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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

Important HVAC Rebate Programs

HVAC Rebate programs exist to incentivize homeowners to increase their home energy efficiency by replacing less efficient HVAC Systems with more energy efficient ones. These rebate programs allow homeowners to recover some of the cost for choosing higher efficiency HVAC Equipment than they currently have.

HVAC Warranty Importance

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

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.

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.

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.

Mapa de dimensionamiento del sistema HVAC

Proper Size HVAC System

by | Jun 24, 2019 | Educational, New Installations | 0 comments

 

The proper size HVAC system depends on a number of factors, so 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

HVAC System Sizing MapThe size or capacity of your Air Conditioning system is measured in tonnage (which is not weight) and BTUs (British Thermal Units). A British thermal unit is a measurement of the energy it takes to raise one pound of water one degree. Often the power level of an HVAC unit is determined by the BTU. Tonnage essentially refers to how many BTUs it will take to properly service a home. For example, the capacity of a system is measured by ton. One ton is 12,000btu.

How Do I Know What Size System I need?

If you are replacing like for like, the simplest method is to look at your data panel on your existing outside unit. There are very long letters and numbers. There should be a distinctive 2 digit code (usually between #12-60 ) embedded in the string of letters and numbers. That number divided by 12 will yield your tonnage:

18 = 1.5 tons
24 = 2 tons
30 = 2.5 tons
36 = 3 tons
42 = 3.5 tons
48 = 4 tons
60 = 5 tons

Essentially, there are 12,000 btus for every ton of equipment. The code 18= 18,000 btus divided by 12,000 btus (1 ton) equals 1.5 ton. This is helpful when replacing like for like units.

Obviously though, the only way to truly tell for certain what proper size unit you need is to contact your HVAC professional. There is a complicated equation that allows for the total square footage of the building, geographic region, general temperature ranges and allows for a calculation for each window, door, insulation and occupant. A home might require a different tonnage if there have been changes such as:

  • Adding a new room or space
  • More, or less occupants
  • Improving insulation, energy efficient windows, door seals

These scenarios can affect the capacity needed from your HVAC equipment.

Estimated HVAC Capacity

Some examples of what proper size HVAC and air conditioning unit is needed for the following sized homes:

HVAC Estimated Sizes NeededIn this case, a 1500 sq’ home requires 80,000 btus to properly cool efficiently and would require a 2 ton unit.

As already mentioned, these are loose examples only and someone would need to take many calculations in order to properly size a system.

In Conclusion

It is very important to have the proper size HVAC system for your home and needs. Air Doctor Heating and Air provides Free Estimates if you are considering a new system and we will make sure it is the proper size system for you.

 

 

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