Frequently Asked Questions

When purchasing a water heater, consider the device’s fuel type, availability, and cost. Fuel type affects the heater’s operation costs, size, and efficiency, which should also factor into your buying decision. Determine whether you would prefer a conventional tank storage water heater or a tankless, on-demand-type water heater that heats on the spot and as much as you need.

To prevent your water heater from freezing, make sure your unit is installed in a warm place. Prevent standing water by draining your water heater regularly, and always stay connected to a power source to make certain the freeze protection system can function. Insulate your water heater and your plumbing pipes, which are at risk from cold temperatures, or keep a continuous trickle of hot water flowing from your fixtures to keep water running through your system and minimize risk of freezing.

The most important step in preventing a carbon monoxide leak in your furnace is to have professional maintenance performed on your device routinely, at least once a year. Make sure your air filters are changed regularly to avoid airflow backup into your heating system. Ensure your furnace was correctly installed, as an improperly placed blower motor or poor ductwork can create issues with venting carbon monoxide.

Your air conditioner or furnace may sweat when there is warm, hot, or humid air surrounding the unit. Your ducts may have improper insulation, or may not be insulated at all. It may also be that too much warm outside air is entering your home, or your air flow is restricted due to blocked filters or ducts.

Both ductless mini splits and central air conditioners are effective cooling systems, and can efficiently cool an entire home. Though central AC units are better equipped for heating large homes that have consistent heating and cooling needs, mini splits run using very little energy. Mini splits also have different power settings and capabilities, and offer the convenience of controlling your heating and cooling zone.

Mini splits are effective and efficient at heating homes. They deliver excellent power capabilities, yet can help you save money on your energy bill. Mini splits also give you a bit of freedom in where you want to place the unit(s), depending on your specific heating needs.

It can be hard to find plumbing information you can trust. Call PAC Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning at 718-720-4980 for accurate answers to your plumbing problems.