Ace Air, Inc. Blog

Signs It Is Time for an AC Replacement

June 18th, 2018

An old air conditioner unit, in need of updating, sitting in tall weedsWe’ll start off by saying that if your air conditioning system looks anything like what you see in the image here, you can probably just stop reading this blog post and give our technicians a call right away to get your summer started off with a brand new air conditioner!

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Duct Sealing: Duct Tape is Not the Answer

June 4th, 2018

Male hands setting up ventilation system indoorsWith temperatures already starting to soar, there’s no denying that summer is well on its way. That means making sure your cooling system is prepared with the right air conditioning services, such as maintenance. Tuning up your air conditioner with the help of our trained professionals is the best way to make sure that it will function without any problems over the summer, and won’t cost more to operate than it should.

But there is much more to keeping your cooling system functioning as efficiently as possible. Maintenance is key, but it’s not the end all. One of the biggest energy wasters you may face over the course of your homeownership is that of leaks from your ductwork. It’s something that not many people thing about, but proper duct sealing can keep your HVAC systems from losing around 20-30% of the air moving through it.

Consider what that means—it’s air you pay to cool in the summer (or heat, in the winter) that simply goes to waste. With your ducts sealed up though, you’ll see savings on your monthly energy bills.

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4 Common AC Repairs You May Need This Summer

May 21st, 2018

technician with tools working on outdoor ac unitWith temperatures already warming up and with summer well on its way, you are likely very well aware that you’re going to need your air conditioning system to function as efficiently and effectively as possible in the coming months. This means if your AC system is struggling at all to perform, then now is the best time to call for Turlock air conditioning repair.

But what can you expect, when you call for AC repairs? Well, it depends on what kind of problems you’re having with your system. For instance, if it’s blowing out air but that air isn’t cold, then you might have a refrigerant leak (which we’ll get to in a minute). Or if it’s making strange noises, it may be that parts are loose within it. Read on to discover 4 of the most common AC repairs you might need this summer, particularly if you haven’t had maintenance conducted yet.

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These 3 Air Conditioning Mistakes Are Raising Your Bills

May 7th, 2018

outside air conditioning unit sitting on pile of moneyWhen you consider just how hot our summers can get here in Turlock, it makes sense that you want a fully functioning, and efficiently operating air conditioner. This starts with having your cooling system installed by a professional, and ensuring it is it properly matched and sized for your specific home. Without this, there’s no way to be sure that your air conditioner will run as effectively as it should all summer long.

But this is just the beginning. Properly caring for your air conditioner is another important part of efficiency, keeping your bills down as a reasonable level and preventing the biggest and costliest of air conditioning repairs in Turlock, CA. And this means avoiding the following three mistakes.

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Preventive AC Maintenance Starts Today

April 23rd, 2018

techncian's hands working on outdoor AC unitIt’s that time of year again—the time where it’s imperative to schedule your air conditioning maintenance if you haven’t done so already. If you have any hopes of maintaining efficient air conditioning in Turlock, CA, the best thing you can do is to schedule this service as early in spring as possible. But what actually happens during maintenance? This is actually a pretty common question we get from our customers.

And we’re glad you asked! It shows that you care about the equipment in your home and want to ensure that they operate at their highest performance. And by scheduling air conditioning maintenance now to prepare for the coming summer, you’re already making a great choice when it comes to seeing that your cooling system enjoys a long lifespan.

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How a Routine Maintenance Plan Helps You Save on AC and Heat

April 9th, 2018

technicians hands working on an air conditionerHere in Turlock, CA, we definitely tend to think more about our air conditioners more than our heating systems when it comes to HVAC systems. That’s totally understandable, given that we tend to use our cooling systems the majority of the year. However, that doesn’t mean your heater should be ignored. After all, when temperatures drop to a certain point, you’ll be just as grateful for your heating system as you are for your AC.

Although there are obviously a number of differences between your heating system and air conditioner, there is one thing they both have in common—one HVAC service in Turlock, CA that they both vitally need. And that’s professional maintenance services, otherwise known as HVAC tune-ups.

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Treating Spring Allergies from Inside Your Home

March 26th, 2018

Rear view of a young woman opening the curtains in the morningWhen it comes to improving your indoor air quality, there are a lot of factors to consider. Of course, your HVAC systems play a large role in keeping your household comfortable, but the temperature of your living space is just part of the equation. Without the right indoor air quality solutions in place, anyone in your family could find their spring allergy symptoms exacerbated.

You might be wondering, “Isn’t that what the air filter in my HVAC system is for?” This filter—the one that comes standard with your HVAC upon installation—is there to protect the inside components of that system, not your indoor air quality. It will do little to protect your family from the pollutants and contaminants and irritate the sinuses and make allergies act up. So, what can you do?

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Don’t Wait for These 4 Heater Repairs

March 12th, 2018

furnace-repair-techThe heating season is nearly over in Turlock, CA, but our team is still servicing heaters throughout the area. On hearing this news, some locals might think, “Why now? It’s nearly spring!” But that actually makes for an ideal time for furnace repair!

Think about this: technicians are not super busy around spring so you can get service as soon as you need it or schedule in advance on your own time. Besides, waiting too long for heater repair can be problematic, for many reasons:

  • The problem can get much worse.
  • You might eventually need emergency heating service at an added cost.
  • The heater may be completely broken down the next time you need it.

Don’t wait to schedule heater repair for these 4 issues!

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Why Does Your Furnace Cost So Much to Run?

February 26th, 2018

couple-coffee-floorMost people are paying too much for heating and cooling. Many of us just don’t realize it because we’re too busy around the house to notice much about the heater’s operation until the bill finally comes in the next month. You shouldn’t just deal with the high prices or shut your heater off completely to avoid this. There’s usually an explanation!

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How Dirt Affects Your Heating and Cooling Systems

February 12th, 2018

filter-change-ductsWe know you do your best to keep your home clean. But as much as you dust the ceiling fans or remind your children not to track mud in on their shoes, you cannot keep dirt out of your home altogether. Dust and dirt collect on surfaces and also become airborne, no matter how hard you try to prevent it. Thankfully, there’s a filter in place in your home heating and air conditioning systems to prevent dust from harming your systems…for the most part.

Dust is a major source of trouble for air conditioners and heaters, even when you have an air filter in place. In fact, sometimes the filter is the reason for the trouble in the first place!

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