4 Frequently Asked Questions Every HVAC Phoenix Technician Should Know

By // 2018.02.13

hvac phoenix technicianWhen your basketball team is named the ‘Suns,’ you know that Phoenix summers can be brutal. Phoenix has a subtropical desert climate which means hot days and cold nights.

This is the reason why HVAC systems are a godsend if you’re living in Phoenix.

Whether you’re looking to install a new system or already have an old one, you’re gonna have questions about heating and air conditioning.

Your friendly HVAC Phoenix technician can answer these questions. Here are answers to four of the most frequently asked questions we hear from homeowners like you.

How Can I Lower My Electricity and Gas Bills?

Electricity price is expected to increase by 2% in 2018 and 3% in 2019. The HVAC is responsible for a big chunk of your energy bills. This question pops up often because we all hate to lose money.

That being said, there are several ways to save on energy costs.

If you have an old HVAC system, we recommend upgrading. High-efficiency systems today can drastically lower your utility bills. Spending money to replace your old system may be more cost-effective in the long run.

Adjust the thermostat to the bare minimum comfort level you can tolerate. Invest in a programmable thermostat so that your HVAC is not wasting precious energy while you’re away. You can save as much as 10% annually by doing this.

Regular maintenance will keep your HVAC system in the best shape. This is necessary to retain its efficiency and help decrease energy costs.

When and How Often Should You See an HVAC Phoenix Technician?

When was the last time you had your HVAC system checked by a professional? You might ask, ‘my AC unit is still working, do I really need to have it looked at?’

The answer is a resounding yes. In fact, we recommend having routine service completed two times in a year. Summers in Phoenix are no joke and you can expect that your air conditioners are working overtime during that period.

A tune-up is not just about dedusting your HVAC system. Technicians will also check the electrical wirings and circuits to prevent failure. They will also assess if the refrigerant for your compressor needs a refill or a replacement.

How Important Are Air Filters and How Often Do I Need to Replace Them?

It is no wonder that this question is being asked a lot. We love our three hundred days of sunshine but you have to admit that Phoenix and dust go hand in hand.

Air filters let you breathe indoor air without huffing and coughing.

Dust and dirt put a lot of strain on your AC unit and can cause a breakdown. Air filters help your unit to run more efficiently.

To answer the question of how often they would need replacement, the short answer is every time they get dirty. And in Phoenix, that happens a lot. We recommend air filter replacement at least once a month.

Is a Bigger Unit Better?

This is what many HVAC Phoenix owners get wrong. The HVAC unit should be at a size specific to the square footage of your home.

A unit that is too large will operate under short cycles, starting and stopping more often. This will increase electricity costs and compromise the indoor humidity.

A unit that is too small will run continuously and overexert itself.

Do You Have More Questions?

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Are you looking for quality Phoenix heating and cooling services? Look no further than the experts at Hays Cooling and Heating!

Call us at (602) 714-8270 or email us to to schedule an appointment! It Pays To Call Hays!

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Chris Hays

Chris and Stacia Hays, are the owners of Hays Cooling and Heating; a family owned and operated HVAC company in Phoenix founded in 2001 that services both commercial and residential customers. Chris leads a team of certified technicians who have over 45 years of combined experience and has earned and A+ rating with the BBB and a strong five star rating online. Hays Cooling and Heating focuses on providing support to their customers every step of the way, with exceptional service and competitive prices. If you are looking for top-notch air conditioning and heating service, contact, Chris or Stacia today at (602) 714-8270.

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