Have you had a heating or cooling repair or service done on your home’s HVAC unit and wondered if the repair was needed or worse if the repair even made a difference?
How about buying a new HVAC system and not knowing if the cost is being offset by your utility savings?
As a Preferred Contractor for Duke Energy Progress – 72 Degrees Heating & Air Conditioning has the tools to help you see the value you’re receiving from repairs AND new installations right on the spot. You will know:
Repairs, Service, and Maintenance:
- Exactly what parts of the units are causing the problems. No more guesswork no more wasted time wasted energy and wasted money
- An estimate of how much you will save on your heating and cooling bills BEFORE any work is completed and then again AFTER the work is finished. Only a select few local HVAC Contractors have the ability, knowledge, or for that matter tools to show you this information.
Should I repair or replace my home air conditioner?
As a general rule, if your unit is more than 10 years old, the warranty has expired, you’re having more frequent difficulties or the repair bids you’ve gotten are exorbitant, replacing your air conditioner may be the better option. If your air conditioner is less than 10 years old, well-maintained, and has not encountered a severe malfunction, it may be preferable to get it fixed.
Do old home air conditioning systems consume more electricity?
Yes, old air conditioners consume more energy. This is partly because they use older technology that just isn’t as efficient compared to contemporary counterparts and partially because even well-maintained air conditioners accumulate wear and tear over the years which makes them inefficient. Perhaps it’s time to replace your old air conditioning system with a newer, more efficient system that uses less energy to function.
How can I get my home AC unit to run more efficiently?
Clean the area surrounding the external condenser unit. Your outdoor unit will perform best if it is clean and free of dirt.
Vacuum indoor vents and keep them clear. To maintain consistent airflow from your system, clean dust and debris away from indoor supply vents. Also, keep objects such as blinds, furniture, and toys away from the vents.
Increase the temperature of your thermostat by a few degrees. Temperature adjustments of 5 – 8 degrees (down in winter, up in summer) may often help save money and energy.
Lamps and other heat-producing items should be kept away from your thermostat. Keeping heat-producing appliances close to your thermostat will alert it that the air in your house requires more cooling, leading the system to run longer and work harder.
Sales or Installations of new systems:
- Ever make a decision to install a new HVAC unit only to find your utility bills increase? This can NEVER happen again with our HVAC Audit tools.
- Your system will be analyzed before any work is completed you will have a print of the Efficiency Index (EI) and Capacity Index (CI) for your old system.
- After your new system is professionally installed by our team we run this same HVAC audit to show you your new EI and CI and what the estimated year’s utility savings will be. 72 Degrees Heating & Air Conditioning will Guarantee you utility savings on your heating and cooling costs of at least 30% for the first 2 years of the new unit’s life.