The air conditioning and heat pump efficiency regulations that went into effect on January 1, 2015 will only affect new equipment, including both the indoor and outdoor units. General repairs to an existing system should not be affected unless the whole indoor or outdoor units are replaced. For example, the cost of replacing a part or general maintenance costs should not be affected.
This article attempts to explain three distinct references of the words “variable speed,” and why it is important to understand the context of this technology application. Many compressor manufactures have already launched variable speed products (or have plans to do so shortly) and this article should help frame your discussions in the best possible context.
Industry data indicates that 70 percent of consumers consistently purchase minimum efficiency and minimum featured HVAC systems and only 30 percent buy the higher featured and more efficient models. This is all true despite our sponsored research, which indicates that almost 70 percent of homeowners surveyed prefer systems that offer superior energy savings and comfort or created less impact on the environment.
Sometimes our cars, appliances, and even air conditioners make the strangest noises, but how do you know if they’re normal or if something might be wrong? The following are some tips about what sounds are normal and what indicates professional problem when it comes to your air conditioning unit.
What’s the Difference Between a Ducted and Ductless Air Conditioning System? Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning System, Concerns with Ductless Air Conditioning System, When to Consider Installing a Ductless Air Conditioning System and The bottom line on Ductless Air Conditioning Systems
Because air conditioning systems tend to last for more than a decade most people don’t have a need to keep up with the latest trends. But today’s available systems may be more sophisticated and efficient than the one currently in your home if it is more than 6-8 years old.
If you have to replace a system the first thing most people think is, “give me the same thing I had.” In most cases whatever size you had before will work for the replacement system, but there are circumstances where it will not.
One of the easiest ways to save money on your energy bill is to stop cooling or heating your home when no one is there. The easiest way to do that is by using a programmable thermostat. Rather than waking up to a chilly house, or walking in after work to a home that feels like an oven, a programmable thermostat allows you to control when your home needs to be cooled or heated, and when it doesn’t.