Who We Are
Solace Heating and Cooling has built the reputation of going above and beyond. We understand people are looking for a company they can trust to do quality and honest work. We strive to meet all of your standards of quality, affordability, and trust.
Solace is in the business to provide the customer with the highest quality of service and products with an unmatched affordability in the heating and cooling industry.
Our office support staff is available 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday to schedule repairs, free consulting site visits, or to answer any question you may have about our services. We appreciate your business and look forward to the opportunity to serve you.
What is a SEER rating?
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating and is the rating and performance standards that have been developed by the U.S. government and equipment manufacturer's to produce an energy consumption rating that is easy to understand by consumers. It has a universal formula and conditioning that can be applied to all units and compensates for varying weather conditions. Basically, the lower the S.E.E.R. rating, the more energy (electricity) is required to produce the desired effect.
S.E.E.R. of "12"
(12 is a very common rating for older units produced prior to the 2000's, when energy was relatively inexpensive) Produces about 12 BTU/hr of cooling, per watt of electricity.
S.E.E.R. of "18"
(18 is very common for newer high-efficiency units) Produces about 18 BTU/hr of cooling per watt of electricity.
This increased efficiency has become more and more important as electricity rates continue to rise.
What is BTU?
BTU stands for British Thermal Unit. Each BTU is equal to the amount of energy required to raise 1 pound of water by 1 degree Fahrenheit.
What is a BTU Rating?
Air conditioners are usually rated by how many BTU they can produce per hour, therefore, when an AC unit is rated at 8,000 BTU, it produces 8,000 BTU per hour.
What is EER Rating?
The Energy Efficiency Ratio is the efficiency of the air conditioner. It is capacity in BTU per hour divided by the electrical input in watts. EER changes with the inside and outside conditions, falling as the temperature difference between inside and outside gets larger. EER should not be confused with SEER.
What is the difference between air conditioners and heat pump?
The main difference between the two is that heat pumps have the ability to reverse the flow of freon to produce heat. The flow can, of course, be reversed back to normal and the unit will act as an air condioner.