Summer is right around the corner and the temperatures and humidity levels are on the rise. If you have an older air conditioner, you may have some decisions to make before you start it up for the season. If your AC system has developed leaks, you may need to decide if you should have it recharged with more refrigerant or replace the unit entirely. The type of refrigerant your unit uses may factor into that decision. For over 40 years, … Continue reading
If you’re shopping for a new air conditioner, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. But one factor you’ll want to pay special attention to is the SEER rating. The SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating is a metric that measures how much cooling a system puts out for each unit of energy it consumes. The more energy efficient an air conditioner is, the higher SEER rating it will earn. The SEER rating is similar to how … Continue reading
HVAC systems are a significant investment. One way to help make your investment more affordable is to take advantage of government tax credits that are still available. These tax credits are offered to encourage home owners to upgrade to more energy efficient systems that will help conserve energy and reduce pollution. The following federal tax credits are available for qualified HVAC products installed before Dec. 31, 2016:
Heating and cooling systems are a significant investment. But even the best systems won’t perform as well as they could if installation and service is sub-par. To ensure you get the most qualified technician to service or install your HVAC system, be sure to hire a technician who is NATE certified. NATE certification indicates that a technician has successfully passed nationally certified specialized tests that assess their real world working knowledge of HVACR systems.
When making a major purchase, you’re typically offered the option of purchasing an extended warranty. Consumer Reports has long stated that for the majority of consumer goods, an extended warranty is an unnecessary expense. For example, when you purchase a television, the odds are anything that is going to break will likely do so while it is still under the manufacturer’s warranty. Extended HVAC warranties, like the Lennox Complete Care warranty, are an exception. Heating and cooling systems are a … Continue reading