When it Comes to Home Comfort and Energy Efficiency Upgrades, Palm Desert Air Conditioning & Heating Company has Offered Their Customer's A Variety of Solutions for More Than 30 Years.

A Box is A Box?

Not necessarily true! Although all air conditioners come with a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating and a EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, not all are created equal. In other words, an American Standard 16 SEER Air Conditioning System and a brand X, 16 SEER system, although effectively equivalent on an energy efficiency basis, (if properly installed) at start-up, after one or two of our "Blast Furnace" summers, you will begin to see the differences.

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We maintain a fleet of fully stocked, radio-dispatched, service and maintenance vehicles, to meet our client’s needs.

There are many ways to cut corners on any installation. We wont do it!

Palm Desert Air Conditioning & Heating Company utilizes only the best equipment, materials, and techniques in all the services we perform -- from preventive maintenance to expert equipment replacement. Although most companies say they do things like triple evacuation of the refrigerant circuit; sound and vibration attenuation; precise refrigerant charge, air balancing; 100% money guarantee in writing. The "low-bid" contractors are forced to eliminate these often critical measures.

Cheaper is Rarely Better!

You usually get what you pay for. We are not the lowest price contractor in the valley, but we do things the right way the first time, every time.

Matched Systems

Don't be misled by condensing unit hang tags. The little yellow tag comes standard on all new air conditioner and heat pump units. The tag shows a range of SEER ratings that is attainable with the new unit. CAUTION: The only way to achieve any of the units' potential SEER ratings, requires proper matching of a new indoor cooling coil to the new condensing unit. True, you will gain some efficiencies by replacing just the outdoor unit, and you will definitely improve your home's air conditioning reliability. However, you will not be able to ascertain the units SEER rating. (If the furnace is over 15 years old you will want to consider its replacement too!)

AHRI Guide

We utilize the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Guide to determine a properly matched system's SEER rating. All manufacturer's condensers and cooling coils are listed with their combined SEER rating. They don't cross-reference between brands.

Do we just replace the condensing unit in some instances?

Yes! If budget constraints wont allow a complete system investment (often, your energy savings will out- weigh the added expense), or the inside components (furnace/coil) are in acceptable condition, we wont push the issue.

The higher efficiency systems i.e., 14, 15, 16, 18, 20 SEER, or the new R410A systems require a proper coil match-up for proper operation.

New Duct Sealing Requirements (H.E.R.S. - Home Energy Rating System)

Here at Palm Desert Air Conditioning & Heating Company we want to follow the federal, state, and city laws and protect you from any wrong doings. Beginning October 1, 2005, the state of California requires you to have your home’s ducts tested for leaks when you have a central air conditioner, furnace, coil or packed unit installed or replaced. Ducts that leak 15 percent or more must be repaired to reduce the leaks. After we test and fix the ducts, we have an approved third-party field verifier check to make sure the duct testing and sealing was done properly or to have your house included in a random sample where one in seven duct systems are checked. And the cost of this is included in the price. We’re here to help you always.

You also should know that any contractor failing to obtain a required building permit and failing to test and repair your ducts is violating the law and exposing you to additional costs and liability. Real estate law requires you to disclose to potential buyers and appraisers whether or not you obtained required permits for work done on your house. If you do not obtain a permit, you may be required to bring your home into compliance with code requirements for that work and you may have to pay penalty permit fees and fines prior to selling your home.