We offer a variety of different systems to fit your needs. From economy line base systems to super high efficiency levels and zoning options, we can custom fit solutions to the specific needs of your household.
We have designed possibly the most comprehensive preventive maintenance plan you will find. Our tune ups include a 60 point inspection as well as an outdoor coil cleaning. All items of focus revolve around failure prevention, reliability, and maintaining peak efficiency. Major manufacturers also require proof of maintenance to satisfy an active warranty status.
From routine maintenance related repairs and cleaning, to in depth troubleshooting of more complicated systems, Sterling technicians have the expertise to solve and correct air conditioning, heat pump, furnace and general performance issues.
According to the E.P.A. typical indoor air quality is up to 5 times worse than outside air in most areas due to household V.O.C.’s (Volatile Organic Chemicals). Sterling Services has a variety of air purifiers, cartridge filters of varying filtering ranges, whole house humidifiers and other accessories to benefit from for a healthier home.
Inefficient and underperforming home air conditioners, along with high utility bills, are very often the result of poor ducting design and practices. Sterling technicians have the ability to recognize and address these problems, which when corrected, also improve the overall comfort of your home.
Typical Replacement Upgrades
Opportunities for Improvment
1. No Condensate Safety Switch
2. No Return Air Plenums
3. Sheet Metal Straps
4. Builders Grade Drain Pan
5. Under Sized Return Air Duct
6. After Market Coil
After Sterling Services System Upgrade
1. Condensate Safety Switch
2. Supply and Return Air Plenums
3. Custom Suspension System
4. Water Tight Custom Drip Pan
5.Upsized Return Duct for Improved Air Flow
6. Matched Equipment for Improved Efficiency
As a heating, cooling and plumbing company, we get many folks that call in for service that have already begun the process of trying to figure out what might be wrong with their air conditioners. One of the more common thoughts is that the thermostat must be defective, which actually makes sense to me since it is the one component that is regularly seen and used by a homeowner, even if it is not usually the problem. The most common we hear, however, is that “my system needs Freon”. What is “Freon” anyway? The accurate term is refrigerant, which is the chemical or chemical blend that moves through the system, changing states and creating a cooling effect when its pressure is dropped. The name “Freon” was just a trade name that DuPont placed on their containers to differentiate their product from everyone else’s. It’s not unlike referring to a soft drink as a “Coke”. I think generally a homeowner thinks they need refrigerant because either 1) they have had to have it added in the past, or 2) they have heard of other people needing a refrigerant recharge. Here is where the problem lies; because the refrigerant circuit, by design, is a 100% sealed system, if you have to add more to it, the stuff has leaked out somewhere. It can leak out in the vapor or liquid form, depending on which part of the system the leak exists. It is not like topping off the oil in your car, […]
As the HVAC industry changes, it looks at ways of introducing newer types of refrigerant, or Freon, as many know it, to take the place of older types which have a chemical makeup that is high in chlorines. Presently, R-410A has been adopted by manufacturers as a substitute for R-22, which the industry has used for decades for home and light commercial air conditioning. Although the manufacturers have had to alter some of their design practices to accommodate the new refrigerant, it has overall been a successful transition. Here comes the issue; as R-22 is being phased out, the cost has multiplied over the last few years. Many sellers, mostly internet based, are now offering cheap alternatives that supposedly do not require altering the system as you would if you transitioned to R-410A. A common product gaining popularity is “22A”, which the United States EPA is warning homeowners and service providers against. This product lists “Alkane” as the active ingredient on its MSDA sheets. Alkane, by definition, is a group of hydro carbon gases including methane, propane, ethane, and butane. All these materials are highly flammable and when used in a sealed air conditioning system where high rates of compression are utilized, can be extremely dangerous. Secondary concerns are compatibility issues in conventional systems, as the properties of refrigerants differ greatly and may cause irreversible damage to your system. Other common names of 22A which should also be avoided are R-22a, 22-A, R-290, HC-22A, CARE 40, EF-22a, and ES-22A. There […]