AZ Air Conditioning and Heating Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

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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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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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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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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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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The Importance of Checking Airflow Balance

Monday, July 18th, 2016

People often underestimate the importance of airflow in their air conditioning units, but in towns like Thousand Oaks, CA where the heat index often soars, it can have a huge impact on your AC’s effectiveness. Cool air needs to move quickly through the ducts from the central air system into your home, and if that flow is cut off your system could run into big trouble. But low airflow can be hard to spot without the right equipment, which is why you need a technician to do the job right. The importance of checking airflow balance should not be underestimated, however.

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How to Spot Low Refrigerant Levels

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Think of refrigerant as the lifeblood of your air conditioning system. Unlike a car which consumes gasoline and oil, an air conditioning system needs its refrigerant levels to stay at a set amount (the specifics depend on the make and model of the system) in order to work. Leaks aren’t supposed to happen, but ours is not a perfect world and they rank among the most common repair calls we have to make. With summer in full force here in Burbank, CA, you need to be able to spot the signs of low refrigerant levels quickly, then summon a repair service the moment you do.

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