Why is it necessary to replace the gas furnace?

Many homeowners decide to change the gas furnace only in the case when the old one is completely inoperable. This often happens during the heating season in Santa Barbara … As a result, the house is deprived of heat and hot water until problems with repairs are solved, which in turn can lead not only to inconvenience for the loved ones, but also to the failure of the entire system (pipes burst).
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What is a geothermal heat pump and how does it work?

Geothermal pumps extract from the land and water stored solar energy and then transfer it to the home circuit. This idea is not new. The theory was developed in 1852 by Lord Kelvin, however, became widely used only at the end of the 20th century.

Spending 1 kW of electricity – you can get from 2 to 6 kW of heat. Such installation use energy not for the production of heat energy, but on its transfer. The highest output can be reached at a temperature in the heating circuit of up to +35 degrees. These installations perfectly combine with warm water floors.

Operating principle

Any environment outside the premises, where the winter temperature is above 0 degrees, can be a source of heat. It can be a non-freezing reservoir, river, well with a sufficient amount of water or other in ground sources.

The principle of operation of a geothermal heat pump is that the heat from the sources transferred to the installation, converting and transferring it to the heating circuit.

The pipeline with a large extent laid in a warm environment. The pipeline is locked out, the pump provides the motion. The heat carrier heats up to ambient temperature – + 5 degrees. Passing through the first heat exchanger, it gives off heat to the refrigerant. Freon used as a refrigerant. In a liquid state it enables to perform the installation.

As the heat comes from the sources, its temperature gradually increases and changes to a gaseous state. Then it enters the compressor, where it is compressed and a large amount of heat released. Gas leaves the compressor with a temperature of 35 to 65 degrees. Entering the condenser, it transfers thermal energy to the coolant, which is fed to the circuit. Freon itself enters the waste valve. The sharp drop in pressure occurs and freon is cooled and liquefied again, then it flows back to the evaporator, where a new cycle begins.

Advantages of geothermal heat pumps

  • Giving up the use of gas as the main source of energy.
  • The problem of gas prices disappears. Due to the low caloric content of the gas the costs rise and the capacity of gas boilers decreases.
  • Eliminates the question of connecting a house to gas and building a firebox with complicated norms, the question of installing chimneys disappears.
  • The overall safety of the people who live in the house is increasing.
  • There is no need for the boiler maintenance.
  • Little consumption of electricity.
  • Provision of residents with warm and hot water, and cooling in summer.
  • High efficiency and special tariffs for the electric power allow to bring expenses to a minimum.
  • Reliable performance with constant power characteristics.
  • The service life of the compressor – 30 years.
  • No special maintenance required.

Office Air Conditioning

How to choose the right air conditioner for the office in Santa Barbara?

So, we will try to answer the question.

In accordance with the new requirements for creating comfortable conditions in office premises, air cleared from organic and mineral dust should include no more than 0.3% carbon dioxide and about 21% oxygen. At the same time, the relative humidity of air should not exceed 50-60%. The optimum temperature range should be 20 ° -24 ° C.  the flow of the air masses should be about 0.1-0.15 m / s. To create described conditions today is possible only at use of modern air conditioning systems. Continue reading “Office Air Conditioning”

Tankless water heater

Tankless water heaters can save your money

Energy efficiency is a priority in needs for the most Santa Barbara’s people, when it comes to buying new water heater. One of the best options in saving money is tankless water heater. In fact, according to energy.gov a tankless water heater can save you as much as 8–34 percent on energy bills comparing to common storage water heater.

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How to choose the right radiators for your home?

The correct choice of radiators determines the efficiency of the heating system, its durability and your comfort. So, what should I look for when looking to buy a radiator?

Up to date there are many alternatives and configurations of radiators on sale. To determine what heating radiators, you need for your home you need to answer several questions:

What type of heating system do you have?

An autonomous heating system is suitable for almost every radiator. There is one limitation: if a heating boiler has a copper heating element, then do not choose the aluminum radiators. Aluminum and copper create an electrolyte vapor, which leads to the rapid destruction and corrosion of aluminum (as a lighter metal).

For centralized heating (in apartment buildings), radiators of increased strength are used. Because they are resistant to pressure difference and drains of the coolant from the system. These parameters are met by bimetallic, cast iron and steel radiators.

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Why ask professional for installing an air conditioner

 Professional installing central air conditioner

If you have brazing, electrical, plumbing and framing training, and got some experience in it. Then you can install central air conditioner by yourself. In all other cases, you need to call a professional. In other words, there are great chances for making mistakes, and instead of new air conditioning system you end up with a damaged one that will need costly repair to operate. There is a great risk of breaking AC unit, causing it impractical – not talking about getting injured yourself.

You might also need an EPA certificate to complete installation, because the refrigerant is used in a system. At the end, to complete an installation you will need to do some rewiring and anchoring the AC unit to a solid pad. All in all, trust to professionals when it comes to installing the complicated system such as AC. They have the necessary training and expertise required to ensure that central air conditioner is installed properly and securely.

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Water Cooled Chillers & Air Cooled Chillers

Chіllеrѕ is one of the options to consider when summer is approaching. The rising lеvеl of humіdіtу іn thе аіr cause реорlе sweat continuously and provide a pronounced environment for bасtеrіа аnd раrаѕіtеѕ growth. If you have humid air circulating inside your home you might intensify breathing problems or allergic conditions, due to contaminated by bacteria аtmоѕрhеrе. Dehumidifier’s clean the air indoors, leaving it fresh and safe to breathe. At the beginning, Dehumidifiers where designed fоr commercial purposes, however, nоw they are widely used іn most of new buѕіnеѕѕ ѕеt-up аnd houses.
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Problems with Older Air Conditioning Systems

Older air conditioning systems are very worn out with lots of tear and damage. It usually becomes apparent over time, as parts of the air conditioning system start to dysfunction or system breaks down all at once. Santa Barbara is famous for hot and humid summer months. So when the system fails completely it brings a very undesirable situation.
At A+ Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning, we suggest homeowners change their air conditioning systems once every 10 or 15 years. There are few well-know and apparent problems with older air conditioners. That signal you that it’s time to look for a new one. Continue reading “Problems with Older Air Conditioning Systems”

Faulty AC Compressor

During the high heat of summer, we most often rely heavily on the comfort of a cool breeze blown from an air conditioner. However, if you want your HVAC system to function efficiently, you must make sure that all of its specific parts functions properly. The air conditioning compressors are certainly no exception due to the fact that they are the core unit of an effective air conditioner.


The AC compressor’s are solely responsible for the heat-transfer functions that brings the cooled and conditioned air into the different rooms of your house. It’s the device that pumps refrigerant throughout the unit thereby enhancing the production of cool air. If your compressor is faulty, an immediate hiring of a  professional assistance is  absolutely a must. The AC Compressors are basically the center points of all cooling systems. Continue reading “Faulty AC Compressor”

HVAC Santa Barbara services from a trustworthy company

Choosing the right HVAC services in Santa Barbara

Almost every home nowadays equipped with heating and ventilation air conditioning systems. It is a responsibility of every good homeowner to keep this system in running conditions year around. That is why it is very important to choose the right HVAC Santa Barbara services from a trustworthy company. If you feel like you need to learn yourself how to install or repair your systems, make sure to pick up the right and reputable school. At the end of the training program, the school will give you a license along with the certificate. It will prove that you are qualified to perform such services and can provide them to the community as well.

If you need to get the service for your air conditioning system search for the qualified and experienced company. AC companies Santa Barbara can address the problems of virtually any kind of system that can be installed in your home. They’ll guarantee to keep your house comfortable to stay in. Continue reading “HVAC Santa Barbara services from a trustworthy company”

Why people need to select the Santa Barbara HVAC Repairs

Santa Barbara’s HVAC Repair

Companies providing maintenance of air conditioning equipment are constantly looking for new ways to keep their clients satisfied. One of the ways is to offer a variety of equipment at good prices for services. Establishing friendly connections with the customer is a key in providing good service. This is one of the things that people notice dealing with Santa Barbara HVAC repairs.

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Professionals working at A+ Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning are famous for offering the best services in the area. This is mainly due to the fact that most of the technicians have years of experience in repairing the air conditioners. Their skills in fixing the problems make them the most wanted professionals in the industry when it comes to repairing AC systems. Continue reading “Why people need to select the Santa Barbara HVAC Repairs”

Why you should repair your Walk-In Cooler

The Reasons for Repair Walk-In Cooler

The extent to which your home or business depends on the Walk-In Cooler cannot just be underestimated. The Walk-In saves you a lot on inventories. This is because it ensures that the foods that your family depends on or that your hotel serves your customers are always kept fresh and always safely stored. You are therefore able to save on food expenses as well as generate more profit for the business by serving your clients with quality food. Continue reading “Why you should repair your Walk-In Cooler”

Pros Of Choosing Quality AC Repairs Santa Barbara

AC Repair Santa Barbara

For most of the homeowners, it is important to have a cooling system in good and working condition during the season of high temperatures. Properly working AC system ensures comfortable conditions indoors to survive the heat of summer. To avoid receiving high energy bills, it is wise to consult experts. For fast and clear answers from experienced professionals, contact AC Repair Santa Barbara. Our company has expertise in repairs, maintenance, and quality services.

 Keep the house comfortable

Not all homeowners know that the efficiency of the cooling system reduces by five percent every year. As time goes by, you may notice that the air conditioner does not work as good as it used to. Sometimes the system breaks down before the owner identifies the problem. Repairs of a damaged cooling system can be very costly and replacement of spare parts hectic. That is why regular maintenance will not only save the money on repairs but also keep the house comfortable at all times. Continue reading “Pros Of Choosing Quality AC Repairs Santa Barbara”

Reasons To Hire Technical Heating And Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Maintenance Solutions

Comfortable and stable indoor temperatures no matter what season is outside. Harsh winter of humid and hot summer achieves only by properly functioning equipment. With a wide range of different models of air conditioning, Santa Barbara homes offers a quality and timely maintenance for any cooling equipment. Experienced and reliable service for air conditioner will be provided by a skillful and licensed technician for a reasonable price.

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Reliable service provided for different types of air conditioning requirements giving skilled knowledge and real maintenance solutions. The installation process of any type or model of equipment for the indoor temperature control requires the help and experience of a licensed service company. All homeowners acknowledge the importance of a regular maintenance of their HVAC appliances to guarantee its smooth and proper work. Continue reading “Reasons To Hire Technical Heating And Air Conditioning”


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Santa Barbara, CA 93105