What is the SEER Rating?
The SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating represents the efficiency level of any given heating and cooling system. SEER is the amount of cooling your conditioner will output per dollar spent on electricity.
The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient your unit will be. This number can range from 13 to 17.
My dealer quoted me a different SEER Rating than what’s on my Energy Guide! What’s the deal?
Your cooling unit’s SEER rating can change when other adjustments are made to your HVAC system. For example, if you are using a mini-split conditioner and you add the same unit to another part of your home, the existing unit will become efficient, increasing its SEER rating in the process. Both indoor and outdoor upgrades can help you enjoy a much more efficient cooling experience.
Why do I need preventative maintenance?
Preventative maintenance is the only way to keep your HVAC systems in great condition for the foreseeable future. Your heaters and air conditioners are working extremely hard to keep your home cooled and heated. They deal with inconsistent cycles, long hours of use at a time, and a large amount of space to take care of.
Due to the workload they carry, it’s important to regularly maintain them. Performing routine maintenance can help you maximize the lifespan of your HVAC appliance and extend its level of peak performance. It can also help you detect certain problems before they turn into major malfunctions. Leaks, rust, corrosion, and frayed wiring may not be noticeable to the naked eye, but they can wreak havoc on your HVAC system if they’re left untreated.
How often should I have a professional inspect my system?
Experts suggest performing a professional maintenance twice a year. Investing in a Fall and Spring tune-up can help you ensure your heating and cooling units are ready for Winter and Summer.
I need help troubleshooting my equipment! What should I do!
Call Cool Air Sam! As your local troubleshooting expert, the expert technicians that make up Sam’s team have experience troubleshooting every type of heating and cooling unit.
I’ve been hearing a lot about programmable thermostats nowadays. What’s the benefit?
Electronic programmable thermostats are much more efficient and accurate then their mercury-filled counterparts. They allow you to control your temperatures at different times in the day with ease. Simply program your thermostat to your desired temperature and set it to initiate at your desired time.
What type of filter should I use, and when should I replace it?
We’re all familiar with replacing our air filters in the air vents every so often, but there’s a common misconception when it comes to the effectiveness of these products.
The truth is, they’re great for your system and they keep your ductwork clean, but they have no effect on the cleanliness of your air quality.
If you’re looking for a product to improve your indoor air quality, Cool Air Sam suggests investing in a media filter. This contraption is placed in between your main return duct and the blower cabinet. Its positioning allows it to be up to seven times more effective than a typical air filter; it’s in the perfect spot to reduce the dust and particles that can dirty up your system.
Cool Air Sam recommends you replace your disposal filters once a month. If your filters are washable, cleansing them once a month is typically the best course of action.
What’s the best HVAC equipment for me?
When it comes to heating and cooling, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. There are a countless amount of factors that can affect the requirements of your HVAC system. Square footage, insulation, pre-existing ductwork, and a medley of other factors all come into play when you’re trying to purchase the perfect system for your home.
Cool Air Sam helps the typical homeowner make this process much easier by providing an in-home load analysis before performing any type of installation. You’ll need a unit that’s large enough to heat and cool the entirety of your home, but you don’t want to waste time and money on something that’s too big for what you’re trying to accomplish. A licensed professional from Sam’s team can inspect your home and consult with you to help you make the best choice.
What does my warranty cover?
The standard factory warranty covers components that malfunction during the warranty period due to a manufacturer defect.
How long is my unit going to last?
While Daikin products are some of the longest lasting and most dependable units available on the market today, there is no way to predict exactly how long any HVAC unit will last.