Air Conditioning FAQs
Do you have a quick question about your AC system operation? Somebody probably has too, at one time or another. Take a look at our frequently asked questions for air conditioners below. If you don’t see your question in this section, please give our Raleigh air conditioning specialists a call 24/7 at (919) 925-4235. We would love to find you an answer to any questions you have.
How often should I change my air filters?
Our team at Yellow Dot Heating & Air Conditioning thinks its best that you change air filters every 30-90 days depending on how many people and pets may be in the home. In high-use seasons (Summer) we advise replacing air filters even more often.
Should I get my air ducts cleaned?
Allergies and asthma effect more than 41 million Americans. If you’re in this group we highly suggest that you get an appointment to have your air ducts professionally cleaned. This can help your health, your overall breathing, and will likewise allow you to have a more efficient air conditioning system.
What size heating/cooling system do I need?
Having a system that is too large can make the overall temperature in your house uncomfortable, and in some cases, it might cause moisture issues. On the other side, having a system that is too small for your house will not be efficient enough to fill your home. A technical analysis of your home’s building envelope is needed to determine the proper size air conditioning system. To determine the proper size system for your home call Yellow Dot Heating & Air Conditioning now to schedule a free in-home estimate.
What's the best temperature to set my thermostat?
We believe the answer to this question is dependent on the time of the year it is and your personal comfort levels. But we have suggestions for the cold and hot seasons. In the winter the average temperature setting is 78°-80°, in summer 70°-72° is the common setting. Remember, when leaving your home for work or several hours don’t implement very drastic temperature changes. Do not set your temperature back more than 5° as this will cause common systems to work harder to achieve the desired temperature setting.
How often should I get maintenance done for my HVAC system?
You should have maintenance done on your air conditioning system twice a year. This doesn’t just ensure maximum efficiency, it enables us to potentially catch possible problems that could cause you trouble in the near future. Our Comfort Club Agreement plan is specifically designed to help keep your air conditioning system running at its peak efficiency year-round.