HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING FAQ

Answers from San Diego’s Home Energy Experts

Whether you are seeking answers to HVAC maintenance questions or you are curious how to make your home the most energy efficient it can be, you have come to the right place. Solaire Energy Systems has over 20 years of experience helping both residential and commercial clients all throughout Southern California.

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How important is ongoing HVAC maintenance?

While scheduling maintenance may seem like a hassle and possibly even the first thing to go on your list of expenses, we encourage you to reconsider. By having regular maintenance performed on your heating and air conditioning units, you will most likely end up saving money in the long-run. Our technicians make sure that your system is running as efficiently as possible to help save you money on your electrical bills and to help ensure the longevity of your current HVAC system. It also gives us an opportunity to check for any potentially bigger issues and catch them before they become a problem.

When is it time to get a new heater or air conditioner?

This is a question we get asked a lot. The answer really is dependent upon a number of different factors, including how old your system is, whether or not it is performing properly, and looking at the cost of repairs. Most AC and furnace units last about 12 years, while boilers can last upwards of 15 years. Regardless of the age of your system, however, if your repair costs are stacking up it may be smarter to invest that money into a brand new system. Also, there are progressively more efficient HVAC units that have come out in the last decade, so choosing to make the switch to a new system could save serious energy costs.

What is the right size commercial HVAC unit for my building?

If you own a commercial space, it is important to have the appropriate size heating and AC system to avoid serious problems. If the HVAC system is too small, it can end up running all the time, especially during extreme weather conditions. This not only causes wear and tear on your system, but it also will increase your energy costs due to the fact that it has to work incessantly in order to keep your building comfortable. At the same time, if your system is too large it will have issues with keeping the air too humid because it will shut off after reaching the right temperature. Have a professional technician come out and take a look at your building to discover the right HVAC unit size for your commercial needs.

Call Solaire Energy Systems if you are in need of any type of AC or heating service in Southern California.