Trying to service or understand your HVAC system on your own can be difficult, which is why the experts at TRS handle a lot of questions daily. Here are a few frequently asked questions and their answers for you:
Q: How often should I service my HVAC system?
A: To keep your HVAC system running in tip-top shape, we recommend a maintenance appointment twice a year (once for heat, once for air conditioning). This way, a TRS technician can check your filters, coils, wiring, housing, motor, and more to make sure you’re getting the most out of your system. Learn more about our Annual Maintenance Program.
Q: What happens when I need a repair on a holiday or weekend?
A: Don’t worry! Whether your problem happens at three in the morning or on the 4th of July, our HVAC service experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get your system back up and running. Just give us a call at 716-825-9911.
Q: What’s the warranty like on a new HVAC system?
A: At TRS, most of our HVAC systems come with a 10-year manufacturer backed warranty, so you can enjoy your system for years to come. We also have great maintenance plans to help you lower your utility bills and extend the life of your equipment at the same time.
Q: Which HVAC System is right for my Home?
A: To answer that best, you’ll need an appointment with one of our HVAC service experts. We’ll come to your home and evaluate its size, heating and cooling needs, environment, and the work we’ll need to do. Then, we can recommend the best system for you and install it quickly.
Q: How do I know if I need a new furnace or air conditioner?
A: If your HVAC system requires constant repairs, is 15 years or older, or can’t heat or cool your home properly, we recommend you replace it. When an HVAC system ages, it doesn’t operate as efficiently and could actually end up costing you more money than it should. Let TRS take a look and provide you a fair assessment and the best advice.
Q: What can I do to lower my energy bills?
A: There are plenty of things you can do, such as:
- Install a programmable thermostat so you don’t waste air conditioning or heat when you’re not at home or asleep.
- Switch your incandescent light bulbs to more energy efficient light bulbs, such as compact fluorescents (CFLs) or LEDs.
- Install ceiling fans and, when weather climate allows, use them instead of your air conditioning to cool you down.
- Unplug any appliance that you’re not using. While it may not be turned on, it will still use power from your electrical outlet.
- Make sure windows and doors are sealed properly so that they don’t let air in and make your HVAC system work harder.
- Purchase energy efficient appliances and heating and cooling equipment that are right-sized for our home. Trained technicians will be able to advise you on appropriate equipment based upon your home’s size and location.