Solar Energy & HVAC Systems

Solar energy and your HVAC system

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   We were at one of our customers today and he had $20,000.00 worth of solar panels and equipment installed a few years ago. He did not pay taxes for three years because of government incentives he applied for and got. He has sold his electricity back to the grid and receives over $100.00 per month every month since installation. That includes the summer months when he has two refrigerated air units running. So he not only has NO electric bill anymore they PAY him!!!  OK so it will take some years to get the $20k back but if you figure two air conditioners running six months of the year thats $300 per month for the bill, then the $100.00 he gets for selling the electricity that over $2000.00 just for the summer months. Figure half of that for winter and that's paying off the solar system in five years! There are also solar panels now that can be directly connected to your refrigerated air. Ask us about it! CLICK HERE

Heating Season 2017

Get your furnace tuned up or replaced before December.

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Free Estimates

Call today for a free estimate on a new high efficiency furnace that will save you money in the long run. Most furnaces return the value by lowering the gas bills within 4 years. There are a lot of factors the contribute to this number but most new furnaces are paid for by the 4th or 5th year. Not to mention safety and peace-of-mind for you and your family!

Our Heating Plumbing & AC App

Custom-Air, Inc. has a new AC App

You can go to Google Play and download our new AC App!

AC App

Over the last 30 years we have seen just about everything you could possibly think of in the residential heating, air conditioning and plumbing business. The one thing that is consistent is the filtration system problems people have. In every home that has forced air heating and cooling there is a filter. It is amazing to us how many problems we run into on a daily basis that are caused by a simple dirty filter. Not only does it cost money for a technician to come to the home, the electric bill is considerably higher then it needs to be. Not to mention the decline in equipment longevity.

So...we began to design a phone App for our customers to use and we had a great idea! Why not give our customers a way to be reminded to change and/or clean the filtration of their heating and cooling system? We sat down with On Top Web Designs and they finished the app,  see our front page to download it free.

Air Conditioning Albuquerque

Air Conditioning

Heating & air conditioning always seems to be the least popular subject of homeowners. We have seen million dollar homes with horrible air conditioning systems because the homeowner and builder didn't seem to care about that aspect of the homes build. Duct systems too small or even too big for the equipment, equipment not sized properly, refrigeration not charged correctly, etc. etc. The home is beautiful but uncomfortable to be in. We spend most of our life in our home, we should be the most comfortable at home then anywhere else!!

water conservation

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Water Efficiency

Flow rates in plumbing fixtures

The past 20 years have seen significant water savings due to new plumbing fixture flow rates. The federal government established maximum flush volumes and flow rates for toilets, showers, faucets and urinals.  A host of Green Building Initiatives and programs have also accounted for positive water conservation techniques. Water use has dropped nationwide at around 1% per year. For example, in 1992 a maximum toilet flush rate was put into law and it saved the country *18 trillion gallons since 1992. That's enough water to supply L.A., Chicago and N.Y. for twenty years!  The reasons for replacing your outdated plumbing fixtures should be more then just "good looks", you can be part of the water solution rather then part of the problem! Call our Plumbing Pros here at Custom-Air, Inc., we can show you the way to water savings for you and our community.

 

*Information from The Alliance for Water Efficiency, a non-profit organization.

Solar Attic Fans

Solar attic fans, electric attic fans and turbines

Options for you to cool your attic and save on energy

Benefits of a well-ventilated attic.

There are many different ways a well-ventilated attic can save on your energy bill. The movement of air to get rid of the heat and hot air to reduce the temperature. Superheated air seeps into the home through openings causing the air conditioning to work harder. Proper ventilation cools the attic floor, attic ducts and interior ceilings.

Solar Attic Fans and Electric Attic Fans

Solar attic fans are easily installed and use little or no energy. When we do a heat load calculation on a home with an attic we calculate about 40% of the design on high attic temperatures. Properly ventilated attics call for reduced size which saves money on the initial installation cost. For existing systems the reduced load will create longevity and energy savings. The thermostat gets satisfied faster and the home maintains the temperature longer. With such savings realized by a simple thing like attic fans, we are not sure why all homes are not required to be built with proper ventilation.

Home Performance

Introducing our new Home Performance Division

Complete home energy solutions

Save on energy bills with Home Performance

At Custom-Air, Inc. we have homes and energy bills we need to pay. We took those homes and experimented with the idea of Home Performance and how we could pass this along to our customers. Heating and cooling, whether refrigerated air or swamp cooler, is the number one culprit of high electric and gas bills. We thought it was time to do all we could with the whole house, not just the mechanical, to save energy.

Attics that are poorly ventilated cause major heat loads. This area of your home can climb as high as 200° fahrenheit. The heat load this causes is putting a strain on the systems that condition the air. We used a radiant barrier, fans and insulation to get rid of the hot air and now we are only 10° above the ambient temperature.

In one of our homes we calculated that there is more square footage in the attic then in the living space. With vaulted ceilings there is more cubic feet of air and it expands, is superheated and penetrates down into the home through leaky areas like electrical outlets, light fixtures, etc. Another strategy was to upgrade the attic ventilation and get rid of the superheated air. Turbines and electrical fans on a thermostat did the job nicely! We estimated that it resulted in a 35% to 45% reduction in air conditioning cost after all this was installed. We removed the heat at it's source. Winter of course the idea is to keep cold air out, by insulating, covering the fans and installing the barrier the natural gas prices dropped 30% to 35%.

Sure, twice a year you have to put on/take off the fan covers and pay for the initial installation, but think of the return on investment! The easiest part of all this is picking up the phone and calling us for a free initial Home Performance consultation. Or you can go to our Contact Us page.