Benefits of HVAC Preventive Maintenance

hvac unit repairIt makes sense to maintain a HVAC even if it is under warranty. The average warranty covers the compressor and all parts for 10 years.

However, the warranty is usually limited to parts only, not to labor after the first year. The cost of labor for air conditioning repair can be very expensive when a coil or the compressor needs to be replaced.

Secondly, today’s conditioners are up to 3 times more efficient than the models they replace. If you have an air conditioner that is 15-20 years old it might make more sense to replace it now, before it wears out. You will begin to save on energy costs immediately. In addition, many high-efficiency central air conditioners are eligible for tax credits and utility rebates, reducing your expenses considerably.

Finally, it might be wise to replace your central air conditioner preemptively before it fails. Here’s why. Being proactive will give you the opportunity to take your time to find the best unit, the best price and a competent installer. You won’t be rushed and will likely make a better decision.

According to Home Advisor, having your central air conditioner fail in the middle of summer can be expensive. … Read More

Central Air Conditioning Repair

There are over 1000 companies offering Air Conditioning repair and installation services in the country. The companies range from from Mom and Pop independent repair services to large corporations.  In  this article, our goal is to assist both residential and commercial property owners in finding a trustworthy and reliable air conditioning repair specialist. Special thanks goes to CoolAirUSA.com for additional contribution to this article. Make sure you follow the firm at twitter.com/coolairusa

Important Tips Before Calling a AC Repair Firm

ac repairOutside of a proper maintenance program to keep your air conditioning unit running properly,  when your air conditioning unit goes down, there are a few common troubleshooting steps you can perform yourself in order to eliminate the obvious problems ( the kind you don’t want to have to pay a technician to come out and do for you )

1) Is the Power on to Your AC Unit ?

The breaker on your fuse / electrical panel blowing is one of the more common problems that cause an air conditioning unit to not work. A blown breaker can be caused by a variety of issues, but before calling a repair person, be sure to check that your breaker are all … Read More

The Cost of Installing a Split Air Conditioning System

split-system-installationNo two air conditioner installations are the same. The materials and time required to install an AC usually determines its price.

Installing heating, ventilation and air conditioner (HVAC) equipment can improve the value of your home. When installing HVAC equipment, one of the things customers are mostly concerned about is price. A competent split system air conditioning installation company will do its best to minimize the cost.

However, most of the time, minimizing costs is not the best way to go. No customer will be happy with an air conditioner that comes close to their car every time it’s backed in the driveway or that is sitting next to their front door.

A good rule of thumb is to avoid installing the air conditioner:

  • In garages or driveways. These are not good locations to install an air conditioner. Installing the units there can be expensive and dangerous to repair.
  • In deckings or entertainment areas. You do not want to be staring at the unit whenever you are relaxing at home.
  • In narrow pathways. You don’t want to lose or limit access for things like bikes, wheel barrows and bins.
  • At the front of the house. The unit can be
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