Whether you need to replace your existing HVAC equipment or add air conditioning to a home that has never had it before, Jeffco Heating & Air Conditioning has a wide range of HVAC products to meet your needs and your budget. From air conditioners, furnaces and heat pumps to air quality solutions and thermostats, we can provide a range of solutions that are both affordable and will provide comfort to your family. As part of our network, we have access to local inventory of supplies and can receive it in-house in as little as 24 hours on the rare occasion we do not have them in-house ourselves. By replacing an older inefficient model, you can expect to increase your HVAC equipment efficiency up to 25%, reduce your energy consumption by 25-40%, and create significant savings on your monthly utility bill. For many of our customers, the reduced monthly utility cost will cover the cost of a replacement. Let Jeffco Heating & Air Conditioning evaluate your current system and provide you with the most economical way to keep your home comfortable for your family.
The best time to replace your system is when you ARE planning on it, not when the system finally fails and you rush into a decision without careful consideration. The useful life of a system is usually 10 to 15 years for the compressor in the outdoor unit. Heat pump compressors tend to fail earlier than air conditioner compressors because they are used year round. The typical life span of a furnace is between 15 and 20 years.
As your system begins to wear out, you will encounter refrigerant leaks and motor failures. Sometimes, the compressor in the outdoor unit will short out or the heat exchanger in a gas furnace will develop cracks. All of these are expensive repairs and it may prove more cost effective for you to replace your system rather than repair it.
Today’s higher efficiency systems have innovative comfort features like two stage compressors, variable speed fans, and automatic temperature/humidity controls. These enhancements consistently convince owners to replace older, unreliable systems that have not yet completely failed. Not only will you save money on repairs, but you’ll see monthly savings on your utility bills. At the same time you’ll experience more consistency and comfort from your heating and cooling system system.
A home HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning) system is usually composed of both a heating system and an air conditioning system. There is an outdoor unit, the “air conditioning” or “condensing” unit and an indoor unit, the air handler or furnace that contains an evaporating coil plus a blower-fan to circulate the air in your home.
In our area, heat pumps can provide both heating and cooling. But, because heat pumps cannot produce enough heat at temperatures close to freezing, they have a supplemnental source of heat fueled by electricity or gas in the indoor air handler. Air conditioners are usually coupled with gas furnaces to provide heat in the winter.
If you are replacing a complete HVAC system, you will need both an outdoor unit (heat pump or air conditioner) and an indoor unit (air handler/evaporating coil or gas funance with an evaporating coil). In addition to the basic system you may also wish to add a humidifier or high-efficiency air cleaner to further enhance your indoor air quality.