Hometown Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘air conditioning installation’

The Ultimate Eco-Friendly Choices for AC Installation

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

Did you know that your HVAC system is the biggest energy user in your home? Together, your air conditioning and heating make up about 46% of your home’s annual energy consumption. That’s almost half!

More and more homeowners want to reap the benefits of eco-friendly systems in their homes. And as the biggest consumer of energy, choosing a “green” air conditioner is a great way to not only reduce your carbon footprint but also decrease your energy usage. 

If you’re in the market for a new AC system, let’s go over your options with eco-friendliness being the most important factor under consideration.

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Go With a Pro: The Benefits of Professional Air Conditioner Installation

Monday, February 27th, 2023

Purchasing a new air conditioning system for your home is a major investment. As homeowners, it’s only natural to want to save money. When estimating how much it’ll cost for an air conditioning installation, you might be tempted to hire an amateur to do the job. You might even be thinking that this is a possible do-it-yourself project. However, we’re here to tell you why these are bad ideas.

Air conditioners require licensed professionals with training and experience to install them properly. A well-intentioned desire to reduce expenses will definitely end up costing you more in the long run. There’s a reason why air conditioning systems require licensed and trained professionals to install them. 

You spend so much on a new air conditioner. You shouldn’t do anything that would jeopardize that initial investment. By not having it installed by a professional HVAC company, you run the risk of voiding the warranty. Here are 3 benefits of professional air conditioning installation.

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What Is SEER2 and Why It Impacts Your Next AC Installation

Monday, December 5th, 2022

The thought of replacing an air conditioner is already a daunting one. There are many factors to consider in order to find a system that will meet your family’s needs, all while staying within your budget.

To complicate matters even further, there are new Department of Energy (DOE) regulations to consider. New energy-efficiency standards that will take effect in 2023 have impacted air conditioner manufacturers and, as a result, consumers.

If you’re considering replacing your air conditioner, learn what these new SEER2 regulations entail, and how they impact your options when it comes to your next air conditioning installation in Concord, CA.

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Why You Should Replace Your Old AC Now

Monday, October 10th, 2022

Do you have an aging air conditioner in place currently? When we say aging, we mean a system that is a decade old, or older. The average useful service life of a well-maintained air conditioner is about 10-15 years, and once it reaches past this point it will start to work less efficiently, have more frequent repair needs and breakdowns, and ultimately cost you more to run than it’s worth.

Still though, if your air conditioner is working “okay,” you might be tempted to put off thinking about an air conditioning installation in Orinda, CA for at least another year or two. Unfortunately, this may end up being a mistake for you financially. Why? Because of an updated mandate by the U.S. Department of Energy known as the SEER2 update. Read on to learn more about this, and what it means for AC costs and your wallet.

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