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Ductwork Can be Dirtier Than You Think..

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What is in your Dirty Ducts? Your Air Ducts are Probably Dirtier than you can Imagine. Air Ducts collect particles and debris from the air in your home and bring it, ideally, back to your furnace filter be be collected and removed. However, just like you dust your furniture and throw away the junk, it is not all collected by the filter and ends up in your ductwork. That means, that you, as well as everyone else will breathe that nasty junk.Your duct system is the lifeline to the air in your home. Save $75 off Advanced Duct Cleaning Our Experts will access the duct system from the inside, and will make every attempt to remove 100% of all of the junk that is in your ducts, 585-302-5018 Now for your free Duct and Air vent clening estimate! ]]>

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Carbon Monoxide-The Silent Killer

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Carbon Monoxide-The Silent Killer!

This Boiler was in need of MAJOR Repair- Improper Combustion Caused the Sooting of the boiler to fill This Gentlemen’s House with Carbon Monoxide. His Boiler was leaking water as well causing the burners to completely rot out. Natural Gas was pouring from the end of the burners, lighting, then (thankfully) the water was putting out the flame. Great to save from an explosion, but horrible for the headaches.

Way Too Much Carbon Dioxide-

This house was filled with over 3000 parts per million. If This Gentlemen’s home was not loose as it is, he was at a level that could cause death in less than an hour-Check Out This Chart-
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The Experts say that it is colorless and odorless, however, a well trained HVAC Technician can detect the odor of improper combustion, often the leading culprit of CO Poisoning. These can be acidic taste on your tongue, black powdery substances on window sills, and most often, complaints of headaches, nausea, and of being tired all of the time. 

Why Wait, Have Your System Checked out for Carbon Monoxide Today!

Don’t Take the Chance-Call High Performance Heating and Air Conditioning for a low cost HVAC Maintenance visit to be sure your system is operating at its Maximum Safety and Efficiency Levels-585-302-5018-Just Call HAROLD!!!!Call For Your Furnace or Boiler Maintenance Today!


Heating Season Is Here-Is Your Heating System Tuneup Done?

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High Performance Heating & Cooling Has The Most Experienced HVAC Technicians In Rochester, NY! Get Your Tuneup Done Today

Heating Season Is Here-Is Your Heating System Tuneup Done Yet?

Get Your heating system tuneup scheduled with High Performance Heating and Air Conditioning.They are Vital to system reliability…

Furnace Tuneups

Furnace tuneups are key to making sure your HVAC system is up to snuff before the cold weather.  Furnaces are less likely to fail if a trained technician has gone through it to flag anything that may cause the heating system to fail. There are small sensors, drains, burners, motors and all types of other components that if gone unchecked will wreak havoc on an older hvac system.

Heating and air conditioning systems that are not maintained are simply inviting a costly breakdown, and when does it break, Christmas!!

The mild season we had last heating season Your furnace could have broken and you did not even know it

It could have broken in a way that it would only actually fire after 10 or 11 attempts, causing a temperature swing in the home, yet still keeping the home relatively comfortable. Why do you ask? When it did fire, the place would warm up a little. The only thing that seemed wrong were the energy bills were high and the thermostat was never actually at the temperature setpoint.

Any Thermostat should keep the home at least within 2 degrees of setpoint.

Boiler Tuneups

Most of the Hot Water Boilers that we see that are broken are ill-maintained, and when it has gone on too long, it is expensive. Not just the boiler repairs expensive, but the damage created, (whether it be water on the floor or all over the basement), can be costly.

Water boilers are different because tuneup issues could be effecting operation unnoticed, for example, we had a customer this year that thought the upstairs was just colder, low and behold there was not even any water in the upstairs heating system!!!

This has most likely cost him thousands of dollars more in his heating bills over the years that his boiler was not tuned up.

Our trained technicians are the best when it comes to hot water boilers, don’t let lack of a proper hvac tuneup cost you money. View our Specials and get on the schedule today before emergency boiler repairs are part of your future.

Furnace Replacements-New Installations

Last season we removed and reinstalled over 20 pieces of heating equipment  installed by other companies. Our fail safe methods of HVAC equipment replacement ensure that the system you are paying for will live its full life without costly breakdowns do to a poor installation.

Its the little things that are the most important when it comes to your install-Dont be fooled, Get it Installed by High Performance Heating and Harold and the crew will make sure you are all set.

Happy Harold & The Crew Are Ready To Serve You, Get your gas furnace tuned up today!

High Performance Heating and Cooling

640 Trolley Blvd
Rochester, New York 14606
United States (US)
Phone: (585) 426-8658
Secondary phone: (585) 426-3004
Fax: 585-426-3007
Email: customercare@highperformanceheating.com

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Air Conditioners-Repair or Replace?

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Air Conditioners-Repair or Replace?

Air Conditioners-Repair or Replace? The ultimate question when it comes to your old AC Unit. There are many factors to consider.

Age of the unit.

Your old AC Unit is most likely a 10 SEER Unit, or basically rates as a 10 on the seasonal energy efficiency ratio scale. Well in the energy efficiency world, a 10 is not the best. A New 13 SEER ac unit can be as much as 42% more efficient as a 10 SEER. If your AC Is a really old 6 SEER Unit-A new basic 13 SEER ac unit can be as much as 72% more efficient-WOW!!! Efficiency differences are calculated with a couple of different factors, energy consumption, meaning how much actual electricity does the ac unit consume, and cooling output, or how much net cooling is actually outputted by the unit.


Has your old ac unit had many repairs done to it in its life? Most ac units do not have many parts, typically only a handful. Air Conditioner Start components are average parts that usually last around 7-10 years, where as the compressor inside is the heart of the ac unit, that in today’s age, if the compressor goes, replacement of the ac unit should be highly considered. Other parts, such as condenser coil, expansion valves and evaporator coil typically will last the lifetime of the unit,however,over the past few years we have seen expansion valves prematurely failing more often.


The refrigerant, or sometimes referred to as Freon, plays an important role in the decision to repair or replace the ac unit. Refrigerant #22, (the old stuff) was introduced as a temporary replacement to the best refrigerant of all time, R #12, in the early 1970’s. We had to find a different refrigerant to replace R #12 due to its concentration of chlorine, and chlorine’s effect on the ozone layer. R #22 was brought in as a temporary replacement to R #12 because although it still contains chlorine, its effect on the atmosphere only last 21 years, sounds like a long time, but R #12 is 100 years, big difference. In 2006, the government put an end to new ac units containing R #22, and the switch was made to R #410. R #410 does not contain chlorine and dissipates in the atmosphere almost immediately. What does all this mean when it comes to AC Replacement or Repair?? MONEY!! R #22 is at an all time high as far as cost goes, and it doesn’t seem to be going down anytime soon. If you need new refrigerant and your unit contains R #22, you could be spending 20% to 30% of the cost of a completely new ac unit just to replenish your R #22. Also if your unit contains R #22, then your unit is at least 10 years old which means start components, if not replaced already will soon go, and the other ac components we spoke about earlier are also prone to failure.

Condition of The AC Unit

The Obvious. If you have never had your air conditioner tune-up done, or it has been in a poorly operating state for many years, the internal compressor windings could be weak, and you are on your way to a major ac unit repair. Once it begins, Acid will begin to form inside the ac unit compressor and it is all downhill from there. The acid will continue to build and eventually will cause the compressor to burn out.  A Compressor burnout means having a well trained technician spend extensive time and money to clean the acid out and replace the compressor. Unfortunately, the acid can never be 100% removed and requires installing special filters inside the ac unit,which if are not replaced shortly after the installation of a new ac compressor, then will get the acid into the new unit and the degradation process will begin all over again.

Original Installation.

Was your original air conditioner installed correctly? We have replaced air conditioners that were 20+ years old, and we have replaced air conditioners that were less than 5 years old. A bad air conditioner installation will shorten the life of an ac unit dramatically. There are certain steps in the proper installation of an ac unit that are often skipped by many hvac contractors in an attempt to save money, but unfortunately those steps are crucial to the long life of the unit. Back in the day with the old ac units, sometimes those skipped steps did not hinder operation to much, but the new stuff just will not work properly if not done. Moisture, refrigerant leaks, and improper airflow could cut the expected life of the ac unit by 100%

In Short , There are may factors to consider in the decision to repair or replace your ac unit. Questions, Call us at 585-366-0557 and we wil be happy to help.

Happy Harold & The High Performance Heating and Air conditioning Crew are ready to serve you and properly clean your indoor air duct cleaning rochester trusted HVAC Contractors

Stop Allergies – Air Duct Cleaning Rochester Trusted Contractors

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Stop Your Allergies – Indoor Air & Air Duct Cleaning Rochester Trusted HVAC Contractors

Rochester is in full bloom as the temperatures are rising and we make our way into the hot, muggy, sticky heat of summer. Allergies are starting to get worse, and so is the indoor air in your Rochester home. With all the summer projects and activities that are done during the summer, you’ll need our professional Air Duct Cleaning Rochester trusted HVAC contractors will help you start breathing easier and healthier.

When spring rolls around, most people start to open more, if not all of the windows in their home, trying to bring in fresh air. Along with that fresh air, pollen and other pollutants will also come in, entering your vents and air ducts, getting trapped in the dust that resides in your duct work. It can also follow the air down your duct work and into your furnace. When the weather starts to become unbearable, you’ll close all of your windows and turn on your Air Conditioning unit. Which will recirculate the air that is in your home over and over. Making it very import to keep your duct work clean and free of pollutants. Especially if you suffer from allergies or suffer from continuous sore, scratchy throats when your HVAC unit comes on.

Don’t suffer another day continuously sneezing with a scratchy throat. Allergies and other pollutants that have accumulated in your indoor air and your air ducts are going to recirculate throughout your whole house. Call today and check out our Memorial Day weekend deals and specials. Get a thorough indoor air and air duct cleaning Rochester residents will start breathing easy and living healthy today. Call High Performance today! 585-366-0557

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Heating Contractors-HVAC Experts

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Why Choose Us?

Our People-On time

Our People, We care. From the folks in the office to the HVAC Techs that are in the field. We care about your home, your comfort, and your family’s well being.-We are Highly Trained Heating and Cooling Experts

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Friendly Service from a Licensed, Trained HVAC Technician
  • Honest
  • Dedicated
  • Focused

We treat our customers as a priority. We want your heating and air conditioning system to operate as it should. We want your water heater to provide the hot water you need when you need it.

Our Warranties

We Back Our Systems with a 100% Money Back Guarantee

  • 100% Money Back Guarantee
  • 2 Year Warranty on all Repairs
  • No Lemon Guarantee
  • Temperature Variance Guarantee

We want you to tell your friends about us. The dedicated and focused staff at High Performance Heating and Air Conditioning will be there when you need us. 24 -7 Emergency Service!

Peace of Mind

At High Performance Heating and Air Conditioning, we give you peace of mind from the time you schedule your appointment, to the time our trucks are pulling out of your driveway. Even after the job, we still provide follow up calls to ensure that you are 100% satisfied and everything is up to your expectations and your new equipment is registered and under warranty. Our highly trained HVAC technicians strive to provide the best overall customer service experience possible. Read some of our reviews and you’ll see why we are Rochester, NY’s superior HVAC company. Call us today and schedule that gas furnace tune-up or furnace replacement and start saving big bucks today!

Our Proof-

Read our Reviews-Our Customers tell the Story

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Home Comfort, in Rochester, NY

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Ever experience where your spouse is to cold and you’re too hot? Or your spouse is to hot and your freezing. Well, we can make sure your home is as comfortable as possible. The right combination of heating and cooling, will bring you and your family a level of comfort like never before. Especially in Rochester, New York; one of the few cities in the world where you can personally experience all four seasons in one day.

So, save yourself the hassle and call High Performance Heating & Cooling today. (585) 3-HAROLD, or visit www.HappyHaroldHeating.com

And since we are moving into the summer season (Hopefully Rochester ) let me just tell you some information on our cooling service!

We at High Performance are fully certified and highly trained! With our professional installers years of experience installing cooling equipment and receive daily training to stay up to date on the latest. They’ll treat your house and possessions with the utmost respect. Their first priority? Your cooling comfort.

High Performance is recognized for efficiently completing our work without leaving any loopholes behind. Before we even begin working, we’ll give you full estimates with no hidden charges.

So remember Rochester, Temperature not right day or night, call HAROLD! (585) 3-HAROLD.

Summer is just around the corner Rochester

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Believe it or not Rochester, we are in spring! This means summer is not too far out, and your comfort is very important to us.

If you were having problems with your AC unit last summer, don’t wait until the summer hits again to find out if it is working or not. Call (585) 3-HAROLD today! Harold will be on his way to check out your unit, and make sure it is in tip top shape for this upcoming hot season. Also visit www.happyharoldheating.com for a discount on a service call.

Were you thinking about getting a new air conditioner? Why wait? Call Harold and the team today, where we guarantee we will find the right unit for you.
Have questions? Tweet at us @HighPerHVAC, and Harold will be there to assist you 24/7!
So again, why Harold to do all this?

Harold & the High Performance team are well versed in all aspects of installing and repairing your home cooling system. Your home comfort is our main priority, which is why we provide 24 hour emergency air conditioning service/repair. We understand your air conditioner is a significant investment, so we work hard to maintain high standards to keep it functioning properly and maximizing your savings each month.

High Performance provides maintenance, service, and repairs on all makes/models of air conditioners.

So Rochester! The next time your air conditioner is not right, day or night, just call HAROLD! (5850 3-HAROLD! www.happyharoldheating.com

Winter’s Last Strike!

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We are sorry it is still winter #Rochester, but we can help. For the most part this was a very easy winter on us upstate New York residents. Unfortunately winter last a little longer here. We promise you that soon we will be talking about air conditioners, but for the moment lets cover heating, hopefully the last time this winter.

Harold and we are at your service for repairs, tune-ups, and installation for furnaces. Even if winter is almost over, why not take advantage our teams quality service right now! Put your furnace worries at rest for next year all together, and be covered now until spring really gets here. In fact, visit www.happyharoldheating.com for today’s coupon with our services. Then give us a call at (585) 3-HAROLD, and well be on our way!

When it comes to Heating, we and Harold cannot be beat! Based on years of experience, we have the most qualified furnace service team out there. Our team fully understands the concepts that make your heating equipment function correctly, so we install and maintain heating equipment of any brand.

Also, don’t forget, at High Performance, we are the boiler experts. Call HAROLD today to find out about all the different options with Boilers. We guarantee we will find you the best possible fit for your needs.

Harold will offer the best service and care for your water boiler that you will ever need. Whether it is boiler installation, boiler repair, boiler maintenance or boiler cleaning; we ensure quality performance in addition to precision and accuracy when working on your Boiler in Rochester, NY. Oh! And by the way we guarantee your boiler repair for a full Year! Call High Performance Heating and Cooling at (585) 3-HAROLD today, and we promise will be talking about sunshine, baseball season, and air conditioners soon #Rochester!

This is Harold!

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Who is Happy Harold and what does he have to do with HVAC? Well, imagine a hot summer Saturday. You have just had a terribly long week at work and the air conditioning unit gives out. Your spouse is asleep, and the kids are running around like crazy. You just wanted one day to yourself, to relax and enjoy life. Just shout “HAROLD!”
It could also be a cold winter night, and you’re having a furnace emergency at the worst possible time. Shout “HAROLD.” The Boiler gives out, shout “HAROLD.” You want to understand more and compare different types of water heaters. Shout, or maybe just say nicely, “Harold.” I think you see my point.
The thing is Harold will come to your rescue when you him, and Harold leads the “High Performance Heating & Cooling” Team.
Not only do we offer you the best expertise on boilers for the region, but we help answer any questions you might have regarding HVAC; to help you come up with the best decision regarding what you may need. Just tweet your questions to @HighPerHVAC or call us at (585) 3-HAROLD.

Remember, the next time your furnace needs repaired, your air conditioner needs replacing, or your questions need answering, Call HAROLD, and the High Performance Team will be there to help.
For more information, and our latest discounts visit www.happyharoldheating.com

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