How much do HVAC maintenance plans cost?
There is no one set price for a maintenance plan because every system has different parts and needs. This is the same among almost all HVAC companies.
We will provide you with a free quote within 24 hours of our visit and will never put pressure on you to buy. A maintenance plan from Sauve Heating & Air Conditioning offers incredible value through:
- System tracking and analysis to find problems before they become expensive fix or replacement issues
- 30% off parts and labour for any repair or replacement work we do
- 50% off diagnostics
- 2 years free maintenance and labour warranty on every new installation
- Flexible payment options
Choosing Sauve Heating and Air Conditioning for your HVAC maintenance needs will give you peace of mind knowing that your home will be receiving the best care possible backed by our 2-year guarantee!
Why does my furnace smell like it’s burning?
The main cause of a burning smell coming from your furnace is a clogged air filter. If your air filter is clogged, your furnace’s blower motor has to work extra hard and overheat. This overheating can emit an unpleasant burning odour.
Another less common possibility is that your furnace is experiencing an electrical issue, which can be a serious fire hazard and should be checked out immediately.
If you are not sure what is causing the burning smell, give the Pros at Sauve Heating a call so we can come inspect your furnace and make any necessary fixes.
How often should I change my furnace filter?
As a general rule of thumb, you should check your furnace filter every month and change it at least every 12 months. If you have pets, have a smoker in your house, have done renovations, often leave the windows open or have a dusty house you will have to change your filters more often.
Why do I have to change filters on my furnace?
Changing the filters on your furnace is important for your well wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of the furnace itself. Changing the filter ensures that the air in your home remains clean and clear of dust, dander, and other pollutants which can be floating in the air. If your filter is full, then it will not be able to filter out these particles.
Additionally, when a furnace has a full filter, air does not pass through as easily and your furnace has to work harder to heat and move the air throughout your home. This extra work puts stress on your furnace, making it more likely to break down. It also uses extra energy to force the air through the dirty filter, costing you more money to run it.
Do I really need to clean my furnace?
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 Air Conditioning perform two 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.
My house is always cold, what should I do?
A great first step is to seal 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 & Air Conditioning has a reputation for finding solutions to the toughest problems, something many other companies don't 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 comfortable.
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.
What is HVAC maintenance?
There are, of course, many different types of HVAC maintenance. For starters, there’s proactive maintenance for your heating & cooling 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 technician ASAP to diagnose the issue (e.g. blown fan, broken heating coils, etc.) and repair the furnace or A/C promptly.
Sauve Heating & Air Conditioning is your go-to partner for HVAC maintenance in Kemptville, Prescott, Brockville, Merrickville and surrounding communities. Our team is extremely diligent when it comes to HVAC maintenance and we guarantee our technicians will take the time to properly review and maintain all heating & cooling systems we have installed and repaired.
How often do I need to service my air conditioner? What maintenance plans and service tune-ups do you offer?
We offer an annual A/C maintenance plan. With the Sauve Heating 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.
An experienced and friendly A/C technician from Sauve Heating & Air Conditioning will be available to inspect and tune up your air conditioning system in Kemptville, Prescott, Brockville, Merrickville and surrounding communities. They’ll advise should anything be out of the ordinary and whether further attention is required.