How Can Fans Help With Your Air Conditioner’s Workload?

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Out of the walls of your home, the summer heat can feel like it is never-ending.  On the flip side, Indoors, your AC continues to keep functioning nonstop, maintaining that cool feel for you daily.

 

Want to present your air conditioner a helping hand or even a few helping hands?  It might be as straightforward as incorporating the twist of a knob or click of a button that will assist you in remaining more comfortable, in addition to helping you conserve electricity and money in the procedure.

 

Ceiling and oscillating fans do not offer cool air to the space but can be a little magical when it comes to the air inside your home.  They create a “wind chill effect” by transferring air across your body. It keeps down your temperature while enabling you to turn up the temperature on your own air conditioner.  This is how your AC system receives a break by balancing the air throughout your home.

 

While oscillating fans are mobile and operate well when you are stationary in 1 room, contemplating a ceiling fan is another alternative for those rooms in which you spend the best quantity of time.  Kitchens, dining room, family rooms, and bedrooms are likely candidates for ceiling fans circulating the airflow more.

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Want a much more successful choice? Ever heard of an entire house fan?

 

They use much less energy than an air conditioner.  They’re best used throughout the colder times of the day — earlier in the morning and later at night — to help reduce air conditioning requirements.  

We know of two different types:

 

  • Ceiling mounted — all these are set up between your living room and the attic and exhaust air with the assistance of an attic fan.
  • Duct — these fans use ductwork to eliminate air from different spaces, ventilating the air directly out your property.  These are more silent than your traditions ceiling mounted fans.

 

If you are in need of HVAC services, get in touch with us and let us talk about better ways to be more energy efficient in your home and help you to produce a long-lasting air conditioning experience.

Have You Bought Into These Home AC Myths?

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Temperatures will rise, starting now till the peak of the summer season and you may have your home’s air conditioning system on the mind. For most people, they seldom give it a thought until it is time to turn the switch to stop the heat and let the cool air flowing.

 

When was the last time you scheduled a maintenance call, particularly for the ac system? For your ac unit to work at peak performance, a little tender loving care every year will make it run more efficiently.  Keep in mind, you may be working with a couple of myths in that are holding you back.

 

Air Conditioning Myth #1: Maintenance Include Refilling Refrigerant (That Can Be Expensive)

 

The simple fact of the matter is, if your refrigerant needs refilling (recharging) during a tune up coming off of the winter season, it is because there’s a leak in the system. If you have not used your system and are low, this more than likely means all or some has indeed leaked out. This can be fixed with ac repair services and is a great time to catch it before it all potentially is gone and wasted.  Refrigerant is not like windshield washer fluid in your car, where you need to maintain a gallon available and fill it up. While it’s a fantastic idea to make sure everything in your system is properly maintained, it’s to make sure your system is operating properly.

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Air Conditioning Myth #2: Your “Existing” AC Unit Can Keep Running For Years

 

Like every appliance in your house, updates are made all the time, thanks to technological people continuing to make advancements in the HVAC industry.  

 

If you’ve got an old air conditioner, it may still utilize R-22 refrigerant, that has been proven to have harmful effects on the environment.  Unfortunately, R-22 is not being made in North America, however, you can still get recycled R-22 in case your older air conditioner requires a recharge.

 

But if your air conditioning unit uses this old and obsolete refrigerant, your unit is most likely not working efficiently.  By updating to a new air conditioner, you may immediately capitalize on the benefits by having a more efficient ac system, which reduces how much you really spend in your utility bills each month.

 

By 2020, R-22 will no more be accessible in any way.  How old is your air conditioner? Would you benefit from updating your AC this year?

Hiring The Right HVAC Contractor (6 Key Things To Look For)

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Spotting The Right Heating & Cooling Contractor To Work With

There are a number of systems inside your home. You have the electrical, plumbing, and more. Though all of these systems can be difficult to understand and upkeep, we personally feel the HVAC system is the most complicated. Not only is this system complex in nature, without an efficiently running HVAC system, it can have a detrimental impact on your utility bill. So either a new build or a much-needed repair/upgrade, you need a heating and cooling contractor that you can count on. What if the system is not installed properly or some other mishap occurs? Do you have insurance to file a claim? Do you have an attorney on standby if the situation escalated that far?

Avoid all the hiccups and headaches by knowing what to look for in an HVAC professional.

  1. Licensed HVAC Company

This varies from state to state and even city to city. Mostly by city though. Some require licensing to perform the work an HVAC company would need to perform. Now, this does not always necessarily mean that if the individual is not licensed that they will do a subpar job and not be able to handle what is required of them. On the other hand though, to be licensed does require extensive testing that one must study for and obtain by passing. Some contractors will display their license number on their webpage. If you are not able to find it, by all means, do not be afraid to ask if the contractor is licensed.

2.  Does the company work with a reputable dealer/brand?

Always do your own due diligence but make sure the company that you choose to work with deals with a brand that you are interested in having. If you are set on a particular brand, make sure you hire a company that specialized in working with the brand of equipment you want to be installed in your home or office.

3. Estimates

This section can be tough if it is regarding repairs and more accruable towards new installations. The reason I say this with repairs is that typically an HVAC company is going to charge to have someone come out and diagnose the issue first. So getting multiple estimates on a repair may not be worth the extra money to spend having multiple companies come out to give you the same results. If the cost sounds ludacris, definitely get another opinion. When it comes to new installations, I recommend getting estimates from at least 3 heating and cooling companies. Hopefully, the company will provide you with free HVAC estimates like we do for all of our customers and go with not only the best price but what you feel is right.  A good HVAC company will help guide you through what is best for your home.

4. Professionalism

The company that you work with should have a level of professionalism to them. Do they provide great service? Do they have good reviews? Were they prompt to showing up on time to the given appointment and treated you and everyone at your location with respect? This is definitely something to take into factor when choosing whom to work with. We all know bad news travels fast, so keep an ear out.

5.  The Right Tool For The Job

A licensed heating and cooling contractor must have at least a couple years of experience to be licensed, sometimes up to five years experience. The reasoning behind these requirements is for the technician or owner to be completely competent in all aspects of HVAC. A sound understanding of everything that is entailed will ensure your home to be safe and sound.

6.Service Contracts & Rebates/Credits

Before doing work with a company offering services, get a service contract program. This will give peace of mind. When it comes to rebates or credits, check with the HVAC company in question and they will be able to help guide you through any government credit or other rebates on the system you may be getting installed.