Deciding to Refit or Replace Your R22 Air Conditioner

October 4, 2017

We will answer your questions about the R22 phase-out and will help you decide which is the best decision for you and your family. Air conditioners that take R22 refrigerant, are being phased out and this type of refrigerant will not be available after January 1, 2020. If you are a business owner who relies on this type of system or a homeowner that uses it to keep your home cool, it is time to decide whether to refit or replace your air conditioner. R22 refrigerant is being replaced with the safer EPA-compliant R410A type. You have to either decide now to refit or replace your existing unit or be forced to do so after 2020 when R22 refrigerant is no longer available. R22 refrigerant, or Freon, has been used in air conditioning systems for a long time. However, due to its reclassification as a danger to the environment, the US Environmental Protection Agency has placed restrictions on its manufacture as well as a mandate to phase it out completely by 2020. Making a Decision While 2020 may seem like a few years away, the impact of the phase-out is already being felt. The price of refrigerant is soaring. So...

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How Well Has Your Furnace Been Performing This Winter?

February 16, 2017

These 4 signs may indicate that your aging furnace is in need of service or replacement. Do you feel your furnace is not performing well despite your best efforts – protecting the efficiency of the system, routine filter replacement, professional cleaning and maintenance, proper venting and other safety measures? While maintenance can certainly make a difference as to the performance of your furnace, it won’t do much if you have an aging furnace. Here are some telltale signs that your furnace may be on its last leg. How is your furnace performing this winter? Here is an inspection list compiled by our St. Louis HVAC experts that will help you gain a deeper understanding of system performance, and get an idea of the efficiency and lifespan of your furnace. Energy bill compared to previous years If your monthly bills are higher than usual despite the fact that there has been no rate increase, your furnace may be showing signs of aging, and is consuming additional energy in an effort to heat your home. Performance issues Does your furnace ever shut off on its own and need a restart? If it does not restart immediately, this could be an indication of...

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St. Louis Residential Replacement – Before and After

August 4, 2015

At Scott-Lee Heating Company we have proudly been serving St. Louis residences for over 35 years! Our team takes pride in the work we do maintaining, repairing, and replacing residential HVAC systems throughout the greater St. Louis area. It is our commitment to providing the very best heating and air conditioning services in St. Louis that has made us the go-to, full service HVAC company for thousands of customers in Missouri. The following are before and after shots of a residential replacement we recently completed. Scott-Lee Heating Company Call us today to see why thousands of St. Louis families trust Scott-Lee Heating for all of their St. Louis heating and cooling needs! Call today!

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