Air Conditioner Repair & Maintenance Services in Temecula and Murrieta
With a new year comes the opportunity for a fresh start on living life without waste or lazy habits. A great part of living in Southern California is the weather. Even during the winter months, the temperatures aren’t so cold that a family can’t bundle up for a day while a technician upgrades their AC system. One of the easiest methods to saving money and energy is by upgrading your home’s equipment during this time. By purchasing some of these items off-season, a homeowner can save thousands of dollars from the usual retail price. January is also the time of year when most retailers are desperately offering discounts for last year’s inventory so they have more floor space for the latest designs and styles. In other words, it’s a great time to buy, upgrade, and save money in the Temecula area!
We Care Plumbing, Heating, & Air has the parts and tools required to install or upgrade any heating system in your home, whether it is for a Gas Furnace, Heat Pump, or Central unit.
Gas Furnace/ Central Heating
Today’s furnaces burn less fuel to generate heat meaning they also create less pollution than previous models. Modulating heat outputted units also provide continuous heat without having to cut out making homes more comfortable and evenly tempered.
There are several options available to the homeowner who wishes to have temporary options available to them for heat. Chimney Vent Gas Wall Heaters use Natural gas and are one of the easiest units to install. They require no electricity and contain a matchless pilot igniter. If your space is limited, there is also the option of installing a floor furnace. This type of model warms the room without the need for a blower and is designed for low fuel consumption. The non-electric pilot light also allows for heat to flow freely even during a power outage.
A heat pump is a unique type of air conditioning and heating unit. Unlike other units which use chemical or mechanical apparatus to change the temperature of internal air, a heat pump “extracts,” the heat from external air and pumps it into the home. In summer conditions this process is reversed allowing the pump to force the hot air out and the cool air in. Heat pump units work on electricity and require no fuel or pilot lights.
Purchasing off-season units can save a great deal of money because most retailers must off-load their old inventory before companies will send them new units for their inventory stock. Southern California is not a snowy climate that allows for a technician to install a new unit without damaging the home by exposure to weather.
Most modern AC units exist in two parts: an indoor unit, such as a furnace or air handler, and an outdoor unit. The condenser is the outdoor unit that uses a compressor to pump refrigerant to the indoor evaporator to produce the cooling effect. This means the outdoor unit actually changes the temperature of the air with the refrigerant (usually Freon). Indoor and outdoor units are designed to work together. When the air conditioner is properly matched with a furnace or air handler, you get maximum efficiency and longer system life. A homeowner might not be able to gauge if a unit is correctly partnered with another without help. By hiring a qualified technician from WC Heating and Air, we can save you money in the end by making sure your setup is the most efficient for your space.
Not all locations in a building are accessible through ducting. Whether through design or remodeling, for spaces that require temperature control but have limited space, a ductless splits system is highly recommended. Unlike a window unit, which can damage window frames, leak, or cause other health concerns, a ductless split only requires a small three-inch hole through the wall to connect the outside and inside units to each other. This means it can also be mounted on any wall or ceiling without blocking the window light or allowing for easy access to unlawful entry. This type of unit is also significantly quieter than a window unit. Considering the size of the room, this type of unit might even be more cost-effective than a centralized AC unit if only one room requires temperature control.
Many things in this life cost money but the sun is free. Wherever you live on the Earth, the sun can find you. While solar technology is drastically changing, the cost of new units and cells is falling every day. By purchasing Solar Panels, a homeowner can even be reimbursed for the excess energy generated by those panels. Assembly Bill 920 authorizes utilities to compensate customers through a plan called Net Energy Metering or NEM for excess generation at the end of their true-up period. The compensation price, similar to the wholesale market price that the utility pays other generators is currently averaging just under 4 cents per kilowatt-hour. At the end of your true-up period, If the number of kilowatt-hours that your solar panels have returned to the grid exceeds the number of kilowatt-hours you have used, you will be paid for the difference.
This type of energy generation transforms solar radiation into electricity using semiconductors that exhibit the photovoltaic effect. Each panel has a 25-years-of-power guarantee with up to 34.5% in Federal and State Tax credits.
Solar thermal systems provide environmentally friendly heat for household water, space heating, and swimming pools. The system collects the sun’s energy to heat the hot water needs for your home or swimming pool. Solar heating technologies can be used in any climate, but are especially effective in Temecula and Murrieta because of the temperate climate and constant sun. To take advantage of solar energy, you usually need to have an unshaded area that faces south, southeast, or southwest, such as a roof. In some cases, a solar professional may recommend west-facing roofs for solar collectors. Home solar heating can lead to savings of 85% on utility bills over the costs of electric water heating.