Air Conditioners

HVAC Efficiency Standards for Air Pumps and AC

2023 HVAC Efficiency Standards for Air Pumps and AC

In January 2023, HVAC regulations will change, setting new minimum efficiency HVAC standards for heating and cooling systems. These new HVAC requirements will impact the costs for both HVAC installation companies and home or building owners, so we all must be prepared for the changes. 2023 HVAC efficiency standards for residential air conditioning systems are set according to a border established between the north and south regions of the U.S. The minimum efficiency standards for residential air conditioners in the southern region, which includes Arizona, will increase to 15 SEER. The current standard in this region is 14 SEER. SEER …

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Stage Air Conditioner

Single Stage vs Two Stage Air Conditioner

Single stage and two stage air conditioners can both provide the cooling you need to survive a hot Arizona summer, but a two stage air conditioner can provide you with a much more comfortable home environment with low energy costs. Let’s discuss it further. What is a two stage air conditioner? Also known as a dual stage system, a two stage AC system utilizes a compressor that works at two different speeds. The compressor pumps refrigerant through your air conditioner to cool your home. On high, it runs at 100% capacity. At low, it runs at between 60-70% capacity. The …

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Central air in a house

Installing Central Air in a House Without Ducts

If you have an older home without central heat and air conditioning or with an older system that needs to be updated, you might need to make some important choices about the system best for you. Installing central air in a house without ducts can be a costly and time-consuming process, but you do have options beyond window units, swamp coolers or a plethora of fans that never quite do the trick in a hot Arizona summer. Though you can have ductwork installed for central air conditioning, you might want to consider a ductless cooling system instead. It’s as good, …

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HVAC Filter

How Often to Change the HVAC Filter for Your Home AC

As winter begins to subside and we enter the warmer months of spring and then summer, many of us will begin to use our HVAC systems more to keep our homes cool. One of the simplest, but most important things you can do to keep your system in good order and improve the air quality of your home is to know how often to change the HVAC filter.  Keeping your HVAC filter clean will preserve the lifespan of your HVAC system but it will also reduce the time you must spend cleaning by removing many of the particles that can …

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AC Capacitor

AC Capacitor Cost: 5 Things to Keep in Mind

Let’s start by answering a question: “What is an AC capacitor?”  Your air conditioner comprises many parts that work together to keep you cool in the summer heat. One of the most important parts is the HVAC capacitor. This element is what provides the energy for your air conditioning to operate. If it fails, an AC capacitor replacement cost can be between $35-60 for the part, but with around 450v surging through it, it’s not an item you want to remove or install improperly. So, what is this little dynamo that wields so much power? This small cylinder is installed …

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