On July 3rd the Department of Energy will begin to enforce a new standard for the HVAC industry related to conservation standards for residential furnace fans.  Fan Energy Rating, FER standards,  will take effect. Most, if not all, manufacturers will be required to make all furnaces with a furnace blower motor that uses less electricity to operate.

Rest assured if you live in Minooka, Channahon, Shorewood, Plainfield, Lockport, or Joliet Illinois. These areas are in AirMaxx Heating and Air Conditioning Services, Inc.’s core service area and we will be able to assist. If you live in these service areas and your air conditioner is old enough to consider replacement, it may be in your best interest to replace both your furnace and air conditioner at the same time. If you are repairing your air conditioner in Minooka IL and you are spending over $500 on repairing a 19-year-old air conditioner, it may be time to consider  both a new furnace and a new air conditioner. Ask AirMaxx, your trusted Minooka HVAC contractor for a quote on a new air conditioner and furnace before the new FER law takes effect.  Please be aware that the cost of furnaces made after July 3rd will be more due to these more efficient furnace blower motor.

Remember, furnaces and air conditioners, if registered properly after the installation, will come with a 10-year parts warranty at no additional cost to you. Make sure your air conditioning and heating contractor in Minooka IL does not try to sell you this FREE warranty at an additional cost. We have also found that some HVAC contractors in Minooka that have “No A/C service call fee” or “No A/C door charge” will simply increase their A/C repair charge to cover the free service call fee. A dishonest tactic that has been around for years. These same HVAC companies may also practice the false 15-year labor warranty on a new air conditioner installation in Minooka IL. There are currently two local HVAC companies that have sold or just closed their doors.   If you have a 15-year warranty that was not properly insured by a legitimate insurance underwriter then chances are you only have a 5-year parts warranty. Do your research before falling for the too good to be true, free, zero interest for 60 months, no service call fee air conditioner repair tactics by some of our competitors.

For truly free advice and support over the phone give AirMaxx a call. If you want to hire a company that invests in their HVAC technicians, requires that their technicians undergo year-round air conditioning and furnace training give AirMaxx a call. We do have a fee to come out and perform an air conditioning diagnostic in Minooka IL, however, when our A/C repair is authorized by the homeowner, our service fee is waived.

Honesty is not something that we say we are… It’s WHAT we are, to our core.

Are you in need of Bird nest removal in Plainfield Illinois?  Don’t let your family be a bird mite blood meal.  We are a highly skilled HVAC technical contractor. Continuing education is required by all employees in our Channahon IL company. So taking on the disgusting task of removing a bird nest from your Dryer Vent exhaust makes sense.

We have 20 plus years of knowledge, that means a lot of bird mite encounters in Plainfield IL and Minooka IL. How to attack the removal process, what tools to use to get the job done, and how to protect ourselves from being attacked by these tiny blood thirsty bird mites is important in the removal.

So if you have a nest that needs to be removed and you would rather Airmaxx fight with the bird mite infestation we are a phone call away.

AirMaxx is known for taking on complex air conditioning repair problems in Minooka IL. At AirMaxx, we offer AC repair options first and AC installations last.

We always give the option of repairing a customer’s air conditioning problem before telling them that it is too old to get parts or fix. The choice of a new air conditioner will be up to you. AirMaxx offers fair pricing, great technical service, and outstanding craftmanship on all hvac installations in Minooka IL. If you are looking for a second or even third opinion because the air conditioning repair person that just left your home made you question what they told you, call us. AirMaxx technicians are straightforward with the options that are available to you. We will help you realize the potential pros and cons of the situation so that you can make an informed decision based on actual repair options.

No hard press sales quotas to met, no commission goals to achieve, and no bonus money to get if we add more to the sale. No low price air conditioner that is too small for your home and no too good to be true financing terms, just honest advice.

The weather is turning and March’s mid 40 degree temperature will soon be 80 degrees. So, if you are expecting to purchase a new air conditioner in Minooka IL or if you just want to get your old air conditioner cleaned and checked give us a call. AirMaxx has been in business since 1999, and we plan on continuing to be in business for a longtime to come. New HVAC companies will pop up in Minooka and Channahon we are here to stay. AC repair companies will offer too good to be true pricing, along with awesome AC tuneup deals at fabulous pricing. We don’t believe in bait and switch. That’s never been how we do business.

Always remember that AirMaxx is your local, family owned air conditioning contractor in Minooka and Channahon . We are not going anywhere. We have seen companies come and go, and we will continue to hold true to our pride in craftsmanship and great service. So when that $59 clean and check post card drops in your mail box and onto your kitchen table ask yourself if it is too good to be true. Ask yourself if they want your money or your business. Ask yourself if they are performing the same service as others or just rushing from one $59 job to another $59 job to another $59, until they find someone that will buy a new furnace and air conditioner from them. AirMaxx is a phone call away and has never been into bait and switch marketing, hard press aggressive Air conditioner sales or dishonest practices once in your home.

 

 

We had a question come up today about a home that never seemed to cool off during the day, but would get comfortable in the evening. Couple of things come to mind here.

One possible reason is that the AC is undersized.  This can be figured out by having an HVAC company perform a Load Calculation (measurement of how much heat is gained in the summer & how much heat you loose in the winter from your home). There is special software that is used to help make this determination.  Another possibility is an under charged unit (not enough, or low, refrigerant).  HVAC companies have tools to measure if this is the case.  A Third potential cause of your home not cooling properly is infiltration air (accidential air that does not come from the conditioned space, like an hot attic or the outside).  An HVAC tech can measure the temperature of the air coming thru the AC Coil & determine if this is the case.

There are also other reasons that could cause your home not to cool properly, if you have any questions, give us a call 815-254-5127!

Be mindful that when properly sizing your air conditioning system for your home there are more factors involved than just the square footage of your home.

Your A/C is sized for an outdoor temperature of 88 degrees in the summer. So when it is above 88 degrees your air conditioner is now too small, undersized. You may find that it will run longer to cool your home. If it is older, dirty, and 100 degrees outside than it could be a recipe for disaster.

Cool off your A/C today with a watering from your hose. They get hot too, & it will help the system work better.

Remember having clean copper lines that connect your air conditioner to the evaporator coil (located inside your house connected to your furnace) is one of the most critical pieces of the installation process.

BEWARE OF COMPANIES THAT USE SCRAP COPPER LINES, OLD COPPER LINES THAT HAVE BEEN CUT OUT FROM OTHER JOBS, AND EXISTING LINES THAT ARE CONTAMINATED WITH DIFFERENT OIL, CARBON OR ACID.

Using your existing copper lines on a new installation is okay to do, but it will cost more money to clean them, and if you don’t clean them, you need to replace them. There is only one way to clean them and it is not with nitrogen alone.

With any company you choose, make certain it is listed on the proposal in detail as to if you are getting the line set cleaned or replaced. Should you ever have a problem, this information will serve as proof to the manufacturer of the installation process that was used. Improper install can void the manufacturer warranty.

There are times when AirMaxx is called out to perform a routine cleaning and diagnostic for an Air Conditioner in Plainfield, Channahon, or Minooka Illinois.

The homeowner may suspect that the system just hasn’t been cooling like it used to, or they are habitual in their maintenance process & this is something they do every year.

When we are called to perform such a service, we are performing an evaluation of the air conditioner and cleaning it to perform as well as it can, based on its age and issues.  Older air conditioning systems do often times leak refrigerant and this leaking process can be slow or fast.

We seem to be the ones that gives both good and bad news, and at times, it may be perceived as trying to sell a new air conditioner. I can assure you that we would only recommend this as an option if we feel it is the BEST, cost saving option, for our customers given the age & complexity of their Air Conditioner issue.  Our reputation as a fair & honest company demands this.

We want our customer to be educated on the why our world is effected by the change of the type of refrigerant that is used to power the cooling process of your older home air conditioner.  We have attached an article we believe illustrates it very well HERE.

An educated customer is a our best friend.

I hate to be the one with the bad news, but a leak is one of the worst things to have go wrong with your Air Conditioner.  I hope it is not that.  I am linking to an EPA article explaining the phase out of R22.  Click Here for EPA article.

Due to this phase out of R22, the price has been sky rocketing.  Every year we get closer to the end (2020).  I do not purchase it anymore, but I due have inventory for warranty situations only.

They do make a substitute refrigerant but it CANNOT be mixed with R22.

I would be glad to diagnose the problem, but it is no longer the days of just recharge it and see if it last until next year, the cost is a waste of your money.

BEWARE OF COMPANIES PUTTING DIRTY OLD R22 FROM OLD AIR CONDITIONS THAT THEY REMOVED FROM SOMEONE ELSE’S HOME INTO YOURS AS A FIX.

The new air conditioners use R410A, it is less expensive but it can not work in R22 air conditioners.

It has been about 8 years since we have installed an R22 system, we only install R410A units.

We obviously service all but a leak on an R22 required more explaining.
Let me know if you need me to check it out.

Thanks
Jamie