Shaw's Air Conditioning & Heating Blog: Archive for May, 2013

Memorial Day

Monday, May 27th, 2013

During the final Monday of May every year, we commemorate those military personnel who have died in service to their country. Formerly known as Decoration Day, probably because of the way that graveyards were decorated with flowers, Memorial Day came to prominence in the wake of the American Civil War, which left the country war-torn, with many casualties on both sides. Since that time, it has been a day of remembering those who have given up the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

As you go about town on your day off from work, you’ll probably see an abundance of flags and flowers, as well as public commemorations such as parades. While this day has been turned into the last leg of a three-day weekend, it’s important to reflect on the way that our military personnel have shaped our country, and to remember their contribution to the way we live today. We at Shaw’s Air Conditioning and Heating, wish you all the best on Memorial Day.

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Fresno, CA Air Conditioning Upgrade: On the Benefits of a Zone Control System

Friday, May 24th, 2013

With summer fast approaching, you need to make sure that your air conditioner is ready to go, no matter how hot or humid it gets this year. While many customers are enrolling in preventive maintenance programs, or calling for air conditioning repair to recharge their refrigerant levels, others are looking to maximize their energy efficiency and cooling performance with air conditioning upgrades. There are various options available, but a zone control system is one of the most effective. In today’s post, we’d like to look at the benefits of a zone control system, when professionally installed. For more information, or to schedule a service, call the Fresno air conditioning experts at Shaw’s Air Conditioning today!

  • What is it? In order to understand the benefits, you have to understand what a zone control system is. A zone control system is an aftermarket air conditioning upgrade that integrates with your existing forced air distribution system. It comprises electronically controlled dampers, thermostats, and may also require some modification to your indoor air handler.
  • How does it work? A zone control system works by dividing your home into cooling zones, each of which is individually controlled. The dampers are installed at strategic points in your ductwork so that each zone can be given its own thermostat. The number and arrangement of zones depends on the layout of your home and ductwork. The purpose of zone control is to ensure that you don’t have to use one temperature for your entire household.
  • Benefits. There are numerous benefits to zone control. By dividing up your home into zones, you can eliminate wasteful cooling. If you’ve ever been frustrated by the fact that you need to keep your downstairs kitchen cool while you sleep upstairs, then you can see quickly how much energy you could save by being able to set different parts of your home to different temperature. You can save energy, cut down on the wear and tear to your system, and be more comfortable with this cost-effective upgrade.

Call Shaw’s air conditioning today if you’re interested in zone control or other Fresno air conditioning services.

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Fresno, CA Air Conditioning FAQ: Common AC Improvements

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Living in Fresno means that you must have an air conditioning system that you can count on to keep your home cool and comfortable throughout the hottest days of the year. Contact Shaw’s Air Conditioning today if you need to schedule any air conditioning services. Our skilled Fresno, CA air conditioning technicians can handle any job that you need completed. If you are interested in getting a more efficient, effective performance from your air conditioning system, give us a call. We have some great products and services that can help you improve upon your air conditioning. Contact us today to learn more.

One of the most basic, and most effective, ways to improve your air conditioning system is to invest in a new thermostat. This is especially true if you still rely on a manual thermostat to regulate temperatures in your home. Upgrading to a digital thermostat can help you to cool your home more efficiently, and they are actually easier to use than old fashioned manual models.

Digital thermostats are just as basic as manual models, but their digital display makes them easier to read than manual models. Plus, their push button controls make it easier to set temperatures accurately. If you want to really take control over your air conditioning system, you may want to upgrade to a programmable thermostat. With a programmable thermostat you can create different cooling programs suited to your unique schedule. Don’t cool an empty house all day just so that it s comfortable when you get home after work. Maintain moderate temperatures throughout the day, then start bringing the temperature down shortly before arriving home from work.

A zone control system installation is another great way to boost energy efficiency – and comfort – in your home. A zone control system uses dampers installed in your air ducts to allow you more control over how the energy used to cool your home is utilized. With a zone control system you no longer need to cool  your entire home just because you want to keep a room or two comfortable. Don’t waste energy cooling empty bedrooms. Just bring down the temperature before bed for a cool, comfortable night of sleep.

Call Shaw’s Air Conditioning today to learn more about how you can upgrade your air conditioning system. We can help you get the effective, efficient performance you deserve from your AC. You can count on our Fresno, CA air conditioning technicians to handle our AC services properly.

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Fresno CA Air Conditioning Installation: Why You Should Consider a Ductless Mini Split

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Choosing a new system for your air conditioning installation is a big decision. Make sure that you are going to be completely satisfied with the decision that you make. Contact the Fresno CA air conditioning installation pros at Shaw’s Air Conditioning today. We have the years of training and experience necessary to ensure that you get the best air conditioning system for your individual needs and personal cooling habits. One great option to consider a ductless mini split installation. If you are unfamiliar with these air conditioning systems, contact us today to learn more.

There are many benefits to a Fresno, CA ductless mini split installation. Ductless mini splits are an effective way to boost efficiency in your home without sacrificing your comfort in the process. The great efficiency with which they operate are due to their innovative design. While many traditional air conditioning systems rely on forced air distribution systems to circulate cooled air through ductwork, ductless mini splits do not. Rather, they connect an outdoor unit to individual, wall mounted blowers via a simple conduit. This conduit contains power and refrigerant lines. By using these blowers to cool individual rooms and areas of your home directly, ductless mini splits eliminate the risk of energy loss that is frequently associated with damaged or poorly installed air ducts.

Plus, ductless mini splits make it easy to take advantage of zone controlled air conditioning, allowing you to further save on energy costs. You no longer need to cool down rooms that have nobody in them, just to keep comfortable those which do. Keep your guests in the den cool and comfortable, and shortly before bed you can begin to cool off your upstairs bedrooms. Enjoy great, effective comfort with more control than you have ever wielded before.

If you are interested in upgrading your air conditioning system with a ductless mini split installation, contact Shaw’s Air Conditioning today. A member of our team will be glad to answer any questions that you may have. When you want to get a better performance from your AC, the Fresno CA air conditioning pros at Shaw’s are here for you. Contact us any time to discuss your ductless mini split options.

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