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6 Questions To Ask Your Furnace Technician

December 29, 2022 | Blog

Tim’s Southern Air is here to guide you through your next scheduled service with six helpful questions to make the most out of your appointment. Our friendly experts are ready to answer any questions you send their way and apply the same attentiveness when servicing your equipment.

We’re the premier choice for Broussard furnace repair, should your unit need fixing, and thorough cleanings to ensure optimal performance. Don’t be shy — follow our question guide below and ask some of your own!

Heater Maintenance Questions For Your Technician

What Kind Of Maintenance Does My System Require?

In addition to annual heater tune-ups, your furnace will need monthly maintenance to stay in good shape. Ask your technician which maintenance tasks you can complete yourself, such as air filter replacement. Based on various factors, like the number of pets you have and if any of your family members have allergies, they can recommend air filters best suited for your needs and how often to replace them.

What Kind Of Energy-Efficient Upgrades Are Available?

In today’s age of advanced technology, there are many high-efficiency devices and furnace options available to homeowners that can help lower energy usage and costs. Ask your heater tech about smart thermostats. They can walk you through the various benefits, installation process and costs of these automated devices.

Since every household is different — the temperature you keep your home at and the equipment you’re working with all factor into your estimated savings. Therefore, a hands-on professional can better assess how much you could save by upgrading.

What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat?

There’s much controversy surrounding the ideal temperature setting, even inside family units. Let an expert settle the debate by explaining the best temperature ranges for each season and when you’re out of town.

Your technician can also recommend alternative ways to cool and warm your home to maintain a comfortable atmosphere while lowering electricity costs. For example, rely more on ceiling fans to help cool your body temperature down a few degrees instead of running your AC fan all day. Invest in space heaters and fans, as they require far less energy than your heating and cooling units.

How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

Good air quality is essential to your family’s health, especially for those who suffer from allergies. Ask about the services their company offers to improve indoor air quality, such as duct cleaning and repair.

Request air testing to determine the quality of your indoor air. If it’s less than favorable, your tech can offer other improvement solutions, like air purification and filtration systems. Purifiers are installed directly into your heating unit to ensure all air is cleared of pollutants before reaching your vents.

How Do I Choose A New Heater?

If you need a new heating unit, your technician can offer advice on different types and models to help you with your search. They may suggest a heat pump as an energy-efficient alternative to heating and cooling if it suits your needs.

Ask specific questions, such as what size heater you need to warm your home sufficiently. An undersized furnace will not provide adequate heating, and an oversized one will unevenly distribute heat and run your electricity costs through the roof.

What Are The Benefits Of Your Company’s Maintenance Plan?

Many AC and heating companies provide membership plan options for customers at a low monthly price. Find out what their plan includes to see if it would be a good investment for your heating and cooling needs. They may offer different plan levels, so speak with your tech to figure out which plan is right for you.

Most memberships offer long-term cost savings, discounted services and more. Unfortunately, skipping even one service can void your warranty, so signing up for a plan is the best way to make sure you never miss an inspection.

Call Tim’s For Broussard Heater Replacement & Professional Furnace Repair

As a locally owned and operated family business, Tim’s Southern Air cares for your home and heating needs as we would for one of our own. We take pride in servicing the Broussard and surrounding communities, such as Lafayette and New Iberia. If you’re in the area, let one of our experts inspect your unit soon to guarantee reliable heating for you and your family this winter season!

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