Q:  How long will it take to get ROI on a new system?

A:  You can expect to hit a break-even point in about 5-14 years.  If you are replacing a very old and inefficient system, with a brand new highly efficient system the breakeven happens sooner.

Q:  How often should I change the filter?

A: For grocery store fiberglass filters, once per month. For 2 inch pleated filters, every 3 months. For 5 inch (Spaceguard) filters, about every 6-8 months. For super-high efficiency filter, like the Trane CleanEffects™, whole house filter systems needs to be maintained as little as 1 time per year.

Q:  What could be the problem if my AC blows cool but not cold air?

A: Your condenser may be dirty so your condenser coils may need to be cleaned by a Batjer professional. Upon cleaning, heat is transferred out of your home much more efficiently.

Q:  What is SEER?

A: Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) is a measurement of how much energy will be used to heat or cool your home. The minimum allowed SEER rating on a new system is 13 SEER. Let’s say your old unit, when installed, was an 8 SEER and Batjer installs a 16 SEER, you can expect to use 50% less energy for the same amount of heating or cooling.

Q:  Will a programmable thermostat reduce my energy bill?

A: Yes, programmable thermostats can reduce the energy used for air conditioning or heating by 5 to 30%. Programmable thermostats save money by turning the air conditioner to a higher setting (or heater to a lower setting) when no one is present in the house.

Q: Why is my air conditioner blowing no cold air and the outside line from the unit is icing over?

A: There is either insufficient freon for the size of the system indicating a leak, or the pump is wearing to the point where it can no longer provide sufficient compression for the gas. In either case, a trained Batjer technician is required

If you have a specific question that is not listed below, please contact us at (325) 673-2556.