Recently, the Rausch family noticed that their air conditioner was having a difficult time keeping up with the summer heat. It was unable to create a cool and comfortable environment. Also, their energy bills were increasing without any logical explanation.
One day, our customers came home and noticed that their air conditioner was blowing warm air. To resolve their problem, they called Skylands Energy. We dispatched a technician to their home right away.
Ted Francisco, one of our expert technicians, inspected their unit. He determined that it was old and outdated. It had a SEER 10 rating, indicating that its manufacture date was between 1992 and 2006 (the minimum requirement during that timeframe). In 2006, the minimum SEER requirement increased to 13, and in 2015, the government reset it to 14 SEER. Therefore, SEER ratings have come a long way since the manufacture date of the Rausch’s air conditioner. Furthermore, their air conditioner uses R-22 refrigerant, which is currently being phased out by the government. It is no longer in production.
Due to the age, the coolant type, and the inefficiency of the Rausch’s air conditioner, Ted recommended a Heil air conditioner replacement for their Highland Park NJ home.