Frequently Asked Questions

Heating and Air Questions and Answers – Aiken, SC

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Heating and Air Questions

Should I repair or replace my AC unit?

Repairing your AC unit may only extend its life by another year or two. Due to this AC replacement is often a better choice. A high-efficiency AC system will save you money on electric bills in the long run. If you are unsure whether you should repair or replace your unit we recommend calling for a free system replacement estimate. A licensed technician can help determine the right route for your home.

What do I need to know before replacing my air conditioner?

When replacing your air conditioner you will want to take several things into consideration. A few of these are, the size of your home, the SEER of the unit you need, compatibility of your system, size of the unit. A licensed HVAC technician can help you answer all these questions with a free system replacement estimate. They will take all these factors into account to get you the perfect system for your family.

Should I get my AC serviced every year?

At Bragg Heating we recommend AC maintenance twice per year, once in the spring and once again in the fall. This ensures your air conditioner runs smoothly and efficiently all year long. Your comfort is our top priority and AC maintenance helps us keep you as comfortable as can be.

What does AC maintenance include?

Here is what is included with our planned maintenance.

  • Measure the Temperature Split
  • Apply Protective Coating to the Unit
  • Adjust Gas Pressure
  • Adjust the Pilot light
  • Monitor the A/C and also the Heating Cycles
  • Clean the Electric Heat Strips
  • Clean Out the Condensate Drains
  • Check the Refrigerant for an Adequate Charge
  • Tightening All  the Electrical Connections
  • Measure Voltage and also the Current on  the Motors
  • Lubricate the Motors and also the Bearings
  • Check All the Safety Devices and also Test the Starting Capabilities
  • Check Indoor and also the Outdoor Coils
  • Clean the Condenser Coil

A planned maintenance agreement can help you save money on your semi-annual AC maintenance as well as extend the life of your system.

What does SEER mean?

SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency rating. It is the efficiency of your AC system. Depending on the size of your indoor environment you may need a higher SEER system to keep you comfortable in all seasons.

How much does it cost to replace a central air conditioning unit?

The cost to replace a central air conditioning unit will vary. The cost depends on the size of your home, the size of your AC unit, and the SEER of that unit. We recommend getting a free system replacement estimate to determine which AC system and what price is right for your home and your family.

Aiken, SC Heating and Air Questions

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