If your A/C system is over 10 years old, needs frequent repairs or just doesn’t cool or heat like it used to, it may be time to replace it with a new high-efficiency model.
1. FPL can help you by providing:
2. How to qualify:
3. How you’ll benefit:
4. How to start:
This post was written by admin | December 18, 2010
Two-thirds of all homes have leaky ducts that go undetected. These leaks can cause your energy bill to go up and affect the comfort and air quality inside your home. The good news is, repairing leaky ducts is often fairly easy and inexpensive, especially with FPL’s and Aloha Air Conditioning’s help. Here’s what you need to know about your ductwork to avoid wasting energy and money.
1. What are leaky ducts?
2. What can you do?
3. How does it work?
- Up to $154.00 per central A/C system for single-family detached homes.
- $60.00 for multi-family, single-family attached homes, manufactured and mobile homes.
4. What are the qualifications for a Duct System Test?
5. How do you participate?
This post was written by admin | December 17, 2010
Because cooling and heating your home accounts for almost half of your annual energy cost, it’s important to make sure that your A/C system is operating properly and efficiently and that your ductwork is free of leaks.
That’s why Aloha Air Conditioning offers a variety of cooling and heating solutions designed to:
By following these tips, you can maximize your A/C system’s efficiency while saving energy and money along the way.
Making Your A/C System Work For You
To ensure your A/C system is working as efficiently as possible, here are some things you can do to get the most for your energy dollars:
1. Check your thermostat
2. Use fans
- 10’ x 10’ room or smaller = 36” fan
- 15’ x 20’ room = 52” fan
- Rooms larger then 15’x 20’ = two 52” fans
3. Keep your unit clean and clear
4. Maintain proper airflow through your system
5. Keep sunlight out during summer months
6. Install or upgrade insulation
7. Consider buying a new A/C unit
8. Maintain and service your unit regularly
This post was written by admin | December 15, 2010
ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) have a new website feature helps contractors and Consumers Find Energy Efficiency Incentives - this wonderful page is worth a look here is the link: http://www.acca.org/consumer/dsire
FP&L (Florida Power & Light) Residential A/C Rebate Schedule link: Rebate Schedule.
Updated 04/26/12: The House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to hear testimony today on various bills to extend the tax incentives that expired at the end of 2011 or will expire at the end of this year.
According to the Joint Tax Committee, there are approximately 70 tax incentives eligible for extension by Congress, many of them are targeted to help small business owners make capital investments in their businesses.
Members of the Congress will have the opportunity to testify in support of legislation to extend expiring tax provisions they have introduced or co-sponsored legislation this year. There is expected to be discussion of extending the tax credit for the installing higher efficiency HVAC equipment (Section 25C), construction of energy efficient homes (Section 45L), the 15 year straight line depreciation for qualified improvements to leasehold, restaurants, and retail buildings (Section 168), bonus depreciation for small businesses (Section 168), and increased expensing allowance to $500,000/$2,000,000 and expansion of Section 179.
As a member of the Residential Energy Efficient Tax Credit Industry Coalition, ACCA submitted testimony urging for the extension and expansion of the residential energy tax credit. The coalition is seeking a robust energy efficiency tax credit for qualified products, including furnaces, central air conditioners, and heat pumps, of 10 percent of the purchase price up to $1,000. The coalition believes that a $1,000 tax credit is generally the minimum incentive needed to motivate consumers to improve their homes by purchasing these higher-performing products, and to do so in sizable enough numbers to positively influence residential energy consumption.
To read the Member Proposals Related To Certain Tax Provisions That Either Expired In 2011 Or Will Expire In 2012, Click here. End of Update 04/26/12.
The Senate version of the tax extender package negotiated by the President Obama and Congressional leaders was released last night. As expected it includes a two year extension of the Bush tax cuts for all income levels, lower capital gains tax rate for investors, increases the exemption for the estate tax to $5 million per individual and lowers the tax rate to 35%, and enacts the Alternative Minimum Tax “patch” for 2010 and 2011, and other pro-small businesses provision.
Unfortunately, while the tax package does include an extension of the 25c nonbusiness energy tax credits, (the official IRS name for the homeowner’s energy efficiency tax credit), last minute modifications were made resetting the credit value to pre-Stimulus bill levels of 10% of the installed costs with maximum credit for all qualified retrofits of $500.
The tax package also reinstates the caps on equipment that were in place in 2006 and 2007. That means the maximum tax credits available to an eligible taxpayer for installing a qualified central air condition and heat pump are $300, and the maximum tax credit available for a qualified furnace or boiler is $150.
The tax extender package also reinstates the lifetime credit caps which disqualify any homeowner who has claimed more than $500 in 25c tax credits since January 1, 2005, from any further credits.
Finally, the qualifying guidelines for natural gas and propane hot water boilers, and oil furnaces and hot water boilers are increased to 95% AFUE.
I’m still wading through all the language to see what other changes may be buried in the legislative text.
Still no word on whether or not substantive changes will allowed during Senate or House debate, more details about that will be forthcoming, including how you can support any efforts through grassroots action.
This post was written by admin | December 10, 2010
1. What do good central air units have in common?
The best equipment are efficient, operating on minimal electricity to hold utility bills down. They provide steady, dependable performance year after year. When properly maintained a good systems is quiet, long-lasting and low in service needs.
2. How can I be sure my Unit is the right size?
Obviously, an air conditioner that’s too small won’t keep your home sufficiently cool. What many do not realize is that an over-sized system will cycle (turn on and off) more than necessary, wasting expensive energy and possibly putting undue strain on the compressor.
We will specify the cooling capacity of the system in either Btu/h (British thermal units of heat removed per hour) or refrigeration tons (one ton being equal to 12,000 Btu/h).
Please feel free to request more information. Leave a comment. Tell us, what you thought about the information you found on this page of our website?
This post was written by admin | November 29, 2010
Aloha Air Conditioning refuses to charge you holiday rates this thanks giving day. It’s our way of saying thanks to YOU!
We not going to charge you double time this thanks giving like other companies.
Why should you pay more just because your air conditioner stops working on a holiday.
We are treating Thanks Giving Day this year just like as if it was a Sunday. Times are hard enough and Holidays are not supposed to make them harder.
We hope you will not need to but in case you do, know that we will be there for you.
Please have a safe and happy holiday.
This post was written by admin | November 24, 2010
We asked our staff to write a few words about why they felt you should choose Aloha A/C over the rest of our HVAC competition.
Tim Flaherty responded first by writing “Loyalty, Honestly & Service Oriented“. Tim has been providing free Estimates on replacement equipment for Aloha Air Conditioning since 1985.
Rodrick Phillips had this to say “ All of our technicians are HVAC certified and mechanically inclined. Aloha is a customer based service and repair company always looking for a way to provide the needed service while saving customers money. “ Rod has over 40 years of experience and has been performing prevenitive maintenance and air duct cleanings since he came on board.
Edna Barry the back bone of the behind the scenes at aloha air had the following statement to add. “Aloha AC was founded on the foundation of (If you want the job done right) After 28 going on 29 years. The Aloha team has treated their heating and cooling customers as part of our family!”
Sheree Farrier also took the time to chime in with ” Our Loyalty to our customers, Our fast response time, Our reputation and the fact that when Parts are needed We make every attempt to deliver them and get your HVAC system running again the same day!” Sheree has been the first to answer the phone for the pasted 15 years. Some may even think she’s the owner.
Keep checking back and see what others have to say as we add them.
This post was written by admin | November 23, 2010
This post was written by admin | November 22, 2010
Did you know that by installing a programmable thermostat you can save up to 33% on your heating/cooling bills?
This post was written by admin | November 19, 2010
A lot of people ask, “Does the UV light produce smells”. Well the answer is yes, some brands do for a short period of time after being newly installed. However, the brand we offer does not produce any noticeable smell after install.
Fresh-Aire Blue-Tube UV
The Original Low-Voltage UV Light Kit
Blue-Tube UV is the simple and complete choice in UV light for all residential applications. Everything you need is in the tube! Just make the electrical connections and install the UV light where needed.
High and Low Voltage Options
Blue-Tube UV is now you available with a high or low-voltage power supply. Low-Voltage models feature exclusive Extended Range (ER) technology which eliminates low voltage problems associated with variable speed air handlers and fluctuating or over voltage issues.
• Innovative magnetic mounting bracket makes installation safe & easy
• Lifetime extended range power supply mounts inside control panel
• Weather resistant remote mountable UV lamps
• 4 lamp models to choose from
• Provides a healthier living environment for your family
• Kills mold, bacteria, and viruses where they lurk
• Reduces system maintenance
• Reduces household odors
Blue-Tube UV should be installed by an HVAC professional.
Mold and other microbes can thrive in the moist interior of the air handler
Moldy cooling coils waste enegy and spread germs through the air system
With a UV light installed cleaned coils stay clean
Why does UV light kill germs?
UV-C light (the frequency used in germicidal UV lights) kills germs by disrupting their DNA which prevents them from reproducing, effectively killing them. In nature this frequency of light is filtered out by the Earth’s atmosphere so microbes have no defense against it.
1. Is UV light safe for children and pets?
When a UV light system is installed in a central air system the germ killing effect takes place inside the air system and is limited to that area. There is no danger to any living thing in the home except microbes that are carried by the air into the central air system.
2. Is it OK to look at the UV light?
Never look at the UV light when it is lit. UV-C light can give your eyes painful “sunburn”. Unplug or disconnect the unit to work on it.
3. Our air system isn’t running so why is the UV light still on?
Mold and other biological contaminants will grow inside the air handler whether or not it’s running. Constant exposure to UV-C light keeps the air system clean.
4. Can I upgrade my Blue-Tube UV with a different lamp?
Yes! All Blue-Tube and Fresh-Aire UV AHU lamps are interchangeable. When it’s time to replace your UV lamp you have 4 options to select from: 1 Year, 2 Year, 1 Year Odor Control, and 2 Year Odor Control.
5. My ’1 Year’ UV light still glows after 2 years –
Do I need to replace it?
Yes, over time the UV effectiveness of the lamps decreases even though the lamp may still be putting out visible light. ’1 Year’ and ’2 Year’ lamp designations refer to effective UV output not when the lamp will burn out.
6. Will a UV light system kill mold in the walls?
No. UV-C germicidal irradiation can only kill microbes on surfaces that the light shines on directly (surface kills) or that pass by in the air stream (airborne kill).
This post was written by admin | November 13, 2010