Buying Air Conditioning and Heating Systems

Detailed Step by Step Tutorial

Many consumers are unaware of the decisions to be made when purchasing air conditioning and defer decisions to the AC contractor. 

A knowledgeable consumer will make informed decisions when purchasing air conditioning and pay less ….read more

What the Air Conditioning Contractor Should Do

The checklist and explanations below will assist you in evaluating the capabilities of different HVAC companies and the proposals they submit.  Read More

Which Air Conditioner Should You Buy?

Why aren’t Air Conditioning units ranked by Consumer Reports?  The quality of the installation far outweighs any minor difference in brand.  The process of selecting an air conditioner should focus on selecting an air conditioning contractor experienced in your type installation. To compare features and benefits for different brands you can use the Unit Mfg. tab       Read More

Common Air Conditioning Problems

Many consumers call their air conditioning service company when they have HVAC problems or questions.  If you have a relationship with a quality contractor this is usually the fastest path to resolving the problem.  Other consumers want a deeper understanding of how their system works Read More

What Size Air Conditioner do I Need?

Every homeowner and commercial building owner should keep a copy on hand of the calculations that determine the size air conditioner needed to cool and heat the structure. Read More

What is SEER?

The EPA establishes the minimum SEER rating for new air conditioning units.  That minimum is 13 SEER.    Read More

Split System Air Conditioners

Split system air conditioners are the common type of system found in residential applications.  Read More