What is R-22?
R-22 is a refrigerant commonly found in residential air conditioning systems. It is slowly being replaced by
R-410A. R-22 is a lower pressure refrigerant while R-410A is a higher pressure product. Both are used by A/C system to cool your home/office and provide total room comfort. R-22 is still available. Most systems today using R-410A cannot make use of R-22.
Is R-410A better than R-22?
Not necessarily, R-410A as an AC system refrigerant, is thought to perform better on a more efficient basis and provide for better cooling using less power to perform the task. As far as "better" is concerned, it operates at a higher pressure, and therefore demands less electrical power consumption for given performance.
Is it true that if I replace my older outside A/C unit that I also have to replace the inside blower unit?
This is simply not true, at the present time, the older R-22 type systems for both inside blower units and outside condensers are still available.
Is a higher SEER rating on an A/C system more efficient to operate?
Yes, the higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the overall system will operate.
What does SEER stand for?
SEER is a measurement of seasonal cooling efficiency based on average number of weather changes over a particular season.
SEER: "Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio".
The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the A/C, Central Air or Air Conditioning system will perform
Are leaks most common in the outside A/C system unit or the inside unit? I hear both?
Leaks are more commonly found in the inside evaporator coil located inside the air conditioning or heat blower unit. The reason for this is the fact that the evaporator coil is constantly wet from condensation and continues to corrode faster than any other part of the entire AC system.
Do older AC systems waste money to operate?
Yes, newer central air and air conditioning equipment operates at a much higher efficiency rate than older technology.
Explain to me how an air filtration system is beneficial?
Pollen, odors, cigarette smoke, particulate matter, are trapped within the "air filtration system" thereby cleaning or "scrubbing" the air before it enters your body. This benefits asthma patients, and others with breathing and respiratory issues. There are many types of air filtration systems available for central air, AC, air conditioning & heating systems. Give us call if we can assist you with this issue.
Dirty or bad filtration will only cause the air conditioning system or heat system to circulate dirty air contributing to negative health effects and system failures.