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Frequently Asked Questions

R-22 Freon Phaseout: What You Need to Know

by Chapman | Posted on: March 18, 2019 | , ,

There’s a good chance that for the past few years you’ve been hearing HVAC contractors talking about the R-22 phaseout, or the “Freon” phaseout—especially if you own an AC system that still relies on it. But what even is the phaseout? And how does it impact you?…

My system doesn’t work well in a couple of rooms, what should I do?

by Chapman | Posted on: September 21, 2015 |

This can occur for many reasons; uneven solar heat load through windows, an undersized system, improperly balanced or clogged system or a single system serving a two-story home with no zoning control. Each situation is different, usually requiring an onsite analysis with problem specific recommendations.  Please call…

Is Freon as a refrigerant being discontinued?

by Chapman | Posted on: September 18, 2015 |

Yes. As of January 2010 the refrigerant R-22 (what consumers call Freon®) is no longer allowed to be used in the manufacturing of new equipment. R-22 has been used as the "standard" refrigerant for many years but has been found to be harmful to our planet by…

My air conditioner is very loud when I entertain outside, what can I do?

by Chapman | Posted on: September 16, 2015 |

A difference of 6 decibels (such as between 72 dB and 78 dB) is technically a four-fold increase in compressor sound when rating air conditioners or heat pump units. However, it takes a difference of 10 decibels to double the loudness. It is also noted that it…

Can carbon monoxide build up in my home?

by Chapman | Posted on: September 14, 2015 |

Yes. Each year, carbon monoxide kills more than 200 Americans and sends nearly 5,000 more to emergency rooms for treatment, reports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Where does it come from? When carbon-based fuels such as gas, oil, kerosene or wood burn, they produce gases.…

What if I smell gas?

by Chapman | Posted on: September 11, 2015 |

Propane (LP) gas: You have this type if your gas comes from a tank located outside close to your house. Propane is stored as a liquid under pressure in tanks and cylinders. In most residential applications, propane is used as a vapor. When liquid propane changes into…

At what temperature should I set my thermostat?

by Chapman | Posted on: September 9, 2015 |

Normal cooling settings are 75 degrees - 80 degrees. Normal heating settings are 68 degrees - 72 degrees. You should always set your thermostat to the highest possible setting that is comfortable for you in the summer, and the lowest comfortable setting in the winter. Setting your…

What is a Hybrid Heat Dual Fuel system?

by Chapman | Posted on: September 7, 2015 |

With a traditional heating and cooling system, if you wanted to save more, you had to use less. But a Hybrid Heat system combines the benefits of intelligent control for both gas and electric heating to create an intuitive system that can actually react to changing conditions.…

Why should I buy Energy Star labeled equipment?

by Chapman | Posted on: September 4, 2015 |

The average home spends about $1,900 annually on energy bills. Heating and cooling accounts for as much as half of a home's energy use. The EPA provides important recommendations for energy-efficient equipment, including proper sizing, quality installation and maintenance, and other home improvement considerations to help you…

How can I reduce my energy costs?

by Chapman | Posted on: September 2, 2015 |

Cooling Upgrade to a high-efficiency air conditioner - Swapping your old, inefficient air conditioning system for a high-efficient one can cut electricity bills by one-third. Consult one of our professional technicians to ensure your system is the right size for your home, and you aren't over- or…

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