Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about your HVAC system? We have answers!
- What Should I Do Before I Call? Calling an HVAC contractor shouldn’t be a hassle, but you should be empowered to check a few things before you decide to call for help. One of the most common problems we see is a simple thermostat problem. Often as the seasons change, people forget to switch their thermostat from “heat” to “cool.” Always check this before calling for help. Another good thing to verify is that the unit is getting electrical service. Checking the breaker box and electrical disconnects can help you make sure power is getting to the unit. Service lights are also generally visible on the blower unit of an air conditioner or heater.
- What is a SEER Rating? When you are shopping around for a new air conditioner, energy efficiency will probably be one of your main concerns. But with different sized units and different utilities used, how are you supposed to compare the energy savings between different models? The SEER rating of an air conditioner is the formula that indicates the expected energy usage of an air conditioner. It is used across multiple styles and models so you can get an idea of the energy consumption of a unit before you buy it. The efficiency of a unit will correlate directly with the cost of operation so you can understand how much it will save you before you buy it. Higher SEER ratings equal higher efficiencies.
- I Need an HVAC Contractor “Near Me.” What is Your Service Area? Temp Engineering serves residential and commercial customers all over South Florida. In particular, we serve Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County. We are located in Pembroke Pines but we serve the surrounding communities of:
- Miami Lakes
- Southwest Ranches
- Ft. Lauderdale
- Cooper City
- Why is it Important to Have the Correct Sized Unit in Your Home? Doesn’t the phrase “bigger is always better apply to my AC?” Nope! An air conditioner is uniquely selected to fit the heating and cooling requirements of your home. Various factors like average humidity, solar exposure, home square footage, and insulation type are all factored in when a Temp Engineering technician sizes your home for an air conditioner. A properly sized air conditioner will regulate humidity within acceptable ranges while also not using unnecessary amounts of electricity. A poorly sized unit can leave humidity in the air, making it feel stuffy, or run too often and cause bills to skyrocket.
- Is Upgrading a Thermostat Worth It? Absolutely. New, digital thermostats are cheap and easy to install. A Wifi thermostat can give you greater control over you HVAC equipment leading to:
- Lower bills
- Longer equipment life
- Greater comfort
- Eco-friendly operation
- How Often Should Filters Be Changed? It is generally recommended that filters should be changed every 3 months. Some filters say that they will last longer but since filters aren’t very expensive and they prevent such major problems around the house, there is no harm in changing them too often. If there are pets in the home or if your home is located in a dusty environment, more frequent changes are required. It is not uncommon for homes with several cats or dogs to replace their filters every month. The bottom line is: figure out how often to change your filters and remember to do it!
- What Kind of Commercial HVAC Service Do You Perform? Temp Engineering is South Florida’s premier commercial HVAC contractor. We have over 40 years and two generations of experience doing everything from residential HVAC maintenance to massive, commercial and industrial AC system designs and installation. Our special design process saves you time and allows us to give accurate and competitive bids for your job. It also prevents misunderstandings and problems that may occur during installation. After installation is complete, our experts can be called for maintenance and repairs so that your air conditioning system will always be reliable.
Temp Engineering is your local choice for excellent HVAC service. Our technicians are ready to present solutions to any of your HVAC problems. Call (954) 869-5505 today for fast and effective problem-solving.