Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions,
As a contributing author for AC & Heating Connect, Jacob discusses HVAC diagnostics and energy efficient technology to help contractors and homeowners make informed maintenance, repair, and replacement decisions. Five years of HVAC experience allows him to suggest solutions to help reduce costs.
In many cases, your original air conditioner and gas furnace were installed as a matched set. When one needs to be replaced it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to replace both, but it’s a good time to start thinking about your options.
The air conditioning needs of the muggy, humid southeast summers require different methods for sizing and equipment selection than the hot, arid summers in the southwest. In certain parts of the country, the quality of electric power distribution causes brown-outs or worse.
It is a myth that age alone can make a system fail, so be wary of anyone that tells you otherwise. If you are considering repairing or replacing your old unit, you need to look at how often you run your system.