Our Bay Area HVAC installation services cover all A/C units, furnaces, thermostats, and control systems

Air conditioning unit installed outside townhouse in Livermore, CaliforniaIf your current furnace or air conditioner is over 10 years old, it might be time to think about a replacement. Energy efficiency has grown exponentially in the last decade to the point where upgrading your unit can cut utility costs upwards of 50% in some cases.

In addition to regular maintenance and repair, GENTEC offers complete installation and replacements services for residential customers. If you have budget concerns and are looking to replace only one of your systems, your air conditioning unit is the one to replace first. This is because the refrigerant used in most air conditioners produced before 2010 (R-22 Freon) has been phased out by order of the federal government. The supply of this refrigerant is limited to 25% of what it once was and prices for it have more than tripled in the past year. In 2015 only 10% of the baseline production will be allowed. Prices for air conditioner system recharges will continue to rise for these systems as no more R-22 will be produced after 2020. This means only reclaimed R-22 will be available and the prices for that will be determined by the market for it.