San Diego Gas and Electric has asked the California Public Utilities Commission to raise rates by 28 percent over the next four years. This significant increase would affect both residential and business customers who last saw a rate increase 3 years ago of 10 percent. SDG&E says they need the money to safely modernize the power grid.
The experts at Precision AC Inc, a San Diego based heating and air conditioning company believe Ductless Mini Splits are a beneficial and cost effective way to cool down or heat up a home.
Ductless or mini split, air conditioners works like a regular central air conditioner but without the ducts. They have two main components, a compressor and an indoor air-handling unit. These are linked via a conduit. Each air-handling unit will contain a thermostat that is helpful for regulating the air temperature in each room where the unit is located. Ductless HVAC systems provide energy efficiency of having any desired temperature in a specific room without having to heat or cool the entire home. With a central air conditioning unit, the cool air travels in the air ducts throughout the home to reach each room of your house, wasting energy to those rooms not in use or not needed.
Even if a home has a central air conditioning unit, installation of a ductless to sunrooms, attics, garages or additions can be a cost effective, energy efficient way to keep electric costs down.
Besides the cost effective benefits of ductless air conditioning systems, maintenance is easier. There are no ducts to inspect or checking for leaks, cleaning, or insulations problems.
“Ductless can add value to your home. It is energy efficient and quieter,” says Stephen Diefenderfer, owner of Precision Air Inc., “ The lower noise is ideal if it’s near your bedroom window or neighbors. San Diego has many older homes that doesn’t have any ductwork where the ductless unit would fit right in.”
A decision on whether the rate hike will be decided by the end of the year. If approved, the raise would go into effect starting January. Contact Precision Air to discuss energy saving measures for heating and cooling in preparation of the potential increase in gas and electric costs.
Precision Air Inc., was founded by Stephen Diefenderfer to meet the needs of San Diego residents looking for skilled technicians with a priority in customer service, pride and workmanship. They offer 24/7 emergency service. To schedule a free consultation or to discuss energy efficiency for home or business, go to https://precision-ac.com/ or call (760) 733-6124
Precision Air Inc.
, Encinitas, CA 92024