Bojiffy Heating and AC
2100 Centennial Dr Suite 200 Hoover, AL 35216
|Posted on September 9, 2013 at 4:59 PM||comments (36)|
When To Replace
In my neighborhood, There are many vehicles showing up to work on Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners. Many people have systems that are designed to be phased out, and the units may not be that old. There are several times that you should evaluate your decision on whether to pay for a major repair or continue to fix leaks.
Have you ever heard of an auto accident where the car was totaled? How was that decision made? The car value was depreciated because it likely had lost economic value anyway. Factored into the value would be reliability, usefulness, gas mileage and so forth. The market determined this.
With Indoor Air Quality, similar forces come into play You have an R-22 (refrigerant) unit that is inefficient when it is working correctly. It uses an environmentally blacklisted refrigerant. When it leaks it is polluting the atmosphere. Then it quits working, It has a bad compressor. That is a major repair. Now you have to decide whether to fix it or something else. We’re not talking a one or two hundred dollar repair. That would be like new tires on a car We’re talking putting a new engine in.here and the brakes and tires are worn , old battery and so on. Maybe they won’t have the parts at some point.
Not only is the compressor motor often the most costly part in the system, but it is not a simple "bolt-in" replacement. The service technician will:
Future topic: Why not just replace the outside unit?
Portions of the above were inspired by www,Inspectapedia.com
|Posted on August 27, 2013 at 7:05 AM||comments (54)|
Alabama Power is now working with BOJIFFY to help qualified clients finance certain energy upgrades and you can make your payments with your utllity bill. We will be happy to discuss how thiis arrangement might be of benefit to you.
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|Posted on August 14, 2013 at 10:14 AM||comments (64)|
Sometimes the solution to your air conditioning problem is simple. Here is a list of easy to spot problems.
1. Your filter is dirty or absent.
2. There is furniture and other items blocking your return air.
3. Your circuit breaker at your breaker box is off.
4. Your inside unit should create condensation. Is the drain stopped up? Do you clean it out regularly?
5. If your inside unit is in the attic, is your secondary pan filled and triggering a shut-off?
6. Is water running out of your condensation drain. If your outside pipe is dry and your unit is running, check for blockage.
7. Does your thermostat have a battery? Is it good?
A service call costs money. You may be able to check some or all of these items yourself. If not, call us and we can help. It has been reported that 80 percent of the problems are electrical.Checking the refrigerant can release some of it, so have that done on a when needed basis..