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

Install an Energy Recovery Ventilator Before Summer Hits

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Spring is here, and Simi Valley, CA has already experienced its share of hot weather. Before long, summer will hit us with its triple digit temperatures, and while a good air conditioning can keep your house cool, that comfort will come with a huge price in monthly bills. You may be searching for a way to improve your air conditioner’s efficiency, in which case we strongly suggest installing an energy recovery ventilator (or ERV) in your attic. Doing so now makes a lot of sense, since it will be in place and ready to go before the summer begins in earnest.

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Take Advantage of Rooftop Commercial Air Conditioners

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Because summers in Southern California can be so hot, many business owners in the Rancho Palos Verdes, CA area may be skeptical about installing new air conditioning units on the roof of their business. It can get stiflingly hot on the roof of your building after all, and it’s reasonable to assume that an air conditioner placed up there will overheat. Not to worry. Rooftop air conditioners are built to handle the excess heat of our summers easily, and provide a number of other benefits as well. As a prudent business owner or office manager, you would do well to take advantage of them.

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Water Filtration Protects You from Heavy Rains

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

We’re coming off of years of sustained drought here in Southern California, and Torrance residents don’t normally worry about things like flooding in the sewers. The arrival of El Nino this year – and the last week or so of rains in particular – have served as a bit of a wake-up call. Heavy rains are good news for California’s drought, but can present some problems with water contamination: giving rise to mold growth, bacteria, hard water and other threats that can cause trouble with your household water supply.  The solution is a water filtration system designed to clean up the contaminants that might infest our civic water supply. There’s a number of benefits to such a system, which you should consider as a means of protecting your household from the aftereffects of our heavy rains.

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Get Your Furnace Replaced This Spring

Monday, March 14th, 2016

The storms of El Nino have signaled the last gasp of our Southern California winter, and as we dry off, we’ll be looking ahead to our long and very hot summer. With your furnace gradually slowing down, now is the time to take a serious look at it and decide if it’s time to get it replaced or not. If it is, this is the perfect time to do so, since you have plenty of time to select an option that suits you and have it installed well before you need it. But is your furnace ready to be replaced? And if it is, what kinds of factors should you look for in a replacement? Here’s a brief guide of things to consider.

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Checking for Leaks in Your Air Conditioner

Monday, March 7th, 2016

If you live in the Torrance, CA, your air conditioner has likely already seen use this year. We’ve had some hot spells in the last month or so that have necessitated running your air conditioner, and as a result, you may have encountered some problems with your system in need of correcting. Leaks, in particular, have a way of sneaking up on people, and with our recent rainy season, you may have mistook a leak air conditioner from a leak in your roof or some similar malady. Yes, air conditioners can leak, though not exactly the way you think. Here’s a breakdown of how and why yours may be running into that sort of trouble.

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