Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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It can be a number of different things; low refrigerant charge, defective components, lack of preventative maintenance, interrupted communication between condenser and furnace.

We recommend Biannually. Once in spring to prepare the cooling system for summer, and once in the fall to ensure the heating system is ready for use in the winter.

Every 2-3 months in between biannual maintenance.

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A couple of factors are taken into consideration when determining the proper size of equipment for your home. The square footage of the interior of the home where the cooling or heating will be used. The climate in the harsh weather months. Along with …

A traditional typically uses a gas fired furnace for heating with an evaporator coil. A heat pump uses the outdoor condenser for both heating and cooling. Does not use natural gas or propane.

It is a “mini” version of a heat pump system, that use ductless fan coils.

Efficiency is the number one benefit. It will prolong the life of your system, as it will not have to work as hard to cool your home. Zoning provides localized comfort control.

A couple of indicators are, higher energy costs than the previous year when using the system, return on investment, if the system has begun to be noisy when operating or if the system starts breaking down at inconvenient times. i.e. during hot summer months or cold winter months. When your system has passed the manufacturers life span. (Average lifespan is 15-20 years)

New air conditioner models have higher SEER ratings, which translates to more efficient operation and lower electric bills. Replacing model that is 10 years old, or older, with a new air conditioner can result in a monthly savings of 20 to 40% on your electric bill.