How Can I Tell If the Air Ducts Are Leaking?

June 27th, 2016

One of the most important things you can do for your air conditioning system is to ensure that the ducts are well-sealed. Sealing the air ducts helps to improve the flow of air moving into the home. And most homes have some level of leakage keeping air from moving into the rooms of the home. Continue Reading

What Does the Outside Part of My Air Conditioner Do?

June 20th, 2016

If you’re like many people, your air conditioner is a bit of a mystery. You might be a pro at programming the thermostat, but you may not know very much about the inside workings of this complex system. Continue Reading

Should You Add Refrigerant to the AC System?

June 13th, 2016

Central AC systems are complex, so it’s understandable that there are some misunderstandings about how they work. We are on a mission to help people learn more about their air conditioners so that they can ensure they get the proper service when the system is in trouble. Today’s mission: to educate you about refrigerant so you can recognize when a technician is not giving your system the service it deserves. Continue Reading

Joining an HVAC Maintenance Program Helps You for Years to Come

June 6th, 2016

We often encourage local homeowners to schedule routine AC maintenance visits with our technicians. A maintenance visit is a scheduled service that includes a set list of tasks for the technician to perform. The task list varies slightly from company to company, and it may change a little bit based on the type of system you have and its particular control system. Continue Reading

Should You Turn Off the Air Conditioner While You Are At Work?

May 30th, 2016

You want to save money in whatever ways you can, so you try to conserve energy by shutting off the air conditioner while you’re at work. However, it gets really warm here in the Livingston area. Central California weather means when you get home, you probably feel overwhelmed by the heat and humidity. Continue Reading

Upgrade Your Thermostat to Save Money this Summer

May 23rd, 2016

Thermostats have changed a lot in the last few years, but many homeowners still have the same thermostat that has been on the wall for decades. If this is true of your home, it’s probably time for an upgrade. You won’t believe what your new thermostat can do! Continue Reading

An Easy Guide to More Efficient Air Conditioning

May 16th, 2016

Air conditioning systems account for the highest portions of summertime bills for many people in the Merced area. You pay a lot to run your air conditioner. But you may simply accept this and wait for the fall and winter to come and ease costs a bit. Continue Reading

What Causes Water to Leak from an AC System?

May 9th, 2016

It’s one of the most common AC repair calls that technicians get. When water leaks from the AC system, it’s an emergency you cannot wait to get fixed if you want to avoid water damage and further damage to the AC system. But where is this water coming from, and why is it such a common problem? Continue Reading

Why You’re Likely to Have Leaky Air Ducts

May 2nd, 2016

The air ducts in your home are probably leaking air, at least to some degree. Why would an HVAC company assume this? Continue Reading

Are You Setting Your Thermostat Too Low?

April 25th, 2016

You’ve just brought in a heavy load of groceries from the trunk of your car, and your home’s temperature offers no relief from the humidity outdoors. You go to the thermostat and press the arrow that points downward, lowering the temperature so that it cools down fast. The trouble is—it won’t! If the temperature in your home is, say, 82 degrees, it won’t cool down your home any faster if you set it to 77 than if you set it to 68. Continue Reading