New Air Conditioning Phoenix

New Air Conditioning Phoenix

Air Conditioning Phoenix

Repairing versus Replacing that old Phoenix Air Conditioner

            Have you had your  Phoenix Air Conditioning Unit for a number of years now?  Is your A/C unit past all warranties?  Have you been told by a technician that you are in need of major repairs?  Has an Air Conditioning technician or expert recommended replacement of your existing unit?  There are many factors to consider whether it is off season or in the midst of the peak of our extremely hot summers here in the valley of the desert sun when deciding between repairing or replacing your current Air Condition Unit.

            A few of the factors to consider as you are debating this decision are, how old your existing unit is; how much money you have already put in to your existing unit over time for repairs; how much is it going to cost for current repairs; how often has your unit needed repairs; how well has your existing unit been fulfilling your cooling requirements; how much warranty if any, your existing units has; have you had any additions or add-ons to your home since the existing A/C unit was installed; and how efficient your current cooling system is in relation to power usage versus output.

            Before weighing in all of these factors, there is one circumstance that is a 100% guarantee that repairing is the best choice versus replacement.  If your home is the same size and structure it was when you first bought and had the existing unit installed, you know it is still the right size unit to serve your cooling needs now.  In addition, if your unit is still under warranty, and you know it is the right size to continue serving your homes cooling needs, this is the one definite yes to having the unit repaired versus replaced.  Both factors must apply, however to be a clear-cut answer to repair.

            There are two factors that are a pretty solid guarantee that replacement is the best option:  One, if your unit is over 10 years old.  It is impossible for an A/C unit over 10 years old to have anywhere near the efficiency factors available in new units today.  Efficiency factors that can keep your home cooler with less wear on the unit itself and  substantial savings on your power bill adding up to a long term savings well worth the cost of unit replacement.  Two, if you have modified, altered or added on to your home in any way since the current unit was installed.  An Air Condition Unit is rated based upon the amount of space it is designed and capable of cooling effectively.  If you have added on to your home in any manner that increases the space to be cooled beyond the rated capacity of your current unit, any money spent on repairs would be wasted as your unit would be incapable of cooling your space and ultimately would work itself to death very quickly putting you right back where you started.

The best place to start when faced with this decision, if the above rules do not apply, is of course just plain dollars and cents.  Get some quotes, more than one; get a quote for repairs from more than one technician and company.  Then get multiple quotes for replacement cost for different A/C units available, ask for quotes on the highest efficiency unit versus a quote for the lowest efficiency unit.  Get quotes on different name brands like Trane, Rheem, Ameristar and Goodman get quote comparisons for installation and removal. 

Now that you have the dollars and cents factor and stacks of different options, it is now time to start narrowing down the options as you make this monumental decision.  It is not exactly a life or death decision but with the extreme heat we experience for an extended period of time in this hot desert valley, it can seem that important.

            Taking all of the factors into consideration:  If your unit is outside of warranty, under five years old, still has a rating sufficient to cool your homes space requirements, and has never or seldom needed repairs before, it really does come down to dollars and cents and personal preference to replace as repair would seem the most logical choice. 

            If your unit is between five and ten years old and still rated large enough to cool your space requirements and has never or seldom needed repairs, unless the cost of repairs are extremely high comparable to the cost of replacement, it is best to repair.  

            If your unit is between five and ten years old, still rated large enough to cool your space requirements and has needed repairs more than two or three times over the years.  This is a good opportunity to seriously weigh in the price as well as the efficiency factors in making a fair determination as to whether to repair or replace. 

            If your unit is over 10 years old, whether it has had few or many repairs over the years, may not be as important as the fact that all units now available are more efficient and capable of cooling your home more effectively than the one you have now, however, if the cost of repairs are low it may make sense to do repairs.  If your unit is over 10 yrs old and this is your second or third call this season, even if the costs are low, they are now beginning to add up and the discomfort you are experiencing in addition to possible damage to your property from not being cooled far outweighs the upfront cost and the long term cost factors must now be calculated.  In this case, it is best to replace your current unit with the one that best fits your needs from the quotes you have already had done.

       This information does not cover all of the factors to be taken into consideration as the choice to replace versus repair and A/C unit, but does provide some basic guidelines to assist you in making one of the most important decisions you will be making as a resident or even part time resident in Phoenix the Air Conditioning Capital of America.  Stay cool and make informed choices that are good for you, your home and your family.

 

 

Aeroseal Arizona Duct Sealing

 

Air Care Cooling & Heating LLC. is  now offering a FREE 5 year maintenance plan when you purchase a Aeroseal duct sealing. Aeroseal is the number 1 thing you can do in you home to help your air conditioning run more efficient. In Arizona the average home has  many leaks in the duct work even on a new home.  The average Arizona household has enough leaks in the duct work to add up to equivalent  of a hole that is 70 inches across. After the Arizona Aeroseal  duct sealing process is complete that 70 inch hole is shrunk down to a hole that measures 5 inches or less.

 

The Aeroseal process is recognized by all major utility company’s including APS, SRP and South West Gas.  They are also giving out rebates if you get the duct sealing in your home. Even the federal government recognizes Aeroseal as major energy saving process.  You may even qualify to get a tax rebate from the government when you combine Aeroseal with a new air conditioner.

 

We start the job by doing a pre seal test to see exactly what the leakage is before we actually do the sealing. We do this test on all existing AC units that are connected to existing duct work. After the Aeroseal job is complete we perform another test to see the actual reduction in leak s. So that way we verify the effectiveness of the service. The service comes with a 10 year guarantee on the sealing that is backed by the Aeroseal corporate.

 

Air Care and Tim McKenzie recommend Aeroseal to everyone who has central air conditioning in Arizona but it is major factor when purchasing a new high efficiency air conditioner.  If you purchase a 20 seer unit air conditioning unit you be putting out 20 seer efficiency AT THE AC UNIT but if your ducts are leaking you WILL NOT have 20 seer efficiency in the home.

 

 

 

Plumbing & Water Heater Rebates Phoenix AZ

Water Heaters & Plumbing Phoenix Arizona

 

 

Energy Star Rebate on Water Heaters & Plumbing

There is big talk about all of the energy star rebates in Phoenix available this year on many select models of everything from Appliances, Heating and Cooling Equipment, Home Electronics, Office Equipment, Residential Water Heaters and more.

How can you know how to save money and benefit from this wide range of Rebates available on such a wide range of products? What is an Energy Star Water Heater and how did it get this rating? We have done the research for you and accessed everything available for rebates from Energy Star in reference to Residential Water Heaters and related plumbing products.

Why Energy Star Water Heaters

Did you know that water heaters can account for 14% to 25% of the energy usage in your home? This makes finding the most efficient hot water heater a top priority when considering the costs of maintaining your household and comfort.

How does a Water Heater Become An Energy Star?

To be chosen by the EPA to be listed as an Energy Star Product the water heater must contribute significant energy savings. Its specific energy usage and performance must be measured and verified with testing. Basically any water heater that is saving the environment and more importantly saving your pocket book with the highest industry standards is listed as an Energy Star.

Federal Tax Credits For Energy Star Products

To help reduce greenhouse gases and save the environment the Federal Government encourages us to buy products specifically rated to accomplish this goal by issuing tax credits when anyone chooses to buy an Energy Star Water Heater. For the 2013 tax year just under way there is a tax rebate available for gas, oil and propane water heaters for $300 with an energy factor greater than or equal to 0.82 thermal efficiency of at last 90% and on electric water heaters also for $300 with an energy factor greater than or equal to 2.0. Save your receipts and go to Energystar.gov for complete details to receive your credit.

Energy Star Rebates Available On Water Heaters locally

Currently Southwest Gas has a special offer rebate on recycling whole home gas tank-less hot water heaters with ongoing dates no end currently listed on this offer. Rebates are $450 for this offer; call 1-866-802-7790 or visit their website. Southwest Gas is also offering a $450 Energy Star Rebate Phoenix on qualified natural gas tank-less water heaters. To qualify or find out more information to participate in this rebate, contact Southwest Gas at 1-800-654-2765.

Savings, finding rebates, Quality

We like to save our customers money. More so, however, we like to provide our customers with quality, high efficiency products keeping them satisfied for many years to come as well keeping that extra little change in their pockets rather than paying for the rising cost of power today. We will always keep you informed on Energy Star products, Rebates, and Tax Credits and the best high efficiency water heaters available to you year round.

 

 

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Trane Air Conditioner Repair Phoenix

 Trane AC Repair Phoenix AZ

 

Trane Air Conditioner Repair AZ

Trane Air Conditioner Repair AZ

 

Trane AC Phoenix AZ

Trane Rebates are Available locally

 

Through the end of May, Phoenix Trane has some tremendous rebate plans on Air Conditioning units to save you money. There are some important details to be aware of however, to maximize and benefit from the rebate options. Read everything to know the specifics of who, what, when and how to determine if the Trane rebate is for you and how to benefit the most from it.

 

 

Basic Rebates & Savings on Trane Models

 

There are three options available to save money on any  Arizona Trane Air Conditioning unit purchases made between Mar 13 2013 and May 31 2013 and installed between Mar 13 2013 and June 15 2013. Option1: 0% APR with equal payments for 36 months. Option 2: 5.9% APR Financing with minimum monthly payments. Option 3: Up to a $1,250 Instant Rebate.

 

 

Rebate and Special Financing Details

 

For complete details contact your independent Trane dealer to find out which unit is best for you and the specific Instant Rebate that applies to each Air Condition unit. The Instant Rebates range starting from $100 going up to as much as $1,250 based on the specific model being purchased and installed. Also for complete details on all offers mentioned above, either visit Trane.com or talk to your local Trane professional to determine which option is best for you and all special terms, rebates and financing available.

 

Eco Rebates on Trane Air Conditioning Units

 

Eco Rebates are available on few select Trane Air Conditioning Units. Three models have eco rebates available up to $700; these are the XL20i, XL16i and the XL7Si. There are also 3 models available for eco rebates up to $540; these are the XR13, XB14 and the XB13. In addition there is one unit eligible for up to $270 Eco Rebate and this is the XB300 Air Conditioning Unit.

 

 

Eco Rebates on Trane All In One Units

 

There is an Eco Rebate available of up to $270 on the Trane XL13C package gas and electric system, the XL13C A/C System, the XB13C Package gas and electric System and the XB13C Package A/C System.

 

 

Eco Rebates On Trane Heat Pumps

 

A few select Trane Heat Pumps also have quite lucrative Eco Rebates available. There are two Heat Pumps with Eco Rebates up to $700; these are the XL20i and the XL16i. There are three separate Trane Heat Pump models with up to $600 Eco Rebates available; these are the XL1Si, XR15, and XB14. Additionally there are two Trane Heat Pump models with Eco Rebates of up to $500; the XR13 and the XB13.

 

Trane Rebates and Eco Rebate Summary

 

With the many financing, Manufacture rebates and Eco Rebate options available from Trane, this has become one of the most desirable money saving options available over the next few months. The Eco Rebate is given in addition to the Manufacturer Rebates offered by Trane. To find out more about your specific needs and how you can save money and get cash back now and later, contact your local Trane professional and start putting cash back into your household and business at the same time you are keeping cool this summer and summers to come.