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Reduce Energy Consumption with These AC Tips

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Trying to do something difficult without help can feel degrading. We’re not trying to preach kindness to you, but we’re trying to have you imagine what it’s like to be your air conditioner on a scorching hot day. It’s hard to cool a home off when it’s 90°F outside, and sometimes your AC system could use some assistance. Without the help of a thoughtful owner, an air conditioner will keep having trouble until it requires air conditioning repair in Riverside, CA.

If you’d like to help your AC, then you’re in luck! Helping to make the job easier on your air conditioner can end up saving you money as well. You can increase system efficiency, which means the AC won’t have to work as hard and consume as much electricity to get its job done. If this sounds like a good idea to you, then read below for a few handy tips that can increase the efficiency of your AC while it keeps your home just as cool as you like it.

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Repair or Replacement: Deciding What’s Best for Your AC

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Imagine you’re meeting with an HVAC technician for the first time for some air conditioning repair in Pasadena, CA. Your AC is about 12 years old, which is pretty old based on industry standards, but it still works and you figure the repair won’t be too bad. When the technician diagnoses the problem, he tells you that the repairs will be $600—way more affordable than a replacement air conditioner. Sounds good, right?

Well, let’s not be too hasty. Sure, a replacement is going to cost a lot more money, but it’s also going to last much longer than your ancient AC you’re about to repair. If all this number-crunching sounds confusing, it doesn’t have to be. We’ve got some tried and tested rules that technicians use for measuring whether or not it’s a better idea to repair or replace.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that your HVAC technician is honest with you and not just trying to make a buck. That being said, let’s talk!

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3 Important Things to Know About Short-Cycling

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Short-cycling can be a major symptom of problems when it comes to the lifespan and longevity of your air conditioner. It’s usually a clue to a multitude of some serious things that could be wrong with your AC. Ignoring a short-cycling air conditioner is always a bad idea. That neglect will lead you to spend more money than you should be on a new AC faster than you’d like.

We’re going to be blunt: if your air conditioner is turning on and off in short bursts, it is never a good thing. You should always schedule air conditioning service in Riverside, CA if you think your system is short-cycling. An HVAC technician will be able to accurately tell you what’s going on with your system and will give you the most affordable options to solve the problem. Otherwise, you might be looking at a broken system and no defense against the summer heat.

Don’t panic. We’ll give you the lowdown on short-cycling.

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It’s Time for an AC without Ducts

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Ductwork can be expensive and almost impossible to install in smaller or older homes. Does that mean you can’t have quality air conditioning if this applies to you? Of course you can!

Ductless air conditioners have been around for years. They’re a tried and tested solution to the problems encountered with a standard central air conditioner. Aside from not needing an air duct system throughout your house, there are a plethora of incentives to switch over to a ductless AC. Believe it or not, many homeowners have trouble with air conditioning repair in Rancho Cucamonga because their central air system is not right for their house. So, if you’re completely content with your brand new central AC, this post might not be for you—but for everyone else on the fence about switching, you won’t want to miss this.

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The Benefits of Using Zone Control with Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 10th, 2017

We’re out of the rainy season, and quickly approaching the hottest months of the year. If you’re not already relying on your air conditioner to keep you cool on a daily basis, you will be soon. Most homeowners make use of centralized air conditioning to stay comfortable during the summer, which is all well and good. However, central air conditioning is not perfect. There are a number of ways that central air conditioning could be improved, one of which is by using zone control.

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Get Your AC Tuned Up Before Summer!

Monday, March 27th, 2017

We may have gotten record rainfall over the last few months, but that time is almost at an end. Spring is here, and for us that means it’s time to prepare our homes for the hot months. Before summer gets here, it’s a very good idea to make sure that your air conditioner is ready to cope with the heat. That means scheduling preventive maintenance now, before you start to rely on the system on a regular basis. Have a look at some of the reasons that you really should schedule preventive maintenance in the next couple of weeks.

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Why You May Want to Replace Your Old AC, Even if it’s Working

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Air conditioners can last a good long time, especially with proper care and maintenance. Unfortunately, no air conditioner lasts forever. The average air conditioning system is manufactured to last between 15 and 20 years at most. Past that point, it tends to be far more troublesome to keep the system operating than it is to replace it. Let’s look at some of the specific reasons why you may want to replace your old air conditioner, even if it hasn’t broken down yet.

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Solutions to Uneven Climate Control

Monday, August 24th, 2015

We’ve all experienced hot and cold spots in different areas of our home, and it can be a terribly uncomfortable thing. For many, it’s a bit of a mystery why this actually happens. Oftentimes, it’s not a problem with your air conditioner or heater, as you might think. Much of the time, it’s the result of two things: uneven insulation coverage between rooms and the inability of central climate control systems to modulate their output. There are a couple of different solutions you could try to fix this. Let’s take a look at several of them.

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The Importance of Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, August 17th, 2015

We’ve written about the importance of prompt repairs when it comes to preserving your air conditioner’s health. While it’s always a very good thing to call for repairs as soon as you suspect a problem, having that be your only plan for air conditioner health is not ideal. The best way to maintain your air conditioner’s health is actually to schedule professional maintenance at least once a year. Read on to find out more about why air conditioning maintenance is so important.

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Why You Need Air Conditioning Maintenance This Summer

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Everyone is starting to rely on their air conditioners to keep them cool from day to day as we move into the summer. This is the most stressful time of year for air conditioners, which means more problems are likely to emerge as the season goes on. While it’s always a good idea to keep an eye out for air conditioner problems, a reactive approach alone isn’t going to be as effective on its own. To truly keep your air conditioner in good shape, you’re going to need to schedule preventive maintenance.

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