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We will come to your home and give you a free written estimate and that proposal will be customized to your situation and needs. A Heat Gain / Loss evaluation will be done in order to ensure you are receiving the correct size system to meet your needs.
It is impossible to quote a price without first checking conditions specific to your home. Which direction your home faces, how many windows are in the home, what type of insulation etc. Price will be dependent on the size, SEER rating, and location of the new unit. In almost all cases, the proposal is written up for you on the spot with no waiting to receive it in the mail.
[/toggle][toggle title=”What is the Tax Credit for HVAC Systems?” open=”no”]Qualifying products are eligible for a tax credit up to 10% percent of the product cost. The maximum amount of homeowner credit for up to $500 during 2013 and 2014.[/toggle][toggle title=”Why should I choose ENERGY STAR® qualified products?” open=”no”]
ENERGY STAR is the trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.
The ENERGY STAR label was established to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy; and Make it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort.
[/toggle][toggle title=”What is a SEER rating?” open=”no”]SEER stands for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. SEER Ratings indicate the efficiency of HVAC products. The efficiency of central air conditioning units is governed by U.S. law and regulated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The SEER is defined as the total cooling output (in British thermal units or Btu) provided by the unit during its normal annual usage period divided by its total energy input (in watt-hours) during the same period. The higher the seer the more efficient the unit is.[/toggle][toggle title=”How can I reduce my energy costs?” open=”no”]
The US Department of Energy’s Website recommends the following:
Change your air filter regularly
- Check your filter every month, especially during heavy use months (winter and summer). If the filter looks dirty after a month, change it.
- At a minimum, change the filter every 3 months. A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm or cool – wasting energy. A clean filter will also prevent dust and dirt from building up in the system – leading to expensive maintenance and/or early system failure.
Tune up your HVAC equipment yearly
- Just as a tune-up for your car can improve your gas mileage, a yearly tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort.
Install a programmable thermostat
- This is ideal for people who are away from home during set periods of time throughout the week. Through proper use of pre-programmed settings, a programmable thermostat can save you about $180 every year in energy costs.
Seal your heating and cooling ducts
- Ducts that move air to-and-from a forced air furnace, central air conditioner, or heat pump are often big energy wasters. Sealing and insulating ducts can improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system by as much as 20 percent – and sometimes much more.
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R 22 system are going to be phased out. In 2010, manufacturers will only produce New 410 A Systems. 410A refrigerant does not deplete the ozone layer. R 22 is being phased out because it depletes the ozone layer and it encourages global warming.
There will be enough R 22 around to service existing equipment for quite some time. The reason for that is because R 22 has to be recaptured, it cannot be vented into the atmosphere. It is believed that there will be a sufficient supply of recaptured R 22 to keep everybody nice and cold for some time. By 2020 it is expected to be phased out completely.