Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you are investing in a brand new air conditioning and heating system or you have a repair to your HVAC system at Ron's Appliance, Heating & Air, Inc. we understand you probably have many questions. We want you to be fully knowledgeable of the services we are providing, and in your system as a whole. Below you will find some of the most common questions we hear during our daily routine. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule a service call please, contact Ron's Appliance, Heating & Air, Inc. at 916-224-3921.
Exactly, how does my A/C system work?
An air conditioning system is actually designed with two separate units in which make a unique partnership to provide you the ultimate comfort throughout your home. On the outside of the home, the outdoor coil contains a liquid refrigerant that is distributed over the cool coil located indoors. As the refrigerant moves throughout the two coils, the heat and humidity are removed from the air and your comfort is maintained by cooling the house.
How do I know I am receiving the most efficient results from my system?
The efficiency of your heating and cooling system is determined by a ratio standard established by the EPA known as "SEER" or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. As governmental regulations states the "SEER" rating of an A/C system must meet a minimum standard of 14 SEER. For an air conditioning system to be considered "high efficiency" the "SEER" rating must be between 18 -21 "SEER." At Ron's Appliance, Heating & Air, Inc. we will design an A/C system perfect to your needs and financial budget.
What elements contribute to my home's comfort levels?
There are four factors which play a vital role to your overall comfort. If one has been compromised in any way, the results will be a loss in efficiency in your air conditioning and heating system.
- Temperature - To the consumer temperature is the beginning and the end of discussion when comfort is the concern. However, in reality temperature is only the beginning.
- Clean & Fresh Air - A dusty home can drastically affect the efficiency of your system and your comfort. You can rely us to suggest an air cleaner that will bring exceptional results especially for those who suffer from allergies and asthma.
- Humidity - During the winter months when the air is dry, static electricity and dry itchy skin are always an issue. If you add humidity then you remove the uncomfortable feelings of dry skin. In the summer months if the humidity is removed then the air is not sticky and the summers are more enjoyable.
- System Control - When talking to clients, we often hear the same complaint of inconsistent temperatures from room to room, A digital thermostat will distribute air evenly. At Ron's Appliance, Heating & Air, Inc. we will recommend a thermostat designed for your needs.
What is an air to air heat pump?
Plainly stated, an air to air heat pump has the capability of reversing its cycle to provide heating in the winter and cooling in the summer. This "switching" mechanism is designed to remove the natural heat from outdoors and bring it inside in the winter. Due to the fact that the air source is not actually creating heat, but moving it from one place to another, a heat pump can be an extremely cost effective solution opposed to an electrically powered system which does generate heat.
What is the cause for a condensation leak problem
The evaporator or cooling coil is located in the unit inside the home. As it creates condensation by removing moisture from the air, a drain pan will normally collect the water. However, if the drain line becomes clogged, then a leak occurs from the overflow. Some causes for a drain line to become clogged include algae build-up, crimped lines, settled wood platforms, snakes or other animals or just bad system maintenance.
How do I know when it is time to replace my system as opposed to just repairing it?
When your system begins to repeat its repairs or when there are major repairs, then it is more cost effective to replace the system entirely. Upon consultation, our experts will recommend the most cost effective solution to fit your needs. If replacement becomes the best long-term decision, you can always have the peace of mind that we will not only customize your new system but provide a variety of financing options to fit your budget.
How often should my filters be replaced?
Changing your filters is actually a personal need task. Depending on your frequency of use, whether you have smokers in the home, the time of year and many other factors, you should check your filters at least every 30 days. The "golden rule" is always the cleaner the better. Dirty filters not only affect the efficiency of your system but also your health.
I live in Citrus Heights. Do you service my area?
Ron's Appliance, Heating & Air, Inc. is happy to service the cities of Citrus Heights, Cordova, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Lincoln, Loomis, Orangevale, Rocklin, Roseville, and Sacramento.
We hope this page has answered many of the questions and concerns you may have. However, if we can be of further assistance or you would like to schedule a service call, please contact us at 916-224-3921. For your convenience, you may also request services from this site.
Thank you for your interest in Ron's Appliance Heating & Air, Inc. We look forward to serving you in the near future.
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Serving Sacramento County and Placer County including the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks,
Folsom, Lincoln, Loomis, Orangevale, Rancho Cordova, Rocklin, Roseville, and Sacramento.