Frequently asked questions
How can I keep my garage cool without an air conditioner?
Making the roof a Cool Roof will tremendously decrease the heat conducted into a garage. Pair it with proper insulation for a comfortable space even on hot summer days.
What types of Cool Roof are avaiable?
Cool Roofs can be made of a highly reflective type of paint, a sheet covering, or highly reflective tiles or shingles.
What are some secondary benefits of a cool Roof?
Not only does a Cool Roof reduce cooling costs, it reduces local air temperature and lower peak electricity demand, which can help prevent power outages during hot summer days.
Does a Cool Roof cost more than a non-cool roof?
When installing a new roof or replacing an existing one, cost of a Cool Roof is about the same as a non-cool roof. Contact us for specific details.
Is there a LADWP incentive for Cool Roof?
LADWP offers an incentive for Cool Roofs that meet the three year Solar Reflectance Index level. We'll recommend the most effective Cool Roof for the price. Get started by submitting the contact form.
Does a new or replacement roof need to comply with CA Title 24 Part 6?
Title requirements apply under certain conditions. We'll ensure your new roof fulfill requirements for thermal emittance, three-year aged reflectance, and Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of roofing materials.
What is radiant barrier?
Radiant barrier consists of a highly reflective material that reflects radiant heat rather than absorbing it. As it's typically installed in attics, paring it with a Cool Roof creates an optimal barrier agains heat gain. Stay cool while using less air conditioning.
How does a Cool Roof prolong the life of a central air conditioner?
Cool Roofs reduce cooling costs by up to 15%. By keeping the AC unit more idle, service life is extended. This is beneficial as many central air units operate for 10 years.
What is the difference between central air and HVAC?
Central air circulates cool air through a system of supply and return ducts. HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, and circulates cool air and warm air through a system of ducts.
How long do HVAC systems operate effectively?
HVAC typically operates effectively for 10 - 15 years. Life expectancy is greatly impacted by product model, ductwork, maintenance and usage. Thermostats also play a part in life expectancy.
How do modern HVAC systems differ from systems from 10 years ago?
Energy efficient HVAC with a high SEER rating run quieter and more effectively. Many HVAC systems from 10 years ago had a SEER rating of 10-12. HVAC system with a 16 SEER rating lowers cooling costs by 30% or more. Get started by submitting the contact form.
How much can I save with an energy efficient HVAC system?
Higher the SEER and AFUE ratings, less energy fuel is consumed to keep you comfortable. Modern HVAC units can lower cooling and heating costs by 30% or more compared to older units. Additionally, utility companies offer incentives for installing energy efficient units. We'll guide you on selecting the right model for your unique needs.
What is the right furnance efficiency?
A central furnance efficiency is measured by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE): a ratio of annual heat output of the furnance compared to annual heat fuel energy consumed by a furnance. A 90% AFUE means that 90% of the fuel energy becomes heat for the home and 10% escapes. We consider cost, incentives, and AFUE when recommending a furnance for your unique needs. Get started by completing the contact form.
What is a SEER?
SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio and is one of the key efficiency rating for a HVAC system. Higher the SEER, less electricity is used to cool your home. HVAC needs a SEER rating of 14 and higher to earn an Energy Star rating.
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