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Why AC Size Matters

Monday, August 12th, 2019

air-conditioning-unitsAn air conditioner should fit your house like a good pair of jeans. Too small and they’re basically worthless. Too large and you’ve got a new set of problems as you buy a belt and cuff the bottoms. That’s why fitting rooms exist!

Is there a fitting room for your air conditioner? Unfortunately not, but thanks to some dedicated technicians on our team, there doesn’t have to be. It’s going to be hot next week, and if you suspect your AC might be the wrong size, maybe it’s time to nip this in the bud and contact us for air conditioning service in Pasadena, CA. Getting correct air conditioning maintenance is of primary concern when you’re dealing with an investment this large, because as the title of this post implies, a wrongly sized AC can have some huge problems for homeowners.

Still unconvinced? Well, let’s discuss the different problems that come with having an incorrectly sized air conditioner installed. If any of these apply to you, it’s a great idea to contact a technician to avoid the ensuing disaster.

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Save Energy on Cooling With These HVAC Upgrades

Monday, June 17th, 2019

AC-moneyThe heat of summer is not something you can ignore in this part of the country.  You are going to run your air conditioner regularly, and you are going to run it hard. Much as we’d love to tell you otherwise, there is no way to run that AC for free. What you can do,  however,  is save some money by cutting back on the amount of energy that you use when cooling your home with your air conditioning system in Rancho Cucamonga.

Take a look at these AC upgrades, and let us know what you’re interested in. We are happy to work with you to ensure that your air conditioner functions precisely as you need it to, and with the efficiency that you deserve. Don’t take too long, though. The longer that you go without these types of upgrades, the more money you’ll be spending to cool your home. Get more from your AC and keep more in your wallet!

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Your Choices for Cooling This Coming Season

Monday, February 25th, 2019

ac-fanIt may seem a little early to be talking about air conditioning, but as it turns out, the end of winter is a great time to start thinking about making AC replacements or installations. Why is that? Simply because there’s less demand for cooling services at this time! The last thing you want is to need an AC replacement right in the middle of summer—the same time that everyone else is calling for repairs and maintenance.

That being said, if your air conditioner is getting up there in age (older than 15 years old), it might be time to consider a new air conditioner. Here are your options:

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How Can You Tell When it’s Time for a New Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

No matter how well you take care of your air conditioner, you will eventually have to replace it. With summer fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about whether or not your air conditioner is going to make it another season. After all, you don’t want to spend several days without air conditioning in the middle of one of the hottest days of the year while you look for a new system. With that in mind, have a look at these signs that it’s time for a new air conditioner.

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When Is the Best Time for a New Air Conditioner?

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Air conditioners, like all machines, have a limit to how long they last. You can have maintenance conducted on an AC every year, repair it as soon as you notice a problem, do everything you can to prolong the life of your system. We very much encourage all of those things. However, someday you will still have to replace the air conditioner with a new one. The question then becomes: when is the best time to install a new air conditioner? Well, there are a number of different signs that will indicate it is a good time for new air conditioner installation. Have a look at a few of them below:

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What Factors Contribute to Proper AC Sizing?

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

When you need a new air conditioner, you may try to choose a new system on your own so that you can shop around for the best deal. While this may work for many of the appliances in your home, choosing an air conditioner on your own may end up costing you. This is because air conditioners that are not sized by a professional can run into major problems. The cooling capacity of an air conditioner is measured in BTUs (British thermal units). Air conditioning technicians measure your home to determine the correct BTUs needed for air conditioning installation, but there are many other factors involved as well. And if a trained technician does not help you choose the proper cooling capacity, you may have to pay for replacement sooner than you’d hoped.

If you choose an air conditioner that is too small, your home may never reach the correct temperature. However, your AC will run for long periods of time in an attempt to decrease the temperature, which may cause your compressor to overheat, leading to the need for air conditioning replacement.

However, if you choose a system that is too large, it may also lead to big problems. Larger air conditioners cannot cycle long enough to remove the humidity from the air. Short cycling is also a problem because an air conditioner that frequently turns on and off may also damage the compressor.

You may be able to find charts and tutorials online that tell you what size air conditioner you should install according to the size of the rooms in your home. However, these guides cannot tell you everything you need to know. Technicians take many things into account when sizing your unit for air conditioning installation, including the following.

  • Type of construction
  • Type of insulation
  • Placement of windows and doors
  • Type of windows
  • Number of people in the home
  • Shading outside of the home

Sizing and installing an air conditioner should never be a do-it-yourself job. If you need air conditioning installation in Anaheim, call a professional at Total Comfort Inc. Our technicians are experienced and qualified to measure your home and determine the proper cooling capacity you need for your home.

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Signs It May Be Time to Replace Your AC

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Your air conditioner runs at its peak throughout the summer, so it is not unusual to see an aging AC exhibit signs during summer that it may be toward the end of its tenure. Some signs may be more obvious than others, but the bottom line is that if you are seeing signs, it is very likely that a new air conditioning installation in your future. A lot goes into the purchase and installation of a new air conditioning system, which is why it’s important to work with professionals from start to finish. Total Comfort, Inc. specializes in the installation and repair of air conditioners, so when you are ready to replace, call us for an appointment.

Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner

Here are some of the more common ones we see at Total Comfort, Inc.:

  • You are looking at major repairs – one big repair can be part of air conditioner ownership, but if you are facing more than one large – and possibly expensive – repair to keep your system running, it may be time to consider putting your money toward a new system.
  • Uneven Cooling – aging air conditioners have a difficult time keeping up with cooling needs, and may cool unevenly.
  • Higher energy bills – as air conditioners get older, they can become more inefficient, particularly if they haven’t been properly maintained. And if your system is more than 8 years old, you may be missing out on the benefits of better energy efficiency. Why? In 2006, the federal law changed the minimum required SEER number from 10 to 13. This means that all air conditioners manufactured before 2006 had a lower efficiency requirement than the models of today. The EPA estimates that each SEER point can equal as much as 10% of your annual energy costs, so if you have an AC that has a SEER of 10 or less, you could be losing out on significant energy savings.

Replacing an air conditioner is a big decision and many factors need to be considered before moving forward. If you are seeing the signs it may be time for a new air conditioning system, and you need some help, call Total Comfort, Inc. today and schedule your air conditioning installation in Burbank with our experts.

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What You Need to Know about Air Conditioning Installation

Friday, August 8th, 2014

So, you think you’re ready for air conditioning installation? The HVAC industry offers a staggering array of air conditioning systems for installation in your home. Once you’ve begun the task of research, the results come flooding in, and it can be challenging to wrap your mind around all of the various features, makes and models. You need a guide to help you navigate through such turbulence, so that you end up with a powerful, cost-effective and efficient system that will provide cooling for you and your family for years to come.

Where do you begin? There are several ways to be prepared for your AC installation. If you’re building a new home from scratch, then getting in touch with a local HVAC specialist early on in the process will give you the widest range of system options. However, if you’re replacing an existing system that no longer functions as it should, then you may want to consider utilizing your existing ductwork, particularly if it’s in good shape.

One of the primary considerations of any installation or replacement job is the fit between the size of your living space and the cooling output of the AC. This needs to be spot on. If your machine is overly large, then it could lead to significant wear and tear in the long-term as your system constantly short-cycles. If your AC is too small, then it will be overwhelmed by your cooling requirements and lead to a lack of energy efficiency. A professional will make sure that you find an AC that is just the right size.

You may also want to consider the energy efficiency rating of your new system. Air conditioners and heat pumps carry a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, which is a figure on a numeric scale that ranks the efficiency of the system under certain standard conditions. While it gives only a rough estimate of what to expect in real-life situations, it’s important to take into account when selecting your new system.

Call us today for more information and advice on making your AC installation a complete success. Contact Total Comfort, Inc. to schedule air conditioning installation in Corona, CA.

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How to Choose the Best Air Conditioner for Your Home

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Are you searching for the best possible air conditioner for your home? Are you finding the sheer range of systems on the market daunting? It can challenging indeed to sift through the various makes and models and settle on a whole house air conditioner, so how does one know how to select an air conditioner? Are you supposed to look at the BTU output, and what about your budget? Such questions often come up with customers looking to maximize their investment in the future of their home comfort. The key to this entire process is having a professional on your side to walk you through every step.

One of the key factors in any new air conditioning system installation is the fit between the size of your living space and the cooling output (in BTUs or British Thermal Units). A heat load calculation helps to determine what size of air conditioner would work best in your home. While it may seem that going bigger would only give you that much more power, it’s actually much more important that your system be appropriately sized. If your system is too large, then short cycling can occur, which is the process by which your system turns on and off in quick succession. This produces additional wear and tear on the system. On the other hand, an overly small system will simply be overwhelmed by your cooling requirements.

Another consideration you’ll want to think about is whether to opt for a duct-based system, such as a heat pump or a central air unit, or to go ductless. While conventional ductwork is certainly powerful and often the most cost-effective option, particularly if you already have air ducts installed, ductless air conditioning has a lot to offer as well. For example, it can actually help you save money on your energy bill in the long run. Whatever type of system you ultimately choose, make sure that it’s installed by a professional for maximum results.

Don’t hesitate to call Total Comfort, Inc. today for further details about our air conditioning installation service in Corona, CA.

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