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What is Emergency Heat and When Should You Use It?  

What is emergency heat is a common question asked by homeowners. Emergency heat is a backup heating system that is designed to kick in when the primary heating system fails. It is typically used in homes that have a heat pump as their primary source of heat, so it is simply a heat pump emergency heat.  This also means that it makes heat pumps that much more essential within the household, and they should always be well-maintained and serviced by professionals like the ones at AHWA. Now, lets break down what emergency heat is, how it works, and when you …

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What the New SEER2 Standards Mean for Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps in 2023

SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) and SEER2 are both measures of the efficiency of air conditioning and heat pump systems. However, there are some key differences between the two standards: SEER vs SEER2 Before we talk about how the SEER2 standards affect heat pumps and air conditioners, let’s contrast and compare SEER and SEER 2 requirements. Cooling vs Heating SEER is a measure of the cooling efficiency of a system over a typical cooling season, whereas SEER2 also includes a measure of the heating efficiency of a system over an entire year. Calculation Method SEER is calculated by dividing the …

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How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Affect Heat Pump Prices

President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) on August 16, 2022, This is one of the largest measures ever taken by the federal government to address climate change. $369 billion is being invested into cleaner energy technology and improvements to energy efficiency. The Inflation Reduction Act HVAC incentives are something you’ll want to know about and take advantage of if you are looking to install or upgrade your current heating and cooling system or make related improvements in your home. What Upgrades are Covered by the IRA? HEEHRA Explained The High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Act (HEEHRA) is …

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What You Need to Know About Inflation and Rising HVAC Prices

HVAC systems are a crucial aspect of any home, providing comfort and maintaining indoor air quality. However, as prices for goods and services rise due to inflation, the cost of owning and maintaining an HVAC system can also increase. In this article, we will discuss how the continued rise of inflation in 2023 affects HVAC prices and what homeowners can do to mitigate these costs. What is Inflation? Inflation is when the general price level of goods and services in an economy increases at a steady rate over a period of time. When prices rise, each dollar spent allows you …

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How Long Do Goodman Air Conditioners Last?

HVAC systems are one of the most important purchases a homeowner can make. One of the biggest questions asked of technicians about Goodman HVAC units is “How long do Goodman air conditioners last?” Before we discuss the Goodman AC life expectancy, let’s first talk a bit about Goodman Manufacturing, its history, and its quality control practices. Goodman Manufacturing Goodman Manufacturing has been in business since 1975 when it was founded by Harold Goodman. The company was built on a foundation of reliability and affordability. Though the company was sold to Daikin Industries in 2012, it continues to adhere to those …

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