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

Air Conditioning Problems that You Need to Watch Out for

April 20th, 2015

The days are warming up, and soon you’ll be using your air conditioning system on a regular basis. In order to make sure that your air conditioner can stand up to that level of strain, it’s a good idea to get it checked out before the summer starts. It would also be wise to keep an eye out for any problems that might afflict the system and cause it to malfunction. Have a look at some of the common air conditioning problems that you need to watch out for. Continue Reading

When Is It Time for a New Air Conditioner?

April 13th, 2015

As the weather starts to warm up across the country, people are starting to check up on their air conditioners. No one wants to have their air conditioning system fail on them during the hot summer months. While preventive maintenance and thorough repairs will take a system far, there will eventually come a point when it will simply not be up to the task of cooling the home any more. When that happens, it’s time to start looking for a new air conditioner. What are the signs that your air conditioner is reaching the end of its life, though? Read on to find out. Continue Reading

Why You Should Consider Installing a Zone Control System

April 6th, 2015

Central heating and air conditioning systems are great for a number of reasons. They condition the entire house, which is convenient. They’re effective at reaching the target temperature in short order, and there are many different options available.

While they do have benefits, however, they also have a number of disadvantages. Central systems often rely on a single thermostat to control them, which isn’t ideal if you want to condition an entire house. They also can’t really compensate for the differences in insulation that can make some rooms cool or heat up faster than others. If you want to have the benefits of a central air system, but none of the disadvantages, you should consider installing a zone control system.

What Is a Zone Control System?

A zone control system is a series of dampers, essentially large valves, which are installed in the ductwork of a home. One damper is installed in the ducts leading to each room, and a thermostat controlling the damper is installed in the room itself. The system divides your house into different zones, with each room having a self-contained climate. When the temperature for a room requires action from the heater or air conditioner, the thermostat will activate the relevant system and open the damper. If the other rooms do not require heating or cooling, their dampers remain closed. This makes it possible to heat or cool only the rooms in your house that need it, rather than conditioning the entire house at once.

Advantages of Zone Control

Zone control offers a level of control and convenience that is not available in standard central heating and air conditioning systems. A normal central system can either serve the entire house or none of it, which wastes a lot of energy on rooms that are either empty or already at a comfortable temperature. By installing a zone control system, you are giving yourself and your family the ability to set your own comfortable climate.

If you would like to know more about zone control systems, call Shaw’s Air Conditioning & Heating. We install and service zone control systems throughout Lemoore, CA.  

Prevent Problems with Commercial Ice Machine Maintenance

March 27th, 2015

Whether you manage a high-end bar or nightclub, or you own a cozy cafe that serves up cold coffee drinks on hot summer days, your commercial ice machine is of vital importance. While ice makers are pretty far from the most complex pieces of machinery out there today, they still have many different components which must work well together in order to ensure that you have all of the ice that you need to run your business effectively. It may be something of an unsung hero, but when you encounter problems with your commercial ice machine, it will become quite clear, quite quickly, just how crucial a role it plays. That is why proper commercial ice machine maintenance in Fresno County, CA is so necessary. Work with Shaw’s Air Conditioning, and know that your commercial ice machine will satisfy your needs entirely.

While any problems with your commercial ice machine should be left to trained professionals to resolve, and you should have your system inspected from time to time to ensure that everything is in proper working order, there are many steps which you can take on your own to maintain your commercial ice machine. Chief among these is replacing your water filter on a regular basis. Generally, this should happen every six months. Refer to your specific product to determine precisely what the frequency ought to be in your situation, though. Water filters not only maintain a high level of quality in your ice, but also help to inhibit the development of scale within the system, and to reduce any risk of serious sediment buildup.

Another way in which to maintain your commercial ice machine is with the application of antimicrobial protection. Mold growth and other unpleasant issues are not uncommon with such systems, which is why many have antimicrobial plastics to begin with. Make sure that you know precisely what your ice machine is made of. If it is not pretreated with any such protection, you are wise to consider putting some to use.

Perhaps most important in maintaining your commercial ice machine on your own is to ensure that it is cleaned and sanitized regularly. Again, this is something that ought to be done around every six months. Air filters also must be cleaned or replaced as well. By scheduling your commercial ice machine maintenance in Fresno County, CA with our staff, of course, you can have all of the necessary precautions made for you, and by skilled professionals at that. Plus, we will thoroughly inspect your entire system to not only ensure that your ice is of a high quality, but that your equipment itself is in fine working condition.

Call Shaw’s Air Conditioning today to guarantee that you get the  best performance possible from your commercial ice machine.

Can Duct Replacement Services Make a Difference?

March 20th, 2015

Forced air distribution based heating and cooling systems are among the most popular among homeowners throughout the region. By heating and cooling air, and then distributing that conditioned air throughout one’s home, the homeowner is able to enjoy prompt and effective heating and cooling. This is simply not the case, though, if the air ducts in that HVAC system are in poor working condition.

If you use a furnace, heat pumps, central air conditioner, or any other HVAC system that relies upon ductwork in order to heat and/or cool your home, then schedule your ductwork services with the professional technicians here at Shaw’s Air Conditioning. We can design, seal, and repair your ductwork to ensure its proper function. However, there are instances in which your ductwork may be beyond repair, or simply not worth repairing. If this is the case, count on our staff to provide you with outstanding HVAC duct replacement services in Lemoore, CA.

Should you find yourself wondering if duct replacement services can really make a difference in your home, then let us tell you that the answer is, unequivocally, yes. Not everyone will need their ductwork replaced. If you do, though, nothing will compare to the results of professionally replaced ductwork. There are a few situations in which duct replacement may be justified or completely necessary, and in these situations replacing your ductwork can help you to live more comfortably and to heat and cool your home more efficiently.

While many problems with ductwork can be resolved with sealing or repair services, there are instances in which replacing the ductwork altogether makes more sense. Seriously rusted or corroded air ducts, for example, may not lend themselves to effective repairs. In this case, it is better to take the  time to replace damaged sections of ductwork, rather than ineffectively sealing or repairing them. Sometimes the job calls for surgery, not the simple application of a bandage.

It may also be the case that your ductwork is underperforming due to the fact that it was not installed properly in the first place. No one wants to replace ductwork that is not seriously damaged, of course. However, by allowing a professional ductwork technician to replace poorly designed, installed, and connected ductwork, you can cut down on energy waste substantially.

That way, we can inspect your system thoroughly to determine what action is necessary. Should you need HVAC duct replacement in Lemoore, CA, we’ll ensure that the job is completed properly every step of the way.

If you suspect that the ductwork in your home is problematic, the best thing to do is to call the professionals on the Shaw’s Air Conditioning team.