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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? Littleton 

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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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Fix Gas Heater A common complaint about heating and cooling systems is wide temperature differences between rooms and between stories in homes. Heating and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors often refer to correcting temperature differences between areas as balancing the system. An HVAC system that is properly sized and properly installed should require only minor adjustment to achieve a reasonable temperature balance. In practice, HVAC system sizing and installation errors are common and can make balancing difficult.There are several heating and cooling performance standards for HVAC systems. The International Residential Code (IRC) heating performance standard requires that the system maintain a temperature in the home of at least 68Ës F. The IRC has no performance standard for cooling. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) heating performance standard is 70Ës F. and the cooling standard is 78Ës F. or 15Ës F. below an outside air temperature of 95Ës F. The performance standard temperature is often measured near the center of the room and about five feet above the floor. States or cities may have different performance standards. The Arizona cooling performance standard is 78Ës F. or 30 degrees below the outside air temperature. These national and local standards usually apply to every room in the home. In cooling mode, for example, if the thermostat temperature is 78Ës F., the temperature in every room controlled by that thermostat should be at least 78Ës F. A one or two degree variance from the thermostat temperature is usually allowed.Balancing is affected by numerous factors that can change based on the time of day and the season of the year. Some factors that affect balancing include: room location (south and west facing rooms can be more difficult to cool), size, quality and location of windows and doors, room size and ceiling height, size and location of supply and return registers, thermostat location, and location of the air handler relative to the room (the air handler must push air further through ducts in unconditioned space).Because a balancing problem can have multiple causes, solving the problem can require multiple solutions. Here are some simple potential solutions for balancing problems. Confirm that all supply and return registers are open and unobstructed. Confirm that filters have been cleaned or changed per manufacturer's instructions. Confirm that ducts are sized and installed according to recommended standards. Confirm that insulation is installed properly and in the required amount. Install sun screens on south and west facing windows in high heat areas. Plant deciduous trees on the south and west sides (sun in winter, shade in summer). Improve air flow in rooms with doors by providing a return air path if none exists. If these simple solutions do not produce satisfactory results, other solutions may be required. These solutions may include changing the supply and/or return duct configuration and adding zones that are separately controlled by their own thermostats.

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AC Repair AC Repair Gas furnaces use either propane or natural gas to heat enclosed living areas. While gas is often talked about as an expensive means of heat, gas furnaces typically burn cleaner than oil furnaces and therefore present their owners with less repairs than oil furnaces. But when problems do occur with gas furnaces, they're typically easy to identify and aren't labor intensive to correct. Below are four issues that commonly arise with older gas furnaces and what you can expect in terms of repairs.A Furnace Produces No HeatIf your gas furnace produces no heat, chances are that it's experiencing one of the following issues: a closed control valve, a blown fuse or tripped circuit, a faulty thermostat or a non-working pilot light. While you could correct these problems yourself, it's best to call a gas furnaces repair service (i.e. a heating and cooling company) if you aren't experienced with gas furnaces. Regardless of which of the above issues your furnace is experiencing, an HVAC repair technician should be able to fix the problem on the same day, and none of the above issues will result in a significant repair cost. A Furnace Produces Insufficient HeatIf your furnace has been producing less heat, it could be because the blower is occluded, the blower belt is loose or because the filter or burner is dirty. These problems can also occur in unison. As with a furnace that produces no heat, a furnace that produces insufficient heat resulting from one of the above issues can usually be fixed on the same day at minimal cost. If a gas furnaces repair technician indicates that the problem stems from one of the above issues but that some of the other issues appear immanent, save money and have all of them repaired in one visit.A Furnace Keeps Switching On and OffIf your furnace switches on and then switches off before producing the desired level of heat, it likely suffers from one of the following problems: a clogged blower, a dirty filter or an overly dry motor. In the first case, a technician will clean out your blower and its surrounding area using a vacuum; in the second case, the technician will replace your temporary air filter or clean and reinsert your permanent air filter; in the third case, the technician will lubricate the motor by placing oil in the necessary oil ports. In each case, the service cost should again be minimal. A Furnace's Pilot Light Won't Come OnWith most furnaces, you can tell if a pilot light is on by kneeling to the floor and looking at the underside of the furnace, where you'll see a small blue flame emanating from a small pipe if the pilot light is running. A pilot light that won't light is generally caused by one of three issues: a clogged pilot opening, insufficient gas flow due to an improperly set gas valve or a damaged thermocouple. In each case, the remedy is requires light labor and can be fixed at minimal cost. Air Conditioning Service & Repair

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