When a certified HVAC technician is dispatched to your home to complete an AC Diagnostic, a measurement is taken of your system’s refrigerant, commonly referred to as Freon. HVAC gauges are used to read Freon levels and vacuum pressures. When Freon levels are low, it is often a direct indication that a leak exists somewhere in your HVAC system. Leaks can occur due to damage to your Indoor Evaporator Coil and/or Outdoor Condenser Coil and these major components will eventually need to be replaced. However, minimal leaks can be temporarily repaired using a leak seal kit.
At Geske Heating & Air, our HVAC technicians will determine the amount of Freon needed to adequately recharge your system in pounds. Generally, if the system requires more than 2lbs of Freon, the Indoor Evaporator Coil and/or Outdoor Condenser Coil should be inspected and possibly repaired or replaced. If the system requires less than 2lbs of Freon, a leak seal kit may be used to temporarily stop the leak and Freon can be added to recharge your system. A leak seal kit is a temporary fix that will prevent the leak for a limited period of time. In some cases, customers can enjoy their AC for another summer and address the larger issues in the following season. However, the costs of recharging your system must be considered.
Freon can get expensive
The type of Freon your system uses can greatly affect your costs. Most newer HVAC systems (2006 and newer, for example) use 410A Freon. Older systems often use R22. Geske Heating & Air charges 3X more for R22 Freon than 410A – and we don’t really have a choice.
Why R22 is more than 410A?
Freon is a substance regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In the mid-1970’s, the EPA determined R22 refrigerant was affecting the environment and long-term use of the substance damages the ozone layer. The EPA, along with other related international agencies, have been actively phasing out the new development of R22 Freon since 2010. By 2015, approximately 90% of R22 Freon production has been eliminated. While the reclamation, recycling and reusing of R22 is allowed, the substance is not allowed in any newly manufactured appliances or HVAC equipment.
If your HVAC system uses R22 Freon, is it time for a New HVAC system?
Consumers are impacted by the regulation of R22 Freon. Due to the laws of supply and demand, R22 will cost significantly more than an environmentally stable Freon, such as 410A. While it is not illegal to recharge an R22 system, it will cost you in the long run. Consider replacing your system with a more environmentally, cost-effective 410A HVAC system.
It's time to schedule your furnace tune-up. While the weather is still teetering between summer and fall in the Central Valley, soon it will be time to crank on that heater. Now is the best time to check your furnace. Schedule a SAME-DAY furnace tune-up to ensure your heater is operating safe and efficient.
Did you know that furnace maintenance is recommended each year and required to keep your manufacturer warranty valid? Regular maintenance protects you from costly repairs, ensures you don't void your HVAC manufacturer warranty, and keeps your home safe.
A cracked heat exchanger is a common furnace problem and can result in leaked carbon monoxide into your home or cause a fire. A furnace tune-up includes a safety inspection of all your electrical components and thermostat, an air flow check, and filter replacement, if needed. Don't skip your furnace tune-up.
Call Geske Heating & Air today!
Indoor air quality has never been more crucial to your good health. In these unprecedented times that are keeping most of us indoors for a significant amount of time, consider upgrading your AC filter.
Choose from brands like the Merv S100 Filter Box, which captures more than 90% of airborne particles and contaminates. Remove the pollutants and chemicals in your home that cause headaches, eye irritation, allergies, fatigue and more.
High efficiency filters ensure cleaner air throughout your home and optimal performance of your HVAC system.
Customers should feel comfortable with their HVAC company. HVAC is a skilled trade that requires training, certification, and a license to operate. We would recommend finding a licensed contractor to do any kind of HVAC work on your home or business to ensure your system is working properly and safe.
In many cases, even licensed HVAC contractors do not follow the best practices, however. When allowing a contractor to enter your home or business to make repairs, remove or replace your HVAC unit, possibly remove and replace roofing materials, cut into your walls, blow insulation and more, it is important to select a contractor that you can trust will do an excellent job throughout your property without causing any damage. Check out reviews and take recommendations from friends and family.
Check your contractors HVAC CA license by clicking here: http://www.cslb.ca.gov/
Find a contractor that explains pricing. There are many options for selecting an HVAC system. Be sure to understand energy efficiency ratings, any applicable energy rebates, and performance based on the size of your home.
If a salesperson guarantees to save you "hundreds on your energy bill", be sure to ask how!!
In many cases, savings occur over time and not on your first month's bill! Look out for HVAC companies that try to inflate these savings, which can be misleading. In reality, a high SEER rated HVAC unit will save you money on your bills. However, this is over time.
Plus, keep in mind, there are many factors that affect energy efficiency in your home. A technician should discuss these factors with you and inspect your home's duct systems and register placement, insulation and the size of your system in relation to your home. Ask Geske Heating & Air and we will give you a straight-forward estimate without any surprises.
Before you book a service call...
Be ready to answer one simple question:
Is your Heater or AC currently working?
If not, you need to schedule an HVAC Diagnostic.
An HVAC Diagnostic allows a certified technician to thoroughly inspect your system and identify the problem. This includes testing for any leaks or damage, corrosion, electrical wires, motor function, refrigerant levels, air flow, and more.
1HR HVAC Diagnostic for $75 - WE GUARANTEE TO FIND THE PROBLEM.
*If repairs are needed, additional costs will apply. However, Geske Heating & Air will not do any work without a discussion with the homeowner and a complete disclosure of costs. Approval is always needed before we proceed. No surprises.
If your system is working, but hasn't been serviced in months,
schedule a Tune-Up. Do both your AC & Heater and Save!
If you need a new HVAC system, estimates are FREE.
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Regularly changing your home's heater and air conditioning filters is a good idea. Changing your filters reduces allergens and other toxins throughout your home and increases the air quality significantly.
Changing your heater or ac filters can also increase energy efficiency in your home. Good air flow is important for both your heating and cooling system.
You spend a lot of time indoors. Especially, during the winter months. Ensure your home is safe and #livecomfortable.
Maintenance programs are available. Call Geske Heating & Air today at (209) 580-5906!
Did you know that MID offers Energy Rebates? Most HVAC manufacturers including Trane®, Lennox®, and Goodman® offer state of the art systems that may qualify you for HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS in Energy Rebates.
Modesto Irrigation District offers residential customers rebates for buying and installing qualifying energy efficient home products.
Install an energy-efficient system with Geske Heating & Air, and we’ll file the rebate paperwork for you!
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER - $250 - $500 per unit*
CENTRAL HEAT PUMP - $350 - $600 per unit*
ENERGY STAR® MINI SPLIT SYSTEM AIR CONDITIONER or
HEAT PUMP - $330 per ton*
*Some restrictions may apply. Rebates depend on tier 1-2 of the unit. For full terms & conditions, visit http://www.mid.org/rebates/home/default.html
Don’t Wait, Get Your Rebate! #livecomfortable
Live outside of Modesto? Call Us to Find Your Rebates (209) 580-5906
Efficiently heating and cooling your home can be difficult and expensive. It is estimated that nearly 50% of your energy bill goes toward your HVAC system (Energy.gov, 2017).
There are number of ways to lower your energy bill including weatherizing your home, cleaning and routing your air ducts properly, choosing the right thermostat and by updating your HVAC system to an energy-efficient unit.
Most HVAC manufacturers including Trane®, Lennox®, and Goodman® offer state of the art systems that may qualify for Energy Rebates!
Install an energy-efficient system with Geske Heating & Air, and we’ll file the paperwork for you!
Energy Rebates on qualifying systems are available now. Don’t wait to get your rebate! Lower your energy bill by selecting the appropriate energy-efficient products. Save energy, Save Money and #livecomfortable
Call for a free quote on a new system today (209) 580-5906.
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After years in the HVAC industry working for both small and large companies, we knew we could offer customers our experience, good prices, and excellent service. So, we started our own HVAC company.