Most Common HVAC Questions
What are the components that make up an HVAC system?
There are different types of HVAC systems and installation applications. For a detailed explanation, visit What's Your Type?
What does HVAC mean?
HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
What type of routine maintenance can I do myself?
1. Replace your filters regularly - every 30 to 90 days - based on how dirty it is.
When should I replace my HVAC system?
If any two or more of these conditions apply to your home's heating and air conditioning system, it may be time to replace it:
Why should I replace my old HVAC system?
The initial cost of an HVAC system replacement can be high, but there are many ways you can benefit from a new system:
Does my homeowners insurance cover HVAC systems?
A typical homeowners insurance policy covers your heating and air conditioning systems ONLY if they're damaged by fire, flood, high winds, fallen trees, theft, hail, lightning strike, etc. It will not cover your system due to normal wear and tear, owner neglect, or old age.
How often should I change my filter(s)?
The frequency in which you should change your air filters depend on a few factors:
How much does routine maintenance cost?
A one-time maintenance visit is $89 for the first system and $69 each additional system. Before you schedule, check for seasonal specials!
Should I cover my outdoor unit in the Fall & Winter?
We do not recommend covering your outdoor unit. This equipment is built to withstand outdoor temperatures and elements. Your outdoor unit will be checked for debris and cleaned during routine maintenance.
What if I need a repair on a holiday or weekend?
No worries! Whether your problem happens during normal business hours or on Memorial Day, our HVAC service team is available to get your system back up and running. Just call 704-821-6255.
What kind of warranty will I get with a new HVAC system?
At Helms Heating & Air, most of our system replacements come with a 10 year parts warranty and 2 years labor. You will also have options to extend the labor coverage to 5 years or 10 years.