HVAC is short
for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. HVAC is the common term utilized
to illustrate a complete heating and cooling system consisting of the duct work, air filters, humidification controls,
Locate the label on the outside of the system component for a manufacture date. If the equipment is less than five years old it may have a warranty, but also may not subject to the model. Warranty terms and conditions differ by manufacturer and the installing company. Rob's Albertan Service Experts can verify the warranty status of your heating and cooling system via System Inspection. We also offer a Platinum PLUSTM Protection Plan for your heating and air conditioning systems, regardless of how old your equipment is or manufacturer warranty status.
Heating and cooling that make a
lot of noisecontribute
to sound pollution.While no monetary
savings are tied to a quieter home environment, the
sound rating of a cooling system can have a serious effect on
comfort and enjoyment of your Edmonton home. The sound level of an
air conditioner or heat pump depends on many issues,
such as the
, and the degree
to which the compressor is insulated can increase the
amount of noise it makes.
many heating and cooling systems built today are quieter than ever before, it's a safe thought to compare sound
ratings when evaluating a new
air conditioner or heat pump,
particularly if the equipment location is near bedrooms or living rooms.
A Service Call fee is a bill for the cost associated with the time and travel to diagnose, inspect and deliver expert recommendations for a home's heating or air conditioning system by a certified professional technician. Coupons for the Service Call fee can often be found on our web site, in the Yellow Pages, or by email when joining our Email Club at the bottom of this page.
A popping disturbance is a typically sign of an under-sized duct design. It
may be caused by greater air flow than the duct work can handle. Have a qualified company analyze your home's ventilation system
for proper design and provide a written recommendation. Improper duct work layout can be attributed to several ventilation and air quality problems, including:
- excessive noise
- higher energy usage
- lowered lifespan of the system
- uneven heating & cooling throughout your home
- damaged compressor in cooling season
- overheated unit in the cooler months
In addition, if your ductwork is the wrong size you may have other problems, such as leaky ducts and poor layout that reduces airflow. In humid states this can encourage mold growth within your ductwork.
answer is, typically, yes. Here's why.
System Design: All air conditioner and heat pump outdoor units
are precisely fabricated
to work with a matched indoor unit for peak
efficiency and performance. The effect of this matched equipment
is a synchronized,
top-performance team that ensures dependability and efficiency. Air conditioner
and heat pump outdoor units may ”run” with indoor units other
than those for which they have been specially intended;
however, the result
would be a definite compromise in system performance.
the years, indoor blower coil
units have undergone many design advances — especially in the areas of air handling
performance, filtering efficiency and operating sound levels. An
up-to-date outdoor unit will also incorporate the latest
Cooling And Heating Efficiency: The cooling and/or heating
efficiency ratings that are posted
for an air conditioner or heat pump are based on their performance as matched
systems. While changing only the outdoor unit may give you improved efficiency compared
to the old system, but efficiency
will suffer from what it was designed to be, and your savings will
as much as with a matched system.
Age: If an air conditioner or heat pump is 10 years old or more
and needs to be replaced, the
indoor unit is likely just as old and has been subjected to the same amount of wear and tear. Substituting both units
means you won't have to change the indoor unit in just a
short time… you'll have many years of efficient
service out of
Warranty: A new system also provides you a new
product warranty. Changing
the indoor unit together with the outdoor unit results in peace of mind,
knowing that the new warranty covers the entire system for the same period of
Bargain: At first glance, substituting only the
outdoor air conditioner or heat pump may appear to be a bargain. But, when you
consider the lower cooling and heating efficiencies, decreased reliability and
high cost of ownership that results, it's not such a bargain. Replacing an
entire system may cost more, but you get much more
efficiency, reliability and comfort for years into the future.
to a value menu at nearby restaurants, charging a flat rate cost instead of an
hourly charge delivers more
value for our customers because all costs are included,
the pricing is up-front, and it does not get
modified. Regardless of the cost of parts or the time it takes
the repairs, the price will not change. This is one of the reasons
why Rob's Albertan Service Experts
is the most trusted name in Edmonton.
You probably wouldn't get a brand-new car and expect to not ever have to add air to the tires, change the oil and investigate any atypical noises. Your home comfort system is the same as your car’s engine; it’s a mechanical device with a motor, electrical components... and even fuel. So it is essential to have routine maintenance of your home comfort system by a qualified technician. If not maintained properly on a routine basis, even the best heating and air conditioning equipment could experience complications and become less 'fuel' efficient over time.
are an abundance of things that can trigger your HVAC system to
freeze up; many of
them usually need to be corrected by a professional technician. Ensuring
the air filter is clean or replaced and making
sure the airflow is not restricted are about the only causes
a homeowner should safely identify
or handle themself.
refrigerant: On occasion, freezing up is initiated by a leak in the
refrigerant lines. Weak solder joints, friction from piping rubbing or
vibrating against an object, leaking valves or loose fittings can cause leaks. The length of time your system has been installed and the type and location of the
determine whether to have the system repaired or
evaporator coil: Over time, the evaporator coil will become dirty. On these occasions,
the results are similar to those of having a dirty filter. Progressively
you will lose airflow, slowly enough that you probably would not realize it
until it freezes up or is not cooling adequately. You will need to contact your local Service Experts
sales and service center to fix
blower motor or relay: A blower motor running at an
improper speed or not running at all
can cause freezing. It can also be sporadic, starting at full
speed and slowing down after it heats up. Or a relay could cause it to start
one time and not the next. In
either case, you will need to contact your local Service Experts
sales and service center to correct the problem.
that your system was freezing due to a dirty air filter, after replacing or
cleaning the filter, you can hasten the thawing process by turning the system off and
then turning on only the fan. If you have a heat pump system, you can try
turning the system to heating mode until the ice has melted. After the ice has
the system settings back to normal. If the system refreezes, contact Rob's Albertan Service Experts in
Edmonton to correct the problem.
you are modifying
your Edmonton area home air conditioner, furnace or heat pump, it is an excellent time to also install a new zoning system to fix
hot and cold spots or special temperature requirements in the home.
When your new comfort equipment is complimented by a zoning
system, comfort is enhanced through customized temperature
control in each zone.
is also something to consider for new homes since the system can
be installed during construction. If you are investing in a new home,
check with your builder about a zoning system. It could make the difference
between just enjoying your new house and being truly comfortable in it.