Ace Air, Inc. Blog

Protect Your Home During Cold and Flu Season

January 16th, 2018

woman-cold-thermometer-mugIf you have not yet caught the flu during this rough season, consider yourself lucky. This is one of the worst years in memory for flu hospitalizations. It’s important to take every precaution you can to protect yourself, your kids, and all the people you see every day. Remember, the young and the elderly face much greater risks than you do, and you should do whatever you can to stay safe.

The CDC recommends, “Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season.” Because the flu shot may not be 100% effective, though, you may have to take additional measures. We recommend doing everything you can to prep your home, in order to protect your family.

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Heating Safety Concerns You Should Know about

January 1st, 2018

plastic-white-smoke-detector-flameIn this part of the country, we use our air conditioners a lot more than we use our heaters. As a result, many homeowners don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the state of their heating systems. After all, what are the chances that your heating system will put your home at risk if you use it so sparingly?

No matter how often you use it, and how new it is, a gas heating system always comes with some level of risk. Thankfully, learning to recognize signs of trouble can keep you safe, as can keeping your heating system properly maintained. Learn to spot your risk and keep it under control from our heating experts.

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4 Things to Know about Air Ducts

December 18th, 2017

duct-system-sealing-handsThe air ducts are the gateway from your home’s air conditioner and heating system to the rooms of your home. The ductwork allows air to get sucked into the system in the first place and then to be distributed throughout the home as evenly as possible—if it’s in good shape.

But the fact of the matter is that most air ducts are not. The ductwork is likely something you know little about, even in your own home, and it could be bent out of shape (figuratively or literally). This is the first topic we’ll cover in our guide to what we think homeowners should know about the air ducts.

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3 Heating Installations You May Not Know About

December 4th, 2017

A ductless mini split blower unit.Winter tends to take us by surprise here in the valley. One moment, we’re dealing with scorching heat, and sooner than we expect, we’re dusting off old sweaters and decorating for the holidays. If the upcoming winter has caught you off-guard this year and you’re looking into a way to heat your home effectively, efficiently, and safely, we’ve got you covered. You may not know about all the options out there!

Today we detail 2 new heating installations you might consider if you’re in the market for a whole-house system, as well as 1 system that you should add to your heating for better overall comfort.

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Preventing Furnace Repair

November 20th, 2017

furnace-repair-openPicture this: it’s the middle of winter, and you’ve just settled down for a movie with a cup of cocoa. Suddenly, you hear the heating system shut off. After several minutes, it shows no sign of cycling back on, and the cocoa is getting cold. Do you really want to deal with a heating system breakdown in the middle of all this?

Emergency heating repairs are a pain. We want to help you prevent them!

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4 Upgrades to Your Home Comfort System

November 5th, 2017

family-tablet-homeCentral heating and cooling is one of the greatest home innovations to come of the last couple of centuries. However, a malfunctioning heating and cooling system is one of the biggest frustrations you can come across. It’s a costly system, we’ll admit, so you expect your heating and cooling to work smoothly most of the time. And if it’s not, it can be a major pain point for you and your family.

Feel like you’re not getting the power you need from your HVAC system (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning)? Paying too much to run them? Worried about the quality of air flowing out of the vents? We know of some home comfort upgrades that may help with this.

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The Best Time of Year to Replace an AC

October 23rd, 2017

coin-piggy-bank-handAt the end of the year, finding out your air conditioner needs replacement is a bummer, but it doesn’t seem like an urgent situation. Ever so slowly, we’re switching over to using heaters, and as this happens, you may put AC replacement on the backburner. It can wait until next year, right?

But why wait to replace your air conditioner when now is the best time to do it? There are lots of reasons to replace your air conditioner in the fall when it’s not really in use and find the right unit for your home and your budget. Learn more in today’s guide!

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Our Guide to Preventing Air Conditioning Repair

October 9th, 2017

air-filter-vent-changeTemperatures are finally dropping, but slowly, and we’re still dealing with above-average heat for an October in the Central Valley. If you live in Turlock, you can plan to keep running your air conditioner for a little while longer. And at the end of the season, one thing you definitely don’t want to deal with is a broken-down system.

Prevent major air conditioning repair needs by relying on our friendly team. We’re here to offer you a guide to prevent AC repair at any time of year, but this may come in handy as the heat comes to a close and you don’t have emergency repairs factored into the budget.

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4 Ways to Tell You May Need AC Replacement

September 25th, 2017

new-air-conditioner-yardWhen something breaks in your home, you always hope there’s an easy fix. Trouble with your computer? Maybe you just need to restart it! Leaky sink? Maybe you just need to tighten a faucet connection. But when a large appliance in your home breaks—especially something as important as the air conditioner—it’s not always easy to tell what it needs.

For the most part, you should rely on trained technicians to tell you what kind of repair your air conditioner needs (and you should call one sooner rather than later). But we want you to know that, unfortunately, not every air conditioner can or should be fixed. Here are some ways to know you might actually need a new AC.

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Don’t Wait to Schedule Air Conditioning Service

September 11th, 2017

ac-repair-maintenanceWhen an air conditioning system just isn’t running the way you want it to, you still may decide to wait before scheduling professional service. After all, it’s nice to keep more money in your pocket, and it might not seem like such an urgent issue at this time.

We understand the desire to put off certain purchases. Sometimes, it’s just the most economical option. But when it comes to your air conditioning equipment, this simply isn’t the case—especially for air conditioners in Turlock. Don’t wait any longer to schedule that AC service!

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