Improve, Upgrade Your HVAC


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Unexpected expenses happen whether we are ready or not but you can minimize the stress when they happen by being prepared. There are simple strategies you can implement now to ensure you are ready when the unexpected happens.

5 HVAC Financing Methods You Must Consider

Suppose you’re considering replacing the existing HVAC system with a new one. How do homeowners bring this extra money? HVAC systems are necessary, and plenty of options are available for financing a new HVAC system. Here are the top 5 financing methods so you don’t...

5 Benefits of Financing Your HVAC System

Are you considering purchasing a new HVAC system and want to know the advantages of financing it? Many families do not have the finances to make a major purchase, especially if the expenditure is unexpected. That's why many HVAC contractors developed partnerships with...

Financing Benefits

There are many benefits to financing your large, HVAC purchases. Your HVAC Equipment represents a very large investment in your home.
Your HVAC equipment provides you with heat, cooling and proper ventilation although it is more than just that. A properly functioning HVAC system provides safety and health benefits.

Financing HVAC Install and Repair Projects

When you encounter major expenditures with your HVAC equipment, it might be time to consider financing options. Often expenses related to your HVAC equipment are not anticipated. Financing options can help you best manage those unexpected costs.

New Installations

Is It Time To Upgrade Your Cooling System? – Air Doctor

You want to be able to efficiently cool your home during the summer so that you can keep cool even when the temperature rises. You can still upgrade your HVAC, even if you were previously happy with your house's cooling system. HVAC systems do not last forever, and...

Upgrade Your Heating System

How do you know when it’s time to consider upgrading to a new heating system? Obviously if the unit has died or is not working, but it may be wise to consider replacement well before that happens or before costly repairs add up. Many things can greatly affect the longevity and efficiency of your furnace, heat pump or boiler system over the years such as not changing the air filters often enough or not having regular maintenance to ensure proper operation. Additionally, a poorly operating heating unit can negatively impact the air quality in your home.

Google Guaranteed

The Google Guarantee Program was launched by Google in order to build customer confidence in merchants you find through their Google Ads listings.
The program involves a thorough prescreening process where Google will perform the following analysis on a business:
Appropriate Licensing
Adequate Insurance
Background checks for personnel
A review of reviews and ratings
A business must meet these requirements in order to qualify as Google Guaranteed and becomes affixed with their badge.

HVAC Placement

The placement of your indoor and outdoor HVAC equipment can be an important consideration. It must be placed to take in to consideration proper airflow and accessibility. There are several other things to consider as well. Once your unit has been installed it is too late to correct any misplacements. If you are going to have a new system installed, there are several things to take into consideration.
The manufacturer will have specifics regarding placement and air flow, but generally speaking we have several considerations to offer.

Proper Size HVAC System

The proper size HVAC system depends on a number of factors. Bigger is not necessarily better. The bigger the unit, the more energy it consumes, if the unit is undersized then it will need to work much harder and will not produce enough air. It is very important that you have the correct size unit for your application

Referral Rewards

Air Doctor Heating and Air appreciates referrals from customers. We have a special thank you for any new customer referrals which result in a new system installation. We not only thank you, we give you a $50 gift certificate for any and every referral that purchases a new system! There is no limit, so send us a referral for anyone you know needing a new HVAC system.

Mismatched HVAC Systems

The problem with mismatched HVAC systems is that they are just that…systems. They work and perform best when the components indoors and outdoors match. These multi-component systems were designed to work together and operate most efficiently when they are matched.

Ductless, Mini Split AC

Ductless Air Conditioning systems are well worth considering in certain circumstances. Central Air systems operate by sending air through ductwork. The ducts are installed to direct the flow of air through tubes called ducts.

Most Important Things About HVAC Estimates

It is not always easy to compare HVAC Estimates if you are considering replacing or installing new equipment. The estimates are not always apples to apples so to speak. In this blog we will detail the most important aspects to consider when you receive an estimate for your heating, ventilation or air conditioning systems. Most importantly only consider qualified, licensed and accredited HVAC companies.

Warranty Information

HVAC Warranty

An HVAC Warranty is very valuable to a home owner. It is most important to understand what the warranty covers as well as the terms. Your HVAC system is one of the most expensive appliances in your home. It is wise to know exactly where you stand with your warranty....

Protect your HVAC Warranty

Protect your HVAC Heating and Air Conditioning equipment and their warranties. There are certain things every homeowner should know. How long is the warranty coverage? What does it specifically cover? How you avail yourself of the protection. Is it limited and if so, how limited?
HVAC Warranties are very important and valuable to you. They can save you a lot of expense over the years.

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Improve, Upgrade Your HVAC

by | May 12, 2019 | New Installations | 3 comments


There are many options for improving and upgrading your existing HVAC system. These improvements can make your home more comfortable, healthy and efficient.

Air Filters

Changing your Air Filters is a simple improvement which can benefit your air quality. Your Air Filters should be replaced at least every 3 months. Replace them as often as 1 month for high traffic or homes with pets. Regularly changing your air filters will also help your HVAC system run efficiently as possible.

There are many different types of air filters:

  • Fiberglass spun is least expensive, but will only capture larger particulates. These do not remove microbes, smaller particulates, gasses.
  • Pleated filters are capable of removing, dust, dander and some allergens.
  • Electrostatic filters (such as HEPA) use fibers such as paper and cotton to create static. The static attracts much smaller particles, allergens, mold spores and some microbes.

Air filters are MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) ranked. The ranking refers to the size particulates the filter can remove from the air. Residential MERV rankings are ideally between 3 and 7.

Greater indoor air quality is achievable with air purification systems. These systems are installed directly into your HVAC duct system.

Air Purification

It is important to consider air purification for a healthy air environment. Children, older people and those with health issues benefit from higher air quality.

Air purifiers can neutralize most all indoor contaminants. Contaminants include microbes, viruses, mold, odors and VOCs (volatile organic compounds). These air purifiers come in smaller portable room purifiers or the most effective whole home purifiers. Whole home purifiers are installed into your HVAC system.

The whole home purifiers work the best at removing most all contaminants and odors from your home. For more information see our “Indoor Air Purification” Blog.

Programmable thermostats

Using programmable thermostats can help reduce energy consumption. They allow you to preprogram individual thermostats to more economic settings when no one is using that area. For more information, visit our “Programmable Thermostats- Saving Energy” Blog.

Humidifier/ Dehumidifier

Optimum humidity for health and comfort in your home should be between 30% and 50%. The ideal goal to be around 45%.

Often your heating and air conditioning equipment will dry your air out. Adding moisture to the air will feel more comfortable and be better for your skin and breathing. It will also keep your wood floors and furniture from drying out as well.

A humidifier can be installed to work in conjunction with your HVAC system. There are also portable units which can be used in a single area.

Conversely, sometimes your air can become too humid. Humidity levels over 50% can promote mold growth. This can be a very dangerous environment especially if there are existing health problems.

Mold must be prevented, it can cause serious illnesses as well as breathing issues. Dehumidifiers will remove excess moisture. They come in whole house or portable units. They effectively reduce humidity from the air to moderate levels. These systems can remove up to 12 gallons from your home’s air.

These improvements can really improve your comfort, health and indoor air quality. Air Doctor Heating and Air  is pleased to consult with you, We can advise you on the best components for your existing system. We can also provide you with a Free Estimate if you are considering a new HVAC system.


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