The HVAC Software That Saves

Preventative maintenance for your building’s HVAC system is a smart investment for both your system equipment and for your building occupants. HVAC systems are the lifeblood of any building and without it, a building would be uninhabitable. Action Air Conditioning, Heating and Solar can set up a strong preventative and predictive HVAC maintenance program ensuring that your system will be properly maintained.

Cost Efficient

Expert HVAC Repair & Installation in San Diego Maintenance won’t be expensive compared to the costs that will occur if the system degrades or fails before the end of its life-cycle. In fact, proper maintenance can cost significantly less over the life of the equipment when compared to changing out the equipment at more frequent intervals. Predictive maintenance will assist you even more in avoiding unforeseen declines or failures in system performance. Installing up-to-date equipment will add a deeper level of controllability and prediction to prevent a system failure.

Convenient

Action Air can provide smart thermostats that are controlled from a computer, either onsite or remotely, with all of a building’s thermostats controlled by that one computer. Using smart thermostats can reduce operating and repair costs in several ways; programming the thermostats to varying heating and cooling per the building’s occupancy and the seasons can optimize the system’s performance without unnecessary expense. Smart thermostats can also inform the operator of any changes in the system’s performance that might indicate a need for preventative maintenance to avoid early decline of equipment. Additionally, having multiple thermostats controlled from one computer saves time and electricity in the management of the system. An operator can oversee the entire system and monitor the performance of each one individually.

Technology

Best HVAC Repair Professionals in San Diego Action Air also offers software that works with sensors tied to HVAC units that will indicate when a system will fail. Catching a failure before it happens allows for the required maintenance to be performed on a schedule that benefits the building owner as well as the occupants. Scheduled maintenance and repair will almost always cost less than an emergency repair, especially in terms of interrupted productivity of the workers utilizing the building.
Call Action Air Conditioning, Heating and Solar today to see how our NATE-Certified technicians can help you save time and money by utilizing the latest software and equipment for all your HVAC needs.

Your Complete Buyer’s Guide to a New AC System

Buying New AC System in San Diego Buying a new Air Conditioner is an investment for your home or commercial building – and one of the costliest. When shopping for a new Air Conditioner the purchaser should make sure to balance their priorities with price. AC installation can be a large investment, let us help you do it right.

To get the results you want from your new AC investment, you should put time and energy into scheduling an evaluation, researching available financing options (including HERO) and rebates, and comparing features, prices, and products. This guide from the experts at Action AC aims to help you through this process to get you on your way to lower energy bills, increased indoor comfort, and improved air quality!

Step 1: Have your home or building evaluated by a trusted NATE Certified HVAC contractor, like Action AC. The size of the living or working space, micro climate, and existing duct work determine what type of Air Conditioner is best for your needs. The HVAC contractor should use a duct-sizing method to determine if all the duct sections in the space are properly sized for efficient cooling.

If your home is not properly evaluated, an oversized AC unit could be installed. Oversized units are more expensive upfront, cycle on and off more frequently which will increase your energy bills, and make it difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home.

The Air Conditioner Contractors of America (ACCA) website provides a guide in Manual J to properly evaluate a home or building’s cooling needs. Make sure to request a copy of the computer print out of the ‘cooling load calculations’.

Step 2: Once your space has been evaluated by a trusted HVAC contractor, it’s time to explore your options for the new AC system. First, prioritize your needs. There are several factors to consider:

Step 3: Research all rebate, financing options, tax incentives, and savings opportunities. Rebates and energy incentives are available through your utility company, state and federal government. Here are a few resources to research tax credits, incentives, and rebate options:

Step 4: After you have determined what your AC priorities are, and researched what savings are available to you, it’s time to start shopping.

Make sure you look at several different models and compare prices. The lowest bid that provides all the features you require does not necessarily mean it is best AC system for you.
Energy Star is an Environmental Protection Agency that helps businesses and homeowners protect the environment and save money through superior energy efficiency. An Energy Star endorsement on an AC model can give you peace of mind with your purchase.

Keep in mind that an energy-efficient system will cost more upfront, but it will eventually pay for itself and save you money in the long term on energy bills.

Reputable AC Installation Experts in San Diego Step 5: Hire a trusted HVAC contractor to perform the installation of your new AC system. Systems that have been installed incorrectly can lead to a malfunctioning system, expensive repairs, and decreased product life.

Our team at Action AC is here to guide you through purchasing a new AC. Our NATE-certified technicians are experienced and trusted HVAC contractors, and our services are guaranteed to get you on your way to the best energy savings and comfort for your living or working space!

Tips For Hiring an HVAC Contractor and the Importance of NATE-Certifications

When looking for a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor to work in your home, it is important to do some research before hiring a contractor.

HVAC systems are complex and require in-depth knowledge that experienced professionals should have. But how do you know if your local HVAC contracting company has the knowledge and experience required to do quality work in your home?

Here are a few tips to make the process of hiring an HVAC Contractor as seamless as possible:

Research your own system to know what you have already installed. A general knowledge of what you have and how comfortable you are in your home will help guide your HVAC professional towards the services you need. Also, check into the license and insurance requirements for contractors in your state.

Ask your friends, family and co-workers for contractor referrals. You can also call local trade organizations for contact information of members in your area. Ask contractors for references and actually call them. Inquire about the installation or service that was provided and ask if the project was completed on time and within the agreed upon budget.

NATE Certification tests allow technicians to be certified in specific areas of HVAC knowledge and are designed to represent real working knowledge of HVAC systems. Ask the HVAC company if their technicians are NATE-Certified – We’re proud to say that all Action Air Technicians are NATE Certified – Having this certification will ensure that your HVAC service or installation will be handled by a skilled technician who has proven their knowledge by passing the specialized tests. Hiring NATE-Certified technicians is worth your peace of mind knowing the HVAC work will be done right the first time.

Compare written, itemized estimates and what is and isn’t included in each bid, including cost, energy efficiency and warranties. A low price might not be the best deal if the work isn’t completed by an adequately skilled technician or doesn’t include energy efficient systems. Sign a written proposal with your contractor before the work starts. It will protect you by identifying costs, model numbers, schedule and warranty information.

Action Air Conditioning, Heating & Solar has more than 75,000 HVAC system installations in their portfolio and is dedicated to providing NATE-Certified technicians that have the experience needed to provide solutions for all of your HVAC needs. Contact Action Air today for all your HVAC solutions!