FAQs

Below you will find answers to the questions we get asked the most when servicing residential air conditioners. If you have a question that you can’t find the answer to, call us at (805) 485-1410 or please use the contact us page form. We’d ove to hear from you!

What brands do you service & install?

We service and install every make and model.

How do I know what size equipment I need?

There are many variables to take into consideration when sizing equipment. Our trained staff will come out to your home to discuss what size is best for your needs and give you a free written estimate.

What is a programmable thermostat?

A programmable thermostat is a thermostat with an additional set of features that automatically adjust the temperature of your home based on the day of the week and the time.

How often should I have maintenance done on my air conditioner?

You should have maintenance done on your air conditioning system twice a year. This not only ensures maximum efficiency, it enables us to foresee any possible problems that may occur in the near future. Our maintenance plans include multi-point tune-ups and are competitively priced.

What does the SEER rating mean?

SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is a system for rating the efficiency of cooling equipment. The higher the SEER rating, the less your unit will cost to operate.

What is R-22 vs. R410?

R-22 refrigerant – also known as Freon – has been completely phased out of production in favor of a superior refrigerant called R410a, also known as Puron. The reasons for this shift in refrigerant are mainly environmental.

What is a Ductless Mini-Split?

Ductless Mini-Splits are heating and cooling systems that allow you to control the temperatures in individual rooms or spaces. Like central systems, Mini-split systems have two main components — an outdoor condenser and an indoor air-handling unit(s), which are often mounted on a wall or free standing on the ground. One outdoor unit can operate many indoor units.

What are BTU’s?

A BTU is the basic measurement used for rating how much energy it takes to produce heat. It’s used in determining the efficiency of air conditioning equipment, furnaces, and any appliances that heat—such as water heaters, ovens, and fireplaces.

What does HVAC mean?

HVAC is short for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. HVAC is most often used to depict the whole heating and cooling system consisting of the duct work, air filters, humidification controls, and registers.

How much does it cost to add air conditioning to my house?

Every home is unique and must be designed to suit the homeowner’s needs. Call us today to get a free quote!