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Feb 2016 29

Keeping Your Cool In The Office

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts
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Cold in the morning but hot in the afternoon? Finding the right temperature for everyone in the office can be a job all on its own. Some people have a tendency to heat up as the day goes on and others may feel consistently cold all day long. How do you strike a balance? Drink Cold Water And lots of it. If you naturally have a higher body temperature, then you are probably one of those people ...

Feb 2016 23

Should You Invest In A Portable Air Conditioner?

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, HVAC Education
portable air conditioning, efficiency, heat wave

With rising heat waves that are becoming more and more common even in the “winter”, most of us living in Southern California cannot get away with just using ceiling fans or portable fans to cool us down anymore. Temperatures are likely to rise before cooling off in the near future and an uncomfortably warm house or apartment is sure to make anyone a bit cranky. If you do not have the luxury of an in-home air ...

Aug 2015 13

Why You Should Consider a Ductless AC Unit

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency
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A ductless air conditioner can circulate cool air without the use of traditional air ducts. These systems can be more cost-effective than conventional HVAC systems, but offer many practical benefits. Easy to Install. Unlike traditional HVAC systems, ductless AC units can be installed in less than one day. Having a professional team install a complex system of ducts and air vents can take much longer, depending on the size of the project. Small. Ductless units are ...

Aug 2015 06

Solutions for a Cold Office Building

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Efficiency, Featured

If you haven’t heard yet, there has been a discussion going on about the temperature in office buildings. To summarize, many women feel that office buildings are too cold, often having to go outside to frequently just to thaw out. Additionally, this has been linked to a history of men (who wear full suits in the summer) setting the temperature in the building. The most comfortable temperature that each building is set to is ...

Apr 2015 28

How to Stay Cool Without Using the A/C

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Featured, Summer

With increasing temperatures often comes increasing A/C costs – but that does not always have to be the case. The sun may be out, but there are alternatives to turning on your costly A/C system. Below are a few tips that will be easy on your pocketbook while keeping your home cool during the hotter days: 1. Turn on your fans A few well-placed fans can do wonders to create a pleasant cross-breeze that keeps the ...

Apr 2015 23

New SEER Requirements

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Efficiency, Featured, HVAC Education

On January 1st, 2015, new standards of efficiency from the U.S. Department of Energy went into effect. Among these are higher SEER standards than in previous years. Now, you may be asking: what does SEER even stand for, and what do these changes mean for me? SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, is the standard given to air conditioning systems in order to measure their efficiency. In more familiar terms, it is similar to a rating of ...

Apr 2015 21

Dirty Sock Syndrome

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Featured, HVAC Education, Maintenance

Problem Every once and a while, we get a call from a concerned customer who asks: “Why does it smell like a dirty locker room when I run my A/C?” If that sounds familiar, then believe it or not, your A/C system may have Dirty Sock Syndrome. How would you know if you have Dirty Sock Syndrome and not some other issue causing a foul odor? Well, with Dirty Sock Syndrome, the smell only occurs when the ...

Apr 2015 16

HVAC Tips for the Summer Season

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Efficiency, Featured, HVAC Education, Summer

Reminder for all you homeowners out there: The best time to schedule an inspection for your HVAC system is before the high temperatures of summer come around. So, while you’re doing some spring cleaning this month, think about getting a check-up for your hardworking HVAC system as well! Here are a few tips you can follow to get the most out of your HVAC system this summer. 1. Check your filters frequently This is the most important ...

Oct 2014 03

5 Ways to Save Money on Air Conditioning Costs

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saving money on air conditioning costs, orange county ac repair

Cooling your home in Southern California can be expensive.  We live in a climate where it is warm for most of the year, meaning we need to run our air conditioner more often than those in other parts of the country.  With the added expense, it’s important to understand different ways to cut down on cooling costs.  We identified 5 easy steps to take to save money on your air conditioning costs. 1. Shade the ...

Sep 2014 26

Benefits of a Multiple Zone HVAC System

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Featured, Heating
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If you are looking to take your HVAC system to the next level of comfort, you should consider installing a system that gives you more control over the temperature of your home.  A multiple zone system does just that – it allows you to control the temperature in different “zones” in your home.  Depending on how you set the system up, the zones can be simply be upstairs and downstairs, or you can break ...

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