A Summer without cool air can be unbearable. If your air conditioner breaks down and becomes in need of serious repair, Hobbs will make sure your system gets back up and running efficiently so that you can cool off and relax!
Preventing a repair issue is an important way to insure your household stays cool and your system remains cost effective. By taking advantage of our maintenance program, Hobb's will make sure your AC unit is up and running as smoothly and efficiently as possible!
How your AC unit is installed will determine how reliable and costly it will be in the future. If your unit is installed incorrectly, it will eventually break down and cost you more money. We can install your unit correctly so you can rely on your system longer!

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choosing a new air conditioning unit

Key features to consider before purchasing a new central air conditioning system.


First, choose R-410A refrigerant. Older cooling systems use a refrigerant called R-22. As of 2010, the new refrigerant standard became R-410A – a more environmentally friendly refrigerant that does not deplete the ozone.

SEER Rating

Look for a high SEER rating. Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio – or SEER for short – is a measurement of the efficiency of your cooling system over the course of a season. The higher the SEER rating, the higher the efficiency. In 2006 the minimum efficiency became 13 SEER. Before this most systems were 8 to 10 SEER. Today, air conditioners such as the Broan iQ Drive® system can be as high as 24.5 SEER. A 16-SEER system is 60% more efficient than a 10-SEER system, and a 24.5 SEER system is 145% more efficient than a 10-SEER system.


Split System

A “split system” has an outdoor section and an indoor section. This is the most common type of system. In the central U.S. and Canada, the indoor section is the coil box that sits on top of your furnace. Many homeowners think this is part of the furnace when it’s actually the indoor section to the air conditioner. Cool air is distributed throughout the home by the furnace blower. In very hot southern regions, the indoor section is typically an electric furnace or air handler. This product has the blower and coil inside one cabinet.

Replace the air conditioner and the indoor component. Some contractors may try to cut costs by only replacing the outdoor section. But in order for your system to achieve the efficiency you’re paying for, you need a matched system that includes a new indoor coil. Reusing old indoor components can lower the performance of your air conditioner. That’s why your product warranty is also contingent on the air conditioner being installed with the proper indoor coil or air handler.

Packaged AC Units

If you do not have an indoor section, you may have a “packaged” air conditioner. Packaged units are less common and generally used to cool a single living space. The packaged air conditioner contains the blower and coil components all within the outdoor section and may even provide heat from natural gas or an electric strip. Packaged units are less efficient than other systems and are most often found in home additions like sun rooms.

Two-Stage Systems

Think about comfort. Many higher-efficiency air conditioners include features that will dramatically improve your home’s comfort. Two-stage systems run at both a high and low stage, resulting in a quieter system that reduces hot and cold spots and provides a better mix of air throughout the home. Look for other noise-reduction features including swept-wing fan blades and compressor sound blankets.

Installation Makes
the Difference.

Professional installation is critical to achieve the best performance from your cooling system – and it will help prevent costly repairs down the road.

With more than 20 years of experience in Hampton Roads, we know what to look for and how to save you time and money on your new air conditioning system.

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