and Air Conditioning Systems
Year-Round Comfort. Budget Friendly.
Buying a new Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system is one of the most important purchases you can make for your home. You want a system that keeps your home comfortable year-round, while also being energy efficient and budget friendly.
At Lochard, our Home Comfort Designers help customers find the furnace and/or central air conditioning unit they need to stay comfortable and save money. We’ll help you select the correct size and most energy efficiency system for your home needs.
Air Conditioning Installation
What Does the SEER Rating of an AC System Mean?
If you have a central air conditioning system that is 10 years old or older, you are likely wasting money on energy bills. How do you know? Check the system’s SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating. The lower the SEER, the less energy efficient the unit.
Ten years ago, the national SEER standard was 10. The current national SEER standard is 14, and systems with a 14 SEER are 25% to 35% more efficient than the previous standard.
At Lochard, we offer high-efficiency air conditioning systems from 14 to 26 SEER!
Choosing the Right Air Conditioning System for Your Home
To find out which Bryant model delivers the best for your home, contact us for a free estimate and consultation.
Here’s what you can expect:
- A Lochard comfort Advisor will schedule a visit to understand and determine your home comfort needs, at no charge
- You will get a thorough explanation of the HVAC systems available and best suited for your home
- You’ll also get cost estimates and comparison features to help you determine the best balance of comfort, efficiency and affordability.
For new home construction or major renovations, Lochard will work with your architect or builder to install the best heating and cooling equipment for your home.
For all installations, Lochard specializes in the latest technologies, including WiFi thermostat controls, geothermal systems and floor-installed radiant heating.
Quality Service Since 1945
To have a job done right the first time, you call in the experts. At Lochard, we’re passionate about performing quality HVAC repairs and installations. Our team has proudly serviced homes in the Greater Sidney area since 1945.
What does the AFUE Rating of a Furnace Mean?
AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) is the ratio of the annual heat output of a furnace or boiler compared to the total fossil fuel energy consumed in a year. For example, a furnace rated at 80 AFUE means for every dollar you spend to heat your home, 80 cents is returned in heat and 20 cents is lost.
80 AFUE furnaces are affordable and good choices for a home. To get the maximum worth out of each dollar spent on gas, a 90-plus AFUE operating furnace is the best option available. Each dollar spent in turn brings 90 cents or more back in heat to your home.
What Type of Furnaces Do You Sell?
This is the least expensive furnace and easiest to install, but lowest in energy efficiency. Single-stage means the furnace will use the same size of flame to produce heat regardless of the temperature outside or inside, meaning your utility bill will be higher to operate this type of furnace compared to others.
This furnace has two stages of heat, a smaller size flame for those chilly days and a larger size flame for those frigid cold days. This allows the furnace to stay on longer while burning less gas. And because the furnace actually slows down, noise is also reduced. A two-stage furnace costs more initially but will save you on your monthly utility bills.
Variable Speed Furnace
Variable speed furnace does not actually refer to the furnace itself; it refers to the furnace’s blower motor. The blower motor operates at different speeds to precisely control the flow of heated and cooled air throughout your home, using less energy than standard blower motors and providing more consistent temperature control throughout the home.
Variable Capacity Furnace
The variable capacity furnace, also called the modulating gas furnace, goes beyond the two-stage furnace by only using the amount of fuel needed to maintain the desired temperature. The variable capacity furnaces are among the most energy-efficient furnaces and are rated above 98% efficiency.
Leaks in ductwork make the furnace or central air system work much harder, thus raising your utility bill, which can decrease your comfort and cause health and safety issues. At Lochard, we offer a large selection of ductwork services such as complete duct system replacements, duct blasting, repairing duct holes and sealing leaky ducts and duct joints. All new ductwork, including custom ductwork, is made in our own sheet metal fabrication facility, reducing costs and increasing quality.
HVAC PROTUNE Maintenance Plan
Just like your car, your heating and air conditioning system also requires an annual tune-up. By having your equipment cleaned and calibrated regularly, you can maximize your energy usage, keep your fuel bills to a minimum, prolong the life of your equipment and gain peace of mind that your equipment is operating safely.
Two inspections within a 12-month period: one heating system inspection and one cooling system inspection
No overtime charges on repairs done after hours
Free diagnostic inspection ($79/$169 value)
Indoor air quality test ($99 value)
15% off repairs
100% satisfaction guarantee on all maintenance agreements
$269 a year for 1 system