This depends on your system. A standard filter is changed approximately every four weeks. A high efficiency filter lasts three to six months.
We recommend maintaining the air conditioning system in the spring and the heating system in the fall to ensure maximum performance of the units. For information on our Spring/ Fall Maintenance Contract click here.
This is dependent upon a number of factors. Consider the following points:
- How old is the existing system? Equipment over ten years old is far less efficient. Investing in a new system may cut energy costs by as much as 40%.
- What is the overall condition of the system? If your system is breaking down often, you may want to consider replacing it. Otherwise you can maintain your existing unit with yearly maintenance and the occasional repair.
- What is the frequency your system is operating at daily? If your system is running frequently it may be time to replace it.
- What is the efficiency level of your indoor system? Replacement of parts on an older system doesn’t improve the efficiency. Consider if the energy savings of a new high efficiency system will balance the cost of the new system as compared to your old equipment.
- Will you be moving soon? A newer system can add to the value of your home as you plan to sell it. Either way, investing in a new system in a home you plan to remain in can increase your comfort level and decrease your energy costs.
- Also, furnaces made before the year 1992 are often only 60% to 70% efficient. Newer models range anywhere from 80% to 95% efficient. Many older air conditioning units are only 8 to 10 SEER, (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). The higher the rating is the less energy is required to operate. Newer models range from approximately 13 to 21 SEER.
- SEER, (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio), is most commonly used to measure the efficiency of a central air conditioner or heat pump. It measures how efficiently a cooling system will operate over an entire season. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the air conditioner. As of January 2006, manufacturers are only allowed to produce units with a 13 SEER rating or higher.
- HSPF, (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor), is the measurement used to rate the efficiency of the heating mode within your heat pump. As with SEER, the higher the rating the higher the efficiency. Most manufacturers offer heat pump ranging from 6.8 to 9.4 HSPF.
It is the high-efficiency, energy savings rating as dictated by the Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA). Equipment that meets this standard is a wise investment, as it can lower your utility costs.
Moran’s recommends air cleaners to remove household dust, dirt, smoke, and to kill airborne germs. Ultraviolet germicidal lights can reduce pollutants, mold, and bacteria from growing within your indoor coil, and provide you with cleaner equipment.
Dirty air within ducts can make you sick, increase energy costs, and reduce air flow. Mold, mildew, skin flakes, smoke, pet hair and dander, dust mites, dirt, and pollen can all become trapped within air ducts. Duct cleaning will reduce these risk factors and maintain functionality of your system.
We service all makes and models, and we offer both service and installation
24 Hour, Emergency On-Call Services
We understand that living without heating or air conditioning is uncomfortable. Especially during the Summer and Winter months.
Free, In-Home Estimates
Moran’s offers free in-home estimates to determine each individual customer’s needs, as well as answer any questions.
Licensed, Bonded and Insured
Moran’s technicians are fully bonded, insured, and covered by Workman’s compensation.
Factory-trained, Certified Technicians
Moran’s technicians are highly-skilled, certified individuals who attend weekly training seminars and provide a high level of customer service.