Ace Air, Inc. Blog

AC Maintenance: The Time is Now!

April 22nd, 2019

clock-imposed-on-white-backgroundIn many areas of the country, people haven’t even turned off their heaters for the seasons yet, let alone thought about scheduling a tune-up for their air conditioner. But here in Merced, the sporadic warm days recently are a reminder that summer is certainly on its way.

That said, there’s nowhere to go but up for our temperatures, making now the best possible time to get your AC maintenance done and out of the way, so you’re ready to enter summer full of confidence in the reliability of your air conditioner. But why is this so important?

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Is Routine AC Maintenance Worth It?

April 8th, 2019

outdoor-air-conditioner-unitThe short answer to this is “yes,” but we’re happy to give you more of an explanation than this.

Springtime is the ideal time to schedule air conditioning maintenance. There are certainly a few maintenance tasks you can do on your own. This includes changing your air filter every 1-3 months, and cleaning the area around your outdoor unit so that airflow isn’t disrupted. But for full maintenance that makes an actual difference, you must trust the pros.

Only a trained HVAC technician can handle the various tasks involved in thorough maintenance, form inspecting motors and electrical components to cleaning coils and moving parts. You can rely on our professionals to provide your cooling system with top quality maintenance every year.

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Is Your Home Prepped for the Allergy Season?

March 25th, 2019

woman-blowing-her-noseWhat we mean to say is, have you done everything you can within your home to reduce allergens that can leave even the healthiest person uncomfortable for 3 solid months, or more? If this isn’t something you’ve thought of before, now is the time. The indoor air quality in Merced, CA can be worse that the quality of air outdoors! This is because of how tightly homes are sealed during construction—great news for your HVAC efficiency, but not so much for your sinuses.

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No, Refrigerant Shouldn’t Need to be Regularly Refilled

March 11th, 2019

chalkboard-with-crossed-out-mythsThere is a question about HVAC systems that our professionals actually get quite a bit. We’re sad that we get it so much, since it probably means at some point you’ve dealt with a shady “service professional,” but the question is, “how often does my refrigerant need refilling?”

Our somewhat short answer is, “If your system is properly cared for, never!”

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Does Your Heater Cost Too Much to Run?

February 25th, 2019

grey-house-with-money-symbols-exiting-chimney-on-white-backgroundWe’re not asking this subjectively. What we’re asking is if your heater costs more to run than it did last year, despite comparable use. Perhaps you haven’t noticed that much of a change—but what are your neighbors paying? If you’re spending out much more than they are for your heating system use, then there is a very good chance that your heater isn’t working as efficiently as it should—and this is just one sign of a heater in disrepair.

With spring just a month away, and temperatures sure to warm up soon, you may not be prioritizing heating repairs right now. This is particularly true if the heating system is still functional. We’d urge you to reconsider, though. The sooner your heating system is repaired when problems arise, the less likely you are to face a total system breakdown and costly emergency repairs. If you have noticed your heater seems to be too expensive to run, or have discovered the two following problems, please reach out to our team ASAP so that we can assess.

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Can Dirty Ducts Impact Heating Efficiency?

February 11th, 2019

duct-being-cleanedYour heating system is not a simple piece of equipment. There are a variety of components and parts that must work together in order for it to efficiently and effectively keep your home and family comfortable. One of these components is your ductwork—rather, the network that moves air throughout your home during system operation.

Many homeowners neglect their air ducts—not intentionally so, but nevertheless, they are neglected. Truth be told, your air ducts don’t give off many symptoms that they are in need of repair or professional cleaning from a licensed and experienced Atwater HVAC contractor. However, keeping your air ducts healthy is more important than you may think, particularly if you want to maintain the integrity and efficiency of your heater, not to mention the quality of your indoor air.

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Common Reasons for Heating Repair Calls

January 28th, 2019

cute-dog-under-the-warm-grey-blanketIf you’re like most homeowners in our area, there’s a good chance that you use a furnace to fulfill your heating needs. This is a good choice—after all, furnaces can provide powerful heating and reliable performance. However, just like any other type of complex mechanical system, your furnace can malfunction and require attention from trained professionals.

Fortunately, you needn’t look any further than our team for quality heating services in Gustine. But in order to be able to call for heating repairs, you have to know that you have a heater in need of repair, right? We’d like to help you detect problems early on to prevent bigger emergencies by sharing with you some of the most common heater malfunction signs we get calls for—and yes, these are all reasons you should call for heating repair.

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Humidify Your Home for Your HVAC System and Your Health!

January 14th, 2019

Close up of a happy young family having good time together.

When you hear the term humidity, you probably think about the muggy summers that Turlock is well known for. You also probably thing of humidity as a nuisance, and not something that can actually contribute to your indoor comfort. The fact of the matter is, though, that your home actually needs a bit of humidity during the cooler months.

Our fall and winter seasons can get quite dry, which impacts your indoor air quality, and subsequently your health and the health of your property. If your home’s humidity levels are down too low, then even the temperature inside will be less comfortable. Don’t let your household or your HVAC in Turlock, CA suffer—contact us to see how a whole-house humidifier might benefit you!

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How to Heat Your Home Safely

December 31st, 2018

Beautiful young woman sitting by the window having hot drinkIt’s true, our winters don’t really get “harsh” like they do in other parts of the country. Still though, given the soaring temperatures we feel in the summertime, our cooler temperatures can certainly leave us uncomfortable—especially if we don’t have fully functioning and efficient heating systems installed in our homes.

If you’re looking for a new heating system, we’re the team to call! But what we’re going to talk about today is how to ensure your current heater is operating as safely as possible by following the steps below.

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Can You Seal Your Own Ducts?

December 17th, 2018

A worker is sealing two sections of house attic vent duct insulation with aluminum foil tape. The foreground is a section of truss and the background is OSB sheathing for the roof.The short answer to this is, “no.” But we’re sure you’d like a bit more information than just that.

First, we need to start by letting you know why breached ductwork is such a problem. When it comes to heating efficiency (or cooling efficiency, for that matter) damaged and leaking ductwork significantly dampers the power of your entire system, leading to unexpected heating repair in Atwater, CA, and letting as much as 30% of your conditioned air escape into unused parts of your home, like the attic or crawlspace where your ducts are installed. That means 30% of air you are still paying for is getting wasted!

Of course, this seems urgent, and surely you’d like to just fix it ASAP with a bit of duct tape, but we’re afraid that’s a no-go. Read on to learn more.

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