Refrigerant Leaks: What You Should Do about Them

July 27th, 2015

One of the most common misconceptions about air conditioners is that the refrigerant in the system can simply run out. We often hear of technicians recharging or “topping off” refrigerant (also sometimes referred to by the brand name Freon). But the refrigerant should never dissipate on its own. If a technician tells you that your system is low on refrigerant, you either have a leak or your system was not properly “charged” in the first place. Continue Reading

Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking?

July 20th, 2015

This is one of the most common reasons our technicians are called out to repair an air conditioner. A leaky air conditioner can damage your home or allow mold and mildew a chance to develop. Besides, it’s another mess to clean up and certainly not something you should put up with for long. A technician can detect the exact source of the leak, but we’ve detailed the problem in this guide. Continue Reading

3 Questions to Ask Your Technician during Air Conditioning Installation

July 13th, 2015

Chances are, you don’t know much about the way your air conditioning system works. Most of us are happy to leave air conditioning installation to the professionals, which is certainly the best way to make sure the unit works properly. However, we recommend that you ask the following questions of your technician and think carefully about the answers you get. Continue Reading

When Installing a New Air Conditioner Is a Better Option than Repairs

July 6th, 2015

When an air conditioning system breaks down, a homeowner’s first reaction is often worry. Will the system require replacing? Of course, any air conditioner will fail at some point, but there is an upside to replacement: higher efficiency and greater comfort. Learn more about when it’s time to say goodbye in today’s guide, and why a brand new system may be the perfect addition to your home. Continue Reading

Is Your Home AC’s Compressor in Trouble?

June 29th, 2015

Every part of your home’s air conditioning system is important, but one major part that you really don’t want to run into issues is the compressor. The compressor is located in the outside portion of your AC. This component helps to power the entire AC, pumping refrigerant throughout the system so that it can do its job and remove heat from the air in your home. Continue Reading

3 Things You Should Know about Air Conditioning Installation

June 22nd, 2015

Air conditioning installation is by no means a simple process. But it’s a lot easier if you know what you’re looking for and have a good technician to help you through it. The people at Ace Air Conditioning want to help simplify things for you by providing this list of three things we think homeowners should know about air conditioning installation before beginning the process. Take a look! Continue Reading

Do Family Members Disagree Over Your Thermostat Settings?

June 15th, 2015

It’s an issue that many families have to deal with. While you may have a highly efficient air conditioning system that is capable of cooling the home quickly, there is a flaw. The air conditioner can only cool at one setting to condition the entire home. In smaller homes, this is not such a problem, but in larger homes with many rooms, this can lead to a lot of discomfort. Here are some of the issues that owners of larger homes often face, along with the solution we recommend: installing a zone control system. Continue Reading

How to Find the Most Efficient AC for Your Home

June 8th, 2015

If you need a new air conditioner, initial cost is probably a major factor in your decision. However, the cost of upkeep should be just as important—if not more so. An inefficient air conditioner can cost you more in the long run, not to mention the environmental impact of using so much electricity. If you are looking for an efficient AC replacement, check out our guide. Continue Reading

Trade Out that Window Unit for a Ductless Mini Split

June 1st, 2015

If your window air conditioning unit is on its last legs, it’s time to think about making an upgrade. Window air conditioners are certainly not known for their efficiency. More often, people install window units because they are easy to get a hold of. Anyone can install a window air conditioning unit in any room of their home, but that certainly doesn’t mean they perform well. Continue Reading

4 Things to Look for before Calling for AC Repair

May 25th, 2015

Calling for air conditioning repair can be a stressful experience, even when you locate a friendly technician, like the people at Ace Air Conditioning in Merced, CA. Before you call for air conditioning repair, look out for these 4 things that may be at fault for a lack of cooling or a full system breakdown. Continue Reading