Is it time to replace my AC?

Replacing An Existing Air Conditioner If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, needs expensive repairs, or no longer keeps you comfortable, it may be time to replace it.

Look for performance certified equipment, which guarantees you that the manufacturers’ claims of energy efficiency performance are accurate. You can search the free (AHRI) directory of Certified Product Performance to find certified HVAC equipment and compare that efficiency ratings of different models.

If you answer “yes” to a few of the questions below, you many want to consider consulting with a certified HVAC contractor about replacing your system.

  • Is your current system more than 10 years old?
  • Are you using more energy than past years?
  • Does your equipment need to be repaired every year?
  • Is your HVAC system noisy?
  • Are some rooms in your home too warm or too chilly?
  • Does your home seem humid, which is caused by poor system operation or leaky ductwork?
  • Does your home get dusty when you operate your air conditioning system? This could also mean your ductwork needs to be inspected and possibly sealed or that your filter needs to be replaced.

 

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What Can I Do to keep my AC running well

During the cooling season, check monthly for free flow of
drainage and clean if necessary.
Cleanliness
These tips will help keep the air conditioner looking better
and working more efficiently:
1. Free flow of air is essential. Keep fences, shrubs,
trash cans, and other obstructions at least 18
inches (457mm) from all coil inlets.
2. Keep the coil free of grass clippings, leaves,
weeds, and other debris.
NOTE: Coil may occasionally require cleaning
with a liquid solution. The coil must be cold when
cleaning. Use an alkaline based cleaner only.
Cleaning a hot coil or using an acid based cleaner
will remove the paint from the fins and may clog
the coil.
3. Never use a weather cover over the outdoor unit
unless it is a ventilated type or made of breathable
fabric that will allow moisture to evaporate rapidly.
A cover that holds moisture in the unit will cause
more rust build−up and damage than normal
exposure to weather.

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After years of debate, the Department of Energy has finalized their new regional standards for HVAC equipment.  The new rules will become effective in May of 2013.
What will impact homeowners in Minnesota, is the requirement of 90% minimum efficiency for all furnaces sold.  We’re not talking about just new construction, but retrofit as well.
We are concerned about the impact this will have particularly on owners of condos and townhouse.
As of today, when it’s time to replace a furnace in a condo or a townhouse, the homeowner usually has no choice but to install a standard efficiency (80% efficient) furnace.  Upgrading to a high efficiency furnace requires a pvc vent, usually (and preferably) out the side of the home.  Energy conscious townhouse and condo owners will opt for an 80% efficient furnace with a high efficiency, DC drive blower motor.
As of May 2013, condo and townhouse owners will have no choice but to install a 90%+ efficient furnace.  In many cases, to make a high efficiency furnace work in a condo or townhouse will require major remodeling work.
If you’re an owner of a condo or a townhouse and are concerned about whether the new rules will impact you, here are a few things to consider.  Most furnaces in condos and townhouse that were built 10+ years ago are standard efficiency furnaces.  If your furnace has a metal chimney, it is a standard efficiency furnace.  A PVC vent connected to your furnace means you are in the clear.  The second thing to look as is whether the utility room is on an exterior wall.  Being on an exterior wall means running a vent out the side of your home MAY be minimally intrusive.  Keep in mind that just because it’s on the exterior wall, a number of other factors still need to be considered to determine whether a high efficiency vent will be feasible.  You can’t have exhaust fumes near a window, fresh air intake, gas meter, etc.  Lastly, running new venting is often not allowed by townhouse and condo associations.  But, that will soon change!

Running the venting for a high efficiency furnace in a retrofit situation at a condo or townhouse can be extremely difficult.  We have to eliminate the word “impossible” in this circumstance because we will have to.  Even though condos and townhouse are arguably the most energy efficient type of home available, you’re going to need to think about the future.  Although I always recommend high efficiency equipment whenever possible, I highly recommend replacing your furnace ASAP, before the new standards go into effect.  The alternative is major sheetrock repair, soffit building, and/or other type of remodeling that can greatly increase the cost of your new furnace.
Like I mentioned earlier, I’m a big fan of high efficiency equipment.  However, this law puts a lot homeowners against the ropes. I urge homeowners to act now, because local HVAC suppliers are already depleting their stock of 80% furnaces.  Part of the new law bans local suppliers from selling standard efficiency furnaces.  They do not want to be stuck with inventory that cannot be sold.

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Heating and Cooling (HVAC) in Champlin MN

A World of Comfort for Your Champlin Home

Global Mechanical HVAC has been in business for over 23 years, serving Champlin and the surrounding areas and is owned and operated by Mike Ring. We have our NATE certification (North American Technician Excellence) and have the working experience and understanding to deal with your entire Champlin HVAC Heating and Cooling demands. We take pride in being able to complete jobs rapidly, efficiently, and flawlessly. We turn up in a timely manner and leave your residence cleaner than when we came.

Global Mechanical Heating and Cooling Specializes in:

Air Conditioning and Central Air Conditioning and Cooling Services in Champlin

  • Champlin Central Air Conditioning Repair
  • Champlin Central Air Conditioning Replacement
  • Champlin Air Conditioning Service and Maintenance
  • Champlin Air Conditioning Installation

Furnace and Boiler Heating Services in Champlin

  • Champlin Furnace Repair
  • Champlin Furnace Replacement
  • Champlin Furnace Service and Maintenance
  • Champlin Furnace Installation
  • Champlin Boiler Repair
  • Champlin Boiler Replacement
  • Champlin Boiler Service and Maintenance
  • Champlin Boiler Installation

Geothermal Services in Champlin

  • Champlin GeoThermal Repair
  • Champlin Geothermal Installation
  • Champlin Geothermal Maintenance and Service

Indoor Air Quality Services in Champlin

  • Champlin UV light Installation
  • Champlin Dehumidification
  • Champlin HRV’s with HEPA filtration

Other Services

  • Radiant floor products like Wirsbo.

Global Mechanical is proud to serve Elk River, Ramsey, Anoka, Blaine, Coon Rapids, Fridley, Champlin, and the surrounding communities.

Don’t struggle for another day with your Champlin heating and cooling problem. Contact Mike Ring at Global Mechanical Today

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Heating and Cooling (HVAC) in Fridley MN

A World of Comfort for Your Fridley Home

Global Mechanical has been in business for over 23 years, serving Fridley Minnesota and the surrounding vicinity and is owned and operated by Mike Ring. We are NATE certified (North American Technician Excellence) and have the expertise and understanding to manage all of your Fridley HVAC Heating and Cooling demands. We take pride in being able to complete jobs rapidly, properly, and completely. We turn up in a timely manner and leave your house tidier than when we came.

Global Mechanical Heating and Cooling Specializes in:

Air Conditioning and Central Air Conditioning and Cooling Services in Fridley

  • Fridley Central Air Conditioning Repair
  • Fridley Central Air Conditioning Replacement
  • Fridley Air Conditioning Service and Maintenance
  • Fridley Air Conditioning Installation

Furnace and Boiler Heating Services in Fridley

  • Fridley Furnace Repair
  • Fridley Furnace Replacement
  • Fridley Furnace Service and Maintenance
  • Fridley Furnace Installation
  • Fridley Boiler Repair
  • Fridley Boiler Replacement
  • Fridley Boiler Service and Maintenance
  • Fridley Boiler Installation

Geothermal Services in Fridley

  • Fridley GeoThermal Repair
  • Fridley Geothermal Installation
  • Fridley Geothermal Maintenance and Service

Indoor Air Quality Services in Fridley

  • Fridley UV light Installation
  • Fridley Dehumidification
  • Fridley HRV’s with HEPA filtration

Other Services

  • Radiant floor products like Wirsbo.

Global Mechanical is proud to serve Elk River, Ramsey, Anoka, Blaine, Coon Rapids, Fridley, Champlin, Maple Grove and the surrounding communities.

Don’t struggle for another day with your Fridley heating and cooling problem. Contact Mike Ring at Global Mechanical Today

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Heating and Cooling (HVAC) in Coon Rapids MN

A World of Comfort for Your Coon Rapids Home

Global Mechanical Heating and Cooling has been in business for over 23 years, serving Coon Rapids MN and the surrounding areas and is owned and operated by Mike Ring. We have our NATE certification (North American Technician Excellence) and also have the expertise and know-how to handle all of your Coon Rapids HVAC Heating and Cooling demands. We take pride in being able to complete jobs quickly, correctly, and entirely. We get there punctually and leave your property cleaner than when we got there.

Global Mechanical Heating and Cooling Specializes in:

Air Conditioning and Central Air Conditioning and Cooling Services in Coon Rapids

  • Coon Rapids Central Air Conditioning Repair
  • Coon Rapids Central Air Conditioning Replacement
  • Coon Rapids Air Conditioning Service and Maintenance
  • Coon Rapids Air Conditioning Installation

Furnace and Boiler Heating Services in Coon Rapids

  • Coon Rapids Furnace Repair
  • Coon Rapids Furnace Replacement
  • Coon Rapids Furnace Service and Maintenance
  • Coon Rapids Furnace Installation
  • Coon Rapids Boiler Repair
  • Coon Rapids Boiler Replacement
  • Coon Rapids Boiler Service and Maintenance
  • Coon Rapids Boiler Installation

Geothermal Services in Coon Rapids

  • Coon Rapids GeoThermal Repair
  • Coon Rapids Geothermal Installation
  • Coon Rapids Geothermal Maintenance and Service

Indoor Air Quality Services in Coon Rapids

  • Coon Rapids UV light Installation
  • Coon Rapids Dehumidification
  • Coon Rapids HRV’s with HEPA filtration

Other Services

  • Radiant floor products like Wirsbo.

Global Mechanical is proud to serve Elk River, Ramsey, Anoka, Blaine, Coon Rapids, Fridley, Champlin, and the surrounding communities.

Don’t struggle for another day with your Coon Rapids heating and cooling problem. Contact Mike Ring at Global Mechanical Today

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Heating and Cooling (HVAC) in Blaine MN

A World of Comfort for Your Blaine Home

Global Mechanical Heating and Cooling has over 23 Years of field experience in Blaine Minnesota and the surrounding area and is owned and operated by Mike Ring. We are NATE certified (North American Technician Excellence) and have the experience and understanding to manage your entire Blaine HVAC Heating and Cooling requirements. We take pride in being able to complete jobs rapidly, competently, and entirely. We turn up punctually and leave your home cleaner than when we came.

Global Mechanical Heating and Cooling Specializes in:

Air Conditioning and Central Air Conditioning and Cooling Services in Blaine

  • Blaine Central Air Conditioning Repair
  • Blaine Central Air Conditioning Replacement
  • Blaine Air Conditioning Service and Maintenance
  • Blaine Air Conditioning Installation

Furnace and Boiler Heating Services in Blaine

  • Blaine Furnace Repair
  • Blaine Furnace Replacement
  • Blaine Furnace Service and Maintenance
  • Blaine Furnace Installation
  • Blaine Boiler Repair
  • Blaine Boiler Replacement
  • Blaine Boiler Service and Maintenance
  • Blaine Boiler Installation

Geothermal Services in Blaine

  • Blaine GeoThermal Repair
  • Blaine Geothermal Installation
  • Blaine Geothermal Maintenance and Service

Indoor Air Quality Services in Blaine

  • Blaine UV light Installation
  • Blaine Dehumidification
  • Blaine HRV’s with HEPA filtration

Other Services

  • Radiant floor products like Wirsbo.

Global Mechanical is proud to serve Elk River, Ramsey, Anoka, Blaine, Coon Rapids, Fridley, Champlin, and the surrounding communities.

Don’t struggle for another day with your Blaine heating and cooling problem. Contact Mike Ring at Global Mechanical Today

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Heating and Cooling (HVAC) for Anoka MN

A World of Comfort for Your Anoka Home

Global Mechanical has been in business for over 23 years, serving Anoka Minnesota and the surrounding area and is owned and operated by Mike Ring. We are NATE certified (North American Technician Excellence) and also have the working experience and understanding to manage all your Anoka HVAC Heating and Cooling demands. We take pride in being able to complete jobs rapidly, properly, and flawlessly. We arrive punctually and leave your house more clean than when we came.

Global Mechanical Heating and Cooling Specializes in:

Air Conditioning and Central Air Conditioning and Cooling Services in Anoka

  • Anoka Central Air Conditioning Repair
  • Anoka Central Air Conditioning Replacement
  • Anoka Air Conditioning Service and Maintenance
  • Anoka Air Conditioning Installation

Furnace and Boiler Heating Services in Anoka

  • Anoka Furnace Repair
  • Anoka Furnace Replacement
  • Anoka Furnace Service and Maintenance
  • Anoka Furnace Installation
  • Anoka Boiler Repair
  • Anoka Boiler Replacement
  • Anoka Boiler Service and Maintenance
  • Anoka Boiler Installation

Geothermal Services in Anoka

  • Anoka GeoThermal Repair
  • Anoka Geothermal Installation
  • Anoka Geothermal Maintenance and Service

Indoor Air Quality Services in Anoka

  • Anoka UV light Installation
  • Anoka Dehumidification
  • Anoka HRV’s with HEPA filtration

Other Services

  • Radiant floor products like Wirsbo.

Global Mechanical is proud to serve Elk River, Ramsey, Anoka, Blaine, Coon Rapids, Fridley, Champlin, and the surrounding communities.

Don’t struggle for another day with your Anoka heating and cooling problem. Contact Mike Ring at Global Mechanical Today

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Heating and Cooling (HVAC) in Ramsey MN

A World of Comfort for Your Ramsey Home

Global Mechanical has over 23 Years of field experience in Ramsey MN and the surrounding vicinity and is owned and operated by Mike Ring. We have our NATE certification (North American Technician Excellence) and also have the experience and know-how to tackle all of your Ramsey HVAC Heating and Cooling demands. We take pride in being able to complete jobs rapidly, correctly, and completely. We arrive on time and leave your property cleaner than when we arrived.

Global Mechanical Heating and Cooling Specializes in:

Air Conditioning and Central Air Conditioning and Cooling Services in Ramsey

  • Ramsey Central Air Conditioning Repair
  • Ramsey Central Air Conditioning Replacement
  • Ramsey Air Conditioning Service and Maintenance
  • Ramsey Air Conditioning Installation

Furnace and Boiler Heating Services in Ramsey

  • Ramsey Furnace Repair
  • Ramsey Furnace Replacement
  • Ramsey Furnace Service and Maintenance
  • Ramsey Furnace Installation
  • Ramsey Boiler Repair
  • Ramsey Boiler Replacement
  • Ramsey Boiler Service and Maintenance
  • Ramsey Boiler Installation

Geothermal Services in Ramsey

  • Ramsey GeoThermal Repair
  • Ramsey Geothermal Installation
  • Ramsey Geothermal Maintenance and Service

Indoor Air Quality Services in Ramsey

  • Ramsey UV light Installation
  • Ramsey Dehumidification
  • Ramsey HRV’s with HEPA filtration

Other Services

  • Radiant floor products like Wirsbo.

Global Mechanical is proud to serve Elk River, Ramsey, Anoka, Blaine, Coon Rapids, Fridley, Champlin, and the surrounding communities.

Don’t struggle for another day with your Ramsey heating and cooling problem. Contact Mike Ring at Global Mechanical Today

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Heating and Cooling (HVAC) in Elk River MN

A World of Comfort for Your Elk River Home

Global Mechanical has been in business for over 23 years, serving Elk River Minnesota and the surrounding area and is owned and operated by Mike Ring. We are NATE certified (North American Technician Excellence) and have the expertise and knowledge to manage all of your Elk River HVAC Heating and Cooling requirements. We take pride in being able to complete jobs rapidly, properly, and entirely. We arrive there in a timely manner and leave your residence tidier than when we came.

Global Mechanical Heating and Cooling Specializes in:

Air Conditioning and Central Air Conditioning and Cooling Services in Elk River

  • Elk River Central Air Conditioning Repair
  • Elk River Central Air Conditioning Replacement
  • Elk River Air Conditioning Service and Maintenance
  • Elk River Air Conditioning Installation

Furnace and Boiler Heating Services in Elk River

  • Elk River Furnace Repair
  • Elk River Furnace Replacement
  • Elk River Furnace Service and Maintenance
  • Elk River Furnace Installation
  • Elk River Boiler Repair
  • Elk River Boiler Replacement
  • Elk River Boiler Service and Maintenance
  • Elk River Boiler Installation

Geothermal Services in Elk River

  • Elk River GeoThermal Repair
  • Elk River Geothermal Installation
  • Elk River Geothermal Maintenance and Service

Indoor Air Quality Services in Elk River

  • Elk River UV light Installation
  • Elk River Dehumidification
  • Elk River HRV’s with HEPA filtration

Other Services

  • Radiant floor products like Wirsbo.

Global Mechanical is proud to serve Elk River, Ramsey, Anoka, Blaine, Coon Rapids, Fridley, Champlin, and the surrounding communities.

Don’t struggle for another day with your Elk River heating and cooling problem. Contact Mike Ring at Global Mechanical Today

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