AZ Air Conditioning and Heating Blog : Archive for November, 2015

Watch What You Throw Down Your Drain this Holiday Season

Monday, November 30th, 2015

The holidays are here in Los Angeles, CA and that means your kitchen sink is likely to see a lot more activity. Holiday meals mean extensive preparation, and if you’re a fan of Christmas cookies and other baked goods, you’ll probably be cooking them as well. That means a lot of food getting washed down the drain, and while garbage disposals can take care of most of it, you need to watch what does down there this holiday season. Some food can’t be processed by a garbage disposal, and may create problems with the mechanism itself, while others can cause clogs in the pipes further on down the line. A good plumber can solve those issues for you, but it’s usually better to avoid them in the first place. Here’s a short list of food you shouldn’t throw down your drain.

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Stop Formicary Corrosion in Your Air Conditioner

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

We live in Los Angeles, CA, which means that ants are an unfortunate way of life. We can kill them fairly easily, but they always come back, ready for more. This can affect your home in ways you might not have anticipated. For example, the issue of formicary corrosion can affect the copper tubing in your air conditioning system: creating refrigerant leaks and even forcing you to replace an entire component if the corrosion is bad enough. How can you stop formicary corrosion in your air conditioner? There’s a surprisingly versatile way.

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How Does a Water Filtration System Help Your Home?

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

With the ongoing drought here in Los Angeles, CA, many homeowners are taking a close look at their home water systems and what they can do to improve them. And while it won’t specifically address water usage, a water filtration system can help ensure that you make better use of your water overall. It’s designed to remove impurities from your water, ranging from biological contaminants to hard water deposits that can build up on your pipes and faucet heads. As a result, your quality of life will go up overall, and since we’re all expected to save water as much as possible, it will ensure that yours is of the very highest quality. Here’s a quick breakdown on how a water filtration system will help your home.

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Improve Indoor Air Quality and Stop Allergies in their Tracks

Monday, November 16th, 2015

The solution is an electronic air purifier installed in your home in the air ducts, which can create a much cleaner and healthier household environment for you. It makes a surprisingly easy way to improve indoor air quality and stop allergies in their tracks.

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What is a UV Air Purifier?

Monday, November 9th, 2015

It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie: a UV air purifier. In point of fact, though, these remarkable devices are very much a part of our reality and can do wonders for homes that want to improve their indoor air quality. With warm weather lasting deeper into the year here in Los Angeles, CA, bacteria, germs and similar concerns are constant issues here. A UV air purifier could be your most potent weapon in battling them. Here’s a quick breakdown on how it all works.

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Problems Caused by High Water Pressure

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Your pipes and plumbing system are among the most important components of your house, and as a responsible homeowner, you want to do everything you can to keep them functioning as they should. This can involve addressing problems you never knew existed before, such as high water pressure in your pipes. Ideally the water pressure should be about 80 psi (pounds per square inch), though your system can likely handle the occasional surge higher. Routinely high water pressure, however, can cause a number of serious issues. Resolving them usually means a trained technician installing a pressure regulation valve (PRV) in your home. Before you think you don’t need such a valve, here’s a breakdown of the problems caused by high water pressure.

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