Buying an HVAC system for your home is an investment that will provide you and your loved ones with years or even a lifetime of comfort. Whether you are seeking air conditioning for your home for the first time or want to repair, replace a broken or outdated HVAC system, let us advise you with the correct solution. Cool Crafters offers a variety of total home comfort solutions for you to ensure the maximum energy efficiency for your home. For more info on Air Conditioning repair in the Columbia and Lexington areas click here!
Cool Crafters Heating and Air Conditioning is a local, family-owned and operated Columbia- Lexington HVAC company with a tradition of providing award-winning service to our customers. We provide more than just expert repair, installation, and maintenance of all brands of heating and cooling equipment in the Columbia area– we provide our customers with peace of mind. There’s a good reason we consistently receive high ratings from our customers… because we 100% guarantee your satisfaction – in writing. Cool Crafters Heating and Air’s reputation as a great place to work helps us attract highly-skilled HVAC technicians, so you can expect courteous, professional service when you trust us to take care of your home’s heating and air conditioning. You can count on us to do the job right, the ﬁrst time. Our furnace repair technicians receive the most up-to-date training, and are qualiﬁed to repair all major brands and models of furnaces. Every member of our team must pass extensive background checks before they are hired, as well as ongoing random drug testing, so you know that your home and your family are safe with us. You won’t have to worry about open-ended hourly costs, or hidden charges when you trust Cool Crafters to repair your air conditioner. We offer fixed-pricing on all air conditioning repairs, so you know the cost in advance – regardless of how long it takes. Our flat-rate Diagnostic Charge covers the cost of having a professional technician come to your home and diagnose the problem with your A/C unit.
Adjust The Temperature
Setting your adjustable thermostat to the coolest temperature in the winter or highest temperature you find comfortable can seem like a small step, but the energy savings can be substantial.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, reducing your home’s temperature 10 to 15 degrees for 8 hours at a time during the heating season can save you 5 to 15 percent in heating bills each year. For thermostat installations, furnace- heat pump and air conditioning repair in the Columbia or Elgin area please click here.
Keep Up With Preventative Maintenance
If you don’t already have a proactive maintenance program for your HVAC system, it’s a good idea to schedule semi-annual service with a qualified HVAC service company like Cool Crafters.
Professional HVAC contractors will make sure that your system is operating at its most efficient settings and that the proper parts or components are in good working order. Please click here if you are in the need for heat or ac repair in the Columbia or Lexington areas.
Advanced Features to Look for in a Heat Pump
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A number of innovations are improving the performance of heat pumps.
Unlike standard compressors that can only operate at full capacity, two-speed compressors allow heat pumps to operate close to the heating or cooling capacity needed at any particular moment. This saves large amounts of electrical energy and reduces compressor wear. Two-speed heat pumps also work well with zone control systems. Zone control systems, often found in larger homes, use automatic dampers to allow the heat pump to keep different rooms at different temperatures.
Some models of heat pumps are equipped with variable-speed or dual-speed motors on their indoor fans (blowers), outdoor fans, or both. The variable-speed controls for these fans attempt to keep the air moving at a comfortable velocity, minimizing cool drafts and maximizing electrical savings. It also minimizes the noise from the blower running at full speed.
Many high-efficiency heat pumps are equipped with a desuperheater, which recovers waste heat from the heat pump’s cooling mode and uses it to heat water. A desuperheater-equipped heat pump can heat water 2 to 3 times more efficiently than an ordinary electric water heater.
Another advance in heat pump technology is the scroll compressor, which consists of two spiral-shaped scrolls. One remains stationary, while the other orbits around it, compressing the refrigerant by forcing it into increasingly smaller areas. Compared to the typical piston compressors, scroll compressors have a longer operating life and are quieter. According to some reports, heat pumps with scroll compressors provide 10° to 15°F (5.6° to 8.3°C) warmer air when in the heating mode, compared to existing heat pumps with piston compressors.
Although most heat pumps use electric resistance heaters as a backup for cold weather, heat pumps can also be equipped with burners to supplement the heat pump. Back-up burners help solve the problem of the heat pump delivering relatively cool air during cold weather and reduces its use of electricity. There are few heat pump manufacturers that incorporate both types of heat supply in one box, so these configurations are often two smaller, side-by-side, standard systems sharing the same ductwork. The combustion fuel half of the system could be propane, natural gas, oil, or even coal and wood.
In comparison with a combustion fuel-fired furnace or standard heat pump alone, this type of system is also economical. Actual energy savings depend on the relative costs of the combustion fuel relative to electricity.
To learn more about heat pumps, see operating and maintaining your heat pump.
Central Air Conditioning Maintenance
With proper maintenance, a new heating and air conditioning unit should last 12-15 years, and can last much longer than that in some cases. With central air and/or window units it’s not only important to have routine maintenance performed on them, but to also use other features that will help you’re A/C run even better. Below are some maintenance tips, followed by some suggestions that will keep your unit from working too hard.
Since our inception, we’ve been a family-owned and family-operated business, and we believe in treating our customers like family as well. We pledge to arrive on time for every service visit, keep the lines of communication open from start to finish and always treat your property with the respect it deserves. Our technicians will provide an accurate estimate before beginning work, and if there’s a choice to be made between replacement and repair, we’ll present all options work with you to meet budget concerns. We’re proud of the many awards we’ve earned for our service and even prouder of the relationships we’ve built with so many friends and neighbors. Heating and Air Conditioning Maintenance is very important in Columbia SC and the surrounding areas.