What should I do if my HVAC unit emits a burning smell?
If the smell does not dissipate after a few minutes of being turned off, shut off all power and have someone knowledgeable look at it immediately.
If you cannot locate which part has been compromised, don’t try to fix it yourself or use heat again until a professional can do so. Do NOT dry clothes or cook food with any part of the system on as this could cause further damage and injury.
How often should I have my HVAC unit serviced?
It is beneficial to have your unit serviced once a year. If there are any problems, they will be detected sooner and can save you money in the long run as the system may break down at an inconvenient time.
For heating systems, it’s ideal to have them serviced in the spring before the heating season begins. For cooling systems, having an inspection done in the fall is your best bet to make sure everything is in order for when it comes time to switch over from heating to cooling.
What is the difference between a heat pump and a furnace?
Heat pumps are generally more efficient and quieter than furnaces. In the summer, they can be paired with air conditioners to produce both heating and cooling simultaneously, whereas furnaces work exclusively on either heating or cooling energy.
When it comes to heating and cooling your home, there’s a perfect choice for every situation. Heat pumps are most suited in mild or moderate climates as they’re less effective when the weather gets cold and hot; however furnaces can work anywhere with just about any type of temperature!