What to Consider
Some questions to ask yourself are:
- Is my unit running on R-22 refrigerant? If so, there will be a Phaseout as of January 1, 2020. Which means that this refrigerant will no longer be sold or accessible. This type of refrigerant is outdated and is known to contribute to the greenhouse effect and emits toxic gasses into our ozone layer. Thew newer 410A is much more gentle on the environment and is less expensive as well.
When is the last time I had a check up on my HVAC system?
- Routine maintenance helps keep your system running longer. Although it’s not much, it can help save you money in the long run. Doing the little things like changing your filter on time, making sure your outside condenser unit has no debris or dirt all over it and so much more can help prolong the life of your air conditioning system. We know everyone is busy with their lives and don’t usually have their HVAC as a main priority, so we’ll do it for you! For some more information on Preventative maintenance click here, also check out our exclusive Diamond Club Membership that we offer. Here’s a link on some things you can do on your own also!
Why do I keep having to do maintenance and repairs?
- If your unit keeps costing you money it’s probably better on your wallet on the long run to replace. Imagine you are constantly throwing money at your unit with costly repairs and things keep going wrong. You can only put a band-aid on it for so long before it’s time to switch to something more reliable.
Why do I have such high utility bills?
- High utility bills can be caused by outdated systems. A lot of older furnaces and condensers aren’t as energy efficient as the newer ones. Something called a SEER rating can tell you what amount of energy efficiency a unit has. This number tends to be lower on units 10 years or older.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then keep reading!
The Types of systems there are
Split System (what most homes have)
- In this type of setup the air handler and furnace are located inside of the home, typically in a closet of some sort. This is the type of system that keeps itself safer from wear and tear. With most of its components being stored inside of your home it makes sense that it would last longer due to it being shielded from the environment. Ducting is ran throughout the attic and into your home’s rooms. With the ducting it’s easy to control which rooms get more airflow and which ones could use a little bit less attention.
Packaged Unit System
- This type of heating and air conditioning system is a large single unit that can typically go on rooftops or trailers. Majority of the time, these a crane is needed for the rooftops of commercial buildings. These units are always down flow. Which means that the air literally flows down. this type of system still uses duct work throughout the home and has the same layout as any other ducted system would.
Mini Split System
- Mini Splits are fairly new to the heating and air conditioning industry. These usually go on the wall and they bring supply air through the top. These are ductless systems that provide a lot of air in smaller spaces. There is also a condenser/ compressor located on the outside. They’re not the same size as a usual condenser in a split system though. They are about the size of a window unit.
Give the Experts a call to give you a quote on what system works best for you. There is no job too big or small, we do it all! Our expert comfort advisers are here to walk through your home, oilfield or commercial building and give you the perfect fit for your needs.