Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Which one is the best system for my home/business?
In order to determine the best Air Condition that fit your needs, please schedule an appointment for a free estimate, Simply fill out our online form and one of our customer care specialist will contact you promptly.
2. How do I measure the efficiency of my A/C?
The "seasonal energy efficiency ratios" or SEER is the unit that measures how efficient the air conditioner is. The higher the SEER number, the better the unit is. The minimum SEER level allowed for an A/C to be sold is 10. Here is a simplified explanation of how SEER works: ?h A 6 SEER unit would run twice as long as a 12 SEER unit. ?h An 8 SEER unit would run 1 1/2 times as long as a 12 SEER unit. An A/C with a higher efficiency unit will certainly pay you back in the long run with power savings. 2) When should I repair or replace my air conditioner? Deciding Whether to Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner An air conditioner is expected to last 12-18 years, although location, maintenance, and typical use of the unit will influence on its durability. While the old reliable proverb, "if it ain't broke don't fix it", is a good theory, there will probably be a time when you will be forced to make a decision about your cooling unit. Here are important things to consider: ?h Unit efficiency: Many A/C units with 15-20 years old could have a SEER rating that is 1/2 of current high efficiency units. That is essentially a 50% savings in energy which will impact your yearly cooling bills in a large way. ?h How much will it cost to repair your current system? If you are looking at spending $500 - $750 just to repair your old system now may be the time to replace it. ?h Do you seem to be losing refrigerant? Environmental regulations have made it necessary to get a leak repaired. This can be a frustrating and potentially expensive if it is difficult to locate.
3. How do I save money on my Air Conditioning bill?
Below you will find a list of common tips for saving money on your air conditioning.
- Set your thermostat higher - at least into the mid 70's F.
- Clean the indoor and outdoor coils of your air conditioner unit.
- Check that the refrigerant is at the proper level - typically done by a professional.
- Avoid running appliances (such as a dishwasher) that radiate heat until night time.
- Make sure your house is closed up tightly during the day.
- Check (and change as necessary) any filters regularly.
- Make certain your ductwork is cleaner yearly.
- Make certain your attic ventilation is adequate.
- Get a programmable thermostat.
- Consider a "whole house" fan.