Ace Air, Inc. Blog

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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3 Surprising Reasons for Heating Repairs

January 29th, 2018

furnace-heating-maintenance-repairRepairing a heating system is something that requires a specialist. If you attempt to do a repair on your own, the problem may only get worse, requiring you to call in technicians to solve further problems.  After all, you wouldn’t want to attempt a costly repair on your own, only to find out the problem actually comes from something as simple as a dirty filter, would you?

Yes, a heating system can break down just because an air filter has not been changed! This and other common reasons for heating repair may surprise you. Just ask our experts!

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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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