The Environmental Protection Agency has completed the years long process of phasing out the production of R-22 refrigerant, also known as “freon”. You may have seen or heard on local and national news that it will be illegal to manufacture R-22 after January 1st, 2020. Consequently, the cost of repairing air conditioning systems which require R-22 refrigerant will rise exponentially. Newer air conditioning systems use a more environmentally friendly refrigerant known as R-410A. Unfortunately, the two refrigerants are not compatible and cannot be mixed or used without expensive modifications to systems designed for R-22.
We are honored and humbled to have received the 2019 Business of the Year Award. This is fully due to our employees and our customers.
Recently, our President, William Swanson, was a part of a roundtable conversation on ABC7 regarding the effect the Chinese tariffs would have on the HVAC industry. Watch or read to find out what the impact will be on the industry and the homeowner.
Your electric bill is speaking to you every month. Do you know what it is saying? Watch as Billy Swanson unpacks how to listen to your electric bill every month whether you are a year 'round or part-time Florida resident.
Have you been told that you need to get the ducts cleaned in your home or office? Are you suffering from allergies and looking to increase the quality of the air you breathe? Duct cleaning is often offered as a solution, but rarely helps in the long run. In fact, sometimes it makes the indoor air quality worse.
It is starting to heat up here in Southwest Florida! The snowbirds are beginning to head back up north and the year-long residents are bracing for the heat. With summer right around the corner, the main thing on everyone's minds is the cost of staying comfortable.
We are honored to make a difference in our community, so we are inviting you to join in! For the month of April, Tri County Air will donate a portion of the proceeds from every new air conditioning and heating system purchased to your choice of one of the below local non-profit organizations. These are organizations that have a track record of good stewardship and lasting community impact.
Humidity is a common villain here in SW Florida. Watch as Owner of Tri County Air, Billy Swanson, explains what humidity is and how it affects your comfort using a sponge and water.
Heat Pumps vs. Air Conditioners
In general, many refer to their HVAC systems simply as "air conditioners" and are surprised to learn that there is a big difference between an air conditioner and a heat pump. In the newest video released by Tri County Air Owner, Billy Swanson, we learn what we can expect from heat pumps and how they differ from air conditioning systems.
So, you just purchased a new air conditioning and heating system...
You're probably expecting greater efficiency, lower electric bills, better technology, increased comfort - but here are a few more things you should expect from your new a/c or heat pump that you probably haven't considered.