Air Conditioning Service, AC Repair, AC Install FAQ
AC Repair, AC Install - FAQ
We invite you to call for Air Conditioning Service at any sign of problem with your
residential Air Conditioning system or your Commercial Cooling systems. Moreover, we urge you to call before problems occur. We will be happy to answer all your
questions and provide you with air conditioning service that is both professional and economical, air conditioning service that not only will fix the problem , but will
save you money in the long run. However, if you prefer some independent reading, below are answers to some frequently asked questions related to residential and
commercial cooling, air conditioning service, ventilation, as well as the AC equipment we install, repair and service :
Feel free to call or email us anytime.
Our contact information will direct you to one of our experts.
What is a SEER rating and how does it impact my energy costs?
The SEER / Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio is a measure of performance efficiency of any air conditioning service.
The higher the SEER number, the more efficient the AC unit, and the lower the operating costs, such as the utility bills.
Usually, these savings are enough to partially or fully offset the cost of the new equipment within a few years.
What are heating and cooling matched systems?
Heating and cooling matched systems allow enhanced comfort and efficiency, less costs, less noise, proper cycle times
and controlled humidity.
Why choose units with variable speed fans?
Units with variable speed fans deliver more or less cool air to your home or commercial building, and keep your family
comfortable. They usually operate at lower speeds, but in extreme conditions the fan speed increases to meet the
demand and provide you with the best air conditioning service available.
What info should I read or review with my air conditioning contractor or supplier,
before deciding on my new HVAC equipment?
It is helpful to review pictures, features, capacities, dimensions, ratings, and warranty
information, so that you can make an informed decision when you buy and install HVAC
equipment. Our specialists are trained to explain to you the advantages of different types of
HVAC systems for your home or commercial property, as well as select the right products to
meet your personal comfort needs, how to achieve higher efficiency air conditioning,
variable-speed airflow, whole-house air cleaning, programmable thermostats, two-stage air conditioning service, and more.
Do I need to change both indoor & outdoor units, in case the indoor unit is still working?
We recommend that your replace the indoor coil or air handler when replacing the outdoor unit. Both of these
components are integral to the closed refrigerant loop and together determine the capacity and efficiency of your system.
Unmatched systems can waste energy, and you end up paying more in utility bills. If your whole system is replaced, you
will be less likely to need air conditioning service in the near future.
What factors impact my new air conditioning service cost?
The cost of a new air conditioning systems is impacted by the efficiency of the equipment, the size of your home, whether
there is ductwork installed and in good condition, thermostats, added features such as air cleaners, noise levels, and your brand preferences.
When do I need preventative maintenance on my air conditioning equipment?
With any air conditioning service, preventive maintenance should be done before the summer cooling season. We offer
maintenance service agreements that may include reduced rates on labor and parts and provide priority response.
Service/maintenance agreements may include cleaning indoor and outdoor coils, tightening electrical connections,
checking supply voltage and operating current, checking refrigerant charge, measuring temperature differential at supply
and return registers, cleaning blower wheel and motor, cleaning drain lines and pan, checking ductwork for leaks and insulation, and more.
What are the average life expectancies for air conditioning equipment?
The average expected life of an air conditioner is approximately 15 years. The average expected life of a heat pump is
approximately 10 to 12 years, since it operates year round. Units in coastal environments have shorter lives. For the
efficiency of the air conditioning service it is important to not force the use old equipment. Over time, the cost in energy
waste can easily exceed the cost of the replacement air conditioning unit.
What about the new refrigerants? Do I need to change the old one?
Units using the current refrigerant, R-22, will always be serviced with R-22. They will not need to be changed to a different
refrigerant. We also offer high efficiency comfort systems using R-410A refrigerant.
How clean is the air indoor?
Houses can have a lot of pollutants inside, and the irritating particles trapped in the air can trigger allergies, asthma and
other health problems. Such particulate matter can be dust, animal hair and dander, mold spores, smoke, bacteria, pollen
, dust mites, lint, and cooking grease. All these can affect your family's health or comfort, and a quality air conditioning
service should take care of such problems with whole house air cleaning and filtration systems.
What does Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) mean?
Clean Air Delivery Rate / CADR provides the number of cubic feet of clean air a unit delivers each minute. A higher
CADR means a greater amount of clean air is being delivered to your home.
How to control the humidity in my house?
Excessive humidity can be controlled with variable-speed air-handling equipment which runs at very low speeds, and
keeps the air circulating against the cooling coil and removing much more moisture than conventional systems. At these
low speeds, the variable-speed motor also uses much less electricity than conventional motors. A quality air conditioning
service fully controls not only temperature but also humidity.
How to choose an HVAC contractor?
What air conditioning contractor you will choose depends on the project, whether it's a major heating of air conditioning
repair, renovation, new construction, an emergency or a minor service call. Referrals from friends, relatives or neighbors
are a good starting point. Also of help could be local online and printed advertisements. Make a list of experienced local
HVAC companies with fast response and extended hours (ideally 24/7), which are ready to accommodate your schedule,
install and service the brands you have or want, are licensed and certified and have adequate insurance. Call them for
estimates, and assess which one could be the right air conditioning contractor for your job.