An air conditioning buying guide

You may have been dreading this moment for the last few years, hoping your air conditioning would make it through just one more summer. Alas the time has come and it is time to shop for a new air conditioning system. Most people will only have to replace their air conditioning systems once or twice in a lifetime which means consumers often know very little about what to look for or what they really need. TDK is the Sedona AC company that residents in Sedona and the Verde Valley have trusted with their air conditioning needs for years. We are happy to help answer your questions and find you a system that is perfect for your unique needs. To get you started, here are a few of the main things to consider. SEER: SEER rates the energy efficiency of a unit and determines how much of your money it will take to run your unit. SEER calculations are based on several unique elements and so there is no standard scale to go by. A technician can help you determine the SEER of various systems and the long-term savings you can expect from each system. Single-stage vs. Multiple-stage: Most air conditioning...

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Which Heating System Is Right for Your Prescott Home?

Regardless of what type of heating system you have in your home right now, there’s a chance that there’s a better option out there. The energy efficient heat pumps and furnaces of today leave many to wonder, “Which heating system is right for my home?” This blog explores the differences, and the energy efficiency levels offered by each of the two most common heating systems. Take the time to familiarize yourself with both, and feel free to contact your Prescott heating repair experts with any additional questions you may have. Furnaces: Furnaces use an internal burner to create heat which is distributed through the vents in your home via the blower. The heat is created by the burning of a fuel source, typically gas or oil. Your location and the availability of fuel sources in your area will affect your decision to choose a gas or oil fired furnace, although gas furnaces are typically more efficient than oil-fired ones. Furnace efficiency is measured by Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE), which determines the amount of fuel that is actually converted into energy as compared to the amount lost as exhaust. Trane offers highly efficient furnaces with up to 96.7% AFUE. Heat...

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Benefits of Having Maintenance on Your Prescott Heating System

Can you believe fall is half over and Thanksgiving is already here? While the summer was especially hot, we are enjoying the relief of cool fall temperatures. In fact, many have already turned on their heating systems this season as low temperatures dropped to near freezing levels recently. Unfortunately, many homeowners have neglected to have routine maintenance services performed by a Prescott heating repair expert. While you may think it unnecessary, there are a number of great reasons to sign a maintenance agreement… It improves your indoor air quality. While you may not see them, there are millions of airborne particles circulating throughout your home. Since it has been many months since your furnace was in use, many of these particles have settled within your system. When you turn the heat on, these particles will be blown into your home and inhaled your family. We will clean your system during maintenance to ensure this doesn’t happen! It acts as a safety precaution. When using a heating system—especially one which uses gas as a fuel source—fire and carbon monoxide are always possible dangers. During maintenance, an HVAC professional will inspect your system to check for things such as over-fired burners and...

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Prescott HVAC Solutions Offer Fall Allergy Relief

To many, the autumn season means you can get outside and enjoy the more mild temperatures after a hot summer and active monsoon season. Unfortunately, many may be finding themselves trapped inside suffering from seasonal fall allergies as a result of the heat and above average precipitation of summer. Fall allergy season is typically mild for Arizona residents, but this year is proving to be more severe than usual. If you have fallen victim to the coughing, sneezing, and other discomforting symptoms, you may take comfort knowing that there are a few things you can do to remove allergens from your home, allowing you to rest easy at home. With the Prescott heating season not far ahead, now is the time to take action and clear the air in your space. Take a look at these great recommendations, and call TDK Comfort Systems for system and installation information at your convenience. Give Your Home a Thorough Cleaning When you open windows and doors, airborne irritants are allowed to enter your home, in addition to the particles which are accumulated inside such as dust and pet dander. When your HVAC system is in operation, these particles are stirred and circulate through...

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How to Prepare Your Prescott Home for Fall

Image As the summer heat begins to subside and the comfortable temperatures of fall arrive, you may find yourself able to get outside and enjoy it. Likewise, your AC repair Prescott contractor will become your trusted heating expert.  Unfortunately, transitioning to a new season means some general housekeeping tasks are in order. To prepare for the upcoming autumn season, take into consideration the following suggestions to ensure the safety and indoor comfort you will experience at home. Schedule Heating Maintenance Well-maintained heating systems are capable of operating at higher efficiency levels which means reduced and energy use and expense for you. Signing a planned maintenance agreement with your local Cottonwood AC contractor is a great way to ensure that your systems are properly cared for without the headache of remembering to schedule service. We’ll remind you! Change Those Filters! The filters in your heating system are there to catch unwanted airborne particles such as allergens and dust, and dirt and prevent them from being expelled into the air. When they become dirty, your system becomes clogged and air flow is reduced, resulting in reduced energy efficiency which costs you money. Buy a pack of filters, check them every month, and...

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3 Tips for Choosing a Trustworthy Chino Valley AC Company

The heat we’ve been experiencing this summer has been one for the record books. As a result of the extreme, triple-digit temperatures we’ve had this season, many in the Tri-City area been left in need of Chino Valley air conditioning repair, maintenance, and replacement services. When choosing a contractor, it is imperative that you find one that is both experienced and trustworthy. Unfortunately, not all contractors have the customer’s best interest in mind. It is important to consider the following when seeking a professional to service your HVAC equipment in order to prevent getting involved with a dishonorable contractor and having a negative (and costly) experience: Ask Friends & Family- Your friends and family are an honest source for locating a reliable contractor. Be sure to keep in mind that while they may have had a positive experience with a specific company, that doesn’t ensure that your experience will be equally as positive. The best advice is to do your research, which is our second tip! Do Your Research- After getting a few referrals from those you trust most, research the contractor online. By visiting their website, you can learn a lot about a company. For example, are they licensed,...

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To Replace, or Not To Replace: Answering the Chino Valley HVAC Question

There’s no denying that the heat of summer has arrived in the Sonoran Desert. This has left thousands of locals cranking up the AC. Unfortunately, not everyone’s system is keeping up with the excessive heat. If you have been having trouble with your Sedona air conditioning equipment, it may be time to call in a repair company to take a look. Perhaps your system is on its last leg and needs to be replaced altogether. How can you be sure? Before you make any final decisions, you should always call your Chino Valley AC company to evaluate your system and give their opinion on whether to repair or replace. Unfortunately, some contractors are simply out to make money or are inexperienced and may unknowingly (or knowingly) push you in the wrong direction. Be sure you choose a contractor who is experienced, reputable, and whose opinion you can trust. Still aren’t sure? Ask yourself the following questions to get a better idea: Have you had a number of issues with your system lately? If you have had numerous problems in the last year, your system may have more serious issues that are going unresolved. System replacement may be recommended. How old...

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Tips for Reducing Prescott Heating & Cooling Bills

With the early arrival of the desert heat, there is a good chance that you turned on your Prescott air conditioning months ago. Unfortunately, the temperatures will continue to heat up this summer, leaving you with astronomical utility bills. We’ve put together a list of easy, money-saving tips that are easy for you to implement and save significantly on cooling costs this summer. Professional AC Check-up- Our best advice is to have your Sedona heating and cooling company perform routine maintenance on your system. These AC “check-ups” allow the technician to inspect and clean your system, while also looking for problem areas before they become a major issue. This allows your system to operate as energy efficiently as possible, which means it will cost less to operate. Upkeep for Your Outdoor Unit- While we never recommend cleaning or fixing your system on your own, there are some simple tasks that you can perform to ensure that your system operates efficiently between check-ups. This includes checking and changing your air filters on a regular basis. It is also a good idea to clear away any debris from your outside unit, such as dirt, grass, leaves, or overgrown bushes. In addition, be...

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Prescott Air Conditioning Systems Affected by R-22 Refrigerant Phaseout

When it comes to keeping you cool, there is no doubt that your Prescott air conditioning relies on refrigerants to evaporate heat and provide cool air throughout your home or business. Did you know that the refrigerant in your home may be a greenhouse gas contributing to global warming? The production of the commonly used refrigerant known as R-22 (aka HCFC-22), is being legally phased out by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in accordance with the international initiative the Montreal Protocol1. Starting in 2010, newly manufactured air conditioners and heat pumps were required to be designed for use with R-22 substitutes such as the R-410A, and by 2020 its production will cease completely2. It is imperative to understand that it’s production is being phased out, but not its use. Your Sedona AC repair company will still have access to the R-22 during the phaseout, but it is important to keep in mind that as supply goes down, cost may increase. This means that your existing system will still be able to use R-22 as long as there is access to its supply. Over the next eight years until the phaseout is complete, you may consider having your system retrofitted...

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Air Conditioning Installation Sedona

It is not uncommon for the spring and summer months in central Arizona to reach triple digit temperatures. This leaves many relying greatly on their air conditioning systems to keep them comfortable. If you are considering having a new air conditioning installation for your home in the Sedona area, it is important to take the investment seriously and do your research. Besides brand and price, there are a number of other important considerations that will ultimately affect your overall home comfort. These considerations include: SEER The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio is essential. This rating determines how efficiently your air conditioner uses energy to cool your home. The higher the ratio, the less energy that is used and the more efficient the system is. In 2006, the Federal government established that newly manufactured AC systems must have a SEER of 13 or higher1. Not only is SEER important to consider for environmental reasons, but also in saving you money. The less energy you use during the month, the less your utility bills will be! Size/Cooling Capacity Did you know that air conditioners have different sizes and cooling capacities? After all, a unit that is used to cool a two bedroom house...

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