Heating

We’re lucky to enjoy warm weather most of the year here in our corner of the world. But when the days get shorter and temperatures do cool off, it’s important to have a great heating system to pick up the slack. Contact a member of our team of professionals to learn more about the heating systems and services we have to offer. Whether you’re installing, repairing, maintaining, or replacing – no matter what your heating needs – you can count on us to get the job done right. Mediterranean Heating and Air is here to help.

INSTALLATION AND REPLACEMENT

When purchasing a new heating system, you should consider your options carefully as you gauge a system’s quality, efficiency and affordability. It’s a decision that will impact your budget, and your home’s comfort, for years to come. And just as important as the quality of the system you choose, is the quality of your installation service. As good an investment as a great heating system is, it will fail to live up to your expectations if not properly installed. Let us cover all your options and answer any questions you may have.

We are also happy to help you find the right heating replacement when your existing system is ready for retirement. There will come a time when your system no longer satisfies your heating needs, or even breaks down completely. When this happens, our technicians are the experts to trust for quality heating replacement service. Don’t try to guess which replacement system is best for you. Work with a qualified heating professional to make that choice with confidence.

REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE

Everybody wants reliable performance from their heater, but you can’t expect even the best heating system to operate perfectly forever. You’re going to need professional repair service at some point, and when you do, we’re the company to call. If you notice an overall decline in performance, or if your heating costs inexplicably spike, contact us right away for top-notch service. Remember that it’s always best to call for help the moment trouble is discovered, before a small problem gets out of hand.

Routine heating maintenance is your best chance to minimize the risk of problems with your system. Regular service will help to keep your system as dependable and efficient as possible. There really is no better alternative when it comes to getting the most from your heater. Call now for more information. Our heating technicians will thoroughly inspect and tune up your system so that it is able to heat your home reliably while consuming a minimal amount of energy in the process.

RADIANT HEAT/BOILER SYSTEM

Unlike heat pumps or furnaces, a boiler does not depend on a forced air distribution system in order to circulate heat throughout your home. Rather, water is heated and piped throughout your house to radiators, baseboards, or hydronic heating systems. Radiant heat is then transferred to objects and surfaces within the room. The elimination of air ducts and forced air is ideal for homeowners with sensitive allergies, as pollutants are not stirred up and distributed throughout the home. Of course, if you want to ensure that your boiler operates safely and that your home is heated efficiently, it’s important to schedule your boiler installation with a skilled technician. Contact us today to do so.

Determining which boiler is right for your home can be more difficult than it sounds. You must know that your boiler is the right size for your home, meeting your heating requirements, but not so large that your home heats too rapidly and forces the system to short cycle. A professional boiler installation technician will ensure that you do not encounter these problems, as well as that no leaks from your boiler or its piping system cause damage to your property. For quality installation, we’re the company to call.

We can also help with repairs, with maintenance, or a full replacement, if it comes to that. If you notice any water leaking from your boiler or any of its pipes, then you really need to contact a skilled technician right away. There are many different reasons that a boiler may leak, including poor connections and even high water pressure. Whatever the cause, however, a leaking boiler system can do substantial damage to your home. If different areas of your home seem to fluctuate in temperature, this too can indicate the need for repairs. An unusual noise coming from your boiler may not seem like that big a deal, but it may be indicative of a more serious problem in development. You should take even the most minor problems serious if you really want to protect your comfort.

ELECTRIC & PROPANE FURNACE

With a selection of different fuel options — including natural gas, propane and electricity — many homeowners are attracted to the benefits that furnaces have to offer. Their method of heating air and circulating it throughout a house allows for fast, efficient heating. Choosing which type of furnace is right for you can be difficult; each option has its pros and cons. Natural gas burns quite efficiently and is piped right into your home, but not all houses are eqipped for it. Propane is a good alternative, but is generally more expensive and requires a storage tank. Electric furnaces are becoming more and more popular as well, as they become efficient enough to offset the relatively high cost of electricity.

Furnaces have a number of moving parts, such as blower fans, and both gas and propane models feature a pilot light which ignites the fuel source in a combustion chamber. Electric furnaces rely on a number of heating elements to heat your home. With so many components, each integral to the performance of the furnace, routine maintenance is a real necessity to keep your system working to the best of its abilities. Schedule professional furnace maintenance with Mediterranean to ensure that you get the best performance your furnace has offer. Call us today to get started.

HYBRID/HEAT PUMP SYSTEM

Are you constructing a new home and looking for a system that will keep you comfortable all year long? Is your old central air conditioning or heating ready to be replaced? Whatever situation has put you in the market for a new heating and air conditioning solution, Mediterranean Heating and Air has a great suggestion for you. Consider the installation of a heat pump in your home. These great systems are capable of both heating and cooling your home, and doing so with outstanding efficiency levels.

Heat pumps have been around for quite a while, but they have really gained traction in recent years. When cooling your home, a heat pump works in much the same way as a standard air conditioning system. Heat is removed from the air, and the air is recirculated throughout your home. The difference with a heat pump, though, is that these systems are able to reverse their operation. This means that, during the winter months, a heat pump can transfer ambient heat from the outside in. This reliance on the heat transfer method makes a heat pump a great option for efficient, year round comfort. With the relatively mild winters we have, a heat pump can provide plenty of heat throughout the season.

Heat pumps use air ducts to circulate conditioned air throughout your home, and like any other HVAC system they must be professionally installed and designed for maximum performance. Our team will ensure that your heat pump is the right size for your home, that your ductwork is well planned and properly laid out, and that your thermostats are conveniently located.

While hybrid systems are quite durable and actually feature fewer moving parts than many HVAC systems, when service is needed, you want a professional to do the job. It’s important to know when it makes sense to repair your unit, and when it’s time to replace. The technicians at Mediterranean Heating & Air have the training and experience to know the difference, and we will help you make an informed decision when the time comes. Contact us for all your hybrid and heat pump questions and concerns.

DUCTLESS MINI SPLIT SYTEMS

Not all homes can accommodate the bulky ductwork that central air conditioning systems, heat pumps, and furnaces require to circulate conditioned air throughout the living space. Additionally, problems with air ducts are among the most common causes of inefficient heating and cooling that homeowners encounter. Because of this, ductless mini split systems have really caught on in recent years. These systems avoid ductwork altogether, instead using individual, wall-mounted blowers to both heat and cool a building. Their design helps eliminate energy loss, and they lend themselves easily to zone controlled heating and cooling, further boosting efficiency. Call today to learn more.

While it’s true that a ductless mini split system does not require the installation of a complex air ducts system, it’s still a service that only a skilled professional can complete. You must be certain that the equipment is properly sized and that every component is properly integrated for outstanding performance. Don’t take chances with the quality of your installation. Leave it to the experts at Mediterranean Heating & Air.

We’d love to tell you that your ductless mini split heating and air conditioning system will never encounter any problems in its operation, but we’re far too honest for that. Proper maintenance can help keep your system trouble-free, and Mediterranean can provide regular service. Eventually, though, you will need professional ductless mini split repair service. When you do, you can count on our technicians to do the job promptly and thoroughly.

We’re also the ones to call when the time comes that you need to replace your ductless mini splits. Just as with your initial installation, there are a lot of different factors to consider prior to your ductless mini split replacement. When you work with us you can rest assured that no facet of the job will be left to chance.

THERMOSTATS

If you want to enjoy complete, convenient control over your heating and air conditioning system, you’ll need to choose the right thermostat from the available options. Here are a few you may want to consider:

DIGITAL THERMOSTATS

Some people really like to cling onto the past. If you have an old, manual thermostat in your home, you should consider upgrading to a digital model. In many ways, they’re actually simpler to operate than the old dial or slide models. Push button controls and a digital readout can help you to set temperatures more accurately and to enjoy more efficient heating and air conditioning.

PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTATS

This modern convenience allows you to create personalized heating and air conditioning programs to fit your home and lifestyle. No longer will you have to heat or cool your empty home all day just to make sure it’s comfortable when you return from work. Program your thermostat to adjust temperatures shortly before your arrival time, and put it out of your mind.

WIRELESS THERMOSTATS

If you’re really ready to take your thermostat usage to the next level, inquire about the many benefits of wireless. Control temperatures remotely from an internet enabled device, track energy use in your home, and more. It may not be for everyone, but a wireless or smart thermostat is a great way to use energy more conscientiously in your home.

A thermostat, like any component in your home comfort system, is really only as good as the services it receives. Should you require thermostat installation, repair, replacement, or maintenance, contact us today. We will carefully install your new thermostat or replace an old one. If a malfunctioning thermostat is leaving you uncomfortable — or coscting too much — our thermostat repair and maintenance technicians are just a phone call away. You can always trust Mediterranean with your comfort.

ZONE CONTROL SYTEMS

Have you ever tried to sleep in an uncomfortable bedroom solely due to the fact that you didn’t want to heat or cool the rest of the house? Did it ever cross your mind how ridiculous a situation that is? When you take advantage of a zone control system, you can really control the way you both heat and cool your home. Start keeping your home comfortable without paying to maintain temperatures in unoccupied areas. Let the technicians at Mediterranean Heating and Air help you do so. We offer quality zone control repair, installation, and maintenance services throughout Southern California.

Zone control systems consist of a few different components. Basically, adjustable dampers are installed in your air ducts. These dampers can be adjusted through the use of an electronic system of controls, which in turn is regulated by thermostats placed throughout your home. You can use different temperature settings in different “zones” of your house in order to control how much heating or cooling is called for in each. The dampers will adjust accordingly. To learn more, give us a call any time.

AIR CLEANERS

Of course, the temperature within your home is not the only factor affecting your comfort. Air quality is on the minds of many Southern California residents. According to the EPA, indoor air pollution is one of the top five environmental health risks. With the right air cleaner, you can remove airborne and biological pollutants from the air in your home. This is a wise choice for anyone suffering from asthma, allergies or other respiratory issues. Plus, because dirt, dust and other debris can clog up your HVAC equipment and build up on vital components, a good air cleaner can actually help your home comfort systems to operate more efficiently and effectively.

If you’re concerned about your home’s air quality, give Mediterranean Heating and Air a call. Choosing the right air cleaner for your particular needs is important, and requires the input and expertise of a professional. Here are a few common options:

AIR FILTERS

Air filtration is one of the most basic and effective methods of boosting indoor air quality in a home. If you have an air conditioning and heating system, you probably know that there is an air filter within it. A more efficient air filter is necessary to improve indoor air quality, though, as the purpose of the filter in your system is to protect the HVAC equipment rather than to benefit your air quality throughout the house.

ELECTRONIC AIR PURIFIERS

These devices operate on a similar concept as mechanical air filters, but rather than filter pollutants out of the air as it passes through, they give the pollutants a static charge. This takes place in an ionization chamber, and once the pollutants are charged they will attach to a collector plate or simply to the surfaces in your home. In either case, they are removed from circulation and you can enjoy cleaner, purer air.

Contact Mediterranean Heating and Air Conditioning today to discuss your indoor air quality concerns. We are happy to help you find an air cleaner that matches your needs, or to service the one that you have. Let us know when you’re ready to start cleaning up the air in your home.

HUMIDIFIERS/DEHUMIDIFIERS

While pollutants in your air are a serious concern, improper humidity levels are just as troublesome. Many homeowners recognize issues in their homes without ever realizing that it is a humidity imbalance that is to blame. Whether your air is uncomfortably humid or a lacks the right amount of moisture, the humidifier and dehumidifier experts at Mediterranean Heating and Air Conditioning are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about how humidity levels can impact not only your comfort but even the condition of your property. We will help determine whether a whole house humidifier or dehumidifier is right for you.

The air conditioning experts at Mediterranean Heating and Air offer quality humidifier and dehumidifier repair, installation, and maintenance services throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

Very dry air in your home can lead to a number of frustrating problems, and a whole house humidifier is a great way to resolve them. You may need a humidifier if you suffer from very dry, itchy skin, frequent sore throats, or even bloody noses. An increase in annoying static shocks, which can also damage sensitive electrical equipment, is another sign that it might be time to invest in a humidifier. If you find that your paint is chipping and wooden fixtures or furniture are splitting, the dryness of the air in your home may be to blame.

The effects that very humid air can have on your home are no more desirable than that of excessively dry air. Humidity holds heat, so if your home is very humid it may feel very stuffy and uncomfortable. If you find that your floors feel damp and sticky or if you discover excessive condensation on pipes and windows, high humidity levels are a very real possibility. Overly humid air can also promote the growth of biological pollutants, including viruses, mold and bacteria. When you incorporate a whole house dehumidifier into your HVAC system, you can avoid these and other humidity related problems.

You may have used a portable humidifier in the past that you can move from room to room. For whole house humidity control, though, you need a professional humidifier and dehumidifier installation. These devices are installed directly into your HVAC system, where they can add or remove moisture from the air that flows throughout your home. Any time you add a component to your heating and air conditioning system, it is important to schedule service with a qualified professional. Call Mediterranean today for more information about humidifier and dehumidifier installation, replacement, repair, or maintenance.

UV LIGHTS

While dirt and dust flying through the air in your home are certainly problematic, they may not be the only airborne pollutants you need to worry about. Many homes suffer from biological pollutants as well, which tend to thrive in the dark interiors of ductwork. This can be a serious concern, especially for homeowners susceptible to respiratory problems. Do not let viruses, mold, bacteria or other biological pollutants build up within the inner workings of your HVAC system. Contact us today to learn if UV germicidal lights are right for you. The pros at Mediterranean Heating and Air Conditioning have the answers you need.

UV germicidal lights are lamps which are installed directly into the ductwork of your HVAC system, typically by the air handler. As air passes by these lamps, they emit small, safe amounts of UV (ultraviolet) radiation — well, safe for us. For the biological pollutants which they target, though, this radiation is anything but safe. They are rendered unable to reproduce by the UV germicidal lamps, dying as they try. This is a great way to clean up pollutants which cannot simply be filtered out of the air, as well as an effective method of doing so without the use of any chemicals in the process. For more tips about UV germicidal lights, give us a call.

The UV germicidal light experts at Mediterranean Heating and Air Conditioning offer quality repair, installation, and maintenance services throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

DUCT SEALING

Are you dissatisfied with the performance of your heating and air conditioning, no matter how much you may fiddle with the thermostat? Do your energy bills seem to climb higher and higher while your comfort is left at the same, unimpressive peak? Your air ducts may be to blame. While forced air distribution systems can be a very effective, reliable way in which to circulate conditioned air throughout your home, there is a possibility that holes and tears may develop at some point in your system. IF this happens, you need to schedule service with our duct sealing specialists. Mediterranean Heating and Air Conditioning is here to help.

One of the main challenges that damaged ductwork presents to homeowners is that it can be pretty difficult to diagnose. After all, the vast majority of your ductwork is tucked away behind your walls and beneath your floors. You cannot give it a visual inspection to determine if there are tears, corrosion or other problems within the system. There are a few indicators that can alert you to the possibility of damaged air ducts, though. You just have to know what to look for. Here are a few signs that it may be time to schedule professional duct sealing service in Woodland Hills, CA.

If you notice that your indoor air quality is plummeting, as more and more airborne pollutants seem to find their way into your home, improperly sealed air ducts may be the issue. Pollutants can work their way into your ductwork if not properly sealed. This can really have a negative impact on indoor air quality and lead to respiratory discomfort.

Another sign that it is time for professional air duct sealing is if your energy bills spike. Improperly sealed ducts allow air to escape from the system or for heat to force its way in. As your system has to work harder to compensate for this energy loss, your energy costs will rise. Do not allow poor duct sealing to drive up your energy bills each month. When you work with the trained professionals at Mediterranean Heating & Air, you can rest assured that your air ducts are in the condition necessary for the effective, reliable distribution of heated and cooled air.

AIR SEALING AND INSULATION

Having your home properly sealed and insulated is vital when you live in as hot a climate as we do. Heat naturally moves to cooler areas. This means that as you run your air conditioning system, heat is going to try to make its way into your home. You need to stop that heat in its tracks. When you schedule your air sealing and insulation services with Mediterranean Heating and Air Conditioning, you can enjoy the great comfort you deserve without overpaying when your heating and cooling costs come in. Contact us today to further discuss how proper air sealing and insulation benefits your home.

We can thoroughly inspect your home to determine precisely where the leaks are. Once we have pinpointed the source of your air leaks, we can eliminagte the problem. With the right materials and professionally completed air sealing services, you’ll be able to enjoy the comfort you deserve with the efficiency you need. While you may be able to handle a caulk gun and some weather stripping on your own, simply sealing air leaks is not enough to ensure that you prevent heat transfer. Lack of proper insulation will have the same result as leaks, but on an even bigger scale. That’s why you should contact us to handle your insulation, as this is an integral part of maintaining high levels of performance.

We offer a great selection of wall insulation options, as well as attic insulation. Heat rises, after all, and attics are notorious for energy efficiency issues. We also offer spray foam insulation to insulate areas of your home which may be more difficult to access. Our insulation technicians have the necessary experience to ensure that your insulation is properly installed, and that it has an appropriate R–value, which measures efficiency. An R–value which is too high can be just as detrimental as one which is too low. Let us strike the right balance in your home. Schedule your insulation service with our skilled heating and cooling technicians today.