Frequently Asked Questions
Why is my air conditioner not working?
Whether your air conditioner is simply not turning on or has another operational
issue, there are several solutions than an experienced licensed HVAC specialist
may provide. Your motor may simple be out, the compressor may be compromised,
you may below or out of R-410A refrigerant or your thermostat may be broken.
Any of these or other problems may be the source of your air conditioner
Why is my air conditioner unit blowing hot air?
If your air conditioner is blowing hot air, there are several checks you
can make before calling a professional. First, turn off the unit. Then,
check to see if the air filter needs to be changed. After replacing the
filter and turning the system back on, it may take up to 12 hours to return
to normal. If, after this period, hot air is still coming out, you have
a more serious issue that only a licensed, professional HVAC specialist
Why is my air conditioner unit so noisy?
When your air unit is first turned on, it is perfectly normal for it make
an above normal amount of noise. This may be due to the oil making its
way through the moving parts or the compressor not being under pressure
for several seconds. However, after no more than 10 seconds, the noise
should stop. If it doesnât, the noise may be a signal of a more
serious problem such as a low refrigerant charge or an over-charge.
How do I know when it's time to replace my system?
By following these simple guidelines, you can estimate whether or not fixing
vs. repairing is the right decision. On average the lifetime of:
- an air conditioning unit is 12-15 yrs
- a furnace is 15-20 yrs
- a boiler is 15-20 yrs
However, these are guidelines. If a unit has been repaired several times,
or has had higher than average wear, then even if it's before the
average lifetime of a typical system, it might make sense to replace it.
Some systems can cost just $3,000 to replace, so if you take into account
the age of the system plus the cost of a repair at $500, it probably makes
more sense just to replace it.
How do I know if my system is working properly?
Is it starting to make noises? Is it cooling and/or heating all areas of
the house sufficiently? Have your utility bills gone up for no apparent
reason? Has it been taking longer to cool down or heat up the space?
Any of these are signs that you may need service to avert any further
serious damage to your system as well as keep your home or business comfortable
for the people and pets in it.
What is a SEER rating?
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The higher the SEER number,
the more efficient the system is and the less it will cost in the long
run to own and operate it.
Do I need a maintenance agreement?
Maintenance agreements are an easy and inexpensive way to protect your
home, your family or your business from sudden failure of your system.
You always want to be sure that your system is up and running when you
need it on that first hot or cold day of each season! With our âSmart
Planâ maintenance agreements, you'll enjoy yearly annual season
tune-ups and cleaning as well as discounts on parts diagnostics fees as well.
How much does a service agreement (maintenance agreement) cost?
Adam Mechanical offers their a Smart Plan maintenance agreement. Customers
have their choice of the Standard or Premium option of the Smart Plan.
The Premium option pays 100% all covered repairs for $366.00 annually
(includes heating and air conditioning units). The standard option reduces
the cost of contracted repairs by 20% for $174.00 annually (includes heating
and air conditioning units). Maintenance agreements are a very inexpensive
way to protect your systems from sudden failure and discomfort when the
seasons change. We do not service oil-fired heating units, therefore,
we do not have a service agreement for them.
R410a is the earth friendly "green" coolant
R410a is the earth friendly "green" coolant that replaced Freon.
Are your products guaranteed?
Are your services guaranteed?
Yes. We stand by our service and guarantee to get it right.
Do you offer financing?
Yes. Adam Mechanical offers financing for credit-worthy customers. We are
also an approved contractor for Pennsylvania's Keystone Help Financing.
How long does it take to install a system?
On average, once the equipment is delivered, an in-house installation will
take approximately 3-5 days. Commercial installations may take longer
depending upon the size of the system.
How do I know what kind of system I need?
If you are considering installing a central air conditioning or heating
system you will want to consider efficiency ratings, cost of system as
well as the cost of maintaining it. Remember, central air conditioning
and heating systems always increase the value of your home. Email us for
details and our experts will be happy to give you a free, professional,
no obligation estimate.