Frequently Asked Questions
How often do filters need to be replaced?
1” filters are not designed to last very long. In most cases they should be replaced every month. However, we can install filters that are much thicker and more effective, that last up to 6 months. On top of not needing to be replaced as frequently, they will provide much cleaner air into your home. This could help with seasonal allergies and indoor air quality; especially in homes with pets.
What is the best brand of furnaces or air conditioners?
We believe that ALL brands have their strengths and weaknesses. Our Project Managers are familiar with several quality brands and are available to walk you through your options. Here at Classic Aire Care we are known for our trustworthiness and the quality of our systems, so you can be sure that whatever system you decide to purchase, it will have the Classic Aire Care stamp of approval.
What is a humidifier?
A humidifier is installed on to your furnace and puts moisture into the air in your home. In the winter this is especially important. In St. Louis, we often feel the effects of winter in our homes. Dry and itchy skin, sore throats and static are some things that could be alleviated with the installation of a humidifier.
Why do I need a tune-up?
A “tune-up” on your furnace and A/C will not only prolong the life of your equipment, but ensure you are receiving the comfort your equipment is designed to give. When your system is running at peak efficiency, you are likely to save money on your utility bills and enjoy a more comfortable home. Here in St. Louis, our furnaces run an average of 4000 hours a season! That’s a lot of hours for something to go wrong. By calling Classic Aire Care and getting your 17-point system tune-up, you will have peace of mind that your system is running safely and efficiently.
Should I be worried about my indoor air quality?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that the exposure to air pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors than outdoors. This is especially true if you have animals in your home. If you have trouble with allergies or get sick often throughout the year, you may want to look into an air cleaner to remove the pollutants and a humidifier to keep the humidity in your home at a desired level. Both products can be greatly effective in helping your overall health.
How long will my furnace and air conditioner last?
With a well-trained and qualified technician, as well as regular routine maintenance on your system, many manufacturers suggest the average lifespan of an air conditioner to be between 12-15 years; 20-25 for a furnace. Although there are many variables to consider in averaging how long a system will last, both they are greatly impacted by how well the system is taken care of.
Are liquid drain openers harmful to pipes?
The use of caustic liquid drain openers can very well help your pipes. The acid in these liquids eat at them and can cause severe damage. The same caustic liquid is incredibly harmful if it comes in contact with your skin or eyes. Not to mention, harmful for the environment. Classic Aire Care only uses snaking and jetting methods for removing your clog right away. Not only is it the most effective way of removing the clog, but is safe for your home, pipes and family. For preventative maintenance we use Clear and Clean. This product is not harmful for the environment. It won’t fix the problem right away, but is designed to break down grease, hair and waste over time and is effective for long term maintenance.
What is water jetting?
Water Jetting is a fast, cost-effective and safe method of clearing drain and sewer lines. Water is “jetted” under changeable amounts of pressure in order to clear away build-up of sludge, scale, grease and other debris inside your pipes. Other than replacing them completely, there is no better method of getting your drains to flow like the day they were installed.