HVAC is short
for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. HVAC is commonly used
to illustrate an entire heating and cooling system comprising of the duct work, air filters, humidification controls,
Locate the label on the exterior of the equipment for a manufacture date. Equipment less than five years old may have a warranty, but also may not depending on the make. Warranty terms and conditions differ by manufacturer and the installing company. Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can determine the warranty status of your heating and cooling system via System Inspection. We also offer a Platinum PLUSTM Protection Plan for home heating and air conditioning systems, regardless of how old your equipment is or manufacturer warranty status.
Heating and cooling that make a
lot of noiseadd to sound pollution. Although no monetary
savings are tied to lower
sound levels, the
sound rating of a cooling system can have a significant effect on
comfort and enjoyment of your Saint Charles home. The sound level of an
air conditioner or heat pump depends on many issues,
such as the age and make of the
equipment, and the degree
to which the compressor is insulated can contribute to the
amount of noise it makes.
most heating and cooling systems built today are quieter than they ever have been, it's a safe idea to compare sound
ratings when assessing a new
air conditioner or heat pump,
particularly if the equipment location is near bedrooms or living rooms.
A Service Call fee is a bill for the effort associated with the time and travel to diagnose, inspect and provide expert recommendations for a home's heating or air conditioning system by a certified professional technician. Coupons for the Service Call fee can often be found on our web site, in the Yellow Pages, or by email when joining our Email Club at the bottom of this page.
A popping disturbance is a typically sign of an under-sized duct design. It
may be attributed to greater air flow than the duct work is built for. Have a qualified company analyze your home's ventilation system
for proper design and provide a written recommendation. Improper duct work layout can cause a variety of ventilation and air quality problems, including:
- loud popping
- higher energy usage
- lowered life of the system
- uneven temperatures throughout your home
- damaged compressor in hotter months
- overheated unit in the cooler months
In addition, if your ductwork is undersized you may have other problems, such as leaky ducts and poor layout that impacts airflow. In humid climates this can promote mold growth within your ductwork.
answer is, typically, yes. Here's why.
System Design: All air conditioner and heat pump outdoor units
are specifically fabricated
to work with a matched indoor unit for ideal
efficiency and performance. The effect of this matched equipment
is a harmonized,
top-performance team that ensures dependability and efficiency. Air conditioner
and heat pump outdoor units may ”run” with indoor units other
than those for which they have been specifically designed;
however, the result
would be a definite compromise in system performance.
Advances: As research has improved, indoor blower coil
units have undergone many design advances — especially in the areas of air handling
performance, filtering efficiency and operating sound levels. A new outdoor unit will also comprise the latest
Cooling And Heating Efficiency: The cooling and/or heating
efficiency ratings that are advertised
for an air conditioner or heat pump are based on their performance as matched
systems. While changing only the outdoor unit may give you improved efficiency when looking at your old system, but efficiency
will suffer from what it was designed to be, and your savings will
be less than with a matched system.
Age: If an air conditioner or heat pump is 10 years old or more
ready for replacement, the
indoor unit is likely just as old and has been subjected to the same amount of constant
operation over the years. Substituting both units
means you won't have to substitute the indoor unit in just a
short time… you'll have many years of efficient
Warranty: A new set of equipment also gives you a new
product warranty. Substituting
the indoor unit together with the outdoor unit results in peace of mind,
knowing that the new warranty covers the entire system for the same period of
Bargain: At first glance, changing only the
outdoor air conditioner or heat pump may appear to be a deal. But, when you
consider the lower cooling and heating efficiencies, decreased reliability and
high cost of ownership that results, it's not such a bargain. Replacing an
entire system may cost more, but the result is
efficiency, reliability and comfort for years into the future.
to a value menu at nearby restaurants, charging a flat rate cost as opposed to an
hourly cost delivers more
value for our customers because everything is included,
the pricing is up-front, and it does not change. Regardless of the cost of parts or the time it takes
the repairs, the price will not change. This reason is one of many
why Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
is the most trusted name in Saint Charles.
You probably wouldn't get a brand-new car and plan to never have to add air to the tires, change the oil and check out any atypical noises. Your home comfort system is the same as your car’s engine; it’s a mechanical device with a motor, electrical components... and even fuel. So it is important to have routine maintenance of your home comfort system by a qualified technician. If not properly and routinely maintained, even the best heating and air conditioning equipment could experience complications and become less 'fuel' efficient over time.
are an abundance of items that can cause your HVAC system to
freeze up; many of
them usually need to be corrected by a professional technician. Making sure
the air filter is clean or replaced and determining the airflow is not restricted are about the only causes
a homeowner should safely check
or handle themself.
refrigerant: Sometimes, freezing up is initiated by a leak in the
refrigerant lines. Weak solder joints, friction from piping rubbing or
vibrating against an object, leaking valves or loose fittings can cause leaks. The age of the system and the nature and location of the
determine whether to have the system repaired or
evaporator coil: In time, the evaporator coil will become dirty. On these occasions,
the results are similar to those of having a dirty filter. Gradually
you will lose airflow, slowly enough that you probably would not realize it
until it freezes up or is not cooling adequately. You will need to contact your local Service Experts
sales and service center to remedy
blower motor or relay: A blower motor not running at the proper speed or not running at all
can cause freezing. It can also be sporadic, starting at full
speed and slowing down after it heats up. Or a relay could cause it to start
one time and not the next. In either scenario, you will need to contact your local Service Experts
sales and service center to correct the problem.
that your system was freezing due to a dirty air filter, after replacing or
cleaning the filter, you can expedite the thawing process by turning the system off and
then turning on only the fan. If you have a heat pump system, you can try
turning the system to heating mode until the ice has melted. After the ice has
the system settings back to normal. If the system refreezes, contact Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in
Saint Charles to fix the problem.
you are modifying
your Saint Charles area home air conditioner, furnace or heat pump, it is a good time to also install a new zoning system to address
hot and cold spots or special temperature requirements in the home.
When your new comfort equipment is matched with a zoning
system, comfort is enhanced through precise temperature
control in each zone.
is also a
great idea for new homes since the system can
be installed during construction. If you are investing in a new home,
check with your builder about a zoning system. It could make the difference
between just enjoying your new house and being truly comfortable in it.