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Do You Have a Question?

Before You Buy

HVAC Education

© 2019 My Heating and Cooling. All Rights Reserved.

Do You Have a Question?

  • How can I find the system that’s right for me?

    There are many heating and air conditioning systems to choose from today. Your MyComfortSeries representative can draw on a vast degree of heating and air conditioning knowledge and experience to help you decide on the system that best fits your specific needs. The size and age of your home, as well as the number of rooms, climate, local and regional utility costs, and utility incentive/rebate programs are all factors that will affect the functionality and, therefore, selection of your system. MyComfortSeries representatives, utilizing the latest technology, consider all these factors while assisting you in choosing the best system for your home.

     

    Contact us to help determine initial cost, warranty protection, service options, maintenance options, operating cost and proper installation. You can also get a copy of the product warranty from your MyComfortSeries representative.

  • Where can I find pricing information on MyComfortSeries™ HVAC systems?

    Pricing information will provided by your MyComfortSeries brand dealer when they provide a quote for your overall job. The local MyComfortSeries brand dealer will need to understand the specifics about your house's and households' heating and cooling needs to provide this pricing. For instance, we will need to estimate the capacity of your needed heating or cooling system, as well as understand what elements of your previous heating and cooling system need to be replaced.

  • How can I compare one MyComfortSeries™ brand product to another?

    Three areas generally differentiate each MyComfortSeries brand product – warranty coverage, feature set and efficiency. Your MyComfortSeries representative can help ensure that you understand the differences in warranty length coverage for the standard limited warranty, the product features for a unit and the efficiency of a unit (e.g. SEER or AFUE rating) in providing heating or cooling. Your MyComfortSeries representative is well equipped to help you understand the specific differences and help guide you to the best possible unit to meet your families' needs.

  • What is the proper size HVAC system for my home?

    Sizing the equipment load requires the consideration of several factors. Ceiling height, construction, window size and placement and dozens of other variables all need to be considered to properly size a heating and/or cooling system. A professionally conducted load calculation is the foundation of an effective system.

  • Why should I purchase a new heating or air conditioning system?

    At MyComfortSeries, we realize that purchasing a heating or air conditioning system is no small matter. However, if your existing system is old, in need of repair or simply inefficient, purchasing a new unit, one which can be as much as 60% more efficient than a system purchased just 10 years ago, can offer long-term benefits.

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  • What is two-stage cooling?

    Two-stage cooling uses a two-speed compressor which allows for two levels of operation depending on your cooling needs - full capacity or high speed for the hottest summer days or partial capacity or low speed for all the other days of the year. It can be a great energy -efficient option when compared to a traditional, single-stage or single-speed unit.

     

    Two-stage cooling generally results in longer operational cycles, but at a low speed.  This may help to remove more moisture or humidity from the indoor air in your home, providing more comfort. The lower speed uses less electricity than single-stage systems which operate only at full on or full off modes. For better indoor comfort, two can be better than one.

  • What is variable speed cooling?

    Variable-speed cooling (and heating with heat pump models) is driven by a variable-speed compressor. It provides high-efficiency cooling performance, which can result in lower energy bills and improved indoor comfort compared to air conditioners and heat pumps with a single-stage compressor. Now you have some variables to think about.

  • What is modulating heating?

    A high-efficiency gas furnace with modulating gas valve and variable-speed blower provides outstanding efficiency and economical heating performance. Unlike single-stage gas furnaces that operate 'all ON' or 'all OFF,' a modulating, variable-speed gas furnace is designed to minimize energy use by running at its low fan speed setting to meet the temperature you selected at the thermostat or control system. It produces the right amount of heat to help maintain a steady, comfortable temperature inside your home.

  • Should I zone my house?

    In ducted systems, zoning divides your home into areas with common heating and cooling requirements by using secondary thermostats and zone dampers installed in the duct system. Zoning allows you to adjust heating and cooling in parts of your home when they are not used, helping to save money on energy costs. A properly designed zoning system allows you to simply set the temperature in each zone to your desired comfort level. The equipment and zone dampers do the rest.

  • What is AFUE?

    AFUE is the abbreviation for ‘Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency’ ratio. AFUE is the percentage assigned to rate furnace efficiencies by dividing the ratio of heat output by heat input. This measurement describes how well fuel, natural gas or propane is consumed to produce heat by a furnace. As the AFUE percentage rate increases, the efficiency of your furnace also increases, which can help to lower your fuel costs.

  • What is HSPF?

    HSPF is the abbreviation for the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor. The HSPF number identifies the heating efficiency of a heat pump. The higher the HSPF number, the more efficient the heating performance of the heat pump.

  • What do all those air conditioner and heat pump ratings mean?

    The AHRI directory (your directory assistance of heating and cooling) contains rated values for air conditioners and heat pumps. These explain how a “split system,” which is an outdoor unit matched with an indoor unit and/or furnace. The AHRI Directory of Certified Product Performance provides information for all models still being sold, including those currently in production (“active”) and those that are no longer currently in production but are still available (“discontinued” or “production stopped”).

  • What is a “properly matched” system?

    Because of a variety of factors for split systems, not every combination is a proper matched system. Our engineering team spends extensive time ensuring that the combinations we certify will work correctly in your home. Your local HVAC dealer can help you find your perfect pair for your home.

  • Why should I choose an ENERGY STAR® product for my home?

    When it comes to energy efficiency, all ENERGY STAR® certified products shine. They have higher efficiency ratings than standard models and will likely cost less money to operate. ENERGY STAR® and the ENERGY STAR® mark are registered trademarks owned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ENERGY STAR® products are third-party certified by an EPA-recognized Certification Body. Products that earn the ENERGY STAR® prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For more information, visit www.energystar.gov.

     

    Proper sizing and installation of equipment is critical to achieve optimal performance. Split system air conditioners and heat pumps must be matched with appropriate coil components to meet ENERGY STAR® criteria.

  • What is an AHRI-certified system?

    AHRI is the abbreviation for the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute, a trade association representing manufacturers of heating, cooling, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment. AHRI is an internationally recognized advocate for the industry, and develops standards and certifies the performance of many products, including the ones sold by MyComfortSeries.

     

    In the case of an air conditioner or heat pump, an AHRI-certified system confirms the performance ratings of specific combinations of the outdoor unit, indoor unit, and/or furnace listed in the AHRI Directory of Certified Product Performance. AHRI's voluntary certification programs conduct third-party laboratory testing to confirm performance ratings. The ratings associated with such combination are certified in the form of an AHRI Certificate of Product Ratings.

     

    For more information, visit ahridirectory.org.

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