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R-22 Alternatives – Need AC Refrigerant Than Can Keep Up With Phoenix Heat

R-22 ReplacementAs a result of national ozone layer protection programs, R-22 AC refrigerant, a hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) product, is nearing the final legs of merchandise availability. As of January 1 of 2010, stocking and topping-up with virgin R-22 has been banned. Although the use of reclaimed R-22 is still available up to January 1 of 2015, the pricing for the product lends to greater restraints.

After January 1, 2015, your Phoenix air conditioning installation and AC repair service center will no longer be permitted to stock or top-up your air conditioning system with virgin or reclaimed R-22 AC refrigerant. While homeowners are not being forced to install new AC equipment, they will be required to upgrade to a non-ozone depleting refrigerant.

Unless planning a new and near-future Phoenix AC installation project, any necessary cooling service requirements should involve a switchover to an environmentally safe, cost-effective and readily available modern refrigerant replacement product. The Glendale air conditioning repair and installation experts at American Cooling and Heating provide area residents and business owners with several products capable of dealing with the Phoenix area heat index. For example: R-438A by DuPont performs well against the toughest Arizona heat waves, provides reliable mineral oil compatibility and installs hassle free.

Mounting Pressure Driving the Removal of R-22 Refrigerant Products

 In accordance with the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone, all developed countries have agreed to the caps on consumption and production of HCFC products. Although the Montreal Protocol includes various “Critical and Essential Use Exemptions,” home AC refrigerants do not meet any of the phase-out limitations. The supply is drying up. 

In striving to remain current with federal requirements and customer needs, American Cooling and Heating investigates every avenue of R-22 alternative services. Customers need a product that provides the cooling power of R-22, holds up to the Phoenix heat index, and enables technicians to provide a quick and relatively inexpensive change over. It’s a simple rule: Get the R-22 out and install new AC refrigerant efficiently and with the least hassle.

Additional Alternatives to R-22 Refrigerant in Residential Air Conditioning

Eliminate of ozone-depleting substances involves a multitude of options.  Some of the replacement refrigerant products have proven more energy efficient than R-22 refrigerants. By installing the right combination of coolant and equipment, Phoenix homeowners can increase home cooling efficiency by 30% or more. The associated equipment upgrades, such as inverter air conditioning components, can reduce CO2 emissions, boast energy efficiency and decrease the cost of cooling your home.

Along with R-438A, current EPA reviews of R-22 alternatives include: 

  • R-410A      – A mid-range solution that does not deplete the ozone layer but is still      listed as a hydrofluorocarbon that contributes to global warming
  • R-407C      – Listed as an acceptable R-22 substitute in residential AC products but      is not yet available for use in the U.S.

 Don’t Rush, But Avoid the Rush

If your home is running a reliable leak free R-22 solution, you need not rush for immediate system replacement. However, 2015 is just around the corner. Remember: Last minute solutions often involve high-pressure decisions. Tax benefits are still available.

As a recommended Phoenix air conditioning installation center, you can count on the technicians from American Cooling and Heating for clear-cut advise on how to best work these legally required changes into your current heating and cooling needs. Don’t wait for the rush. Now is the time to contact American Cooling and Heating.


Central AC Comparisons Are Not The Most Important Component of Air Conditioning Your Phoenix Home

Guaranteed AC SatisficationBefore pricing a new air conditioning system for your home or business, your Glendale AC Installation specialists must perform three primary steps. First, he or she will visit your site, take measurements concerning heating and cooling floor space, and then examine the current condition of your HVAC ductwork and structural layout. Second, he or she will discuss with you the specifics of AC installation, your expectations concerning enhanced indoor air quality, and any possibilities concerning future structural expansions. Lastly, your Phoenix area heating and air conditioning professional will get down to system specifics.

Measuring Central AC Performance

Aside from personal experience, no company can specifically class one brand of central cooling system as better than another. Amana, Carrier, Goodman, Rheem or Trane all provide quality heating and cooling products in both mid-range and high-performance categories. These same companies also provide enhanced units regulated by more energy-efficient control systems, advanced air-filtration systems and customized AC technology.

The performance of any local central air conditioning system is enhanced or hindered by: 

  • The size and structural condition of your home or business
  • The state-of-maintenance and sizing of existing ductwork
  • The climate in and around Phoenix
  • And any additional loads that may come to bear upon the unit.  

This makes accurate comparative AC testing nearly impossible. Each situation must be assessed according to site-specific conditions.

Green Living AC Comparisons

Some AC comparison issues focus on green living. As a recognized performance-efficiency Phoenix AC repair and installation expert, your American Cooling and Heating representative may also suggest certain central air models based upon current Green Building Resource Guides. But you must remember that too great a focus on energy efficient central air systems can reflect the same consequences as a hybrid car. Without the proper balance of all components of the problem, going “super” green may actually cause you to lose money.

It’s really quiet simple: If replacing an older and less efficient AC, you come out a saver. Yet upgrading merely for the sake of going green is not necessarily a winning situation. The U.S. government provides access to SEER (Seasonal Energy-Efficiency Rating) for all makes and models of central air conditioning systems. This makes for a reliable comparative indicator of expected service and efficiency. But this addresses the expectations of the unit rather than the overall specific benefits to the homeowner or the business owner. 

Reputable AC Installation Centers 

Hiring a reputable Glendale air conditioning installation specialist proves to be the best path to selecting a reliable, energy-efficient and dependable central air system. This does not mean that your Phoenix area American Cooling and Heating representative would avoid suggesting a particular brand as the ideal solution for your home or business. A current model of Carrier may offer some minor distinctions that make it a bit more “perfect” for your individual heating and cooling needs. Likewise, Amana may, at the moment of discussion, offer better pricing than a comparable Trane AC system. Or perhaps the current Trane warranty provides a temporary bonus over Carrier. Informing you of such details is the job and the duty of your AC&H service professional.

So how do you compare Phoenix air conditioning service centers? Look for one that provides free estimates, arrives on time and knows the answers to the following questions: 

  • Can I save any money by upgrading the insulation in my home or office?
  • How can I benefit from the present Congressional “fiscal cliff” tax credits?
  • Why are some of your service prices higher or lower than other estimates I have received?
  • Am I comparing apples to apples?
  • What is the CAZ test and how does it affect the efficiency of my central heating and cooling system?
  • Which air filter is best for my purposed system?
  • What does the new “Regional Standards” concept have to do with my cooling expenses?
  • Should I be worried about formicary corrosion?
  • What does ASHRAE Standard 62.2 have to do with indoor air quality and does it pertain to me?
  • What does Testing and Balancing have to do with installing air conditioning systems?
  • Should I be concerned about carbon monoxide?
  • Does air filtration really make a difference?
  • Why is moisture control so important to the cost of heating and cooling?
  • Do I need to worry about any mold issues?
  • Does preventive maintenance really increase my savings, and do you offer a preventive maintenance program?
  • After the install, what can I do to help reduce the energy costs without loosing comfort?
  • Why are you suggesting this particular brand, model and SEER rating?

Quality installation is even more important than the quality of the installed AC unit. Rather than being associated with defective components and short-lived parts, most early-life problems with air conditioning systems can be directly back-traced to shoddy installation workmanship. Before buying your Phoenix central air system, contract a skilled and experienced contractor, one who really cares about reputation and customer service. Contact American Cooling and Heating.



In Case Of Emergency – Advice For Those That Need An A/C In A Hurry

A/C Installation Advice From A/C Service Expert American Cooling And Heating

“We Will Keep You In The Cool”

Advice for those that need an AC in a hurry

It’s summer! What a great time for people to spend time with their families and enjoy the warmth of the great outdoors. No matter how nice it feels to go outside and feel the sun’s rays, it is necessary to cool down too. This is especially true for those that live in Glendale AZScottsdale AZ or other areas where the temperatures regularly exceed 100 degrees. So, having a working AC system is a must. Each year, many people turn on that old AC and find out its broken, or perhaps the system is older and simply cannot keep the house cool as it should. In some cases, repairing the system is a good option; this is something that American Heating and Cooling can take care of quickly and easily. However, there comes a time when repairing that old system simply isn’t worth the effort and cost. In that case, installing a new system is the only answer. Those dealing with the stifling heat of Glendale AZ will agree that this isn’t a job that can wait—the AC must be installed quickly! In that case, homeowners need to find a company ready to handle an emergency installation.

Fast Service

As anyone who has experienced a Scottsdale AZ summer can attest, having a working air conditioner is a must during the summer months. Some AC installation companies only work weekdays during normal business hours. This is fine, until someone experiences an outage at 6 pm on Friday. Waiting until Monday morning leads to a hot, sticky and miserable weekend. Finding an emergency installation company is vital. American Heating and Cooling fits the bill nicely. They offer 24/7 emergency service to take care of these important cases as they occur, so homeowners can get back to enjoying the summer, instead of suffering through the heat and hassle of a house without a working cooling system.

Good Reputation

No matter how fast a company says they can complete the job, most people are interested in the learning more about the company’s reputation before they sign a contract. For those in the Glendale AZ area, as well as other parts of the state, American Heating and Cooling has the reputation homeowners are seeking. Time and time again, previous customers have raved over the service and value they received when they called American Heating and Cooling to install an AC or even repair an old system. Hiring a company that has a rich history of good customer service is the best way to insure the job is done right the first time. The reputation of a company is one of its most important assets, so choosing a company that realizes this is important and one of the greatest tests of a company’s business ethics.

Highly Skilled Technicians

The backbone of any Scottsdale AZ AC installation company are the technicians that work for it. At American Heating and Cooling, the technicians are continuously trained and re-trained to understand all the latest AC systems. Additionally, the technicians hired are honest and hard-working, so customers will never feel uncomfortable inviting them into a family home to complete repairs or tackle that emergency AC installation job. If homeowners or property managers have any questions about the system or installation job, the technicians can these questions quickly and professionally. If the technicians do not know the answer firsthand, they will do what it takes to find the answer and leave their customers feeling good about the job and their new or newly repaired air conditioning system.

Fast 24-hour emergency service for AC systems or heat pumps.

“We provide A/C Service for residential and commercial air conditioning and heat pump systems of any brand or type including Carrier, Amana, Rheem, and Trane. We also provide fast AC replacement service and AC repair whenever you need it. If you live in Chandler or the surrounding area and you are looking for service for your air handlers, heat pump systems, heat pump units, AC condensing units, AC split systems, AC package units, electric or gas furnaces, heat pumps, or air conditioning units; you have found exactly what you need in American Cooling and Heating!”

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