FAQ For Approved Comfort
Q: How long should my HVAC system last?
The lifetime of a furnace and air conditioner is greatly dependent on the homeowner being proactive or reactive. A modern, well maintained system has the potential to last upwards of twenty years. While, in contrast, a neglected system will probably only last around ten.
Q: What size furnace or air conditioner do I need in my home?
There is no simple calculation to determine the size of system needed for a home. The age, size, and duct work layout in your home play a large role in calculating the size of your unit. A larger unit does not necessarily mean a more effective unit, either. An appropriately sized unit for your home will keep your bill minimized and your family comfortable. If you are interested in scheduling a FREE quote, please contact our office directly or schedule online.
Q: What efficiency should my system be?
It makes sense that you would want a system that is efficient as possible. High efficiency units are defined as greater than or equal to 92% efficiency. Lower efficiencies are more affordable, but your long term operating costs throughout the life of the system will usually end up costing you more.
Q: What are some ways to save energy on heating and cooling costs?
Annual maintenance ensure that your air conditioner or furnace will operate at peak efficiency. They are also required by each manufacture to keep your system’s warranties valid. For your convenience, Approved Comfort offers a Preferred Customer Plan that offers preferential scheduling, as well as savings off the retail price of the annual maintenance and other discounts – so that you do not fall behind on these important inspections and tune ups. You may also schedule your annual maintenance online. In addition, a higher efficient unit will save you on operating costs. And lastly, installing a programmable thermostat that can be set to lower or raise your home’s temperature while you are away or sleeping. By standard, for each two degrees or you raise (summer) or lower (winter) your thermostat, you cut energy costs by 10%.
Humid, stuffy air in your home could impact the health and happiness of your family, including your children and pets. This is especially true during the summer when hot weather reigns supreme. An AC may provide a blast of cool, refreshing air in your home, but it’s not enough to ensure a healthy home.
As the premier commercial AC contractor in Lake in the Hills, we always advise our clients to have their ACs tuned-up before the heat of the summer arrives. Let’s face it: Illinois summer’s can be hot and very humid. Without air conditioning, indoors can feel even warmer and stickier than outdoors!
We recently held a drawing for a FREE air conditioner from Amana with our “Big Chill Giveaway”. The lucky winner called in recently to let us know how happy he was with the AC installation performed by our technicians, and he seems to be thoroughly enjoying his brand new Amana Air Conditioner!