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You're a homeowner and determined your home's air conditioning needs fixing or needs to be replaced with a newer, more efficient system. You're all set to get moving. What's the optimal way to get a high quality HVAC contractor who will do a good job for a fair price? What could you look for in an air conditioning contractor to obtain this work? Englewood 

Repair Heat Pump

When homeowners choose to repair an air conditioning system or replace the unit with a newer one, they're often plagued by worries that their family will swelter while the job is completed.  These concerns are perfectly normal and common among many homeowners looking for HVAC fixes or air conditioner repair specialists.

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Home Furnace Service When you have allergies, you feel miserable throughout the day. It is one of the worst feelings in the world, and you dread the upcoming "allergy season". What's worse is that while you may have allergies to the irritants outside (i.e. pollen), you're typically only outside for a short period of time throughout your day. Instead, like most people, you spend all your time indoors. Well, did you know that the quality of the air indoors is usually at least 5 times more detrimental to your health as the quality of the air outdoors? That means you're literally basking your allergies in more polluted air than if you were to go outside. Doesn't seem right, does it?Why is your indoor quality so bad? Often it has to do with your HVAC system. There are many different facets of your HVAC system, and each can contribute to indoor air pollution in their own way. This, of course, will exacerbate your allergy symptoms. An HVAC expert would be able to come into your home and troubleshoot why you are experiencing allergy symptoms within your home, but you should also know what can be causing them so you can prevent an irritation in the future. AIR FILTERSAir filters are designed to filter out the elements you don't want to "get in" to your living environment. Those elements can be dander, pollen, dust, dirt, mites, etc. If your filters become dirty and/or non-functional, those elements can sneak in, and build up large amounts. That air that sneaks in with the nasty elements is then circulated throughout your house via your HVAC system, and now you have a pervasive problem for your allergies. It is important to switch out your filters, or clean them if they are reusable, frequently. The frequency with which you change out your filters will depend on the type of filter that you have and how quick the unwanted elements build-up on it. Cheap filters can also let a lot of the "nasty" elements into your living space because they do not have the technological design to do so. If you suffer from allergies, it is wise to upgrade from cheap filters to something like a HEPA filter which can trap up to 99% of unwanted elements. DUCT SYSTEMDirty, poorly designed, or incorrectly installed duct work can also let in pollutants that can aggravate your allergies. Leaky ductwork, in particular, can contribute to the production of mold, as well as let in dust and other particles.HVAC SYSTEMHVAC systems should be routinely cleaned at least once a year to ensure that the build-up of unwanted pollutants is not present within the system. During the inspection, it should also be verified that there are no inherent flaws within the system that is contributing to more build-up.

Three Types of HVAC Condensers

Furnace Boiler Repair This article will help to explain what the different parts of a home Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system are and help you understand what work is being specified on an HVAC repair price list. For the purposes of this example, we will look at the components of an all-electric split heat pump system most typical in home HVAC installations.The heat pump itself is the outdoor portion of the system. It consists primarily of the compressor, condenser coil, and fan. It also houses the reversing valve and electrical contractors. This is where your service technician will hook up his pressure gauges to see if there is the correct amount of refrigerant in your system. If refrigerant is needed, it is installed here through a port. The bottle containing the freon will be weighed by a scale before and after filling your system to determine how much was used, and you would be charged by the pound. If there is a refrigerant leak in the coil it can usually be repaired, but all the refrigerant may have to be pumped out and reinstalled. Sometimes the fins on the condenser coil will be bent up due to hail damage or may be dirty. These can be combed out again or cleaned for little cost. If the fan or compressor do not run, or the reversing valve does not change the system from heating to cooling, it is possible that only a contactor may need to be replaced. These contactors, thankfully, are low cost components. But if a fan motor or compressor needs to be replaced, it can be more expensive. The compressor is the most expensive component and can be several hundred dollars to replace. If the condenser coil is badly damaged or the compressor needs to be replaced, it might be time to consider a new heat pump, particularly if much more energy efficient options are available.Indoors you have the air handler, which consists of the evaporator coils, indoor fan, air filtration system, humidifier, and a plenum for air vents. One of the most expensive repairs here can be for an under-slab plenum that has rusted out; this can sometimes require that part of the slab be demolished and reconstructed. It is unusual that anything goes wrong with the evaporator coils, but sometimes they need to be cleaned, which is an inexpensive operation. If the indoor fan motor needs to be replaced, it can be moderately costly. The air filtration system and humidifier usually only require simple repairs, replacement of filters, floats, small motors, etc. There are also some control electronics including the thermostat; these can range in price from inexpensive to moderately costly. If the heat pump outside needs to be replaced, it is possible that you may want to replace the indoor air handler also if it will help provide you with the energy efficiency of a new system. Hopefully this will help you to have a better idea of what you are looking at next time you get a repair bill for your HVAC system. Don't be afraid to ask questions of your service technician, and if you don't feel comfortable with any aspect of the repair or if it's very expensive, be sure to get a second opinion before going forward. Furnace Diagnosis

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