Frequently Asked Questions

Industry statistics indicate that the average life of a furnace is 15-20 years. Typically the furnace will last longer if it is professionally serviced regularly over the course of its life.

Please call our Service Department to get information or to schedule a maintenance appointment: (831) 423-4322.

Your ducts should be professionally cleaned every four to five years or when you move into a home.

Twice a year if you have air conditioning; once a year for heating only.

Filters in your heating system should be replaced at a minimum, twice a year.  It is recommended to replace them more often based on pets, dust and allergies.

You can improve air quality by having an electronic filter added onto your existing heating system.

Shutting your supply registers (vents) reduces the air flow and compromises the efficiency and proper operation of your furnace. We do not recommend covering your vents or inserting anything in to the vent opening.  If you are having air flow issues please contact us for assistance.

Cleaning your ducts improves the indoor air quality in your home or office.

Servicing your furnace keeps it running at maximum efficiency, which contributes to longevity and safe operation. We perform a 23 point safety inspection.  Servicing of your furnace is more than just changing the filter.

You have an air handler that has a blower, it draws air from the return air and heats it though the heat exchanger and distrubites the air thoughout the home.

We design each system to fit our customers needs and comfort. Windows, insulation and levels of the home all change for each person. Depending on the system you are looking for as well, the cost could be anywhere between $2,000 and $20,000

These are complex systems that need to be designed and installed properly. You don't just plug them in like an appliance. Call your local HVAC company and have a professional install it for you.

Heat pump, forced air furnace (single stage, 2-stage and modulating), wall heater, floor furnace, air conditioner, window air conditioner, mini splits, ventilation fans

Yes. It depends on the homeowners individual comfort levels.

We design each system to fit our customers needs and comfort. Windows, insulation and levels of the home all change for each person. Depending on the system you are looking for as well, the cost could be anywhere between $2,000 and $20,000

Life expectancy of a heating or cooling systems is typically 15-20 years.

We complete a 23 point inspection. Including, checking for gas leaks, testing safety controls and inspecting the heat exchanger.

Manufacturer recommends to have your system check by a professional HVAC company at least once a year. Changing the filter more often based on pets, dust, dirt, allergies and smoke is recommended.

We design each system to fit our customers needs and comfort. Windows, insulation and levels of the home all change for each person. Depending on the system you are looking for as well, the cost could be anywhere between $2,000 and $20,000.

Manufacturer recommends to have your system check by a professional HVAC company at least once a year. Changing the filter more often based on pets, dust, dirt, allergies and smoke is recommended.

Yes. Heat pumps.

No.

These are complex systems that need to be designed and installed properly. You don't just plug them in like an appliance. Call your local HVAC company and have a professional install it for you.

We design each system to fit our customers needs and comfort. Windows, insulation and levels of the home all change for each person. Depending on the system you are looking for as well, the cost could be anywhere between $5,000 and $20,000

Air conditioners work as a dehumidifier. So there is a chance of a sore throat or bloody nose. Most likely this will not happen in the Santa Cruz area.

Servicing and maintaining your equipment on a regular basis can always assit in efficiency. Having a programable thermostat to regulate the temperature will help as well.

Probably a good portion of your electric bill, due to the air conditioner requiring electricity.

Servicing and maintaining your equipment on a regular basis can always assit in efficiency. Having a programable thermostat to regulate the temperature will help as well.

2.5 ton, depending on the structure, insulation and windows of your home. Have a professional HVAC company do a load calculation of your home.

We design each system to fit our customers needs and comfort. Windows, insulation and levels of the home all change for each person. Depending on the system you are looking for as well, the cost could be anywhere between $10,000 and $30,000

Choose a company that is licensed, insured and bonded. Choose a company that is upfront with their costs.

Manufacturer recommends to have your system check by a professional HVAC company at least once a year. Changing the filter more often based on pets, dust, dirt, allergies and smoke is recommended.