Installing a New System: It’s All About the Design!

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It’s time to replace your heating and/or air conditioning system. We want to help you understand the services you should expect from your heating and air conditioning contractor at change-out time. A quality installation begins with a professional design Unfortunately, some contractors merely size a new system based on the old system’s capacity rather than…

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It's Getting Chilly!

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We’re getting close to the holiday season and nobody wants to think about a new furnace, let alone a new air conditioning unit. However, what if you don’t have a choice? What if your old furnace is beginning to groan, moan, and grumble? What if you turn up the thermostat one chilly evening and your…

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Oh Good, More Rules

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Like it or not, two new regulations will soon go into effect. The first is a State Law that starts October 1, 2005 and is designed to decrease the amount of energy lost through leaking heating and air conditioning ducts. This will be accomplished by a test, which may result in a repair or possibly…

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Back to the Basics

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The basic design of heating and air conditioning systems has not changed much in over forty years. The systems main components are a furnace, a cooling coil, and a condenser. Ducts, grilles, thermostats, refrigerant lines and electrical wiring are also needed for a complete system, but for now, we’ll just go over the main system…

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Saving a Buck or Two

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June Gloom is just a fading memory, and summer has finally arrived. Have you received your latest electric bill? I hope you were sitting down. As electric rates continue to climb, what can you do to keep your bill from increasing? One sure way is to replace your old air conditioning system with a new,…

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So Many Choices

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In 1997, after many years as a heating and air conditioning service technician, I decided to hang up my tool belt and begin selling heating and air conditioning systems. I wanted to help my service customers when the time came to replace their old systems by informing them about the choices they had when selecting…

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“Two out of three ain’t bad”

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I like Rock and Roll music and was inspired to use the title of a song by Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday) as the title of this months’ article. I’ve also been an L.A. Dodgers fan since the early 1960’s. Trust me, this will all make sense in a minute. If a Dodger, or any…

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To Repair or Replace?

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So your old furnace or air conditioner has decided to: A. Throw in the towel; B. Kick the bucket; C. Give up the ghost; D. Bite the dust, etc.? How will you determine whether you should have your old system repaired, or if it’s time to have a new system installed? Tough decision? You bet!…

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Just Another Sad Story

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In July 2004, I received an e-mail from a valley homeowner whom I had met earlier in the year. The subject line read: “Foolish Decision”. The short story is that I had provided this homeowner with a proposal for a new heating and air conditioning system, earlier in the year. The crux of the e-mail…

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It’s the same thing … isn’t it ?

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Whenever we purchase a major appliance for our home, it requires that it be plugged into a wall receptacle in order to operate. With few exceptions all refrigerators, big screen televisions, computers, microwave ovens, and George Foreman grilles, only require a steady supply of 120 volts to begin working. Every similar refrigerator for example, will…

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