JM Mechanical Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

2 Important HVAC Industry Changes That Will Affect Everything

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

The way you cool your home is about to change. On January 1st, 2023, a new rating system for air conditioners, heat pumps, evaporator coils, gas furnaces, and single packaged units will go into effect called SEER2.

How SEER2 Impacts HVAC Systems

SEER2 improves upon the previous Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) system by requiring manufacturers to produce more energy efficient products moving forward. This will impact the way these products are manufactured, and what SEER2 ratings your region will require.

For the areas we service, what you need to know is that the North Region and Southeast Region SEER2 ratings are 1 point higher than the previous SEER rating.

The North Region went from 14th SEER to 15th SEER, while the Southeast Region went from 13th SEER to 14th SEER.

You can find more information and a countdown timer to SEER2 going into effect here.

Important Tax Rebate Info

Reported by the NRDC, there are two separate programs you should look out for. The HOMES rebate program, and the HEERHA rebate program. Your eligibility for the HEERHA rebate program depends on income level and whether or not you can lower your energy consumption as a result of energy efficient appliance purchases.

The HOMES rebate program refers to earning cash back in exchange for reducing your home energy usage due to the installation of more energy efficient appliances, including air conditioners. This rebate program also offers cash back for adding insulation, which indirectly helps you use less energy when cooling your home. There is no income requirement for this program, although low-income families stand to receive a higher rebate amount.

The HEERHA rebate program offers point-of-sale discounts for low-income to median-income families in excess of $14,000 per year, specifically pertaining to electrification projects. As far as air conditioning products are concerned, you can earn a rebate up to $8,000 for the installation of a new heat pump.

These rebates are expected to run until 2031.

What Does This Mean for You?

This initiative to help reduce energy consumption can be partially or mostly compensated by the government (up to 80% in many cases), depending on your income level. Many programs are rolling out, though the most impactful savings and benefits come from newly installed systems that follow the SEER2 rating and reduce your energy consumption.

To stay up-to-date on SEER2 changes and how they impact you as a homeowner, come back to our website for coverage on future updates. To install a new energy efficient cooling system for your home, contact us today.

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Let’s Talk About Warning Signs of Trouble With Your Commercial Comfort System

Monday, October 24th, 2022
Commercial HVAC technician servicing rooftop units at a business.

You do an excellent job of keeping your commercial space comfortable for your employees and guests, but something is happening. Your HVAC system isn’t helping your space feel quite comfortable enough, or perhaps it’s extremely loud when it turns on. Either way, something isn’t right.

These warning signs tell you that your HVAC system needs help. In this post, we’ll help you find out if your commercial HVAC in Fairfield, OH needs maintenance, repair, or if there’s a bigger problem at play.

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Is It Too Late for AC Maintenance?

Monday, September 26th, 2022

The calendar may say that fall has begun, but the actual weather outside your door likely feels a bit different. We know that the heat likes to stick around here. That means that keeping your air conditioner running is a good idea. This means that you may want to book a tune-up if you haven’t already.

We understand why you may feel that booking air conditioning service in Fairfield, OH at this point in the year is a bit too late. However, we want to explain that maintenance is always better late than never.

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4 AC Repairs We Can Provide

Monday, September 12th, 2022

Keeping your air conditioner in the best possible condition should be a priority whether you are heading into summer or about to wrap up. After all, random heatwaves are a thing, especially with the wild changes we’ve been seeing our climate exhibit.

What’s more, keeping your AC in good condition will help keep your budget more stable, which is especially important in the face of inflation.

We want you to take a moment to think about how well your air conditioner has been working lately. And if that thought worries you, then we need to talk! Our team can help you with just about any AC repair in Loveland, OH that you might need.

Read on to learn more about how we can help your system so you know when to reach out.

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Sounds You Should and Shouldn’t Hear From Your AC

Monday, August 1st, 2022

While enjoying the heat and extra sunshine outside is all well and good, after a while we all need a break. And the air conditioner in your home should be able to provide you with a cool home where you can escape the heat. 

As the season progresses, you might notice that getting your home cool isn’t as easy as it should be. If you notice your AC is starting to struggle to do its job right, then you would be wise to schedule your air conditioning repair in Cincinnati, OH with us.

Wondering how to figure out that your cooling system is hitting a bump in the road? One way to find out is to be on the alert for any concerning noises from your system.

Learn more below!

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Energy Efficiency Tips for This Summer and Beyond

Monday, July 18th, 2022

Running your air conditioner in the summer isn’t something that you’ll want to do often if it costs too much money. But you still want to stay cool!

Here’s the thing: an air conditioner that is operating efficiently shouldn’t cost all that much more than usual. But how can you ensure your system’s optimal efficiency?

Our team can help you out here. Not only do we offer top-quality services, but we also know what it takes to get the best performance at the lowest cost from your AC. Here are some tips to help you optimize your AC efficiency and reduce your overall energy use this summer and beyond.

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The Pros and Cons of Different AC Systems

Monday, July 4th, 2022

Not all air conditioners are made the same. But why do you need to remember this? Because understanding that you have more than one option for an air conditioner is going to affect which AC unit you choose when you need a new one.

It is a good idea to learn more about the pros and cons of different air conditioners in Cincinnati so you can make a fully informed decision when you need a system installed or replaced. We want to help you get started so you can get the new AC installed in your home.

Read on to learn about the pros and cons of each AC system option for your home.

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The Importance of a Clean Air Filter

Monday, June 20th, 2022

There are plenty of important parts within your air conditioner in Cincinnati, OH and each of them plays a vital role. This includes your air filter. If you didn’t know that your air filter played a crucial role in your AC system’s operation before now, then we are glad to give you some information that you need to know.

Read on to discover more about this highly important but often ignored part of your AC. After all, working with your air filter is the one thing that we actually encourage homeowners to do.

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The Signs That Your AC Needs Repairs

Monday, June 6th, 2022

Summer is already showing its face around here with recent high temperatures. Now is the time when we are all going to be relying on our air conditioners if we weren’t doing so before. Now is also the time that some people may be discovering with dismay that their AC has other plans.

What we mean, of course, is that some people may be finding that they have a system that isn’t working quite right. If this applies to your situation then we’d say you are better off reaching out for professional service as soon as you can.

Reach out today for your air conditioner repair in Cincinnati, OH so you can rely on your system on even the hottest of days this summer.

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Do You Need a Thermostat Upgrade?

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Your thermostat is the piece of technology that allows you to control your air conditioner and heater. Without it, these systems would be useless, no matter how efficient or effective they were meant to be, simply because there would be no way to run them.

If you have an air conditioner or heater in your home, you have a thermostat. But if that thermostat is unreliable or barely operates, it is going to have a negative impact on your comfort and your energy efficiency.

If you are wondering whether or not you need a new thermostat, read on to learn more about the warning signs to watch for.

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