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Preparing for Unexpected Expenses

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

Effective Air Purifier Halo LED

Having an Air Purifier is more important than ever these days since there are many invisible contaminants existing is everyone’s home. These contaminants can build up over time and create health issues, odors and negatively impact your health. Some of these micro contaminants are bacteria, viruses, VOCs, mold spores and toxins too small to be filtered out by standard air filtration, even HEPA filters.

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.

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.

Improve, Upgrade Your HVAC

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

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.

24-Hour Emergency Service

8 Factors When Choosing A Repair Service

As a homeowner, you must embrace the maintenance cycle if you want to have a functional home. This is essential because a home's infrastructure, including appliances and electronics, degrades over time. For example, with time, people's HVAC systems have deteriorated...

Troubleshooting Your HVAC

Keep and Eye on Your HVAC Drain

HVAC systems produce water and moisture which must be drained through your HVAC Drain. This drainage needs to be checked for proper removal or it may cause water damage, flooding, mold and bacteria to develop.

Essential HVAC Maintenance For Your System’s Health

Imagine your HVAC system breaking down on a hot summer day or cold winter night. It can lead to a costly repair and the discomfort you and your family will have to go through without a working HVAC system.  The sudden breakdown of an HVAC unit is a nightmare for many....

Why Does My Heat Pump Have Ice, Frost?

Have you ever seen ice or frost on your Heat Pump in the Winter? This can often be normal to see from time to time. Your heat pump is designed to extract heat from outside and transfer it inside.

Why Does My Heat Pump Run All the Time?

If your heat pump runs all the time it may or may not be normal depending on a couple of factors. For example if the heat pump is meeting your temperature setting and the external temperature is less than 30 degrees then your heat pump system is likely functioning properly.

What Causes a Frozen Coil

A frozen coil in your air conditioner or heat pump will be noticed once you start getting warm air coming from your registers. There are many things which can cause warm air instead of cold air to filter into your house. This article will look at many common reasons a coil can freeze.

Upstairs Doesn’t Stay Cool

“My upstairs areas are not staying cool” report many customers. There are a lot of factors to consider when trying to find the problem that so many people experience.
In fact, there can be multiple reasons why multi level homes experience this.

Top does not stay cool

“My upstairs areas don’t stay fresh,” report many clients. There are many factors to consider when trying to find the problem experienced by so many people.
In fact, there may be several reasons why multi-level homes experience this.

Short Cycling Systems

Short cycling can happen with your air conditioning or heat pump system. Your air conditioning or heat pump systems have built in operations which enable them to turn on and off as required to meet your needs.

Common AC Problems

The most common air conditioning problems reported by our customers are contained here along with common results. Checking several things before you call in your HVAC Specialist can save you money and aggravation.

Troubleshooting Your Air Conditioner

Troubleshooting your air conditioner system begins with a few common sense checks. It seems that air conditioning problems show up when the weather becomes very hot. If your air conditioning does not seem to be working, there are several things to rule out before you have to contact a professional. Checking these things first can save you a lot of aggravation and possibly money as well.

Low Refrigerant

A commonly reported issue by customers regarding their underperforming air conditioners is that they are low or out of refrigerant. Many people do not know that refrigerant does not get used up. It exists in sealed coils and does not become “low” unless there is a leak.

Choosing the Best Air Filter for Your Home

Replacing your air filter is one of the small things you can do that can greatly affect the quality of air inside your home. Since many illnesses are associated with airborne contaminants, indoor air quality is a very important consideration.

What Are the Most Common HVAC Problems?

HVAC Leaks

HVAC Leaks can be varied since many things are considered “leaks” in an Air Conditioning or Heat Pump system. HVAC Leaks can refer to refrigerant leaks or water accumulations. Water leaks include drain issues, condensation leaks or drainpipe issues. Refrigeration...

Avoid These 8 HVAC Problems With Regular Maintenance

Your furnace and air conditioner are vital components of your home. A malfunctioning HVAC can make your home uncomfortable and even dangerous to your health. However, regularly maintaining your HVAC system and scheduling routine checkups with a certified technician...

Why Does My Heat Pump Have Ice, Frost?

Have you ever seen ice or frost on your Heat Pump in the Winter? This can often be normal to see from time to time. Your heat pump is designed to extract heat from outside and transfer it inside.

Why Does My Heat Pump Run All the Time?

If your heat pump runs all the time it may or may not be normal depending on a couple of factors. For example if the heat pump is meeting your temperature setting and the external temperature is less than 30 degrees then your heat pump system is likely functioning properly.

What Causes a Frozen Coil

A frozen coil in your air conditioner or heat pump will be noticed once you start getting warm air coming from your registers. There are many things which can cause warm air instead of cold air to filter into your house. This article will look at many common reasons a coil can freeze.

Air Conditioner Leak

An Air Conditioner leak can be caused by many things. Water leaks from your air conditioner can cause significant damage to your floors, ceiling, furnishings, and more. Unchecked, it can lead to mold issues as well.
An Air Conditioner leak can be simple slow drips which accumulate or pouring water. Either are signs that your air conditioner leaks and needs attention.

Upstairs Doesn’t Stay Cool

“My upstairs areas are not staying cool” report many customers. There are a lot of factors to consider when trying to find the problem that so many people experience.
In fact, there can be multiple reasons why multi level homes experience this.

Top does not stay cool

“My upstairs areas don’t stay fresh,” report many clients. There are many factors to consider when trying to find the problem experienced by so many people.
In fact, there may be several reasons why multi-level homes experience this.

Coil Care

Coil care for your HVAC system is very important. A coil is a main component of your HVAC System. There is a condenser coil and an evaporator coil. These coils are an integral part of the heat exchange that happens when cooling your air. These coils contain your refrigerant. Many older systems used Freon (R22) while more recent systems use Puron (R410a).

Storms and HVAC

Summer storms can really wreak havoc on your home’s equipment, most of all your HVAC equipment. These storms can pop up at any time and these days seem to do so with increased frequency. This can be very costly to you, but there are several things which can be done to minimize the problem.
We, at Air Doctor Heating and Air perform insurance inspections insurance companies to document the damage which often requires complete replacement of the HVAC systems.

Short Cycling Systems

Short cycling can happen with your air conditioning or heat pump system. Your air conditioning or heat pump systems have built in operations which enable them to turn on and off as required to meet your needs.

Common AC Problems

The most common air conditioning problems reported by our customers are contained here along with common results. Checking several things before you call in your HVAC Specialist can save you money and aggravation.

Low Refrigerant

A commonly reported issue by customers regarding their underperforming air conditioners is that they are low or out of refrigerant. Many people do not know that refrigerant does not get used up. It exists in sealed coils and does not become “low” unless there is a leak.

Heat Gain

Heat Gain can greatly effect how hard your home’s Air Conditioning system has to work. It, therefore, causes you to use more energy and will cost more to operate. Heat Gain can decrease your system’s energy efficiency.

Uneven Temperatures

Uneven temperatures in your home can be very uncomfortable. They can also cause you to always be adjusting your thermostats. Evening out the temperature zone in your home can give you more comfort throughout. Many things can affect the temperatures in your home. Even if your thermostats are set to the same temperature, not every room is the same temperature.

No coincidente

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.

How does a system become mismatched?

Oftentimes an older unit will require repair and a matching (same manufacturer paired component) part may no longer be available. Instead of replacing the entire system, a customer prefers to just replace the damaged part. This can be a compressor, a coil or any major component. Now the system has parts from different manufacturers and the parts are different ages.

What is wrong with a Mismatched system?

Replacing an entire system when a major component fails will save you money in the long run. Often if you just replace one major component it can cause strain on the remaining components and you may find that you are needing to replace the other component as well. Now you have two installations to pay for within two years of one another and you may still have a mismatched system!

Sensible Heat FactorWhen systems are mismatched there can be fluctuation issues between the sensible and latent BTUs which can cause systems not to perform well.

You may also find that manufacturers will not always honor a warranty with the thinking that the other component has caused this one to fail. There can be manufacturer tech support problems if the analysis readings differ from the norm with a matched system.

Why to consider replacing an entire system when a major component fails?

Matched SocksMatched systems perform better. They are designed to work together, the efficiency is far better with matched systems and they are more dependable systems. In the long run, the money you save with the proper efficiency, lack of down time, lack of repair expenses with a new matched system more than justifies the expense.

Air Doctor Heating and Air is always here to consult with you, give Free Estimates for replacement systems. We offer a 10 year warranty on parts and labor and have many Financing Options, short and long term.

 

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