FAQs for HVAC Installation
Commonly Asked Question and Good To Know Information
The FAQs for HVAC Installation
What is a variable speed furnace? Does Fix My AC, Inc. Installs such furnaces?
Variable speed furnaces are furnaces whose blower motors adjust their speed according to the demand in heat and A/C. Fix My AC, Inc. highly recommend the installation of such unit where noise of the system may be an issue to the home owner as these units can run very quietly.
What is a two-stage heat Furnace? Does Fix My AC, Inc. Installs such Furnaces?
Two-Stage heat furnaces are furnaces which can regulate the level of heat produce by the furnace according to the demand in heat. When the home is at the required temperature and the furnace only needs to maintain that temperature, then the heat works at lower volume and thereby saves energy to the home owner. Fix My AC, Inc. installs such units routinely.
What is a two-stage compressor? Does Fix My AC, Inc. Installs such condenser?
Two-Stage Cool system have compressors which can work at a fraction of their power to respond appropriately to the demand in Air Conditioning. When the home is at the required temperature and the Air Conditioning System only needs to maintain that temperature, then the compressor works at some 60% of its capacity and thereby saves energy to the home owner. Fix My AC, Inc. recommends installing such units to customers who use their air conditioning system hours at a time.
Is it better to run the A/C continuously or to have it come on and off?
Studies have shown that the continuous running of an air conditioner consumes less energy than to have a system that keeps coming on and off. Oversized systems tend to come off for a short period of time but more often than properly sized Air Conditioning system.
I read that Fix My AC, Inc. installs Dampers: what good are dampers?
Dampers are metal discs that work like little doors. Depending on the position of the dampers inside the ducts, there is more or less air that flows through that duct. Fix My AC, Inc. routinely installs manual dampers in residential ducting. This belongs to our standard procedure. As a result our customers can control the air flow throughout their home and choose how hot or cool each room should be.