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AC Repair / Air Conditioning Repair FAQs

What causes the AC to stop working?

The US Department of Energy has provided a list of the most common AC problems Americans experience. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but these are in line with what we've typically seen in the field. Learn more about common air conditioner problems with this article from US Department of Energy

How to Repair an AC Compressor

The short answer is "don't." A slightly longer answer is "you really can't." The AC Compressor is the core of your system. If you need to replace this component, the labor and part replacement would make a new HVAC system greatly more beneficial to most situations. If you suspect a bad AC Compressor, call (706) 219-1709 today for a free estimate.

How much does AC Repair Cost?

This can vary wildly depending on the issue, and we almost always can identify multiple issues (typically linked to poor maintenance) on an average service call. If the AC Repair is an emergency after hours situation, or if the situation is such that a critical system part need to be replaced, you may be looking at a steep bill. In these situations, it usually makes sense to upgrade to a new, higher efficiency system to replace your old one, but we will always work with you to find a solution that fits your needs.

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AC Installation FAQs

What is a typical AC Install like from ZAP?

After we've met with you, discussed your options, and have made a decision on your next air conditioner, ZAP's HVAC Installation team will arrive at your home, and begin the process of protecting your floors and belongings from damage and outside debris. Typical whole-home installs will last for a few hours. Call (706) 219-1709 to learn more!

What should I look out for during my AC Install?

You won't need to worry about any of this from our Install Team, but the US Department of Energy has this informative article about what your HVAC Contractor should be doing during a typical install.

How much does AC Installation Cost?

This can vary wildly depending on the space you need to cool, and a host of other factors. On the low end, if the air conditioner install is for a ductless mini split AC, the cost will be fairly low. On the high end, a commercial grade warehouse will need much more cooling capacity and control. Call us today, and we'll provide you with a free, no-obligation cost estimate.

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Ductless Mini-Split AC FAQs

What are the pros and cons of ductless mini split air conditioners?

The advantages to using mini split ACs include flexibility, no ductwork needed,  features, aesthetic, and quiet operation when compared to window units. The disadvantage can be their cost-to-cooling ratio specifically when compared to window units or central air units. Learn more with this article at the US Department of Energy about ductless mini split air conditioners

Are there any rebates available for ductless mini split systems?

Yes, but this depends on a number of factors including where you live, when you’re looking for the rebate, who manufactured the mini split, and whether the mini split heat pump or air conditioner is Energy Star-rated. Learn more about mini split rebates at Energy Star’s page on Ductless Heating & Cooling.

Do mini split systems qualify for Federal tax credits?

They can! This article from Energy Star shows which mini split systems qualify for tax credit (based on HSPF, EER, and SEER rating), and this credit has been extended through 2032.

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Furnace Repair FAQs

Is America Phasing Out Furnaces?

Furnaces aren't going anywhere. However, manufacturers will be incentivized to product super efficient heat pumps for homes. In climates where a furnace is needed in addition to a heat pump, newly manufactured furnaces will be vastly more efficient. Learn more with this article by the US Department of Energy: https://www.energy.gov/articles/biden-administration-proposes-new-cost-saving-energy-efficiency-standards-home-furnaces

How is the efficiency of my furnace measured?

Central furnace and boiler efficiencies are measured by a metric called "AFUE," or "annual fuel utilization efficiency." This rating is a percentage based on a heating unit's annual fuel consumption vs its annual heat output. Learn more about AFUE at the US Department of Energy: https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/furnaces-and-boilers

When should I replace my gas furnace?

If your furnace is more than 15 years old, or your heat pump is more than 10 years old, it's time to start thinking about replacing your heating system. A new HVAC system will provide new warranties, better efficiencies, and newer features than ever before. Learn more at Energy Star here: https://www.energystar.gov/campaign/heating_cooling/replace

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Furnace Installation FAQs

What is a typical Furnace Install like from ZAP?

After we've met with you, discussed your options, and have made a decision on your next furnace or heat pump, ZAP's Heating Installation team will arrive at your home, and begin the process of protecting your floors and belongings from damage and outside debris. Typical whole-home installs will last for a few hours. Call (706) 219-1709 to learn more!

What should I look for when purchasing a furnace?

Our heating comfort experts will guide you through this process, addressing your budget, efficiency, features, and more. The US Department of Energy has a guide for consumers looking to do more furnace buying research on their own.

How much does Furnace Installation Cost?

This is entirely dependent on a multitude of factors. Call us today and we'll provide a free estimate based on your needs. Another way to perceive this cost is "how much is my current system costing me?" A new system will give you a new warranty, it will run more efficiently, and will require fewer repairs.

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Do you have more questions? ZAP has answers.

We know there's a lot to absorbing when it comes to cooling and heating your home, but let us help you understand your options when HVAC repair, installation, and air quality. Our home comfort specialists are standing by.
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