In 1993, only 68 percent of homes in the United States had air conditioning. By 2017 that number had jumped to 90 percent. Today, an air conditioner is a standard appliance in and as essential to most families as a car, a microwave, or a refrigerator.
Air conditioning units have made incredible leaps in technology and efficiency in the last few years, making installing and operating a home or small office air conditioning unit incredibly affordable.
In 2010, the most common refrigerant used in small air conditioning units, R-22, was banned in the European Union (EU) and the United States as part of a phaseout of ozone-depleting chemicals. In preparation for the ban, the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry moved toward R-410A as the replacement for R-22.
The adoption of R-410A in home and small office air conditioners began a new era in high-efficiency air conditioning systems. Air conditioning units are more efficient, have a smaller footprint, and quieter than ever before.
DeltaTemp has been replacing older R-22 units with new R-410A equipment for years. Call our team at 804-739-5854 and we will help you find the right unit for your home. Request air conditioning service online today.
Just like your water pipes, air ducts hidden above the ceiling can leak and cause major damage to your home. Instead of water, air ducts leak conditioned air in wall and ceiling spaces wasting energy and promoting mold growth in places you can’t see.
Unfortunately, our DeltaTemp experts find a lot of homes with old, leaking ducts. Sometimes the duct systems have been leaking for years wasting thousands of dollars in energy costs.
The telltale signs of damaged ductwork are high utility bills, damps spots on the ceiling near vents, or noisy or whistling sounds coming from the walls. If you smell mold or other bad odors coming from your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, do not waste time thinking things will improve. Have one of our professionals check the air ducts system right away.
Old ducts can be brought back to life. Duct cleaning, resealing leaky joints, or replacing noisy sections of ductwork can restore efficiency and bring comfort back to your home. Call us at 804-739-5854, as we can propose the right solutions to fix noisy and inefficient duct systems. Request air duct service online today.
The era of ultra-high efficiency heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units is here. Ductless systems are small, wall-mounted, single-zone heating and air units with cooling Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings near 30 compared to standard units with a typical SEER around 18. It is not uncommon in for homeowners to see substantial savings in their energy bills the first month after installation of a mini split system.
Mini split units solve multiple problems at once. High efficiency makes a ductless system an outstanding replacement for an older HVAC unit. The ability to connect multiple ductless units to one condensing unit creates a zone control system, bringing high efficiency to multiple rooms. These systems offer extra benefits for your home and can save you money overall.
Is your home right for a new ductless system? One call to DeltaTemp at 804-739-5854 and we can survey your home to see which ductless system will serve you best. Request ductless system service online today.
The last 10 years have seen incredible advancements in home-heating technology. The standard efficiency home furnace installed in most houses in is becoming obsolete. In its place is an impressive lineup of gas furnaces that do everything from make instant hot water, warm radiant floors, and feed radiator systems.
This new supply of gas heater is more compact and more efficient than ever. In addition to our fast furnace repair, replacing an older gas furnace with a new, 95 percent efficient condensing furnace is one of DeltaTemp’s most common heating equipment calls.
A condensing furnace achieves high efficiency by using the hot combustion gasses, or flue gas, to add an additional stage of heating to the water. Extracting more heat from the flue gas causes the gas to condense in the furnace, creating cooler flue gases that can be vented with PVC pipe instead of expensive double wall flue pipes. homeowners realize immediate savings on their gas bills with a condensing furnace.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
An increasing number of homeowners in are considering geothermal heat pumps when they get quotes to replace their existing systems. The US Department of Energy (DOE) reports that geothermal systems use 25 to 50 percent less electricity than standard heating and air units. Additionally, geothermal heating and cooling units often last 20 years or more versus 10 to 15 years for typical heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
Unlike most HVAC units that use the atmosphere as a heat source and heat sink, a geothermal heat pump unit uses a series of underground pipes to make the earth the heat sink. The installation of the underground piping takes the place of the outdoor condensing unit found on most heating and air systems.
Not every company has the knowledge and experience to install geothermal heat pumps properly like we do at DeltaTemp. A poor installation by an inexperienced contractor can mean the geothermal system provides little to no energy savings.
The most common service we at DeltaTemp provide to our customers in is the repair and maintenance of residential and light commercial heat pumps. We are known throughout the area as the company to call when customers need heat pump and mini split heat pump maintenance. In addition to making quick and affordable repairs, we provide residential and light commercial maintenance maintenance agreement plans and full unit replacements.
There is a dizzying array of choices when it comes to replacing and installing heat pump systems. What manufacturer is best? Should you buy a high-efficiency or standard-efficiency heat pump? What about all the different kinds of thermostats?
Homeowners should not make these decisions on their own. We love to help our customers make informed choices regarding their new uni—choices that fit their needs and their budgets.
Indoor Air Quality
Breathing is something we all take for granted but is absolutely vital to our existence moment to moment. Here in , most of us stay indoors nearly all the time, so the quality of the indoor air we breathe should be important to us. Our team at DeltaTemp wants to help you be sure your indoor air quality is safe and healthy.
In nearly all indoor environments, dust, off-gassing from paints and carpets, and other pollutants are present in the air we breathe. Sometimes smoke and pet dander can be added to the mix. In most heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, an air filter can remove some of these pollutants. Some homeowners may choose to have a high-efficiency HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter to remove even smaller particulates.
Indoor air quality problems may result in discomfort for you and your family or, in some cases, chronic long-term health issues like allergies and asthma. When you have one of our professionals come out and test your indoor air quality, you may discover areas that require remediation. New filtration systems, air purifiers, duct cleaning services, and other solutions may improve your situation.
Just like your car requires regular oil changes and tire rotations to keep it running smoothly, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system will work much better if you take care of it on a regular basis. The professionals at DeltaTemp recommend a biannual maintenance checkup to keep your home comfortable year-round.
The best times to schedule an HVAC maintenance service call are during the spring and fall. These are the seasons when your furnace and air conditioner are probably not in full operation yet, which means they are the perfect times to get them ready for the hot summer or cold winter. In addition, these are the seasons when HVAC professionals are not constantly under the gun with emergency service calls, which allows them to provide excellent service at an affordable price.
When you call your HVAC team in , you’ll be getting a complete maintenance package that includes a thorough inspection, cleaning and tune-up. That means all your components will be lubricated, tightened and checked for wear and potential malfunction. In the long-run, this inexpensive service call may save you an expensive emergency repair call, reduce your energy bills, and lengthen the life of your system.
To learn more about our HVAC maintenance services, contact DeltaTemp at 804-739-5854 . Our team is ready to schedule an appointment for you at your convenience. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
If you are building a new home and pondering what kind of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system you should install, give serious consideration to radiant floor heating. This relatively new heating offering takes advantage of the fact that heat rises.
Here’s how it works. An electrical- or water-based system is installed under any type of flooring throughout your home. This system can be controlled and heats up to about 84 degrees Fahrenheit to provide comfortable room temperatures in the winter. As the heat rises from the floor, your living space warms up efficiently and evenly.
Many conventional HVAC systems in are more costly to operate because the actual equipment, such as a radiator or furnace, needs to be heated to a much higher temperature. As that heat dissipates or is blown through an air duct system, it loses much of its heat and wastes energy.
Although our DeltaTemp team can install radiant floor heating in existing homes, it can take some time, be disruptive as the flooring will need to be removed, and can be more expensive than replacing a conventional HVAC system.
However, once radiant floor heating is installed, it is easy to maintain and care for and provides safe, even, efficient heat. In addition, no vents or HVAC equipment is required, freeing up space and design possibilities.
Water heaters are a system in your home you may not think about until they don’t work when you need them. Whether this is in the form of a cold water surge in the shower or in the dishwasher not working, it is usually always highly inconvenient. In most cases, the fault lies with your water heater. What options are available today?
Tank water heaters are most commonly used, cheaper than their alternatives, and fairly straightforward. However, these are also typically the units that may cause the majority of the problems you may associate with hot water heaters.
Tankless water heaters, while more expensive initially, do have some significant benefits in the long run. They provide hot water specifically when you need it—on demand— and are generally more energy efficient than their counterparts.
Regardless of the type of water heater you choose for your home, our DeltaTemp professional team members are ready and waiting for you. Whether you need a replacement, new installation, repair, or maintenance—give us a call at 804-739-5854. Request water heater service online today.
Zone Control Systems
Imagine waking up in the morning in a nice, cozy bedroom and getting ready in a warm bathroom. As you head downstairs for your morning cup of coffee, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system lowers the upstairs temperature until just before bedtime while the kitchen is comfortable for the next hour. Once you head out the door, the entire house goes into energy-conservation mode while you are away.
That’s a very real scenario for homeowners who have invested in zone control systems. One of the newer types of HVAC technologies available,zone control systems feature multiple thermostats that manage temperatures in various areas of your home. When heating or cooling is called for, a set of dampers automatically opens and closes to redirect your cooling or heating to the calling zone.
In the past, managing this task may have required physically opening and closing vents, which can damage a conventional HVAC system if doing so restricts air circulation too heavily.
Our DeltaTemp trained experts can tell you all about zone control systems and how they can benefit your home.