AZ Air Conditioning and Heating Blog : Archive for January, 2016

The Importance of Checking for Leaks in Your AC Unit

Monday, January 25th, 2016

With the weather turning rainy in Los Angeles, CA these last few weeks, we turn our attention to the subject of leaks. Whenever that ominous drip-drip starts up in your home, the first instinct is to check for a hole in your roof or similar problem. Rooftops have developed leaks since the dawn of time and in many cases that’s exactly what has gone on in your home. But before you jump to conclusions, it pays to consider another option: the leak may actually be coming from your air conditioning unit.

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How Does an Air Conditioning Maintenance Session Benefit Me?

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Cool weather has finally arrived in Los Angeles, CA, which means our air conditioning systems are getting a well-deserved break. Now is the ideal time to schedule an annual or semi-annual maintenance session. This isn’t quite the same thing as a repair session, which is designed to treat a specific problem. Rather, it’s a sort of tune-up, designed to look for potential trouble before it starts, as well as performing a lot of little tasks like cleaning away the dirt and tightening loose bolts and fittings. You may wonder how an air conditioning maintenance session benefits you. In truth, there are a number of tangible advantages.

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Energy Saving Additions to Your Attic

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Most people think of attics as good storage places for their homes and not much more. But an attic makes a very important part of your home when it comes to energy efficiency and helping your heater and air conditioner perform at their best. Here in Los Angeles, CA, trained experts can install a number of products in your attic that help your home hold onto the warm temperatures that your heater has generated (and do the same with cool temperatures in the summer). Hot air rises, which makes your attic ground zero in maintaining an energy efficient home. Here are some improvements to that space that you may want to consider.

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How will a Ductless Heating System Help Me?

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Ductless heating systems eschew the standard centralized heating systems in use throughout the Los Angeles, CA area. Instead, they install multiple individual units in different sections of your home – usually divided by room – allowing you to turn on the heat in each area individually. If you have a small home, it doesn’t provide a whole lot of benefits over a centralized system, and we don’t usually recommend ductless heating systems for such households. Larger homes and those supporting multiple occupants, on the other hand, could benefit tremendously from such a system. Here’s a few of the advantages ductless heating systems offer that you would do well to think about.

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Beware of Low Air Flow in Your Heater

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Here in Los Angeles, CA, most people rely on forced-air furnaces to provide heat for their homes: blowing air through the same series of ducts that your air conditioner uses in the summer time. With our recent cold weather placing a renewed emphasis on reliable heating, you should learn to watch for signs of trouble with your furnace, including those times when the air doesn’t seem to flow from the vents as quickly as it used to. It seems like a minor problem, and certainly doesn’t elicit attention like, say, a lack of hot air would. But in truth, you should beware of low air flow in your heater, because it can cause some serious issues.

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