Find Quick Answers to Common HVAC Service Questions

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If you have equipment that's starting to act strange, you may be wondering if you really need HVAC services. As an HVAC company with years of experience, Axel Mechanical has received numerous questions from customers. To help our local customers in York, PA, we created a list of some of the most common questions we hear so you won't have to wait for us to give you an answer.

Q. How often should I get routine HVAC services?

A. Twice a year. Once during spring for the A/C and once in the fall for the heat.

Q. What is the warranty like on a new HVAC system?

A. Typically 10 years on parts and one year on labor.

Q. How do I know if I need a new heater or air conditioner?

A. If your equipment is 20 years old you should start planning for a replacement.

Q. What are the signs that I should have my air conditioning replaced?

A. If an older system with R-22 freon is losing freon it's time for a replacement.

Q. When should I replace my heating system?

A. If the heat exchanger is cracked or clogged, you should replace it. Our HVAC company will inform you if you equipment can be save with a repair.

Q. What Size Heating and Air Conditioning System Do I Need?

A. The correct size furnace or air conditioner for a house depends on the house. Axel mechanical can perform a heat loss calculation needs to be performed to determine the size.

Q. How can I check if I have a leak?

A. Shut off all the faucets in the house, then go look at the water meter to see if the low flow indicator is moving.

Q. Do I really need to worry about hidden leaks?

A. Yes, because they can be causing structural damage or mold.

Q. Can leaks get bigger over time?

A. Yes, pinhole leaks in a wall will keep eroding the hole in the pipe, allowing more water to leak.

Q. Should I repair or replace leaky faucets?

A. Yes, because a steady drip will use a lot of water that you're paying for.

Q. My toilet sounds like it is constantly running - is there anything I can do to fix it?

A. Most often, this is caused by a leaking flapper valve.

Q. Is having a tankless water heater more beneficial than a conventional heater?

A. Yes, you will us less energy to heat the water you use, rather than keeping a tank of water at 120 degrees. Also, if you have a large bathtub a regular tank water heater usually is not enough to fill it.

Q. Why does my hot water not work as well in the winter?

A. Because the incoming water temperature is lower in winter, your system has to work harder to heat the same amount of water.

Q. How can I tell if I need a water heater replacement?

A. If the water heater is leaking from the bottom the tank is ruptured, reach out to Axel Mechanical for a replacement.

Q. What do I do if my toilet overflows?

A. Shut the water off to the toilet at the supply stop. Wait for the water level to go down some and then try a plunger.