We will come to your home and give you a free written estimate and that proposal will be customized to your situation and needs. A Heat Gain / Loss evaluation will be done in order to ensure you are receiving the correct size system to meet your needs.
It is impossible to quote a price without first checking conditions specific to your home. Which direction your home faces, how many windows are in the home, what type of insulation etc. Price will be dependent on the size, SEER rating, and location of the new unit. In almost all cases, the proposal is written up for you on the spot with no waiting to receive it in the mail.
ENERGY STAR is the trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.
The ENERGY STAR label was established to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy; and Make it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort.
The US Department of Energy’s Website recommends the following:
Change your air filter regularly
Tune up your HVAC equipment yearly
Install a programmable thermostat
Seal your heating and cooling ducts
R 22 system are going to be phased out. In 2010, manufacturers will only produce New 410 A Systems. 410A refrigerant does not deplete the ozone layer. R 22 is being phased out because it depletes the ozone layer and it encourages global warming.
There will be enough R 22 around to service existing equipment for quite some time. The reason for that is because R 22 has to be recaptured, it cannot be vented into the atmosphere. It is believed that there will be a sufficient supply of recaptured R 22 to keep everybody nice and cold for some time. By 2020 it is expected to be phased out completely.