Action Air Conditioning, Heating and Solar is excited to present its 2020 Fall Coloring Contest, beginning October 13, 2020. The Action team welcomes any child to participate and we look forward to everyone’s creations! One entry per child.
Download the page HERE, print & color! Take a photo of the colored page and post the photo on our @actionac Facebook page with #ColorwithAction, the name and age of the contestant. If you are unable to post entries through Facebook, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. One first place and one second place winner will be selected from each age category. Winners will be contacted through Facebook direct message or email!
Age Group Categories: 4–6 years
Winners in each age category will receive:
1st Place – $100 Target Gift Card 2nd Place – $50 Handel’s Homemade Ice-Cream Gift Card
Winners announced: November 7, 2020
For more information:
Buying a new Air Conditioner is an investment for your home or commercial building – and one of the costliest. When shopping for a new Air Conditioner the purchaser should make sure to balance their priorities with price. AC installation can be a large investment, let us help you do it right.
To get the results you want from your new AC investment, you should put time and energy into scheduling an evaluation, researching available financing options (including HERO) and rebates, and comparing features, prices, and products. This guide from the experts at Action AC aims to help you through this process to get you on your way to lower energy bills, increased indoor comfort, and improved air quality!
Step 1: Have your home or building evaluated by a trusted NATE Certified HVAC contractor, like Action AC. The size of the living or working space, micro climate, and existing duct work determine what type of Air Conditioner is best for your needs. The HVAC contractor should use a duct-sizing method to determine if all the duct sections in the space are properly sized for efficient cooling.
If your home is not properly evaluated, an oversized AC unit could be installed. Oversized units are more expensive upfront, cycle on and off more frequently which will increase your energy bills, and make it difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home.
The Air Conditioner Contractors of America (ACCA) website provides a guide in Manual J to properly evaluate a home or building’s cooling needs. Make sure to request a copy of the computer print out of the ‘cooling load calculations’.
Step 2: Once your space has been evaluated by a trusted HVAC contractor, it’s time to explore your options for the new AC system. First, prioritize your needs. There are several factors to consider:
Energy efficiency / SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio)
Step 3: Research all rebate, financing options, tax incentives, and savings opportunities. Rebates and energy incentives are available through your utility company, state and federal government. Here are a few resources to research tax credits, incentives, and rebate options:
Step 4: After you have determined what your AC priorities are, and researched what savings are available to you, it’s time to start shopping.
Make sure you look at several different models and compare prices. The lowest bid that provides all the features you require does not necessarily mean it is best AC system for you. Energy Star is an Environmental Protection Agency that helps businesses and homeowners protect the environment and save money through superior energy efficiency. An Energy Star endorsement on an AC model can give you peace of mind with your purchase.
Keep in mind that an energy-efficient system will cost more upfront, but it will eventually pay for itself and save you money in the long term on energy bills.
Step 5: Hire a trusted HVAC contractor to perform the installation of your new AC system. Systems that have been installed incorrectly can lead to a malfunctioning system, expensive repairs, and decreased product life.
Our team at Action AC is here to guide you through purchasing a new AC. Our NATE-certified technicians are experienced and trusted HVAC contractors, and our services are guaranteed to get you on your way to the best energy savings and comfort for your living or working space!
Changing your HVAC’s air filter is the most important self-maintenance you can do to keep your HVAC system running smoothly, extend the lifespan of your cooling/heating system, save on utility bills, and keep your home’s air quality healthy.
But how do you know when and how often you should be replacing your HVAC system’s air filter?
Well, there are several factors that can affect how often an air filter needs changed, some of those are:
You should check and/or change your HVAC’s air filter at least twice a month if any of these conditions apply to your home:
In a consistently humid climate
Persons living in the house with respiratory problems or allergies
Frequently use a fireplace
Run your AC 6+ months out of the year
Live in a windy or fire prone area
For homes with these conditions, it is best to have a continual supply of filters. Action Air offers cost efficient packs and will help you determine which type of air filters are best for your HVAC system to insure maximum air quality and savings.
Action Air Tip: Even if your filter is not dirty, be sure to check for dampness, mold or moisture, especially if you live in a humid climate. Immediately change your air filter if you see any signs of moisture as it can lead to mold and result in health problems.
If your home does not have pets, is a single occupant home, and has quality outdoor air, your air filter can go as long as 3 months before needing to be replaced. However, you should always check your air filter at least once a month, especially during the months where your AC is consistently running.
If your HVAC air filter seems to get dirty quickly – even after you just changed it – try a different type of air filter. There are more types of air filter than you may think, including:
Depending on your HVAC system and home’s conditions, a specific type of air filter could prove to be more efficient – even if the price of the filter is more upfront, it could last much longer than economy panels. Call 800 400-4152 or contact our comfort specialists online to help you decide which type of air filter is best for your HVAC system.