Your Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Questions Answered
At HARP Home Services, it’s important to our team that our customers understand what we’re doing and what their options are. We’re dedicated to keeping you in the loop and answering any questions you might have. Feel free to ask our highly qualified, factory-trained HVAC technicians while they are on-site, give us a call at (844) 863-2684 to speak with our friendly support personnel, or browse our frequently asked questions below.
Why isn't my air conditioning working?
A malfunctioning air conditioning system can be due to:
- Power issues
- Wrong thermostat settings
- Refrigerant leak
- Ductwork issues
- System age and maintenance
- Blocked or dirty condenser
- Faulty components
- Dirty air filter
- Frozen evaporator coil
If your air conditioner is not working, it’s best to contact our professional HVAC technicians in Connecticut. With 30+ years in the industry, we have the expertise to diagnose and repair any issue effectively and ensure your AC is restore to proper working condition.
Why is Indoor air quality important?
Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can be the cause of numerous health problems. Medical groups report that as many as half of all illnesses are caused or aggravated by indoor air pollution. Pollutants in your home’s air can cause dizziness, headaches, and nausea, plus aggravate allergies and asthma. When it comes to indoor air quality, it’s important to keep in mind the following factors: ventilation, purification, humidity, and filtration.
Why does a toilet clog?
A toilet can clog for several reasons including flushing non-flushable items, excessive toilet paper, hard water deposits, or low water flow. To prevent frequent toilet clogs, never flush anything down the toilet that shouldn’t be flushed, including baby wipes, paper towels, or feminine products. Furthermore, try to avoid using excess toilet paper.
Why should I hire a professional CT plumber?
While you may be able to DIY diagnose some HVAC issues, calling a professional HVAC technician is always advised for safe and efficient repairs. Especially in the case of installations and replacements, professional air conditioning and plumbing experts have the expertise to properly size and install the new system.
Furthermore, if your air conditioning, heating, or ventilation systems aren’t functioning properly, it’s always a good idea to call in a professional. Expert HVAC technicians can diagnose the problem, perform repairs, and ensure your system is functioning in a safe and efficient manner.
How do I know if my HVAC issue is critical?
Signs of malfunction may include an increase in utility bills, odd smells or noises, reduced efficiency, or a system that takes unusually long to heat or cool your home. Most manufacturers, as well as our experienced technicians, recommend annual tune-ups to catch problems early and prevent costly repairs before they happen.
Is regular air conditioning maintenance really worth it?
Most manufacturers and HVAC professionals recommend regular maintenance and tune-ups for your systems to extend the lifespan of your equipment, spot early warning signs of trouble, and ensure your system is working at peak efficiency. Regular maintenance can pay for itself many times over by saving you money on energy bills and minimizing costly repairs or replacements.
What does an AC tune up include?
Harp Home Services’ AC tune up service or air conditioning maintenance typically includes the following:
- Air conditioner inspection
- Air conditioning cleaning
- Air filter replacement
- Refrigerant liquid check
- Condensate drain cleaning
- Thermostat calibration
- System performance testing
- Repair recommendations
How often should you tune up your AC?
Our experienced technicians at HARP Home Services recommend scheduling two HVAC tune up appointments each year, once just before the hot summer months and once before the cold winter season. This way, you’ll know your cooling and heating systems are ready to keep you comfortable all year long.
How often should the filters in my HVAC system be replaced?
Our team recommends replacing disposable filters at least once a month and having washable filters cleaned once a month. If you’re not sure how often to change air filters, check your HVAC system. If there is a lot of dust and particles on your filter, it’s time for a change.
What size HVAC do I need?
There are many factors at play when it comes to determining the size of your air conditioning and heating system, including the size of your home, placement of the system, and other variables. Choosing and installing the correct size can affect comfort and efficiency. Our factory-trained, licensed technicians are experienced in assessing these different factors and selecting the correct size system for your home and needs.
Why should I choose a programmable thermostat?
Programmable thermostats, such as the Nest Smart Home, offer convenience and increased efficiency, which often pays for the upgrade quickly via savings on utility bills. With a programmable thermostat, you can set the ideal temperature based on your schedule, your habits, and the season without manually adjusting it.
How do I know when it’s time to replace my air conditioning or heating system?
Generally speaking, the lifespan of most air conditioners or furnaces is about 12 years, and for boilers, 15-20 years. This can vary based on how often the system is used, the system’s overall quality and efficiency, and how well it has been maintained. At HARP Home Services, we pride ourselves on giving you honest advice about when we’re able to repair your system and when you’re better off replacing it.
How will I know if my water heater isn’t functioning properly?
Contact HARP Home Services to take a look at your water heater if you notice a significant decrease in the amount of hot water available, no hot water at all, odd smells or noises from the unit, or obvious signs of a leak. Our experienced CT plumbers can diagnose the problem, recommend a plumbing solution, and perform water heater repair, or replacement.
What brands does HARP Home Services operate on?
HARP Home Services HVAC technicians and plumbers can provide maintenance and repair services on most boiler, furnace, and AC brands in the market. When it comes to system replacement, our team does specialize in Lennox boilers, furnaces, and air conditioners since the brand has been proven to be reliable and long-lasting. As a Lennox partner, we are also able to supply Lennox parts with ease for even faster repairs.