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Commonly Asked HVAC Questions Answered

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You trust your home’s HVAC system to keep you comfortable, but unless you work in the industry you likely don’t know the answers to some commonly asked questions about it. While you don’t need to be an expert, knowing a little bit more about your HVAC system can help you make sure it’s working correctly and efficiently. Check out the following questions to learn a bit more about some commonly asked HVAC questions.

How Often Should I Change My Air Filter?

You should check your air filter monthly. If you use disposable filters you can change them as often as monthly if they are dirty. In general, these filters should be changed every 30 to 60 days, and the “average” suburban home without pets can wait up to 90 days.

Why Should I Have My Air Ducts Cleaned?

More than 40 million Americans are affected by allergies, and common culprits include pollen, dust mites, and bacteria. Duct cleaning eliminates bacteria and fungus as well as other contaminants, improving the air quality in your home. It can also make your A/C system more efficient.

Why is One Area of My Home Hotter/Colder Than Everywhere Else?

Most homeowners will find that one room seems to be hotter or colder than the rest of their home. Hot or cold spots are caused by poor airflow. The solution is to improve the balance of your HVAC system. You can try to increase the fan speed on the furnace’s blower. You’ll also want to check to ensure windows and doors are properly sealed and insulated. If these tips don’t solve the problem, you should call in a professional.

Call The Experts

Wolfers Heating services all brands and models of HVAC equipment. We can install a new system, clean your air ducts, and troubleshoot issues with hot or cold spots. Give us a call today at 503-220-1901 to schedule an appointment.