Commercial and Residential HVAC System FAQs

Parent heating & Cooling, Inc. Answer Your HVAC System Questions

As the leader in residential and commercial HVAC systems in Ottawa, ON, and the surrounding communities, our licensed team of technicians have decades of knowledge working with various HVAC systems. Our customers trust us to handle maintenance and repair for their HVAC to help keep their property comfortable throughout the year. By combining our commitment to providing exceptional customer service and our dependable service technicians, we have become the area’s most trusted HVAC service repair and replacement company. If you have a question about your home or office’s HVAC systems, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team anytime. We even offer 24-hour emergency repair services.

Do Heating and Air Condition Systems Need Regular Maintenance?

Absolutely, yes. Regardless of the age of your heating or cooling system, it should be regularly serviced by a qualified and licensed professional following the manufacturer’s warranty. Not only will proper maintenance ensure your furnace or Air conditioning system’s warranty remains valid, but it will also increase the life of the system and help reduce your home’s energy costs. During maintenance, our team will conduct a throughout check of the system and make any repair recommendations, so you can feel confident your HVAC system will keep you and your family comfortable.

How Often Should I Service my HVAC System?

We recommend servicing your HVAC system in accordance with the manufacturer’s warranty. If you’re unsure of the manufacturer’s recommendation, we recommend servicing your HVAC system at least once a year. By having your system inspected every year, our technicians can keep track of the health of your HVAC system.

What’s the Warranty On a New HVAC System

Most manufacturers provide a 5-10 year limited warranty on their HVAC systems. At Parent Heating & Cooling Inc., we are a certified Bryant installer. However, our highly-trained technicians have experience repairing and servicing a wide variety of HVAC systems, including Carrier, Trane, Rheem, Lennox, and many more.

When Should I Have My Heating and Cooling System Serviced?

As mentioned before, once every year or in accordance with the warranty. However, there are some other signs your HVAC system may be in need of repair or service that you should be aware of.

  • Increased Energy Costs – If your home’s energy costs have risen substantially over the year, it may be because you’re HVAC is working hard to keep your property comfortable.
  • System Cycles On and Off – When your HVAC is cycling on and off frequently, it may be an issue with your thermostat, or your system may be struggling to heat or cool your home.
  • Strange Noises – Most homeowners know the familiar sound of their AC or heating system humming when it turns on. However, it’s time to call an expert if it starts to rattle, grind, or squeal.

How Often Should I Replace HVAC Air Filters?

Air filters are an essential part of your HVAC system because it removes dirt, dust, allergens, and other debris from the air as it cycles through the HVAC system. The end result is better air quality. However, HVAC air filters should be replaced depending on the age of the home, the number of people occupying it, and the number of cats or dogs. It’s essential that you replace your air filter every 6-12 months.

When Is the Right Time for an AC Replacement?

The best time to replace your home’s AC unit is during the winter and fall months when you’re not relying on it to keep your home and family comfortable. However, unless you know you need a replacement unit, it may not always be practice to wait until winter. This is why getting your AC serviced once a year is so critical. Our team can warn you if your AC system seems like it’s about to fail.

Is a Furnace Cleaning Required Every Year?

To ensure that your home’s furnace is operating at peak efficiency, we recommend getting it serviced every year. Your home’s furnace is responsible for heating your entire home, and if not operating properly, it can become a fire hazard. Professional service ensures that your system is working correctly while keeping your family safe.

When Should I Replace My Home’s Furnace?

With proper installation and maintenance, the average home furnace can last between 20 to 30 years. However, you shouldn’t necessarily wait that long if you’re experiencing chronic issues with your furnace. It may cost you more to continually fix it than have it replaced. When you choose Parent Heating & Cooling, Inc. for furnace repair or maintenance, our knowledgeable and experienced team will let your know when your furnace is beginning to fail.

Are All HVAC Filters the Same?

No. There is no one-size-fits-all for your HVAC system. In fact, they come in a variety of dimensions and features depending upon the price point. Some air filters will eliminate dust and dirt, while other may also reduce the number of allergens in the home. Our technicians can recommend an air filter for your HVAC to ensure your home stays comfortable.

Choose the Right Team for Your HVAC Service

When searching for an HVAC professional to keep your family comfortable throughout the year, choose the experts at Parent Heating & Cooling Inc. Our knowledgeable and experienced technicians are equipped to quickly handle various issues with your systems. Our relentless dedication to customer service has made us one of the area’s premier HVAC company for commercial and residential property owners. We’re proud to offer special money-saving discounts to our customers. Contact our team today to get started with a free repair or replacement quote.

Why Choose Us?

  • BBB Accredited
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Free Quotes Available
  • Nearly 40 Years of Experience
  • 2014 Ottawa Consumer Choice Award
  • Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer