Find the label on the exterior of the system component for a manufacture date. Equipment less than five years old may have a warranty, but also may not depending on the manufacturer. Warranty terms and conditions vary by manufacturer and the installing company. Coastal Service Experts can figure out 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.
Noisy heating and cooling equipmentadd to sound pollution.While no cost
savings are tied to lower
sound levels, the
sound rating of a cooling system can have a considerable effect on
comfort and enjoyment of your Savannah home. The sound level of an
air conditioner or heat pump depends on a variety of factors,
such as how old and who manufactured the
equipment, and the degree
to which the compressor is insulated can contribute to the
amount of noise it makes.
many heating and cooling systems manufactured today are quieter now more than
ever, it's a sound idea to compare sound
ratings when evaluating a new
air conditioner or heat pump,
particularly if the equipment location is near bedrooms or living rooms.
A Service Call fee is a charge for the effort associated with the time and travel to diagnose, inspect and deliver expert recommendations for a home's heating or air conditioning system by a certified professional technician. Coupons for the Service Call fee may 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 noise 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 be attributed to several ventilation and air quality problems, including:
- loud popping
- higher energy consumption
- lowered life of the system
- uneven temperatures throughout your home
- damaged compressor in cooling season
- overheated unit in the cooler months
In addition, if your ductwork is incorrectly sized you may have other issues, such as leaky ducts and poor layout that restricts airflow. In humid states this can cause mold growth within your ductwork.
answer is, probably so. Here's why.
System Design: All air conditioner and heat pump outdoor units
are specifically intended
to work with a matched indoor unit for optimal
efficiency and performance. The result 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 fabricated;
however, the result
would be a definite compromise in system performance.
Advances: Over time, indoor blower coil
units have undergone a
number of design advances — especially in the areas of air handling
performance, filtering efficiency and operating sound levels. A new outdoor unit will also incorporate the latest
Cooling And Heating Efficiency: The cooling and/or heating
efficiency ratings that are presented
for an air conditioner or heat pump are based on their performance as matched
systems. While changing only the outdoor unit may provide improved efficiency when looking at your old system, but efficiency will be lacking 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 wear and tear. Substituting both units
means you won't have to replace the indoor unit in a short time period… you'll have many years of efficient
Warranty: A new system also delivers 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, substituting only the
outdoor air conditioner or heat pump may appear to be a savings. 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 you get much more
efficiency, reliability and comfort for years into the future.
to a value menu at many
restaurants, charging a flat rate cost as opposed to an
hourly charge makes available more
value for our customers because everything is included,
the pricing is up-front, and it does not adjust. Regardless of the cost of parts or amount of time it takes
the repairs, the price will not change. This reason is one of many
why Coastal Service Experts
is the most trusted name in Savannah.
You probably wouldn't purchase a brand-new car and plan to not ever have to inflate the tires, change the oil and check out any strange noises. Your home comfort system is like your car’s engine; it’s a mechanical device with a motor, electrical components... and even fuel. So it is critical 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 many items that can trigger your HVAC system to
freeze up; almost all of
them usually need to be corrected by a professional technician. Making sure
the air filter is clean or replaced and confirming the airflow is not restricted are about the only things
a homeowner should safely investigate
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 type and location of the
leak are the determining factors on whether to have the system repaired or
evaporator coil: As
time passes, the evaporator coil will become dirty. In these cases,
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 fix
blower motor or relay: A blower motor operating at the wrong speed or not running at all
can cause freezing. It can also be discontinuous, 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 Coastal Service Experts in
Savannah to correct the problem.
you are changing
your Savannah area home air conditioner, furnace or heat pump, it is a good time to also install a new zoning system to fix
hot and cold spots or special temperature preferences in the home.
When your new comfort equipment is matched with a zoning
system, you will gain precision 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.