Problems Related to Your Air Conditioner Compressor

June 29th, 2015

With the days starting to heat up, a lot of people are beginning to rely on their air conditioners to keep comfortable on a daily basis. That added stress is bound to bring up problems with a lot of those systems, which means summer is a good time to be especially vigilant. One of the most dangerous types of air conditioner problems has to do with compressor issues. In order to identify and deal with those issues as quickly as possible, you should know at least a little bit about how the compressor works. Let’s take a look at what your air conditioner compressor does, and the problems that can affect it. Continue Reading

Issues Commonly Caused by Low Air Conditioner Refrigerant

June 22nd, 2015

Refrigerant is the core of any air conditioning system. It is responsible for actually absorbing thermal energy inside the home and releasing it outside. Without refrigerant flowing through it, an air conditioner would not be able to operate. Leaks in the refrigerant line are more common than you’d think, and they can cause all sorts of problems for the air conditioning system. Read on for a list of the more common problems caused by low air conditioner refrigerant. Continue Reading

When Should I Replace My Ductless Air Conditioner?

June 15th, 2015

Ductless air conditioners can last quite a long time, with proper care and maintenance. No matter how well you take care of your ductless air conditioner, though, you will eventually have to replace it. It’s best not to wait, once you realize that your ductless air conditioner is reaching the end of its life. You don’t want to have your air conditioner fail on you in the middle of a hot day, after all. So, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the signs that your ductless air conditioner needs to be replaced. Read on for some of those signs. Continue Reading

The Benefits of Installing a Heat Pump This Summer

June 8th, 2015

More people are starting to rev up their air conditioners as we move into the summer season. For some of us, though, it’s time to look for a new air conditioning system to replace one that can no longer keep up with demand. If you’re one of those people searching for a new system, there are other options besides central air conditioning to consider. Read on to learn more about one of those options: heat pumps. Continue Reading

Why You Should Consider a Whole House Humidifier

June 1st, 2015

Humidity is often referred to as a negative thing among the general populace. How many times have you heard, “Yeah, but at least it’s a dry heat!”? The thing is, while high humidity can indeed be a problem, low humidity can be just as bad. If you allow the air in your home to have consistently low humidity, you’re creating a number of problems for yourself. Read on to find out more about how low humidity can be harmful, and how a whole-house humidifier can help. Continue Reading

3 Air Purifiers You Should Consider Installing

May 25th, 2015

A lot of people seem to believe that their indoor air quality is actually pretty good. Those same people would probably be horrified if they could see some of the things that they inhale with every breath. The average home’s indoor air contains millions of microscopic particles, many of them harmful contaminants. Things like germs, mold spores, dust, dander, and pollen are just a few of the contaminants that contribute to lowering your indoor air quality. If you allow these contaminants to keep circulating freely through your air, you might experience an increase in allergy attacks and illnesses. If you’d like to improve your indoor air quality, have a look at these three air purifier types. Continue Reading

Why You Should Consider Installing Ductless Air Conditioning

May 18th, 2015

Spring is typically the season in which people start evaluating their air conditioning systems, determining whether they can make it through another hot summer. For some systems, the answer will be “no.” If you’re one of those homeowners who needs to install a new air conditioning system this year, consider installing a ductless air conditioner. Read on to find out more about ductless ACs, and the benefits of installing one in your home. Continue Reading

How a Dirty Air Filter Can Cause Your Whole Air Conditioner to Break Down

May 11th, 2015

An air conditioner is a pretty complex system, with a large number of parts working together to accomplish what would seem like a relatively simple task. In reality, though, cooling your home is a taller order than you might think. Even a small problem, located in the wrong place, can bring the entire system crashing down. Let’s take a closer look at how your air conditioning can be affected by something as simple as a dirty air filter. Continue Reading

How a New Thermostat Can Improve Your Air Conditioning

May 4th, 2015

You’ve probably already started getting your air conditioning system ready for summer, considering how fast the days are heating up. Amid the maintenance and repair appointments, though, have you taken the time to look over your thermostat? The thermostat is arguably the most important part of your HVAC system, responsible for actually controlling your climate.

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How Duct Sealing Can Improve Your Air Conditioning Efficiency

April 27th, 2015

Summer is on its way, and keeping cool will soon become a top priority across California. With the state in the midst of a record-breaking drought, you’re going to want your air conditioner in top condition in order to beat the heat this season. While it’s always a good idea to keep your air conditioner well-maintained, you shouldn’t ignore the other parts of your HVAC system, either. Specifically, you should take good care of your ducts. Read on to find out how much ducts actually affect your air conditioner’s efficiency, and what you can do to improve it. Continue Reading