Archive for March, 2014

Is Your Air Conditioner Outdated?

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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Is your air conditioning unit on its final season?

Many people try to save money by keeping their air conditioner as long as they can. However, it is important to remember that air conditioners are not built to last forever. Below are some of the signs that you may need to replace your unit:

Your Air Conditioner Is More Than 15 Years-Old

The average air conditioner can last about 15 years depending on its useage. If your air conditioner is older than that, then you definitely want to consider replacing it. Keep in mind that you could possibly save money if you replace your air conditioner when it is 10 years-old. Some experts believe that air conditioners are not designed to last more than 10 years.

Newer air conditioners are more energy efficient, which can lower your monthly electric bills. Replacing your air conditioner will not only help you save money, but it can also help improve the indoor air quality.

Your Air Conditioner Frequently Requires Repairs

When your air conditioner frequently needs expensive repairs, holding on to it just is not worth it. You will probably end up spend a lot more money on repairs than you would if you were to replace the air conditioner.

Your Air Conditioner Is Not Running Efficiently

As your air conditioner gets older, it will begin to run less efficiently. One of the signs that your air conditioner is running less efficient is it runs for a longer period of time. An outdated air conditioner will have to run longer in order to cool your home. If you have noticed that your utility bills are increasing, then your air conditioner is probably outdated. Outdated air conditioners typically use up more energy.

Furthermore, if your home is no longer comfortable, then it is time to get your air conditioner replaced. If you are looking for a new air conditioner, or need Tucson A/C Repair, then you should consider contacting Temco Air Environmental.

Summer’s Coming – Has Your AC Been Serviced Lately?

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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Can you feel it? The hot Tucson summer is fast -approaching.

Summer is coming up, and along with it higher temperatures. The last thing you need is a poorly running AC unit, or one that is not running at peak performance. There are some tasks that can be performed to get your AC unit ready to accept the anticipated workload. Your best bet is to have a qualified technician give your AC unit a thorough inspection and make the necessary maintenance repairs so you will be ready when the heat wave hits.

A qualified technician is your best bet for a preliminary inspection. Dirt and clogs are a real problem when it comes to air flow. A technician will check inside the AC unit and furnace for debris, dust, animal and insect infestation and soot. Sometimes a cleaning is necessary as well as inspection of the vents and registers. A filter change-out will be mandatory, since the pleated filter materials have likely been exposed to moisture and dirt over the winter months, a potential restriction problem. A cleaning will also remove pollen, pet danger and harmful bacteriological agents that might prove unhealthy.

A certified technician will have the necessary tools and gauges to inspect for refrigerant leaks or low level conditions. They AC system must hold its manufacturer’s specified refrigerant level as well as the correct refrigerant type. A test run will determine proper pressure and temperature.

Safety is a big issue with your HVAC system. Gas and oil HVAC systems use fossil fuel for energy, producing hazardous chemical by products like carbon monoxide. Technicians look for leaking seals, valves and loose connections that can potentially spark a fire or emit dangerous gases into the living space. Wire and electrical connections should be cleaned and tightened to make proper contact. Any chaffed or split wires will be replaced, negating any shorts or damage to electrical components.

Performance issues with the motor, moving components (shafts) and bearings should be inspected for integrity. A bad electrical motor may produce metallic noises like scraping, whining and buzzing. Such noises are an indication that the internal parts are misaligned, worn or defective. A technician can easily discover how many amps a unit is requiring to run efficiently by checking voltage parameters and wire resistance. Maximum flow and cooling temperature are important, indicating that the system is operating effortlessly and drawing only the amount of electricity needed. AC units that perform at maximum efficiency save on monthly energy bills.

Don’t delay. Temco Air Environmental specializes in Tucson AC repair and is equipped to handle inspections or emergency situations. Get ready for summer by having your HVAC system inspected and serviced. Routine re-maintenance procedures are inexpensive compared to the problems that may occur and result in major component failures and safety issues that may require major system replacement.