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HVAC FAQ

At R & S Mechanical, we provide top quality service and parts you can trust for a wide spectrum of commercial and residential air conditioning & heating issues. Read below for answers to many of our most frequently asked questions. Always feel free to give us a call to speak with a trained technician.

Residential Air Conditioning & Heating

What does “HVAC” mean?

HVAC is an abbreviation for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. The term covers a broad range of air conditioning and heating systems including units, ducts, and filters.

Why do my ducts make sounds when the furnace starts?

This commonly indicates an issue of undersized ducts. It could also signify air flow that is too powerful for the existing ducts, which needs to be calibrated. Inspection by trained experts can help to determine the definitive cause.

Why would I want regular maintenance on my air conditioning or heating system?

Your home climate system is an investment. Allowing issues to develop and worsen can increase the eventual cost of repairs while reducing your home’s air quality. Regular annual maintenance helps you prepare for future upgrades or repairs while keeping peak performance in the meantime.

Commercial HVAC

How much are your estimates?

At R & S Mechanical, we provide 100% free on-site estimates with our trained and certified technicians. It’s of the utmost importance to us that we get you the right fit solution quickly without impeding your regular business operation.

Do I really need to have my condenser coil cleaned?

The benefits of regular cleaning can very easily outweigh the cost. Between improvement in the lifespan of your HVAC unit due to reduced heat and increased energy efficiency for the entire system you can recoup a dramatic cost savings in your utility bill.

What Is R-22 refrigerant?

This is an older variety of refrigerant which the EPA has established compliance measures to phase out due to its environmental impact. If your building retains an HVAC unit from prior to 2010, it likely utilizes R-22 refrigerant. R & S Mechanical's Raleigh HVAC experts can advise you about optimal upgrade plans to keep your costs low.

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