Ace Air, Inc. Blog

Should a Refrigerant Leak be Repaired Right Away?

August 13th, 2018

High efficiency modern AC-heater unit, energy save solutionThe short answer to this is, “yes.” But of course, you’d expect us to say that, right? Well, we promise we have good reason! You may not realize it but, low refrigerant can cause a host of problems for your cooling system, leading to potentially unnecessary air conditioning repair in Turlock, CA, and even premature replacement.

You may have been told at some point, perhaps by a general handyman or inexperienced HVAC professional, that refrigerant is something that needs to be refilled on a regular basis. However, refrigerant is recycled throughout the system, and should never “run out.” If your refrigerant does need to be refilled—what we refer to as recharged—it means you have a leak.

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Where Do Air Quality Problems Come From?

July 30th, 2018

Sick woman blowing her nosePoor indoor air quality is not a unique problem, though it is a relatively new one. In recent decades, home construction has become tighter. This allows your HVAC systems to function as efficiently as possible, without air loss or unnecessary energy waste. This is great news for your wallet, but not so much for your indoor air quality. If air cannot get out of your home, that means neither can airborne contaminants or humidity.

When most homeowners hear the term “bad indoor air quality,” they think it’s just an inconvenience, maybe even mildly uncomfortable. However, poor indoor air quality can actually have a considerable negative impact on your health and comfort throughout the years. If you’re unsure of what to do about your indoor air quality, keep reading!

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Are You Overworking Your Ductless Air Conditioner?

July 16th, 2018

Young Man Repairing Air Conditioner Standing On StepladderWith temperatures already soaring into the hundreds, it goes without saying that it’s absolutely vital you have an effective air conditioner in place. Before you go cranking that temperature all the way down and leaving your system on for days at a time, however, you should take a look below at some tips we’ve provided to make sure your cooling system works as efficiently as possible.

First off, if you are in need of an air conditioning system replacement and don’t already have this type of system, you’d do well to consider ductless air conditioning, which is a highly efficient way to cool your home. However, even a ductless system can be overworked. But by following our guidelines, you’ll never have to worry about that system failing you when you need it the most.

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How Healthy Is the Air You Breathe?

July 2nd, 2018

woman looking comfortable in her homeMany homeowners aren’t aware of this, but the quality of a household’s indoor air can actually be worse than that of outdoors. Today’s homes are built “tighter,” allowing for less energy loss. This is fantastic when it comes to HVAC efficiency as it helps prevent heat loss during the winter and heat gain in the summer. This isn’t, however, so great for your indoor air quality.

Contaminants and allergens make their way into your home, and have no way out—at least, not without the help of professionally installed and serviced air cleaners. An effective air cleaner will keep unhealthy particles out the air you breathe. “But wait,” you may be asking, “doesn’t my air conditioner’s air filter do that already?” Well, no. Read on to learn why.

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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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