On this episode of the Pensacola Expert Panel, Travis Thompson, owner of Climatech of Professional Air, discusses the importance of service maintenance agreements, exercising caution when it comes to 3rd party referral services, and a few of the differences between having a furnace, electric heat, or a heat pump.
Service maintenance agreements
- Climatech of Professional air can help you set up a regularly scheduled program for maintenance, including discounts for multiple systems in one location.
- Their team can help with residential or commercial properties.
- Commercial schedules are on a monthly basis along with filter change and full maintenance twice per year. These are often overlooked, especially with rooftop units.
3rd party AC services
- Home warranty companies will hire the least expensive contractor
- Do your own research
- Find a reputable company
- Make sure the company you’re working with is licensed and insured
- Ask questions to ensure the technician in your home knows what they’re doing
- If no one can show you a load calculation or can’t vacuum out the refrigerant systems, they may not be as reputable as advertised
Listener question: How to tell if you have a furnace or electric heat?
- If you have a gas line and a flu pipe, that’s a sign of a furnace
- If you don’t have a gas line and a flu pipe, you have an electric heat or a heat pump
- Turn the system on to find out more:
- If you have a heat pump, the outdoor unit will run when you turn the heat on.
- If you have a furnace or AC with electric heat, just the indoor section of the system will come on.
- Note: Electric heat with AC is pretty much gone. It’s inefficient.