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Frequently Asked Questions

Your cooling and heating unit can be among the most expensive purchases you make in your house. There are numerous factors to consider when identifying whether you ought to repair an old system or change it, such as the age of the unit, general financial investment costs; consisting of preliminary purchase rate through long term operating costs, and your current utility expenses.

How old is your existing system?
Since January 2006, brand-new air conditioning system efficiency requirements entered into effect. Most systems installed before this date cost as much as 20 % or more to run than today’s base effectiveness designs.

How long do you expect to remain in the house?
A new system could be a selling point to a prospective purchaser. A brand-new, more reliable system can also benefit your home if you plan to stay for a longer period of time.

Just how much will it cost to keep it going?
Some property owners might feel ‘if it isn’t broken, do not fix it’. However, systems that aren’t energy efficient can be expensive. Air conditioning and heating systems will require more repair services as they age, which accumulate rapidly.

How do your energy bill costs as compare to comparable sized houses?
Are your neighbors spending a lot less on their energy costs? They probably have a newer, more efficient A/C unit and or heating system that works much better and costs less to operate.

Split systems are the most common style of air conditioner. One part is located in the house, and removes heat and moisture from the air and transfers it to a larger unit with a fan and compressor.

Heat pumps are similar to split systems. During the warmer months, it moves heat from inside the home and releases it outdoors. In the winter it can be switched over, pulling heat from the outdoors and using it to heat the house. These systems are best in temperate climates that don’t experience long periods of sub-zero temperatures.

Packaged units combine all the parts into one unit, which is usually placed on a concrete slab or the roof of the home, and transfer cool air into the house via ductwork.

Ductless Mini-split systems are similar to split systems, but can be used in houses without ductwork. They deliver cool air through a wall or ceiling mounted blower unit.

Furnaces and heaters operate by forcing air across the heating source. They might be set up in a closet, crawl space, attic or basement. Heating systems can be divided into several classifications, depending on the type of heat source made use of.

Heat pumps move warm air from the heat source to the preferred location, called the heat sink.

Boilers heat steam or water and circulate it through the house to provide warmth. Types of boilers include electric, gas, and oil.

This type of heater can be used in the absence of gas lines. Typically the oil is kept in an above-ground or below-ground tank, or sometimes even a tank located in a basement or cellar.

Boilers heat water or steam in a closed vessel then release it into pipes running through the house. They are known for providing tranquillity and comfort, since they tend to be quieter and provide heat with fewer disturbances than a furnace or heat pump. At the same time, installing a boiler and the necessary piping may be costly depending upon the layout of your house.

A programmable thermostat can save energy by adjusting the temperature level when the area is not being utilized, such as when you aren’t home during the day. It can also help to make you comfier while you are at home by automatically lowering the temperature at night or increasing it just before you arrive home from work.

Zoning systems are the ideal way to eliminate hot rooms and offer an even temperature throughout your house. Zoning systems allow a single a/c system to have separate temperature level zones in each space of your home. Independent temperature level control works effectively for homes with several levels, rooms that tend to be much cooler or warmer, spaces that aren’t used typically, or rooms that are used a home office.

Installing a whole-home air purification system in you home’s ventilation system can remove pollutants and indoor toxins from the air. An air purification system also provides relief to allergy sufferers during times of excessively high pollen count.

A dehumidifier eliminates excess wetness to help keep humidity at the optimal level. In some high-humidity areas of a home, such as the bathrooms and kitchen, the moisture content in the air can remain above the ideal levels even during the cooling season. This can create condensation on walls, and provide an inviting environment for dust mites, mold, and mildew.

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