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AC Repair vs. Replacement

Should I Repair My Air Conditioner Or Buy a New One?
When summer comes, bringing the blistering heat with it, your home is your personal safe haven against the heat, and that’s all thanks to your AC unit. That makes it a big problem when the unit breaks down, especially because it brings up the pressing question of repair, or replacement. Which is the most cost-effective solution?

There’s a lot more than just money factoring into the answer to that question. Here’s what you need to consider.

Age and type of the unit
Maintenance
Efficiency of the unit
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By |May 27th, 2016|AC Diagnosis, AC Installation, AC Repair|Comments Off on AC Repair vs. Replacement|

Air Conditioning Repair Troubleshooting

AC Repair Troubleshooting Tips For Summer
As the weather warms up, it’s time for homeowners across the nation to start preparing their air conditioning units to get them ready for the coming heat waves. Unfortunately, many home owners are disappointed to find that their AC units are not functioning properly after the long winter months. There are a few simple steps you can take to troubleshoot your air conditioning unit before you call for the repairman.

Check for Power – Due to the high power draw of most air conditioning units, they are typically protected by several fuses and breakers to [...]

By |May 26th, 2016|AC Diagnosis, AC Repair, Heat Load Analysis|Comments Off on Air Conditioning Repair Troubleshooting|

How to Repair Central Air Conditioners

DIY or Professional Central Air Conditioner Repair?
If you’ve owned a home for several years, chances are you’ve had the dreaded AC breakdown, and chances are even better that it was during the sweltering heat of summer. Handling air conditioner repairs is a job for a professional – we don’t advise that even seasoned do-it-yourselfers do more than basic cleaning and maintenance on central air conditioners.

Your central air conditioner has two units, the condenser and the evaporator. Your condenser is sitting outside, on top of a concrete slab. Inside your home, usually in the attic is your evaporator.

 

Let’s look at some of [...]

By |May 25th, 2016|AC Repair, Central Air Conditioning|Comments Off on How to Repair Central Air Conditioners|
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    Construction Boom Pushes HVAC Market to 7% CAGR Growth Through 2020

Construction Boom Pushes HVAC Market to 7% CAGR Growth Through 2020

Based on a recent study by ReportsnReports, the HVAC industry is expected to grow globally by nearly 7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2016 and 2020. A number of factors have led to this boost in demand for HVAC products and services for both residential and commercial applications, including industrialization efforts and a turn toward energy-efficient systems. 

At the end of 2015, the Asia Pacific region held 51% of the HVAC market share. Looking forward to 2020, it is expected that this trend will continue, with China retaining its lead spot as a country with high demand for new construction [...]

By |April 27th, 2016|Blog, HVAC|Comments Off on Construction Boom Pushes HVAC Market to 7% CAGR Growth Through 2020|
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    How Predictive Maintenance Will Change the Future for HVAC Technicians

How Predictive Maintenance Will Change the Future for HVAC Technicians

Predictive HVAC Maintenance
Taking care of HVAC equipment requires a great knowledge of the tools of the trade as well as the myriad machines that keep homes and businesses cool or warm, depending on the season. Many people underestimate how much knowledge is required by the average technician who gives your HVAC system a tune-up.

While skilled technicians that understand real world problems will never go away, predictive maintenance is the wave of the future. Keep reading to learn more about predictive maintenance and how it will change everything for technicians and consumers.
Faster Service
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By |April 20th, 2016|AC Diagnosis, AC Repair, HVAC|Comments Off on How Predictive Maintenance Will Change the Future for HVAC Technicians|
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    Technologies That Are Changing the Face of the HVAC Industry

Technologies That Are Changing the Face of the HVAC Industry

New technologies in the HVAC industry are making heating and cooling of homes more efficient than ever. Today, HVAC systems have the ability to communicate between the indoors and the outdoors, reducing heat loss and helping to maximize the dehumidifying process. These new technologies allow HVAC systems to run more quietly and makes them easier to program.
Smartphone Technologies
Many of the new changes are actually in the HVAC components and the systems’ controls, but a number of these new changes are in external technologies. So-called “Smart Homes” are becoming more and more commonplace as Smartphone capabilities continue to [...]

By |April 12th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Technologies That Are Changing the Face of the HVAC Industry|
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    Five Things to Check Before You Call for an Air Conditioning Repair

Five Things to Check Before You Call for an Air Conditioning Repair

What To DO Before Calling an A/C Company
Air conditioners are complex machines comprised of refrigeration, electrical, mechanical and plumbing components. If one component or correlating part is out of sync, it affects the performance of the other parts and cooling efficiency as a whole.

If your system is malfunctioning and you’re not sure where the problem lies, try these five troubleshooting tips to see if you can get your system back into shape before calling for air conditioning repair.
No Power? Check Thermostat & Circuit Box
No matter how many times you may try, if your air conditioner isn’t receiving power, it won’t [...]

By |April 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Five Things to Check Before You Call for an Air Conditioning Repair|

What is a Heat Load Analysis and Why Should I Care?

Heat Load Analysis
A Heat Load Analysis is the method used to figure out how much heating and cooling a home needs to stay comfortably cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It is used to determine the size of the HVAC system a building needs and what sort of energy cost your home should have.
How a Heat Load Analysis Can Benefit Homeowners
When it comes to HVAC systems, the biggest system isn’t always the best for a home. Different sized systems operate most efficiently at different load levels, so the ideal size of a system [...]

By |March 31st, 2016|Heat Load Analysis, HVAC|Comments Off on What is a Heat Load Analysis and Why Should I Care?|

With So Many HVAC Brands, How Do I Know Which to Choose?

At Howard Air, we receive a lot of questions from our customers about proper HVAC use and maintenance. Along with these common questions, we’re also asked about unit replacement. Many customers are more than willing to spend money on the best possible unit for their home or business, but many do not know if a replacement is truly needed and, if so, what brand to purchase.

Here is an overview of why and when an HVAC system should be replaced and picking the correct brand for your needs.
Why Replace An HVAC Unit?
Replacement of an HVAC unit is [...]

By |March 28th, 2016|HVAC|Comments Off on With So Many HVAC Brands, How Do I Know Which to Choose?|

How Technology is Advancing In-Home Comfort

HVAC Technology
With the great progress of today’s technology, in-home comfort is advancing to new levels. With technological improvements of home appliances and systems such as heating and air conditioning units, a higher-level of comfort is becoming the norm.

As these new types of systems become more and more advanced, homeowners can often customize their own standards. From programmable heating and air conditioning systems to room-scanning sensors, technology is helping to advance in-home comfort.
Programmable Thermostats
The easiest way to control the comfort level inside your home is with a programmable thermostat. More advanced than just the “auto” mode on old [...]

By |March 23rd, 2016|HVAC|Comments Off on How Technology is Advancing In-Home Comfort|