Fall Sale!

Purchase a new Trane system this Fall and get up to $1,000 trade in on your old system or take advantage of one of our special financing programs.


For a limited time this Fall Surgi's and Trane are offering special savings and financing for our customers.

Don't worry about the safety of your old heater or whether your air conditioning will work in the Spring.  Let Surgi's install a new Trane high efficiency system and get a 10 year warranty on all parts and Surgi's excellent installation and service after the sale.

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Free Second Opinions


Most air conditioning companies have good intentions but in the rush of summer mistakes can be made.  Some technicians fail to give options to repair or replace.  Others view your system in terms of what they would do, without considering your budget.

Surgi's offers free second opinions on repair or replacement recommendations.  Show our technician an invoice from a licensed air conditioning company that is less than 30 days old and we will confirm the original diagnosis and discuss your options at no charge.  Getting another opinion is a good way to make sure you are getting sound advice.  (We sometimes do this for our own customers to make sure our serviceman has made a sound recommendation.)  

Call us at 469-4232 and tell our dispatcher you need a free second opinion.  We're happy to help.


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Ductless AC May Be the Best Way to Keep Cool This Summer

The best way to cool your home without installing central air conditioning.



A ductless air conditioner can be the best option for cooling an older home or an addition built without the proper ductwork. Portable and window mounted air conditioners have limits and take up space, but a ductless air conditioner is installed directly on a wall or ceiling and operates as seamlessly as a central air conditioner system.

INSTALLATION

Retrofitting a home to install central air conditioning can cost thousands of dollars. As you'd expect, a ductless unit is a fraction of that cost. There is no labor involved to run ductwork throughout a home. Instead, a mini-split ductless air conditioner consists of a compressor/condenser that is installed outdoors, but instead of it having a large cooling coil outside, each room is equipped with a small and quiet indoor fan and cooling unit, which is typically installed high on a wall near the ceiling or on the ceiling.


A small hole is cut through the wall to run the refrigerant lines, condensate drain, power, and control cables to and from the central outdoor unit. Most units are about seven inches deep and can be installed flush into a wall or ceiling.


OPERATION

A home setup with one of these in units in each room will stay cool throughout the hottest days of summer. Each indoor unit has its own thermostat and can be set to the desired temperature for each room, which is a great advantage over many central air systems. If your kids like to sleep in a toasty room, but you like it cool, everyone is happy with a ductless system.

A remote control is included with a ductless system so there is no reaching up to change any settings on the actual unit, and most come with a variety of settings to maximize energy used and can switch between a fan and air conditioner. Another advantage to a ductless air conditioner is a more effective air filtering system which is located on each unit, instead of one central air filter for a whole system.

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Surgi's is pleased to offer the excellent quality of Daikin ductless systems.

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Most Air Conditioners Don't Break, They Fade Away


Most people think that frequent breakdowns are the sign that their air conditioning system needs to be replaced.  That is true.  However, a lot of air conditioning system service calls we run are because the system isn't cooling well.

As the weather warms we hear more and more customers talk about how they can't get the temperature below 76 degrees.  Sometimes a simple cleaning will solve the problem but often it is a result of age and wear and tear.

Freon leaks and worn valves in the compressor are signs of stress caused by aging.  As systems age they get less and less efficient. The average system usually requires over $2,000 in repairs before it doesn't make sense to fix it any more.

If your system is over 10 years old and is not cooling well you might consider a replacement before it reaches the repair phase.  You save the cost and inconvenience of repeated repairs plus you get a more efficient system with new system warranties.  Surgi's now offers trade-ins on your old system of up to $1,000 or up to 60 month, 0% financing.

Need a new system?  Surgi's can help.  Need a healthier, more comfortable life?  We can change the way you feel about your home.  Call 469-4232 today.


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The Advantages of Variable Speed Air Conditioning

New, Smarter Technologies Lower Monthly Utility Bills
While single- and two-stage HVAC equipment can be effective, variable-speed technology truly presents consumers with more energy-saving potential and significantly improved home comfort.

The term "variable-speed technology" simply refers to the ability of a air conditioner or furnace to automatically vary its operating speed. Though variable-speed units tend to cost more at the outset than single- or two-stage equipment, they can operate far more efficiently because their outputs vary according to the conditions of the home, rather than running at full or a single reduced capacity for the duration of a cycle. This can result in significant savings on monthly utility bills, reducing the payback period and offsetting the initial investment from the homeowner.

A variable-speed air conditioner or furnace is able to operate in increments of its full capacity. Current variable-speed condensing units on the market provide operating ranges from 100 percent capacity down to about 25 percent. The home rarely needs its HVAC equipment to run at 100 percent capacity; this is perhaps only required for situations such as the first time air conditioning is needed in the summer or heat is needed in the winter, or the highest seasonal extremes in temperature. However, those cases are rare. In fact, weather data shows that, on average, most locations in the United States see the need for 100 percent capacity less than 5 percent of the year, and see the need for part-load capacity (approximately 75 percent of full load) for 60 to 80 percent of the year.

That's where a variable-speed unit earns its keep. A variable-speed unit can determine when a home does not require full capacity and can adjust to provide incremental operation. For instance, consider a home where the thermostat is set to maintain a steady 70 degrees in the summer, but one bedroom has west-facing windows and gets warmer in the afternoon. When installed with a zoning system, a variable-speed system can recognize that the majority of the house is perfectly cool, with the exception of that one room (or zone). The unit will then change its operation to run at a lower percentage of capacity and cool only that particular zone, thus saving energy by running at a lower speed while keeping that bedroom as cool as the rest of the house.

This situation is also an ideal example of how zoning can complement a variable-speed unit perfectly. The unit can communicate with the control and the rest of the system to determine which zones need more or less capacity, and then act accordingly.

Think of a variable-speed system like the climate control in a new car. When the system is set to a given temperature, its output capacity ebbs and flows to maintain that constant setting. Sometimes it works harder, and sometimes it works at a lower capacity to keep the temperature at the desired setting. A variable-speed air conditioner is similar in principle to this concept. Conversely, compare a furnace or air conditioner to an oven. You wouldn't buy an oven that only has off and high settings, would you? So why would you buy a single-stage HVAC unit? Like an oven with single-degree variances, a variable-speed air conditioner or furnace allows the user to tailor home comfort performance to the specific needs of the occupants.

Another advantage to variable-speed equipment is that it can more effectively control humidity levels in the home. A variable-speed air conditioner is running optimally when it cools a home at a lower capacity during a longer cycle. This low and steady approach allows the air conditioner to remove more moisture from the air, since the cycle is longer and more consistent. Plus, a home with less humidity feels cooler than a more humid home, which can also allow the homeowner to keep the thermostat at a higher setting during the warm summer months. In contrast to this efficient operation, a single-stage system will simply cycle on and off based on the temperature demand, not the humidity level. This frequently leads to an imbalanced space that is either too cold but with satisfactory humidity levels, or the right temperature with humidity levels that are too high.

In the case of a variable-speed furnace, its fan motor can work with an outdoor air conditioner and thermostat with a humidity sensor to provide the same effects to the indoor air. It will allow the conditioned air to be added to the home at a lower, consistent speed, pulling more moisture out of the indoor air. If the control senses that the space needs dehumidification but the temperature is at or near the setting, the system reacts by reducing compressor speed and decreasing airflow for maximum dehumidification. This allows the system to operate longer without drastically over-cooling the space. This also means that a homeowner could increase the cooling set point and still be comfortable because the humidity is under control.

Intuitively, one would think that if a system was smart enough to not need to operate at maximum capacity, then it would run more efficiently. That is exactly the case with variable-speed units. By running at lower speeds and consuming less power while doing so, this type of system can save homeowners considerably on their monthly utility bills.
Overall, variable-speed technology allows the home comfort system to run more efficiently by running smarter. With technology available today, homeowners do not need to contend with full-blast, short cycles in order to heat or cool their homes. With variable-speed equipment, they can enjoy more consistent temperature maintenance, better humidity control and, ultimately, lower monthly utility bills.
*Excerpted from HVACR Business originally published: 01.01.14 by John Gibbons

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The Death of R-22 Freon



There is no longer enough of the "old freon" (R-22) to meet demand.  As a result the price of R22 has risen in the last 5 years from $20 a pound to $100+ a pound.  In the last 3 months R22 has been impossible to obtain in the New Orleans market.

Surgi's has been exclusively selling R410a systems for the last 10 years.  However, some companies sold R22 systems until 2015.  This means that there are a lot of relatively new condensers in the area that have a fairly long remaining life.

If your system is low on freon, the ideal solution to this problem is replace your system with a new higher efficiency system that uses R410a.  If your budget doesn't permit replacement or your condenser is less than 10 years old you might consider using a different type of freon that is compatible with existing R22 systems.

There is a conversion procedure that needs to be followed but the converted system will cool equally as well and warranties will be honored by the manufacturers.

If your system is low or out of freon and you are being given an outrageously high price, call us at 469-4232.  The price of conversion is much less expensive than using R22 or replacing a newer system.

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