Quality Air Conditioning Services
Are you considering buying a new Air Conditioning System? Or, are you dissatisfied with the operation of your current A/C unit? Are you unsure whether to repair or replace that unit? Are you concerned about high summer utility bills? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we can help.
Founded in 2000, We Care Plumbing, Heating, Air and Solar has gained an outstanding reputation throughout Southern California. With 17 years of experience in the industry, We Care, has been, and continues to be, dedicated to a commitment of excellence that is unparalleled, providing only the highest quality service, installation, repair, and customer service evidenced by the many prestigious awards that we have won over the years. Our We Care Mission Statement, “Caring For One Home at a Time” is truly how we approach each and every opportunity, as our highly skilled and expertly trained Nate Certified Air Conditioning technicians walk into our customer’s homes.
Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the many aspects of Air Conditioning Replacement, Repair, and Maintenance that we provide.
We Care Plumbing, Heating, Air, and Solar Awards and Certifications…
Southern California Edison, “Contractor of the Year”
Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), “Contractor of the Year”
Lennox Air Conditioning Company’s, 5X Winner of “The Dave Lennox Award”
Lennox Air Conditioning Company’s Continued and Advanced Training Award
Angie’s List Super Service Award 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
NATE Trained and Certified
We Care Air Conditioning Statistics
Air Conditioning FAQ’s
Ductless air conditioning systems are becoming quite popular these days for a variety of reasons. Also known as mini-splits, these systems provide cooling capabilities where it is either impossible, or impractical to install air ducts. Additionally, using a ductless system, homeowners can easily regulate the temperature from room to room, while reducing certain energy losses that can occur with ducted systems.
Mini-splits can be a great match to certain situations within the home. Those adding rooms to their homes are the best candidates for such systems. In many cases, a home’s existing cooling/heating systems will not be adequate within newly added rooms. Mini-split systems can help create a comfortable environment in this event.
It’s a key question if you’re looking to get a new air conditioning system: what’s the difference between a heat pump and a central air system? Both of them rely on the same basic technology, but they deploy it in different ways, which can have a huge effect on your home. Most of us are accustomed to central air conditioning systems, but a heat pump system is sometimes required in certain areas, or under certain conditions.
Central air conditioning systems use a closed loop system that circulates refrigerant to cool the air. The refrigerant travels through a compressor valve that subjects it to a great deal of heat and pressure, then into a compressor coil that bleeds off the heat into the outside air. This reverts the refrigerant to a liquid state, though it’s still under a lot of pressure. It then moves through an expansion valve and into a series of evaporator coils. As it evaporates, it pulls heat from the surrounding air, and cools it. The cool air is then blown with a fan through a system of ducts that distribute it throughout your entire house.
The heat pump relies on the same basic system, with two key differences. First, the closed loop in a heat pump is set up such that it can blow hot air into the home instead of outside. This allows it to function as a heater in the winter and an air conditioner in the summer. Secondly, many heat pumps rely on a ductless mini-split system – distributing multiple units throughout the home instead of distributing the air through ducts. Heat pumps are more efficient than central AC, though they struggle a bit when the weather gets particularly cold and they cost more to install.
Units that are not in constant use and are used for cooling only, generally require one service per year. For areas with high levels of pollution or contaminants in the air such as kitchens and workshops, additional service visits are advised.
Regular servicing and maintenance keep your unit running at maximum efficiency, significantly extends the lifetime of a unit, and reduces operating costs. In addition, most manufacturers require routine maintenance to ensure that the unit qualifies for the maximum benefits offered under the warranty.
In general, We Care recommends that you replace your disposable filters at least once a month. If you have washable filters, they should be cleaned once a month. Filter replacement or cleaning helps to deliver the optimum efficiency and filtration for your specific system.
Sizing HVAC equipment is very important from the standpoints of both comfort and energy use. Cooling equipment that is over-capacity will not run as frequently or as long when it does run. This may mean poor humidity control. It could also result in temperature variations or noticeable cycling. Over-capacity equipment will not be as energy efficient as properly matched capacity either. On the other hand, equipment that is under-sized, will obviously result in loss of comfort during temperature extremes.
Temperature settings depend on the time of year and your personal preferences. In the summer, the average temperature setting is 75°-80°. In the winter 68°-72° is the norm. Remember, when leaving your house; try to avoid drastic temperature changes. Do not set your temperature back more than 5°; this could cause your unit to work harder to achieve the desired temperature setting.