The HVAC system is the most used system in your home. It is almost constantly running everyday to either heat or cool your home. Like your car engine it requires yearly check up-s. We can help service your current system and install new systems.
A lot has changed in the HVAC system in the past 10 years. Technology has been advancing and the HVAC system has become safer and more efficient. Rex's can help you navigate the overwhelming options we now face when it comes to servicing furnaces and A/C's.
The question we get asked the most is - "Is it worth upgrading my system?"
The answer, maybe?
There are many factors to consider before upgrading. Do you feel like the system isn't keeping your home at the set temperature? Have you been changing your filter? How old is the system?
All of these questions and more need to be answered before we can determine if the system needs to be replaced.
*How old is the system?
If your HVAC system is under 10 years old and has R-410A refrigerant then the system, then you should be able to get a couple more years out of it. Now if your system has some broken parts it could end up being pricey to fix just to last another couple of years. A/C Systems that are older then 10 years and are still running R-22 should be replaced. The refrigerant is no longer being made and is getting harder and more expensive to buy. Once the stock pile of R-22 has been depleted then those with R-22 Freon will be forced to upgrade to whatever system is available at the time. In 2023 The minimum seer rating will be changed from 13 Seer to 14 Seer rated equipment.(See section below about seer ratings)
What we look for when inspecting a Furnace:
- Have high wear items been replaced when the manufacture recommends?
- Is the system clean/dirty on the inside?
- Has the Filter been replaced at regular intervals?
- Is the heat exchanger cracked?
- Does the system have enough air flow?
What we look for when inspecting an A/C system:
- Are the coils free from debris?
- Is the pressure in the line-set correct?
- Is the compressor having a hard time starting?
- Is there proper voltage to the system?
- Are the electrical components in good condition?
All of these things affect safety and efficiency. They are also major factors to consider before replacing an HVAC System.
There are many different bands and types of HVAC systems around nowadays. So what system is best?
The system that is made by the company that you believe in the most. We do have our opinion on our pick. However, that doesn't mean it has to be yours as well. We have installed multiple systems and all of them have their up's and downs. The important thing is what they are rated to do.
What determines if a system is efficient?
"Seer - the universal rating that is given to an A/C system to determine the efficiency of how well the particular system will work."
Defined by Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute.
The seer levels give a number like 13 or 20 to define how efficient a system is. Think of it like a gas mileage rating. For every hour spent running the system will use a certain amount of kilowatts of electricity. The higher the number the better the gas mileage and the lower the number the worst the gas mileage.
Having a higher SEER rated system can save you a lot of money over the years. It may also be able to keep your home closer to a more comfortable temperature. Many of our customers use to keep their homes 4-6 degrees either warmer or cooler then where they would like the temperature to be simply to keep energy cost down. After installing a higher efficient system our customers were able to keep the temperature they desired in their home with out having to pay more on their electric bill.
We can install New A/C Systems or replace your old unit if needed. We can also inspect your current A/C for efficient operation.
Is your furnace giving you issues? No worries we can fix any furnace. We can also replace your current furnace with a more efficient unit.
Do you have a lot of dust bunnies floating around your home? Get rid of them with filters that will filter better without restricting airflow. We have many different solutions to help combat dirty air in your home.
Don't have central air? But need to heat or cool your home? We have solutions with ductless mini-splits that can both heat and cool your home. The best part is that we don't need to run a ton of duct work and in most cases can be installed with-in 1-2 days.