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
All contractors are not the same. Who you hire to install or repair your furnace or air conditioner can be just as important as what equipment you purchase. Choosing a contractor who is skilled and experienced, as well as trustworthy and reliable, is critical to ensure that your equipment will operate reliably, safely, and at peak efficiency. The quality of work this person performs will directly impact your home’s comfort, air quality, and safety. So what is the best way … Continue reading