How often should I change the filter in my HVAC to avoid needing to call for a furnace repair?
It depends on the type of filter you have, but most filters should be changed every 30 days. However, the life of the filter is usually stated on the package.
What type of filter is the best and most economical?
We recommend using either a basic blue or green fiberglass filter vs. any pleated 3M filter. Pleated filters work well, but generally clog up easily and cause air restrictions on the system. Ultimately, replacing either filter type will help you avoid air conditioning or furnace repairs. If you have problems with allergies, we recommend upgrading to an electronic air cleaner.
How long do furnaces and A/Cs generally last?
Furnaces typically last about 15 years on average and air conditioning units last about 10 years on average. We have seen systems last 20-30 years in some cases. The main factors that determine the life of a system is how well you maintain your furnace and air conditioner. The location is a factor as well, whether the furnace is located in a basement vs. a crawl space or attic can affect the life. These averages can vary based on what region you are in and the type of climate.
How often should I have my furnace and air conditioning serviced?
Most manufacturers recommend annual maintenance on both systems. This is generally stated in the owner’s manual and the manufacturer can void the warranty if there is neglect. Premier Heating and Air offers A platinum protection plan where we come out two times a year in the fall for the furnace clean and tune and again in the spring for a clean and tune of your A/C.
How much does a new furnace or A/C cost?
We hear this replacement question a lot, and it’s also one that is very difficult to answer without visiting your home first. We carry systems that range from entry-level single stage efficiencies and go all the way up to the most efficient modulating communicating systems on the market. There are also many factors that are unique to every individual home such as electrical, code requirements, exhaust venting, drains, gas, etc. This is why we do free, no obligation estimates to give you an exact and accurate idea of the total cost of a new system. We also back that up with a 100% satisfaction and best value guarantee along with a 10 year “bumper to bumper warranty”, so you know that you are getting the best value around.
Do not let the hot Colorado summers or the chilly winter nights catch you unprepared. Get in touch with our team and we’ll make your heater, air conditioning, or water heater installation the best experience possible. To schedule a regular HVAC service or our 24 Hour Emergency HVAC Service, call Premier Heating and Air. We are looking forward to serving you! We install all the furnaces that we sell, so contact us about an install, service call, or free estimate today.