We’re all familiar with the awkward situation of letting a technician in your home for some kind of service maintenance or repair just for the two of you to remain silent for practically the whole time. But what if I told you it doesn’t have to be that way? Experienced furnace technicians actually like being asked questions and given the chance to share their expertise with you. So don’t be shy!
In fact, it’s helpful to have some questions prepared for your next HVAC service appointment so you don’t have to pretend to be busy in the other room for the hour (and you’ll probably learn some things, too!) Here are six helpful questions to ask your Air Tech of Houston furnace repair tech during your next maintenance visit.
1. What’s Included In Regular Heater Maintenance?
You want to ask what’s included in your regular heater maintenance because it’s helpful to be generally familiar with the process and what to expect from it. Some common tasks your tech will complete are:
- Changing filters
- Checking electrical wiring
- Calibrating thermostat
- Testing controls
- Lubricating parts
If you’re ever unsure of what they’re doing or why they’re doing it, just ask. No question is a bad question!
2. What’s The Best Temperature To Keep My Thermostat Set At This Time Of Year?
Knowing the best temperature to keep your thermostat set at for this time of year can help decrease your energy consumption and potentially lower your bill. It’ll also cause less strain on your unit since it won’t be working so hard to keep up with an unnecessarily high or low set temperature.
3. How Often Should I Schedule Routine HVAC Maintenance?
Routine maintenance is beneficial for your heater for many reasons, and you should stay consistent with it. It’s great for the well-being of your system and can help you avoid an unexpected issue. So, how often should you get it done? You typically want regular tune-ups at least twice a year, but the answer to this question varies depending on your heater’s age and reliability. Listen to what your technician suggests for your system and ask about maintenance subscription plan options to save you money in the long run.
4. What Is Your Shield Of Protection?
Our Shield of Protection is the subscription plan we offer here at Air Tech of Houston. It’s designed to help you stay confidently comfortable in your home all year long! The benefits include:
- Guaranteed service within 48 hours of request
- Two free precision tune-ups – one for AC and one for heater
- 20% discount on repairs
- Free diagnostic fee
- $100/year Loyalty Credit towards a new system (up to $800)
Subscription plans are a great option to keep you protected from a dreaded heating or cooling breakdown when you’re least prepared.
5. How Do Smart Thermostats Work?
If you’ve never used a smart thermostat you’re probably unsure of how they work and their potential benefits. Many homeowners enjoy them because of the convenience of being able to control the temperature through an app on their phones. Discuss with your service tech to determine if a smart thermostat is a good option for your home.
6. When Will My Heater Need To Be Replaced?
This question is especially important if you have an older unit. HVAC systems should last anywhere between about 15–25 years, and will inevitably decline in efficiency as they age. Chat with your technician about their professional thoughts on when they think you may need to upgrade to something more reliable.
Houston Heater Replacement
Whether you need professional furnace repair, routine maintenance or you’re looking to upgrade your system altogether, our Air Tech of Houston team will go above and beyond to meet your unique needs. Call us today and ask about our Shield of Protection to assure your home temperature stays comfortable all year-round!