The effectiveness of an air conditioning system during the most demanding weather conditions is measured by the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). It’s not always to your advantage to select the biggest unit or the one with the highest SEER rating. When recommending a unit, we’ll take into consideration the size of your home, your budget and our weather.
Central heating and air conditioning systems use the same air ducts and must work together compatibly. While it’s desirable to install them at the same time, it’s quite likely that you can add central air conditioning at a later time. We are experienced at this type of installation and will be happy to help you with it.
It will depend on the layout of your home but most often, yes! Call us for a Free Estimate and we will give you a definite answer.
Yes! Newer air conditioners and furnaces, marked with the logo Energy Star logo are significantly more energy efficient than older models. For example, today’s furnaces use an electronic ignition, replacing pilot lights that burn continuously whether needed or not. Energy Star air conditioners and furnaces save energy, reduce pollution and save you money.
Warm air and cool air are delivered throughout your home in air ducts. Using a damper, like the ones in chimneys, the air system opens and shuts ducting so that the warm or cool air is focused in the parts of the home where it’s needed. Simply by setting the thermostat, the dampers will open and close as needed.
Yes! Give us a call and we can give you an estimate.
Heat Pumps offer the most significant energy savings where:
If natural gas is available to you, we will probably recommend a conventional air conditioning and furnace system. But if your home is served by fuel-oil or electricity, a Heat Pump may be a major energy-saver.
Yes, though your primary source of heat will be the Heat Pump. When temperatures dip towards freezing, a conventional electric heater will be needed to supplement the Heat Pump. In summer, however, the Heat Pump will be able to supply all your cooling.
Just like conventional air conditioning, in the summer a Heat Pump draws heat from indoors and rejects it to the outdoors. In winter, the direction of the air flow in a Heat Pump can be reversed. In winter, the Heat Pump draws heat from the outdoors and brings it into your home.
You can do some quick checks to see if it’s something that you can handle immediately. If the system isn’t running at all, check the setting on the thermostat.
If these checks didn’t allow you to fix the problem, or if the system is running weakly or making strange noises, it’s time to call a professional.
With a minor malfunction, this may not be an issue. But if the repair needed is significant and your unit is older, you may actually save money by buying a new energy-efficient unit. We can make a recommendation based on the remaining life in your unit.
We are experts at both repair and installation and will be happy to provide you with whichever service that you decide on. If your heating and air system isn’t functioning optimally, call us today.
Hot air coming from an A/C unit could be a number of different things, however if you are enrolled in Southern California Edison's "summer discount plan" they can shut off the ac unit to where it will blow hot air when turned on instead of cool air during hot days.
Many home owners are unaware that they even participate in the program and end up paying unnecessary service calls. If you are participating in the program you will find a little box attached to your unit, similar to this one shown. Click HERE to check for previous and current outages.