While we might spend a majority of our time performing HVAC work like installation and repair, and writing these blogs about proper AC care, we actually spend a lot of time listening as well. Our phone lines are always open, so we talk to members of this community pretty regularly. When some misconceptions arise about AC technology, we can usually tell because of the questions we receive.
Well, what if we answered some of those questions in a way that was easy for many of our readers to access? You don’t need to call our number to learn about this kind of equipment, you can just keep reading and see our answers to some of your most frequently asked questions!
Just remember that your situation is going to be different depending on a lot of factors. You can always get in touch with one of our professionals if you have additional questions about air conditioning in San Ramon.
“Does My AC Consume Refrigerant?”
No it does not. If you’ve got an HVAC technician who tells you that your air conditioner needs to be topped off with refrigerant because it consumed it, then you need to find a new HVAC technician!
Air conditioners run in a closed-loop system, which means they’re installed with all the refrigerant they will ever need. However, sometimes your AC can leak refrigerant, which means that it needs to be repaired and then recharged with the right amount of refrigerant to run properly in the future.
“Do I Need to Invest in AC Maintenance?”
Yes! While we understand that for decades this services has been sold as an “optional” additional service for air conditioning systems, times have changed and we don’t think this service is as optional as people think.
Air conditioning systems are complex and require precision attention in order to avoid expensive repairs down the line. Maintenance is a handy tool for our technicians to inspect and adjust your system to make sure it’s running at peak performance.
“How Do I Cool My Home’s Hot Spots?”
Hot spots are a difficult subject. For many homeowners, they’re just a pesky occurrence that doesn’t change things much. For others, they’re a serious bummer and cause whole areas of your home to become unusable during the summer.
It’s important to call our team to address this problem. Hot spots can depend on the sunlight in your home, the insulation of your windows and doors, as well as other factors. There are solutions out there like zone control systems, but they should always be installed by a professional.
“Why Is Air Conditioning So Expensive?”
Air conditioning is expensive due to a variety of different factors. Energy efficiency standards that are enforced locally require most AC models to be high-tech and complex, which adds to the price of them. Also, energy prices have gone up considerably in the past decade, which is why efficiency matters so much.
It’s important to balance your budget with an air conditioner that runs efficiently so it uses up as little electricity as possible.