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The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard by which a home's energy efficiency is measured. It's also the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home's energy performance. Since 1999, HERS testing has been an active part of the California building code. The program was started to address construction defects and faulty equipment installations.
As a homeowner there may come a time when you decide to undertake a home improvement project. One important step you never want to skip is pulling a permit. Depending on the scope of work you can determine whether a permit needs to be pulled. When replacing your HVAC system as the homeowner you need to make sure the state licensed contractor you hire takes out a permit from the local building
What is SEER? Every homeowner wants their home to be as energy efficient as possible especially during the hot summer months. If you are in the process of purchasing a new air conditioner one of the factors to consider is what SEER rating your new unit has. The SEER rating is determined by AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute). SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency
Refrigerant is an essential substance contained in the coils in the air conditioning unit. Without refrigerant your air conditioner would not keep your home cool. A decrease in the refrigerant amount your air conditioner holds is not a normal occurrence. This is likely a sign of a refrigerant leak. A properly running and maintained system keeps the same amount of refrigerant it was installed
According to the Department of Energy heating and cooling accounts for almost half of your home’s energy costs. If you are struggling to maintain a comfortable home temperature and your system constantly cycles it could be costing you more money. One simple upgrade that can help lower energy use in your home is installing a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats offer more control
Give yourself some peace of mind by preparing your air conditioner for the summer. Heating and cooling your home is one of the largest monthly energy expenses. With the recent perfect spring weather in Southern California, you might have forgotten summer is around the corner. If your air conditioner is not ready, it could cost you a lot of money to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.
With the recent weather fluctuations, it is important to have a reliable central air conditioner in your home to regulate heating and cooling. Typically, a central air conditioning system will last between 10 and 20 years so inevitably at some point most homeowners will purchase a new system.
With summer just right around the corner, you need to be certain your air conditioner is running properly. One of the top issues we hear during the summer months is that their central ac is not blowing cold air. This common issue can be caused by several different reasons.
Many homeowners do not give their HVAC system much attention throughout the year until something is not working properly. However, regularly scheduled HVAC system maintenance is important to keep your system working properly and efficiently as possible.