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Should I Replace or Repair My Air Conditioning Unit?

Posted on 12 May 2013 by Phillip J. Hans

This is a question that comes up a lot in the air conditioning industry. Everyone is trying to be cost-conscious these days and when it comes to repairing or replacing your air conditioning unit, here are a few tips to go by...


REPAIR if...
  • your AC system is less than 13-years-old.
  • has been maintained annually.
  • the cost will be less than $400 to repair.
  • it's in good operating condition.

REPLACE if...
  • your air conditioning system is over 13-years-old.
  • it will cost you more than $400 to repair.
  • you've never had routine maintenance performed on the unit.
  • it's deteriorating.
  • your monthly utility costs are high.
  • your AC unit doesn't comply with current safety standards.

These are just basic guidelines to go by if you are unsure of what to do. Your best option would be to speak to a heating and air conditioning company that you can trust.

Factors to Determine Your Choice of Heating Companies

Posted on 12 May 2013 by Phillip J. Hans

The rapid growth of technology has taken place to an extent that it is difficult to imagine life without certain technological gadgets and equipment. Out of these, heaters and air conditioners are immensely significant, playing an important role in ensuring that we live a comfortable life. Imagine a single day without heat, especially during the chilling winters and you will definitely get an idea of how necessary it is to fix the heating system just as it malfunctions. In fact, it is not just about the convenience but a problematic heater can cause other troubles as well. So, what you need to do in this regard is find companies that offer comprehensive HVAC repair and maintenance services. If you are looking for reliable Heating Companies in Cape May then, here is how you can come across one.
Licensing
The first thing you should look for in a service provider is whether it is on the level. This refers to the license of the company, which automatically points out the expertise of the professionals who are required to handle the repair and maintenance work. It is but obvious that the task of fixing the mechanical problems in the high- end technological equipments necessitate one to have adequate knowledge. So, even if licensing is not applicable for the particular company, check out other standards that considers the company eligible enough for coming to your help.
Customer Reviews
Asking people about the services of a company that you are going to choose for some purpose has always been a rather common phenomenon. Today, this is better referred to as the practice of gathering customer reviews and is an essential way of getting convinced about the professionalism and prompt service of a heating and air conditioner repair and maintenance company.
Customer Support Services
A reliable and good company will always have its focus on offering excellent customer care services. Now, while searching for one, you have to trust your instincts to find out if that particular service- provider can pave the way for a long- term customer relation. The way the executives answer your call or the prompt manner in which they arrive at your place to undertake the repair work without delay indicates to their customer care services. With the best service- providers by your side, you can rest assured of the fact that there will be a quick end to your discomfort. At the same time, the valuable gadget that a heater is, will be given adequate care and concern.

Easy ways to increase efficiency

Posted on 12 May 2013 by Phillip J. Hans

This summer’s temperatures are grueling and unforgiving. The consistently high temps combined with lack of precipitation have caused extreme drought conditions. Air conditioning offers us a break from these temperatures, but it can come at a high cost which is reflected on your energy bills. Depending on factors such as insulation, windows, and the condition of the HVAC system, your air conditioner may be running nonstop and working overtime to keep your house cool. This stress, on an older and less efficient air conditioner, can cause the system to break down.
Here are some things you can do to increase the energy efficiency of your home and make it easier on your air conditioner.

  • Keep windows and shades closed during the day.
  • Check the level of attic insulation.
  • Exposed duct work can cause inefficiencies in heating and cooling.
  • Turn off or unplug appliances when they are not in use. A television, for example, that is left on and not being watched, creates quite a bit of extra heat.
  • Use portable or ceiling fans to circulate air. Rooms feel cooler when there is a large amount of airflow, so you can turn the thermostat up a few degrees.
  • Check for air leaks around doors and windows where cold air can escape and hot air can come in.
  • Create less heat.
  • Use warm days to hang laundry outside for drying, and cook on an outdoor grill instead of heating up the house with the oven.
  • Have your HVAC system serviced and maintained twice a year. A good cleaning and operation checkup, by our PMB By The See certified technicians, will help maintain efficiency and can prevent costly repairs.

Maybe you’ve already done these things and your air conditioner is still having trouble keeping up. If that’s the case, it may be time for a service call or to update with a new and more efficient cooling system. We offer options for any size home, and financing is available with approved credit.