HVAC Tips

 

  • Cobb EMC $50 Rebate Offer

Beginning April 1, 2013, DLM Heating & Air is partnering with Cobb EMC to offer a $50.00 voucher rebate to any of our shared customers who sign up for our Spring Tune Up Program.

All of the rules and details are listed on the Cobb EMC website located at www.cobbemc.com/tuneup but you really only need to go to their website and sign up for the program and they will send you a voucher for $50.00 which can be used toward your DLM Heating & Air Spring Tune Up

 

The program runs from April 1 through May31. But this is a first come, first served program and there are a LIMITED number of vouchers available for this program!  So be sure to contact us immediately to be sure that you can lock in these incredible savings!



  • Consumer Information on the "Phase-out" of R-22, Conversion to R-410A refrigerant

For those of you with an older air conditioner there is some important information to remember when getting it checked out for summer.  R-22 Refrigerant is being "Phased-Out".  Any homeowner who owns an older air conditioner may be in for a surprise if their technician needs to add refrigerant.  R-22 as it's commonly called, is being phased out due to environmental concerns.  This process has already begun and took it's first major step in 2010 as manufacturers were no longer allowed to make equipment containing the refrigerant.  For people who are considering buying a new air conditioner, the current refrigerant used is R-410A.  The biggest reason as a consumer to worry about the phase out is the cost of R-22.  Due to less manufacturing and more and more people opting to fix equipment rather than replace it, the cost of the R-22 has begun to skyrocket. As contractors have to pay a lot more to acquire it, the consumer will have to pay a lot more to buy it.  So if you are on the fence of whether or not to purchase a new unit, remember that the cost to maintain that older unit is only going to exponentially increase.  More information can be found at www.epa.gov/ozone/title6/phaseout/22phaseout.html#consumers

 

  • Choosing a HVAC contractor

All contractors are certainly not the same.  Industry experts have witnessed an enormous variation in heating and air contractor competence and ethics.  Here are a few questions to ask contractors that you may be considering for a repair at your home or replacement of your existing equipment.  A full report and other web resources can be found at www.comfortinstitute.org/free-special-reports.html

  • How many years has your company been in business?

  • Are you registered or licensed by the state/province or city to do heating and air conditioning work?

  • Do you carry both general liability and workers compensation insurance?  (this is a big problem within our industry, uninsured contractors)

  • Are your technicians certified to handle refrigerant gas?

  • Can you can provide names of satisfied customers in my neighborhood or local area?

  • Do you offer 24 hour emergency service?  (companies generally cheap on the front end, are hard to find when problems arise)

  • Do you have a refund policy if I am not satisfied?


  • Furnace Facts, Carbon Monoxide Facts

 



  • SEER Ratings and other Efficiency Measurements