AC Tune-Up & Maintenance
Air conditioners do share one thing in common with homeowners: They need regular checkups to stay in good health. An air conditioner uses many interconnected components to keep your home cool, and, without a regular AC tune-up, an issue with any of those components can spell trouble for your entire cooling system.
Why should you care? To begin with, an improperly maintained air conditioning system can use up to 30 percent more energy than it would with routine AC maintenance. That’s money coming straight out of your pocket, and no homeowner wants that. More importantly, close to 90 percent of AC repairs are due to poor air conditioning maintenance, which is to say they’re entirely preventable with simple AC tune-up once a year. Again, with how expensive air conditioning repairs can get, that’s money you shouldn’t be spending.
In short, if you choose to invest in an AC tune up now, you’ll pay less for utilities in the short term and less for repairs and system replacements over the long haul. We think that’s a pretty easy choice.
Central Air Maintenance & AC tune-up from Hurley & David
Our top priority during any air conditioning maintenance checkup is preventing future breakdowns. Thanks to our extensive industry experience in AC services, we know air conditioners inside and out, and we know exactly where to look to spot an emerging issue. Our AC technicians will do small repairs now and save you from having to deal with big air conditioner repairs in the future.
During each AC rejuvenation, we’ll also make small calibration adjustments that help to maximize your air conditioner’s energy efficiency. Between those adjustments and the benefits of air conditioning maintenance steps like cleaning the system, you’ll find your air conditioner uses substantially less energy every month without sacrificing cooling power. The upshot is better comfort for your home and more money in your wallet.
If you’re getting a new air conditioning system, take a few proactive steps to protect your investment. We offer AC service agreements that will give you peace of mind for the long haul. You’ll know when it’s time to have your air conditioning system checked, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Whether you’re getting a new air conditioning system or need some help with your existing unit, our HVAC service team is at the ready 24/7. We’ll come in a fully stocked truck and can perform same-day AC tune-up, if necessary, on the spot. Call us at (413) 200-4203 to schedule your AC maintenance today.
Updates to the Regional HVAC Equipment Efficiency and Testing Standards
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.
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