Category: Air Conditioner

What are the Benefits of Coil Cleaning?

Inspecting and cleaning the coils in your HVAC system at least annually is one of the simplest, most cost-effective things you can do to increase your unit’s energy efficiency. Dusty coils cause compressors to operate longer and work harder than they should, which increases energy usage and utility expenses and decreases the life of the…

How Do I Know if my HVAC System is Working Properly?

An air conditioning unit that makes unusually strange noises, or an HVAC system that does not cool down or heat up all of the spaces in your house sufficiently and evenly, is an indication that it may require service soon. Another sign that your system is not accurately working includes increased utility bills (for no…

What is R-22 and How Will the Phase Out Affect my AC Unit?

R-22 is a hydro chlorofluorocarbon (HCFC), also known as chlorodifluoromethane or HCFC-22.  It is a colorless gas commonly used as a propellant and refrigerant. It is being phased out in developed countries for its potential to deplete the ozone layer and add to global warming. There are environmental regulations in place to phase out R-22…

Should I Install the Highest SEER AC Unit Available?

The “seasonal” in Seasonal Energy Efficient Ratio (SEER) plays a big part in how high a rating you may need to cool your home comfortably. An AC unit installed in Connecticut, say, might run for a couple of months out of the entire year with a minimum number of days above 90 degrees. An AC…

Will a New air Conditioner Lower my Electric Bill?

An older AC unit may have a Seasonal Energy Efficient Ratio (SEER) of seven to 10. The standard for air conditioners today is a SEER of 13, with new regulations coming to raise that number to 14 for units installed in the south eastern and south western United States. All that means is that today’s…

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