Whether you have just had an air conditioning installation from your Jacksonville, FL contractor or you are getting some repairs on your existing heating or cooling units, you probably want to understand the expected lifespan on this costly equipment.
This is not something that can be answered easily because there are so many factors to consider. For example:
• What brand was installed? Some firms are known for making remarkably durable units, such as Trane AC, and some are not. The quality of the brand has a lot to do with anticipated life expectancies.
• How well was the machine maintained? Even a new unit, if treated badly by an owner, will fail faster than anticipated. For instance, if a machine is run constantly, installed in a way that is not ideal, and covered with debris that blocks air flow or clogs filters, it may fail a lot earlier than expected.
• Where is the unit installed? Geographic regions can also play a role in the life of a heating or cooling unit. If it is run constantly for a major part of the year it is going to sustain classic “wear and tear” that may shorten its lifespan.
• How easy is it to make repairs or to maintain? Some companies designed systems that are easy to maintain and for which replacement parts are readily available. Some manufacturers do not do this, and this can lead to problems. Read more »
With high concentrated levels of indoor air pollution, it is essential to be proactive at improving the quality of your indoor breathing. There are numerous household indoor plants that can scrub away the air pollution within your home.
Surprisingly, indoor air pollution in your house can be up to five times as bad as the pollution on the outside of your home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there are conditions of home air pollution that are up to 100 times worse than the outdoors. The results of these high numbers are usually obtained by household chemicals that include cleaning supplies, perfumes, and hair sprays. A licensed, bonded HVAC contractor can repair the inefficient heating and cooling unit to assist in removing these harmful chemicals. Read more »
AC units that are older than 12 years usually need to be replaced, as they have outlived their life expectancy. The replacement of an old system requires the removal of the outdoor compressor and the indoor air handler. The entire process should be performed by a licensed professional with the tools that can remove the refrigerant and clean/replace the ductwork.
Calling a HVAC professional to replace an air conditioner and duct work is a smart choice for any homeowner. A professional will have the skills and tools necessary to disconnect and replace the central unit to clean or rerun ductwork wherever it is needed. The professionals will deal with the central unit, the outdoor compressor, the refrigerant, and the ductwork. Read more »
Selecting the best heating and cooling system for your home should depend on the region in the country where you live, the limits of your budget, and the age of your home. You can select from units that operate on gas, oil, or electricity and even boilers and heat pumps.
Now that it is time to replace your heating and cooling system, making the right decision might not be an easy one. There are various factors to consider about a heating and air-conditioning system other than selecting one that is the most energy-efficient. Your decision should also be based on how well it works in your home and whether it will produce heat using electricity or natural gas. Read more »
When registering your new AC unit, you will need to provide the manufacturer with your name, address, date of purchase, date of installation, serial number, and model number. It is important to register it as quickly as possible in case of any recall on your unit.
Now that you have purchased your brand new air conditioner, and it is been installed, it most likely has a warranty from the manufacturer the needs to be registered. It is essential to take advantage of the warranty in case anything goes wrong with the unit in the future. You will need to register your new unit with the manufacturer so they know how to contact you in the event of a recall. Read more »
We are all looking for ways to keep costs down. While there are some “wants” that we can cut out of our lives, we quickly note that there are some things that we just need to spend money on. For example, if you live in a place where cold weather reigns in the winter time, you are going to use your heater. Whether you live in a six-bedroom home or a one-bedroom apartment, you are no doubt going to look at your energy bill at the end of the month and shake your head at just how much a little bit of heat adds up. With this in mind, it is vital to do the little things that will help you lower your heating bills when the temperature drops in Jacksonville, Florida. Read more »
At Snyder Heating and Air, we often see a myriad of problems associated with furnaces. Oftentimes, these issues fall into certain common issues that our specialized technicians can easily repair at an affordable rate.
How does the furnace operate?
The conventional gas furnace is a home appliance that heats the home by taking in cold air, cleaning it through the filter, and then heating it via the gas burner before distributing it through your home’s ductwork. Even in Florida, there are times that you notice when your furnace is not working quite right and it can be irritating and costly. Here are some of the most common furnace repairs that are requested by homeowners like you. Read more »
Our Jacksonville heating systems company wants to help you identify air leaks in your home that may be forcing you to use more energy than necessary to save money and be warmer. We’ll help you identify those trouble areas to ensure your Jacksonville home’s heating systems are not working overtime during the winter.
Here are five areas where costly air leaks can occur and simple ways to fix it.
Doors. Doors are one of the most obvious areas of the home that air leaks can occur. Weather stripping is an inexpensive material that can applied to the perimeter of the doors to stop drafts.
Windows. Put your hand up to your closed window. Do you still feel air blowing through? Try clear plastic insulation to cover your windows. It will help keep warm air inside so you can stop overworking your home’s heating system. Read more »
In Jacksonville, Florida, we are very lucky that our cold winters are not so bad. However, it is still enough for us Floridians to crank up the heat in 60 degree weather. Did you know that more fires occur during the winter than any other season? It’s because most homeowners neglect the rules and safety guidelines when operating their furnace or heater. As the winter continues on, it’s important to learn a few heating systems safety tips to protect yourself and your family. Read more »
The cold weather is upon and with it comes a necessary maintenance plan to ensure your Jacksonville, Florida home can handle the drop in temperatures. Fall is the ideal time to perform a heating tune-up so when you’re ready to turn up the heat, your system can handle it!
Your first step to ensure your heating system is ready for winter is to replace your air filter. A dirty air filter will make the equipment work harder which can damage the system and waste energy.
Next, clear the area around your furnace. Storing items adjacent to your furnace creates a fire hazard and may block the combustion air supply. When combustion air supply is blocked, the risk for carbon monoxide increases. Read more »