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

Protect Your Home Against Allergens This Year

Monday, December 28th, 2015

2016 is almost here, and with it comes a slew of new commitments and resolutions. Amid the festivities, you may want to consider a few new additions to your home to protect against allergens and similar contaminants. With El Nino here this year, Los Angeles, CA residents have been subjected to a wide variety of weather extremes which can increase the pollen count and wreak havoc on sensitive lungs. If you have a family member with asthma or just someone more sensitive to the contaminants in the air, you can take steps to protect your home against allergens this year. Here are a few suggestions:

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Lower Your Energy Bills with an Energy Recovery Ventilator

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Homeowners are always looking out for the bottom line, and that’s no different here in Los Angeles, CA than anywhere else. When it comes to heating and air conditioning systems, you can save a great deal of money simply by helping your home be more energy efficient. An energy recovery ventilator, or ERV, is a perfect way to do that. When installed in your attic or similar location by a trained professional, it can improve your HVAC system’s performance and put money back into your pock in the process. Here’s how an ERV can lower your energy bills.

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Install an Automatic Shut-Off Valve Today!

Monday, December 21st, 2015

We live in Los Angeles, CA, where plumbing problems such as frozen pipes rarely happen. That makes many homeowners assume that leaks aren’t an issue, or that they occur infrequently at best. In fact, plumbing leaks are some of the biggest issues we encounter here, and in many cases homeowners aren’t even aware of them until they have caused a great deal of damage. You can avoid all of that with the installation of an automatic shut-off valve from a trained plumbing professional. With one in place, you can save a lot of worry, as well as keeping your home safe from leaks of all varieties. Here’s how it works.

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Common Heating Myths That Cost You Money

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Winter is here, in practical fact if not on the calendar, and in Los Angeles, CA that means we’re finally setting our air conditioners aside and concentrating on heating. Unfortunately, we tend to ignore many of the potential problems that heaters can experience thanks to our famously mild winters, which means that we often pay more for our heating than we should. That can include accepting as facts a number of common heating myths that cost you money. We’ve provided a brief breakdown of some of them to help you avoid them.

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Is Heat Pump Installation Right for Me?

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Here in Los Angeles, CA, our winters seem to be getting shorter and milder every year. But we still get those chilly nights where it’s nice to have a heater running to keep your home warm. If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, you might consider a heat pump instead of a more traditional heating and air conditioning unit. They can cost a little more to install, but the benefits are often worth it. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works.

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