Have questions about your heating and cooling system?
Find the answers below to some frequently asked NJ HVAC questions.

What is refrigerant coolant?

If you’ve had your air conditioner or heat pump serviced before, you may have heard about refrigerant. Essentially, refrigerant is a liquid/gas component of your equipment that facilitates heat transfer.

What is HVAC?

“HVAC” stands for “heating, ventilation and air conditioning.” It’s a generic term used to describe the technology and products that heat or cool your home. It some places, you may see it as “HVACR.” The “R” stands for refrigeration.

Should I schedule spring HVAC maintenance?

Spring HVAC maintenance is one of the most important things you can do for your air conditioner – whether it is a year old or 10 years old. This is the best way to make sure that your equipment is up for the peak cooling season.

How much does an air conditioner cost?

There are so many different variables that go into the cost of an air conditioner. These variables include efficiency, size, labor costs, refrigerant costs and more. The best way to get an estimate of how much your new HVAC system is going to cost is by talking to a local contractor. However, don’t just get a quote over the phone or on the back of a business card. Make sure the contractor you get your quote from comes out to your home, inspects your current system and asks you questions about what you expect from your new cooling unit.

How do I know if I need a new heater or air conditioner?

If your HVAC system requires constant repairs, is 15 years or older, or can’t heat or cool your home properly, we recommend you replace it. When an HVAC system ages, it doesn’t operate as efficiently and could actually end up costing you more money than it should.

Which HVAC System is right for my Home?

To answer that, you’ll need an appointment with one of our HVAC service experts. We’ll come to your home and evaluate its size, heating and cooling needs, environment, and the work we’ll need to do. Then, we can recommend the best system for you and install it quickly.

What is SEER?

SEER stands for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ration” and is a measure of cooling efficiency. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the cooling system. As a rule of thumb, you want to invest in the most efficiency you can afford. Although costs may be higher upfront, you may enjoy lower utility bills over the course of the systems’ life that will more than make up for the initial investment.

Should I buy an air conditioner or heat pump?

The answer to this question depends on where you live, and what you use to heat your home. If you only have electricity at your disposal, a heat pump is a great solution. It can cool and heat your home using electricity. Heat pumps are also a great idea for climates that don’t see extreme winters – like the South. However, a heat pump can be used in any climate. Like an air conditioner, it can be paired with a gas furnace for powerful heating during the winter.

How often should I service my HVAC system?

To keep your HVAC system running in tip-top shape, we recommend a maintenance appointment twice a year (once for heat, once for air conditioning). This way, an Ace HVAC NJ technician can check your filters, coils, wiring, housing, motor, and more to make sure you’re getting the most out of your system.

How do I choose a good HVAC service company?

When looking for the perfect HVAC company in NJ, ask your friends and family members for recommendations. Then, make sure the company has the proper license and insurance. After that, get a written estimate for the work they’re going to do (a good company should have no problem giving you a written estimate).

What happens when I need a repair on a holiday or weekend?

Don’t worry! Whether your problem happens at three in the morning or on the 4th of July, Ace HVAC service experts are available to cover New Jersey locations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get your system back up and running quickly.

Do you have customer service?

Of course! Our friendly and knowledgeable customer services reps are available to answer your questions 24/7/365. Call us now at (732) 629-9900.