October 17, 2013

Watch Out for A/C and Heat Pump Thieves

Although prices vary by the minute, in common with all commodities, the cost of copper trends upward. This means the value of scrap copper also increases. While this may be good news for the market, it can be bad news for homeowners. A/C and heat pump thieves are increasingly targeting externally-located condensing units to harvest the copper coils inside them. Your A/C or heat pump condensing unit can be gone in seconds. Even though you’re likely to receive an insurance […]
October 15, 2013

Get HVAC Installer Quotes in Hand, Then Use These Tips to Make a Selection

Choosing an HVAC contractor for work on your Peachtree City area home may seem like a daunting task, but it can be made easier by following a few simple steps. Begin by obtaining several HVAC installer quotes, and when you have them in hand, use the following tips to narrow them down to the perfect one. Ask for references. A reputable company will be happy to provide you with at least three local and recent references. Call each with a […]
October 10, 2013

Energy Tax Credits on HVAC Upgrades Are Available Through the End of 2013

If you’re interested in upgrading your heating or cooling systems, you should be aware that federal energy tax credits for HVAC upgrades are available until the end of the year, and are retroactive for all of 2012. According to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, homeowners seeking qualified improvements to their home’s HVAC system or overall energy efficiency may qualify for a tax credit. This credit can be up to 10 percent of the cost of the improvement or an […]
October 8, 2013

Choosing the Right Furnace Replacement Requires a Little Homework First

When considering a furnace replacement, some homeowners will simply switch out their old unit for a similarly sized newer model. It may seem like a good strategy, but many of today’s informed homeowners take a more proactive approach.They do their homework before making a decision. Invite more than one HVAC company to quote a price, and accurately calculate the most appropriate size for the furnace in your home, then discuss your options. With energy costs rising over the long term, efficiency and expense should […]