Archive for 'heating and air conditioning'

Heating and Air Conditioning Services in NYC – Choose NATE Certified Techs

Heating and air conditioning specialist are not all trained equally, and that is why we are here to help you findthe absolute best HVAC technicians in NYC. Whether you are seeking to shut down your A/C system for the season or gearing up for wintertime with a preventive maintenance and inspection for your boiler, furnace, or central heating system consider requesting a NATE Certified technician when you schedule services.

heating and air conditioningWhy Choose NATE Certified Techs for Heating and Air Conditioning Services

Installation, repairs, and simple maintenance – expertly handling each aspect of heating and air conditioning services in NYC ultimately decides the fate of your HVAC system. Poor repairs, miscalculations during installation, or receiving sub-par preventive maintenance visits can cause your system to break down prematurely, run up energy bills, and cause costly repairs in the future.

However, with a NATE Certified air conditioning and heating expert at your service, you always receive top-notch services. Rigorously trained, tested, and educationally up-to-date, NATE technicians are simply the best when it comes to HVAC repairs, services, and installations in NYC.

NYC Heating and Air Conditioning Experts – We Send Only Certified Contractors

Because we understand how important your HVAC system is to the comfort of your home or commercial business, we send out only certified technicians and rely on the rigorous standards of NATE certification for contractors nationwide.

Superior Installation Methods – Certified technicians have advanced and extended training in the area of installation expertise. With a full comprehension of both heating and air conditioning systems, load capacities, and ventilation schemes, a certified contractor can make sure that your new HVAC system will perform optimally for years to come. Their expert knowledge will help achieve maximum comfort within your home or business and help you enjoy increased system efficiency, keeping more money in your pocket.

Expert HVAC Repairs – We can find a heating and air conditioning expert in your neighborhood ready to handle all types of repairs on any brand, any make, and any model. Whether you need a minor or major repair, you can get honest, no-hassle, up front quotes from local air conditioning and heating experts on the very same day or request emergency services 24/7 with just one phone call.

Let us connect you with the finest commercial and residential air conditioning and heating contractors in NYC. For more information Contact Us on the web or give us a call for immediate services at 646-783-2475.

Heating and air conditioning systems are are among the most vital systems in our homes. The problem may well be that they often work too well. In fact, we usually don’t have to think about them at all.

heating and air conditioningIf your home is cool and comfortable in summer and plenty warm in winter, you can go for years hardly thinking about heating and air conditioning. Though a heating system and an air conditioner are both made up of pretty simple technology. It will break down eventually. Even a basic knowledge will help you to keep your system up and running and running well.

Heating and air conditioning systems aren’t so complicated that you can’t pick up the basics yourself, and get more and more efficient use out of your system. Here’s what you need to know.

Basics of Heating and Air Conditioning

All heating and air conditioning systems rely on three fundamental parts: a source for air that’s cooled or warmed, a fan or similar distribution system to blow the air where you want it and a thermostat that turns it on and off. Even most portable heating and air conditioning units have basically the same components. It’s usually just the distribution system that seems a lot smaller.

While central air conditioning is a lot less common in the New York City area, where it’s been installed, the cool air flows through the same ducts (the distribution system) as heated air. Getting familiar with these three parts is a good start to understanding how it’s working – or should be working.

A furnace will put heated air wherever it’s cooler, and an air conditioner will remove it and send it to an outside location, even if that doesn’t always seem cooler. Both systems rely on the principle that warm air will always move to a cooler location.

Heating and air conditioning systems all need a power source. Air conditioners run on electricity and your heating system will burn fuel, usually natural gas. You may also have a furnace that runs on fuel oil and in New York there are still lots of older boiler systems that heat water and run it through pipes to heat a building. You already know if you live with one of these (usually) cranky old set-ups. The boiler is used for heating and storing the water supply before it gets sent out to your home.They’re often supremely efficient, but boilers present some slightly different problems for home or building owners that we won’t go into here.

Still more recent technology goes into heat pumps that will do both jobs, heating and cooling, essentially by pulling the warm air outside in summer and by pulling the warm air outside to the inside in wintertime. Heat pumps provide central air conditioning and the same heat pumps are are often used in conjunction with a traditional furnace, in part because the electricity required to run them is always more expensive than natural gas. Heat pumps are actually the most common type of central air conditioning installed in the city. But a heat pump and a furnace used simultaneously will keep most homes comfortable, without over relying on either one of them.

When your heater or furnace is running, it’s burning fuel and heat is produced and sent to the cooler areas through the distribution system mentioned above. It’s really as simple as that.

In the same sense your air conditioner is using electricity to cool freon gas inside the coils until the gas turns to a cold liquid. When the warm air in your home cools on contact with the coils, warmer air is easily coaxed along and moved to where you want it. (Remember the principle mentioned above?) Heat pumps work exactly the same way except in reverse.

Because of the relatively complex technology that goes into any of these heating and air conditioning systems, they can get complicated. Read your manufacturer’s instructions thoroughly if you’ve got them. If not, give us a call and we’ll give you a point by point assessment of your system and how you can get the most out of it.

Heating and air conditioning work together, usually in the same system to keep a space warmer or cooler than the outside air. All of them depend on a good source of clean outdoor air, whether for heating or for cooling. But depending on the size, shape and use of the space you’re heating or cooling, very often a professional is needed to advise on the technology doing the job.

heating and air conditioningHeating and air conditioning has gotten much more scientific, efficient and technologically challenging than in the past. Fine tuning, installing and servicing some of today’s equipment simply calls for much more technically sophisticated personnel.

For example, many buildings today are actually bringing too much air from outside into their heating and air conditioning systems. We always calculate heat load as a part of a good heating and air conditioning service. A thorough inspection of the existing heating and air conditioning systems is done with respect to the building and the overall ventilation system – and all air sources.

Making sure that existing heating and air conditioning systems are operating well is one of the chief concerns of your heating and air conditioning service. So a thorough inspection of the facility needs to include all air flow sources including, windows, doors and cracks that will let air in. Remember, older but well maintained heating and air conditioning systems can often perform better than much newer heating and air conditioning units that are badly installed or too big for your home or building.

Although we see it more than we’d like to, reactive maintenance is neither the cheapest nor the most effective way to go. The best heating and air conditioning service is done with foresight and planning.

Heating and Air Conditioning Service

While a major retrofit to your heating and air conditioning systems can seem like the only answer, far more often you’ll see a major retrofit to your door and window seals. Many of these solutions will be affordable too.

Slightly more expensive, but far less common is a duct work issue. Most heating and air conditioning service is retrofitted to work with existing ducts and vents.

In the rare cases where ducts need to be replaced they are sized properly to maximize energy-efficient delivery of heated and cooled air to your home. Too small and they’ll run noisy with the sound of wind or white noise. Too big and the pressure can be too low to keep the system moving. But in most cases, heating and air conditioning systems can be serviced at the intake valve and at a few other key points, so you don’t need to replace all the ducts.

Remember, heating and air conditioning service is advancing with the rest of the world of technology and increased energy efficiency. We’ll be happy to consult with you on your home or business need, no matter how large or small. Call today 646-782-2475.

Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors What to Expect

Heating and air conditioning includes some of the most important, difficult and expensive equipment you’ll likely purchase for any construction job. Somehow, less reputable heating and air conditioning contractors struggle on in spite of questionable reputations and in part because the expense of a good job can lead to high returns even without customer referrals.

That’s not how we do it, but in a city like New York City, heating and air conditioning contractors will come and go. Some bad ones will even linger on despite a trail of complaints over heating and air conditioning repair jobs that have gone bad.

Heating and air conditioning repair have developed into highly technical fields that require years of training and experience. Today’s heating and air conditioning contractors are often factory trained and licensed to install heating and air conditioning, to handle potentially hazardous materials, and to provide heating and air conditioning repair where necessary.

Finding the Right Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors

heating and air conditioning contractorsFirst identify and contact several heating and air conditioning contractors.

Set an appointment with several to visit your home or facility. This visit is free. They’ll inspect your existing HVAC system and collect information about your home and needs and use it to calculate the heating or heating and cooling load for the HVAC system that they’ll propose to install.

You should ask for and expect no less than 3 good references for both heating and air conditioning clients and know what to ask when you call the references. Call all of them and verify where the job was performed, the nature of the heating and air conditioning repair or installation, and that they were satisfied with the job.

A written estimate that itemizes costs for labor and for the appliances themselves – and for the individual tasks necessary to get it installed – is the next step. Compare the estimates from each of the contractors and ask for an explanation of any wide variations. Particularly if one contractor has noticed a heating and air conditioning repair or modification that the others missed, you’ll want to know what it is.

You may want to have your lawyer look over any contract before it is signed. A lawyer will make sure that the contractor’s papers, license and insurance are in order and they can also see that warranties are understood and in order.

Heating and air conditioning repair or installation can be expensive and time consuming but if you approach it with the right attitude, you’ll come up more than satisfied. Have questions? Please call 646-783-2475.