Shaw's Air Conditioning & Heating Blog

Why Size Matters for Air Conditioners

March 27th, 2017

If you’ve ever been out shopping for a new air conditioning system, then you know just how many different factors there are to consider. It can be very easy to get lost amid all the ratings and other numbers that beset you when you’re just trying to find a way to keep cool. It’s very important that you take note of some of those ratings, though, if you want to get the most out of your new air conditioner. If you install a new system that isn’t suited to your home, you’re just going to have to replace it sooner rather than later. One of the most important AC qualities that you need to make sure matches your home is the size of the system.

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3 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Repairs

March 13th, 2017

We’re not that far into March, but the days are already starting to heat up. Soon, the torrential rain of winter will seem a distant memory. As you start to rely on your air conditioner more and more often over the next few months, it’s important that you keep an eye out for any problems that may start to develop. Using the system for more hours a day means more wear and tear on the system, which means a greater likelihood of something going wrong. If you’re not entirely sure what to look for, start with these three common signs that your system needs some professional repairs.

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Yes, It’s Already Time to Schedule AC Maintenance

February 27th, 2017

The winters seem like they’re getting shorter and shorter, despite the absolute deluge of rain that we’ve been getting up and down the state. Though it may seem pretty crazy, we’re already back in air conditioning maintenance season! So, now is the time when we like to go over the benefits of scheduling air conditioning maintenance every spring.

If you haven’t scheduled air conditioning maintenance yet this season, read on to find out why it’s a pretty good idea.

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How to Tell if Your Commercial Heating System Needs Replacing

February 13th, 2017

As a building manager, you probably have about a dozen other things occupying your attention at any given time than the commercial heating system. Still, that doesn’t mean that the system never needs professional attention. Commercial heating systems are pretty robust in order to cope with the amount of demand they’re placed under on a regular basis. Even they have their limits, though. Sooner or later, you will need to have it replaced with a new system. The faster you can recognize that your system is in need of replacement, the less likely you are to be surprised by a sudden system failure.

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Highlights From The 2016 Lemoore Christmas Parade

February 1st, 2017

2016 marked the first year that we participated, as an entrant, in the Annual Lemoore Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade. Each year there are more than 100 local businesses, and organizations, that compete for the top prize. With some creativity, some excellent craftsmanship from our team, and plenty of smiles, we were awarded First Place in the Commercial & or Community float devision.

Here are a few pictures from the event:

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Why You Might Want to Install a Zone Control System This Winter

January 30th, 2017

thermostatIf you’re one of the many millions of people who use central forced air heating systems, there are a couple of things that you should know. The one-size-fits-all method of heating has a lot of advantages, but it has a number of disadvantages as well. Most central forced-air heating systems have only two settings: on and off. Each room in the home has different heating needs, due to differences in insulation, sunlight exposure, and air flow. Applying the same amount of heat across the entire house will be just fine for some rooms, but will be too much or too little for others. This creates hot and cold spots throughout the house, as well as wasting quite a bit of energy in the long run.

Lucky for you, there is a way to solve these issues without installing an entirely new heating system: zone control.

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The Benefits of Joining a Maintenance Program

January 16th, 2017

Hopefully, you schedule maintenance for your climate control systems at least once a year. If not, you really should be. Preventive maintenance is the single best thing you can do to ensure that your heating and air conditioning systems are in top shape at all times. Wear and tear will eventually claim any system, of course, but you can at least extend the lifespan of your HVAC system for as long as possible. And as long as you’re scheduling maintenance for your system anyway, you might as well join a maintenance program.

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Call for Repairs if Your Heat Pump is Making These Noises

January 9th, 2017

Heat pump issues are more common during the winter, as stress on the system increases. More strain on the system means a higher chance for problems to develop. If you want to keep your heat pump in good condition, it’s best that you call for repairs as quickly as possible if you notice an issue with your system. The best way to do that is to be aware of the warning signs that your system is in need of repairs. Make sure that you are familiar with the noises the system may make that indicate an issue with the heat pump.

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Signs You Need a New Furnace

January 2nd, 2017

Hopefully, you’ve been taking good care of your furnace for as long as you’ve had it. Proper care and maintenance can extend the life of a furnace by quite a few years. However, sooner or later your furnace is going to need to be replaced. You probably don’t want your heating system to die on you in the middle of one of the coldest months of the year, so it pays to be able to tell that your system is on its last legs as early as possible.

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Is a Solar Maintenance Agreement a Good Idea?

December 26th, 2016

There are quite a few different factors to consider when installing a new solar energy system. One of those factors is how to ensure the maximum return on investment for the system. The best way to make your solar energy system work for you is to keep it in good condition for as long as possible, and the best way to do that is with preventive maintenance. You should absolutely schedule solar maintenance at least once a year, which would make a solar maintenance agreement a good choice. Read on to find out more about the benefits of a solar maintenance agreement.

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