Why Every Consumer Should Know S.E.E.R.

When shopping for a new HVAC system, consumers are asked what SEER they are wanting to install. So what is SEER? S.E.E.R. is the abbreviation for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. Every heating or cooling product has a S.E.E.R. rating. The higher the S.E.E.R. the greater the efficiency of the system. In layman's terms your system will give you the same results and use less energy, and this will save you money. When you are researching what [...]

2019-07-19T21:59:21-04:00April 3rd, 2017|Cooling|

R410A vs. R22: New Refrigerants in the Air Conditioning Industry

A new refrigerant has emerged in the air conditioning industry that might affect you as a consumer. R410A is the refrigerant that's replacing R22. That might seem like mumbo-jumbo to you, so VanKleef Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. has broken down what it means and how it will affect consumers. According to Comfort Incorporated, R410A refrigerant was invented in 1991 as an alternative to R22 refrigerant. In the United States, all newly-manufactured air conditioners use [...]

2019-10-04T12:08:13-04:00April 3rd, 2017|Cooling|

Jeffersonville, Louisville and surrounding areas Heating News: A.F.U.E. vs. S.E.E.R.

There are two terminologies used  S.E.E.R.(seasonal energy efficiency ratio) and A.F.U.E.(annual fuel utilization efficiency)? Why are both important to understand and how do they complement each other? AFUE measures how much heat is actually making it into your home verses how much fuel or energy is required to produce that heat. What you are left with is a percentage that represents your AFUE. For example if your AFUE  rating is 70%, that means 70% of the heat [...]

2017-04-03T10:49:27-04:00April 3rd, 2017|Cooling|

Repair or Replace

When our Southern Indiana and Louisville clients have a major AC repair, we are often asked if they should replace the HVAC system or simply repair the air conditioner. Two factors influence the decision the most: age of your HVAC system and cost of the repair. If it's greater than ten years old and you have a major repair (compressor, condenser fan motor, evaporator coil), you should seriously consider a new heating and cooling system. [...]

2017-04-03T10:49:05-04:00April 3rd, 2017|Cooling|

Why’s My Coil Freezing?

Well, it's about to get hot in the beautiful Kentuckiana area. VanKleef Heating and Air Conditioning can assist. When it gets hot, some of you will experience a frozen coil. The big line between the indoor and outdoor units is covered with ice. If you remove the coil panel, you would see a big blog of ice there as well. Next step is a big puddle of water under the furnace when you stop the [...]

2020-02-19T07:09:05-04:00April 3rd, 2017|Cooling, Maintenance|