A-Avis Home Services Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Archive for April, 2015

Choosing the Right Indoor Air Quality System

Monday, April 27th, 2015

While we believe that everyone deserves to breathe clean air, but we also know that it’s difficult to ensure the quality of air in your home. Unfortunately, the indoor air is often even more polluted than the air outside your home. Any dust or airborne allergens have no place else to go, and they end up recirculating in the rooms and through the ducts. While you should have a filter in place for your air conditioning system, these usually are not effective enough to eliminate the most harmful contaminants from the air. So what can you do to improve the air quality? Here are three suggestions for supplemental systems that can make your home a healthier place.

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The Benefits of a Ductless Air Conditioner

Monday, April 20th, 2015

When you have a home or a room without ducts, you have to find other ways to keep cool. In Riverside, you cannot rely on fans alone. So many homeowners install window room air conditioners which, unfortunately, do a poor job of cooling an entire room. A ductless air conditioner is not the same as a window air conditioner, and is actually one of the most efficient, effective cooling (and heating!) systems you can own. Here is a detailed list of some of the benefits.

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Have You Scheduled Air Conditioning Maintenance Yet?

Monday, April 13th, 2015

So early on in the cooling season, it’s tough to think about scheduling air conditioning service. At this time of year, you only run your air conditioning system when it is absolutely necessary, in order to hold off on excessive energy spending (you’ll run your system enough come summertime!). But if you do not schedule the proper services today, you will end up spending more in the summer, and you risk mid-summer repairs. Schedule AC maintenance today in order to keep your air conditioning system in the best shape possible.

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How to Plan for Your Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Purchasing a new air conditioner can be stressful if you’re attempting the job on your own. Why not save some time and added stress by calling in a professional to help you throughout the process? If you need a new air conditioning unit, follow these steps to make sure that the installation process goes successfully and that your unit runs smoothly and efficiently for years following.

Get Familiar with Efficiency Ratings

The initial cost of an air conditioner is certainly a major concern to many, but the money you save over time should be just as important, if not more so. There are usually financing options available to homeowners when it comes to new air conditioning installation. And the monthly savings that come with an ENERGY STAR rated system may offset the initial cost. Choosing an air conditioning system with a high SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) can cut your energy bills significantly, so keep this in mind when discussing efficiency ratings with your contractor.

Set Aside Plenty of Time

One thing that is important to know about AC installation is that it should not wait for the last minute. The installation process can be time consuming, and you want to give yourself a while to decide which system is best for you. The technician will take time to determine the necessary capacity of your new unit according to your particular needs and the size of your home. Take time to plan, discuss, and find a reputable contractor.

Only Work with a Reputable Company

If you work with an amateur for your air conditioning installation, you may only call for repairs again within the span of a few months. A poorly installed air conditioner can use up too much energy, and the parts may weaken if everything is not installed as necessary. Save yourself this trouble by working with an experienced contractor only.

When you speak with the expert technicians at Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air, you can count on friendly service and quality air conditioning installation in Riverside, CA. Call us today!

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Why You Should Have Zone Control with Your New Air Conditioning Installation

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Are you planning to have a new air conditioning system put in your home? Here’s something to consider scheduling as part of it: installation of a zone control system. Zone control consists of dampers fit into the HVAC system’s ductwork, each one connected to a local thermostat. The dampers can shut off air flow to specific vents in the house, allowing you to control which rooms receive cooling. You can control the dampers from the local thermostats or from a central control thermostat.

Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air handles air conditioning installation in Redlands, CA. We can make zone control installation part of your next AC installation: just give us a call to find out the details.

The Benefits of a Zone Control System

  • Save on energy bills: One of the hassles of a central heating and cooling system is that each time the AC or heater comes on, it sends conditioned air to every vent in the house. If you live in a large home, chances are good that only a few rooms will need comfort at any given time, and you’ll waste energy on the empty rooms. With zone control, you only need to cool or heat the rooms that need it. This will translate into tremendous energy savings each year.
  • Custom comfort for rooms: Not every room has the same requirements for comfort. During the summer, you will probably need to provide more cooling power to a kitchen or a room high in the house than to a spacious living room. A baby’s room should have more warmth than a home gym. Using zone control, you can set the temperature in each room to match its specific requirements.
  • Individual comfort for your household: Imagine doing away with arguments between family members about whether it’s too warm or too cold! People can use the local thermostats to adjust the temperature to their ideal comfort level wherever they are—without affecting the rest of the house.

Although you can have zone control retrofit into your HVAC system at any time, the job is much quicker and easier if it is arranged as part of a new heating and cooling system installation. If you want to enjoy individual comfort for your home, combined with immense energy savings in the Redlands area, call Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air today. We can talk about your options for zone control as part of our air conditioning installation service.

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