Morehart AC provide residential and commercial air and heating repair, installation, maintenance, and evaporative cooling repair services for all of Phoenix Arizona. A local family owned & operated company offering Reliable, Affordable & Guaranteed A/C, Heating & Related Services.
I just had Morehart install my new 16 seers Amana air conditioning. They work great. The installers are great and thorough and made sure all was working before they left. I thank the estimator for the great price. I will recommend Morehart to my friends and family. Thank you again, Laura and Pat Oakley
I needed a new Heating-A/C system installed and Josh, Tom and their installation crew came to our home and installed a brand new upgraded system in one day. Our experience with the Morehart team was excellent from start to finish. We’ve been with Morehart for the past 4 years and we’re very satisfied with their honesty, reliability, good pricing and excellent work ethic. Thanks Josh, for a job well done!!
From start to finish Morehart is an amazing company. They were very friendly and professional on my initial phone call to set up service, and they called me with a reminder a day ahead of the appointment. I was extremely happy with Brian who was fast and to the point with what was going on with my AC unit. The problem was solved that day and he took the time to walk me from room to room to test the different temps. I highly recommend Morehart A/C & Heating for all of your heating and cooling needs. Jayson
The crew who installed my AC today was incredible. They were so courteous and worked non stop. I have not seen this level of professionalism and customer service in a long time. Tom and the install team John, Brian and Trace are a credit to your organization. They exceeded all of my expectations
It’s not uncommon for reputable heating and air conditioning manufacturers to offer fall and winter deals on system replacements. In the southwest, it’s a way to give a small boost to a contractor’s slow season while also rewarding forward-thinking consumers who don’t want to contend with a mid-summer breakdown.
“This is the slow time of year for our trade and manufacturers know that; so they’ll offer better incentives,” said Josh Morehart, president of Morehart Heating & Air Conditioning, in Phoenix. “Sometimes, they might sell off some overstock, but they’re still brand-new systems with full warranties.”
Unfortunately, this is also the time of year where less-reputable contractors offer deals that are too good to be true. With some due diligence, Morehart says consumers can protect themselves from a bad situation.
At the heart of a sketchy deal you’ll often find an exuberant warranty claim. A reputable manufacturer carries a 10-year warranty. Longer ones may not be actual factory warranties, but contractor warranties, instead, explained Morehart.
“If that contractor goes out of business, you’ve paid for a service you’ll never receive. … You have to make sure it’s a manufacturer-backed warranty,” the HVAC pro emphasized.
Know about SEER ratings
The SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) rating of a system is one of today’s most critical talking points when buying a new heating and air conditioning system. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the system is – or the less energy it requires to do its job.
As of Jan. 1, 2015, a 14-SEER rating is the minimum for the southwest region (which includes Arizona), according to the U.S. Department of Energy. However, an 18-month sell-through period has been established where 13-SEER units can still be sold as long as the equipment was built prior to Jan. 1, 2015.
Unfortunately, some unscrupulous contractors will purchase 13-SEER units from a northern region vendor. These systems may not be compliant with local standards. “It’s a big no-no, but it’s happening,” Morehart added.
At the heart of a bad deal masked by an incredible price is a brand you haven’t heard of. Unfortunately, there are some lesser-heard names that may not even offer warranty service in the U.S.
“There are brands that used to sell in the U.S. but they’ve pulled out of the country and don’t have support here,” Morehart said. “You may be in a situation where they’ll honor a warranty, but you have to pull the part out and ship it to China. It could take two to four months to get it back.”
Used versus new
Some scams will try to pass off used equipment as new. Buying used equipment is not uncommon for those who own rental properties. At times, Morehart’s team even has refurbished units on hand, but it must be made clear to the buyer that the unit is used.
“There are some who will try to sell it as a new unit,” he added. “If the price is far lower than expected, you need to make sure you’re not getting scratch and dent equipment or equipment that can’t be registered. … We’ve even seen situations where the equipment was stolen.”
Questions to ask
Morehart suggests taking the following due diligence steps:
Make sure the contractor is an actual manufacturer’s distributor. You can visit the manufacturer’s website or call them directly.
Check the state’s Registrar of Contractors (ROC) to see if there has been any disciplinary action filed against the seller.
Ask for testimonials and check the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website for complaints.
Ask the contractor if the unit is SEER compliant and don’t be afraid to follow up with the manufacturer with serial number in hand if you suspect the unit is either used or does not meet regional standards.
Morehart Heating & Air Conditioning enjoys an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. To learn more about energy efficiency solutions for your home, visit MorehartAC.com, or call 623-566-0005.
Merry Christmas everyone; over the next few days brace yourself for some excitement and frenzy that comes along with the Christmas season. This is the time when indelible memories are made with family and friends; memories that are treasured for a lifetime. However to make these memories it all goes down with what presents you have in store for your loved ones. Re-invent your festive season this year by giving your loved ones a gift of a new air conditioning unit.
Why a new air conditioning unit will put a smile on his or her face
We all want to make our loved ones feel special. During Christmas, one tends to spend a lot of money trying to figure out what is the best gift. At the end of the day, one may end up buying either a wrong gift or an expensive one. However, this festive season you can avoid that by getting a new air conditioner. Here are a few reasons why;
Winter can get crazy in Phoenix especially in the nights and the mornings. In such bone-chilling conditions, there is nothing as fulfilling as a new heat system. A new heat system will not only make the house warmer but also make the festive season much more enjoyable.
A new heating system will save more energy for your loved one. Probably your loved one has been struggling with energy bills all year long. If such is the case, you have the opportunity to solve the energy problem. With a new heating system, you can be sure of maximum energy saving capabilities. This will mean reduced energy cost. What better way to but a smile on his/her face?
It’s the healthier option; old heating systems are victims of dust and dirt buildup. When dust builds up, it contaminates the air in the room leading to respiratory diseases such as asthma and allergies. With a new heating system, your loved one can enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
Reduced repair cost; save your loved one the trouble of recurrent repair cost by getting them a new air conditioning unit for Christmas. A new air conditioning unit will need fewer repairs and save more money for them in the long run.
With only days to go until Christmas, it is just the right time to select the perfect present for your loved one. Make a statement this year by getting a new air conditioning unit for a present.
Chances are if you’ve neglected a spring checkup, your air conditioner isn’t cooling nearly as well as it could. A year’s worth of dirt and debris clogging the cooling fins, a low coolant level, a dirty blower fan filter and a number of other simple problems can significantly reduce the efficiency of your air conditioner and wear it out faster.
We’ll show you how to clean the outdoor unit (called the condenser) and the accessible parts of the indoor unit (called the evaporator). All the steps are simple and straightforward and will take you only a few hours total. If you feel this job is better suited for a professional call Morehart Air and Heating 623-566-0005.
You may have a different type of air conditioner or a unit mounted horizontally in the attic. However, you can still carry out most maintenance procedures we show here, because each system will have a condenser outside and an evaporator inside.
Clean the condenser – Begin by shutting off the electrical power to the unit. Normally you’ll find a shutoff nearby. It may be a switch in a box, a pull lever or a fuse block that you pull out.
Vacuum the fins clean with a soft brush. On many units you’ll have to unscrew and lift off a metal box to get at them. Check your owner’s manual for directions and lift off the box carefully to avoid bumping the fins. Occasionally you’ll find fins that have been bent. You can buy a special set of fin combs to straighten them.
Unscrew the fan to gain access to the interior of the condenser.
After you hose off the fins, check the fan motor for lubrication ports. Most newer motors have sealed bearings and can’t be lubricated. Check your owner’s manual to be sure. If you find ports, add five drops of electric motor oil. Don’t use penetrating oil or all-purpose oil.
Clean the indoor unit – The evaporator usually sits in an inaccessible spot inside a metal duct downstream from the blower. If you can get to it, gently vacuum its fins with a soft brush as you did with the condenser. However, the best way to keep it clean is to keep the air stream from the blower clean.
Begin by turning off the power to the furnace or blower. Usually you’ll find a simple toggle switch nearby in a metal box, otherwise turn the power off at the main panel. If you have trouble opening the blower unit or finding the filter, check your owner’s manual for help. The manual will also list the filter type, but if it’s your first time, take the old one with you when buying a new one to make sure you get the right size. Be sure to keep the power to the blower off whenever you remove the filter. Otherwise you’ll blow dust into the evaporator fins.
The evaporator fins dehumidify the air as they cool it, so you’ll find a tube to drain the condensation. The water collects in a pan and drains out the side. Most tubes are flexible plastic and are easy to pull off and clean. But if they’re rigid plastic, you’ll probably have to unscrew or cut off with a saw to check. Reapply glue to the rigid tubes using a coupling, or replace them with flexible plastic tubes.
We here at Morehart Air and Heating like to provide our customers with as much knowledge as possible when it comes to your heating and cooling units. If you would like to clean your system yourself the tips are here. If you feel a professional is better suited we are waiting for your call. Here to help….Always.
Since their development, modern air conditioning units are efficient and relatively trouble-free. Like other major appliances, the equipment can experience mechanical or electrical problems. This article provides an overview of some of the most common A/C issues that can occur with a central HVAC system. Phoenix AZ homeowners can troubleshoot their systems to identify potential reasons for performance issues. While homeowners can resolve some of these problems, others require the an experienced air and heating contractor.
The Unit Isn’t Turning On
A cooling system may fail to operate at the beginning of the cooling season. The unit will not come on if the thermostat is defective or set improperly. Another potential issue may be that your unit is not receiving electrical power.
Double Check Your Thermostat
Verify that your thermostat is set to cool your home. Some systems have a built-in timer that delays the activation of the equipment. Wait several minutes for the timer to complete its cycle, and adjust the thermostat several degrees below the temperature inside your home. If the thermostat requires calibration, contact Morehart Air and Heating for help.
Check the Power
You should also verify that your unit is receiving power. Locate your main fuse panel, and determine whether the fuse or circuit breaker for the equipment has blown or tripped. Replace a blown fuse with one that has the same amperage, or reset the circuit breaker. Some units have a breaker panel located near the outside unit. Verify that the breaker inside this electrical box is on or the quick disconnect is inserted properly. If the system continues to have electrical problems, you need the assistance of an experienced ac repair technician.
The Unit Blows Warm Air
One possible reason that HVAC systems blow warm air is dirty filters. The system is producing cold air but it cannot flow through the ductwork. Clean air filters protect your equipment and help it perform properly. HVAC systems work harder as the outside temperatures approach triple digits and may not cool as effectively as you desire. You should also verify that the outside unit is running. If the outdoor unit is on, ensure that leaves and other debris are not obstructing the airflow. An air conditioner that blows warm air can be a sign of insufficient refrigerant. Only licensed air conditioning repair technicians can replenish HVAC coolant.
The Unit Cycles Frequently or Will Not Turn Off
An improperly sized air conditioner will cycle on and off frequently if it is too large for your home. The system will quickly reach the setting on your thermostat and signal the equipment to cycle off. When the temperature drops below the setting on the thermostat, the unit will come on again. Rapid cycling can also occur when an air register is blowing cool air directly on the thermostat.
Several issues can cause a unit to run continuously. The equipment could be too small to cool the volume of air contained in your home. Another potential problem is that the inside unit turns off but the outside fan continues to run. Turn the thermostat fan switch to the “Off” position. If the fan is still running, you should stop power from flowing to the system. To perform this task, it may be necessary to turn off the circuit breaker supplying the equipment. Low refrigerant levels and faulty relay switches can cause a HVAC to run continually. An experienced HVAC technician can correct these problems.
Clogged Condensation Line
The inside component of an AC system sits inside of a drip pan, which is designed to collect water if the unit’s condensation drain line becomes clogged. This problem can occur when insects build their nest inside the drain line. If water is visible in the pan, you can blow compressed air inside the pipe to remove the obstruction. Prepare a solution that consists of a 50-50 ratio of bleach and water, and pour it into the drainpipe to eliminate mold and mildew. Clearing the clogged drain line may require the assistance of an air conditioning repair technician.
Regular air conditioning maintenance services can prevent most HVAC performance issues. Our friendly and knowledgeable technicians here at Morehart Air and Heating can perform seasonal tune-ups on your system. Routine care and maintenance prevents common HVAC problems from becoming major repair expenses. Our team can identify and correct issues that prevent your equipment from performing as designed. Contact our office to schedule a service 623-566-0005.
With average high temperatures exceeding 100 degrees during the summer months, Phoenix residents can’t afford to be without a reliable air conditioner in the summer. As anyone who has lived here for more than a few months knows, Phoenix has some of the warmest year-round weather conditions in the country. Even the late spring and early fall see average daily highs nearly the triple digits. Whether you are trying to cool your home, business, vacation or rental property, the professional staff at Morehart Air and Heating is here to help.
All HVAC Contractors Are Not Created Equal
When your air conditioner breaks down on a 105-degree summer day, it’s tempting to call the first cooling contractor you find in the phone book or online. However, it’s worth your time and money to make sure that you are dealing with the best air conditioning contractors in Phoenix. At our company, we work hard to earn and keep your trust. One way we achieve this is by maintaining a perfect A+ rating with the Arizona Better Business Bureau. Additionally, we only hire service technicians with several years of experience in the industry. Every employee is screened thoroughly to ensure your safety.
Our Air Conditioning Services
Morehart Air and Heating offers a complete range of air conditioning services to help you stay comfortable during a Phoenix summer. These include:
Our skilled service technicians have the tools, skills, and experience necessary to work on all makes and models of air conditioners. Some of the most common repair issues we see include air conditioners that freeze over, blow warm air, make loud and sudden noises, and take too long to cool your home or business adequately. You may schedule a repair appointment during regular business hours or contact us for emergency service 24 hours a day.
The decision to purchase a new air conditioner is a big one for most families. It must be the right size for the building structure, meet your budget, offer superior cooling, and be energy efficient. Our air conditioning contractors in Phoenix work with you closely to make sure you select the correct unit for your needs. We then carefully install it and instruct you on its proper operation.
We recommend scheduling a preventive maintenance appointment for your air conditioner now before it faces the heavy demands of summer. The technicians at Morehart Air and Heating use a comprehensive checklist to make sure that all components of your unit are functioning at maximum efficiency. Another benefit of regular seasonal maintenance is that it allows us to diagnose and correct minor problems early.
As a family-owned company in business for over 6 years, we stand behind all of our work. Call us today to schedule service 623-566-0005