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

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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Which Homes Are Right for Ductless Heating Systems?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Homes in the Thousand Oaks area come in all shapes and sizes, and what works for one home might not work for another.  Accordingly, you need to think carefully about the kind of HVAC system your home uses.

Most of us are accustomed to traditional centralized heating and air, in which a single unit generate hot air or cool which, then blows it through the ducts into your home. It’s an efficient system, but it’s not the only one out there, and another type may actually serve your home better.

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Cut Down on Energy Bills with an Energy Recovery Ventilator

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Thousand Oaks, CA is a warm city, like most of Southern California, and we don’t tend to worry much about heating bills getting too high. That doesn’t mean you should pay more than is necessary to keep your heater running, however, or that you shouldn’t take advantage of upgrades to the system to help improve its function. For homeowners looking for such upgrades, we strongly recommend an energy recovery ventilator, which is placed in your attic and can help you save money in the summer just as much as the winter.

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Be Careful of Pouring These Foods Down the Drain

Monday, November 28th, 2016

The holidays mean lots of gatherings, lots of friends and family, and lots of cooking. As we get closer to Christmas, you’re apt to be using your kitchen a lot in the next few weeks. But in your hustle and bustle to prepare the perfect meal, keep an eye out for foods that should not go down the drain. They can result in stubborn clogs or even damage your garbage disposal if you aren’t careful. We see a lot of repair calls caused by the wrong foods here in Thousand Oaks, CA, and we firmly believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. Here’s a list of foods you should toss in the regular trash instead of down the kitchen drain.

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3 Advantages of Commercial IAQ Products

Monday, November 7th, 2016

IAQ stands for “indoor air quality,” and it can be as important to your commercial operations as the heating and air conditioning system. Here in Thousand Oaks, CA, there’s so much more to making your business space work than providing a comfortable temperature. Fluctuating humidity levels, dust and dirt in the air, and the presence of biological contaminants like germs and mold can all wreak havoc with your operations.

The timely installation of an indoor air quality devices can make life easier for you in a number of ways, and with the right team on your side, you can select the types of device that best suit your needs. Here’s a quick list of 3 ways installing an IAQ unit can help your business.

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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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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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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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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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Zone Control Lets You Get a Handle on High Cooling Bills

Monday, June 27th, 2016

As recent weeks have reminded us, summer is officially here, and the heat in your Thousand Oaks home is apt to become unbearable without proper air conditioning. But running your system also means running up the bills, especially if you have a large home that a centralized air conditioner struggles to cool without huge amounts of energy being spent. Ductless systems have an answer for that with their high degree of control and room-by-room settings. But centralized systems like the kind most of us have here in the Valley can’t be so precise. Or can they?

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