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Apr 2017 26

3 Ways to Discover the Age of your HVAC Unit

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, HVAC Education

With summer’s blazing temperatures arriving soon, our air conditioning units will be running around the clock to cool our homes. For some customers, it seems like it takes an eternity for their unit to cool their home on hot days. An important factor to consider is that the age of your HVAC unit plays an essential role in how efficient and well a unit operates. For example, a customer may notice their unit is aging when ...

Apr 2017 19

3 Air Conditioning Myths Refuted in Time for Summer

Posted in Air Conditioning, HVAC Education, Summer

As summer arrives with brutally hot temperatures, we begin to rely heavily on air conditioning. With 90-degree days looming on the horizon, we understand the importance of ensuring your home remains comfortable without breaking your budget. Here are some refuted air conditioning myths that will help keep cool air in your home and more money in your pocket: Your home will cool faster by lowering the thermostat Most central air conditioning units are designed to keep your ...

Feb 2017 16

3 Tips for Pest-Proofing Your HVAC System

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Heating, HVAC Education

This time of year, pests may be looking to seek refuge from the cold, and what better place for them to find warmth than in your home. Ignoring pest problems may lead to damaging consequences – raccoons and squirrels that find their way into your attic, mice that enter your home through small gaps in your HVAC connections and termites that can subtly destroy the structure of your home. Often, homeowners may overlook one path pests ...

Dec 2016 07

What Makes AC Compressors Fail In HVAC Systems?

Posted in Air Conditioning, HVAC Education
What Makes AC Compressors Fail

If you’ve been told that your AC compressor is broken, it’s probably not your best day. AC compressors are one of the most expensive repairs and delicate pieces of your HVAC system.  Understanding what wears them down as well as how to avoid these issues before its too late is extremely important.  What Makes AC Compressors Fail: What is an AC compressor and how does it become damaged?  An AC compressor is the “heart” of your HVAC unit. ...

Nov 2016 30

Why Use Humidifiers During Winter?

Posted in Featured, HVAC Education
Why Use Humidifiers During Winter

There is no doubt our HVAC systems work over time to keep us comfortable during the cold winter months. If you are highly sensitive to the cold weather, you may be wondering what other precautions can be taken to minimize the affect of the cold on your home and the health of your family.  Luckily, there is an answer: humidifiers. Here are some things you need to know when it comes to using humidifiers inside your home to ...

Oct 2016 26

Aging HVAC Systems: What You Need To Know

Posted in All Posts, Featured, HVAC Education, Maintenance
Aging HVAC Systems

Although it’s hard to believe, winter is just around the corner! With cooler temperatures, it can mean more work for your HVAC system to heat and ventilate your home. For many people this winter, their HVAC system will stop working due to the use of an old system. Because of this, proper maintenance becomes imperative to ensure you are protecting your HVAC system. Here are the top issues you need to know with older systems, and what you can ...

Oct 2016 12

HVAC Systems and Storms: The Steps You Need to Know

Posted in All Posts, Featured, HVAC Education, Maintenance
HVAC Systems and Storms

We don't get a lot of storms, but when it rains it pours here in the southland. Here are some tips to keep your HVAC system working properly before, during and after the storm. HVAC Systems and Storms: Keep You Wires In Check Excessive rain and powerful winds can really put your HVAC system to the test here in Southern California. During a wet winter or a windy Santa Ana winds season, be sure to cover and secure your ...

Oct 2016 05

How to Tell If You Have a Bad Thermostat

Posted in All Posts, Featured, HVAC Education
Bad Thermostat

Thermostats are reliable devices that detect the temperature of your home and will request changes to balance the temperature of a room to your desired specifications. Like everything else, thermostats can succumb to wear and tear over time. A faulty thermostat can end up costing you money in the long run. When was the last time you checked yours? Here are the top ways to test your home thermostat. Check Thermostat Wiring  For most thermostats, the face cover should easily ...

Sep 2016 07

How to Prepare Your Home for Fall

Posted in All Posts, Fall, Featured, HVAC Education, Maintenance
howtoprepareyourhomeforfall

The end of Labor Day usually marks the end of summer. As the seasons begin to change and the weather becomes cooler and the nights longer, the transition from summer to fall is the perfect time to make sure your house is in tip top shape for the cooler months ahead. Thankfully, there are a number of simple things you can do around the house to ensure you are ready for fall so you can ...

Aug 2016 31

Are Cheaper Coolants Better for HVAC Units?

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Featured, HVAC Education, Maintenance
Are Cheaper Coolants Better for HVAC Units

As the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) continues to phase out what was once a staple HVAC fluid known was R-22, pricing for the aging coolant has skyrocketed.  Higher pricing for R-22 has left many wondering if turning to a cheaper alternative to help keep their aging HVAC units running is the best idea to cut corners and save money- but is this really the best answer? Cutting Costs With Cheaper Coolants One of the biggest rules when it ...

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