Different Types of Air Conditioners Units

It’s easy enough to decide that you need an air conditioner. But it’s not always easy to pick which one to get. Here’s an overview of the different types of air conditioning units you can choose from.

Central Air Conditioner

This is a very popular option for homes even though it can be expensive. You have an outdoor condenser with compressor and then an indoor coil. A central air conditioner also has a blower that distributes the cold air throughout the house through ducts.

Window Air Conditioners

This type of air conditioner is designed to be installed inside a window. The cool air comes from the front into the room, while the warm air is vented outside the window.

This is a very popular design and it can cool large or small rooms. It all depends on the capacity of air conditioner you get, and you should also make sure that the open window is properly insulated.  Read more

Top 8 Tips to Reduce Energy Use For Air Conditioning

Just about half of your home’s energy use is accounted for by your heating and cooling. So it’s fairly logical to assume that saving energy with your use of air conditioners and heaters can very well result in considerable reductions in your energy bill. There are many factors that can contribute to your indoor climate energy use such as if you have carpet versus tile flooring to the color of your home (according to Carpet Cleaners Hawaii).

Here are a few energy saving tips for air conditioning that can help:

1. Use fans. Fans circulate the air, and when the air blows directly on you the feeling is quite cool indeed. This means that you can set the temperature higher than what you’re used to when you’re not using the fan.

2. Set it at 78 degrees F. That’s 25 degrees C. That’s a temperature that’s comfy enough in the summer, and it also allows your air conditioner to work efficiently. You cut down on cooling costs while you also minimize the wear and tear on the air conditioner.  Read more

Choosing the Correct Air-Conditioning And Heating Unit

Buying an air-conditioning and/or heating system is an expensive investment so you need to take your time in picking the right model. You also need to educate yourself regarding what factors to look for so you can make the right choice.

How to Buy an Air Conditioner

The following are the key considerations when shopping for an air conditioner:

1. Energy Efficiency

The efficiency of an air conditioner is measured by the SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) which is the ratio of the cooling capacity (BTU/hour) to the power input (watts). Efficient air conditioners have high SEERs and an increase of 1.0 on the SEER scale means an increase of 10% in energy efficiency.

Look for a unit with at least an SEER of 13 and it should have an Energy Star label, which indicates that it has passed the strict guidelines set by the US EPA and the Department of Energy for energy efficiency.

2. Size

The needed cooling capacity would depend on the size of the room. Most room air conditioners need anywhere from 5500 to 14000 BTU/hour. A common mistake that people make when looking for an air conditioner is that they buy one that is too big for the room thinking that the bigger it is, the better it can be in cooling their room. But this only wastes energy and makes the unit less effective. Here’s a table you can use as guide when it comes to the appropriate size of air conditioner to buy.

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What You Need to Know About Under Floor Warming Systems

Under floor warming, also referred to as under floor heating, is popular in places that are prone to very low temperatures at certain times of the year. Many homes in the United States have under floor warming systems to keep them warm and toasty during the winter season.  Many homes in San Diego have floor heating because the temperature can dip during the winter.

Types of Under Floor Heating Systems

With a radiant floor heating system, the floor functions as the heat emitter, heating the room from the floor up. This heating system can be divided into two types: water based and electric. The former uses water that is heated to a lower temperature compared to water central heating, making it suitable for use with solar water heaters and heat pumps. The temperature is controlled by mixing the pipe water with hot water from the boiler until it achieves the desired temperature and then distributed to various zones. Most water-based under floor warming systems will work with an existing boiler but some may require the installation of a higher rated pump as the back pressure of the central heating system may not be enough.

If you are only interested in heating a small area in your home, it may be better to use Read more

More Than A San Diego Heating & Air Conditioning Company

The Indoor Weather Company, servicing the awesome city of San Diego, is San Diego’s finest air conditioning and hearing service company!

Our team services all areas of San Diego from the north to the south, east to the west side with pride.

San Diego is one of those areas in which the weather is almost perfect year round. It’s not too extreme in the various change of season as we mentioned in our previous post. But, to keep you perfectly comfortable indoors, whether it’s in your home, office, place of business, school, etc., you’ll need to regulate it with an air conditioning system and/or a heater.

We provide indoor climate consultation, installation, service and maintenance, repairs, and more with FREE ESTIMATES!

Our expertise is in the business of air conditioning and heating services, but that’s is not what we are mainly in business to do. We are here to serve you first, and then service your home, office, business, etc. Service to you is what we strive to do.

With over decades of experience, what also sets us apart from the rest is our knowledge in our craft. To better keep the quality of your heating and air conditioning needs, we have learned that we need to be “experts” in various sub-industries such as plumbing, engineering, architecture, construction, and even hospitality to service you the best that we can!

We are more than air conditioning and heating technicians, we are comfort makers, indoor weather creators, innovators, and servicer for your cooling and heating needs, wants, and desires, in San Diego, California!

Contact us today to get your first initial air conditioning and/or heating consultation!

San Diego Weather: Be Prepared For The Seasons

San Diego boasts of great weather all year round, enjoying an almost perfect climate even if other parts of the country have 12 inches of snow. In fact, the Koppen climate classification has labeled it a Mediterranean climate with a peak day time temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit and 65 degrees at night during the summer months. Winter is rarely harsh in this part of the United States, with a peak of 66 degrees during the day and lows of 50F at night. San Diego weather is, in general, mild and sunny all through out the year. But of course, even a city which has been hailed as one of the US cities with the best weather can experience some unpleasant climate changes.

Here’s a quick run-down of the San Diego seasons: Read more

Winter Is Approaching. Stay Warm San Diego!

Winter is fast approaching and temperatures are currently dropping to a cool, comfortable chill. But soon we will be approaching freezing weather climates.

It’s time to bring out the your winter gear to prepare when you head out and get your indoor heater ready to keep you warm while in your home.

We are preparing San Diego homes for another record breaking winter season. So stay tuned for our winter offers from us, your Indoor Weather Company!