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 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.
If you have a qualified technician perform regular preventative maintenance and service suggested for your unit, industry averages suggest that an air conditioner should last 12-15 years (sea coast applications may be less).
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.
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.
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.
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.