Frequently Asked Questions

The SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) is measured on how efficient your heating and cooling system is. The SEER is the amount of cooling your system will deliver per dollar spent on electricity, as compared to other systems. For example, a 3-ton unit may have a SEER efficiency rating of 14, 15 or 16. The higher the SEER the more efficient the system will be. The SEER rating of any given unit can range anywhere from 14 to 24.

Each split system cooling unit has a nominal SEER rating. The rating for the same series indoor unit, with the upgrade, could be increased. The SEER rating of a system is derived based on the combination of equipment installed in the home. The outdoor equipment (air conditioner or heat pump), as well as the indoor equipment (evaporator coil and furnace, or air handler), play an important role in the overall rating.

Your heating and cooling systems work incredibly hard to perform their functions for your home everyday. The constant stopping, starting and continual operation can wear down any machine if the proper care and maintenance is delayed. However, by performing regular maintenance, you can maximize the lifecycle of your heating or cooling unit and guard against many common equipment failures. Preventive maintenance inspections performed on a regular basis can uncover leaks, rust, rot, soot, frayed wires and corroded electrical contacts that the naked eye may not notice. You should have maintenance done on your system regularly to ensure maximum efficiency and prevent possible problems that may occur in the near future.

About twice a year air conditioners and heat pumps require tune-ups from professionals. Meanwhile, heat pump and air conditioning unit inspections should also include inspections of the fan, compressor, indoor coils, outdoor coils, line kits and refrigerant lines.

Lee’s AC is your troubleshooting expert, and is glad to help you. In addition, Lee’s AC also provides a team of troubleshooting technicians that will work efficiently to resolve your concern. Should we encounter a situation that requires additional factory help, we will contact our factory supported Service Manager(s) for assistance.

Since programmable thermostats are electronic, they are more accurate and efficient than thermostats that contain mercury. You can control the thermostat’s temperature different times throughout the day while never touching it. Because everything is automatic, you will never forget to change the setting on your own.

Standard filters work to keep your system and its ductwork clean, but they don’t really improve indoor air quality. To do that you need a media filter. The media filter rests between the main return duct and the blower cabinet and will improve dust and particle removal by seven times that of a standard filter. However, upgrading to a pleated media filter will remove everything from insecticide dust to airborne viruses from the filtered air. It is a good idea to choose a filter that matches your blower’s capacity. Lee’s AC recommends that you replace your disposable filters at least once a month for filtration and maximum effectiveness. If you have reusable filters, they should be cleaned once a month.

The filter shipped with your Brand Name unit is typically made from higher-quality materials than those of the disposable filters found in retail stores. For that reason, replacement Brand Name filters can only be purchased through the Brand Name dealer. However, keep in mind that some Brand Name filters are reusable and can be washed by hand in cold water.

As a Carrier dealer, Lee’s AC is the best resource for identifying and supplying the correct, current parts for your system, as well as pricing and availability.

There are many factors that affect the sizing and specifications of your system, including square footage, insulation, window surface and configuration, geographic location of your home, duct sizing and arrangement, and many others. Lee’s AC can perform an in-home load analysis to determine equipment combinations that best suit your home and your family’s needs. The construction of your home depends on, one (1) ton of air conditioning can cool anywhere from 300 to 800 square feet of home. The only way to ensure the size of the system you purchase will be large enough to cool your home, but not any larger than you need, is to have your home’s individual heating and cooling needs evaluated by a licensed professional.

Under the standard factory warranty, our brands cover parts that fail during the warranty period due to defect in the part. The warranty does not cover charges for diagnostics, labor or Freon. Once a system has been replaced, Lee’s Air Conditioning, Co. registers all equipment for our customers. This registration is specific to the model numbers, serial numbers and installation dates of your products.

Dependable Lee’s AC products are among the longest lasting heating and cooling products available. For your specific equipment, there are many variables that affect life expectancy, and of course, the regularity of routine maintenance.

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