Frequently Asked Questions
General Heating Questions
Routine annual air conditioning and annual heating maintenance is the key to keeping your system running at its highest efficiency, keeping your utility bills in check and improving its life expectancy. Left unchecked, minor issues can lead to loss of efficiency and worse, premature breakdown of components and a shorter lifespan. Annual service may also be a requirement to keep your system warranty valid. Many manufacturers state on warranty documentation that installation and maintenance by a licensed HVAC service provider are a part of the warranty conditions.
Gas Furnaces and Heat Pumps typically last 15 years with proper annual maintenance. Boilers can last 20 to 25 years. There are a number of reasons why a perfectly well-made furnace might fall short of its expected lifespan. Incorrect sizing, poor quality installation, and lack of routine maintenance are some of the biggest factors.
Boilers use water to heat the home through either baseboard or radiators. Some radiant floor heating is water-based as well. Furnaces are sometimes referred to as forced air heat systems. These burn natural gas, propane, or oil, or use electricity to heat your home. Furnaces are the most commonly used heating systems.
Yes, Sila provides service for both water and steam boiler systems.
Yes, but this service is not included in our standard 15-point tune-up.
Yes. Sila can service your oil heating system and ensure it’s ready when you need it most!
That depends on where you’re located and the coverage by your local utility. In many cases, there is natural gas availability. In other cases, we recommend using a Mitsubishi Electric ductless solution with Hyper-Heating technology, or setting up a propane fueled system.
Absolutely. We help optimize the heating and cooling for our customers so they can control their HVAC systems with multiple zones or temperature sensors.
Yes, we offer ductless systems that handle both heating and air conditioning and keep your home just the perfect temperature.
You should not have to. Refrigerant systems are closed loops and should not lose any capacity unless there is a leak or an issue with the system.