Allergy and asthma affect millions of Americans every year and unfortunately, a large portion of these problems are caused directly by pets. Luckily, you don’t need to get rid of your cats or dogs to avoid the allergens they produce. Instead, you can greatly minimize their effects with a few tips about your home’s own HVAC system. Read more
Is it time to consider an upgrade to your current air conditioner system? Are you having trouble keeping your home cooled during those blistering hot summer months? Well, our team here at Cal4Air is ready to assist you in finding the perfect unit to keep your entire family happy and comfortable. Our team of highly trained and certified technicians can offer assistance to you throughout the process so that you make an informed decision for your upgrade. This is a major expense for most people and it can be quite daunting to know what you need to in mind when making this update. Here are a few tips our team would like to share with you to help you make this choice.
A huge part of newer air conditioning units is the energy efficiency and the SEER rating. This rating basically tells you how efficient the unit is. When your energy efficiency is high your consumption is low. This means you’re using less energy and it’s less of a drain on your wallet. The more efficient a unit is, the less of an impact it has on your environment around you. The AC industry has tight standards to meet with efficiency so you can rest assured your unit will be better all around.
Is your current unit having trouble staying up with your cooling needs? It could be that the unit is improperly sized for your home. One major factor to consider when doing an AC upgrade is getting the correct size unit for your home. A unit that is too small will run constantly trying to keep up with the demands of your home. A unit that is too large for your home will begin to short cycle and turn on and off frequently. Either way, the end result is not good for your comfort levels. Our technicians at Cal4Air make sure your home is inspected and measured so that the proper unit is installed the first time.
Indoor and Outdoor Units
You may only need to replace one part of your unit, and in doing so, you should make sure your units will match once the installation is done. Your units both have to run on the same type of refrigerant and in older units, it may not be up to the new refrigerant standards. Sometimes you can get by with an AC repair instead of AC upgrade or replacement but this is definitely something you and your technician can discuss.
You want it installed right the first time and that is what our team will do. Our technicians are highly trained and are certified to work on a variety of makes and models to assist you in getting your correct unit installed. You want to work with a team that is insured and certified to know you can rest easy with the work you’re expecting. By asking questions and researching the company you work with, you can have that peace of mind that only comes with knowing your installers.
Our team here at Cal4Air is happy and ready to assist you with all your AC upgrade, replacement, and installation needs. Whether you need an entirely new unit or just replace part of your unit, we’re on the job. Call our office today to set up your inspection so you can know you’re making an informed decision. Our technicians will come out and help you to know your options before making any repairs or replacements. Our trustworthy team is available to assist you in making this huge decision of getting the right unit, the right size, and your quality installation that you deserve.
Keeping cool in the summer is key to enjoying this relaxing time of year. However, it can also mean higher energy bills due to using your air conditioning system for your air cooling needs.
At Cal Air believe in equipping our customers with the knowledge they need to keep their systems running smoothly. We want to provide you with some tips to save money while air cooling in your home this summer.
Replace Air Filters
Keeping your air filters clean and up to date is a guaranteed way to insure you are getting the most out of your air conditioning system and saving the most amount of money. Most air filters can last approximately 3 months, and then need to be either cleaned or replaced. A dirty air filter can decrease the efficiency of your system, which causes it to use more energy and produce less cool air. There are also several different types of air filters available on the market that provide a variety of benefits. Let one of our Cal AIr representatives educate you on the best type of air filter for your system, so you get the most for your money.
Close Window Treatments When Not At Home
A simple yet very effective tip that helps to save money while air cooling in your home is to close your shades or blinds when you are not at home during the day. Closing the shades helps to keep the sunlight from shining into your home and creating unwanted heat. This is called heat gain. Heat gain can reduce your air conditioning systems efficiency by approximately 45%.
Sealing leaks in your home is often thought of as a task for winterizing your home. However, it can also help keep the colder air from escaping your home just as well as it can keep the cold air from getting in during the winter. You can complete most of the repairs to leaks on your own by caulking the leaks around windows and doors. If you need more work sealing leaks, like the ones found in ductwork, Cal Air can take care of that need for you.
If there is no one home during the day, consider adjusting your thermostat to be off or at a higher temperature when you are away. It is a known fact that raising the thermostat by seven to ten degrees while you are away can save you up to ten percent on your air cooling cost throughout the year. A great way to control the temperature with your thermostat is to install a programmable thermostat. Simply program the device to be at specific temperatures during the day and no more worries!
Using fans to cool your home can save you up to 50 times more energy usage than using your air cooling system alone. During the night, use a ceiling fan or box fan to create extra cool air in your home. While the temperature itself is not changing, the feel of the cool breeze on your skin will cool you off in no time.
At Cal Air, we are dedicated to the comfort of our customers. We hope you use these tips this summer to help you save money on your monthly energy bills. And as always, we are here to help in whatever way possible to insure your comfort this summer.