Q: Why should I replace my existing heating or air
You may wish to consider replacing your air conditioning or heating system if it
is old, inefficient or in need of repair. Today's systems are as much as 60%
more efficient than those systems manufactured as little as ten years ago. If you are concerned about utility
bills or are faced with an expensive repair, you may want to consider replacing
your system rather than enduring another costly season or paying to replace an
How do I select the right heating/cooling system?
Crystal Aire can size your unit based on the size of your house and several
other factors that make a difference. Many homes were built without the correct
sized unit which cause them to either waste energy or improperly condition your
air. Crystal Aire will provide a load calculation for your home. Consider any
comfort issues in the home. Some products can help improve the quality of your
air and uneven temperatures from room to room.
Q: How long can I
expect a new system to last?
If you perform regular preventative maintenance and service, industry averages
suggest that an air conditioner should last 12-15 years and a gas furnace should
last as many as 20-25 years.
Should I change my indoor coil?
When replacing your air conditioner, the answer is most likely yes. The new
efficiency ratings have changed the way some of the indoor coils work. Many of
the new coils include a TXV valve which can greatly increase the efficiency
rating and performance of your new unit. Some of the new units require new coils
to work properly.
Q: How often should I recharge my air conditioner
with new freon?
A: Contrary to popular belief, air conditioners do not consume
refrigerant (freon) as a car consumes oil, so under ideal conditions it would
never need changing or filling. Therefore, a low freon level indicates a leak
which should be repaired before adding more.
Q: Why should I be worried about the air quality in my
Most of our time is spent each day indoors. Today's new houses are more
efficient and airtight making them great at conserving energy, but also makes
them better at trapping potentially irritating particles inside. A properly
working air system with new high efficiency filters can help to reduce the
amount of dust, particles, pet hair, and pollution in your house.