1. What Size Heating and Air Conditioning System Do I Need?

a. The general standard is for every 400 square feet of livable space (not garage), you should have a "ton" of refrigeration. A ton is equal to 12000 BTUs (British Thermal Units). For example, a 2000 square foot house requires a 5-ton AC system. This is just a rule of thumb. A heat load calculation may be needed in certain situations.

2. What is better: Gas, Electric, or Oil?

a.Your AC will always be electric as of now. If your home has access to natural gas it is a much more efficient and effective way to heat your home.

3. What is the best way to heat and cool my home?

a.The best way to heat and cool your home is determined by numerous factors. I recommend consulting a licensed HVAC contractor and evaluating your utility provider.

4. Should I have my equipment serviced?

a.For the life of your AC and heating system, I recommend having your system serviced twice a year.

5. How often should I replace my air filter?

a.I recommend changing your filter once a month in the summer time and once every 2 months in the winter time (if in the valley I.E. phoenix metro area). If you have sensitive allergies, please consult an HVAC professional.