Conventional wisdom says just prior to the summer season starting you should have your central air conditioner looked at by a qualified HVAC contractor to perform a clean & check or air conditioner tune up. While that is sage advice don’t think that the time to act has passed you buy. Listen up, we’re less than a month into summer and even though it’s been extremely hot and you’ve been using your A/C for a couple of months you can still schedule an air conditioning cleaning. Read the rest of this entry »
At Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning we are committed to our customers satisfaction. This is a common statement by many companies, but is not always easy to see who really stands behind it. However, there are some helpful tools you can use and we invite you to compare and see really how serious Four Seasons is about this statement. Read the rest of this entry »
If your A/C unit needs to be cleaned and inspected this Spring one of the questions you my be asking yourself is – What if my central air conditioning system uses R-22 refrigerant? Well, existing central air units using R-22 can still use R-22 and be serviced with R-22. You can choose to retrofit your unit to use a substitute, but some changes to your air conditioning system will still need to be made to ensure it will work properly. R-410A is not allowed in retrofits due to its higher working pressures.
New air conditioning systems use R-410A; R-410A is manufactured and sold under various trade names, including GENETRON AZ-20®, SUVA 410A®, Forane® 410A, and Puron®. If you choose to use a substitute refrigerant consult a qualified HVAC company that uses EPA certified repair technicians and installers who know how to properly handle refrigerants.
You may also look to purchase a new air conditioner in the future, new units use R-410A refrigerant which is non-ozone depleting and will save you money due to its increased energy efficiency.