A: Aside from the placement of the new equipment, Chapman Air will inspect several items and determine whether they need to be replaced. Some of the items include: ductwork, insulation, refrigerant piping, electrical service, wiring, thermostat, condensate piping, flue piping, flue terminations, chimney liner, slabs, filter, driers, registers, grills, drain pans and evaporator coil.
A: Many factors affect the cost of an air conditioning system, including the size of your home, the type and condition of the ductwork installed and accessories you might need such as a thermostat or an electronic air cleaner. We have a complete range of systems and accessories available to meet all your needs. Chapman Air & Heat will be happy to assist you in finding the right system to meet not only your comfort needs but also your household budget.
A: In a word, yes. The Environmental Protection Agency warns that “the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities” and that indoor pollution can pose a serious health risk. Chapman Air & Heat provides effective environmental management solutions to bring the best possible indoor air quality to homes and businesses.
A: It can vary, depending on how much the system is used and how regularly it is checked or serviced. Generally, the average life of cooling units built in the 1970s and 1980s is about 15 years, but individual units may vary and last much longer, depending on use and how well they are maintained. An annual check up by trained technicians will significantly increase the life span of your air conditioning units.
Your HVAC system is like any other mechanical appliance in that it requires regular inspection, cleaning, and maintenance. Manufacturers recommend having your system(s) serviced once a year. A well-maintained system will run more efficiently, last longer, and help you to avoid expensive repairs. Chapman Air & Heat’s Preferred Service is a great solution to keeping your furnace and air conditioner running at peak performance.
A: There are many things you can do to cut down on the cost of heating and cooling your home or business but one of the simplest, lowest cost methods of reducing energy consumption is using a programmable thermostat. Some programmable thermostats are fairly simple to install and program, and others aren’t. There are many different programmable thermostats on the market with a variety of features. Chapman Air & Heat can help you select the one that’s right for you.
A: Having the right size central air conditioner and furnace is important. You want something large enough to keep your home or business at a comfortable temperature no matter what the weather outside is like, but you don’t want it oversized either. So, what size system is right for you? Like so many things, it depends. There are a number of factors such as the existing ductwork, the quality and amount of insulation, the rate of heat transfer through the walls, and many more that determine what size HVAC system is right for you. The pros at Chapman Air & Heat will conduct a thorough examination of the structure and determine what type and size of system works best for you.