Heat wave wilts AC units

Contractors, Insurance Adjusters Reminded of Importance of Installing Matched AC/Heat Pump Systems in Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

The older units particularly start to stress. You get stress on the compressor. You get stress on the capacitors when they’re running that long.” Nuesse replaced Saunders’ busted capacitor for less than a hundred dollars. Elle Duncan works in our newsroom. When her AC blew Saturday at her Midtown loft, she bought a portable unit as a stopgap.
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San Diego Heating and A/C Company Announces Summer Rebates on Lennox Home Comfort Systems

The Lennox systems give homeowners the latest in energy efficiency and technology to save on monthly utility bills,” added Anderson. “In addition, we have great financing packages available so if the homeowner needs a new heating or cooling system, this is definitely the time to buy,” said Anderson. “This special offer ends on August 23, 2013 for these wonderful Lennox systems. Book an appointment with us and we’ll send out our expert team to evaluate your home and assess the type of heating or A/C system that would work best. Our expert technicians can evaluate exactly what will work best in your particular home.
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As of 2006, all newly manufactured central air conditioners and heat pumps must achieve a minimum SEER of 13. Many units damaged in the storm were installed prior to 2006 and thus are likely to be less efficient than 13 SEER. If a unit is rated at less than 13 SEER, both the indoor and outdoor units must be replaced with a system that is designed to work together efficiently. In fact, improperly matched indoor and outdoor units can create undue stress on a cooling system, dramatically reducing efficiency (such systems are at least 30 percent less efficient) and resulting in an unnecessary, premature failure. Furthermore, when installing a new system that uses a non-ozone depleting hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant (typically R-410A), the indoor and outdoor units must be properly matched or the system will prematurely fail. Ask for a Certificate of Product PerformanceA qualified heat and air conditioning repair contractor will verify the system being installed is properly matched and achieves a certified energy efficiency rating by providing a homeowner with a Certified Reference Number, or a Certificate of Certified Product Performance.
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