What is a split air conditioner and how does it work?
Known as ductless air conditioning, a split air conditioner is composed of two separate units: a condensing unit (“condenser”) and an evaporative coil (“coil”). These two separate units are what gives a split air conditioner its name. The condenser and coil are joined by a set of copper tubing known as a line-set which transfers refrigerant from one unit to another. Ductless or split air conditioners are a great cooling option for homes or businesses without ductwork as they operate solely on electricity and have a very high SEER rating for the best efficiency. ComfortZone Services offers a variety of brands of these ductless air conditioners to suit your needs.
How long does a central air conditioner last?
Like any machine, air conditioners do not last forever. In our 30 years of being in the heating and cooling industry, we’ve learned that the average lifespan of central air is 20–25 years. An air conditioner may need to be replaced earlier if its capacity is not properly matched to the cooling load of the home. Oversized air conditioners can “short-cycle,” meaning they turn off and on rapidly, which causes excessive wear and tear on the compressor. As the most costly part of the AC system, a worn-out compressor often results in needing to replace the air conditioning unit to a more energy-efficient one. Remember: the older the unit, the less efficient it will be, and the more it will cost you in energy bills. A reputable, trusted installer like ComfortZone Services ensures you get a properly sized air conditioner for your home and provides you with the best warranty for your AC.
How big should my furnace be?
The size of furnace you need depends greatly on the size of your home, where you live, among several other important factors. The best way to properly determine your required furnace size is to have your local HVAC company perform a heat load calculation to determine which furnace is best for your home. Contact us today to get an estimate.
Do I need to replace my furnace?
With proper maintenance, the lifespan of an average standard-efficiency furnace is around 25–30 years. A high-efficiency furnace lasts for around 20–25 years. If your home is older, make sure to monitor your furnace’s performance. Some signs you may need your furnace replaced are delayed ignition, significant amounts of corrosion, little or no heat produced, odd smells (like sulfur or rotten eggs), or consistent pilot light failures. If you suspect you may need your furnace replaced, contact ComfortZone Services. We’ll assess whether or not we can and should repair your furnace or replace it with a new one.
How often should I change my furnace filter?
Depending on the type of furnace filter you purchase, filters last between one month to one year. Inspect your furnace filter monthly and check the type of filter you bought to ensure you’re replacing it when required.