Heating FAQs

Here are the most commonly asked questions concerning heating. Please feel free to contact us if you can’t find your question answered below.

A heat pump is an all-in-one heating and cooling system. Instead of separate systems, like a furnace and an air conditioner, a heat pump can cool your home in the summer and heat your home during the winter.

Yes, you should change the furnace air filters often. Be sure and use the indicated size for your furnace, and make sure they are installed the right way. Depending on the amount of system usage, pet dander, hair or fur, dust and other contaminants in the air, Southern HVAC suggests changing your air filter every 30 to 90 days.

It is important to keep the area around the furnace free of debris, dirt, and any miscellaneous items. Clearing away any storage items will also help make the equipment more accessible for repairs or any inspections.

If your heater needs frequent repairs, is 15 years or older, or cannot heat your home effectively, we advise that you it. When a heater or HVAC system has been used for a long time, it can’t operate as efficiently and may actually end up costing you more money than it should.

Remember, if you aren’t sure about something feel free contact us at (407) 917-1800!