When selecting your heating and air conditioning contractor, please ensure that your contractor is licensed and insured. These coverage’s protect you the homeowner should any damage occur while the technician is in your home, or after the technician leaves your home.

Yes, a company that is not licensed and not insured will cost you much less for the service call, but could in the long run cost you much more should a problem arise.

13 SEER Equipment being phased out..

As of January 1, 2015, 13 SEER equipment is no longer the base SEER rating. All 13 SEER equipment is going to be phased out over the course of 2015. 14 SEER is the new base line SEER rating.

R22 refrigerant is also continually being phased out. The cost of R22 continues to fluctuate as the government continues to regulate it. You should expect higher repair costs for systems containing R22 refrigerant as well as higher parts cost.

Delmarva Power Rebates for MD Customers

If you have Delmarva Power as your utility provider in the State of Maryland, you are eligible for great rebates from your power company!

If you install a new system 14SEER or higher, geothermal, ductless mini-splits etc.

They also offer a rebate for getting your heating system checked or maintained during the heating season!

Contact our office today and ask for Mindy for more details!

Fall is approaching!

September is right around the corner. With that comes the changing of the leaves and the drop of the temperature. Please be sure to have your heating system checked for proper operation prior to actually using the heating mode. Have a licensed contractor change the filters, check the wiring and ignition components and make sure the system is operating up to par. This will reduce your electric usage and also prevent a failure during the season.

Will it ever get WARM?

I know many of you are optimistic on when this summer is actually going to arrive. It’s driving us here at A & A CRAZY! One day its cold and one day its hot. Shew, what happened to almost beach weather in May? With that being said we are having extra time to do more maintenance on HVAC equipment. Due to not having online blackjack service calls coming in every 15 minutes, we are free to have our technicians evaluate and maintain your units to prepare for the upcoming warm weather.  One of the #1 causes of failures in peak seasons is lack of maintenance through out the year. Don’t let yourself and your family be stranded with out air conditioning on a 100* day. Give us a call today and let us know you visited our website and read this article and we will give you a discount on your maintenance visit!

Refrigerant Prices Climbing

Over the course of the last several months the price for R-22 refrigerant has doubled if not tripled in price. This means for all older HVAC systems it is going to be more costly to repair. The reason for the refrigerant increase is due to the EPA making stricter online casino gaming guidelines for refrigerant to adhere to. Also because they have manufactured a new refrigerant R410 which is safer and more environmentally friendly. With that being said repairing older R22 units are getting more costly.