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

Get an Air Purifier Installed in Your Home

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

The latest round of wildfires here in Southern California serves as a grim reminder of the importance of clean air in your home, and while the blazes have at last been contained, the ash and pollutants in the air may have affected you our your family down here in Los Angeles, CA. The best solution during future wildfires, or anytime the air outside isn’t as clear as we’d like, is an electronic air purifier installed in your home. 

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Is a Ductless Air Conditioning System Right for You?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

August is a good time for assessing the air conditioner in your Rancho Palos Verdes, CA home. With several months of hot summer behind us, you can assess the wear and tear on your system, and determine if it’s time to replace it. Alternately, you may be looking to install a new system in a home that hasn’t had an air conditioner for whatever reason.

Regardless, it pays to consider alternative models from the traditional centralized air conditioner that most people are accustomed to. In particular, a ductless air conditioning system may solve several problems that a centralized system simply can’t.

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Home Improvement Steps to Help Out Your Air Conditioner

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Your home in Torrance, CA is an interactive system, and one component will invariably affect the others. This is important to keep in mind here in the heart of the summer, with temperatures spiking and no relief due until well after Labor Day. Your air conditioner should be able to keep your home cool and comfortable, and that’s far more than a luxury when the temperature routinely climbs over 100 degrees.

But good air conditioning invariably comes with higher monthly bills, and anything you can do to cut those costs is a step you should seriously consider. We have a short list of a few energy-saving tips for you. Some are obvious and you likely know and employ them already. But others are more subtle, but easy to implement.

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The Advantages of an Energy Recovery Ventilator

Monday, August 15th, 2016

August is an excellent time to take stock of your air conditioning system here in Thousand Oaks, CA, with temperatures still soaring and months of regular use behind it. Your monthly bills are likely quite high and while the air conditioner itself may still have plenty of life left within it, you might want to consider an upgrade to help it do its job better. In those cases, we cannot recommend an energy recovery ventilator more highly. What is an ERV and how can it help you defeat those pesky bills? Read on for the answers.

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Let a Dehumidifier Ease Strain on Your Air Conditioner

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Burbank, CA gets very little rainfall, like most of  Southern California, and because we live in a Mediterranean environment, we’re not used to thinking about high humidity levels here. But our recent weather has shown just how humid our summers can get. Our air conditioners can deal with it to a certain extent, but they’re not set up for such an issue, and high humidity can cause undue strain and even breakdowns in some cases. 

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How to Flush a Water Heater

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Our water heaters run into trouble most often when we take them for granted, and unfortunately, taking them for granted is very easy to do. They usually sit in seldom-visited corners of our Los Angeles homes, such as the basement, and since they work so quietly, we can’t always know when trouble is brewing until it’s too late. Unfortunately, that can turn many repair calls into replacement sessions, as the damage (if left unaddressed for weeks or months) has become so extensive that a new water heater is necessary.

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Help! My Air Conditioner Is Blowing Hot Air!

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA has seen its share of hot weather this summer, and that doesn’t look to change anytime soon. Nothing can be more disconcerting than to turn on your system to cool the house down and to feel warm air blowing out of the system. Even air which is cool, but not as cool as you expect can indicate a problem that might only get worse the longer you leave it unattended. In many cases, the cause is fairly simple to correct, but you need a proper technician’s training to do so (air conditioners are delicate, and you need a license to handle components such as refrigerant). The causes of  warm air in your system are varied, but can include these common culprits:

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