Window Unit or Central Air which one would benefit my home?

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Central Air VS Window Units

Mesa, Arizona homeowners often ask what type of air conditioning unit would best fit their needs. Both window units and central air systems can effectively cool an enclosed area.  There are differences between window air conditioning units and central air systems.  The type of air conditioning model that is best can depend on a number of different factors. The size of the space that customers want to cool is the most important factor. The power of both Window and Central Air conditioning units are measured in EER’s, which stands for Energy Efficiency Ratio.

Window Units are great for Small Areas

Window air conditioning units are great for cooling small spaces.  A smaller home can be perfect for window units because there is not a lot of space to cool.  They are also great for cooling down one specific area and are a great options for those who are low on funds.  Most  window units rate around 9.4 to 10.7 EER’s.

Central Air are great for large structures

It is one of the most common home improvement projects and they add value to a home. The amount of windows a home has and how the sun hits are factors that can determine which type of air conditioning unit is best. Many different factors are considered for what size central air unit is required.   There are four major brands that we prefer to install which are Trane, Rheem, Carrier and Ameristar.  Central air systems also rate in EER’s minimum of 12, but are measured on a different scale. They are reliable and can last a lot longer than typical window units.

Call a Professional to help with your decision

Customers should contact a Mesa A/C contractor to help them get accurate and reliable information prior to making their purchase to ensure it is the best educated decision for their home.

Are Electronic Air Filters Worth the Purchase?


Electric Air Filter

Do Electronic Air Filters Really Work?

Many consumers are wondering if electric air filters for HVAC systems actually work. The answer to this question is yes. Electronic air filters for HVAC units are very efficient at removing dander, allergens, and other potentially harmful things in the air that are invisible to the naked eye. These air filters are practically a must have item for those who suffer from allergies. Electronic air filters are over ninety nine percent effective. There are many major brands of electronic air filters.

Electronic Air Filters 

Trane is one of the most popular brands of electronic air filters. Rheem, Ameristar, and Carrier are also very popular brands. Trane models have cleanable and reusable air filters, which makes them one of the most cost friendly brands on the market. Air Care in Mesa AZ has a long line of Trane products to offer to their customers.  They are known for providing their customers with the best service and the best prices, who also have a long history of installing, selling, and maintaining Trane products.

Reliable Heating and Cooling Experts in Mesa, AZ

Electronic air filters  are made to last. We are more than happy to answer any questions that their customers may have about electronic air filters or HVAC systems in general. Our staff members are trained and certified so that they are true experts on heating and cooling systems in Mesa AZ and products like electronic air filters. There has never been a better time to get in touch with the friendly customer service team at  to learn more information about electronic air filters and the numerous services they have to offer. Residential and commercial services are offered.

Phoenix Licenced Air Conditioning Contractor

Licensed A/C Contractor versus The Unlicensed Guy who knows a lot about A/C

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     We all know having our Air Conditioner looked at, serviced, repaired or replaced can be costly and there can possibly be a longer wait than we would like. Sometimes this leads into thoughts of trying, “The Other Guy”, you know, the one you heard about somewhere, your neighbor knows him, maybe even your friend or brother.  This guy did a really great job that one time and only charged a fraction of the normal cost and not only that his schedule was open and he was available immediately.  Whatever the reason, we have for contacting “The Other Guy”, there are some things to be considered first.  Continue reading to determine what is really best for you

     Regulation in the Air Conditioning Industry exists for the purpose of protection, much like Insurance works to protect our property.  This regulation protects the person performing the Air Condition work; it protects the person having the work done; more so, this particular regulation also protects our environment and the world we live in. The Licensed Contractor has learned these regulations, has made an agreement to honor these regulatory standards, and is held accountable to the same regulatory standards.

      Insurance is comparable to assurance; this is what you get when you hire a licensed Air Condition Contractor.  Freon being released into our air is harmful and licensed Contractors are very aware of the rules and regulations concerning Freon, it uses and how to manage and account for it accordingly.  The credentials of those with licensure can be checked and reported on, based on the results anyone experiences from any particular contractor.  If any Licensed Contractor does not comply or does not live up to the required standards, they may lose their license, regardless of how much they know about Air Conditioning.

    “The Other Guy”, may be the one who had his license revoked, or the one who could not pass the testing required, or maybe even the one who did not bother to take courses in the first place.  One thing we know for certain about “The Other Guy”, is that he has not chosen for whatever reason to learn and be held up to a standard that protects him/her, us and our neighborhood or our environment.  “The Other Guys” work is not documented or verifiable, we have very limited recourse (if any) when we are not satisfied with his work, also there is no way of accounting for the environment, starting in our own back yard.  In addition to a myriad of other factors that can occur from lack of knowledge including, but not limited to, causing an Air Condition Unit to need replaced unnecessarily, electrical issues to include possible fires, and the list goes on.

    In summation, there are many intricate workings within an Air Condition unit and for everyone’s safety; Rules and Regulations have been developed, providing protection for Consumers, their neighbors, their property and even the very air that we breathe.  The money or times that may be saved are costing more than you can ever begin to calculate.  The price of satisfaction and safety are also incalculable.  It only makes good cents to hire Only a licensed Air Condition expert every time, assurance is even better than insurance.

Energy Audits Save Arizona Home Owners Money In Phoenix Arizona

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What Can I Do Reduce My Power Bill & Create More Home Efficiency?

          Are you one of those people who cringe when you open your power bill?  Or have you just become accustomed to a high bill and wishing for a way to create more efficiency in your home? Everyone seems to be actively seeking ways to save and create more efficiency in all aspects of their lives.  Read on as we explore these aspects as they specifically apply to your home and your power bill.

          First let’s identify the things in your home that utilize the most electricity, the electricity hogs is what we will call them.  Where are the electricity hogs in your home?  The number one electricity hog is the Hot Water heater, followed by the Air Conditioner and Heat Source, and right behind that is your dryer.  None of us are very interested in living without these energy hogs, but can’t we put them on a diet and still enjoy their conveniences?  Yes, of course we can, and that is what this article is all about.

Arizona energy savings        The Power Companies offer some things to assist us in identifying our electricity usage and some devices are available to create more efficiency in our homes.  SRP provides M-Power boxes which provide data about daily & hourly usage and current draw of power to identify from one moment to the next how much power you are using and what devices are pulling how much power. Also there are devices to hook up to the Hot Water Heater to time it on and off as needed so you are not heating water constantly.

         Next for your Hot Water Heaters, the first choice is to buy the most efficient available, or even to consider a heat on demand hot water system.  If you have chosen a standard hot water heater, it also makes sense to put a blanket on it made specifically for hot water heaters so they retain the heat so it does not have to be heated over and over.

          For your Air Conditioners which is the primary source of power usage during the long and intense heat of our Desert Valley summers there are many options available both directly and indirectly.  To directly create improvement and efficiency from your A/C unit, ensure it is the proper size for your space; get a high efficiency model; replace your filter at least once a month; service your unit regularly; and invest in a programmable thermostat versus a standard one.  Taking all of these steps can really put this energy hog on a diet providing instant low cost savings and efficiency in your home.

      Indirect ways to create improved efficiency of your Air Conditioning Unit includes better insulation in the walls and roof, look for the energy star logo on products, better ventilation from the attic and upper eave space, reflective coverings for windows, sealing cracks around windows and doors as well as installing high efficiency windows and doors.

       Every little bit helps and you are sure to create more efficiency in your home by utilizing any of these tips to slim down the energy hogs, and the more tips you employ and put to use, the greater your efficiency and savings will be realized in your home.

 

New Air Conditioning Phoenix

New Air Conditioning Phoenix

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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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Energy Star Air Conditioning Arizona

 

Energy Star Air Conditioning

 

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Energy Star Rebates Air Conditioning & Insulation

Energy Star has become a very familiar symbol, yet not everyone knows what it means or that there are rebates available on a wide variety of product lines from electronics to appliances, air conditioning, heating units and more.  Let’s learn more about what it means to be an Energy Star and more importantly how to save you even more money on  Gilbert Air Conditioning and Insulation for your home or business. 

What Does It Mean To Be Energy Star

 Energy Star is a rating provided by the EPA designed to reduce greenhouse gases and to save our environment by utilizing products that are more efficient.  It helps business and individuals save money while also protecting our climate through superior energy efficiency. To be listed as an Energy Star the Air Conditioning Unit and Insulation must meet certain conditions that can be tested and verified of the superior energy efficiency being provided from this product. 

Saving You Money With Energy Star

The savings does not end just by buying a product with the Energy Star Rating, there are also many other incentives to encourage utilizing these high efficiency Air Conditioning Units and Insulation.  There are Federal Tax Credits for buying high efficiency units as well Rebates.  We have done the research to ensure you receive the most value for your dollar today and far into the future with the most efficient products and all of the cash back available.

Federal Tax Credits for Air Conditioning & Insulation

 All typical Insulation’s such as batts, rolls, blow-in fibers, expanding spray, pour-in-place, caulking, weather stripping, spray foam and house wrapping products only, not installation, qualify for the Tax Credit of 10% of the cost up to $500.For Federal Tax Credits on Air Conditioning Units the best way to be certain you are receiving the tax credit of $300 available on select units is to ask your  Chandler Air Conditioning professional to provide you with the Manufacturer Certification Statement for the exact Air Conditioning Unit you purchase.

Rebates available on Air Conditioning and Insulation

 Rebates that are currently available are always changing and being updated.  To find out and keep up with current rebates in your area visit energystar.gov and type in your zip code.  Currently there are not any additional rebates specific to our Arizona area for Air Conditioning Units available, but there is a great rebate offer for Insulation.  Southwest Gas Arizona is offering a mail in, dollar incentive rebate of $.15 per square foot attic insulation rated R-45 and R-60.  Call Southwest Gas at 1-800-654-2765 for more information and to qualify for your cash rebate.

Wrapping it up & Saving you Money

 Wrap up and roll out that insulation, install the most efficient Air Conditioning Unit, get all of the Energy
Star Rebates, Manufacture Rebates, and Federal Credits.  More importantly, save money for years to come as the residual benefits of an Energy Star Air Condition Unit or product continues to provide the highest quality and the highest efficiency available.  We service most of Arizona including Mesa, AZ, Tempe, AZ Scottsdale, AZ, Chandler, AZ

 

 

 

Air Conditioning Sale Phoenix Arizona

Big Air Conditioner Sale in Phoenix AZ

 

Air Conditioning Sale Phoenix Arizona

 

 

 

         

Air Care Cooling & Heating LLC. is offering an unprecedented $200 reduction of price for all new installations of Air Conditioning Units beginning April 1st and continuing all the way to October 31st 2013.  As if this isn’t enough, Air Care has also announced a $20 reduction in the cost of any AC repairs performed on Air conditioning units during this same time frame.  With an offer like this, staying cool just became a breeze, even during the long summer we have ahead of us this year.

         Spring has officially arrived according to the calendar; however, for everyone in the Phoenix desert valley region, summer has arrived.  For the next 6 months or more, the number one concern in the valley will be how to stay cool, escaping the scorching desert sun.  The second concern will be accomplishing this afford-ably without burning holes through wallets and pockets to pay for this comfort.

         There are many AC repair companies in Phoenix and specials available as everyone in the Phoenix Air Conditioning Repair Industry clamor for the job bids , stepping up to the plate to ensure the ease of residents and business owners here.   Air Care Cooling & Heating LLC however has caught everyone’s attention with the unbelievable, yet true, $200 reduction of price on all new installations no matter the brand or whether it is new or rebuilt and $20 reduction of price on all repairs.  This is not a rebate, this is just price slashing at its best, designed to provide the best in cooling, while leaving money in the wallets and pockets of  Phoenix Arizona residents and business owners.  Whether you are installing a new unit or doing repairs, these savings surpass any offers made by any other company.

           As preparations begin for the 2013 Arizona summer, it is best to stay informed of the best prices combined with the highest value of labor available to care for the extenuating demands applied to air condition unit’s valley wide.   Air Care Cooling & Heating LLC has always considered the consumer the highest priority when making their business decisions.  Ensuring all of their technicians are well trained professionals, available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. 

Air Care has qualified technician’s available valley wide from Phoenix, to, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Apache Junction and everywhere in between and surrounding these localities.  Air Conditioning professionals from Air Care are available wherever there are homes and business in Phoenix Arizona.

Homeowners and business owners alike rave about how their Air Conditioning Phoenix and cooling issues have been well maintained and now they will have money left over for vacations and other fun events they want to do during these months.  Thousands of homes and businesses have been kept cool and comfy through the extended summers and extreme heat here in the valley by Air Care.  The relief for the smaller bills for services combined with the quality of services received from Air Care has been matched by no other in this region.

Finding the lowest and the best pricing in the valley, combined with the most reliable honest Air Conditioning professionals just became easy.  Air Care has raised the bar and the standard leading the way providing the highest rated services in this entire region, without burning holes through wallets and pockets.  Air Care Cooling & Heating LLC is the winning ticket for comfort, cool, efficient and affordable Air Conditioning Service.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rheem Air Conditioning Phoenix Arizona

Rheem Ac Phoenix AZ

Rheem Air Conditioning Phoenix

Repairs and Parts for Rheem Air Conditioning Units

 

      

    You own a Rheem Air Conditioning Unit and it seems to be in need of repairs.  What should you do, what do you need to know, who do you call? Maybe, you are considering owning a Rheem Air Conditioning Unit and have been wise enough to look up your repair options prior to purchase and installation.  This article will provide you with a basic snapshot to make the most prudent choices pertaining to repairs to your already installed Rheem Unit or guide you further in determining the best choice for an Air Condition Unit for your home.

 

          All Rheem Air Conditioners come with a warranty and should be registered on line at www.rheem.com   The Rheem warranties are very detailed and specific for Classic and Value versus Prestige Series and even some aspects are covered for five years and others for 10 years.  Basically though it is 10 yrs conditional parts and compressor warranties, and 5 yrs limited parts warranties.  10 yrs limited on all coils.  So, at risk of repeating, I will say it again that it is best to print out and have available the details specific to your model so you can be completely aware of what is and is not covered by your warranty.

 

          Additionally you may have purchased the Protection Plus Extended Service Protection (PPESP).  This plan is a very extensive plan as it states in its name and for the number of years specified in your personal plan it will cover ALL parts and, ALL labor.  If you are just purchasing and installing a new Rheem Air Conditioning Unit consider asking your Rheem certified installer about this plan to ensure you can relax and stay cool for years to come worry free.

 

          It is always best to call a service technician at the first sign or sound of problems and difficulties with your Rheem Air Conditioning unit.  It usually costs less and has less impact on your comfort if you call earlier rather than later.  Also, make sure that you have a technician check and do routine maintenance on your Rheem Air Conditioning Unit at least annually or more often if it is recommended for your specific unit.   A little bit of routine care is so much better than the costly expense of both money and inconvenience of system break downs.

 

          Despite all of your diligence it seems you are in need of air conditioning repair for your Rheem A/C Unit, follow these simple instructions and be relaxing in the cool air sooner rather than later.  After checking your warranty information, gather together your model number, unit ID number and as much specific information as to what is happening and or not happening with your unit, then call a certified Rheem technician.  Yes, it MUST be a Rheem dealer and technician, the nearest one in Phoenix Arizona is Air Care Cooling & Heating LLC.  Your local technician will use Rheem specific parts and have your system up and running and keeping you cool and ensuring that your warranty is still intact or if it is past warranty can assist you in determining if it is best to repair or replace your current unit.  Follow these simple steps and keep you and your family cool through the extreme heat of our extended summer heat in the Phoenix Desert Valley and your Arizona Rheem Air Conditioning Unit running as efficiently as it is designed to run..