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HVAC FAQ

Frequently Asked questions

Answers to Frequently Asked HVAC Questions

FAQ

At Sauve Heating & Cooling, our goal is to give our client’s the most life out of their furnace as possible. We will ask you “how much longer you would like your furnace to last?” and do our best to make that happen. We are focused on developing long-term relationships with you and your furnace.

Our technicians will regularly offer their opinion and recommendations in order to stay on top of your HVAC system and prevent any HVAC emergencies from occurring. No one wants to be without heat on the coldest days of the winter.

Our team of experts can help you to determine whether it is more beneficial to continue investing in your current HVAC system or replace it with a new one, depending on the cost of the repairs and the age of your furnace. If your old furnace is unreliable than it is better to replace it sooner rather than later.

When it’s time to replace your heating or cooling system, you will inevitably weigh all the options available including more efficient equipment systems. Eco-friendly heating & cooling is a term used to describe heating and cooling systems that use resources more responsibly and efficiently, with both the environment and your wallet in mind.

If you are in the market for a new heating or cooling system, choosing a higher energy efficient system is a good option that benefits the environment and will save you money in the long run. These types of systems include high-efficient natural gas or propane furnaces and heat pumps.

Our gas-burning equipment start at 96% efficient, while our heat pumps are 300-400% efficient. Sauve Heating and Cooling will take the time to go through all of your options in order to find the system that best suits both your needs and your budget.

The first step that we will always recommend is sealing any drafty windows or doors. If you continue to experience a chill throughout the house, it is possible there is a problem with your furnace, or maybe your ductwork. It could be as simple as adjusting how much air is coming out of certain vents, or maybe adding a couple extra vents.

There are a number of factors that could be at play if your house remains cold:

  • Is your furnace the right size and is it working properly?
  • Are there enough supply vents throughout the house and in the proper locations?
  • Are there enough return air vents?
  • Are any vents covered?
  • Is the thermostat registering an accurate assessment of the home?

Sauve Heating and Cooling has a reputation for finding solutions to the toughest problems, something than many other companies do not take the time to do. We take our time to find the issue(s) and offer multiple targeted options, usually consisting of a combination of solutions to keep your home warm.

Commonly our recommendations will note that adding insulation is one of the most cost-effective ways to add comfort to a home. That said, a properly sized furnace and adequate distribution system (ductwork) should be able to overcome any lack of insulation.

Any appliance that burns any type of fuel should be cleaned on a yearly basis. Having your furnace cleaned ensures proper and efficient operation. It extends the life of the appliance and is now required (as per your manual) to ensure warranty coverage. Not all cleanings are performed equally.

Sauve Heating and Cooling perform 2 visits each year on all HVAC installations and equipment. The main cleaning is a top-to-bottom “preventative” maintenance where our team cleans the insides of the appliance and monitor the individual components for proper operation and critical readings.

The second visit is a side-to-side check-up to ensure that all parts are still functioning the same as before and that the readings are the same (or similar). Since we provide these regularly scheduled maintenance check-ups, we are often able to spot upcoming failures before they happen.

The term “HVAC” refers to “Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.” It’s a catch-all phrase that’s common in the HVAC industry, of course, but may not have as much meaning for the layperson. What it really comes down to is heating and cooling (you may have noticed that in our name!).

For you, the homeowner, a good HVAC system means having a furnace, ductwork and (possibly) an air conditioning system that are in good working order and are delivering home comfort by giving you warmth in the cold winter and cool air on those hot, humid summer days here in Eastern Ontario.

When our team looks at HVAC systems, we look at the whole picture, from your furnace and blower unit; to your outside air conditioner; to your ductwork and ventilation; to the gas lines and more. Everything in your HVAC system needs to be working in unison to keep your home comfortable year-round.

For commercial HVAC systems, we’re talking about the comfort and functionality of businesses – from restaurants and retail establishments to warehouses, industrial facilities and a wide array of businesses.

Whether you run a takeout coffee shop in Kemptville or a distribution centre in Brockville, you’re relying on your HVAC system to be in proper working shape, 24/7 year-round.

There are, of course, many different types of HVAC maintenance. For starters, there’s proactive maintenance for your heating & air conditioning systems.

Common types of proactive maintenance include:

  • Furnace tune-ups
  • Air conditioning tune-ups (and top-offs)
  • Filter maintenance (ensuring that you change filters at the right intervals, and select the right filters, can save you money and help ensure you’re breathing better air)

There’s also the kind of HVAC maintenance that happens when you notice irregularities with your heating or cooling systems. If you’re struggling to reach or maintain the desired temperature in your home or business, we can help with a diagnosis and suggested course of repair.

If you’re experiencing a HVAC emergency, such as a broken A/C or loss of heating, we can dispatch a HVAC contractor ASAP to diagnose the issue (e.g. blown fan, broken heating coils, etc.) and repair the furnace or A/C promptly.

Sauve Heating & Cooling is ready to be your go to partner for HVAC maintenance in Kemptville, Prescott, Brockville, Merrickville and the surrounding communities. Our team is extremely diligent when it comes to HVAC maintenance and we guarantee that all of our technicians will take the time to properly review and maintain all heating & cooling systems that we have installed and repaired.

We offer an annual A/C maintenance plan. With the Sauve Family Plan, you’re getting protection that includes:

  • Two visits per year (one for comprehensive maintenance and one tune-up)
  • Tracking & analysis (looking at your A/C electric bill, detecting potential air conditioning problems, etc.)
  • 30% off parts & labour for air conditioning repair service
  • 50% off diagnostic fees for A/C repair & service

An A/C tune-up includes; condenser coil cleaning, calibrating the thermostat, filter inspection/replacement, checking electrical connections, gauging air flow, evaluating the blower & components, checking refrigerant levels and pressure, lubricating moving parts, cleaning of key components and much more.

Our experienced and friendly A/C tech from Sauve Heating & Cooling are available to inspect and tune up your air conditioning system in Kemptville, Prescott, Brockville, Merrickville and the surrounding communities; and they’ll advise should anything be out of the ordinary and whether further attention is required.

We Offer Free, No Obligation Quotes in 24 Hours or Less.

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4401 County Road 18, RR#4, Prescott, ON, K0E 1T0

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8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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613.258.7173 (Kemptville)
613.925.0223 (Prescott)

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