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“Howe” to Choose Your New Air Conditioning System

Most people believe that air conditioners pump cool air inside your home to create a comfortable environment. While this is sort of true, it is not the whole story; they do a whole lot more for us! Air conditioning systems are a complex mechanical system which is why they should be regularly maintained by a professional to ensure optimal working order.

Bill Howe was recently voted as San Diego’s best Air Conditioning & Heating Company by the Union Tribune Readers poll for 2016. Because of our superior training and offering the best products, we guarantee you will be happy with your new installation. But, there are some things to consider when researching products.

Size

The size of your Air conditioning unit in San Diego is based on its cooling capacity and is measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units per hour) or in tons. For example, one ton of cooling units equals 12,000 BTUs.

The reason we often find for a/c units that do not properly cool homes is because the sizing is not designed for that homes specifics. It is important that when you are choosing an air conditioning system, your installation estimator is tailoring it to your home’s unique layout and square footage. You do not want to go too small and have it work too hard to cool you home, nor do you want a larger unit that will waste energy. It is also important to understand that two-story homes, and homes with large open layouts may require a very specific system configuration.

Efficiency

The efficiency of your air conditioning unit is expressed as a Seasonal Energy Efficiency rating, or SEER, and calculates how much cooling the unit delivers for each watt of electricity. Because California is moving to ensure that homes become more efficient, the lowest SEER rating that most air conditioning systems in San Diego can be installed is a 14. At Bill Howe, we always tailor our installations to your comfort needs and SEER ratings from 14 to 25 are available through our Lennox partnership.

If you are thinking of installing a new system or replacing your current inefficient system, you can also look into a finance program with HERO. They can help you to your home approved for an energy efficient upgrade without breaking the bank.

Thermostats

Thermostats have come a long way. Since Google recently bought NEST, and every manufacturer has kept on the cutting edge, thermostats are more about programming your home to be energy smart as opposed to just setting and forgetting. Let Bill Howe show you how our Lennox iComfort S30 thermostat compares and surpasses the NEST option.
Programmable thermostats do cost a little more, but if you invest in a smart option, not only can you control your home’s comfort system remotely, you can teach it to adjust to your personal habits, seasonality, and energy costs to reduce waste.

Maintenance

All air conditioning systems are designed to be maintained by a professional each year. If you have a heating and air conditioning system, you will want to set up a by annual check-up to ensure that your unit is in proper working order before the season arrives. And, regardless of the climate zone in which you live, there are many benefits to run your properly maintained system during different times of the year. So go ahead and run your air conditioning unit in San Diego on those warm fall days.

It is best to choose a preventive maintenance plan that fits your needs and allows you to be confident that your system will be at its optimal level when you need it most.
With all of Bill Howe’s preventative maintenance plans, you need worry about nothing. We will remind you before the heat wave or cool down come that your unity is in need of a tune up.

Maintenance plans also align with your warranty. Most have systems require routine maintenance to keep your warranty up to date. Without maintenance, your system will wear sooner and if something breaks down, your warranty may not cover it if you do not have proof of routine maintenance. Most have systems require routine maintenance to keep your warranty up to date. Without maintenance, your system will wear sooner and if something breaks down, your warranty may not cover it if you do not have proof of routine maintenance.

So don’t delay, call San Diego’s Best Air Conditioning company today 1-800 Bill Howe (245-5469).

 

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