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7 12, 2017

Considerations

By |December 7th, 2017|AC Repair, Blog|0 Comments

Questions to ask before deciding Whether to replace or repair When your home’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system acts up, be sure to ask lots of questions before deciding whether to repair the problem or replace it. Here are some questions that will give you information you want so you can make the best decision [...]

6 10, 2017

How to find compressor problems

By |October 6th, 2017|AC Repair, Blog|0 Comments

Some of the most puzzling problems are centered in the compressor, the hub of the cooling function in your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Here’s a great checklist of problems and potential sources of the trouble. It was put together for a catalog from ARRCO, a Cookeville, Tn. company that is in the business [...]

29 11, 2016

Repair or Replace?

By |November 29th, 2016|AC Repair, Blog, heating system|0 Comments

Is is Best to Repair or Replace Your Heating or Cooling System?  Boilers and furnaces are like cars: at some point you have to ask yourself if it’ll go another 10,000 miles or if you should park it for good. Here are some important considerations when making this decision: Safety First Most people don’t [...]

3 08, 2016

Building a new home?

By |August 3rd, 2016|AC Repair, Blog, Comfort, General HVAC Maintenance, Heating, Heating and Air, Save Money|0 Comments

We can help. You definitely want to have an experienced HVAC contractor on your team when you decide what kind of system to install in your new house. We can answer your questions about size, insulation, ductwork and other issues that will make or break your comfort level. First, we can help you assess [...]

27 07, 2016

4 Energy Saving Tips That Will Put Money Back In Your Pocket

By |July 27th, 2016|AC Repair, Blog, Comfort, Heat, Heating, Heating and Air, Save Money, Savings Tips|1 Comment

Tired of seeing a sharp increase in your energy bill? According to a study by The Demand Institute, American household spending on electricity has grown an average of 56% since 2000. According to the same report: 71% of American homeowners say a home’s energy efficiency is important. 67% of the study has taken some measure [...]

26 07, 2016

“The Other Guy Said He Could Do It Cheaper!”

By |July 26th, 2016|AC Repair, Blog, Comfort, Myths and Misconceptions, Repair Costs|Comments Off on “The Other Guy Said He Could Do It Cheaper!”

Sometimes we hear “the other guy said he could do it cheaper.” We don’t hear that often, but it’s frustrating on the rare occasions when we do. Here is what’s unfair about those comparisons: First, how can someone who wasn’t there to solve the problem determine how much it should have cost [...]

24 06, 2016

Five easy pieces of AC advice

By |June 24th, 2016|AC Repair, Blog, Save Money|0 Comments

1. Clean or replace air filter regularly Dust, dirt and allergen particles will clog the filter and reduce the airflow, which makes your system work harder than necessary. It also adds dirt to the air that is flowing through the system. 2. Check wiring and components First, however, turn off the power to the unit. [...]

24 06, 2016

The Benefits of Scheduling a Spring A/C Tune-Up

By |June 24th, 2016|AC Repair, Blog|0 Comments

Spring is a time for rebirth and renewal. Winter weather takes its toll on your home HVAC equipment. Your heating system is coming off a vigorous workout, while your air conditioning needs a tune-up to start working during the first heat wave! It makes sense to schedule a springtime checkup before your A/C has to [...]

22 06, 2016

Looking for the latest in air-cooling equipment?

By |June 22nd, 2016|AC Repair, Blog|0 Comments

New Season, New AC equipment All sorts of selections   Achrnews.com has assembled a rundown on the newest products available now. It also created a product grid that gives plenty of technical details. Click here to view and download the product grid, which includes technical facts, such as unit tonnage, refrigerant type, efficiency rating, and [...]

21 06, 2016

Do leak-stop agents work?

By |June 21st, 2016|AC Repair, Blog, Myths and Misconceptions, Save Money|0 Comments

Pros and cons Leaks aren’t as common as they once were, but professionals still debate the value of using leak-stop agents in refrigeration and air conditioning systems. “Some contractors have used them successfully for years and consider them practical and cost-effective ways to seal small, hard-to-find leaks in systems. Other contractors feel strongly that only [...]

16 05, 2016

Tax credits for new AC

By |May 16th, 2016|AC Repair, Blog, General HVAC Maintenance, Save Money, Savings Tips|0 Comments

Program to expire this year You can receive tax credits this year if you install new windows, insulation and air conditioning and heating equipment. The credits are worth between $50 and $500 and apply only to high-efficiency residential heating and cooling products. The categories and credits are part of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance [...]

16 05, 2016

Beware of propane-based refrigerant

By |May 16th, 2016|AC Repair, General HVAC Maintenance|0 Comments

Alternative 22a not approved Don’t be fooled if someone tries to sell you 22a as an alternative to HCFC-22 (R-22) for recharging your home air-conditioning system. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that using a propane-based refrigerant in an air conditioner that is not designed to use propane or flammable refrigerants poses a threat [...]

13 11, 2015

AC Sealant saves money, work well on some leaks

By |November 13th, 2015|AC Repair, Myths and Misconceptions, Save Money|Comments Off on AC Sealant saves money, work well on some leaks

Refrigerant AC sealant can offer a great alternative solution when a leak is too expensive or too inaccessible to fix.   Modern sealants worked on a variety of equipment, including rooftop packaged air conditioning units, air conditioning split systems, small refrigerators, commercial refrigerators, walk-in coolers and freezers, reach-in coolers, and ice makers, according to an [...]

24 09, 2015

News Alert: R-22 pricing and availability issues continue to increase…

By |September 24th, 2015|AC Repair|Comments Off on News Alert: R-22 pricing and availability issues continue to increase…

Another Great Article From Bill White at Refrigerant Solutions.  R22 pricing is having an impact on our clients.  Share this with anyone you know that has r22 in their AC or heat pump as this could be a problem for them soon. If you are my age you will remember this very well…an old [...]

15 09, 2015

Easy fixes for when AC system isn’t working right

By |September 15th, 2015|AC Repair|Comments Off on Easy fixes for when AC system isn’t working right

You’re always welcome to call Freedom Heating & Cooling for help with your AC system problem, but sometimes a quick check around the house or office is all you need to find a “glitch” you can solve yourself. Are the circuit breakers in the “On” position? Are the air filters clean? What’s the setting on [...]

12 09, 2015

Do you have one of these coils?

By |September 12th, 2015|AC Repair, Repair Costs|Comments Off on Do you have one of these coils?

You may be reimbursed if you bought an uncoated copper tube from Lennox, Aire-Flo, Armstrong Air, AirEase, Concord or Ducane.   It will be the result of a settlement of a class action lawsuit against Lennox, a major provider of climate control solutions for the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration markets.   Lennox denies [...]

3 08, 2015

My evaporator coil is leaking! What should I do?

By |August 3rd, 2015|AC Repair|Comments Off on My evaporator coil is leaking! What should I do?

    There are three ways to deal with a leaky evaporator coil, and each one has advantages and disadvantages.   Let me give you some information so you can decide which is the best route for you to take. Every case is different – costs, expected length of stay in the house, extent of [...]

20 04, 2015

2015 Guide to High Efficiency Air Conditioning

By |April 20th, 2015|AC Repair, Heating and Air, Save Money|Comments Off on 2015 Guide to High Efficiency Air Conditioning

I recently came across a great reference for 2015 High Efficiency Air Conditioning.  This was published by Contracting Business.com and distributed to the HVAC industry.  It lists most all ac manufacturers and enables you to compare the industry's top units side-by-side. Click here to download the pdf file, 2015 AC GUIDE You may also want to [...]

25 07, 2014

What is a Pitted Contactor?

By |July 25th, 2014|AC Repair, Ask the Expert|Comments Off on What is a Pitted Contactor?

What is a Pitted Contactor? Contactors A contactor is an electrical relay that controls the flow of electricity to components in the AC unit. The contactor sends voltage to the condenser and outdoor fan motor. Voltage from the thermostat is sent to the contactor and is registered by the contactor’s side terminals. Power is applied [...]

26 11, 2013

Single Stage vs Two Stage Compressors

By |November 26th, 2013|AC Repair, Ask the Expert, Comfort, Myths and Misconceptions, Repair Costs, Save Money|Comments Off on Single Stage vs Two Stage Compressors

The compressor is the heart of an air conditioning system. It pressurizes and moves the refrigerant back and forth from the condenser to the evaporator. It is probably the single most important and expensive item in your ac system.  This single item can make the most impact on the operation of your home comfort system.  Make sure to make the [...]

15 11, 2013

Why Heat Load Calculations Will Make You Question Everything You Have Heard From Your HVAC Guy?

By |November 15th, 2013|AC Repair, Comfort, FAQ's|Comments Off on Why Heat Load Calculations Will Make You Question Everything You Have Heard From Your HVAC Guy?

You may be asking "What is a Heat Load Calculation?"  A heat load calculation , also called the manual j calculation, is the starting point for providing the proper size unit for a house.  The calculation and factors are different for the different areas of the country. A home in Birmingham Alabama will need more AC [...]

5 11, 2013

The Misconception About Getting “3 Bids” in the HVAC industry!

By |November 5th, 2013|AC Repair, Comfort, Myths and Misconceptions|Comments Off on The Misconception About Getting “3 Bids” in the HVAC industry!

Old wise tale or old wives' tale (from www.yahoo.com .... something that a lot of people once believed but has since been exposed as a myth.) says to "get three bids" before you buy anything!  In these busy times, people can't spend the time they used to waiting on a HVAC contractor to fit them in, or [...]

4 11, 2013

Are You Going to Try to Sell Me Something I Don’t Need?

By |November 4th, 2013|AC Repair, FAQ's, Heating, Myths and Misconceptions, Repair Costs|Comments Off on Are You Going to Try to Sell Me Something I Don’t Need?

Is that question running through your mind?  It's because an unethical salesman came to your home and pressured you to buy either steak knives or a vacuum cleaner.  He would not leave until your bought something.  We are not  high pressure salesmen.  We believe that you have control over your home's HVAC system decisions. Our [...]

4 11, 2013

What is Your Diagnostic Service Fee?

By |November 4th, 2013|AC Repair, Ask the Expert, FAQ's, Heating, Save Money|Comments Off on What is Your Diagnostic Service Fee?

We charge a diagnostic service fee for calls that the HVAC system is not operating and needs to determine the issues.  We have a flat fee for this service no matter how long it takes us diagnosis the problem.  45 minutes or 2 days, it's the same price.  Our diagnostic service fee is $39.95 for all [...]

4 11, 2013

I Have a Friend in the HVAC Business

By |November 4th, 2013|AC Repair, Ask the Expert, Heating, Myths and Misconceptions, Repair Costs|Comments Off on I Have a Friend in the HVAC Business

Using a friend may not be a good idea.  We just received a call from a home owner who had his friend, who previously worked for us, put in a system.  We let the guy go because of ethical and honesty problems and I can tell he has not changed.  The new equipment is having trouble after only 2 months.  [...]

3 11, 2013

My system is new, it has a parts warranty, why do I have to pay for the repair?

By |November 3rd, 2013|AC Repair, Ask the Expert, Repair Costs|Comments Off on My system is new, it has a parts warranty, why do I have to pay for the repair?

We handle several different types of diagnostic or service calls from clients who need our help.  We sometimes run service calls for clients  who have new HVAC systems.  While in the process of setting up or diagnosing the system , clients often ask "My system is new, it has a parts warranty, why do I have to pay [...]

2 11, 2013

Why do we charge what we charge?

By |November 2nd, 2013|AC Repair, FAQ's|Comments Off on Why do we charge what we charge?

Our technicians use standard pricing, from a pre-printed price book.  Our technicians do not have the latitude to change the pricing.  You pay the same as your neighbors would pay for the same repair. Our charges are more than some companies in the area, though not as much as others.  I make no apologies.  I [...]

29 10, 2013

Why Do I Have a Leaking Evaporator Coil?

By |October 29th, 2013|AC Repair, Ask the Expert, General HVAC Maintenance, Myths and Misconceptions, Repair Costs|Comments Off on Why Do I Have a Leaking Evaporator Coil?

We sometime hear customers ask, Why do I have a leaking evaporator coil?  I posed this question to our internal tech forum. The following are the comments and discussions that came from our service technicians.  Please excuse the grammar as this discussion took place over text message. Don:  Forum Question:  Why do evaporator coils leak? [...]

28 10, 2013

Do You Provide Weekend HVAC Tune Ups?

By |October 28th, 2013|AC Repair, Comfort, General HVAC Maintenance, Heating, Save Money|Comments Off on Do You Provide Weekend HVAC Tune Ups?

 Yes!  Our weekend staff is one third the size of our normal staff during the week.  We work a 3 week rotation so our staff has 1 weekend on and two weekends off.  The weekend services are designed to be able to respond to emergency calls such as units not working (not heating and not cooling), noise coming from [...]

26 10, 2013

Will a AC Tune UP Fix my Unit?

By |October 26th, 2013|AC Repair, Comfort, FAQ's, General HVAC Maintenance, Heating, Myths and Misconceptions|Comments Off on Will a AC Tune UP Fix my Unit?

Many new clients call in to ask about our precision AC tune up and preventative maintenance programs.  We often here the question, "If my system is not running, not cooling or not heating, will the tune up get the HVAC system running again?" Usually, NO!  Our precision tune ups are designed for systems that are functioning.  Just think of your [...]

22 10, 2013

Can I Get a Lower Price?

By |October 22nd, 2013|AC Repair, Ask the Expert, FAQ's, Heating, Repair Costs, Save Money|Comments Off on Can I Get a Lower Price?

Can I Get A Lower Price? We get this question occasionally and it is human nature that people want to make sure they are getting the best deal.  Many companies and technicians usually try to avoid any questions about price and money. But here is the reality of price, you can get a lower price [...]

21 10, 2013

What is Your Diagnostic Fee and Will You Waive It If I Do a Repair?

By |October 21st, 2013|AC Repair, FAQ's|Comments Off on What is Your Diagnostic Fee and Will You Waive It If I Do a Repair?

What is Your Diagnostic Fee and Will You Waive It If I Do a Repair? There was a lady who called recently and stated "my heat doesn't work, what will it cost to get it working again?"  The first step in this process is to get a technician to 'diagnose' the problem so many companies call [...]

17 10, 2013

Heating Safety Inspection: Save Money and Lives

By |October 17th, 2013|AC Repair, Ask the Expert, Heating, heating safety|Comments Off on Heating Safety Inspection: Save Money and Lives

When should you get a Furnace checked for safety? Before it starts a fire! Will this year be the year of another death due to lack of maintenance? Probably so, it seems to be in the news headline every year. An annual heating system “tune-up” is a great home maintenance investments you can make. Homeowners [...]

16 10, 2013

HVAC Performance Depends on Good Ductwork

By |October 16th, 2013|AC Repair, Ask the Expert, Heating|Comments Off on HVAC Performance Depends on Good Ductwork

    The heart  of your home’s HVAC system is the equipment selected to deliver conditioned air – your furnace, air conditioner, heat pump or boiler. However, as with the human body, a healthy heart cannot overcome problems associated with dysfunctional arteries. Ductwork is the artery component of your HVAC system, channeling warm or [...]

15 10, 2013

Clean Indoor Air; A Simple Guide to Indoor Air Quality

By |October 15th, 2013|AC Repair, Allergy Solutions, Heating|Comments Off on Clean Indoor Air; A Simple Guide to Indoor Air Quality

  Filter The first level of indoor air quality (IAQ) is the filter. This is the step that removes particles from the air by pulling the air through an element, usually paper, to grab the impurities. The rating of a filter shows how it performs. The Minimum Efficiency Rating Value (MERV) scale starts at 0 [...]

11 09, 2013

Get Your Tax Credit Before It’s Gone!

By |September 11th, 2013|AC Repair, Ask the Expert, Heating, Save Money|Comments Off on Get Your Tax Credit Before It’s Gone!

Get Your Tax Credit Before It’s Gone! I’m sure you’re accustomed to seeing those “Limited Time Offers” that never seem to end. I think the local auto dealership has been sending me the same one for 3 years now! But in this case, the limited time offer is definitely going away—and it’s going away soon. [...]

11 09, 2013

Heating Season Tune Ups Save Money, And Maybe Your Life

By |September 11th, 2013|AC Repair, Ask the Expert, Heating|Comments Off on Heating Season Tune Ups Save Money, And Maybe Your Life

Heating Season Tune Ups Save Money, And Maybe Your Life If it’s sweltering outside, the last thing you have in mind is cranking up the furnace. But cooler temperatures are not far away. It’s time to schedule a heating season combustion adjustment, professional cleaning and safety check. Gas Furnace that is clean and safe [...]

8 08, 2013

Costco members earn CASH on HVAC Installation

By |August 8th, 2013|AC Repair, Financing, Save Money|Comments Off on Costco members earn CASH on HVAC Installation

Costco members earn CASH on HVAC Installation Costco members earn CASH on HVAC Installation : Costco is a great retailer and has put more resources into the HVAC category.  Lennox and Costco have partnered to be the exclusive HVAC Brand offered through Costco.  This is a very impressive arrangement as Costco has always been [...]

8 08, 2013

Who Has the Power in Sales?

By |August 8th, 2013|AC Repair, Ask the Expert, Comfort|Comments Off on Who Has the Power in Sales?

Who Has the Power in a Sales? Most people dread when faced with the situation that they must replace their AC system.  They start asking for bids, estimates and quotes.  I think the name Upgrade Choice Presentation is what most people really want. Who has the power to make decisions in a sales call? Of [...]

26 07, 2013

Heating and Air Conditioning Once Saved the World Part 2: Brands

By |July 26th, 2013|AC Repair, Ask the Expert, Myths and Misconceptions|Comments Off on Heating and Air Conditioning Once Saved the World Part 2: Brands

Heating and Air Conditioning Once Saved the World How Heating and Air Conditioning Once Saved the World There are so many names in the Heating and Air Conditioning Industry.  This is simply a post (Heating, Air Conditioning Brands) to understand how the names are very connected with a brief history. Carrier Owner or Parent Company:  [...]

25 07, 2013

How To Find A GREAT Local HVAC Company?

By |July 25th, 2013|AC Repair, FAQ's|Comments Off on How To Find A GREAT Local HVAC Company?

How To Find A GREAT Local HVAC Company? If you have already tried all the items on the "9 Things to Check Before Calling for Service on Your HVAC System!" then you now need to call a contractor.  How do you find a GREAT Local HVAC Company? google and all the other search engines (Bing, Yahoo) Angies List [...]

23 07, 2013

Top 9 Air Conditioning Problems and Solutions

By |July 23rd, 2013|AC Repair, Ask the Expert, Heating and Air|Comments Off on Top 9 Air Conditioning Problems and Solutions

Top 9 Air Conditioning Problems and Solutions Have you ever had that moment of fear where you know something isn't right with your AC but scared. Is this HVAC service call going to cause inconvenience or about to cost money?  That's scary. This simple information could save you time, money and the hassle being without your [...]

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