We have answers for your frequently asked questions. No matter what your HVAC questions are, the experts at True Temp Heating & Air Inc in Chatsworth have answers. Whether you have questions about picking new HVAC equipment to best practices on care and maintenance, we can assist. Our online FAQs answers provide a quick response for your convenience, but if you want to know more on any topic, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 706-695-7492. Why is regular maintenance important? Like any product you want to keep in good shape, HVAC equipment requires proper care in order to give you the greatest benefits. Trained technicians can service your heating and cooling products to make sure theyre working at their top potential and help prevent more costly repairs in the middle of the hottest or coldest months of the year. How much should I expect to pay for a new heating and air conditioner? Call True Temp Heating & Air Inc at 706-695-7492 to get a comprehensive quote on replacement equipment. What is two-stage heating? Two-stage heating permits the furnace to heat at two levels of output: high for cold winter days and low for mild ones. Around 80 percent of the time, your homes heating requirements can be met when the furnace is set on the low setting, permitting your two-stage unit to operate for longer periods of time. Two-stage units also provide more even heat distribution, fewer temperature swings, quiet operation, better air filtration and energy efficiency. What sort of technology comes with the HVAC systems that True Temp Heating & Air Inc carries? True Temp Heating & Air Inc has a selection of brands and models that are more efficient than ever and make it easier to find the right fit for your home. There are innovative systems that make heating or cooling your home more automatic, functioning similar to cruise control to make tiny adjustments to help meet your comfort demands with energy efficiency. You can reach us at 706-695-7492 to learn more about the technology we offer. How will my new furnace work differently from my old one? Modern furnaces are created with a number of innovative features older furnaces dont have. Todays heating systems give you more even heating and are better at regulating airflow. Although the air coming out of your vents may seem cooler than your old furnace, the airflow is much better and more efficient. Another bonus of modern furnaces is their ability to operate with other HVAC products as part of a high-efficiency whole home comfort system. When combined with a high-efficiency air conditioner, furnace blowers can more easily accommodate add-on cooling. Other innovations, such as Precise Comfort technology and variable speed motors, will help your furnace run more efficiently and quieter than ever. What energy efficiency standard should I look for in an air conditioner in Chatsworth? The Department of Energy recently increased the minimum efficiency levels for air conditions, and the standards vary by region. Contact True Temp Heating & Air Inc at 706-695-7492 to learn the requirements for the Chatsworth area. How can I reduce my energy costs? True Temp Heating & Air Inc offers a number of HVAC products with high-efficiency ratings, which can help cut back the amount of energy they require to operate. Aside from choosing products that have received Energy Star® certification or achieved high SEER ratings for air conditioners or AFUE ratings for furnaces, you should consider the following: Making certain that your system receives routine maintenance by a trained expert can keep your system operating at its top performance. Zoning systems enable you to heat or cool only targeted areas of your home, so you wont have to pay to heat or cool spaces that you don't typically utilize. Having a programmable thermostat allows you to set the temperature in your home around your schedule. They can be programmed to give you the comfort you want when you're home and increase or decrease the temperature while you're not around, helping you save on utility costs. Why should I buy from True Temp Heating & Air Inc? True Temp Heating & Air Inc is well-known in the Chatsworth area and you can depend on them to provide quality home comfort products. We carry a variety of innovative and high-quality products. We are dedicated to providing customers high-quality service and will make sure you find the right solution for your home. What can I do to improve my homes indoor air quality? Improving your homes indoor air quality starts with four basic strategies: Poor indoor air quality leaves your home full of air pollutants floating around. So, to increase IAQ, the first step is to get rid of as many pollutants as possible. You can easily do this by cleaning and vacuuming at least weekly, frequently washing linens and storing cleaning products safely. Proper insulation is great for keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, but it also makes it difficult for airborne pollutants to escape. We offer products that help swap stale air for fresh, filtered outside air. Good ventilation and ongoing cleaning are a start, but air filters, germicidal lights and purification systems take your IAQ to the next level by capturing microscopic particles, killing germs and removing particles while destroying chemical vapors. Programmable thermostats will help control the humidity levels and temperature to help avoid particles and germs from building up while also keeping your home comfortable. How do I know which indoor air quality product will work best for my home? We suggest that you meet with one of the experts at True Temp Heating & Air Inc and have them assess your home and current indoor comfort system. We can help you decide which equipment will be best suited to meet your needs. How does an air conditioner work? Many homeowners believe that air conditioners make your home cooler, but it actually removes the heat from your house, directing the hot air outside. That hot air flows across a cold indoor coil where refrigerant in the lines sends the heat to the coil in your outdoor unit, releasing the heat outside. This process continues until the indoor temperature reaches the temperature you set on your thermostat. What is the minimum energy efficiency standard for air conditioners in my state? Due to the increasing amount of energy used by heating and cooling systems, the Department of Energy (DOE) raised the minimum efficiency levels for air conditioners, heat pumps and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2015. These levels are determined by region and carry varying requirements based on your location. True Temp Heating & Air Inc can help answer any questions you may have regarding these minimum requirements and let you know what choices are available when youre looking for a replacement system. How can I confirm the model and serial numbers for my cooling unit? You can find these numbers on a nameplate or sticker that is near your systems service panel. The sticker is white with black letters and have both of these numbers located at the top of the sticker. M/N denotes model number while S/N is your serial number. How do I guess what size equipment I should purchase? There are a couple ways to determine what size system is right for your home, but the most reliable way to choose a system is by having your local True Temp Heating & Air Inc technician come out and perform a load calculation. This calculation considers your homes: square footage, insulation value, amount of insulation, and a handful of other factors. Can frost, ice, dirt or other debris keep the outdoor unit of my cooling system from operating effectively? The short answer is Yes, because dirt and other debris can impede your systems ability to work efficiently. For heat pumps, it is common to have frost or ice on them during the winter, but they also include defrost controls to ensure they work efficiently in those kinds of weather. What is two-stage cooling? Two-stage cooling means that your cooling unit has two levels of operation. When summer is its hottest, the high setting is used, and when its cooler or more mild, the low setting gets the job done. Usually, the lower setting will take care of your cooling needs, but even when the high setting is in use, you may not realize it because it can produce such even temperatures for your comfort. This can also mean a quieter cooling system, greater efficiency and improved humidity control. Why is my system freezing up? Your system could be freezing up for a variety of reasons, but the most typical are dirty filters, low refrigerant, a dirty evaporator coil and/or a faulty blower motor. Changing a filter is something you, the homeowner, can take care of; however, you should call the professionals at True Temp Heating & Air Inc at 706-695-7492 for other problems or if you have other questions or concerns. What is the best thermostat to use for my cooling system? Choosing the best thermostat for your cooling system comes with a lot to think about. Thats why its nice to have such a wide variety of choices from True Temp Heating & Air Inc. Whether youre looking for a programmable or non-programmable thermostat or want to join the smart home trend, there are various thermostats that you have to select from. Some thermostats will depend on what type of heating and cooling system you have, but the team at True Temp Heating & Air Inc will be able to help determine what options fit your needs and your budget. What is a heat pump? Heat pumps can be a tad confusing due to their name, but they actually cover both your heating and cooling needs year-round. When its hot outside it works like an air conditioner in that it removes heat from your home, but when it cools off, the process gets switched around and it collects heat from outside and brings it inside. Heat pumps are also very efficient, and could produce up to two or three times more heat than the energy it uses. When replacing the outdoor unit, should the indoor unit also be replaced? Of course we suggest you also replace your indoor system, but this is why: All outdoor cooling systems have a matching indoor unit that they are designed to work with to ensure efficient performance. When they arent paired with the other piece as a whole system, efficiency may be affected. As with many products, advancements have brought about newer, more efficient ways of doing things. Heating and cooling systems are no different. These advances most importantly include greater heating and cooling efficiency, but also include improved air handling, filtering and noise pollution reduction to name a few. Heating and cooling systems that are more than 10-15 years old usually need to be replaced. Not only do they have outdated technology, but they are also less efficient than more recent models. Buying a new indoor unit at the same time means youll have a matched system to provide you with better comfort and efficiency for years to come. How do I know my solar HVAC system is performing to its maximum potential? The communication module on your home energy system could send the system's performance records for each module to a website. You should visit this website to learn more about the system's status, energy production and environmental benefits. The site also shares carbon offsets as it happens. Should I clean my solar modules? In most regions, rain will naturally clean the solar modules. If you are located in a dusty or industrial area, periodically spraying the modules with water can help improve performance. However, detergents and high-pressure hoses should never be used to rinse solar modules. What is the best thermostat for my HVAC system? The proper thermostat for you depends on your heating and cooling equipment. True Temp Heating & Air Inc sells programmable and nonprogrammable thermostats that can help increase the efficiency of your HVAC systems. View our available products or contact us at 706-695-7492 to learn more. How can I control my energy expenses? Heating and cooling can make up a big amount of your utility bill. The innovative and high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products available from True Temp Heating & Air Inc can help reduce these costs. If you're looking for a new heating or cooling system, look for products with high SEER ratings for air conditioners and AFUE ratings for furnaces. SEER and AFUE are a measure of system efficiency, and the larger the number, the more efficient the product. Besides purchasing a new home comfort system, consider these additional factors: Is your system typically maintained? Whether it's a furnace or air conditioner, HVAC systems will work more efficiently after regular maintenance checks. Would you benefit from a zoning system? If there are rooms in your home that are rarely used, a zoning system will allow you to heat or cool only the most used areas of your house. Have you installed a programmable or smart thermostat? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, programmable thermostats may reduce your heating costs by up to 35 percent, and your cooling costs by up to 25 percent. What are the benefits of zoning systems? Zoning systems give you the ability to section off areas of your house and control the air differently in each room. Zoning equipment is ideal for when you have areas of your house that are infrequently used or when you and your family are often in disagreement of what the temperature in each area of your home should be. Zoning systems are quiet and efficient, giving you more control over the comfort of your home. Find out more about the zoning systems available from True Temp Heating & Air Inc.