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

Insulation Is a Boon for Winter and Summer Alike

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

We rarely think about insulation for our homes in Southern California, especially in towns like Thousand Oaks, CA where summers are long and hot. Insulation is generally considered useful for winters only, and with our winters being so mild, a number of homes in the area lack proper insulation.

Now is the time to add more, not only because winter is coming, but because it can pay equally huge dividends in the summer. Here’s how.

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How to Find the Best New Heating System

Monday, September 26th, 2016

With fall officially here, this is the time that residents of Burbank need to take a good long look at their heating systems and decide if they need to be replaced. Our winters are mild, but you still need reliable heating! If your system is on its last legs, better to replace it now than attempt to do so in the winter, when you have no time to make a proper decision at your own pace.

If you’ve decided to replace your heater, congratulations! The next step is to consult with a trained technician about the model that’s right for you. He or she can go over the specifics, but there are a few things you should keep in mind when considering your options:

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Time to Prepare Your Heater for the Fall

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Summer has a way of lasting well into October here in Los Angeles, CA, but we just had our first noticeable rainfall of the year, and while you may not need your heating system on a regular basis just yet, now is the time to start preparing your system for the winter.

This makes an excellent time because temperatures are still reasonably warm and you’ll have plenty of time to address any problems that arise without having to scramble or rearrange your schedule. That way, your heater will be ready to go when you need it. This is especially important if you have an older heater, or one that you’d like to see perform a little more efficiently this fall. Here’s a quick list of some steps you can take.

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3 Home Improvement Options for the Fall

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Warm weather continues here in Torrance, CA, but as September moves into October, milder temperatures will soon be on your way. This makes a great opportunity for you to assess the current state of your home, and determine is any improvements are needed. Additions to your household can hep make the home more energy efficient, as well as easing the burden on your heater, air conditioner and even your plumbing. Best of all, they can be installed very easily by friendly professionals without disrupting the other key components in your home. Here’s a quick list of some for you to consider.

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Late Season Air Conditioning Issues to Watch for

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Summer runs long in Burbank, CA, and while Labor Day marks the unofficial end of the season, So Cal residents know that it can continue into October and even beyond. This comes on top of months of scorching hot weather that can test your air conditioner in all kinds of ways. Hopefully, your system is functioning without a problem, but now is the time to keep an extra close eye out for late-season issues. The strain of all that work often starts to show this time of year, and can cause a breakdown just when you need your air conditioner to step up and perform. Here’s a brief list of common problems we often treat this time of year.

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