How Zones Affect Your Comfort Level
Many of the homes built in and around Nashua, NH the last fifteen to twenty years were designed with only one zone for the entire home’s heating and cooling needs, regardless of size. This typically leaves the homeowners with a house that has a very fluctuant temperature throughout. From a sweltering upstairs in the summer and too chilly bedrooms in the winter, the number of zones in your home can directly affect your family’s comfort level.
The refrigerant known as R-22 has been the choice for residential and commercial air-conditioning systems for more than five decades. As the manufacture of R-22 is phased out over the coming years, manufacturers of residential air conditioning systems are offering equipment that uses ozone-friendly refrigerants.
Every week you see ads running in the local paper touting a great deal on furnace and air conditioning tune-ups. These ads will claim “spectacular” specials, regularly priced at $250 or more for a one-time special price of $99. These numbers are meant to sensationalize bargain hunters, when in fact the “regular” price is inflated to make the sale price seem like even more of a bargain.
I read an article about different pricing structures used by contractors. It was written “tongue in cheek” about how some contractors are always the lowest bidder and never lose a job because of price.
So how do we find a leak in your Air Conditioning System?
First, let’s talk about why leaks are bad. First and most obvious, the system no longer cools properly. Not only is it warm inside, the unit never shuts offs, consumes a large amount of electricity, can ice up, and eventually will cause the compressor to fail.
Lately we have been getting a lot of requests not only from customers wanting quotes on these sites but also from websites selling leads.
This is different from review sites that actually help the consumer select a qualified contractor and helps us become better by getting feedback on items we were not aware of.
This story has a happy ending but did not start out that way. Like a lot of the jobs that Joyce Cooling & Heating does, it starts out as a simple service call. It was one of those 90 degree days in summer when Patricia called with no air conditioning in her third floor condo in Nashua, NH.
Back in the 80’s, it was not uncommon to have your home heated with electric heat. There was a project in Nashua, NH that had Radiant electric panels in the ceiling that worked well, but could cost $1000.00 a month for heat. Over the past 20 years, Joyce Cooling & Heating has done several electric-to-gas conversions ever since natural gas was brought into the neighborhood.
This is an example of adding a “Comfort System” to a home
It was an interesting call when Mark explained he had a furnace with a cracked heat exchanger and wanted to update the entire system. He was lucky that his home in Westford, Massachusetts was set up for zoning-but the system he had never worked correctly. He contacted a couple of companies but no one would give him what he wanted. He got our name from Angie’s list, and after reviewing our company and the brands of products we offer, he gave us a call. We met with him and he knew exactly what he wanted. He seemed shocked that everything he wanted was something we install every day. It was fortunate that it was in the middle of summer, so the heat was not necessary.
This job started as a simple service call. Sandy called wanting a replacement for her existing ductless air conditioner in Hudson. It did not take long to determine that the compressor was no good on her 2 zone (brand name) system. Since it was not a Mitsubishi system, we contacted the supply house for the new compressor for this 6 year old system.
Mitsubishi Ductless Heating and Air Conditioning Unit