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

3 Signs of Trouble With Your Water Heater

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Water heaters benefit a great deal from our dry and mild climate here in Los Angeles, CA, which means that yours can likely go for many years before needing replacement. Sooner or later, that day will come, however, and because water heaters usually do their jobs quietly in out-of-the-way locations like your basement, it can be hard to spot the problem until it’s a raging crisis.

This is doubly unfortunately because many issues with water heaters can be addressed without replacement if they’re caught quickly. Ideally, you can schedule a maintenance session from a trained plumber once a year to spot any potential issues and plan to correct them. But you can augment that by checking for signs of trouble from your water heater throughout the year. Here are three specific ways to do that.

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The Benefits of Solar Air Conditioning

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

With summer finally an end here in Torrance, CA, the time has come to take a long, hard look at your air conditioning system, and decide if it needs replacing. If you need to change out an old air conditioner with a new one, look into the benefits that solar air conditioning can provide your home. There’s a significant up-front cost, bu the long-term benefits are immeasurable. And with the solar technology advancing  in leaps and bounds the last few years, now is the best possible time to invest in a system that could change your life.

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Signs That You Have a Plumbing Leak

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Plumbing leaks rank among the most common repair calls we take here in Burbank, CA, and when your plumbing system springs a leak, we can be there in a flash. In and of themselves, plumbing leaks are fairly easy for a trained plumber to repair. Trouble arises when those leaks go undetected for a lengthy period of time. It’s one thing to spot water spreading out across your kitchen floor. But what about small leaks in the pipes in your walls, or underground around your property? They can go on for weeks or even months, damaging drywall and other key components in your household.

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Types of Water Purification Systems

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The water from your plumbing is as important to your Thousand Oaks, CA home as the air which circulates through it. You use your water for drinking, cooking, and cleaning, and thus need it to be as pure and free of imperfections as possible. The civic water system does a good job keeping it clean, but no system is perfect.

You can help your own cause by adding a whole-house water filtration system to your plumbing system. It can make a huge difference in your quality of life and perhaps solve some lingering problems. But such systems come in a variety of types and what works for one home may not work for another. Here’s a list of two possible options for you, to give you a sense of what might be a good fit.

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UV Air Purifiers Mean Healthier Housholds

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Clean air benefits every household in the Los Angeles, CA area, but it especially helps households with sensitive family members. That can include homes with a newborn infant, homes with elderly residents, and homes with people suffering from asthma or similar conditions. The more you can protect such family members from germs, colds, and viruses, the better off they will be. And if you’re looking for a secret weapon in that fight, we have something that will fit perfectly: a UV air purifier.

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Indian Summer Means Problems for Your Air Conditioner

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Summer ended a few weeks ago, at least according to the calendar, and yet you’d never know it here in Torrance, CA and throughout other parts of Southern California. Last week’s heat wave drove temperatures up over 100 degrees across the Southland, and we probably have at least one or two more hot spells this year before the rainy season mercifully begins.

This is a critical time for your air conditioner, especially if you have a unit that is older and more worn. Having already shouldered the load all summer, it’s asked to continue to perform well into the fall, resulting in breakdowns and other repair issues. We can repair a problematic AC for you quickly and effectively, but you yourself can take steps to ensure that your system stays up and running for the remainder of the season.

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