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Global International HVAC Portland- Air conditioning-Heating-Refrigration

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These are the most frequently asked questions about HVAC, air conditioning, Sizing, and More. Please feel free to contact us if you don’t see your question answered below.- Global International HVAC Company

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What Does HVAC/R Mean?

H- Heating V- Ventilation A- Air C- Conditioning / R- Refrigeration -(Global International heating and cooling, Portland, OR 503-770-HVAC)

What is the life expectancy of my HVAC system?

How often you run your system, in addition, the system’s age, its make and model, and above all whether or not it was serviced regularly over the course of its life can all play a significant role in how long your system will last. An air conditioning units estimated life span on average is 15 years. On the other hand, A furnace can last up to 20 yrs. In conclusion, We highly recommend and provide 10 warranty on all our retail furnaces, Air conditioners (AC's), and heat pumps.

Do you provide free estimates on repairs?

We waive the diagnostic fee if you choose to get the repair done by Global International heating and cooling.

What is the difference between a free estimate and diagnostic?

During a free estimate, one of our service techs will come out and perform a heat load on your house among other checks. A unit size will be determined and we will provide you an investment opportunity on an advanced technology equipment. A diagnostic fee is applied for troubleshooting a malfunctioning unit/system.

How much is your diagnostic fee and what does it cover?

This can change depending on the season. On average Global international charges competitively and we can even price match. Diagnostical Fee: $79 Residential. $89 Commercial. Price for Repairs, and parts if needed, will be discussed prior, for approval before the job so you are aware of the price without surprise.

Can my diagnostic fee be applied toward the cost of my repair?

If you choose to proceed with the repair, our technicians can waive the diagnostic fee for you.

How long are your time frames for arrival?

This depends on the season and outdoor temperature. When we are really loaded up with calls, we strive to dispatch the nearest technician to your location.

What services do you provide?

Commercial air conditioning maintenance and repair. Heat pumps, Furnaces. Refrigeration repair and maintenance. Residential equipment. Global International HVAC services all makes and models.

Do Global International Heating And Cooling Technicians receive training?

Yes, we provide paid yearly training to our air conditioning and furnace repair technicians. Our Technicians have undergone extensive training. On top of a 2 year HVAC/R college Diploma. They also possess Epa 608 Type 1,2, and 3 universal certificate. Epa 609 MVAC. R410A Certificate. HC/HFO Certificate. Indoor air quality certificate. Green certificate. PM Tech certificate. And attend Monthly Distributor Trainings to keep up with the advancing technology.

What Brand Unit Do We Recommend? What is The Best most luxurious Brand out there?

A unit with the highest warranty attached to it would be the best choice. The low-end "quick to break", no warranty equipment is sold to anyone. Don't be deceived by low pricing competitors.

What is the life expectancy of my HVAC system?

How often you run your system, the system’s age, its make and model, and whether or not it was serviced regularly over the course of its life can all play a significant role in how long your system will last you.d/or air conditioner to last approximately 15 years.

Why is my thermostat blank?

Check/replace batteries. Check breaker/fuse.

How many vents can I close off?

No more than 2-3. ( 20%) during heating season it can cause hot air to backfeed and shut the unit off.

Where is the load noise coming from?

This is likely to be a bad compressor motor, condenser motor or blower motor. You will have some compressors making start up/shut down noises and that is normal.

How cold should my vents blow during AC season??

17-21 degrees colder air than room ambient temperature.

How hot should my supply vent air be during heat mode?

Anywhere from 30d Fahrenheit to 50d Fahrenheit warmer than indoor temperature.

Should I buy a heat pump or furnace?

A heat pump provides mechanical and electrical heat as an addition. A furnace is a propane/ natural gas unit which blows alot hotter air and is more efficient during very cold weather below 35d Fahrenheit.

Do seer ratings matter?

Yes! Did you know that it is illegal in Florida to install a 13 seer air conditioning unit? The Seasonal energy efficiency rating is important not only for your monthly electrical bill savings but also in its ability to cool in hot weather. The lower the seer rating, the harder the unit will have to work and the more amperage it will pull, in order to keep up during very hot days between 90-110d Fahrenheit.

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