FAQs


What does HVAC stand for?

Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning

What type of filter should I use in my home?

A whole-house air cleaner offers more air filtration than standard air filters. We can install a passive air cleaner to help eliminate airborne pollutants. If using store bought replacement filters, we recommend the pleated type. These filters will need to be changed approximately every three months. The cheaper non-pleated filters should be changed every 30 days.

What temperature should I set my thermostat on during the summer and winter?

We always tell people to set them where they are comfortable, but remember the lower the setting in the summer the more energy consumption. The opposite is also true for the winter – the higher the temperature setting, the more energy consumption. A good summer time setting is 78 degrees, and a good winter setting is 68 degrees.

How often should I have maintenance on my HVAC system?

Manufacturers recommend twice a year, and we at Titan agree with this recommendation. The spring and the fall are great times to have this done. Call and inquire about our maintenance agreements and the money you can save by having your HVAC system serviced by Titan.

What is SEER, and what does it mean for the consumer?

SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is how air conditioners and heat pumps are rated for their efficiency. The minimum standard now is 13 SEER, but some manufacturers have achieved over 19 SEER with several of their flagship products. Remember the higher the SEER the less energy the unit will use, saving you the consumer money.

What is IAQ?

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is used in a variety of discussions in homes and businesses. In recent years, some health issues have been linked to poor indoor air quality. If you are considering making improvements to your indoor air quality, there are some steps that can be taken. Having your duct system sealed to prevent infiltration of unhealthy air or adding an electronic air cleaner to your HVAC system can boost the quality of air you are breathing in your home. Also, adding a UV light can kill airborne bacteria and viruses in your HVAC system; introducing filtered outside air to your home or business can replace stale air and reduce those embarrassing odors. Give us a call today to discuss your needs and options.

Should I purchase an extended warranty for my new HVAC system?

High tech components can break down on newer equipment, so for peace of mind and overall satisfaction, we always recommend this option.

Why does the ductwork in my crawl space sweat during the summer?

This is a very common occurrence. When the temperature and humidity are high (circumstances that are prominent during our summers) that hot moist air is present in your crawl space. When your air conditioner is running it produces air at a low temperature. This cool air inside the ductwork causes the exterior of the duct to reach its dew point. Once this happens, the humidity in the air condenses on the cooler ductwork causing the sweating.

Can I benefit from having a humidifier installed on my HVAC system to raise the humidity level in my house during the winter?

You can, but the majority of humidifiers on the market today have a limited run-time based on the operation of the furnace. In other words, it works only when the furnace is running, and this can limit humidity production. For the best results, we recommend the GENERAL humidifier. These humidifiers can raise humidity levels in the house regardless of whether the system is running. Call us today and have one of our professional show you how this system can benefit your entire household.

Do you offer financing on repairs or system replacements?

We do on both — please call our office for details.

Should I repair or replace my HVAC system?

This is possibly the most common question we are asked, and there are several factors that can persuade the decision either way. Some of the things to consider are the age of the equipment, the repair history of the system and how long you plan to stay in your current home or business. Call us today and we'll be glad to assist you with your decision.

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