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Why It’s a Good Idea to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance During Spring

May 22nd, 2017

air-conditioner-cashEverybody wants to keep their air conditioning system in good shape for as long as possible, especially during the summer. The longer your AC system stays in top condition, after all, the better your return on investment is going to be. It also lessens the chances of your air conditioner breaking down on you in the middle of some of the hottest months of the year, as well. Just waiting around for warning signs of a problem to present themselves is not the best way to keep your system in good shape, though.

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How to Keep Your Air Conditioner in Good Condition During the Summer

May 8th, 2017

air-conditionerYou’re very likely going to be using your air conditioner quite a bit over the next few months, as the average daily temperature creeps ever higher. Staying cool is important, of course, but so is making sure that your air conditioner is in good shape. If you take the time to make sure that your air conditioner is in top condition, you will be much better off in the long run. So, have a look at two of the best ways to make sure your air conditioner is ready for the coming hot months.

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Do I Need to Replace My AC?

April 24th, 2017

air-conditioning-technicianWith summer just around the corner, you’ve hopefully been taking steps to prepare your home for the rising temperatures. Preventive maintenance is the best way to ensure that your air conditioner is in good condition and to extend its lifespan as long as possible. However, no amount of maintenance can make an air conditioner last until the end of time.

Eventually, there is going to come a year when your air conditioning system can’t make it through another summer season. If that year is this year for your air conditioner, you should be able to identify it and replace the system. Otherwise, you might be blindsided when the system fails in the middle of the hottest months of the year. Read on for some common signs that you really need to replace your AC.

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Why You Should Definitely Invest in Solar Panels

April 10th, 2017

There’s a lot of debate going on today about how to continue meeting growing energy demands in a more efficient manner. Solar energy has been around for quite a while, in one form or another. Yet it has developed a less-than-sterling reputation thanks to the propagation of myths about its effectiveness. Though you may have heard otherwise, solar energy has advanced in leaps and bounds over the years. Now it is one of the best ways to cut down on your home operating costs in the long-term. Have a look at some of the many reasons why you should invest in solar panels.

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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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