Amarillo Heating & Air Conditioning FAQs
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At Gary's Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., we believe in helping our clients obtain the heating and air conditioning services they need when they need it, with timely service, prompt repairs, and satisfaction guaranteed. We're committed to excellence in serving our customers and our community! Read answers to your heating and cooling-related questions on this page, or call us at (806) 318-1337 to schedule an appointment today.
Do I need a new HVAC system?
The weather in Amarillo can be extreme, going from very hot to very cold quickly. You need a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system that is up to the challenge of keeping your home comfortable for years to come. If you've noticed diminished airflow, frequent repairs, hot or cold spots in your home, or other trouble signs, it may be time to consider installing a replacement system.
What is the SEER rating?
Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or "SEER" is the rating that helps you understand the efficiency of your home heating and cooling system and how much a particular unit will save you in energy costs. Think of SEER for your HVAC system as MPG for your car. A car with higher MPG is more fuel efficient and will save you money. An HVAC unit with a higher SEER rating will help you achieve energy savings.
What is the AFUE rating?
Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency or "AFUE" shows you how much fuel is utilized and how much fuel is lost in a particular heating system. New heating systems are much more efficient than they used to be. If your home heating system is 10 years old or older, it could be about 60% efficient-meaning just 60 cents of every dollar you spend in gas to fuel the machine is actually utilized, and 40 cents is lost in the flue pipe. Today's new and improved heating systems are 80% to 90% efficient. When it comes time to replace your heater or furnace, you could see drastic energy savings reflected on your monthly bill.
How big should my AC unit be?
The proper size of your AC unit should depend on a number of factors. You don't want a system that is too small and won't cool your home properly, but too big is also less than ideal since you will end up spending more than you need to in both initial costs and ongoing utility fees. A Comfort Advisor from our team at Gary's can help you find the ideal AC model for your home. We'll schedule a home visit and access your home's unique cooling setup and needs. We'll recommend the proper size using a Manual J Load Calculation, as recommended by the International Building Code.
Can you help with my family's allergies?
Absolutely! Our indoor air quality services are designed to improve your home environment. We encourage you to call us and learn more about these services, including high efficiency air cleaners and whole house humidifiers.
Does Gary's offer financing options?
If you need a replacement system, you may be overwhelmed thinking about the financial investment you will be making. Our team at Gary's Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. appreciates the fact that purchasing a new heating and cooling system can feel overwhelming. Our financing options enable customers to install or replace their Amarillo heating and air conditioning systems without stress.
We offer a plan that makes a purchasing a new HVAC system easy and accessible:
- Receive a free price quote
- Apply for an AC financing or furnace financing plan from Gary's and receive a fast response
- Make an appointment to install your new system
- Ask about our 18 month 0% financing options!
How can I cut energy costs during the winter?
Our team can provide a furnace tune-up to increase the efficiency of your machine. Cleaning the system and changing out filters can ensure that your heating system runs smoothly, without having to work too hard to warm your house. It may be time to replace your system entirely, however, if it is 10 years old or more.
What are the benefits of installing a new HVAC system?
Major steps have been made in the area of energy efficiency over the last decade. New heating and cooling systems are much more efficient, and could save you as much as 30% on your energy bills.
A new, more efficient HVAC system can:
- Save you money in energy costs
- Keep your home comfortable
- Improve your indoor air quality
- Increase the environmental efficiency of your home
How can I afford a new HVAC system?
Our easy, understandable financing options coupled with the monthly savings you'll see reflected on your utility bill thanks to your new, efficient system add up to an easy decision! If you have questions, we'll be happy to tell you more. Call our Amarillo office at any time!
Do I need to schedule regular maintenance for my HVAC system?
Yes. Your HVAC system works hard to keep you comfortable. Regular wear and tear can diminish the efficiency of your system over time. Scheduling regular maintenance ensures the longevity of your heating and air conditioning system. Our technicians can catch any potential issues before they become expensive problems, such as leaks, rot, mold, rust, frayed wires, and corrosion at the electrical contacts. Regular preventative maintenance services will keep your HVAC system running longer and more efficiently, saving you money in the long run as well as on your monthly utility bills. We recommend two maintenance visits per year. Learn about our money-saving maintenance plans at Gary's Heating and Air Conditioning!
Why are some rooms in my house a different temperature than others?
You could have a problem with your ductwork. According to the Department of Energy, the average duct system actually losses between 25% and 40% of the conditioned air put out by the HVAC system. Our technicians can assess your duct system and determine if there are repairable leaks and tears, or if new ductwork is in order.