Frequently Asked Questions
How are Efficiency Pro HVAC units measured?
Ultimately, tonnage determined the size of our HVAC cooling and heating units. As a standard example: one ton = 12, 000 BTU/H and interior systems are usually in between 1 to 5 tons.
What size HVAC system does Efficiency Pro recommend for me?
One’s home construction will determine what kind of system is best. One of our licensed Efficiency Professionals will need to examine your internal HVAC system to further determine what system is best for you. Contact us at (818) 961 5130 for more information.
Generally, what’s the cost of a completely new system?
An at-home evaluation is necessary to provide a fair assessment of what a new system costs. The pre-existing HVAC unit and home interior must be evaluated to determine which model is right for the customer. Call us at (818) 961 5130 for more information.
How does Efficiency Pro determine the effectiveness of their heating or cooling equipment?
We use the seasonal energy efficiency ratio also known as S.E.E.R. This ratio is the per dollar to the quantity of cooling/heating delivered.
How do I make my home HVAC system last longer with the same quality?
At Efficiency Pro, we always recommend cleaning and changing filters frequently. Like anything, filters need maintenance and replacement to allow better filtration.
Do larger HVAC units work better?
Not necessarily. Again, a system is most effective if it’s fit for your specific home interior needs. Larger systems cost more to use and more expensive doesn’t always mean better quality. More energy will be used for these larger systems and they often burn out while wasting money and energy.
In general, for how long does an Efficiency Pro system run for?
Because each system is slightly different, run times will also vary slightly. In general, an air conditioning unit of average size should be able to eliminate heat as quickly as it’s switched on – even on the hottest day.
Is it better to keep my HVAC system from running frequently?
Overall, a system that is off or on costs less than one that is on a continuous cycle of on and off. Though the system is technically running continuously, it will likely utilize less energy than cycling on and off.
What is the general temperature for my Efficiency Pro air conditioner?
Because the temperature created from your HVAC system is determined by the air going into the system and the environment, there is no exact answer to this question. The temperature of your home and it’s environment will determine the temperature produced. Overall, the air results should be cooler than what enters the system: usually, this means 18°-20° cooler. If the air entering the unit is 90°, the produced air should be in the 70° temperature range. Keep in mind that this result also depends on a system that has been running and ready to work compared to a system that has just been turned on.
How do I know if a programmable thermostat is right for me?
Here’s what you should know about programmable thermostats: they vary from each type and therefore have different features. Due to today’s advancing technology, they are often more efficient and detailed compared to mercury working thermostats. Electric or programmable thermostats allow you to edit temperatures without directly going to the thermostat as they are automatic
When should I replace my filters for the best optimization?
At Efficiency Pro, we highly recommend replacing filters at least once a month. Washable filters should also be washed and cleaned once a month.
Besides replacing my filters, how else can I maintain my air conditioning unit?
We would like to further emphasize that changing filters consistently is the best way to keep your HVAC unit intact. If you have outdoor systems, they should be kept clean and clear of clutter, overgrown weeds, and other landscaping. Always consult qualified HVAC workers for additional maintenance.
Is there a certain temperature to set for my thermostat?
Based on the temperature of your environment and the seasons, thermostat temperatures will vary. We recommend setting the temperature to 70°-72° during winter seasons and 77° to 80° during warmer months. As a general rule of thumb, avoid setting your temperature higher or lower than 5°, to avoid overworking your AC and thermostat unit.
What can I look at before calling for additional maintenance?
Before calling for additional maintenance, we encourage you to make sure the furnace is plugged in, breakers are turned on, and that the thermostat is set.
Do eco-friendly air conditioning systems exist?
There are in-fact some environmentally friendly models produced by several manufacturers. Feel free to view our available models for eco-friendly options.
How do electronic air cleaners work?
Electronic air cleaners work by getting rid of even the smallest dust particles or pollen. These filtration devices can help keep your home clean and comfortable. Find out more about options on our website.
How do humidifiers work?
If it’s warm inside, cool air from the environment can become dry. This dryness elevates and creates a build-up of static in the home leading to sinus problems. Humidifiers are known to combat this issue by improving air quality by adding additional moisture.
Should I be concerned that my heat pump is generating warm air and working for a long duration?
There is no need to be alarmed if this is the case. In most cases, heat pumps create air which is at a warm 80°. This will heat your home in an even and balanced fashion
Why is my heat pump making sounds?
Different sounds can mean different things whether problematic or not. If you are hearing a whooshing sound followed by cooler air coming through this is normal. Cold and chill temperatures will create frost. This frost builds up and can push the heat pump device to defrost. Based on how much frost or ice buildup, the duration of this process will vary. Regardless, this is considered normal and the heat pump will resume as normal once frost has been removed.
Should I get a larger A/C system or unit?
It’s important to have a unit that is properly sized for your home interior. The only and best way to do this is with a home evaluation performed by a qualified technician.