HVAC Questions and Answers
Do you have any HVAC questions? We’re fortunate that we have many clients who value our relationship with them. And when you have a solid relationship with your customers you’re able to solve their HVAC issues thoroughly. Every good relationship starts with strong communication, and we encourage our customers to ask as many questions as necessary to feel comfortable with our services. Below are three common questions we’re asked.
What does OEM mean? Simply put, OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. OEM parts are the exact parts that your system originally came with and are made by the company who originally supplied them. These are the best kind of parts because they are made specifically for the product’s application. Conversely, non-OEM parts may be made for a specific application, but the original manufacturer does not make them. OEM parts are generally higher quality and more reliable than cheaper non-OEM parts.
What are the signs of poor indoor air quality? Poor indoor air quality can be a serious problem for those suffering from respiratory allergies and knowing some of the signs of poor indoor are quality is critical. These can be:
- Mold in your home
- Coughing and sneezing whenever you are inside your home
- Waking up congested, with a sinus headache
- Higher than normal dust accumulation on furniture, etc.
Is maintaining a proper humidity level really that important? The short answer is yes, and the reasons why are numerous. Too little humidity can cause dry itchy skin and negatively affect those with respiratory issues. It can also damage furniture, and cause buckling and splitting of wood floors. Too much humidity can cause mold, make doors “sticky”, and have adverse effects on wood floors and furniture.
No matter whom you choose as an air conditioning and heating contractor, never be afraid to ask questions you feel are important. Any good contractor worth their weight in salt will be glad to answer them for you.