Here at Brody Pennell, we do air conditioner installations and AC replacements pretty much every day. But we know that this process is new to you. In fact, most homeowners will replace an air conditioner just a few times in their lives! With that in mind, we’ve created this blog to help set expectations for your new AC install. You’ll learn how to prepare, what to expect day-of, and how to keep your AC running in top-notch condition after we leave. 

How To Prepare Your Home For AC Installation

We encourage all homeowners to prepare ahead of time for their new air conditioner installation. With your help, we can ensure our visit goes fast and smoothly.

  • Clear Access to Outdoor Unit – We’ll need a clear and direct path to the location of your existing condenser unit and/or where the new unit will be installed. You can help us by unlocking gates, clearing away overgrown bushes, and moving any yard furniture or other items that would be in the pathway of our install team.
  • Check the Indoor Pathway – Do a quick visual scan of the pathway from where we’ll park our truck all the way to where we’ll install your new indoor unit. It will be an immense help if you can move any small furniture pieces or indoor plants ahead of time. If there are any items hanging on the wall that are especially fragile or require special care, relocate them for the time being. 
  • Clear Clutter – Over the years we have noticed many of our customers love to store things near their air conditioners! You can save our team a lot of time by relocating your holiday decorations, vacuum cleaner, or any other clutter you have stored next to or nearby the equipment. We’ll need at least 6 feet of clearance on all sides of the equipment. This is the perfect excuse for some spring cleaning! 
  • Arrange to Be Available on Install Day – We need an adult over 18 years of age onsite at your home to supervise the install. 
  • Make a Plan for Your Pets – We’ll be making some loud noises, entering and exiting doors, and loading in some heavy equipment. For the safety of your animals, please secure them to a closed-off space in your home. Remember – we’ll be working outside, too, so your yard may not be the best option. You might treat your pets to a day at a local pet daycare!
  • Arrange for Childcare – For your family’s safety, children should remain far away from our working areas. If possible, plan for children to be out of the home for the duration of the install. 

What To Expect the Day of Your New AC Installation

The day is here! Cool comfort is heading your way. Most air conditioner installations will take about 8 hours to complete. The length of the job varies depending on type of job (install in a new construction home or replacement of existing AC). 

You will receive a text message and email reminder the evening before your appointment. The message will provide you with your arrival window. On the day of your air conditioner install, you’ll receive an email and a text when our technician is on the way. The message includes a GPS tracking link so that you know the exact location and estimated time of arrival. Now’s the time to secure your pets and make sure any other family members are safely away from the working area. 

Our team will arrive on-time with your brand new air conditioner and everything required for installation. The lead installer will introduce themselves and inspect the paths leading to the equipment installation area. The team will lay drop cloths and floor coverings to protect your home. Every Brody Pennell technician will be wearing shoe covers inside your home to prevent tracking in any dirt or dust from outside. Then we’ll get straight to work! 

Relax! A new, energy-efficient air conditioning system is just a few hours away.

As we wrap up for the day, our team will be sure to show you how to operate your thermostat with your new system. We’ll pick up all of our drop cloths and floor covers, and clean up any dust or debris produced from our installation work.

How To Take Care of Your New AC System

Congratulations! You have a brand new home appliance. Just like any other machine, the wear and tear begins from Day 1. The best way to take care of your new air conditioner is to schedule annual AC maintenance. Regular tune ups are required by air conditioner manufacturers to keep your warranty intact.  We strongly recommend all homeowners join our Brody Comfort Club – which includes automatic scheduling of your 26-point air conditioning precision tuneup. Ask your installer for details on how to sign up! 


From all of us here at Brody Pennell, welcome to the family! We look forward to serving you for many years to come. We’re Here For You: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

Everyone wants a good deal on big purchases. Replacing your air conditioning and heating system is a major home improvement expense. HVAC rebates can provide some relief to homeowners looking to invest in a new heating and cooling system. We’ve compiled the top HVAC promotions for how Los Angeles homeowners can save cash this year.

How HVAC Rebates Work

Rebates are essentially a discount on your purchase. But instead of receiving your discount at the time of purchase, you receive your discount after the purchase. As the homeowner, you are responsible for claiming the rebates (don’t worry, Brody Pennell can help with this step).

Then, you’ll send your receipt, along with any other required information, to the group that is running the HVAC rebate special. When the organization has verified your system meets the criteria for the rebate, you will receive a check for the qualifying amount.

Top HVAC Rebates for LA Homeowners

This month, Brody Pennell is helping you save. We’re sharing a variety of promotions that are currently available for Los Angeles homeowners who purchase a new heating and cooling system:

The most lucrative HVAC rebate is Carrier Cool Cash. This promotion is available through June 30, 2020 and applies to eligible Carrier systems. When you purchase a qualifying Carrier system, you can get up to $1,650 in rebates. Carrier has a simple online form that can be used to submit your rebate request, making it extra easy to get cash back.

Another set of rebates to look out for is from your utility company. Utility companies provide rebates on more efficient HVAC systems because that would result in less demand on the grid. Los Angeles homeowners can go to the website for their electricity provider and see what rebates are available. Right now, LA homeowners can get up to $1,100 in rebates from local utilities. There are rebates available for replacing older HVAC units that have low efficiency levels. Plus, there are rebates for purchasing high-efficiency HVAC models.

Combine Rebates to Cash in on Savings

Did you know that you can combine rebates? You can take advantage of both the Cool Cash program as well as the utility rebates for up to $2,750 in cash back. That can make your new air conditioner much more affordable.


Financing for HVAC Systems

Even with the help of incentives like rebates, you may not be able to come up with the money to purchase a new HVAC outright. So, we offer HVAC financing to help you buy a new unit while these discounts are in effect. This way, you’ll have a more manageable monthly payment rather than trying to come up with the full amount at once.


Free MERV 13 Filter

Because of the unprecedented public health crisis that is COVID-19, we are taking this offer one step further. For any new system purchase until June 30, 2020, we are offering a free MERV 13 Media Air Cleaner.  Filters are the first line of defense in capturing contaminants in your home’s air, so a high-quality filter is essential to a clean home.

Contact Us Today to Learn More About Your New HVAC System Options

Call Brody Pennell today at (310) 896-4911 for a no-obligation consultation on a new HVAC system for your home. We are only one of two contractors in all of North American to be honored with Carrier’s President Award. Translation? We are among the nation’s most elite HVAC dealers for customer service, loyalty, business efficiency, and continued education. We’d love the opportunity to work with you! Call us at (310) 896-4911. 

Modern inventions have made our life more convenient, more comfortable, and more enjoyable. From vehicles to the dishwasher, our generation is enjoying the benefits of years of innovations. Unfortunately, some of those advancements come at a cost. That’s the reason behind southern California’s low NOx requirement for furnace equipment.

Here in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, there are now local regulations that have to do with something called low NOx furnaces. But why should any LA homeowner care about this rule? Read on to learn how it impacts you.

Break it down: What the heck is a NOx?

You might know that water is simply the compound H2O, made up of hydrogen and oxygen. Or table salt is an ionic compound sodium choride or NaCl. These are simply chemical terms!

Similarly, NOx is shorthand for the compound of nitrogen and oxygen. In referring to furnaces, NOx is a quick term to refer to both nitrogen oxide and nitrogen dioxide. So, a low NOx furnace is one that has a reduced quantity of nitrogen oxide & nitrogen dioxide emissions.

Where does NOx come from?

Your furnace works like a gas stovetop. On stove, when the you turn the knob on the dial, the valve for gas opens. When combined with the spark of the starter, you get a flame. Similarly, when there is a signal for a furnace to heat, a gas valve opens directing gas toward a small flame called a pilot light. This process – the creation of a flame from fuel – is called combustion. 

When combustion happens, nitrogen is released. That nitrogen ‘clings’ to oxygen in the surrounding air, creating nitrogen oxide or nitrogen dioxide. So, furnaces emits NOx compounds during the combustion process. These emissions are contained inside a special duct called a flue, which are then expelled into the air around your home.

What’s the big deal – why does everyone care about NOx?

According the Environmental Protection Agency, nitrogen oxides are “a family of poisonous, highly reactive gases”. Multiple EPA research reports reveal that NOx is a key contributor to ozone, which manifests as smog. Smog is not just ugly to see – it can cause serious breathing problems, and has a long-term impact on the environment.

You might correlate vehicles and high volumes to traffic. It’s true that cars are a big contributor to smog. That’s because cars – just like furnaces – combust fuel in order to work. That means cars create the NOx compound too. For many years, there have been regulations on car manufacturers to reduce the emissions of vehicles. Now, these regulations are being translated to other machines.

Low NOx Furnace Requirements in Los Angeles

Here in LA, we fall under the regulations of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD). Because of the long-standing problems our city has had with smog, the requirements are especially stringent.

As of October 1, 2019, any furnace must meet the new ultra low NOx requirement. Furnaces offered for sale, supplied, sold, or installed must emit less than 14 nanograms per Joule of NOx.

What Ultra Low NOx means for LA Homeowners Looking to Purchase a Furnace

If it’s about time to replace your furnace, then it’s essential you are aware of these new regulations. The main point to remember, is that homeowners in LA can only purchase an Ultra-Low-NOx furnace.

First, when furnace shopping ensure you’re looking for the words ultra low NOx. Many manufacturers found it challenging to develop a furnace with such low fuel emissions and some don’t even produce a compliant unit.

Luckily, Brody Pennell partners with a world leader in heating and cooling, Carrier. Carrier has developed the Infinity Ultra Low-NOx furnace. Besides meeting the requirements of the new emissions standard, this heater has several other innovative enhancements like noise reduction. Plus, this unit is covered by a 10-year parts limited warranty and lifetime heat exchanger limited warranty upon timely registration. 

Beware of scams! Look for a reputable HVAC dealer like Brody Pennell

As always, make sure you are working with a service provider you can trust.

Some HVAC installers may be left with extra inventory of furnaces they are unable to sell because of the new requirements. These scam artists may try to offer you a great deal on a furnace in exchange for not reporting them to the AQMD.  If a contractor is trying to sell you a furnace that does not meet these requirements, they are in violation of the law. Start looking for a more trustworthy partner immediately!

Call Brody Pennell and ask about your options for a new Low NOx furnace. Our team understands the details of the regulation, and can help answer your questions. Allow us to put your mind at ease with a visit from one of our expert comfort specialists. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

If you’re looking at buying a new HVAC system, you may have come across a product called a heat pump. So, what is a heat pump? A heat pump is a system that can provide both cooling and heating. An air conditioner can only provide cooling, and a furnace can only heat. However, a heat pump can do both!

Should I use a heat pump?

A heat pump is a piece of equipment that replaces both the heating and cooling system in your home. So, there are several scenarios in which you might consider a heat pump:

  • Replacing an air conditioner – if your air conditioner has bit the bullet, you might consider replacing it with a heat pump rather than another air conditioner. This is especially true if your furnace is getting old, or, you don’t have any heat in your home at all.
  • Replace or add heating – For homeowners that want to replace an existing heating system or add heating where it doesn’t already exist, a heat pump is a cost-effective option to get serious bang for your buck.
  • Remodel or new construction – a heat pump is the best available option for a remodel or new construction home. With fewer pieces of equipment, it’s a space-saver.

How does a heat pump work?

Despite the name, air-source heat pump systems work very similarly to air conditioners.

When a home needs cooling, a heat pump operates the same way an air conditioner does. However, an air conditioner only runs refrigerant in one direction. Think about it like a one-way street- traffic always moves in the same direction.

When there’s a requirement for heating in a home with traditional A/C, the air conditioner will shut down and a furnace would take over. But with a heat pump, a special component called a reversing valve changes the direction of refrigerant flow. This would be like all the traffic on the same one-way street getting swapped to move in the opposite direction. So, many of the same components are used to warm the refrigerant inside the system as are used to cool the refrigerant.

To be clear, refrigerant flow through the heat pump system can only go in one direction at any given time. So, most heat pumps can only offer cooling or heating independently, not cooling and heating at the same time.

What are the benefits of a heat pump? 

Heat pumps offer several benefits to homeowners. Some of them include:

  • Reduced maintenance – since there are fewer pieces of equipment in your HVAC system, there will be less maintenance. That means fewer systems in your home to worry about maintaining.
  • Higher efficiency – Heat pumps are among the most efficient products in the market today. If you’re interested in saving energy or reducing monthly utility bills, heat pumps make a great choice.
  • Cost-effective – In the long run it’s cheaper to purchase one heat pump rather than an air conditioner and furnace separately. Ultimately all mechanical equipment will need to be replaced, so a heat pump is a smart financial choice.
  • Heating – Not all homes in LA have heating due to our moderate climate. Upgrading from an air conditioner to heat pump is a great way to improve the comfort of your home for a fraction of the price of an independent heating system.
  • Electricity-based – Electricty powers heat pumps, making them an attractive option for homeowners with low electricity rates. An electrically-powered heat pump also makes sense for homeowners that are producing solar power on-site.

Call Brody Pennell for a Quote

Brody Pennell Heating & Air Conditioning offers heat pump installation, repair, and maintenance services for homeowners in the Los Angeles area and beyond. Our team of heat pump experts can recommend the best heat pump system for your home. Also, we can help you save by taking advantage of promotions on heat pumps. Call us today: (310) 896-4911.

While you are shopping for a new HVAC system, you have to become a quick learner of HVAC jargon. There are a lot of terms and abbreviations that you may not be familiar with. One of the most frequently asked questions about air conditioners is about SEER. What is SEER? Why is SEER important? Should I buy a system with a higher SEER?

First, let’s define what the abbreviation SEER is:

S.E.E.R. stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and it is a standard for measuring how efficient an HVAC unit is.

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SEER is defined by the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). It is a calculation of the total cooling capacity of an air conditioner divided by the total electric energy it is expected to use. When the ratio is higher, less electricity is used to to do the same amount of cooling. Basically, the higher the SEER, the more efficient the system, and the lower the energy bills will be. SEER ratings range from 14 – 40+.

How SEER works

You can think of SEER like miles per gallon on a car. When you are car shopping, miles per gallon is displayed prominently on the information sheet. This helps buyers gauge about how much their gasoline will cost if they drive the vehicle regularly. Similarly, Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio ratings help homeowners estimate the electric utility costs they can expect from the system.

An easy way to tell if a product has a “good” SEER is if it has an ENERGY STAR ® emblem with the product information. For example, the Carrier Infinity GreenSpeed product is not only an ENERGY STAR ® product, it is also labeled as a Most Efficient product for 2019 in the program.

Why SEER matters to your wallet

Since a heat pump or air conditioner will last you 10-15 years, homeowners should definitely take seasonal energy efficiency ratio into consideration. Products with efficiency numbers in the 30s and 40s are more expensive because they have better-performing components and controls systems that allow them to use less energy. Plus, manufacturers often back in extra comfort features and other benefits into these top-tier products.

Systems with lower SEERs will be more affordable in the beginning. But, your monthly energy bills will be pricier than if your purchase equipment with a higher rating. And since financing is an option with HVAC systems, you shouldn’t let the system cost of an air conditioner hold you back from purchasing a more efficient system. Plus, high-efficiency systems often qualify for rebates and other promotions.

The environmental impact of SEER

Did you know that air conditioning makes up the greatest piece of your energy bill? It’s true. A 2015 study by the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed that air conditioning makes up about 17% of all residential energy consumption. That’s more than anything else in your house!

Since energy usage is on the rise, and HVAC making up a huge portion of our consumption, it is critical to find ways to use less energy. Efficient cooling and heating systems can be an immense help to the environment.

In 1992 the U.S. Federal Government established the first minimum seasonal energy efficiency ratio for all units made in the USA. A lot has changed since then!

Products sold in California must be at least 14 SEER. The highest SEER products are ductless mini splits. You can purchase a ductless mini split with a SEER rating as high as 42!

Efficiency for your home

Brody Pennell can help you decipher all of the HVAC jargon. We have been providing superior heating and cooling services to the LA area for more than 70 years. And as a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, we are well-versed in all the different products available to you. Whether you’re looking to go completely green, or just looking to balance the cost and benefit of a higher seasonal energy efficiency ratio, Brody Pennell can help guide you. Call us today for more information!

When you are thinking about buying a new HVAC system, an important consideration is the sizes of available equipment. Just think: this new cooling and heating system will be serving your home for ten years or longer. It’s important to get this right!

For cooling and heating systems, it’s important to get the right size of equipment.

  • Bigger is not better – Rounding up might seem like a good idea, but over-sizing HVAC equipment can lead to lots of operational problems. An HVAC system that is sized too large will turn on and off regularly. That’s not only annoying for the people in the space, but the incessant startups will wreak havoc on your energy bills. And, it can lead to a shorter equipment lifespan.
  • Less is not more – It goes without saying that you don’t want to undersize your equipment. An under-sized HVAC will not be able to keep up with demand. Even if you think you’re not using very much of your HVAC system, consider the days where your home gets the heaviest use. For example, friendly gatherings or bake-offs in the kitchen. You want your system to be able to keep up in those scenarios!

Now you know the importance of investigating sizes of HVAC equipment. So how do you get to a number?

The Trouble with Using the Same HVAC Size

A lot of homeowners think that if they are replacing an HVAC system, they don’t need to worry about sizes. Just use the same size as the existing HVAC. Right?

The truth is that this approach can be problematic.

So before you get too far down the path in ordering a new heating and cooling system, consider if you’re experiencing any of these issues with your current setup:

  • Does your HVAC seem to be running constantly, or only turning off very briefly?
  • Conversely, does your HVAC system kick on and off, rarely staying on for more than a few minutes?
  • Are there areas of your home that aren’t being cooled or heated to your comfort levels?

If you are having any of these troubles with your cooling and heating system, you will be better off looking at different sizes of HVAC equipment. Our highly-trained technicians at Brody Pennell can help you choose the appropriate size system for your home.

Special Considerations for HVAC Sizes when Replacing

Homeowners that are replacing their HVAC should consider improvements that have been made to the home. Changing physical features of the home, adding energy-saving improvements, or remodeling spaces can impact the size of an HVAC system.

When you meet with a licensed contractor at your Los Angeles home, be sure to tell him or her about any changes you’ve made to the home since your current HVAC system was installed. Some of these items include:

  • New windows
  • Improved roof insulation
  • Additions of new spaces
  • Remodeled areas like kitchens, laundry rooms, bathrooms, or home gyms
  • Finished out spaces like attics, basements, or garages

Determining the Right Size of HVAC Equipment

So, what size does your air conditioner or furnace actually need to be?

If you’re building a brand new home, adding a new space, or you have done many renovations to your home, a load calculation needs to be performed.

load calculation takes into account a number of variables. For example, how many windows you have, the orientation of your home in comparison to the sun, and insulation in your walls and roof. A load calculation will also include the heat generated by the people, lights, and electronic devices in your home, just to name a few. An industry standard for load calculation is the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Manual J method.

When you have a final load value from the calculation, you’ll know what size your HVAC needs to be.

Isn’t there a simple rule of thumb?

If you’re doing research about HVAC sizes, you might find simplified methods for determining the load. For example, a certain number of tons per hundred square feet. Simple online tools will also spit out numbers for you. Homeowners should use caution when using these tools. These tools make sweeping generalizations about your home, and may not be able to produce accurate numbers.

Work with the best… and save money, too

The team at Brody Pennell has been in the heating and air conditioning business for more than 70 years. We understand how to size equipment correctly the first time by doing industry-standard heat load calculations.

Right now we are offering great specials on HVAC systems of all sizes. With the Carrier Cool Cash program, you can get up to $1,650 off a new HVAC system. You can combine this deal with other incentives, like utility rebates and financing. Now is a great time to buy if you are on budget – this is the best deal of the year.

Between our long history in LA, and our partnership with the best equipment manufacturers, our team can then provide a range of solutions that will best meet your needs. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today!

Sometimes, all the home repairs come at once. Although it can be a headache to deal with multiple repairs – especially in Los Angeles – there are some advantages. For example, you can look at solutions that otherwise wouldn’t have been feasible. So when it comes to HVAC sometimes customers ask, is it a good idea to replace your AC and furnace at the same time?

The answer is: it depends. There are pros and cons to replacing the two major components of your HVAC system. As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer serving LA for over 70 years, we are well-versed in this predicament!

Advantages to replacing AC and furnace together

Your furnace and your air conditioner work together to heat and cool your home. Did you know: even during the summer, your furnace is working? That’s because your furnace contains the blower fan that helps move air through your home. The evaporator coil for your air conditioner is the indoor portion that makes that air cold. In short, your furnace and your AC work together and not independently.

There are several advantages if you want to replace your AC and furnace at the same time:

  • Reduced downtime – by doing both installs at once, you can limit how long your heating and cooling system will be inoperable.
  • Improved system efficiency – since air conditioners rely on the blower in a furnace to move air, the efficiency of the fan matters greatly to the efficiency of your air conditioning system. So, when you replace both your AC and your furnace you’ll realize greater efficiency gains than if you replaced just one.
  • More options – If you decide to replace all the components in your HVAC system, you can consider other system types. For example, a heat pump system or a ductless system may be a good option for your home. These systems offer cooling and heating from a single device. In this case, you’d be replacing two pieces of equipment with just one.
  • Save with promotions and rebates – Most deals that are available to homeowners are limited time offers. That includes lucrative HVAC rebates from local utility companies. Rebates don’t always make a comeback, so when they are available to you its a great time to take advantage. Usually, incentives will be offered for air conditioners and furnaces separately. So if you replace your AC and furnace at the same time, you can double dip!

Disadvantages to replacing your AC and furnace simultaneously

Although there are a lot of benefits to replacing these two systems together, there are some drawbacks.

The obvious first challenge relates to the total cost of the investment. There are lots of ways to save on a new HVAC system, but there’s no getting around this one. It will be a pricey endeavor! The silver lining is that when you replace both systems at the same time, you’ll save on the total cost of the installation. Replacing just a furnace is somewhat expensive, but adding a furnace replacement to an AC replacement is just a few thousands dollars.

Another hang-up to replacing your AC and furnace at the same time would be if you plan to sell soon. HVAC replacements are known as invisible improvements. A brand new heating and cooling system just isn’t as sexy as a new kitchen or a resort-style pool. When it comes to selling your home, a new heating and cooling system will be a bonus to buyers – but likely won’t improve your home’s value. So, if you think you’ll be selling in the next few years, it may make sense to only replace one piece of equipment or the other.

When does it make sense to replace my AC and furnace at the same time?

There are a couple of scenarios that would make us recommend replacing both systems simultaneous.

  1. Replacing Your Furnace – Furnaces can last as long as 30 years. So, if you’re already looking at installing a new furnace for your home, you might as well look at your air conditioner at the same time. The newer, more efficient HVAC equipment available often combines the heating and cooling systems.
  2. Retirement – If you’re nearing retirement age, now is the time to take care of these more expensive home repairs. Once you are on a fixed income, it can be more difficult to arrange for big home projects.
  3. Complex Installation – Homes with tight crawl spaces or difficult-to-access outdoor spaces (such as condos in downtown LA) may benefit from replacing all their systems at the same time.

Reliable HVAC Installations in Los Angeles

At the end of the day, only you can decide what is best for your home. If you’re seriously considering replacing both your AC and furnace, we recommend speaking with a professional. A highly-trained representative can help guide you and provide custom recommendations for your home. The award-winning team at Brody Pennell would be honored to serve you! Contact us today to schedule a home visit.

When making a major home repair, one way you might look to save money is by using rebates. When in comes to heating and cooling, there are many rebates for air conditioner available to help make purchases more affordable.

So, what are rebates? Rebates are a post-purchase discount. That means you don’t receive the discount until after your purchase has cleared. You are probably familiar with how coupons or discount codes work. Rebates are similar to discounts. But, instead of the money coming off of the initial purchase price, a rebate is something that you have to request after you purchase your HVAC.

Air Conditioner Rebates: The Lowdown on How They Work

You can save a ton of money when you take advantage of rebates on HVAC system. If you’re shopping for a new AC or heating system with a rebate in mind, it’s important to know the exact steps to realize your discount.

First, note that you will still be responsible for the total purchase price. Whether you’re paying up front or taking advantage of financing, the total amount you owe will be the final price of the system. So, even if the air conditioner qualifies for a rebate, it probably won’t be reflected in the final quote you receive.

Air conditioner rebates are often specific to a brand, system type, or efficiency levels. Before you go shopping for a new cooling and heating system, make sure you know the requirements for the rebates. Our team here at Brody Pennell can help you find rebates that qualify. In fact: when it comes to rebates, we have every incentive to help you find the most savings.

How to Secure Your Air Conditioner Rebates

Once you have purchased your system, you need to submit all the necessary information for the rebate. Sometimes rebates will be time-bound. For example, rebate forms must be submitted within 30 days of purchase. So, make sure you know all of the rules about the rebates and submit your information as soon as possible.

Rebates are not automatic. You have to request the rebate in order to get it! These days, most rebate requests can be submitted online. So, it’s easier than ever to get your incentives. The most important thing is to remember to make the request on-time and with all the required information. Most HVAC rebates require information like model number, installer information, and a copy of the purchase receipt.

Make sure you submit rebate request for all organizations offering HVAC rebates. Many times there are multiple incentives offered simultaneously. Right now in LA homeowners can save up to $2,850 by combining promotions from different organizations. Taking advantage of multiple offers is the best way to save big, but that means a little more legwork. Make sure you submit individual rebate applications to all the organizations offering rebates.

Once your rebate request has been approved, you’ll receive a check in the mail for the amount of your rebate. This can be as quick as a few days, or as long as a few weeks, depending on how busy the team is that is handling rebates at the different companies. When you’re waiting on your rebate, make sure you check your mailbox regularly. Most rebates come in an nondescript white envelope. So, be careful! Double check the contents of your mail before tossing an envelope that appears to be junk mail.

Recap: Rebates for Air Conditioners and Heaters

To summarize, here’s how to make the most of HVAC rebates in LA:

  1. Choose a new HVAC system to purchase by talking with a qualified HVAC installer
  2. Verify that the air conditioner or heater you have chosen qualifies for a rebate
  3. After purchasing, collect necessary information for rebate application
  4. Submit rebate request on-time and to all organizations
  5. Get your cash back in the mail

That’s it!

Need help with Air Conditioner Rebates? Brody Pennell can help!

Rebates for HVAC systems come and go. So when you’re looking for the best deal, give our team a call. We can help you select a system that will meet the requirements to help you cash in on rebates.

Everyone wants a good deal on big purchases. Replacing your air conditioning and heating system is a major home improvement expense. HVAC rebates can provide some relief to homeowners looking to invest in a new heating and cooling system. We’ve compiled the top HVAC promotions for how Los Angeles homeowners can save cash this year.

How HVAC Rebates Work

Rebates are essentially a discount on your purchase. But instead of receiving your discount at the time of purchase, you receive your discount after the purchase. As the homeowner, you are responsible for claiming the rebates.

Then, you’ll send your receipt, along with any other required information, to the group that is running the HVAC rebate special. When the organization has verified your system meets the criteria for the rebate, you will receive a check for the qualifying amount.

Top HVAC Rebates for LA Homeowners

This month, Brody Pennell is helping you save. We’re sharing a variety of promotions that are currently available for Los Angeles homeowners who purchase a new heating and cooling system:

The most lucrative HVAC rebate is Carrier Cool Cash. This promotion is available through November 15, 2019 and applies to eligible Carrier systems. When you purchase a qualifying Carrier system, you can get up to $1,650 in rebates. Carrier has a simple online form that can be used to submit your rebate request, making it extra easy to get cash back.

Another set of rebates to look out for is from your utility company. Utility companies provide rebates on more efficient HVAC systems because that would result in less demand on the grid. Los Angeles homeowners can go to the website for their electricity provider and see what rebates are available. Right now, LA homeowners can get up to $1,200 in rebates from local utilities. There are rebates available for replacing older HVAC units that have low efficiency levels. Plus, there are rebates for purchasing high-efficiency HVAC models.

Combine Rebates to Cash in on Savings

Did you know that you can combine rebates? You can take advantage of both the Cool Cash program as well as the utility rebates for up to $2,850 in cash back. That can make your new air conditioner much more affordable.

Financing for HVAC Systems

Even with the help of incentives like rebates, you may not be able to come up with the money to purchase a new HVAC outright. So, we offer HVAC financing to help you buy a new unit while these discounts are in effect. This way, you’ll have a more manageable monthly payment rather than trying to come up with the full amount at once.

Contact Us Today for a new HVAC System

If you’re ready to get a high-quality heating and cooling system at a low price, contact us today. We’ll talk you through how you can benefit the most from current HVAC system rebates. Our goal is to help you save as much as possible!

If you’re thinking you’ll have to buy a new heating and cooling system soon, you may be looking at your budget and trying to figure out how much an HVAC installation will cost. This is the number one question we get from customers who are shopping around for a new air conditioning system.

The short answer is: it depends. A number of factors will influence the cost of your HVAC, such as type of system and who you hire. As a homeowner making a big investment, it’s critical that you understand these factors if you are price shopping. Two quotes may look similar, but contain totally different HVAC systems. So, it’s important to understand what goes into a quoted price for HVAC installations. Here are the three main factors that will definitely change your AC replacement pricing.

1. Equipment Size and Features

All air conditioners are not built equally! The first and most important factor in your HVAC system cost will be the size of your unit. HVAC systems are sized by a unit called tons – with most homes ranging in size between 2 Tons to 5 Tons. You might think your new HVAC unit needs to be the same size as your old unit. Before you go down that road, ask yourself some questions. Have your AC reliably been cooling your space to your desired temperature? If not, you may need a larger size. Are you expecting to do any add-ons or other renovations that may require more spaces in your home to be heated or cooled? If so, you may consider up sizing. Have you noticed your AC turning on and off repeatedly, only running for a few minutes at a time? In this case, your HVAC may be too large for your space – and this short cycling can run up your energy bills and shorten the life span of your unit! So, having a professional help you choose the right system size is important.

With the advancement of HVAC product development, you can install a very feature-rich heating and air conditioning system in your home. Before speaking with a contractor to get a quote, you might consider what is most important to you in an air conditioning system. Do you want technology features such as high-tech controllers, or setting temperature with a smartphone app? Or, are you looking for an energy-efficient system, something that will reduce your monthly energy bills. Zoning systems such as ductless technology can add next-level comfort to your home allowing for a different setpoint in every room. Or perhaps you are looking for the most affordable system on the market. Different air conditioning systems offer a variety of different features. As recognized experts in HVAC, we can help you narrow down the systems available and provide you with a recommendation that meets your needs.

2. Difficulty Level of Project

The project difficulty of an HVAC installation will also impact how much your total cost. For example, you may need to replace old or leaky ductwork, which would make the project much more challenging than a standard equipment replacement. The result? Your project cost will be significantly more than if you’re just getting a new A/C installed.

Something else that impacts project difficulty is your home’s age. Many beautiful, historic homes will require an HVAC replacement at one point or another, especially if you’re thinking about selling your home. The cost of these HVAC projects may be higher, because getting a modern system installed around a historic home’s features can be a very time and labor intensive project. Newer homes are built with heating and air conditioning systems in mind, and that will be reflected in the quoted price.

Most homeowners won’t be familiar with how difficult of a project their HVAC replacement may be. That’s where an experienced HVAC contractor comes in. You will want to consult with a respected Los Angeles HVAC company to understand the requirements of your project and the costs. After performing a walk-through of your house and getting to know more about your needs and preferences, they will be able to give you an accurate quote on the project costs.

3. Quality of HVAC Contractor

This installation cost of an HVAC will also depend on the HVAC company you decide to work with. Before choosing the company that offers the lowest price, do your research on what to look for in an HVAC contractor. Working with a less than reputable company can have major consequences that will cost you more in the long run.

It is important that your HVAC is properly installed, because if it not then you will not realize the promised performance of the system. Longer term, a poor installation may result in more maintenance and repairs as well as higher energy bills. In short: you’ll wind up with higher costs than if you had just hired a well regarded and experienced HVAC contractor in the first place.

At Brody Pennell, we receive calls all the time from customers with installations gone poorly seeking our help and guidance. We know the additional costs and frustrations that an improper installation can lead to. If you want the best installation quality possible, work with a reputable HVAC company that has years of experience installing new heating and cooling systems in the Southern California area.

Ready for a Quote?

Our trained professionals at Brody Pennell are ready to meet with you to discuss your new HVAC system. Since we opened our doors in 1945, we have worked hard to provide quality HVAC services for our customers. Call us anytime, 24/7: (310) 896-4911