ac-service-system-benefits-smWhen you choose NRG Heating and Air Conditioning Inc in Artesia, CA 90701 for your air conditioning or heating needs, you know you have the experts you can trust to recommend the right unit, service or repair. When you need air conditioning repairs in Artesia, CA you can trust the NATE certified technicians at NRG Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. Our dedication to customer service and quality workmanship is shown in our repeat customers and referrals. Our reviews from past customers say it all. In Artesia, CA. NRG Heating & Air Conditioning Inc offers reliable, dependable, professional service and repair for your heater, furnace, condenser or air conditioner. Our customers in Artesia, CA. rely on NRG to provide them with the same excellent quality service they have come to expect with NRG. We offer fast & friendly service at affordable prices for most types and styles of air conditioners, heaters, furnaces, condensersindoor air quality purification systemsair duck cleaning, and solar panels in Artesia, CA.

Artesia, CA Air Conditioning Service

NRG Heating and air conditioning Inc. in Artesia, CA 90701 offers air conditioning service, repairs, and new installations. Our technicians are available 7 days a week to help you with all your AC repairs, Central Air Conditioning service, and HVAC maintenance needs. With over 25 years experience in air conditioning repairs in Artesia, CA. you can trust the experts at NRG Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. to take care of all your air conditioning repairs. Our technicians are NATE certified!


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Artesia, CA Air Conditioning Installation

When you need to replace your air conditioning unit in Artesia, CA 90701 you can call the experts at NRG Heating & Air Conditioning Inc for a free estimate and professional advise on the type and size of air conditioning unit your home requires in Artesia, CA. We offer a large selection of different brands of air conditioning units some of which include; LennoxRUUDYORK, & Trane.

Artesia, CA Heating

NRG Heating and Air Conditioning Inc offers heating service, repairs, and new installations in Artesia, CA 90701. If you’re looking to service, repair or replace your heater, condenser, or furnace, NRG’s fleet of technicians is here to help you. We offer free estimates on new installations, affordable pricing for service and repairs, and the experience you expect when selecting a HVAC contractor in Artesia, CA. NRG Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. offers NATE certified technicians and the best prices on heating repairs in Artesia, CA.

Artesia, CA Heating Repairs

Call NRG Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Artesia, CA 90701 seven days a week when you need to repair your heater. We offer heater repairs & furnace repairs in Artesia, CA. Our experience and professional service is just what you’re looking for when choosing a heating contractor to repair your furnace or condenser. Our customers in Artesia, CA receive prompt, dependable, and affordable service for all their heating repairs and service needs.

Arcadia, CA New Heater Installation

There are numerous types of heaters readily available. A central heating device is discovered in most houses and disperses warm air throughout your house, heating it. As your heating system unit gets older, its efficiency can decrease dramatically, causing it to become noisy and require repairs more often. When you are considering replacing a heater or purchasing a brand-new one, there are a number of things to consider for its installation. If you find yourself repairing the issues and having a high payment it may be more beneficial to install an energy-efficient Heater unit to lower the cost of your utility bill. If you are interested in installing a new heater our highly trained authorized crew can help you determine the best fit for your needs. By allowing a proper contractor to install the heater you can obtain to proper installation. For example, a properly sized furnace or boiler will provide a efficient operation rather an improperly sized one that could cause future costly damages. Apart from a trustworthy Heater installer you’ll want to choose a dependable unit and compare the warranties of each furnace or boiler you’re considering.

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At NRG Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. in Artesia, CA 90701 we offer Indoor Air Quality purification systems. We install air filtration systems, including dehumidifiers, humidifiers, air purifiers, and UV germicidal lights to improve indoor air quality. Indoor air quality can affect your health and allergies. Installing indoor air quality equipment can improve the health and allergies of you and your family. Call the experts at NRG 7 Days a week for any of your Indoor Air Quality needs in Artesia, CA 90701.

The Top 5 Air Conditioning or A/C Questions.

  1. Why is my AC is not Turning on?

There are several reason your ac may not be turning on one of the first things you should do is ensure the thermostat is set to on. Next make sure you set the temperature for at least 5 degrees cooler than the current temperature in your home. If your AC unit is equipped (most are) Check the emergency shut off switch. It is usually located in a metal box that’s hanging on your house. The next thing you can do is to check to see if you’ve blown a breaker. If these simple fixes don’t work give NRG Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 800-223-3663 today!

  1. Why does my thermostat say 75 but it’s 90 in the house? It’s blowing hot air.

If your A/C or air conditioner isn’t cooling your house even though it’s running, or is blowing hot air, you should start by checking the thermostat. The next step would be to take a look at the condenser. Is the condenser dirty or blocked? If the condenser is dirty or blocked, clean it and remove the blockage. The condenser can become blocked by dirt, dust, tall weeds, grass or other debris. If the A/C or air conditioner still isn’t blowing cold air, this could be the result of a faulty compressor or an inadequate amount of refrigerant in the system. NRG Heating and Air Conditioning has the technicians your looking for with the affordable prices you deserve call us at 800-223-3663.

  1. Why is there water leaking from my AC unit?

A clogged condensate drain line is the most common cause of water leaking from your air conditioner or A/C. You can prevent a clog condensate line by pouring a cup of household bleach into the line from the inside (this can also help clear a stopped up drain in your home) To remove a clog, attach a wet/dry vacuum to the drain line outside, make sure you remove the paper filter first, and suck the clog out.

  1. Why is my Air conditioner making a noise?

There are several reasons your air conditioner may be making noises. These reasons include; You may have bad compressor valves, a bad motor, your fan blades may be broken or out of balance, your refrigerant may be too low, your reversing valve may be bad, a noisy solenoid coil, you may just have a loud compressor or unit, your unit may be iced up and the fan blades may be hitting the ice, the fan blades may be hitting some kind of obstruction, there may be a vibration due to loose parts or due to refrigerant piping being strapped too tightly.

  1. How can I make my A/C or air conditioner automated with my Smart phone?

If you have a wifi thermostat in your home, you can control your air conditioner right from your smartphone. Call NRG at 800-223-3663 today for more information on these and other important A/C questions.

Important Information On Furnances & Broilers

Most U.S. homes are heated with either furnaces or boilers. Furnaces heat air and distribute the heated air through the house using ducts. Boilers heat water, and provide either hot water or steam for heating. Steam is distributed via pipes to steam radiators, and hot water can be distributed via baseboard radiators or radiant floor systems, or can heat air via a coil. Steam boilers operate at a higher temperature than hot water boilers, and are inherently less efficient, but high-efficiency versions of all types of furnaces and boilers are currently available.

1.       Why is my heater not working?

Check to make sure your thermostat is turned on. Then make sure the switch on the thermostat is on heat not cool. Did you set the temperature to a higher degree than your temperature in your house is currently? The next step would be to check breakers at the electrical box. Check the circuit breaker or fuse for the furnace. Does the fuse look like its popped out? If so, push it in and then make sure the front panel (the panel covering the blower motor) is securely fastened. There’s a push-in switch under it that must be fully depressed for the furnace to operate.
Another reason your heating may not be working is your filter may be clogged make sure to change your filter every month to ensure optimal central air performance. A dirty filter is the most common reason for furnace problems. Is the gas on? Sounds silly but someone may have turned off a gas valve. Just take a look just to be sure. Make sure the heat exhaust flue is clear of debris. Some animals including birds can be drawn by the heat and then obstruct the heat exhaust. Turn the heater off and the thermostat all the way down, then take apart the duct where it exits the heater and check for debris.
Another culprit for your heater not working is, High-efficiency heaters in the height of the summer months, may drain off gallons of water a day. When the drain lines become restricted by minerals, sediment or mold growth, the heater will shut down. To clean, remove the hose, fill it with a mixture of bleach and water (25% bleach), then flush it after 30 minutes, repeat if needed. Lastly make sure all leaves and debris are cleared away from the heating unit. Clogged airways will defiantly affect your heaters efficiency.

2.       What is a SEER rating?

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. The higher the SEER Rating the more efficient your equipment. Modern equipment meets a minimum standard of a 13.0 SEER rating and go up to as high as a 21.0.

3.       Should my thermostat be set at on or auto?

Auto is the most efficient setting on your thermostat, while “on” offers a more even temperature control through your home. This is truly an individual preference.

4.      How does a heat pump work?

Heat pumps take heat from the outside air and move it inside the house. They also take heat from inside the house and pump it outside. Heat pumps improve the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning unit.

5.      Is it better to keep my heater running while I’m gone so the heater doesn’t have to work so hard to heat my home when I get home?

It is a myth that it is more expensive to heat or cool a house from a higher or lower temperature, than it is to keep it at an even temperature all day long. So turn down your heater when you’re not home in the winter and turn up your air conditioner when you’re not home in the summer. Anytime your heating or air conditioner is running it is costing you money and resources.

UNDERSTANDING THE EFFICIENCY RATING OF FURNACES AND BOILERS

A central furnace or boiler’s efficiency is measured by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). The Federal Trade Commission requires new furnaces or boilers to display their AFUE so consumers can compare heating efficiencies of various models. AFUE is a measure of how efficient the appliance is in converting the energy in its fuel to heat over the course of a typical year.

Specifically, AFUE is the ratio of annual heat output of the furnace or boiler compared to the total annual fossil fuel energy consumed by a furnace or boiler. An AFUE of 90% means that 90% of the energy in the fuel becomes heat for the home and the other 10% escapes up the chimney and elsewhere. AFUE doesn’t include the heat losses of the duct system or piping, which can be as much as 35% of the energy for output of the furnace when ducts are located in the attic, garage, or other partially conditioned or unconditioned space.

An all-electric furnace or boiler has no flue loss through a chimney. The AFUE rating for an all-electric furnace or boiler is between 95% and 100%. The lower values are for units installed outdoors because they have greater jacket heat loss. However, despite their high efficiency, the higher cost of electricity in most parts of the country makes all-electric furnaces or boilers an uneconomic choice. If you are interested in electric heating, consider installing a heat pump system.

The minimum allowed AFUE rating for a non-condensing fossil-fueled, warm-air furnace is currently 78% for all types of furnaces except for those designed and manufactured specifically for use in mobile homes, for which the minimum AFUE is 75%. In  the future, minimum AFUE requirements for furnaces will be based on the type of fuel consumed (i.e., gas, oil, or electricity), whether the unit is non-weatherized (i.e., intended for installation indoors) or weatherized (i.e., intended for installation outdoors), and whether the unit is designed specifically for use in a mobile home.

 

Beginning on May 1, 2013, for non-weatherized furnaces and January 1, 2015, for weatherized furnaces, the minimum AFUE requirements will be as follows:

PRODUCT CLASS MINIMUM AFUE RATING
Non-weatherized gas furnaces (not including mobile home furnaces) 80%
Mobile home gas furnaces 80%
Non-weatherized oil-fired furnaces (not including mobile home furnaces) 83%
Mobile Home oil-fired furnaces* 75%
Weatherized gas furnaces 81%
Weatherized oil-fired furnaces* 78%
Electric furnaces* 78%

*The minimum AFUE requirements for these product classes are unchanged from the current requirements.

 

For boilers, the minimum AFUE rating requirements vary based on the type of fuel used and the heating medium. The minimum AFUE rating for a gas-fired hot water boiler is 82%; the minimum AFUE rating for a gas-fired steam boiler is 80%; the minimum AFUE rating for an oil-fired hot water boiler is 84%; and the minimum AFUE rating for an oil-fired steam boiler is 82%. In addition, gas-fired boilers are not permitted to have a constant burning pilot, and hot water boilers are required to have an automatic means for adjusting the water temperature to match the heating load.

A condensing furnace or boiler condenses the water vapor produced in the combustion process and uses the heat from this condensation. The AFUE rating for a condensing furnace or boiler can be much higher (by more than 10 percentage points) than a non-condensing furnace or boiler. Although condensing models cost more than non-condensing models, a condensing furnace or boiler can save you money in fuel costs over the approximately 15- to 30-year life of the unit and is a particularly wise investment in cold climates.

You can identify and compare a system’s efficiency by not only its AFUE but also by its equipment features.

Old, low-efficiency heating systems:

  • Natural draft that creates a flow of combustion gases
  • Continuous pilot light
  • Heavy heat exchanger
  • 56% to 70% AFUE.

Mid-efficiency heating systems:

  • Exhaust fan controls the flow of combustion air and combustion gases more precisely
  • Electronic ignition (no pilot light)
  • Compact size and lighter weight to reduce cycling losses
  • Small-diameter flue pipe
  • 80% to 83% AFUE.

High-efficiency heating systems:

  • Condensing flue gases in a second heat exchanger for extra efficiency
  • Sealed combustion
  • 90% to 98.5% AFUE.

RETROFITTING YOUR FURNACE OR BOILER

Furnaces and boilers can be retrofitted to increase their efficiency. These upgrades improve the safety and efficiency of otherwise sound, older systems. The costs of retrofits should be carefully weighed against the cost of a new boiler or furnace, especially if replacement is likely within a few years or if you wish to switch to a different system for other reasons, such as adding air conditioning. If you choose to replace your heating system, you’ll have the opportunity to install equipment that incorporates the most energy-efficient heating technologies available.

REPLACING YOUR FURNACE OR BOILER

Although older furnace and boiler systems had efficiencies in the range of 56% to 70%, modern conventional heating systems can achieve efficiencies as high as 98.5%, converting nearly all the fuel to useful heat for your home. Energy efficiency upgrades and a new high-efficiency heating system can often cut your fuel bills and your furnace’s pollution output in half. Upgrading your furnace or boiler from 56% to 90% efficiency in an average cold-climate house will save 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year if you heat with gas, or 2.5 tons if you heat with oil.

If your furnace or boiler is old, worn out, inefficient, or significantly oversized, the simplest solution is to replace it with a modern high-efficiency model. Old coal burners that were switched over to oil or gas are prime candidates for replacement, as well as gas furnaces with pilot lights rather than electronic ignitions. Newer systems may be more efficient but are still likely to be oversized, and can often be modified to lower their operating capacity.

Before buying a new furnace or boiler or modifying your existing unit, first make every effort to improve the energy efficiency of your home, then have a heating contractor size your furnace. Energy-efficiency improvements will save money on a new furnace or boiler, because you can purchase a smaller unit. A properly sized furnace or boiler will operate most efficiently, and you’ll want to choose a dependable unit and compare the warranties of each furnace or boiler you’re considering.

When shopping for high-efficiency furnaces and boilers, look for the ENERGY STAR® label. If you live in a cold climate, it usually makes sense to invest in the highest-efficiency system. In milder climates with lower annual heating costs, the extra investment required to go from 80% to 90% to 95% efficiency may be hard to justify.

You can estimate the annual savings from heating system replacements by using the table on this page, which assumes that both heating systems have the same heat output. However, most older systems are oversized, and will be particularly oversized if you significantly improve the energy efficiency of your home. Because of this additional benefit, your actual savings in upgrading to a new system could be much higher than indicated in the table.

Specify a sealed combustion furnace or boiler, which will bring outside air directly into the burner and exhaust flue gases (combustion products) directly to the outside, without the need for a draft hood or damper. Furnaces and boilers that are not sealed-combustion units draw heated air into the unit for combustion and then send that air up the chimney, wasting the energy that was used to heat the air. Sealed-combustion units avoid that problem and also pose no risk of introducing dangerous combustion gases into your house. In furnaces that are not sealed-combustion units, backdrafting of combustion gases can be a big problem.

High-efficiency sealed-combustion units generally produce an acidic exhaust gas that is not suitable for old, unlined chimneys, so the exhaust gas should either be vented through a new duct or the chimney should be lined to accommodate the acidic gas (see the section on maintaining proper ventilation below).

Annual Estimated Savings for Every $100 of Fuel Costs by Increasing Your Heating Equipment Efficiency*

Existing System AFUE New/Upgraded System AFUE
55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 95%
50% $9.09 $16.76 $23.07 $28.57 $33.33 $37.50 $41.24 $44.24 $47.36
55% —- $8.33 $15.38 $21.42 $26.66 $31.20 $35.29 $38.88 $42.10
60% —- —- $7.69 $14.28 $20.00 $25.00 $29.41 $33.33 $37.80
65% —- —- —- $7.14 $13.33 $18.75 $23.52 $27.77 $31.57
70% —- —- —- —- $6.66 $12.50 $17.64 $22.22 $26.32
75% —- —- —- —- —- $6.50 $11.76 $16.66 $21.10
80% —- —- —- —- —- —- $5.88 $11.11 $15.80
85% —- —- —- —- —- —- —- $5.55 $10.50
90% —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- $5.30

*Assuming the same heat output

MAINTAINING FURNACES AND BOILERS

The following maintenance should be provided by a heating system professional.

All systems:

  • Check the condition of your vent connection pipe and chimney. Parts of the venting system may have deteriorated over time. Chimney problems can be expensive to repair, and may help justify installing new heating equipment that won’t use the existing chimney.
  • Check the physical integrity of the heat exchanger. Leaky boiler heat exchangers leak water and are easy to spot. Furnace heat exchangers mix combustion gases with house air when they leak—an important safety reason to have them inspected.
  • Adjust the controls on the boiler or furnace to provide optimum water and air temperature settings for both efficiency and comfort.
  • If you’re considering replacing or retrofitting your existing heating system, have the technician perform a combustion-efficiency test.

Forced Air Systems:

  • Check the combustion chamber for cracks
  • Test for carbon monoxide (CO) and remedy if found
  • Adjust blower control and supply-air temperature
  • Clean and oil the blower
  • Remove dirt, soot, or corrosion from the furnace or boiler
  • Check fuel input and flame characteristics, and adjust if necessary
  • Seal connections between the furnace and main ducts.

Hot Water Systems:

  • Test pressure-relief valve
  • Test high-limit control
  • Inspect pressure tank, which should be filled with air, to verify that it’s not filled with water
  • Clean the heat exchanger.

Steam Systems:

  • Drain some water from the boiler to remove sediments and improve the heat exchange efficiency
  • Test low-water cutoff safety control and high-limit safety control
  • Drain the float chamber to remove sediments, which will prevent the low-water cutoff control from sediment clogs
  • Analyze boiler water and add chemicals as needed to control deposits and corrosion
  • Clean the heat exchanger

MAINTAINING PROPER VENTILATION FOR COMBUSTION SYSTEMS

Anytime you maintain, retrofit, or replace a gas or oil heating system you need to be concerned with air quality. Combustion air is needed by all oil and gas heating systems to support the combustion process. This air is provided in some homes by unintentional air leaks, or by air ducts that connect to the outdoors. The combustion process creates several byproducts that are potentially hazardous to human health and can cause deterioration in your home. You can protect yourself from these hazards, as well as maintain energy efficiency, by ensuring that your chimney system functions properly and that your heating system is properly ventilated. In some cases, installing a sealed-combustion furnace or boiler can also help.

CHIMNEYS

Properly functioning chimney systems will carry combustion byproducts out of the home. Therefore, chimney problems put you at risk of having these byproducts, such as carbon monoxide, spill into your home.

Most older furnaces and boilers have naturally drafting chimneys. The combustion gases exit the home through the chimney using only their buoyancy combined with the chimney’s height. Naturally drafting chimneys often have problems exhausting the combustion gases because of chimney blockage, wind or pressures inside the home that overcome the buoyancy of the gases.

Atmospheric, open-combustion furnaces and boilers, as well as fan-assisted furnaces and boilers, should be vented into masonry chimneys, metal double-wall chimneys, or another type of manufactured chimney. Masonry chimneys should have a fireclay, masonry liner or a retrofitted metal flue liner.

Many older chimneys have deteriorated liners or no liners at all and must be relined during furnace or boiler replacement. A chimney should be relined when any of the following changes are made to the combustion heating system:

  • When you replace an older furnace or boiler with a newer one that has an AFUE of 80% or more. These mid-efficiency appliances have a greater risk of depositing acidic condensation droplets in chimneys, and the chimneys must be prepared to handle this corrosive threat. The new chimney liner should be sized to accommodate both the new heating appliance and the combustion water heater (if present) by the installer.
  • When you replace an older furnace or boiler with a new 90+ AFUE appliance or a heat pump. In this case, the heating appliance will no longer vent into the old chimney, and if the combustion water heater is present it will now vent through an oversized chimney. This oversized chimney can lead to condensation and inadequate draft. The new chimney liner should be sized for the water heater alone, or the water heater in some cases can be vented directly through the wall.

OTHER VENTILATION CONCERNS

Some fan-assisted, non-condensing furnaces and boilers, installed between 1987 and 1993, may be vented horizontally through high-temperature plastic vent pipe (not PVC pipe, which is safely used in condensing furnaces). This type of venting has been recalled and should be replaced by stainless steel vent pipe. If horizontal venting was used, an additional draft-inducing fan may be needed near the vent outlet to create adequate draft. Floor furnaces may have special venting problems because their vent connector exits the furnace close to the floor and may travel 10 to 30 feet before reaching a chimney. Check to see if this type of venting or the floor furnace itself needs replacement. If you smell gases, you have a venting problem that could affect your health. Contact your local utility or heating contractor to have this venting problem repaired immediately.

The Information Listed Above In Important Information For Furnaces & Broilers was attained from the U.S. Department of Energy. This information and more can be found by visiting;
http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/maintaining-your-air-conditioner

Tips For Buying A Heater

A heater is a gadget discovered in the house utilized for heating. There are a number of types of furnaces available. A main heating device is found in a lot of houses and distributes warm air throughout your home, warming it. A stove is normally a large appliance where wood is burned to produce heat in the area. Room heating systems are small, electrical home appliances that supply heat to a small area. A lot of houses have some type of main heating and some individuals have a stove. Many individuals opt for a stove as a decorative piece however it is unusual to see one nowadays for use as the prime heating source. If you are thinking of replacing a heating system or purchasing a brand-new one, there are a number of things to think about.

Size

The size of your house will dictate the size of the furnace needed. If the furnace is too small to accommodate your requirements, it will certainly have to work more difficult to heat up the home. Purchasing a furnace that is too large can be inefficient and they are typically more expensive. The overall use of the furnace will certainly enhance energy costs. Request a load computation before picking the heating system for your house. This will certainly assist determine the correct size. If replacing a furnace, do not simply go with a model that is similar to the old one. Instead, do some research study as the one that had your house might not have actually been the correct size.

Efficiency

High efficiency furnaces can be very expensive. The payoff, however, remains in the long run due to the fact that they will ultimately conserve you cash on heating bills. If you reside in a cooler environment where the heating unit will certainly be running for extended periods of time, buying a high performance model might be ideal. If, however, you do rarely make use of the system commonly, a less effective design will likely conserve cash. In order for the financial investment to pay off, you will certainly have to calculate the energy cost savings with the extra cost of the system. Sometimes this may take a very long time to be useful.

Expense

After identifying the size and efficiency of the system needed, start researching expenses. Likewise take into account setup which is generally performed by a certified COOLING AND HEATING contractor. Look around for the best possible price and get numerous quotes for comparison. Choose the one that has the very best expenses with the wanted features.

Purchasing a furnace can help reduce energy costs while keeping your house warm throughout winter. With a little research study, buying a new heater does not have to be difficult. Guarantee you are purchasing the correct size heater for your home. Identify the level of effectiveness that will save the most cash. Then, shop around and get quotes for the very best rate.