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Q: Can I turn on my Air Conditioning  before my annual maintenance done?

A: Absolutely! Check around the unit to make sure it is clean of debris such as leaves or cottonwood. (Especially if you checked out last month’s blog on how to cover your Air conditioner.)  You can clean off your condenser with a hose and water if needed. Check any connections to the unit to see if you see anything that doesn’t look right. Then turn down your thermostat to the desired setting and turn into cool mode. If you hear or see anything during this time you can tell your technician during your cooling maintenance.

Q: Do you have financing if I need a new system?

A: Yes, Expert offers many options for financing when you need to get a new system installed. We offer financing with approved credit through Wells Fargo, which offers a wide range of plans featuring choices like convenient monthly payments, competitive interest rates, the opportunity to pay over time and online bill pay. You can also go through Michigan Saves Home Energy Loan Program. With available financing, which offers up to $30,000 over ten years at standard rates as low 4.25% APR.

Q: What is the appropriate temperature for my thermostat in the summer?

Air conditioning (especially a new system) should maintain approximately 15° difference from the outdoor temperature. For example, if it is 90°, your home should maintain an indoor temperature of 75°. Depending on where you want it to set it does depend on your person and home comfort.

Q: What is a SEER rating?

A: SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio. SEER is the cooling output during a typical cooling -season divided by the total electrical energy input during the same period. A higher SEER rating the more efficient it is. Older air conditioners are likely to have ratings under 10. Carrier Infinity systems can SEERs up to 21.

Q: How long should I expect my HVAC system to last me?

If your unit is new, or you know the age of the unit you should be able to determine this fairly well. A new system should last you about 20 years. Now, this all has to do with how you are maintaining your system. If the equipment is new, don’t expect that to mean that you do not have to do maintenance. Making sure your systems are staying clean and maintained this is the key to having them last as long as possible. If you are unsure of the age of your unit, your service technician will be able to help determine the age and how long it should last you. Expert will always inform you if your unit is getting older and if they suggesting replacement.

If you have any other questions or want to schedule you’re air conditioning clean and check Expert Heating & Cooling is a leading full-service HVAC company serving Southeast Michigan. With a heavy concentration of customers in the Downriver area, the company also performs installation and service in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, and Monroe counties. Call us today at 844-EXPERT-1.

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