Don’t get caught again…waiting that is.
All major indicators are showing major price increases on metals (sheet metal, copper aluminum, gold ect) That’s right, an HVAC system is sheet metal, copper and aluminum. We are hearing 8% to 22%. I know several of you got caught in our 2009-2010 increase. They are saying with raw material and add petroleum price increases, which now cover our plastic, to the mix, the increases are not going to be pretty.
Sorry! But you need to know and that’s what A Team Hope Companies promised we would do; keep you informed! The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!
Several customers have asked the question. They are trying too hold them until after election (imagine that!). But they could come anytime.
But here’s the good news.
Let’s get in our bid and most of the manufactures will let us lock-in our current prices for a certain length of time. So don’t wait! Let’s get in our bids.
Call us, ask for Dan 817-426-4673. (HOPE)
Many changes have been made to freon recently and new government regulations have spurred refrigerant manufacturers to come up with “alternative” refrigerants that are claimed to be more cost effective. These are called “drop-ins” and are considered replacements for R22 freon. DO NOT USE THESE DROP-INS or allow your A/C company to use them. Many A/C manufacturers including Lennox have placed restrictions on their use and the results are voided warranties on your compressor. We encourage you to research on your own the pros and cons of using these refrigerants and as always, contact us with any questions.
As a note, A Team Hope Company and it’s subsidiaries NEVER uses replacement “drop-ins” nor do we advocate the use of them. Please make an informed decision before using these in your system.
During the cooling or heating season you can program a higher or lower temperature when no one is home causing the unit to run less and save energy.
More information on thermostats can be found here.
UV lights work to purify the air in the home and help fight mold growth. When placed right before the evaporator coil it will change the molecular structure of the dirt and dust causing the coil to stay clean. A UV light is an air purifying system that greatly improves indoor air quality.
More information on UV Lights can be found here
As air passes through the filter it causes an electrostatic charge causing dirt and dust to cling to it. Some manufactures do not recommend these to be installed in their A/C units because air restriction is to high.
The drain line or drain pan gets clogged up. This is caused by dirt that has accumulated on the evaporator coil and has washed down into the drain pan and drain line. Also if water is sitting in the pan or drain line and does not drain out completely it can cause algae to grow causing the system to overflow. If the system pulls air through the evaporator coil the drain line must have a P-Trap installed in it, this prevents the blower from pulling air up through the drain line causing a negative pressure on the line which will allow the condensation to drain.
Something has fallen into the fan blade, the fan motor bearings are so loose causing the fan blade to come in contact with the fan shroud or the contactor is chattering which is a sign of a control voltage problem.
Some thermostats can loose their calibration which can cause a big swing in the temperature reading. The thermostat is improperly located in the house. If air from a supply outlet is blowing on the thermostat this will cause the temperature on the thermostat to drop quickly giving a false reading of the actual room temperature.
There are three reasons why the A/C unit will ice over. There is a restriction in the refrigerant line, the system is low on refrigerant and/or lack of air across the evaporator coil. The lack of air across the evaporator coil is caused by a dirty filter, a filter that is too restrictive, a dirty coil, a dirty blower wheel, incorrect blower motor and/or wheel, the inside unit is not matched properly to the outside unit, ductwork is not sized properly, too many supply registers are closed, the return are inlet is too small or restricted or the ductwork is restricted inside by a damper or ducting material that has come apart.
The A/C system controls the humidity in the house. If the A/C system has not been properly maintained or is in need of repair the humidity in the home can be at an uncomfortable level. Also if the system is too big it will cool the home down too quickly and turn off not allowing the unit to run long enough to remove the humidity.