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Air Condition Installation

Residential or commercial heating and cooling systems/replacement; custom design duct work on new homes; geothermal systems for new and existing homes. Learn more..

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Air Conditioning Repair

Broken heating systems can make home life miserable for the entire family. Our professional air conditioning technician will quickly trouble shoot your system and provide the right solution for you and your family.  Learn more..

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HVAC System Maintenance

Whether it's residential or commercial property, keeping track of maintenance schedules and repairs will extend the life of your central air system.  Learn more..

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The right heating system for your home

Your central AC unit doesn’t have to quit on you entirely for you to know that it needs replacing. A good indicator that you should start thinking about replacing your existing unit is your electric bill. If it keeps going up and up and your usage habits haven’t changed, then it may be your old air conditioner. Older units, while still functioning, may be using far more electricity to do their job. Best to start now and become a wise consumer, as you will likely need a buy new unit soon.

First, wise consumers understand the four basic types of air handling systems and can then choose which one suits them best or at least know the basic lingo when talking with an AC salesperson. Never hurts to let them know you’ve done some research.

There are four basic types of central air conditioners ‒ split, heat pumps, combined or packaged units, and ductless mini-split systems.

Split units are a popular type in both residential and commercial applications. These units have a condenser on the outside of the building and an accompanying air handler inside the building, usually in attic space, but sometimes in hallways or other inconspicuous places. These units are either heat pumps or air-conditioner systems.

If the split unit has a heat pump, it will pump heat from the house in hot weather and in colder temperatures, will extract heat from the outdoors and use to help warm the house. Heat pumps are most effective in more moderate climates where temperatures do not dip below freezing for long periods of time. A more expensive alternative is a geo-thermal heat pump which draws heat from the ground and pumps it into the home. These units are costly when compared to standard heat pumps.

Packaged central air conditioners are all-in-one units that combine the condenser, evaporator, and compressor in one unit. The air conditioner is most often placed on a roof, especially in commercial buildings, or on a concrete slab

An evaporator coil inside the house removes heat and moisture from the air, while outside, the condenser unit is where a compressor pumps cold air into the ducts inside. 

When paired with a set of heating coils or a natural gas furnace, these units eliminate the need for a separate furnace, usually located outside the structure. 

Mini-splits or ductless systems are generally small units that heat or cool and heat. These are often a popular choice for small houses that do not have ductwork. Similar to the split system, the mini-split has an outdoor compressor and condenser and an inside air-handling unit. The units, with blowers, are installed high on a wall. The downside to this type of system is the need to install a separate unit in each room. The upside is that no walls need to be torn open to install ductwork. Owners of older homes, especially, prefer this type of system, although it can be costlier to operate than other types of systems.

 

For all your HVAC needs, contact the AC Contractor Referral Network at (215) 309-9405.

Where is Philadelphia, PA located?

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most populous city in the United States.

Philadelphia is the center of economic activity in Pennsylvania and is home to seven Fortune 1000 companies. The Philadelphia skyline is growing, with a market of almost 81,900 commercial properties in 2016 including several nationally prominent skyscrapers. The city is known for its arts, culture, and history, attracting over 39 million domestic tourists in 2013.

Philadelphia has more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other American city. Fairmount Park, when combined with the adjacent Wissahickon Valley Park in the same watershed, is one of the largest contiguous urban park areas in the United States. The 67 National Historic Landmarks in the city helped account for the $10 billion generated by tourism.

Philadelphia is the birthplace of the United States Marine Corps, and is also the home of many U.S. firsts, including the first library (1731), first hospital (1751) and medical school (1765), first Capital (1777), first stock exchange (1790), first zoo (1874), and first business school (1881).

Philadelphia is the only World Heritage City in the United States.

What is the population of Philadelphia, PA?

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,442 and more than 6 million in the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area, as of 2015.

Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley—a region located in the Northeastern United States at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers with 7.2 million people residing in the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States.

Who is the Mayor of Philadelphia, PA?
Mayor of Philadelphia, PAJames Francis "Jim" Kenney is an American Democratic politician, former member of the City Council of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the mayor of the city of Philadelphia.
Born: 1958, South Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Nationality: American
Office: Mayor of Philadelphia since 2016
Party: Democratic Party
Education: La Salle University
Children: Nora Kenney, Brendan Kenney
What are the communities in Philadelphia, PA?

Historically, many neighborhoods were defined by incorporated townships (Blockley, Roxborough), districts (Belmont, Kensington, Moyamensing, Richmond), or boroughs (Bridesburg, Frankford, Germantown, Manayunk) before being incorporated into the city with the Act of Consolidation of 1854. Adding further complication is the fact that in some parts of Philadelphia, especially the central areas of North, West, and South Philadelphia, residents have long been more likely to identify with the name of their section of the city than with any specific neighborhood name. Today, community development corporations, neighborhood watches, and other civic organizations are influential in shaping the use of neighborhood names and approximate boundaries.

For planning purposes, the city is divided into 12 Planning Analysis Sections, which are Center City; South Philadelphia; Southwest Philadelphia; West Philadelphia; Lower North Philadelphia; Upper North Philadelphia; Bridesburg-Kensington-Richmond; Roxborough-Manayunk; Germantown-Chestnut Hill; Olney-Oak Lane; Near Northeast Philadelphia; and Far Northeast Philadelphia.

What is Philadelphia, PA famous for?

It's home to the Liberty Bell, the Declaration of Independence, and Philly cheesesteaks. But there's more than that going on in the City of Brotherly Love. On top of hosting America's first birthday, it also started up the country's first daily newspaper—The Philadelphia Packet and Daily Advertiser—in 1784.

Foods Philly Is Famous For

What national landmarks are in Philadelphia, PA?

There are 67 National Historic Landmarks within Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

List of National Historic Landmarks in Philadelphia, PA

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