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F.A.Q’s

Questions for Residential HVAC Systems in Murrieta, CA

You may have a few questions about your current HVAC system. AirTight Air, Inc. answers some of the most common questions about your overall HVAC system, air conditioner, heat-pump, and furnace.

About AirTight Air, Inc.

Some of the most common questions about our company and the type of HVAC services we provide.

What services does AirTight Air, Inc. provide?

We specialize in all Air Conditioning and Heating Installation and Replacements. Also offering HVAC repairs and maintenance. Whether it’s a traditional HVAC Split-System, Heat-Pump, Rooftop Packaged Unit, Ductless Mini-Split Systems for Single or Multi-Zone, and Gas & Electric Furnaces – We are your go-to HVAC contractor to get the job done right!

How long has AirTight Air, Inc. been in the HVAC business?

Our company has proudly provided our clients with quality Cooling and Heating solutions for 10+ years. We are licensed, insured, and skillfully certified with multiple HVAC credentials.

What areas does AirTight Air, Inc. serve for its services?

Serving the beautiful valley of Murrieta and Temecula area and surrounding communities (Murrieta, Temecula, French Valley, Winchester, Menifee, and Wildomar).

What sets AirTight Air, Inc. apart from other HVAC service providers?

AirTight Air, Inc. is a locally owned and operated family-owned business who values personal connections with each of their customers and aims to provide customized energy-efficient HVAC solutions tailored to the unique requirements of each customer’s comfort needs and offering flexible and appealing financial options. AirTight Air, Inc. is dedicated to maintaining a high level of expertise through staying up-to-date on certifications, licenses and insurances, ensuring that each customer receives a knowledgeable and courteous HVAC installation or replacement at all times being committed to customer satisfaction.

About HVAC Services 

Some of the most common questions about the types of HVAC services offered by AirTight Air, Inc.

Does AirTight Air, Inc. offer residential or commercial HVAC solutions?

Yes, we specialize in both Residential and Light Commercial. We Welcome all Customers (General Contractors, HOA, Realtors, Property Managers, Senior Living, Manufactured Homes, and Mobile Homes).

Can AirTight Air, Inc. help with both heating and cooling systems?

Yes, with our years of experience in the Heating and Air Conditioning Industry, we will take the time to meet with you and review all your HVAC equipment options according to your space requirements and offer the best heating and cooling solutions that fits your needs. Whether it’s to replace or install a new HVAC system for both heating and cooling, our main goal is that you feel comfortable all year long. You can TRUST AirTight Air, Inc. to get the job done right!

Can I schedule a consultation with AirTight Air, Inc. for HVAC installation or repair?

Absolutely! Scheduling a consultation with AirTight Air, Inc. for HVAC installation or Repair is a straightforward process. To get started, you can choose from the following options:

Phone Call:

Feel free to give us a call directly at 951-677-6928. Our friendly staff will assist you in scheduling a time that suits you best.

Free In-Home Consultations for HVAC Installations or Replacements.

$79.99 for HVAC Service or Repair.

 Fill Out an Online Form:

Complete our online request form on the website at www.airtightair.com/contact-us, providing your contact information and preferred time for the consultation. We’ll reach out to confirm and finalize the appointment.

We look forward to discussing your HVAC needs and providing the best solutions for your heating and cooling requirements.

If you have any specific questions or details, you’d like to share before the consultation, feel free to let us know during the call. We appreciate your interest in AirTight Air, Inc., and we’re committed to delivering top-notch HVAC services tailored to your needs.

How does AirTight Air, Inc. assist customers in maintaining their HVAC systems?

AirTight Air, Inc. places a strong emphasis on proactive annual HVAC maintenances, offering annual check-ups on HVAC systems for condensers, evaporator coils, furnaces, and package units. AirTight Air, Inc. not only provides annual HVAC maintenance services but also educates customers on the importance of regular tune-ups by recommending to schedule their annual HVAC maintenances during off-seasonal months to ensure optimal performance throughout the year.

By maintaining and tuning-up their existing Air Conditioning and Heating System can keep their HVAC system running efficiently, while increasing its life expectancy. A lack of maintenance also results in a 5% efficiency loss, which results in higher energy bills. By maintaining their existing HVAC system is the most logical way to ensure a healthy HVAC system.

Does AirTight Air, Inc. offer emergency HVAC repair services?

Yes, if you find yourself in need of HVAC repair during standard business hours, you can quickly schedule an appointment by calling AirTight Air, Inc. at 951-677-6928. AirTight Air, Inc. prioritizes transparent communication and will get you scheduled as soon as possible. You can expect clear explanations of the issue, the proposed solution, and any associated costs, ensuring you are well-informed throughout the process.

About HVAC Systems

Some of the most common questions about your overall HVAC system, air conditioner, heat-pump, and furnace.

What should I consider before replacing or upgrading my HVAC system?

There are a few factors to consider before replacing or upgrading your HVAC system.

  • Age of Current System: Is your current HVAC system more than 10-15 years old?
  • Performance and Efficiency: Have you noticed a decline in the performance or efficiency of your current HVAC system?
  • Energy Bills: Have you experienced an increase in your energy bills recently?
  • Repair Costs: Have you faced frequent and costly repairs for your current HVAC system?
  • Comfort and Air Quality: Have you experienced discomfort or uneven heating/cooling in certain areas of your home?
  • Desired Features: Are there specific features (e.g., smart thermostat, zoning) you wish your HVAC system had?
  • Environmental Considerations: Are you interested in a more environmentally friendly HVAC system (e.g., energy-efficient models, heat pump)?

AirTight Air, Inc. is there to guide you through the whole decision-making process and provide expert advice tailored to your specific situation and needs. If you have any further questions or if there’s a specific area you’d like to explore in more detail, feel free to contact us 951-677-6928 – We are here to help!

How do I know if I need a new heater or air conditioner?

The average well maintained lifespan of HVAC equipment is approximately 10-20 years. If your unit is making loud on and off switching sounds and you find yourself needing to repair it often and can’t heat or cool your home properly, then we recommend it’s time to replace your HVAC unit. As your existing HVAC system ages, it doesn’t operate as efficiently and it could cost you more money.

What is an HVAC maintenance?

An HVAC Maintenance is the process of maintaining your heating, air conditioner, or heat-pump by inspecting, cleaning, and testing your equipment. By investing and scheduling your annual HVAC maintenance, will help improve the overall performance, maintain efficiency, reduce repair costs, preserve your manufacturer warranty, and extend the lifespan of your system. A lack of maintenance also results in a 5% efficiency loss, which could result in higher energy bills. Maintaining your existing system is the most logical way to ensure a healthy HVAC system.

What is a Heat-Pump System?

A Heat-Pump is an all-in-one heating and air conditioning system. An energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. Heat-Pumps are powered by electricity and dual fuel with a variety of installation system options that provide both cooling and heating. Heat-Pumps have both SEER ratings to the measure the air conditioning efficiencies and a HSPF rating for the heating efficiencies. The higher the ratings, the more efficient your Heat-Pump system runs with greater savings. Also available in Packaged Heat-Pumps, Ductless Multi-Splits, and VRV Systems that will keep you comfortable all year long.

What is a Ductless Mini-Split System?

A Ductless Mini-Split System (also known as Single or Multi-Zone System) does not require air ducts to operate. A Mini-Split has (2) main components, an outdoor unit (Condenser) and an indoor unit (Fan Coil Air Handler) that services individual rooms. The Indoor Fan Coil Air Handler can be hung on a wall or mounted on a ceiling (suspended or flush), which offers more flexibility to your installation options. These systems are available in AC only, Heat-Pumps, or VRV Systems.

What is a AHRI Certification?

AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute). The AHRI Certificate verifies the efficiency of the installed HVAC equipment. The program provides accurate testing and evaluation by measuring the heating and air conditioning equipment efficiencies, which confirms the equipment performance ratings.

HVAC Terminology

Some of the most common questions about HVAC Terminology and what it means.

What does SEER2 rating mean?

SEER2 (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio 2). As of January 1, 2023, SEER2 replaced the SEER requirements in the South West Region. All air conditioning systems installed after that date must meet the SEER2 requirements. The Department of Energy (DOE) has changed the way HVAC systems are tested, in order to help reduce overall energy consumption. SEER2 is the total heat removed from the conditioned space during the Spring and Summer months. The higher the SEER2 rating, the more efficient the air conditioner.

2023 SEER2 requirements for the South West Region:

  • AC Systems: 14.3 SEER2 and 11.7 EER2.
  • Heat Pumps: 14.3 SEER2 and 7.5 HSPF2.
  • Single Packaged Units: 13.4 SEER2 and 6.7 HSPF2.
What does a SEER rating mean?

SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios). The SEER number is used to indicate how energy efficient the air conditioner or heat-pump is at cooling your home. SEER ratings range anywhere from 14 to 24+. The higher the SEER rating means the greater your units’ efficiency.

What does a EER rating mean?

EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio). The EER is used to rate the energy-efficiencies of an air conditioner or heat-pump system at a specific outdoor temperature of 95°F. EER ratings range anywhere from 11 to 14. The higher the EER rating, the more efficient your air conditioning condenser or heat-pump is.

What does a HSPF rating mean?

HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor). The HSPF is an energy-efficient rating for the heating portion of a Heat-Pump. The higher the HSPF, the more efficient the heating performance is of a Heat-Pump, which means more heat output and greater the energy savings.

What does a BTU rating mean?

BTU (British Thermal Unit). The BTU refers to the amount of energy it takes to produce heat. A complete standard HVAC system range from 60,000 to 80,000+. The higher the number of the BTUs, the more heat the HVAC unit can produce.

What does a AFUE rating mean?

AFUE (Annualized Fuel Utilization Efficiency). The AFUE is used to rate how efficient your furnace is. This measures how much fuel, such as natural gas or propane, it efficiently takes to heat your home. A standard furnace starts at a minimum of 80% AFUE and higher. A gas furnace with an 80% AFUE means it takes approximately 80% of fuel to heat your home, while the other 20% is released into the flue vent escaping the dwelling. The higher the AFUE rating, the more energy-efficient the furnace is on fuel costs and heating your home.

What you can expect with AirTight Air, Inc.

AirTight Air, Inc. is an insured Air Conditioning and Heat Small Business specializing in HVAC installations. Our company has years of experience under our belt and has proudly provided our clients with quality Cooling and Heating solutions. Our certified and licensed technicians are skilled with multiple credentials, who will conduct a courteous install and leave you with complete knowledge of your AC system.  Serving the beautiful valley of Murrieta and Temecula area and surrounding communities. Family Owned and Operated. 

 

  • FREE Estimates and HVAC System Solutions
  • We offer competitive pricing on every job
  • We maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Experienced and Certified HVAC Technician
  • We offer a variety of equipment with great warranties
  • We are Fully Insured for Your Protection
  • We are Properly Licensed for all HVAC Installs
  • We are a bonded company
  • Guaranteed Manufacturer Warranties
  • Complete knowledge of your Air Conditioning install
  • Customer satisfaction is our top priority!
  • And more!

Air Conditioning Projects

HVAC Air Conditioning and Heating company serving the beautiful valley of Murrieta, Temecula, California.

Complete Split-Systems

Optimize your comfort level with a NEW Energy Efficient and Durable Heating and Cooling system! We offer models up to 20 SEER for both Residential & Commercial properties. 

Heat-Pump Installations

Heat-Pump Systems

Feel comfortable with a NEW Heat-Pump System! An energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. We offer models up to 18 SEER that ensures all-year round comfort.

Temecula California VRV Heat-Pump Installation

VRV Heat-Pump Systems

Maximize your comfort control with a NEW VRV System (Variable Refrigerant Volume), which is the newest cutting-edge Heat-Pump System in the HVAC industry that has the option to be ductless.

What our customers say

AirTight Air, Inc. Google 5 Stars Rating

Our project was completed on August 2nd. Loving our new HVAC system and set up! We really had a positive experience dealing with Julie and Ryan from start to finish of our project. They’re a great team! Ryan is very detailed and worked extended hours to make sure that our new AC is up and running in 48 hours. He spent long hours in the attic even

Deo F. |Google Review

AirTight Air, Inc. Google 5 Stars Rating

Just had our original AC Units replaced from 1992…have had other AC repair people out and in the attic, however they did not address the issues that Ryan did…AND Ryan fixed them…took longer than expected, but he is a perfectionist and wouldn’t stop until it was done correctly! He is such a great guy and communicates well every step of the way! Julie is

Cathy S. |Google Review

AirTight Air, Inc. Google 5 Stars Rating

Ryan from AirTight Air has restored my faith in customer service and quality workmanship, and I can’t say enough great things about him! We recently purchased our house knowing that it was old and would need repairs, but we never expected to be handed the keys to our forever home and be told that the A/C & Heat just quit working! Our home

Bonnie H. |Google Review

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