I make sure my HVAC system is the right size?

HVAC systems come in multiple sizes, and choosing the correct one is critical. Our experts will help you select the proper size air conditioning system for your home. We factor in the size of the area you need to cool or heat, our local Washington climate, and the condition of the part of your home interfacing with the outside air. Choosing an HVAC system that’s too small means it will not keep your home comfortable, whereas a unit that’s too large will cost you too much money to operate.

How can I make my HVAC system more energy efficient?

There are a few things you can do to keep your energy bills low and your energy efficiency levels high. Be sure you regularly change the filter on your heat pump or furnace to keep it running at peak performance. Schedule your annual maintenance appointments for your heater and air conditioner. You can also have a programmable thermostat installed.

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The team at Olson Energy Service has been offering HVAC service and repair since 1926. We provide quality service with our certified technicians and trusted products. You can rest easy when you hire our family-owned and -operated HVAC company. We’re licensed, bonded, and insured, and all our technicians are certified and factory-trained. Contact us today to request HVAC service.

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