Air Conditioning Contractor Services
As a full-service air conditioning contractor, we are equipped to handle every aspect of your system. Whether you’re upgrading to an energy-saving model, scheduling a tuneup, or looking for an alternate cooling solution, we’ve got you covered. Learn more about the wide variety of cooling system services we provide:
- Air Conditioning Repair — One of the most crucial services any air conditioning company can offer, AC repair restores your system when you need it most. The most common reasons we see for air conditioners to stop working is that the refrigerant levels dropped or that the electrical components malfunction. Our technicians have ample experience diagnosing and repairing a variety of air conditioners.
- AC Installation — Upgrading to a new AC system is a large investment that can pay huge dividends in terms of energy bill savings, long-term reliability, and home comfort. Work with the air conditioning contractors at Vertex Mechanical to select a system with the correct size, and power to meet your needs. In addition to finding the ideal system for you, we install the system correctly and ensure it works properly.
- AC Tuneups — A crucial type of preventative maintenance, an AC tuneup is performed to prepare your air conditioner to contend with the blistering temperatures of the summer. As part of a tuneup, our technicians perform preventative maintenance, all while hunting for the signs of a potential breakdown. Not only does an AC tuneup drastically reduce the chance of your system breaking down, this service lowers your cooling bills, increases overall system lifespan, and is sometimes required to protect your system warranty.
- Ductless Mini Splits — While most homes use a forced air system attached to a series of ductwork, some houses aren’t equipped with the necessary ducts. In those cases, a ductless mini split can be used to provide air conditioning without requisite ductwork. We have experience installing and repairing these systems.
FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions
Is R-22 Freon really being phased out?
Yes. The Clean Air Act of 1990 mandated a complete phase-out of R-22 and in 1996 a production cap was placed on its production. In 2004 production of R-22 was cut by 25% and the manufacture of R-22 compatible equipment will be prohibited after 2010. Production of R-22 will be banned completely in 2020. The replacement is a much more environmentally friendly chemical, R-410A. As a result, many homeowners are upgrading to systems that use R-410A.
Should I set my thermostat at a constant temperature during the summer months?
During the summer months, set your thermostat back during the day when you are not at home. As a dedicated air conditioning company, we do not recommend that you go over your desired temperature more than five to ten degrees. You may want a programmable or Wi-Fi thermostat that would automatically change the setting for you once it was programmed. Many people save as much as 30% on their utility bills just by setting the temperature back when no one is at home.
What do S.E.E.R., A.F.U.E., and H.S.P.F. mean?
S.E.E.R. stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rate. A.F.U.E. stands for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency and H.S.P.F. stands for Heating Seasonal Performance Factor. These are the most commonly used terms to describe equipment efficiencies. The higher the number, the more efficient your air conditioning system. S.E.E.R is probably the most important number for homeowners and air conditioning contractors to consider.