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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find some of the most frequently asked questions asked about our company. If you have a question that you cannot locate an answer to below, or throughout our website, feel free to contact us with your question and we’ll get back to you in a timely fashion.

HVACR stands for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.

You should check your filter(s) once a month to see if they are clogged or dirty. Clogged or dirty filters can cause system to freeze up and in turn cause water damage. They can also prevent your system from running as efficiently as possible.

It’s a good idea to change the batteries in your thermostat once a year.

If your system is 12-15 years or older, it may be a good time to start considering replacement. You should also start shopping around for a new system if your current one uses R-22 because future EPA regulations are stopping the manufacturing of this type of refrigerant.

Let Bay Area Mechanical help you make the best decision for all your heating and cooling needs. We will make sure the unit is properly sized and consider any comfort issues in the home. We offer additional products that can help reduce allergies and improve indoor air quality. We can help you save money on a higher efficient unit and financing is available. Some systems even qualify for a BGE rebate.

SEER is the abbreviation for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and it is a U.S. government standard energy rating and reflects the overall system efficiency of your cooling system. More efficient units will have a higher SEER Rating. EER is short for Energy Efficiency Ratio and doesn’t take into consideration the time of year, but rather the system’s energy efficiency at the peak operating use. The higher the EER, the more efficient the system.


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