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

Use a UV Air Purifier to Cut Down on Colds This Winter

Monday, February 13th, 2017

We live in a very warm climate here in the Southland, and even our winters are unusually mild. But that doesn’t mean you won’t still be facing other common winter problems, like colds and flu bugs. We get them here just like everywhere else does, and they’re not any less aggravating just because we’re not buried in snow. Luckily, there’s something you can do to protect your family from colds and flu bugs: the installation of a UV air purifier in your home.

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Now or Later? When Should You Replace Your Heater?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Torrance, CA enjoys mild winters like a lot of Southern Calfornia, and that can make for an interesting dilemma when the time comes to replace it. Back east, if an old heater breaks down before spring arrives, you have to replace it. The weather is simply too cold otherwise. But here in So Cal, a heater that’s on its last legs might be able to limp through until spring, giving you the time to make the change at a more leisurely pace. In the end, only you can make that decision, but here are a few guidelines to help you make that choice.

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How Does Dry Air Affect Your Home?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

It’s easy to forget that Southern California is basically a desert, and that dry air still affects towns like Torrance, CA in ways we don’t always acknowledge. Temperature control is usually the name of the game in household comfort: keeping our homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter. But dry air can be a much bigger problem this season than cool air. Our winter temperatures are quite mild, but low humidity levels are a problem you can’t always ignore.

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How Does a Heat Recovery Ventilator Help You?

Monday, November 21st, 2016

A heat recovery ventilator and its cousin, the energy recovery ventilator, are designed to improve your home’s efficiency in the winter and save you money. Most homes in the Torrance, CA area lack adequate insulation, owing to our hot summers and mild winters. An HRV or ERV can be a great way to help make up that difference without the difficulty of installing new insulation in your home. Here’s how it works.

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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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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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3 Home Improvement Options for the Fall

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Warm weather continues here in Torrance, CA, but as September moves into October, milder temperatures will soon be on your way. This makes a great opportunity for you to assess the current state of your home, and determine is any improvements are needed. Additions to your household can hep make the home more energy efficient, as well as easing the burden on your heater, air conditioner and even your plumbing. Best of all, they can be installed very easily by friendly professionals without disrupting the other key components in your home. Here’s a quick list of some for you to consider.

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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 Benefits of a Water Filtration System

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

We all want our water to be as clean and pure as possible, but you can’t always trust what comes out of your faucet. Poor quality water can impact your home in a number of different ways and lower your quality of life in the process. A good water filtration system, installed in your Torrance, CA home, can curtail those problems and improve your life a great deal. How specifically? Let’s point out a few.

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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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