Know your cooling system…what types are available?
Standard Split System Air Conditioner
These are air conditioners that use a furnace to blow air through ductwork in your home.
Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioner
These are air conditioners or heat pumps that require no ductwork. They're extremely quiet and very efficient.
Standard Air Hanlder Air Conditioner
This is a system that uses round or square ducts in your ceiling to distribute cooling to your home. It's usually in homes with boiler heating.
Hi-Velocity (Unico/SpacePak) Systems
These are air conditioners that use tiny ducts attached to a high velocity air handling unit usually located in your attic. The easiest way to identify if you have this type of air conditioner is to look for small ductwork(usually about 4") holes in your ceiling. It's usually in homes with boiler heating.
Stramowski Comfort Systems
Why Stramowski? Stramowski Heating Inc. was founded in 1977 by Alvin and Elaine Stramowski with a dream of providing industry leading customer satisfaction. Over 40 years later, that is still the foundation of everything we do.
R-22 (Freon) Phase-Out 2020
The US Government has now mandated the complete phase out of all systems containing refrigerant 22(R-22). This caused the cost of refrigerant 22 to triple in price for the past three years.
13 SEER Minimum Mandate
SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is the efficiency of an air conditioner. And, a few years back the US Government mandated that all air conditioners must meet at least 13 SEER or more to be allowed for installation.
Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio - This is the way air conditioners are rated in efficiency.
Refrigerant 22 - Often referred to as Freon, this is the older HCFC refrigerant used in almost all home air conditioners since central air conditioning's inception.
Refrigerant 410-a - Sometimes referred to as Puron© is the new HFC refrigerant that is now required for use in all residential cooling systems today.