Frequently Asked Questions
What is HVAC?
HVAC stands for “heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.” It’s the central system used to provide heating and cooling to buildings.
Why is regular maintenance important?
Regular maintenance is crucial because it keeps your HVAC system running smoothly, and prevents costly repairs, saving you money in the long run.
Are all HVAC filters the same?
No. Filters for residential spaces are generally smaller than larger ones used in commercial buildings like businesses and hospitals. Choosing the right air filter has an important impact on your air quality. We’ll help you find the right one for your space.
Can indoor air be hazardous to your health?
Indoor air can sometimes be hazardous to your health if it contains harmful pollutants like carbon monoxide and mold. Luckily, Mannion Plumbing and Heating Ltd has the tools, knowledge, and skill to identify any potential contaminants. We can also install an air quality monitor so you can ensure that your air stays fresh and clean.
How can I eliminate indoor odors?
Working ventilation is essential for ridding your home or property of unwanted odors. Check out our air vent cleaning services to ensure you have the cleanest, best working air vents around.
How do I choose the right humidifier?
The right humidifier for you depends on your needs. There are many different humidifier types, including cool mist, warm mist, ultrasonic, evaporative, and vaporizers. Consult with one of our professionals for recommendations on the right humidifier for you.
How often should I check my air filter?
You should be checking your air filter about every 30 days. For best results, arrange regular check-ups with us to make maintenance a breeze.
How often should I clean my air filter?
Generally, you should clean your home air filter about every 90 days. This timeframe can vary depending on the number of residents or pets. We recommend scheduling regular cleanings to keep your filter immaculate and your mind at ease. Residential air filters should be cleaned every 20-45 days, depending on the amount of foot traffic the building receives.
Should I have my air ducts cleaned?
Yes. Clogged air ducts can lead to shortness of breath, poor air quality, and erratic temperatures. Regular cleanings will keep these problems at bay and ensure you always have clean air.
What size heating and air conditioning system do I need?
The size of the HVAC system you need depends on the type of property you have (residential or commercial) and your individual needs. Schedule a free consultation with Mannion Plumbing and Heating Ltd for insight on what your property requires.
Why is the temperature uneven in my property?
Clogged air ducts, a draft, a broken HVAC system—these are all possible causes of fluctuating temperatures. Schedule an assessment with Mannion Plumbing and Heating Ltd to learn what’s troubling your HVAC system.
How is the efficiency of heating and cooling equipment measured?
We use multiple systems to determine the efficiency of your HVAC equipment. We employ everything from the EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) to the MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value). Call us now to learn more.
How much does a replacement system cost?
The total cost can depend on the size of the system needing replacement. Call us now at (613) 745-7135 for a free quote or estimate, or to schedule a consultation session.
What will be involved in taking the old system out?
Many different parts of the HVAC system will be inspected when the employee comes out to replace the unit or perform the pre-replacement inspection for a quote
Is sound an issue for heating and air conditioning?
Yes. Loud heating and cooling equipment contribute to sound pollution. Although no financial savings are tied to lower sound levels, the sound rating of a cooling system can have a considerable effect on comfort and enjoyment of your home. The sound level of an air conditioner or heat pump depends on a variety of factors, such as the age and make of the unit, and whether the compressor is insulated or not can contribute to the amount of noise it makes.
What happens when the new HVAC system is installed?
It depends on whether or not this is the first HVAC system the house has had. If this is the first system, some items that may be needed include wires, ductwork, and chimney lining.
Will commercial HVAC systems stop mold growth?
HVAC systems can stop unhealthy mold growth if it performs efficiently. All you have to do is to keep indoor humidity low to prevent mold growth. They dehumidify, ventilate and filter the air. Their smooth operation is vital to the health of employees and customers
Why HVAC preventive maintenance is important?
All mechanical equipments are designed to operate within certain limits. Having your HVAC system undergo preventive maintenance or service on a regular basis is very important because it will help the equipments to function properly and that extensive and costly repairs can be prevented.
Do heating and air conditioning systems really need regular maintenance?
The simple answer is yes. Regular maintenance services and tune-ups can extend the lifespan of your system, increase its working efficiency, and allow technicians the opportunity to catch and address minor issues before they become major problems. This ultimately saves you money in the long-run, not to mention time and stress. When it comes to maintaining your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, making sure there is an unrestricted air flow is the most important.