At Rey's Air Solutions, Inc. we realize you may have many questions as you are searching for an air conditioning and heating repair specialist. This page has been provided to answer as many of those questions as possible. If we can assist you in any way, feel free to contact our specialists at 916-616-1456. For your convenience, you may also request services from this site.
What is the most efficient setting for my thermostat?
The best setting for heating is the lowest temperature at which you are comfortable. Most people are comfortable at a setting of 68 to 70 degrees, and each degree higher can increase your heating cost by 1-2%. For cooling, the best setting is the highest temperature at which you are comfortable. We recommend 78 degrees when you are at home and 80 degrees while you are away. As a rule, raising the thermostat 2 degrees will reduce your cooling cost by 5%.
Is a programmable thermostat worth the investment?
A programmable thermostat can reduce energy consumption by 16 to 25 percent, according to a study published in the ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers Journal.
How often should my filters be changed?
Your filters should be checked on a routine basis. We recommend that your filters be checked at least once a month to ensure proper air flow and optimal efficiency of your heating and cooling system.
How often should I have my system serviced?
Your heating and cooling system should be checked and maintained by a licensed air conditioning and heating technician at least once a year. Annual maintenance, air conditioning in the spring and heating in the fall, can extend the life of the system and maintain optimum efficiency.
Should I get a bigger system?
Bigger is not always better. The new, high-efficiency systems that are now available are extremely effective at maintaining your comfort. Your system should be custom designed depending on the size of your home, your existing duct system and your budget. This is determined by a formula known as load calculation. You should be leery of any company that recommends a larger system without first running a load calculation on your home.
What is SEER rating?
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, as defined by The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute, is the measurement of a system operational efficiency. A system with a higher SEER rating operates under the same conditions more efficiently than a lower rated system. Federal restrictions currently require all new systems produced to have a 13 SEER rating or higher.
What is a heat pump?
Heat pumps are comfort systems that use refrigerant to both cool and heat a house. When cooling, the heat pump transfers heat from the inside of the house to the outside, making the interior of the house cooler. When the outside air is cold, the heat pump reverses itself and transfers heat from the outside to the inside of the house. Heat pumps often utilize electric heat strips to supplement the transfer of heat and warm the interior of the house faster.
How can I improve the efficiency of my system?
There are many ways you can add years to the life of your system. By following these simple prevention tips, you have the opportunity to both extend your system's life and optimize your comfort level. Changing the filter and flushing the drain line are a first. Other preventative measures include cleaning the indoor coils with a vacuum or brush. The outdoor coil should always be kept free from grass, leaves, shrubbery and other debris. Always take time to review your owners' manual when purchasing a new system. Be sure that all registers and vents are not restricted by furniture, carpets, rugs, or curtains. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our comfort specialists at Rey's Air Solutions, Inc.
How does my heating and cooling system work?
Your air conditioning system is comprised of dual units. On the outside, you have a unit which stores refrigerant/coolant. As the coolant is transferred to the indoor unit, the cool air is transported throughout the home. This process not only removes the hot air but dehumidifies the air in the process.
How do I know when I should replace my system as opposed to repairing it?
When repairs begin to repeat themselves or when they are major, then it becomes more cost-effective to replace the system. During your consultation, our experts will recommend the most cost effective solution to fit your needs. If replacement becomes the best long-term decision, you can have the peace of mind that Rey's Air Solutions, Inc. will customize your new system and provide a price that will remain affordable to your budgeting needs.
I live in Sacramento, CA. Do you service my area?
Absolutely! Rey's Air Solutions, Inc. is happy to provide heating and cooling repair services to the West Sacramento metroplex including the cities of Auburn Lake Trails, Camino, Cameron Park, Carmicheal, Citrus Heights, Coloma, Cool, Clarksburg, Diamond Springs, Davis, Dixon, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Elverta, Escalon, Esparta, Fairfield, Fair Oaks, Florin, Folsom, Franklin, Galt, Gold River, Grizzly Flats, Happy Valley, Isleton, Knights Landing, Kyzburz, Lathrop, Lincoln, Lodi, Loomis, Madison, Manteca, Mathers, Meyers, Monument Hills, Natomas, North Highlands, Pilot Hills, Pollock Pine, Rancho Cordova, Rescue, Rio Linda, Ripon, Rancho Cordova, Rocklin, Roseville, Sheldon, Shingle Springs, Stockton, Vacaville, West Sacramento, Winters, Woodland and Yolo.
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