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New Air Conditioners: A Key Component In Getting The Results.

Posted by Michael Kamps on Thu, Jul 04, 2013 @ 09:53 AM

Important Information When It Comes To Replacing Your HVAC System.

When making the decision to reinvest in a new heating and cooling system, the question always pops up in peoples mind is, how do I make sure I get the results I'm paying for and solve my problems; basically, meet all my expectations!

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Tags: Done Right, Common Mistakes, Buying A/C, AC Components

A Common Mistake Made When Replacing Your Air Conditioner.

Posted by Michael Kamps on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 @ 02:29 PM

"Unfortunately, I Went With The Lowest Price But I Didn't Realize It Didn't Include A NEW Evaporator Coil, Now We're Paying For It."

At H&H Plumbing & Heating, we work very hard to help homeowners in West Michigan make the best decision possible. When it comes time to consider replacing their home air conditioning system, homeowners aren't sure how to make the best decision and as a result of what typically happens in our industry is, homeowners request a bid or quote from 3 or 4 contractors. Unfortunately, that can turn to making a decision based on lowest price.  

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Tags: Done Right, Common Mistakes, Buying A/C, AC Components

Home Air Conditioning Systems Are High Tech.

Posted by Michael Kamps on Mon, Jun 10, 2013 @ 03:58 PM

Today, your choices of home air conditioning systems includes more high tech, variable speed furnaces and air handlers. These systems tend to run longer at lower blower speeds in an attempt to improve comfort and increase dehumidification. This is great when you have a well-designed tight, balanced duct system.
A single-speed furnace or air conditioner comes on full-blast no matter what. That may be okay in the dead of winter or heat of summer, but in the spring or fall, when outdoor air temperatures are less extreme, a single-speed unit may heat or cool rooms too quickly.

Besides this basic functionality on forced air HVAC systems, there are only about two real comfort feature options. The two features that can increase your comfort, though, are noteworthy and valuable. They are two-stage heating, and self-adjusting blower speeds. Both of these are available for forced air furnaces.(Remember, it's the blower system of your furnace that moves the cool air from the evaporator through your duct systems.)

The benefits of a two-stage furnace with variable speed blower are that it makes you more comfortable due to more even temperatures throughout the home, maintains a more steady
temperature (keeps the house at nearly the exact temperature you set your thermostat), increases your air conditioning efficiency about 8% (if you have air conditioning), has a lower operating cost (due to a DC voltage variable blower motor), increases efficiency of any attached air cleaner, and is quieter than other furnaces. The benefits of a two-stage furnace with multi-speed blower
are similar to the Two-Stage Variable Speed models. However the Two-Stage Variable Speed models are even more quiet, even more electrically efficient, and even more comfortable.
Richard Rue, an energy efficiency building expert, whose engineering firm has engineered over 42,534 Ultra Energy Efficient homes tells his clients this:

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Tags: HVAC Systems, Proper Sizing, Planned Right, Buying A/C

Buying A New Air Conditioning System: Efficiency Ratings.

Posted by Michael Kamps on Wed, May 29, 2013 @ 03:23 PM

Air Conditioner Efficiency Ratings

Every homeowner in the Greenville, Rockford and the Cedar Springs area who is thinking about replacing their air conditioning system should understand the equipment manufacturers efficiency ratings. You may have heard that air conditioners, heat pumps and furnaces have come a long way in the last 10 years. The most energy efficient air conditioner of 10 years ago is the bottom end of the units available today.

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Tags: Ratings, Energy Efficiency, Buying A/C, Air Conditioning