Air Conditioning & Heating Installation Article’s

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What is the cost of Comfort?

What is the cost of Comfort? Preventative Maintenance Agreements=Savings Preventive maintenance agreements (PMAs) are agreements between you and your ACCA quality contractor for scheduled inspections and maintenance of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. PMAs are generally scheduled semi-annually to maintain peak efficiency, prevent utility overpayment, and avert system failures through predictive maintenance …

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Why would I need a zone system?

Why not adjust the airflow, wouldn’t that be simpler?   My HVAC contractor says I should add zone dampers to my HVAC system, what are they?   A zoned system is one in which areas of the house that differ greatly in temperature are each given their own thermostat. These thermostats control the temperature in individual …

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Your Indoor Comfort Starts with Professional Design

A quality installation begins with a professional design “What if your home’s heating and cooling needs have changed since the last system was installed many years ago?” Unfortunately, some contractors merely size a new system based on the old system’s capacity rather than completing a professional design. “What if the original system was not sized …

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Who Ever Heard of Upgrading Ductwork?

Aren’t heating and air conditioning ducts the same in all homes? The short answer is: usually. Unfortunately, that may not be a good thing for your home. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states: “about 20-30 percent of the air that moves through a duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. …

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