Dirty filters reduce the flow of air through your system, which could result in frozen coils and reductions in the efficiency of your equipment. How often you replace your filters depends on a number of factors, including the type of filter, how often the system is running, whether pets reside in the space, etc. The Xtraire team can help you determine a maintenance schedule that is right for you.

There are many options available that can help improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Filters, ultraviolet lights, and advanced ionization can effectively kill up to 99 percent of mold, bacteria, viruses, particulates, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), smoke, gases, and odors in your home and/or business.

Other solutions include humidifiers, which can relieve the irritating discomfort of dry air, and Fresh Air Intakes, which supply your home and office with fresh outdoor air. At Xtraire, we offer a range of IAQ solutions to fit your unique needs.

Although testing is still new and limited, IAQ manufacturers are confident that certain devices are highly effective in the reduction of COVID-19. Best of all, these devices are inexpensive, and installation is nonintrusive. Please give us a call to discuss which device would best complement your system.

SEER, HSPF, and AFUE are all measures of energy efficiency. The higher the (SEER) Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating of your air conditioner, the more money you save on electricity. The EPA current minimum standard is 13 SEER, and the highest SEER rating available is currently 25 SEER.

Heat pumps have a similar rating system called Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF), which measures heating efficiency.

Finally, Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) measures the efficiency of furnaces. The minimum AFUE rated furnace is 80 percent and is available up to 96.6 percent.