AZ Air Conditioning and Heating Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

AZ Air CEO Receives BBB Award of Excellence

Monday, February 6th, 2017

AZ Air - BBB - AwardHere at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating, we usually use this blog to give our customers tips and tactics for making the most out of their heating and air conditioning systems. But we’d like to make an announcement for an honor that we’re very proud of. Our President and CEO, Richard A Copelan, has earned the Better Business Bureau’s prestigious Award of Excellence on behalf of the company!

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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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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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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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Steps to Take During a Heat Wave

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Heat waves are as much a part of summer in Torrance, CA as trips to Disneyland or Hollywood scandals. We’ve already tasted our share this year, and that’s only going to get worse as the summer goes on.

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4 Signs of Air Conditioning Trouble

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Air conditioners are complicated pieces of equipment, and breakdowns can occur for any one of dozens of reasons. Diagnosing them and treating them requires formal training an licensing here in Los Angeles, CA. Technical complexity and the presence of potentially dangerous chemicals like refrigerant demands it.  But just because the cause of air conditioning trouble is difficulty to fix, it can be much easier to spot: often limited to a handful of common symptom that you can take note of if they happen in your system. Here’s a list of 4 of the most common signs for you to look out for.

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Degrees of Perfect Taps AZ Air for Lennox Installation

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Usually on this blog, we try to provide helpful tips to let our customers run their HVAC and plumbing systems more efficiently, and to respond quickly when trouble arises. But later this month, a big event is taking place and we’re proud to have a huge hand in it. Degrees of Perfect, a one-of-a-kind art event that could only take place in L.A., is putting on a unique exhibition involving paint, air conditioning, and the confluence of art and engineering.

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Short Cycling Can Harm Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Here in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, our summer is just getting going, which makes it an excellent time to watch your system for any growing problems. That way, you can address them quickly before the summer starts in earnest, allowing your system to perform at its best when the heat waves start to hit. Among the things you should watch for are signs of short cycling: your air conditioner running for just a short amount of time, then turning off, only to turn on again just a short time later. It doesn’t sound like much, but it’s actually a serious problem, and the sooner you treat it, the better.

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