When replacing an existing heating and air conditioning system, it's important to first consider the limitations imposed by your home. Of course, it is possible to install virtually any heating and cooling system in any house, but the cost and aesthetic impacts may be unacceptable for you. When selecting a heating and cooling system for new construction, your options are typically much wider.
For both new and existing homes, it's important to first maximize the energy efficiency of your home. This is the most cost-effective means of keeping your home comfortable, no matter what climate you live in.
Consider replacing it with a unit that has a higher SEER or HSPF rating. Installed correctly, these high-efficiency units can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs.
Consider replacing with high AFUE rating. ENERGY STAR® models use at least 15-25% less energy than standard models.
Your HVAC equipment may have become less efficient. Repairs and high utility bills will add up quickly.
Improper equipment operation, duct problems or inadequate insulation could be the cause. This is another reason Sorensen Heating and Cooling stresses the importance of proper design and load testing before installing a new system.
We recommend programmable thermostats to all of our customers. Setting your HVAC system on a schedule can save substantial amounts of money while keeping your Surprise, AZ home more comfortable.
Poor equipment operation, inadequate equipment, and leaky ductwork can cause the air to be too dry in the winter or too humid in the summer. This isn't just uncomfortable, but takes it's toll on your home as well.
Leaky ducts can pull particles and air from attics, crawl spaces and basements and distribute those particles throughout your house. Sealing your ducts may be a solution along with installing an advanced air filter.
You could have an undersized duct system or a problem with the indoor coil of your cooling equipment. Additionally, a variable speed fan offers much quieter operation over older fan motors, and also provides more comfort to your home and is more energy efficient.