Frequently Asked Questions
Climate control and comfort in modern buildings is a major design issue. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems help to control the climate and keep occupants comfortable by regulating the temperature and air flow. These systems are also important to occupants' health, because a well regulated and maintained system will keep a home free from mold and other harmful organisms. In some environments, such as museums, they are vitally important for the preservation of historic artifacts.
What is the average lifespan of an air conditioning system?
The average lifespan of an air conditioning system is between 10 and 15 years (sea coast applications may be less), although this can vary based on the make and model of the system and how well it is maintained.
SHOULD I CHANGE MY INDOOR COIL?
When replacing your air conditioner , the answer is most likely yes. The efficiency ratings that are advertised for an air conditioner are based on the performance as part of a matched system. If only the outdoor portion is changed, the efficiency and savings could be less than that of a matched system.
WHY SHOULD I REPLACE MY EXISTING AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
You may wish to consider replacing your air conditioning if it is old, inefficient or in need of repair. Today's systems are as much as 60% more efficient than those systems manufactured as little as ten years ago. In addition, if not properly maintained, wear and tear on a system can reduce the actual or realized efficiency of the system. If you are concerned about utility bills or are faced with an expensive repair, you may want to consider replacing your system rather than enduring another costly season or paying to replace an expensive component. The utility cost savings of a new unit may provide an attractive return on your investment. The offsetting savings may permit you to purchase a more efficient system.
HOW EXPENSIVE ARE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS?
Many factors affect the cost of an air conditioning system, including the size of your home, the type and condition of the ductwork installed and accessories you might need such as a thermostat or an electronic air cleaner. We have a complete range of systems and accessories available to meet all your needs! We will be happy to assist you in finding the right system to meet your comfort needs.
WHAT DOES THE AIR HANDLER DO FOR MY SYSTEM?
An air handler circulates conditioned air produced by heating and cooling equipment throughout your home. Along with the air handler, it is easy to filter, humidify or dehumidify the air stream as needed.
How often should I have my air conditioning system serviced?
You should have your air conditioning system serviced at least once a year, preferably before the start of the summer season.
What are some signs that my air conditioning system needs repair?
Some common signs that your air conditioning system needs repair include reduced airflow, strange noises, and higher than normal energy bills.
What is the best temperature to set my thermostat during the summer?
The recommended temperature range for a thermostat during the summer is between 72 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
How often should I change the air filter in my air conditioning system?
You should change the air filter in your air conditioning system at least once every three months, but more frequently if you have pets or if the system is used frequently.
What are some tips for improving the energy efficiency of my air conditioning system?
Some tips for improving the energy efficiency of your air conditioning system include keeping the system well-maintained, using a programmable thermostat, and keeping doors and windows closed when the system is running.
Can you provide an estimate for air conditioning replacement?
Yes, we can provide an estimate for air conditioning replacement. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.
Do you offer any maintenance plans for air conditioning systems?
Yes, we offer maintenance plans for air conditioning systems that can help you keep your system running smoothly and prevent costly repairs.
How can I improve the indoor air quality in my home or business?
Some ways to improve indoor air quality include changing air filters regularly, using air purifiers, and keeping your home or business well-ventilated.
What should I do if my air conditioning system is leaking water?
If your air conditioning system is leaking water, you should turn off the system and contact a professional technician to assess and repair the issue.