- What do good central air units have in common?
The best ones are efficient, operating on minimal amount of electricity to maintain the desired temperature.
- How can I be sure my Unit is the right size?
Obviously, an air conditioner that’s too small won’t keep your home sufficiently cool. But what many don’t realize is that an oversized system will cycle (turn on and off) more than necessary, wasting expensive energy and possibly putting undue strain on the compressor.
Ace & A Heating and Air Conditioning of Gwinnett Inc. will determine the optimum size for your home in Lawrenceville or the surrounding area by making a careful study of your cooling requirements. Window dimensions and exposure, floor space, insulation, local climate, heat-generating appliances, the direction your home faces, and even the amount of your home’s exterior that is shaded by trees will influence the size of the air conditioner required. We’ll specify the cooling capacity of the system in either Btu/h (British thermal units of heat removed per hour) or refrigeration tons (one ton being equal to 12,000 Btu/h).
- Which air conditioners are energy efficient?
Much like automobile manufacturers, today’s air conditioner manufacturers are required by law to evaluate and rate their equipment according to its energy efficiency. This rating is known in the industry as a SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the equipment. Most new homes with central air come equipped with a standard builder’s model.
However, when replacement becomes necessary, property owners can upgrade their air conditioning by specifying a more energy-efficient system. The Ruud Classic XIV® High Efficiency model, for example, has a SEER of 14.00, among the highest available. It’s significantly higher than today’s standard models, many of which carry SEERs of around 10. High SEER models are generally more expensive, but can easily make up the difference by reducing your home energy bills over the long run.
- Are some air conditioners built better than others?
The compressor is the heart of a condensing unit. On a hot day, it works long and hard. We carry Ruud equipment, which has a highly advanced scroll compressor in every condensing unit we produce. Scroll compressors are recognized by the industry as the leader in reliability, efficiency, and quiet operation.
Other features to look for include louvered steel cabinets that protect the coils from damage and expensive repair bills. Also, with some condensing units, the fan can be another source of bothersome noise. Ruud units have a grill design that minimizes air restriction for quieter fan operation.
- What do good furnaces have in common?
The best furnaces are efficient. They keep a home warm and comfortable. They provide steady, dependable performance year after year. And they are quiet, long-lasting, and low in service frequency and cost.
- Which furnaces are energy efficient?
When a furnace loses or wastes heat, it requires more energy to keep your home warm. Some furnaces lose heat through the walls of the furnace cabinet. Energy-efficient furnaces like Ruud’s full line of state-of-the-art models significantly reduce this loss with a blanket of insulation that lines the inside of the cabinet walls.
When a gas furnace is not in operation, most send a steady, wasteful draft of warm household air traveling up the venting system and out the roof. The Ruud Classic® Series and Classic® Plus Lines—with AFUE ratings of 78% and better—feature an induced-draft blower that works in conjunction with a hot surface ignition system to pull hot gases through the heat exchanger at a constant and controlled rate of flow. As the burner cycles off, the draft blower stops, keeping the heating air in the system.
A high-efficiency furnace generally wears a higher price tag, but it can make up the difference by reducing operating costs over the long run. And with today’s consumer interest in efficiency, such equipment enhances the bottom line of your home.
- What payment options do you offer?
We have a variety of payment options available, so you can pick what works best for you. Here are our two primary financing options:
- No interest if paid in full within 18 months – This payment plan requires a minimum monthly payment of 2.5% of the total cost. If you don’t have the funds to pay for your system up front, but have the ability to pay within 18 months, this is a great option for you to avoid paying any interest on the work.
- 11.99% APR until paid in full – This plan is perfect for homeowners who need to remain conscious of their budget. This gives you a low, fixed, and predictable monthly payment. Monthly payments must be a minimum of 1.25% of the total cost.
- Who provides your financing?
Our financing is provided through GE Capital.
- What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. We also gladly accept personal checks and cash.