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Home Air Conditioning, Buyers Guide

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If you’re looking to replace a home air conditioning system, then you are facing a big decision with so many possible answers. It can get confusing and everyone you talk to says a different thing or likes a different brand. Well that’s because everyone has an interest, or maybe has a different goal. What’s the best type or brand of air conditioner? For instance, may have many different answers based on your goals. One air conditioning system may be the most energy efficient while another may be more reliable. To further confuse the issue, where you live may also effect which air conditioner would be best for you. I’ll give you an example, if you lived in Las Vegas where the summers can reach a miserable 118 degrees. You probably have a hot side of the house so a two stage or variable speed air conditioning system would help extend the runtime, evening out the temperatures. But, if say you lived in North Carolina where temperatures reach up to 100 degrees summer you’d still have that problem but less extreme. But, if you choose the wrong contractor and they do a lousy job. It won’t matter what type or brand of equipment you purchased, it will fail prematurely, give you higher energy costs and decreased comfort.

In this Buyers guide we will go over the different type, brand and seer of available air conditioning equipment in 2015 and which may best for you based on your climate and goals. We will also go over, how to choose a reputable contractor who will treat you right and do a good job.

We have looked to our peers and other HVAC professionals to help write this Buyers Guide via YouTube and Google+. We have they’re opinions and compared the results to find the commons based by region or goals. This Guide is unbiased and the collaborated work of some of the best and what I’d call 1%ers of the HVAC professionals around the country.

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 “1 in 10 air conditioners in the US are installed wrong, according to the department of energy and energy star”.

How to Choose a Good Contractor for Your Air Conditioning Installation or Replacement.

With so many contractors to choose from, there are a few ways you can be sure your contractor is going to do a great job. Here’s what some HVAC pro’s had to say.

“Choose a Contractor based on Reputation” Tazzman  trane8

“Reputation means everything” Talyn875

“Research and don’t make fast decisions” Stephen Rardon

“Reputation and Good Reviews” Ronnie Ross

1.       Choose a Contractor with a good reputation. A contractor who has a good reputation will most likely care about his reputation and therefore, he will do a good job to avoid a complaint. If you choose a HVAC company with mostly positive reviews online they will be likely to ask you for a review afterwards and hopefully they perform to a level becoming of a 5 star review. On the flip side a contractor who has a history of complaints or bad reviews obviously cares more about money than reputation. The Better Business Bureau is also a good place to check a contractor’s reputation.

2.       Don’t guess on size. A Good contractor will not size your equipment based solely on square footage or the size of the old equipment as it could have been wrong. There are many variables to sizing an air conditioner like the type of walls, ceiling height, number and size of windows, number of appliances in the room, square footage, zip code and even whether your homes on a concrete slab or was it built in another fashion. Most contractors will use proven methods like the Manual J or the Manual D to properly size HVAC equipment or ducts.

3.       A good contractor will sit down with you and ask a lot of questions before replacing your homes air conditioner. It is impossible for a contractor to know about all of your homes issues, if he doesn’t ask. For example ( Are there any rooms in the home that are warm or warmer than the rest of the rooms in the summer? And Are there any areas or rooms that are cold in the winter? Maybe why do you want to replace your air conditioner? ). These are questions we have to ask in order to do a good job. If a contractor doesn’t ask you about the hot bedrooms then he wasn’t planning on fixing that issue during the process and a good contractor will solve all of your homes comfort problems in one move. Also if a contractor doesn’t ask you why you’d like a new unit then how does he know you’re going to be happy afterwards? Basically a good contractor will ask the appropriate questions so he can do a good job.

4.       Choose a contractor who offers you options and advises honestly. Don’t buy from a man who is pressuring you, scaring you or telling you that you have to buy a new unit. I’m here to tell you anything can be fixed, replacing your air conditioner is and always will be your choice. If old things couldn’t be fixed, there would be no antique cars on the road. That being said there are a lot of good reasons and benefits to replacing or upgrading your homes hvac system like higher efficiency increased comfort and peace of mind. But it will always be your choice.

5.       Most importantly is you have to do your due diligence and check facts before buying. Some more quick things to judge your contractor by are. Time in business if they’ve been around awhile they probably figured out that doing a good job is in their best interest. Design of the trucks and the company website – If they have spent money on themselves building their brand, then they obviously plan to be around for more years to come.

6. Make sure your contractor goes in the attic and measures the indoor unit. Also be sure he is quoting new supply and return plenums or at least measures and attempts to use new plenums. What I mean is in a perfect world we’d install new plenums on every system and the supply plenum would be 5 feet long but in the real world attics can be small and we may only have 2 feet to work with or less. So in tight spots we have to fit what fits. So be sure the contractor goes and looks to see what will fit. Also be sure the contractor is not going to hang your furnace or air handler using metal strap, allthread and angle iron or allthread and unistrut is the proper way to hang a system that’s hung from the roof. Also be sure they quote you secondary drain pans, new electrical disconnect, new electrical whip, new pvc drain, condenser pad if needed, sealing of duct connections with duct sealant not tape. and most important, make sure they commission the furnace and startup the condenser adjusting the refrigerant charge by superheat and subcooling.

Once you’ve selected a good contractor to do your install, selecting the type and brand of equipment is next.

So which air conditioning system is the best? Well that’s a big question, what does best mean? The most reliable, easiest to repair, most energy efficient or maybe fastest time till payback. As you can see best for one may not be the best for everyone. So in order to advise what’s best we have to know your goals (see why it’s important that the contractor asks questions, why are you replacing it, what’s your goal?).

 

What’s the best Air Conditioner?

There are many different manufacturers and types of air conditioners in 2015. But understand one thing, the difference in air conditioners today is not the seer rating. All that means is how much electricity it will use, the higher the seer the less power it will use to cool the home. The real big difference in air conditioning equipment of 2015 is in how they work. Basically you have the following choices.

A. Single Stage equipment – Usually 14 -16 seer in ac mode and 80% AFUE in heating depending on the manufacturer, and can only run at one speed 100% or ON. That means a unit like this will turn on at 100% then back off when the thermostat satisfies or reaches its desired set point. This type of system is proven and very easy to fix with parts off most any hvac man’s truck and if installed right could last 30 years. The downside to single stage is it creates a temperature swing in the home. Every time the ac system is completely off the home is warming in the summer. But if you’re in a high heat area like Las Vegas, Texas or Arizona. You’ll probably experience a ton of heat penetrating into the home and making one part of the house hot while your single stage system is cycled off.

B. Two Stage Equipment – Usually between 14 – 18 Seer in ac mode and 80 -97.5% AFUE in heating. Two stage equipment can slow down and run at a lower speed, allowing the system a longer runtime. A longer runtime will help even out the temperatures from room to room and give you a more stable temperature. Also since 2 stage air conditioners have less starting and stopping, the compressors and motors will take less wear. Another benefit to 2 stage is since the system will run at a slower speed; the unit will be much quieter than a single stage air conditioner. The down side to 2 stage equipment is the increased equipment cost and the increased chance of having to special order a part in the event of a breakdown.

C. Variable Speed Systems – 18 – 21+ Seer in ac mode and 97% AFUE in heating. Variable speed air conditioners utilize a different type of technology, instead of 24 volts ac they communicate with DC and the compressor runs off a variable DC drive. This technology allows the compressor to slow down to 20% or any speed in-between. What that means to you is the air conditioner will try to stay running all the time. Only blowing in the amount of air necessary to maintain a stable temperature to within ½ degree. Technology has proven that DC is more stable and more reliable so 20 seer variable speed air conditioners have an advantage in reliability and provide the most comfort of any type equipment. Also with ratings of 20+ seer variable speed boasts the highest efficiency. But, DC also needs a stronger conductor than 24 volts AC so if you live in a high humidity area then you may see higher failure due to the increased rust and humidity corroding your circuit boards and wire terminals. On the other hand In Las Vegas with hot dry air Dc can thrive and last. The downside to variable speed equipment is if it ever breaks, you’re probably going to have to call the man who put it in because not a lot of technicians are familiar with this type equipment yet. Also if it breaks the odds of having to order the part are high as these machines are too new so nobody carries parts for them as a normal truck stock item.

Variable Speed Blower Motors – Can be equipped with any system and probably comes automatic on 2 stage or 16 seer+ equipment. Variable speed blower motors are simply motors that can speed up or down. Having a variable speed motor will make your system quieter, more energy efficient and if done right, more reliable. The downside is the increased replacement cost if ever your blower motor fails out of warranty.


Now that you understand the different types of air conditioners available today it’s up to you to decide which one is best for you. We will not talk about the cost because Costs vary greatly from state to state, but just know a contractor cannot be the best and the cheapest. I would say a good honest contractor usually falls somewhere in the middle. You don’t want a low baller who will cut corners and you don’t want some slick tongued white shirt wearing comfort consultant either. And if you’re looking to simply get a new one because your current system is broken and you want the quickest time till payback then single stage is probably your quickest easiest and cheapest decision. Don’t buy high seer equipment just to save more because they cost more and that’s a mathematical equation I find people are not very happy with afterwards.

Still Looking for the best? Here’s a list of the winners when we polled other HVAC pros around the country.

  • Reliability – In reliability 38% feel single stage is the most reliable including Powlas HVAC, Ronnie Ross, harry Dickenson, Tazzman and Kathy D via Google+ On the exact opposite 31% of users feel that the variable speed DC system was the most reliable including Stephen Rardon of Holly Springs NC. Felipi Balli, Las Vegas Air Conditioning and Nate Brown
  • Ease Of Repair – Well that was a land slide Best in Class for ease of repair goes to single stage.
  • Comfort – Best in Class goes to the Variable Speed System. In what was basically a landslide 67% of people polled said they would put a variable speed system in their home if comfort was their goal. Including Harry Dickenson, Billy Knoth, KatFan, Laurie Hoyer Schuman and Mr. I manifold Stephen Rardon. 22% chose 2 stage for comfort including Talyn875, Rob HVAC and Frank Mashione. So for comfort 89% of users polled chose 2 stage or variable.
  • Efficiency – Well that’s easy the higher the seer the higher the efficiency. Variable speed wins there.
  • Time Till Payback – This is a tricky subject because it all depends on what you pay. If you pay $5000 for a 14 seer system and your neighbor pays 6 years for the exact same system time till payback is different, so choose a reputable contractor who cares for his reputation and your time till payback will be the shortest due to your system working properly and at maximum efficiency assuming it was installed correctly.

As you can see the decision to replace your homes air conditioner is big and could go great or horribly wrong. Bottom line is do your homework and choose a reputable contractor and a system that best suits your personal needs and you’re more likely to be happy with your purchase afterwards as that’s what it’s about.

 

About the Author

Stephen Gamst is the current President at Las Vegas Air Conditioning Inc.

Since almost birth Stephen was trained by his father SGT John Gamst USMC and a great HVAC Tech. After 10 years of field training Stephen went and graduated hvac and commercial refrigeration. Now with 25 years field and school training Stephen runs successful H.V.A.C. operation in Las Vegas Nevada. Stephen is also the Author of the “AC Repair Matrix” a step by step how to repair an air conditioner tutorial that’s currently available on the I-phone app store. Stephen Gamst is also Editor at DMOZ and the inventor of the world’s first live video broadcaster capable of broadcasting a Google plus hangout on air live from the field and with 0 delays. Stephen has been featured on News 3, News 8, Wake Up With The Wagner’s and Good Morning America. Stephen is also the special lead speaker at the national wearable technology summit coming October 15, 2015. For more Articles by Stephen you can contact him here.

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Worst I’ve seen in Las Vegas, thats why you call licensed professionals.

When your Heating or Air Conditioning system malfunctions, don’t just call your friend or cousin bobby’s friend either. Call a licensed professional that has a proven track record and has a licensing board to answer to.

Last winter I went to a no heating call to help a cold Las Vegas citizen. This man told me “ the guy who looked at it before you took some parts to look for replacements, but I can’t reach him now”. So what I found on the roof was absolutely shocking. The company or man had stolen this man’s heat exchanger and left his heating system in shambles. Here is the Video

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What did I run into

Calling an un-licensed company or person leaves you dry when there’s trouble. When you allow someone to work on your home, calling a licensed professional who cares about his reputation has mostly 5 or 4 star reviews or we could say a proven track record of happy customers. Calling a company like this guarantees they will act in a way to avoid a complaint. And, that means treating you with respect, answering the phone and being on time. But mostly speaking the honest truth and in the event that there was an issue that company would most likely jump to make it right before a complaint is recorded.

Here is a list of things I would advise you look at before choosing a company to call to your home.

1.       Make sure they are A or A+ with the better business bureau.

2.       Make sure they have mostly 4-5 star reviews on Google because you can’t fake those.

3.       Make sure they send you a technician and not a salesman, (if he shows up clean as a whistle and doesn’t bring his tools. Then he didn’t come to fix anything.

4.       If they do not answer the phone professionally then just move on.

5.       If they can not send you a technician today then move on, there are others who offer same day.

And if you’ve read this try visiting my air conditioning repair info page to learn more or schedule me our my guys to service your Las Vegas home. Or if you live in other states visit my you tube page for links to other great air conditioning companies around the world.

By Stephen Gamst of Las Vegas Air Conditioning Inc.

6220 Kimberly Ave Unit 13

Las Vegas, NV 89122

702-437-1888

www.lasvegasair.net

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Winter Time Safety Check and Tune

With the cold coming, now’s the time to have your homes furnace or heating system cleaned, checked and tuned. Heating system can malfunction leaving you in the cold and in need of a heating repair company or even worse, kill. Yes a heating system can kill be burning down or by leaking carbon monoxide into the air stream. So keep an eye on these 3 things to make sure your home is safe and ready for winter.

  1. Replace your air filter; an air filter is cheap but much needed. If you don’t stop dirt at the filter, it will flow in and clog you condenser coil causing the airflow to be restricted. This restricted airflow will raise the temperature when the heat is on. High temperatures are not something you want in your attic so please replace your filter on a regular basis. I say every 1-3 months if after a month your filter is still clean then start giving it 2 but never go longer than 3 months.
  2. Pay attention to random or unexplained headaches, these could be caused by the furnace. Yes every time the furnace is heating the home it is generating carbon monoxide which is supposed to be sealed inside a metal heat exchanger and vented out the flue vent. But, heat exchangers crack and allow the carbon monoxide to flow into the air stream.
  3. Check your flue vent, be sure it’s clear and no birds have made their nests in it, or even died and clogged the vent. That happens more than you’d imagine and when the nest or bird clogs the vent the carbon n monoxide can’t escape so it flows into the air stream again.

Some of these things you can watch for at home and your filter is your responsibility but you need to call a licensed professional to come for a home visit and inspect your system on a regular basis. We will come right before winter clean, inspect and tune your heating system and stop your trouble before it happens.

If we inspect a furnace and find a crack, it’s not money were saving it may be your life. So be smart call now and get a winter heating preventative maintenance or even better sign up for our no breakdown no trouble club and well inspect your home twice a year. Once your part of the club and we have inspected, if it ever breaks we come back for free plus the thermostat is always free for our club members so get covered now by a Las Vegas Air Conditioning No Breakdown Iron Clad No trouble club.

 

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Repair or Replace an Air Conditioner?

Repair or Replace that is the question.

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering, should I replace my air conditioner? How long will my air conditioning last?
Those are questions everyone has pondered at some point. Now, I will answer all the important questions regarding air conditioning replacement vs. repairing the old unit.
There are a lot of good reasons to replace an air conditioner, but it should never be your only choice, as everything can be fixed. If old things couldn’t be retro-fitted or repaired there would be no antique cars on the road. And there are plenty of those, that being said it may not be a good idea to repair an old unit or there may be numerous other reasons that might make replacing the old ac system with a newer model. Newer model air conditioners have come a long way in technology, in ways of efficiency and comfort.

Good reasons to replace an air conditioner are:

1. Your unit is 12 or more years old – Technology has come a long way in 12 years we can make your home 10 times more comfortable with stable temperatures using new 2 stage technology. And energy efficiency has doubled in 12 years.

2. You have a bad compressor and your system is over 8 years old – Compressors are very expensive and are the hearts of air conditioners. If your compressor fails consider replacement as some compressors are 50% the cost of a whole new system and the new system would have 5 or 10 years warranty vs. a 1 year warranty on a replacement compressor. And after a replacement compressor, the new one usually doesn’t last as long as the original because any blockage or other failing parts are already worn starting on day one of your new compressors life.
3. Your coil is rusted – If your coils start rusting and leaking, fixing a leak is only a Band-Aid as rust means another leak will occur guaranteed.
4. If you are paying too much in power – Today a new air conditioner can lower a power bill by so much that in some cases, we can finance a new system for $80 a month and then we lower the power bill by $100 which is like saving $20 a month and getting a new system and warranty. If you are one of the ones paying too much in power than keeping your old system is a waste, it’s just math.
5. Your home has hot or cold rooms – If you have rooms that are always hotter or cooler than other rooms certain times a year, it may be caused by improper duct balancing or from an improperly sized air conditioner. Either way consider this when deciding whether to repair or replace?
6. If your air conditioner takes r-22 Freon you may want to consider replacement – The E.P.A. has deemed r-22 Freon deadly to the ozone. New systems are using r-410A which is ozone safe but also a new r-410A system will blow colder air for less electricity making it the green choice for many reasons. R-22 systems are coming more costly to repair due to the difficulty and price of obtaining r-22 after the government regulations.
I won’t make a list for why to keep your old unit because; if none of the reasons above apply to you then you should just fix or keep your old unit. But when faced with a decision to repair or replace you should simply know all the benefits of replacement and then decide if it makes sense to you at that time.
The benefits to a new air conditioner are:
• A new air conditioner can lower the energy consumption by as much as 60% depending on your situation.
• A variable speed system will circulate air through the entire home eliminating the need for fans and it will do it with only 80 watts of power.
• A Variable speed system even out temperatures from room to room – imagine never having a hot spot, room or flash.
• A new unit is quiet
New systems come with 10 year warranties
There you have it, replacing an air conditioner can benefit you by providing a more stable temperature in the home and lowering a power bill by 60% but if your air conditioner is already installed right and all your rooms are same temperature and your power bills are already low then you’re in good shape. But don’t forget to get a routine maintenance check-up because if your machine is ok now, we want to keep it that way.

By Stephen Gamst
Las Vegas Air Conditioning Inc.
6220 Kimberly Ave Unit 13
Las Vegas, NV 89122
702-437-1888
www.LasVegasAir.net
Stephen@lasvegasair.net

 

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Why is my bedroom always hotter than the rest of the house?

To fully understand why some parts of most homes are either too hot or too cold. Or why one room is always hotter than the rest. You first need to understand what heat load is. Heat load is how much cooling or heating is needed to properly heat or cool a particular room, usually measured in BTU. Everything from square footage, how many square feet of windows are in the room and what side of the home they are located on play a factor, ceiling height, appliances and your zip code come into play. Most contractors are not properly sizing furnaces or air conditioners because they size based solely on square footage which does nothing for un even temperatures and they do not run the proper load calculation tests. Now, some areas of homes have a lot more heat load than others. Some examples are rooms with east or west facing windows, rooms with high ceilings or even rooms over the garage are always uncomfortable because it has heat coming up from below and usually 2-3 of its sides can be to the outside. Any of these conditions would cause that room or areas to warm up faster than other areas in the home with less heat intruding in or being generated.

Now that you understand how some areas warm up faster than others. Ask yourself is the problem that the unit runs or is it that the unit doesn’t run enough. Imagine if your motor stayed running longer always circulating air through the home. The rooms with more heat load would never get a chance to warm up since the entire homes air would always be mixing. The result would be an entire home with the exact same temperature. So, the short explanation is a single speed motor that turns on 100% and off then on 100% again is one reason and also the most overlooked problem in the US causing uneven temperatures in rooms. It’s the off cycle that allows the rooms to warm faster than the others.

Ductwork is also a major problem in the US as 93% of homes have major duct leakage. That number is taken directly from the US department of energy website and also energy star website.
In the first paragraph I explained how a heat load calculation determines how many btus are required to keep a room cool or warm. The ducts are sized to deliver that exact amount heating or cooling. But then 93% of ducts leak so wherever you leak air into the attic is less delivered into the home. Basically we size a duct to deliver enough air to cool a room but after leakage there may not be enough left to properly cool or heat a room.
A sure sign of leaky ducts is to open an inside door and look at the hinges if you see a black dust trail, you have leaky ducts.
The trail is caused by uneven pressures because the return is sucking out say 2000 cfms of air from your home then you pay to heat, cool and filter that air that then gets blown into the leaky duct system. So if 10% of the air leaks into the attic your only delivering 1800 cfms back into the home so its now in a negative pressure causing air to be pulled in through anywhere it can find it. Air will always take the least path of resistance.
Leaky duct are major causes of poor indoor air quality, drafts and uneven temperatures, allergy symptoms and even shorter equipment life it could also more then double the HVAC portion of the energy bill.

Some tricks for home owners to fix some of these situations are:

Install a Variable speed motor $500.00 for the part plus 2-3 hrs labor. This motor will save them approximately 50% of what they’re current motor uses it will also run quieter and stay running longer circulating air through the entire home always blending the home air and keeping temperatures even. Most local power companies are urging homeowners to get variable speed motors installed and most are even offering rebates that could pay 100% of the cost of motor.

 
There are many ways to fix the duct balancing problems. A contractor can install dampers to push more air to the areas that need more air this can be done in less than an hour. Something a homeowner could do is to remove the vents of rooms that are getting too much air and restrict the vent or duct pushing more air to the other areas of the home that are not restricted. A homeowner could also crawl through their own attic and paint all the duct connections with duct sealant ( can be bought at any home depot or lowes for around $40 a bucket I suggest 3-4 buckets to seal an entire system. Just simply cover every connection and when it dries the entire duct system will be sealed and we will no longer be drawing in that hot dirty un-filtered attic air.

Sealing duct work is hard and dirty but if a homeowner is willing it can be done by them or any educated contractor could do it for around $800.00 But this will lower the energy bill around 5%-30% depending on the size and number of leaks in they’re system.

If a homeowner was to get a variable speed blower motor and completely seal all they’re ductwork, they would have a home with even temperatures, clean air, and energy costs could go down by as much as 25%

Other ways to save energy is to:
• Try and keep all doors closed and keep window coverings closed as much as possible especially those east and west facing windows.
• Installing a smart thermostat can save money by turning the unit off when its not being used. Always remember every time we can shut off the compressor is money saved. A programmable smart thermostat can shut your system down when you forget.
• Get your system checked by a professional at least once a year
• Spray the outside condenser coil with a garden hose once a year (will lower power bill)

F.Y.I. we have variable speed systems with variable speed cooling and heating capable of keeping the entire home to 1/10th of a degree to where they set the thermostat and that’s year around it does this by never shutting off instead it will just rev down to 25% and keep the air moving there’
s no way to have a higher level of comfort and energy efficiency as when reved down to 25% the motor is using 85 watts of power less than a 100 watt light bulb.
We have many more tricks and energy saving solutions. I’d love to share them with you anytime.
Our company and family has been servicing air conditioners, heaters, refrigeration since 1969 we are licensed, insured and many of our technicians actually teach air conditioning at the college on there spare time.
I also wrote a how to book for ac repair. It will be published soon on an app and online. The repair matrix is a follow your own ending format basically it can take any homeowner or service professional from start to finish, how to diagnose an air conditioner and repair the problem. After 20+ years repairing air conditioners I realized I had a procedure, an order if you will so I put it on paper as an if this then you do this format. The repair matrix will revolutionize this industry and no longer will a contractor be able to lie to homeowners because with this app the homeowner will be able to easily and within 7 steps or less fix or at least diagnose there own ac.

Stephen Gamst “ author of the repair matrix “
Las Vegas Air Conditioning Inc.
Email: Stephen@lasvegasair.net

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How to, stop being uncomfortable, hot or cold when you sleep or any other time.

      You just get into bed and oh, how cozy it is. You snuggle on up to your favorite pillow, stretch out both legs and gently twist each foot back and forth. Everything is great for a bit but wait, I’m starting to get hot, ok throw off the covers, that didn’t help enough it’s still warm … wait did the air conditioning just turn on, oh that feels great at last it’s comfortable. But, 1 minute later… I’m starting to get cold. Let’s try just the sheet this time. This is an example of a temperature swing or fluctuation and you do not have to live with it.

What causes this problem? This is caused by old style air conditioners that have only one speed. On or off now on or off will keep the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter but, since it can’t slow down it can’t maintain an exact temperature. It’s always going to run and bypass the thermostats set point and shut off. Then it will allow the home to start warming up, and every room will warm at a different speed because every room has a different heat load. Now you may start to feel hot in one room while the thermostat still thinks it is cool. In order for a single stage air conditioner to maintain an accurate temperature it would have to go on off on off on off on off. And, that would kill it very early in its life because it takes more power to start than it does to just stay running, so they always allow for about a 1-2 degree temperature swing either way.

Now imagine… A home that could stay at the same temperature all the time year around and had a perfect humidity level. You never felt like a blanket while on the couch, because your home was perfectly comfortable all the time. Y

our skin never felt dry, you never woke up with a dry throat because your homes humidity was spot on 100% of the time.

Imagine if every room in your home was capable of maintaining a separate temperature or all the same temperature

 exactly to within a 1/10th of degree accuracy whichever your heart desires. That is all possible with today’s technology. If your daughter wants her room 75 but you want yours 78, no problem. That means you never have to be uncomfortable no matter what room you’re in.

How can we get a home with that much indoor comfort?

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That’s all possible with a new technology in compressors; no longer do they have to just be on or off. Now we have air conditioners that can literally vary in speed from 30% all the way to 100% so your air conditioner would only put out enough cool air to maintain the exact temperature you desired to within 1/10th of a degree. As the room temperature starts to rise the air conditioner responds by revving up a percent to combat the attempted temperature rise. If the temperature outside starts getting warmer the air conditioner will sense that and once again respond by adjusting its speed to whatever it deemed necessary to keep you the exact temperature you told it to be. You can have a digital temperature display and thermostat in every room that you may want to be different from the rest; paired with a zone system your air conditioner would adjust its airflow depending on how many of your rooms wanted air at that very moment.

What type of equipment can do that?

American Standard Platinum ZV Systems are a thing of the future but, they are here and available.

If you live in Las Vegas we can help you get one of these at Las Vegas Air Conditioning Inc 702-437-1888 6220 Kimberly Ave #13, Las Vegas, NV 89122 but if your outside our area simply visit the American Standard website and find yourself a local dealer as they have to be a dealer to buy this type of equipment.