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How Does an Air Conditioning Maintenance Session Benefit Me?

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Cool weather has finally arrived in Los Angeles, CA, which means our air conditioning systems are getting a well-deserved break. Now is the ideal time to schedule an annual or semi-annual maintenance session. This isn’t quite the same thing as a repair session, which is designed to treat a specific problem. Rather, it’s a sort of tune-up, designed to look for potential trouble before it starts, as well as performing a lot of little tasks like cleaning away the dirt and tightening loose bolts and fittings. You may wonder how an air conditioning maintenance session benefits you. In truth, there are a number of tangible advantages.

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What’s So Important About Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

No one likes to think about air conditioning malfunctions, especially in the summer here in Los Angeles, CA. A good repair technician can usually fix problems promptly, ensuring that your air conditioner stays working during the worst of the summer heatwaves. But you can actually prevent a number of repair issues simply by scheduling an air conditioning maintenance session, ideally at least once or twice a year. What’s so important about air conditioning maintenance? Besides lowering the risk of a repair session, it also helps your air conditioner perform more efficiently, lowering your monthly energy bill in the process.

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What are Some Common Drain Pan Problems With Your Air Conditioner?

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

We’re barely into May and Los Angeles, CA has already experienced its share of heat waves this year. A good air conditioner is an absolute necessity, and not just in the height of July. You never know when the temperatures are going to spike, and when they do, your air conditioner needs to respond. Among the more common problems AC units suffer is the drain pan, which exists to gather condensate safely. Condensation forms as a natural offshoot of the air conditioning process – moisture in the air becomes liquid when temperatures drop, much like the formation of dew early in the morning – and that condensation needs to be collected and moved out of the system lest it cause a short or more serious problem. What are some of the common drain pan problems with your air conditioner? They usually break down into two separate categories

A Misaligned Pan

In some cases, the pan itself can be knocked off of its housing, usually because of external impacts or events such as an earthquake, or because the bolts holding it have worn out. If it’s tipped or out of alignment, the condensate may spill over and leak out into other systems

Clogs in the Line

Another common problem can involve the drain line itself, which gets clogged with debris over time. If it does, then the condensate will overflow and you have the same problem that comes with a misaligned pan. The good news is that regular maintenance sessions can keep the line free of clogs, but when it happens, it needs to be addressed.

Most air conditioners have a safety feature that shuts the system off before any overflow occurs. This keeps other components safe and saves you from having to replace them, though you still need a technician to fix the problem before it will run again. The experts at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating are here to help, so give us a call today!

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4 Ways to Improve the Efficiency of Your Air Conditioning

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Air conditioning systems consume a lot of energy and can occupy up to half of the total electricity bill of some homes. If your bills last summer seemed out of control, it’s time to think about what you can do to make your air conditioner run more efficiently. All of the following steps can help you see a difference in your air conditioning bills this year and even reduce the chances of AC repair.

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