Air Conditioning

How can I reduce my air conditioning costs?

It’s important to schedule preventative maintenance. With a Hemphill Services home maintenance plan, your heating and cooling system will perform as efficiently as possible.

Should I Repair or Replace my Heating & Air system?

If you plan on moving soon, repair is often the best recommendation. If you plan on staying in the home, it’s wise to invest in an energy-efficient heating and air system. The money you save in only a few years could more than pay for the new unit! In addition, you’re creating a cleaner and more comfortable indoor environment for you and your family. [MORE button, which leads to a FAQ page]

How often do I change my air filter?

It depends on the type of filter you’re using. It also depends on how much you use your system. At Hemphill, we recommend changing your filter at least every month. If you’re using a high-efficiency filter, it may only need to be changed every 3 to 12 months.

To what temperature should I set my thermostat in the Summer?

You should set your thermostat to whatever temperature makes you comfortable both physically and fiscally. You want to be comfortable in your own home, but you also want to be thrifty and save on your energy bill when you can. If you’re going to be away from your home for more than 4 hours, Hemphill Services recommends kicking up the temperature. Visit Alabama Power for more money-saving tips.



What’s the best way to reduce my heating costs in the winter months?

You can reduce heating costs by scheduling your preventative maintenance. The life of your equipment can be extended greatly by maintaining your system, saving you thousands of dollars by not having to replace your unit prematurely. Like changing the oil in your car, you have to properly maintain a heating and air system to help ensure a long mechanical life. Contact Hemphill Services for regular preventative maintenance before both winter and summer to make sure your system is operating optimally.

Air Quality

What causes poor air quality in my home?

Contributors to poor indoor air quality include: Humidity that is too high or low; airborne pollutants and particles, whether they be mold, dust, or animal dander. Poor air quality causes family members suffering from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory ailments to be more vulnerable.


How much water can a leaking faucet or toilet waste? 

A slow drip can waste 7-10 gallons of water per day, adding up to more than 3,600 gallons of water per year. This simple small leak can cost you about $50 to $100 per year. Having multiple leaks or a more severe leak can produce 30 or even hundreds of gallons of water per day! The average costs of common leaks can be hundreds of dollar each year. Call Hemphill Services today for all your Plumbing, Heating and Cooling needs, (205) 229-2090. Or click here for more information.

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