The 1st Choice Team Answers Your Questions
1st Choice Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning is your local expert for all plumbing and HVAC services in Parker, CO. With many years of experience in the industry, you can rely on us for on-time and honest service. We also understand that as a homeowner, you want to learn about the complex systems that provide necessary resources to your home, which is why we’re here to answer all your plumbing, heating, and cooling questions. We’ve put together a list of our most common questions on this page and provided the answers to give you the information you need. If you have additional questions not listed here, please feel free to contact us today.
Which HVAC System Is Right for My Home?
The answer to this question will depend on a variety of factors. For example, the size of your home will play a major role in determining which type of system is necessary to produce your desired results. In addition, you’ll also want to consider which features are most important to you. Are you more concerned about efficiency, or is the comfort of more importance? Do you have a preference for gas or electric powered, or would you prefer something totally different? The answers to these questions will help us find you the appropriate HVAC system for your home.
How Can I Increase the Efficiency and Life of My Home’s HVAC Systems?
The best way to improve the efficiency and lifespan of your home comfort systems is to schedule regular maintenance performed by a professional technician. This will ensure the systems are clean and do not have to work harder than necessary to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. You should have your heating system maintenance done in the fall and schedule your air conditioning maintenance in the spring.
What Is the Best Thermostat for My Heating System?
Again, the answer to this question will depend on a variety of factors, including your personal preference. Many homeowners love the ease and efficiency of digital programmable thermostats, while other homeowners prefer to take it a step further by installing a smart thermostat with voice capabilities. These can provide even more convenience and customization specific to your home.
Why Is My HVAC Making Noise?
There could be any number of reasons that your HVAC system is making noise, but this is likely a sign of concern. If you hear any banging or screeching noises coming from your HVAC system when it is running, it’s usually a sign that an internal part is wearing out or something has broken. While the system may still run, it’s important to have a professional take a look right away to fix the problem.
Why Is It Important to Have Regular Maintenance on My HVAC System?
Scheduling regular maintenance for your home comfort systems is important for the safe operation of these systems. During maintenance, your entire system will be checked up by a licensed professional and any necessary adjustments will be made. These small acts will ensure your system is running at top efficiency and will also ensure internal parts are properly lubricated and ready to work all season long. Not to mention, any concerns will be caught early, preventing them from becoming larger problems that could cause a complete system failure.
How Often Should I Replace My HVAC Air Filters?
Your air filter should be replaced every three months or 90 days. This will ensure the filter is clean enough to capture any dirt and contaminants, keeping them out of the system. Your HVAC technician should replace your air filter when during your maintenance appointments, but you’ll need to remember to do it for the rest of the year. We suggest making a reminder on your calendar, so you don’t forget. You can usually pick up replacement filters at your local hardware store and changing them is a simple as taking out the old filter and replacing it with the new.
How Important Is My Indoor Air Quality?
Indoor air quality is extremely important, as it can directly affect the health and safety of your family. Poor air quality can cause allergic reactions, asthma flare-ups, and other health complications. Not to mention, it can leave your entire family more vulnerable to viruses and bacteria. Improving your indoor air quality with air sterilization services or a high-efficiency filter will help to protect your family and visitors.
How Can I Lower My Electric Bill This Summer?
You can help lower your electric bill this summer by scheduling annual maintenance for your air conditioner. This will allow us to fully check the system and complete any adjustments that will make your system more efficient. In addition, you can invest in a programmable thermostat to help cool your home only when you need to. If your air conditioner is reaching the end of its life, you can also consider replacing it with a higher-efficiency model before summer hits to help you save money.
Why Is My AC System Freezing Up?
There are a number of reasons your air conditioner may be freezing up. Your air conditioner must have proper airflow to keep the coils from getting too cold and freezing. Dirty air filters or closed registers may be preventing proper airflow through the system which could cause it to freeze. Other causes could be low refrigerant, improper fan operation, a faulty thermostat, or a drainage issue. Whatever the cause, you should call our team if your system is freezing up and we can identify the problem.
What Should I Do When a Pipe Bursts?
When a pipe bursts in your home, it can be difficult to remain calm, especially if there is water spilling all over the floor. However, if you stay focused and act quickly, you can help to minimize any damage. The first thing you will want to do is switch off your main water source. This will cut off your water supply and stop water from leaking out of the broken pipe. If the water has reached any electrical sockets or your panel, you should also turn off the electricity. Next, you’ll want to drain the faucets to get all water out of the plumbing system. If the break was caused by freezing, you’ll want to let warm air into the area. Turn up your furnace or use a hairdryer to get warm air near the pipe. Be sure to mop up as much water as possible to prevent water damage. Then, call a professional for repairs.
What’s the Warranty Like on a New HVAC System?
The warranty of HVAC systems will vary depending on the manufacturer. However, many offer limited warranty terms that can last from five to 10 years. Depending on the components covered by the warranty, some manufacturers may extend warranty terms to up to 12 years. Our team can tell you more about the specifics of warranties as you shop for a new HVAC system, allowing you to compare different manufacturer warranties to find the one that works best for you.
What Payment Options Do I Have?
At 1st Choice Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning, we understand that heating and air conditioning repairs and replacements may come unexpectedly. This means you may not be prepared to pay for these items in full. Luckily, we offer many payment options for our customers in Parker, CO. If you choose to pay for your repair or replacement in full, you can use a credit or debit card or make an ACH payment from your bank account. We also work with numerous reputable lending companies to offer our customers financing options that work for them, their budget, and their lifestyle. We can provide you with a list of these lending resources, or you can check out our financing options online.
How Do I Choose a Good HVAC Service Company?
Choosing an HVAC company is important to ensure your systems get the best care possible. You want to be sure you choose a reputable company that will provide honest service and won’t try to upsell you items you don’t necessarily need. You also want to choose a team with plenty of experience. 1st Choice Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning has been in business since 2001 and has a team of experienced technicians to serve you. It’s also a good idea to see what others are saying about the company. You can check out customer reviews for 1st Choice Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning to hear directly from our customers. We know we’re among the best choices for an HVAC contractor in Parker, CO.
Do You Offer Financing?
As mentioned above, we do offer financing options through a variety of lenders, helping our customers pay off their purchases over time. A member of the team can tell you more about these options or direct you to the right person to answer your questions. You can also check out our financing options online.
Contact Us Today
If you have additional questions about our services, please feel free to reach out to our team. A member of our office staff will be happy to assist you. We’re proud to be your source for quick and reliable HVAC and plumbing repair in Parker, CO. Please contact us the next time you need service at your home.