A package unit is a self-contained air conditioning appliance that typically is mounted on the roof of your home. In contrast, a configuration consisting of both outdoor and indoor components is a split system; the outdoor housing with the compressor and condenser typically sits at ground level next to your home, while the indoor components include the evaporator and are typically tucked away in the attic or a closet.
Each type has its advantages and drawbacks, but at Comfort Control Heating and Air Conditioning, our experience covers both and we can advise you as to which is best suited your home as well as which best addresses to your needs.
One of the most notable and vital components of your air conditioning system is the condenser coil. Located outside the home in a dedicated condensing unit, the coil must withstand all of the elements and all of the airborne debris that it is exposed to. But the condenser coil must stand firm for the air conditioning system to function, because it serves as one of the key components affecting the system’s overall reliability, cost effectiveness, efficiency and lifespan.
At Comfort Control, we help you review your financing options so you don’t have to make decisions based solely on the cost of a system and what you can afford in the moment. One recourse that can ease the financial pinch of choosing the system best suited for you is Ygrene Works.
Ygrene (“energy” spelled backwards) loans do not lien your home, and when you sell the home it stays with the home so you keep your equity. So, HVAC upgrades give you more equity, lower your utility bills and you get to enjoy the upgrades for as long as you live there. The loans can be set up on a 5 year, 10 year, 15 year or 20 year term, and they are added as a Melaroos (property tax) that is paid annually. Interest rates range from 6.25% to 8.5% and a homeowner can qualify even if they have no income or lower credit scores.
We can only imagine that condensate drain lines are not high on the average homeowner’s list of concerns, but there are some drawbacks of poor planning and design as well as negative effects of neglect and corrosion to consider. At Comfort Control, one of the Service Pledges of our Maintenance Agreement list is to inspect the condensate drain line and clear out any obstructions. Otherwise, our customers could discover algae and mold growth, or even face expensive water damage to their home.