HVAC

Q. How often do air filters need to be changed?

It differs depending on the type of filter used. If you use disposable filters, we recommend replacing them every 30 days. We recommend changing your pleated or poly filters every 90 days. Media filters and CleanEffects filters have a longer lifespan and should be replaced once a year.

Q. Do bigger air conditioning units perform better?

No, not always. It is critical to buy an air conditioner that is the correct size for your home. If you buy an AC unit that’s too big, it will cool your home faster, but it will also be less efficient and will not eliminate humidity well enough. It will have short-run cycles.

Q. How long does HVAC equipment last?

HVAC systems typically have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. However, as your system ages, it becomes less efficient and performs worse.

Q. How often should I have my air conditioning unit serviced?

We recommend having your HVAC System air conditioner serviced once or twice per year. This will save you on energy and repair costs, keep your system running smoothly and efficiently, and make it last longer. The longer you put off AC maintenance, the worse your unit will perform, and the more likely it is that it will break down. Trying to save money by delaying maintenance may backfire by forcing you to pay more on energy bills, and potentially, on repairs if a serious issue arises with your system. Ask us about signing up for a yearly maintenance plans ranging from basic to VIP

Q. What is duct cleaning?

Duct cleaning includes cleaning the various components of HVAC forced air systems, including the air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers, coils, fan motor, fan housing, and the air handling unit housing. Dust, pollen, and other debris may build up in these components if they are not properly maintained.

Q. What are some tips for lowering my energy costs?

It depends on your specific home. In some cases, adding insulation will help. In other some cases, replacing your HVAC system or other appliances will help. Sometimes replacing your windows can also be effective. Make sure to take your entire home into account to figure out what makes the most sense for you.

Q. How can I improve the air quality in my home?

The first step to improving your air quality is to prevent unwanted air from entering your home. To do this, seal your duct system. Then you can focus on either cleaning your existing system or installing a more efficient air filtration system.

Ask us about installations of air purification systems. We install I-Wave units that are able to reduce bacteria, viruses, odors, and particles in the air.

Plumbing

Q. When Should I Replace My Water Heater?

It may be time to purchase a brand new water heater if your existing water heater is over 12 years old sooner than you think. Hot water heater tanks become calcified, make noises, can cause leaks, and also stop working to heat your water if they get too old. These are all indications it’s time to replace your water heater. We suggest being proactive by repairing or replacing your water heater before you find yourself without any hot water.

Call Santon Plumbing & Heating if you’re experiencing any of these concerns. We can replace your water heater or set up a tankless hot water heater and have you back up and running in no time!, which many residents and also local business owners have been relying on for an unlimited supply of hot water.

Q. How Do I Know If My Main Drain Is Clogged?

Clogs in your main drain lines may result in serious damage, so have a professional plumber take care of your blockages as quickly as possible. Among one of the most first typical indications of blockages is poor drainage in your toilet, shower, bath, and sinks.

In extreme cases, the water might not drain away whatsoever. Various other indications of clogged up drains consist of nasty smells, particularly around your sink as well as your toilet. You may hear gurgling noises from your drains or when your toilet commode is flushed. All of these indicators inform you something is most likely backed up and needs to be cleared. isn’t best in your main drain line. But don’t worry, Santon Plumbing & Heating can come out to your residential property to unclog your drains pipes, so everything returns to running smoothly.

Q. Should I Get A Tankless Water Heater?

A tankless water heater is known as an on-demand hot water heater system. They are cost-effective, durable, and much more efficient contrasted to a traditional/conventional water heater (Storage Tank Water Heaters). Tankless hot water heaters do not occupy a great deal of space in your house.

They use 30% to 50% significantly less power than conventional tanks, which lowers your utility costs. Tankless systems only heat water when you need it, as opposed to keeping gallons of hot water in a tank, tankless water heaters are on-demand. They offer continuous hot water, however only when you need it. We advise tankless water heaters for homeowners looking to reduce their water bill along with decreasing the quantity of upkeep required throughout the year. Our technicians mount brand-new tankless water heaters in residences throughout the greater Massachusetts area.

Q. What Are Signs I Have A Hidden Leak In My Home?

If you do not pay close attention to your home, water leakages can go unseen for several years. This creates enormous damages and also costly residence repair work. Many plumbing leaks are easy to recognize, as long as you know what to look out for.

Signs of leaks in your home may include:

  • Mildew Odor
  • Mushy Flooring
  • Discolored Spots on Floors and Walls
  • Unexpected Muddy/Waterlogged Areas Outside
  • Water Bill & Water Meter Usage Spikes
  • Drips From Your 1st Floor Ceiling
  • Cracks in Your Foundation
Q. What’s The Worst That Can Happen Delaying Plumbing Repairs?

It’s vital to have your plumbing repairs made as rapidly as possible if you have a plumbing issue. Water causes extreme architectural damage to your home. The longer you avoid taking care of a troublesome problem, the more costly the repair will certainly be.

Ignoring plumbing issues in your home can lead to:

  • Water Damages Throughout Your Property
  • Sewer And Septic Failure
  • Damage to the Foundation of a Home
  • Mold and Mildew Health Risks
  • Wasted Money on Water Bill Spikes
  • Decreased Property Values
  • Unwanted Insect Infestation