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Your HVAC Questions, Answered.

Through our years of HVAC service in the Lubbock area, we’ve encountered our fair share of air conditioning and heating issues and installations. We’ve worked on residential homes, historic buildings, new homes, remodeled homes; offices, small and medium businesses.

With that experience, we’ve put together 5 of the most common questions (and answers) about HVAC systems below.

1. How can I increase the efficiency and lifetime of my HVAC system?

While there are several ways to achieve efficiency and longevity of your HVAC system, one of the best ways is to properly clean/replace your air filters frequently. Most HVAC companies offer this service as part of their HVAC maintenance plan (sometimes called tune-ups) so you won’t have to worry about it if you choose to sign up for one. Another simple thing you can do is have shades or curtains installed in rooms that are exposed to extreme sunlight.

2. How often should I clean or replace my air filters?

We all know Lubbock can be dusty! So to get the best efficiency & filtration, replace or clean your filters at least once a month if you have 1″ filters. For 2″ pleated filters, these can be changed every two to three months. If you have our specialty 4.5″ Merv hepa filter frame with your system, you only have to change your filter 2-3 times a year!

3. How much does a new HVAC system replacement cost?

Because every home, every business and every building is unique (especially in Lubbock) it’s nearly impossible to put an exact price on a new system. The good news: you can get a FREE ESTIMATE from us, no obligation. It’s very important to consider all the variables in your space, in order to give you the best solutions to suit your specific needs. 

4. How often should I have my HVAC system serviced?

Regardless of what kind of system you have or how big your HVAC system is, to maintain optimum efficiency and to catch early warning signs of potential breakdowns is imperative the the longevity of your unit. Your system should be inspected and serviced at least once a year. We recommend twice (in the spring to prepare for summer and in the fall to prepare for the winter) as some seasons may be harder on your system from year to year.

5. What size air conditioning and HVAC system do I need?

This is perhaps the most frequently asked question we receive, but it’s also the hardest to answer. Having an AC system that is too large may cool your home too quickly, leaving behind moisture that could lead to mold problems for your home or business. Also, too-large AC systems tend to short-cycle (starting and stopping quickly, repeatedly) which decreases the lifetime of your AC and increases your electricity bills.

At the other end of the spectrum, having a system that is too small won’t ever keep your home or business cool and will run constantly.

Because there is no “rule of thumb” for sizing an AC system, only an experienced HVAC company can properly spec out your location and install the system that will yield the best (and most affordable) results.

Have any more questions you’d like answered? Please reach out anytime! Call us at 806-549-5973.