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Heating and air conditioning technology is largely driven by anything but the air in our homes. Regulations set limits on energy expenditure and emissions. Advancement in the sciences creates new systems and devices. All combined, the general direction in which heating and air conditioning moves is towards energy efficiency and user ease.

Here are a few ways your heating and air conditioning are changing:

  • blown-in-attic-insulationAttic insulation reduces heating and cooling costs by blocking outdoor temperatures from entering the house.
  • Zoning and multiple thermostats reduce unnecessary air conditioning consumption and simplify operation.
  • New legislation limits carbon dioxide waste and forces heaters and air conditioners to become more efficient. Most furnaces need an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating of 80-90 percent, while most air conditioners need a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) value at 14.

Attic Insulation for Precise Air Conditioning

Up in the attic, where the air ducts are kept, the environment is dirty, dusty and filled with air pollutants.

During the summer, the attic temperature can soar to triple digits. As cooled air runs through the air ducts to dispense into the home, the heat of the attic can temper with the air inside the ducts, reheating cooled air and forcing the central air system to work doubly hard.

Insulation minimizes this problem by reducing the amount of heat absorbed into the attic space and air ducts.

Your preferred HVAC contractor has two methods available:

  • Radiant-Insulation-Service-Champions-300x199Fiberglass insulation: covers the floor of the attic with up to one foot of fiberglass that absorbs heat from the roof before it can affect air ducts and enter through the ceiling of the home.
  • Radiant insulation: metal sheets are stapled on the underside of the roof, which act as a physical barrier, keeping heat trapped as far above the attic deck and home ceiling as possible.

Attic insulation significantly cuts costs on air conditioning and prevents your central air system from overworking, keeping it healthier for longer use.

Zoning Your Central Air System

Particularly in large homes or multi-story homes, zoning is a great choice that helps cut down on utility bills resulting from air conditioning.

Zoning is the system placed within your central air to direct conditioned air to specific parts of the home instead of the entire house. This gives you the ability cool only parts of your home at a time. The process requires your preferred HVAC contractor to install motorized discs in the air ducts. These discs move to either allow air to pass through or block the passage to move air through another duct way.

Your HVAC contractor works with you to divide your home into two or three different zones. Additional thermostats are also installed in your home, one for each zone.

Air Care Experts for Your Perfect Home

Service Champions Heating & Air Conditioning has helped thousands of families in Southern California achieve the most out of their central air systems at home. From elevating indoor air quality to restoring the health of the condenser, our technicians are the experts of choice.

To experience superior customer care and excellent technical service for yourself, contact one of our friendly representatives in our call center or schedule a visit us online at your convenience.

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