Rocklin HVAC Shopping: Do’s and Dont’s

Summer is almost here. Are you considering upgrading or replacing your home’s current HVAC system in order to enjoy a more comfortable home climate and money-saving energy efficiency?

When shopping for an HVAC in Rocklin there are some important do’s and dont’s you’ll want to keep in mind.

Rocklin HVAC Shopping: Do’s and Dont’s

Do correctly size your home.

In order to shop for an HVAC system that fits your home you first need to size your home to get a rough estimate of the cooling tons your HVAC will require. Here’s how to do it: take your home’s square footage and divide that by 400. The resulting number is a ballpark figure of the cooling tons needed for your HVAC. However, variables such as your home’s insulation, windows, roofing and climate also factor into this equation. Because of that we recommend involving your HVAC contractor in this process as they will have the experience and know-how to get you an accurate load calculation to determine the right size air conditioner.

Don’t buy more (or less) HVAC than you need.

Does your current HVAC system suffer from Goldilocks Syndrome? Do you find that the rooms in your home are either too hot, or too cold, but never feel just right? A common cause of this comfort killing condition is an improperly sized HVAC system. That’s why sizing your home is such a critical first step. Purchase an HVAC that’s bigger or smaller than your home needs and your unit’s efficiency will suffer, and your home’s climate will fluctuate wildly. Purchase an HVAC system that fits your home to a tee, however, and you can look forward to enjoying energy-efficient comfort for years to come. Consider two stage furnaces and air conditioners with variable speed motors; this equipment dramatically improves comfort and lowers operating cost versus the standard singe speed, single stage furnace and air conditioner.

Do aim for energy efficiency.

When shopping for a new HVAC system look for one with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 15 or higher and an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating of at least 95%. When you aim for energy efficiency you may pay a touch more upfront for your HVAC system but the money you’ll save every year on heating and cooling costs (up to 20% in many cases) will quickly offset upfront costs. Plus, tax credits and federal rebates may apply to your purchase to help ease the burden on your wallet. Check with your HVAC contractor to learn whether or not you qualify.

Don’t neglect routine maintenance.

Once you’ve settled on the right HVAC system and have had it installed in your home you’ll want to arrange for annual routine maintenance. Scheduled maintenance keeps your new equipment running like new for many years and keeps smaller problems from growing into bank account busting nightmares. Maintenance ensures that your HVAC system runs efficiently all year round.

If you’re shopping for an HVAC in Rocklin follow the lead of thousands of other Rocklin area residents and get in touch with Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort.

Sierra Pacific: Serving Rocklin’s Heating and Air Needs Since 1984

Rocklin, California is well known for its efforts to promote energy upgrades and to encourage environmental awareness. This is why Sierra Pacific Home and Comfort is delighted to be one of the most trusted names in providing cost effective and dependable energy solutions to the fast growing population of Rocklin.

We have served over 20,000 happy customers in the Rocklin area as well as in Sacramento, Lincoln, New Castle and many other California cities. We’re eager today to help YOU save money on your energy bill or to provide you with the prompt, friendly and dependable HVAC service you need.

Need immediate assistance? We’re available for emergency service calls 24 hours a day and seven days a week. To schedule your appointment, just call us at the number on this site.

If You’re Paying too Much For Heating and Air, We Can Help

The efficiency and cost effectiveness of your HVAC system is an important consideration when choosing which brand or model to install. It’s also important when deciding whether to repair or replace your HVAC system.  In many cases, you HVAC charges are responsible for 30% of your overall energy consumption.

If your HVAC system is outdated by ten years or more, it could be working one and a half times as hard as it needs to be just to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. This means, you could be paying more than necessary for your monthly HVAC charges, simply by not having the most efficient system installed.

Many other factors can contribute to the size of your energy bill. This is why, at Sierra Pacific, we consider it our duty to perform a home evaluation and help you understand where you could be saving money. Here are just a few things we look for when evaluating your home and HVAC system:

1.       Your windows and window treatments

2.       Air leaks

3.       Flaws in your home insulation

4.       The size of your home

5.       The amount of shade your home is under

6.       The size and power of your HVAC system

7.       The age of your HVAC system

Out well trained technicians will help perform a complete home evaluation (which can also include a furnace check) and help you discover where you’re using more energy than necessary. Just call us right now and ask about how our home evaluation can help you have a bit more money left over at the end of the month.

How Sierra Pacific Home and Comfort Works to STAY the Best

At Sierra Pacific, our HVAC technicians are required to undergo 100 hours of training to ensure that they are the very best at what they do. We guarantee to help you find the absolute best HVAC solution for your needs and as far as we’re concerned, no  job is completely done until YOU arecompletely satisfied. Just call us at the number on this site to schedule your home evaluation. Thank you for choosing Sierra Pacific.