HVAC FAQs – Commercial & Residential
What is HVAC?
The Acronym ‘HVAC’ stands for Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning.
How often should my heating & A/C system be checked?
Annual check-ups by a qualified technician are recommended for proper efficiency. Get your heating unit tuned up in the fall, and cooling system tuned up in the spring. Humidifiers, air to air exchangers, etc. are also serviced during a “tune up”. Regular service inspections can prolong the life of your HVAC equipment and detect potential issues before they cause breakdowns and become more costly.
What can I do for my family members with asthma or allergies?
A good first step is to get a whole-house air-filtration system. The Lennox healthy climate system has been rated the best in the industry by leading consumer advocates. Another great idea is to install a SteriLight™ system by Steril-Aire®. It destroys mold and microorganisms that might cause allergies in your home or building.
ABEL Heating and Cooling is a member of the Indoor Air Quality Association and if you would like to find out more information on Steril-Aire® products click here.
What is electronic zoning? What are the benefits?
An electronic zoning system divides your building into sections. Each section is given a thermostat. A building with proper zoning has a constant temperature in each room, saving money and energy.
Why are some areas in my building hotter than others?
There are two possible options: Your thermostat location and/or a problem with your ductwork. You’ll most likely need an HVAC certified company such as ABEL Heating and Cooling to help you remedy the situation.
How humid should my building be?
During a Minnesota winter, 35% relative humidity is recommended.
Is a Higher SEER Rating Better for Your HVAC System?
Most industry experts compare a SEER rating to a car’s fuel efficiency. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the cooling system should be.
What Our Customers Say
"Out of 4 HVAC companies that we dealt with during the -30 degree cold snap and our furnace breaking down, Abel far exceeded them all! All of their staff are friendly, understanding, and knowledgeable. They were upfront about pricing, arrived quickly, and were very pleasant to work with! We definitely recommend their services and will use them again!"
– Christine Bluhm
"Great service! Responded promptly on a VERY cold day. Identified the source of the problem, made necessary repair, AND explained what had happened. Will keep their contact information close and am happy to recommend them!"
– David Rubenstein
“As a facilities manager, I have real peace of mind knowing Fred is only a phone call away. He keeps our equipment in top condition, solves any equipment problems and works with me to keep our costs down. I can strongly recommend Fred and ABEL Heating and Cooling to any company if they value peace of mind in the mechanical operations of their facility.”
- Harold M
“The landlord had two different service companies look at the problem. Their solution was to add equipment for a cost to American Express of approximately $10,000. This was not an acceptable solution. Upon completion of ABEL Heating and Cooling’s detailed site analysis, it was presented to us that a simple modification would solve the problem vs. adding equipment. The recommendation from ABEL Heating and Cooling worked and saved American Express $8,000 on this one issue.”
- Joe Swanson – American Express Real Estate