FAQs about HVAC

As one of the most trusted HVAC companies in the Cottage Grove area, we are often asked questions about HVAC units, air conditioners, furnaces and more. Here are a few of the questions we hear the most.

Q: Why should I consider replacing my air conditioning or heating system?

A: An air conditioning or heating system should be replaced if it is inefficient, old or in need of major repairs. HVAC companies like ours know what models will be the most efficient and the best bang for your buck. HVAC units in general are far more energy efficient these days than they were even 10 years ago, so you could end up seeing some long-term savings.

Q: How do I choose the right size heating or cooling system?

A: HVAC companies like us can advise you on this. We can come to your home or business and take some measurements and do the calculations for you. We will discuss your wants and needs out of a heating or cooling system and, from there, we will recommend the best one to suit your needs. You don’t want a system that is too big or too small for your home because that can drive up the cost of your electric and gas bill.

Q: How long will my new heating or cooling system last?

A: While it is impossible to give anyone an absolute on how long their new system will last, in general a new furnace will last about 20 to 25 years and a new air conditioning system will last about 15 to 20 years.

Q: How often should I have my air conditioning and heating systems inspected?

A: We recommend that you call us for an annual inspection/cleaning for both of these appliances. We can check to make sure everything is working properly, safely, and as efficiently as possible for your type of system. And every month or so, you should check/change the air filters.

Q: What do I do if I need emergency repair work done to my heating or air conditioning system?

A: Call us here at Prescription Heating & Cooling! We offer 24/7 emergency services. And because we are one of the most reliable HVAC companies in this area, you won’t have to be without your heating or cooling system for long!

Do you want more information on HVAC companies in the Cottage Grove area? Call Prescription Heating & Cooling at 651-767-2737 or contact us for a Free Estimate on New Installations.