FAQ: Heating & Air Conditioning in Austin, Texas
The experienced HVAC technicians at Intelligent Air Services are recognized for their vast knowledge and experience in all things heating and cooling. We often receive questions about heating and cooling systems, including those listed below. If you don’t see your question here, contact us and we will answer any question you have.
How Important Is It to Maintain Our Furnace or Heat Pump?
Your heat pump or furnace is a critical component to your heating system, so it is critical to maintain it. At Intelligent Air Services, we offer preventative maintenance services to help you detect potential problems quickly so you can minimize the impact on your budget. We provide the following benefits with our maintenance program:
- Biannual inspections
- Premium scheduling
- 10% discount on all repairs
- No higher rates for overtime or holiday service
- No trip-charge for repairs that are not suggested
Our comprehensive heating inspections check all of your heat sources for operations and leaks. We check your heat exchanger and flue venting for leaks. We also check wiring assembly, temperature rise, and your thermostat operation. We clean your furnace cabinet during your inspection. We also check for carbon monoxide leaks and change your filter if you have a new one.
Do You Offer a Preventative Maintenance Program for Cooling?
Of course! Our preventative maintenance program for cooling offers all of the benefits that we offer with our heating program, plus we provide complementary refrigerant of up to three pounds per system with the purchase of leak search or a required leak repair. Our biannual inspection includes the following services:
- Check operating pressures
- Check voltage to all motors with meter
- Check air temperature dross across evaporator and evaporator superheat
- Check for adequate refrigerant charge
- Check blower assembly
- Check all wiring and connections and electrical lock out circuits
- Check thermostat operations
- Replace customer-provided filter
How Often Do I Need to Change My Air Filters?
Having clean air filters helps ensure the efficiency of your system. While the average time frame to change your air filters is every three months, you may need to change them more often if you have pets or someone in your household has allergies.
What Are Some Ways that I Can Increase the Energy Efficiency of My Home?
There are several ways that you can increase your home’s energy efficiency, including changing your air filter on a regular basis and completing regular maintenance. An annual tune-up can ensure that your system is working at its peak performance.
The single most important factor is that you have a system that is designed to efficiently heat or cool your home, which is based on several factors, including:
- The area you need to heat and cool
- Your climate
- The condition of the portion of your home that is confronted by the outside air
We can also recommend whether your home would be better suited for a zone control system that allows you to adjust the temperature of various locations of your home.
How Do I Find the Right Heating & Cooling Contractor?
We know that you have your choice of HVAC contractors. At Intelligent Air Services, it is our goal to satisfy every customer every time. We provide exceptional HVAC services and stay informed about all of the latest advances in the industry so that our customers can benefit from new technology.
How Can I Get Started with Intelligent Air Services?
Our technicians would love to help you repair, replace, or maintain your HVAC system. You can call us at 512-323-2500 or use our online contact form to schedule service or request an estimate in your home.