Why Do I Need a MiniSplit Ductless Heat Pump or Air Conditioner?
There are many people who can actually save some money by installing a minisplit ductless air conditioner or heat pump over installing the conventional ducted split system air conditioner or heat pump. A few of the possible areas where some can use a minisplit ductless heat pump or air conditioner are rooms over the garage where additional heating and cooling is necessary simply because rooms over garages suffer because garages in most homes are not as insulated as is other parts of the home. This usually creates problems with many of the newer homes because I have seen builders who need a lesson in load calculation and properly sizing the air conditioning or heat pump systems for the conditions. I am sure many people will agree especially people who own homes where there is a room over the garage. How many of those people have supplemental heating and cooling by the way of a window unit or portable heater? Many people I would from my observations over the years. Now these people can benefit from the easy installation including lower installation costs of the minisplit ductless heat pump or air conditioner. Other places where minisplit ductless units can be considered for installation are additions to homes and basements where minisplit ductless units are great for dehumidification.
Troubleshooting Broken Thermostats
The main connection between the air conditioning and heating system and the end user is the thermostat. Beyond the air conditioning and heating thermostat many people know nothing about their systems that keep them comfortable year round. There comes a time when the thermostat has a problem or the end user wants to replace the thermostat because they think it is a broken thermostat. It is not uncommon for a person to call an HVAC contractor and tell the secretary that they think the thermostat is broken because their air conditioner or heating system does not work. In some instances this is the case while in others the thermostat is not broken but something is wrong with the air conditioning and heating equipment that needs to be repaired. In either case it is usually best to call an HVAC professional to look at the problem especially if you want to replace the thermostat. There are a few things you can check with your thermostat before you call an HVAC professional. A little thermostat troubleshooting is in order.
Maytag Vs Rheem
Subject: highperformancehvac.com: Maytag vs. Rheem gas electric packaged heater AC
This is an enquiry e-mail via http://highperformancehvac.com
Hi, We’re trying to compare Maytag and Rheem gas/electric heating/AC packaged units to replace our old one. The Maytag (15 SEER, 4 ton; PPG1GFX048120) has 2-stage heating and cooling and a variable speed blower, and 12 years parts and labor. The Rheem (14SEER, 4 ton; RRPL-B) has single stage and variable speed blower, 10 yr parts and we can purchase a 10 yr labor warranty. The Maytag has seemingly better features, but we’re not familiar with Maytag heater/AC units, but know the Rheem name, and have been told its highly rated. One heating and air conditioning company quoted the Maytag at more than $2500 less than two other companies quoted the Rheem. Are you familiar with the Maytag, and do you know if it’s as reliable and as highly rated as the Rheem? Also, whether the wholesale price of the Maytag is that much less than the Rheem, or is the price difference more likely to different labor costs and profit margins of the installation companies?
The thermostat display is our interface with our HVAC equipment. The display lets us know what the temperature is in the house and tells us what the settings are for the heating and cooling equipment including letting us know the set point setting for the temperature. Some displays give us the time and the newer modern displays show us family photos like a screensaver on our computer. But what happens when the display is not there or there is a blank thermostat display or no display on thermostat? Is it a bad thermostat or something else that caused the display to disappear?