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When Should I Replacement My AC Unit

Why Is It Important to Have My System Maintained?

When Should I Replace My ACA maintained system will last longer and provide more trouble free operation. It also keeps it's rated energy efficiency longer than one that isn't. Peace of mind. Though not all breakdowns can be prevented, replacing a worn item before it fails can prevent catastrophic failure of major components.

Just as replacing worn tires prevents a blowout at highway speeds; here in the desert southwest your home air conditioner gets the equivalent of your car driving 45,000 miles every summer.

When Should I Repair My Unit and When Should I Replace It?

To the right is a chart to help you with this decision making process. It is based on the premise that with each year of use the system will have a loss of performance and efficiency. As well as the efficiency gains of more modern equipment. However every one's needs are unique to themselves. If you plan to move soon, it may make more sense to do a $700 repair a 12yr old system then to replace it. On the other hand a system that is only 8yr old but had a history of failures might be replaced when faced with the same $700 repair. All of these factors should be carefully weighed.

Air Conditioning and Heating System Replacement

No other decision you make will effect your families comfort and monthly energy bill more than what system you choose to replace your existing heating and cooling equipment with.

American Standard & Trane has long been recognized as the industry leader for quality and reliability. For as long as consumer publications have been rating heating and cooling systems Trane and American Stanard AC has consistently been in the top tier. Both products are also subjected to the System Extreme Environment Test (SEET) facility, a laboratory designed to simulate just about every extreme climate condition your air conditioner or heat pump can face. They cram five years of wear and tear into 16 punishing weeks of continuous testing, watching for signs of weakness or unusual wear. If a product doesn't make it through the SEET lab, it's not manufactured.

The end result? Both Manufacturers are built to last a long time.

Higher SEER Ratings

SEER RatingsIn January 2006, the Department of Energy increased the minimum SEER from 10 to 13. SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) indicates the efficiencies of different types of equipment. The majority of systems installed before 1992 are 10 SEER or below and will continue to drop in efficiency as the systems age. Not only do Trane systems meet the government standard; in many cases, they exceed it. The chart to the right shows you the possible savings over an 8 SEER system when you install higher efficiency Trane matched systems.

Which AC Size/Capacity?

Just as a 300wt light bulb uses 10 times the energy of a 30wt light bulb, a larger heating and cooling system will use more power. The larger cooling and heating system will not only use more power but deliver less comfort as well.

Best AC Filter for Air Flow

Best AC Filter for Air Flow?

High Performance FiltersThe standard throw away filter that many of us use is good in that it does not restrict the air flow for your cooling and heating system, which is vital for system performance and service life. However such filters do not filter out much if any of the indoor air pollutants found in the average home. At the other end of the spectrum are the high efficiency filters at the hardware store which do a better job of filtering the air but also greatly restrict air, causing a variety of problems.

Air Filters: MERV Rating of 8

Our filter with a MERV Rating of 8! THREE times that of the basic filter. The Merv 8 is over 70% efficient at the 3 to 10 micron range! The EPA has published on their web site that a MERV 8 rating is nearly as effective as a true HEPA filter in most residential applications. Given that Dust mites and most all pollen is over 10 micron in size, these filters will remove 70% or more of these airborne contaminants! We have filters to fit most sizes, call today.

Stop breathing dirt, dust, dust mites debris, lint, odors, mold spores, pollen, dander, aerosols and cleaners!

$100 Rebated Advanced Tune-Up

We are pleased to inform you that ALS Cooling and Heating is one of less than 30 contractors participating in a Residential Maintenance program.

The ALS Advanced AC Tune-up provides a comprehensive assessment of your air conditioning system to ensure it is operating at peak efficiency. It provides for a more in-depth maintenance and a $100 rebate leaving the final cost about the same as a standard service. Given the scope of each one, we can only do a few a day.

Air Conditioning Tips to Save Energy

Air Conditioning Tips to Save Energy

Shade Screens In the summer most buildings have two sources of heat to contend with. Exterior and interior. As sun enters your home, it warms up the objects in your home, warming your home from the inside.

Fiberglass or metal shade screens are often cost-effective for low-rise commercial applications and are capable of reducing solar heat gain up to 80 percent compared to un shaded clear glass. A shade screen is a specially fabricated screen of sheet material with narrow louvers formed in place to prevent solar radiation from striking a window—the louvers are so small that only extremely small insects can pass through. The air space between the exterior shade screen and the window helps carry away heat absorbed by the shade before it can be transferred through the window.

Window Film

How To Save Money On Air Conditioning BillGenerally, window film is used more on commercial buildings then residential. However a home with with exterior walls consisting of 20% or more as windows may want to consider such treatments. Window films are thin layers of polyester, metallic coatings, and adhesives that save energy by limiting both the amount of solar radiation passing through the window and the amount of internal heat escaping.

Window films can be retrofitted to existing windows to reduce heat gain from solar radiation and provide low-cost cooling load reduction. They can be applied directly to the interior surfaces of all types of glass and generally last 5 to 15 years. Window films can be retrofitted to existing windows to reduce heat gain due to solar radiation and provide a low-cost cooling load reduction.

Appliances

Did you know that nationally the average home spends about $2,000 on energy bills every year? When buying an appliance, remember that it has two price tags: what you pay to take it home and what you pay for the energy and water it uses. ENERGY STAR qualified appliances incorporate advanced technologies that use 10–50% less energy and water than standard models.

The Energy Star web site, www.energystar.gov, is an excellent resource for more ideas. They have a KIDS page full of great ideas on how children can become involved.

Although each clock or chip uses only a little energy, the constant consumption 24 hours a day, seven days a week, adds up. To get an idea of how many vampires are lurking in your home, take a simple inventory. How many clocks (night stand, microwave and oven) are plugged in? Does your coffee maker have a timer and clock for turning it on and off at preset times? How many CD, VCR or DVD players are plugged in that have clocks or memories? Any electronic with a box-like transformer at the plug end of the cord is drawing power on standby, which is why the transformer is always warm to the touch.

Television

We all heard how too much TV was bad for us while we were growing up and maybe there was some truth to that but for energy reasons.

First, the question of new flat-screen TVs versus old cathode-ray TVs. Generally speaking, large-screen TVs consume more energy than the smaller-screened CRT-based TVs they replace. And most people are adding TVs.

That is, they tend not to replace old TVs with new ones but add a second or third TV. And since TVs consume power even when they're not on, just adding a TV set or two can add dramatically to your power consumption.

A recent report from the BBC found that in the United Kingdom, plasma televisions, which it says are about 50 percent bigger than their cathode-ray-tube equivalents, "consume about four times more energy according to the government-funded Energy Saving Trust." And when looking at the carbon emissions from the power plants, the same group found that old-style TVs produce 100kg of climate-warming C02 per year, while larger, plasma screens will pump out 400kg from the plant. A recent report from Panasonic, makers of both LCD and plasma TVs, said that the new TVs consume more power than older CRTs, but the company is working to get the new TVs to be more energy efficient as fast as it possibly can.

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL)

CFLs use about 25% of the power of a standard light bulb and best of all, they give off about 1/4 the heat of a conventional light bulb as well. So they use less power and cause your air conditioner to run less

Change Your Thermostat Setting

Best Temperature to Set ThermostatFor every 2 degrees warmer you set it in the summer or two degrees cooler you set it in the winter, you can save between 4 and 6%. Going from 78° to 80° is about a 10% savings! This is where a programmable thermostat earns it’s keep!

Want Even More Energy Saving Tips?

Electronic Devices - Did you know that many of your home electronic devices (computers, DVD players, etc) still use power when they are turned off? They can use as much as 75% of their “on” use when off. When practical, such devices should have their power disconnected when not in use.

Dishwasher - Try to not run the dishwasher until it is full and don’t use the Heat Dry if possible.

Time Of Day Plans - If your utility has a Time of Day plan, you may be able to get substantial savings if you participate and can run your appliances during off peak times.

Upgrade Your Windows - If you're moving into a house with single-paned windows, or living in a climate with extreme heat, you should consider putting something on the outside to reflect the light. Upgrading to a Low E, dual pane type of window will save energy and increase your home comfort.

New Heating and Cooling System - Replace older heating and cooling equipment with a new high efficiency system. Systems available today are as much as 40% more efficient than those installed just 15 years ago. Have your cooling and heating system professionally maintained. A system with proper air flow and refrigerant charge can be as much as 30% more efficient than one that is not operating correctly.

Old Refrigerator or Freezer? - Putting an old refrigerator or freezer in your garage can really cost you! Many garages can get well over 120° in the summer, well more than the appliance was designed for when it was new. Now that it is 10yr old, it will really struggle and in the mean time use a lot of power to do so. Replace your old refrigerator. This is the second biggest energy-guzzling appliances in the house, says a spokeswoman for a company that does home energy audits, and there have been big changes in the efficiency of this appliance over the last five years. "If you look back at the top-rated refrigerator in 2001 that was Energy Star, and one you'd buy today with an Energy Star rating, there would be a 20% to 40% difference in energy efficiency," she says. Her firm performs home energy audits and is an energy retailer.

Shade Producing Landscape - Planting a tree or some vegetation outside a big window can shade your house from the strongest rays of the sun and stifle freezing winds. Planting low-water native plants can also cut your water bill, lowering the total cost you pay for you home each month.

Proper Attic Ventilation - This is another way to lower your cooling bill. Improperly vented attics can reach as high as 170 degrees in the summer causing your cooling system to work even harder.

Weatherproof Your Home - Air leaks around doors and windows will cause your heating and cooling system to run more. Have questions? See ALS HVAC FAQs page.

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