Solvang Heating and Air Conditioning

Having problems with your heater function? Or your Air Conditioning system is not cooler than it used to be?

We are always ready to help. Trust only the highly reviewed local company in the Santa Barbara County providing all your heating and air needs. Our #1 priority is to provide high quality customer satisfaction. For more than 2 decades,  we’ve been helping residents of Santa Barbara County for their AC problems and heater installations. We hire only the best HVAC technicians that are EPA & NATE certified so be assured, that our crews take the latest HVAC training and certified to provide you high quality cooling and heating services.

Experts HVAC Installers and Repair Technicians in the Santa Barbara County

Our experienced Central Coast heating experts have diagnosed thousands of residential properties. Our technicians are trained extensively in the latest heating, AC, and ventilation technology. From replacement, installation, maintenance, diagnostic, and repair services. We use factory parts and equipment to repair your heaters, heat pumps, electric heaters, and replacement of gas furnaces. Call us today for fast and on time service. We service all of San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County including Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Paso Robles, Buellton, Lompoc. Orcutt, Isla Vista and Santa Ynez.

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Emergency Service

We provide 24-hour emergency service for any situation that should arise. Our trucks our fully stocked with specialty replacement parts and supplies, making us prepared and able to fix your heating or air conditioner correctly the first time. When your home and family’s health, safety, and comfort are at stake, don’t wait!

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Air conditioning has a huge impact on your electric bill

Summer is obviously the hottest and sunniest time of year and for many is the whole reason for loving life in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo County. Everyone who loves Southern California will mention our climate. Most towns in the Central Valley get over 250 days of sun every year! However, in Southern California it’s not common to run your air-con over winter to beat the heat and humidity. In fact, Atascadero and Templeton are some of the hottest parts of Southern California – many residents will recall record highs of 87°F in December! With the unpredictable cost of energy, the cost of heating and cooling is a worry as the average household can spend almost 50 percent of their energy bill on cooling costs during the summer. Therefore it’s vitally important to understand how your air conditioning units can affect your overall electricity bills.

Size of the air conditioner

The first factor to consider when calculating your electric costs is the size of the air conditioning unit. Air conditioners are sold according to room size as small, medium, large, and extra-large. Their power is measured in British Thermal Units (BTUs) which tells us the quantity of heat a conditioning unit can remove from a room per hour. This measure then incorporates the room size as well as the power of the unit itself.

A small air conditioning unit designed to cool up to 150 square feet (roughly 12 x 12 feet) is typically 5,000-6,000 BTUs. while a larger one made to cool 400 square feet (or 20 x 20 feet) averages 9,000 BTU. Most installers carry air conditioning units of up to 24,000 BTUs which is good for a room to 1,560 square feet. A lot of the newer properties built in Paso Robles and Atascadero have large open plan spaces combining, kitchen, dining area and living space a single large unit can also work.

Other factors to consider

Next, you should consider how the room is being used and its arrangement. You may need a larger BTU aircon unit in many circumstances such as:
The room is south facing with lots of windows
The room typically holds lots of people
the kitchen benefit with its additional heat and humidity
The room is poorly insulated, causing it to literally lose its cool quicker.

The aircon unit itself will also have an efficiency rating. The majority of residential units today comply with EPA Energy Star standards to minimise electricity consumption. Many go further and will use up to 14 percent less energy than the government requirements to qualify for the rating, and in some cases even qualify for a tax credit.

Reducing your air conditioning costs

You can keep your costs lower by taking additional steps to reduce unnecessary consumption. Firstly ensure that your unit is adequately rated for the room it’s in. A 5,000 BTU air conditioner will not cool a room that is 1,000 square feet! Not only will it be straining to work at maximum capacity it still won’t be able to cool the room.

Most modern units are programmable so you can vary the temperature. It’s worth understanding this feature for your unit as it can save a lot of money- there’s no need to have it cooled to the same level when you’re not in the home, or when you’re asleep. Draw the blinds during the day to keep the sun out so it doesn’t overheat. Instead of running your air conditioner all night long while you’re sleeping open a window so you can let the cool night air in (without jeopardizing your security of course). You can even set them to turn on shortly before you get home to cool the house down before you get in the door.

Helping the numbers stack up

Your electrical bill will help you understand how much electricity you use every month. This will fluctuate across the year so compare July with January if you can. Your bill will show your usage. This should be shown in kWh (kilowatt hours). A small 6,500 BTU air conditioner will use about 144 kWh running for six hours a day, while a larger 12,000 BTU unit running for the same time will use about 270 kWh per month. These are estimates so look at your unit to understand its energy usage. If you’re home all day or need to run your air conditioner at night to be comfortable, your air conditioner energy use will be higher.

Your rate will also depend on your local supplier. Although this is likely to be PG&E across San Luis Obispo, some counties have lower rates than others, and they fluctuate from month to month making it difficult to estimate exactly how much running your air conditioner will cost you from one month to the next. Utilize these tips to cool your house down while keeping your costs low.

If you need help understanding how your costs could be lower, contact us at Smart72 and we’ll be able to talk you through the areas where you can start making savings today.

About Solvang California 93463

Solvang is a bright city in southern California’s Santa Ynez Valley that is known for its famous Danish-style architecture and specialty mixed wines. History has been on the cities heritage that can be seen through its museums and heritage sites. You’ll find boutique shops on the city main area and restaurants that serves international cuisine.

Nearby Local Businesses

Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum
Elverhøj Museum of History & Art
Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital
Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Parks-Janeway Carriage House

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