Get answers to FAQs about heating & cooling from your expert HVAC contractor in the San Gabriel Valley

The best way to get the information you need about the best HVAC products for your home or business is to schedule an appointment with a technician from General Heating & Air Conditioning, your expert HVAC contractor in the San Gabriel Valley. However, we have provided the answers to some generic questions here to tide you over.

How can I tell if my heater or air conditioner needs to be replaced?

The EPA recommends that furnaces over 15 years old and air conditioners and heat pumps over 10 years old be replaced with new ENERGY STAR models for improved performance and energy savings. You may also wish to replace rather than repair your unit if it is constantly breaking down, turns on and off too often, runs constantly, or uses too much energy. One of our technicians will be happy to provide an assessment and help you figure out whether repair or replacement is more cost-effective in your case.

How can I reduce my utility bills?

When it comes to reducing utility bills, the best tactic is to take a whole-home approach. This means contacting an expert home performance company in the San Gabriel Valley like General Heating & Air Conditioning for a thorough inspection. We may recommend that you take some or all of the following steps to reduce your utility bills:

  • Upgrade to a high-efficiency unit
  • Get duct inspection & repair
  • Upgrade your insulation
  • Get annual maintenance for your system
  • Close vents when rooms aren’t in use
  • Use a programmable thermostat

Do I need a bigger heater or air conditioner?

Probably not. Getting a unit that is too big for your property will cause tons of problems like increased leakage from your ducts, excessive noise, and inadequate humidity control. It’s vital to get a heater or ac unit that is properly sized for your home.

How often should I get heater or ac maintenance?

Ideally, you should have your HVAC equipment inspected and serviced twice per year in order to guarantee safe operation and the best possible performance.