The Importance of Choosing Quality Technicians for AC Service

July 24th, 2016

When your air conditioning system breaks down, you might be frantic to find a technician to repair the problem. Your air conditioner is a specialized piece of equipment, and you don’t feel confident enough to repair it on your own. Chances are, your local “handyman” is not so confident about it either. Continue Reading

Do You Have Leaky Refrigerant?

July 18th, 2016

It’s tough to tell if refrigerant is leaking from your AC system. It’s not like you’ll be able to notice liquid pouring out of the unit, and it probably won’t cause damage to the inside of your home, like a water leak—though it may damage the environment. Continue Reading

Replacing the Air Filter Is an Easy Way to Lower Your Bills

July 11th, 2016

Why are your energy bills so high in the summer? We live in a very hot area, and extreme outdoor temperatures push your AC to its limits. Your system struggles to reach the temperature on the thermostat, especially when something in the system isn’t quite right. Continue Reading

What’s the Best Summer Temperature for Setting the Air Conditioner?

July 4th, 2016

You want to save as much money as possible on air conditioning over the summer. In our area, central AC uses the largest percentage of energy of any other appliance or system in the home during the hottest months in many houses. You cannot simply shut off the air conditioner, but you can help lower your bills by maintaining an efficient temperature. Continue Reading

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