For residents in Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex Counties, Massachusetts, late summer can be a great time to enjoy the last days of summer and chill before school starts up again. But it’s also the time when air conditioning systems can start to act up, and stop working efficiently. Rather than waiting until your air conditioning system fails, it is the perfect time to have Addario’s Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical do an A/C check of your home’s systems.
There are things you can check before you call us for service, but our inspection will pinpoint any hidden issues your air conditioning system may have, and we can help you save money and increase your system’s efficiency. Here are some questions to think about if your A/C unit isn’t running effectively.
Home zoning – is it right for you?
Home zoning is installed in most new homes being built today because it’s so efficient and can save big money on utility bills. The good news is these systems can be installed in older homes as well. If your home has areas where it is hotter or cooler even though the thermostat is on one temperature setting, you may benefit from a zoned thermostat system. Addario’s technicians can evaluate your existing A/C unit and install home zoning thermostats.
Is your current thermostat performing as efficiently as it used to?
If you notice your thermostat is set for a certain temperature, but the thermometer shows your home’s temperature is either cooler or warmer that what it’s set to, you may need to have it inspected. Our cooling experts are able to check your thermostats and asses their efficiency and recommend solutions.
Have you considered an energy audit?
You may be eligible for tax credits and incentives when you have an Addario’s energy expert conduct an inspection of your home’s energy usage. Our technicians are knowledgeable about all the tax incentives and other options for homeowners and we can offer a variety of energy-saving solutions tailored to your needs.
During an energy audit, we’ll use the latest technology—including video cameras and specialized tools— to assess your home’s efficiency. Call Addario’s to schedule an air conditioning inspection and get the highest quality service for homeowners in Massachusetts.
Leading Massachusetts HVAC and plumbing company offers advice on the best timing for HVAC repair and replacement
WOBURN, Massachusetts – Addario’s Plumbing Heating Cooling & Electrical, a leading HVAC and plumbing company serving Woburn, Massachusetts and surrounding counties since 1998, is offering advice to Boston area homeowners on the proper time to replace or repair existing HVAC systems.
“The heat this summer in the Boston area and around Massachusetts can put serious stress on a home’s HVAC system, especially on older units that may have been in a home for a long time,” said Steven Addario Jr., president and owner of Addario’s. “While most HVAC systems can be repaired without substantial investment from a homeowner, if breakdowns are a consistent problem, it may be time to think about replacing the unit with a more efficient model.”
Addario’s offers the following advice for homeowners to help determine if repairing or replacement is the best option for an existing HVAC system:
- HVAC System Age – If the HVAC system is 10 years old or less, the best option is to contact a licensed service technician for a repair. If the system is more than 10 years old and is consistently breaking down, replacement is the better option, especially if you factor in the cost of ongoing repairs to the existing system.
- Cost Savings – If you are noticing that your energy bills continue to rise month over month and year over year, the energy cost savings with a new HVAC system will help pay for a replacement quickly over time. In addition, many newer HVAC systems with an ENERGY STAR rating may include tax credits and incentives that can offset the cost of replacement versus repair.
- Comfort Level and Air Quality – If your existing HVAC system is consistently breaking down or cools your home unevenly, repairs can be done to maintain your system, but the best option is for a replacement HVAC system. In addition to offering proper cooling for your whole home, a new HVAC system can also improve the overall air quality in your home through better control of indoor temperatures and humidity, helping to reduce mold and mildew growth.
The HVAC experts at Addario’s have helped numerous Woburn and Boston area residents upgrade current HVAC systems to newer, more efficient models that can save money and cool more effectively while also offering repairs to existing HVAC brands to help extend their effectiveness.
For more information about repair or replacement of HVAC systems in the Boston area, visit www.addarios.com.
About Addario’s Plumbing Heating Cooling & Electrical
Addario’s offers a wide array of services in the areas of heating and cooling, plumbing, drain cleaning, and electrical solutions, including 24-hour emergency assistance for more than 30,000 commercial and residential customers in the Massachusetts market. In addition, has expanded services for turnkey bathroom remodels and more. Family-owned and operated, Addario’s was established by Steven Addario, Jr., in 1998. The company is recognized as the leading trusted choice as it is built upon customer satisfaction, reliability, safety, and ethical business practices. To learn more, visit www.addarios.com.
For residents in Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex Counties, Massachusetts, summer time often means trips to the beach, enjoying the sun and hoping that your Air Conditioning and HVAC units are prepared for the heat of summertime. If you haven’t had the A/C and HVAC units in your home inspected, now is a great time to let the cooling experts at Addario’s inspect your cooling system to make sure it works properly all summer long.
As Massachusetts cooling repair, maintenance and service experts, we know that air conditioning and HVAC units that have not been inspected, maintained or replaced for years can’t keep up with the cooling demands of summer. Addario’s specializes in the installation of high velocity and traditional air conditioning systems for homes and if you are in an apartment, addition or have a home without ducts, we also offer single area cooling solutions to help keep you cool this summer season.
So, how can you make sure that your home air conditioning and HVAC units are ready to handle summer heat? While we recommend using a professional to handle maintenance and repairs of the A/C unit in your home, you can follow these tips to keep your systems working at peak efficiency:
Clean and Replace your Indoor Air Filters: Air filters in your home should be replaced at least twice a year. When air filters are clogged with dust or grime, your system has to work harder due to restricted air flow, which can reduce efficiency and recirculate dust inside your home. Fresh air filters will help your system run smoother, delivering chilled air to your home.
Clear any debris from the A/C unit: In the same way that dirty indoor air filters restrict flow in your home, debris surrounding an air conditioning unit outdoors can restrict the efficiency of your system. Removing any leaves, brush or other dirt from the unit, along with the trimming of any weeds or brush around the system, will help your unit cool your home easier.
Examine your Coolant Lines: Look at the coolant lines that are on the outside of your air conditioning unit; these are the tubes or pipes that are usually covered with a foam insulation to minimize energy loss. If the insulation is torn or missing, you could be expending a great deal more energy from the unit, which will not only make your system work harder, but it will also cost you money in lost energy savings. If you find that there is missing or torn insulation, contact the cooling experts at Addario’s to help you add the insulation to your unit.
Preventative maintenance for your home air conditioning or HVAC unit can help you lower your energy bills and make sure that you have cool, comfortable air all season long. Before the heat of summer descends on Boston this year, give Addario’s Plumbing a call today for a free home inspection of your air conditioning or HVAC unit and get the highest quality service for homeowners in Massachusetts.