Mar 2013 29

Minimizing Water Problems in Your AC System

Posted in Air Conditioning

There’s a lot that goes into conditioning the air in your home. Controlling the temperature and humidity is a detailed job. Your air conditioning unit removes water from the air using a cooling coil and drains it using the condensate drain line. If there is a problem with the line and the water does not drain, the excess water can cause damage. Oftentimes water damage can go unnoticed as the parts affected by it ...

Mar 2013 22

Where You Should Set Your Thermostat

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Heating

Allen answers the number one question asked by his customers: Where should I set my thermostat?     ...

Mar 2013 15

Pre-Summer Air Conditioning Maintenance

Posted in Air Conditioning

When the sun shines and the weather warms up, it is nice to get the first few glimpses of the coming summer. It’s also a good reminder to do some maintenance checks on your air conditioning system to ensure that it’s ready to go when things really start to heat up in your town. Here are a three things you can do to ensure that your system is working properly. Check your air filters. Checking ...

Mar 2013 07

Size Matters with HVAC

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Heating
Orange County HVAC

Proper sizing of your HVAC equipment is crucial to the performance and efficiency of the system. Bigger isn’t always better. It is essential for the HVAC contractor or technician to correctly size the unit to meet the needs of the cooling and heating load. If the unit is too large, then it will lead to reduced cycle times, which leads to reduced efficiency. Reduced efficiency leads to higher operating costs and can keep the unit from ...

Mar 2013 01

When it’s Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner

Posted in Air Conditioning

In some ways, your Air Conditioning System is the heart of your home. It’s in charge of circulating air throughout the house and regulates your comfort levels. However, depending on how often it’s used, it may need replacing about every 15 years. Here are some signs to look for when assessing you system and considering replacement. Frequency of repairs. If you have to have the unit serviced or repaired more than once in a single season, ...

Feb 2013 20

5 Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill

Posted in Efficiency, Heating

According to the federal government’s Energy Star heating and cooling guide, the typical home produces twice the greenhouse gas emissions than the average car. This is, in large part, due to the use of heating and air conditioning in the home. To save both energy and money, here are five things you can do to help the environment and your wallet at the same time. 1)    Set Your Thermostat. Setting your thermostat to 78F in ...

Feb 2013 14

Tips for Keeping your Heater and Air Conditioning Running Efficiently

Posted in Efficiency

Statistically, nearly half of every energy bill goes into heating and cooling. This is why it’s important to make wise and informed decisions regarding heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Here are three steps you can take to make your system more efficient to add to your comfort and subtract from your energy bill. Seal your heating and cooling ducts: Countless energy is wasted by forced air and heat being ...

Feb 2013 07

3 Tips For Keeping a Warm Home in February

Posted in Efficiency, Heating

February is one of the coldest months in California. With the cold usually comes an increase in the use of your heating system. Here are a few tips to save some energy (and money) while staying warm. 1) Move the furniture away from heating vents. This will keep the heat from getting trapped in one place and will allow it to permeate throughout the house a lot quicker. This also protects your furniture from any ...

Apr 2012 12

Air Conditioning Efficiency Tip #2 From Your Orange County Comfort Specialists

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency

Your A/C Unit Needs A Bath! Don't wait until your air conditioner looks like this one.  By then the  damage may have already been done.  A dirty condenser will lead to a blown fan motor and will eventually cause your compressor to fail, which is the most expensive HVAC repair you could ever face! Before that happens, if your A/C is not kept clean, your energy bill will increase and it will have a ...

Apr 2012 05

Air Conditioning Efficiency Tip #1 From Your Orange County Comfort Specialists

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Efficiency

Your A/C Unit Needs to Breathe! Summer is right around the corner so we decided to post a series of quick tips to help make sure your air conditioner is there for you when you need it the most. It's spring time, and many of us have been planting beautiful flowers and shrubs around our yards, but be careful not to plant too close to your A/C unit.  You're air conditioner needs to breathe. ...

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