September 9th, 2019
Did you know you can achieve both your heating and cooling needs all in once system? For many homeowners throughout Atwater, a ductless system—also referred to as a ductless mini-split—is becoming a great option for both these needs.
Ductless systems are exceptional and keeping homes in our area warm in the winter, and efficiently cool in the summertime. So if you are in the market for a new AC this year, a new heater, or both, then you’d do well to consider going ductless!
August 26th, 2019
In short, you could end up with a much bigger emergency repair need later on, if not a totally broken down air conditioner.
The fact is, we use our air conditioners for days on end here during the summer, and usually well into fall as well. The last thing you need is a sudden breakdown when temperatures are at their peak. Yet if you neglect repair needs, that’s exactly what can happen.
“But wait,” you might be asking, “how do I spot these repair needs to begin with?”
Fortunately, there are some telltale signs that you need air conditioner repair, so long as you know what to look for. Read on!
August 12th, 2019
As summer temperatures stand steady, you’re likely focused on a number of things… running your business or managing your commercial space, ensuring your customers, employees, and/or tenants are happy, and of course, making sure your building is comfortable.
Wait, what’s that? You haven’t been thinking about the comfort of your business? It’s not something that’s typically at the top of mind for business owners or manager, so we get it—but it is important. An uncomfortable commercial environment can lead to a variety of problems, not the least of which is a severe business interruption. To achieve a comfortable environment in your commercial space, you need the right mix of indoor air and HVAC products and services—and this can start with a rooftop unit HVAC system.
July 29th, 2019
Actually, there is one scenario where it is too late for maintenance—your air conditioner has completely broken down and the compressor is shot. In this case, you’ll likely need to replace the compressor—which at this point we’d recommend an entire system replacement.
This is a lot less likely to happen in a newer system, or a system that has had maintenance done on it once a year. That’s the key, that your AC maintenance be done on a regular basis, no matter what time of the year it is. Sure, it’s ideal to have it done in the spring before temperatures get too high, but this is definitely a case where frequency matters more than timing.
July 15th, 2019
One of the most common questions that HVAC contractors get about refrigerant is, “how often does it need to be refilled?”
The answer might surprise you, though—it’s “hopefully, never!”
No, AC refrigerant shouldn’t need to be refilled on a regular basis. This is actually a common myth among homeowners, that refrigerant is something that depletes over time, sort of like gasoline does from a car or an oil-powered appliance in your home. This just isn’t the case with refrigerant, however, which continuously cycles through your cooling system or heat pump, transferring heat rather than generating it like other types of heating systems do.
Read on to learn more about this heat transfer fluid!
July 1st, 2019
We’re not talking about flu symptoms here, but rather—exacerbated allergy and asthma symptoms. These can be just as irritating and more long-lasting than the standard cold or flu!
And the worst part is, yes, it’s likely your air conditioner that’s causing the problem. Well, that’s not quite right either—it’s how you care for your air conditioner and your indoor air that prevents or causes allergy symptoms in many cases.
The fact of the matter is, your AC use may be making your air quality worse. Keep reading to learn more.
June 17th, 2019
Summer is here! Okay, not officially, quite yet. But last week’s sudden and excessive heat is a glaring reminder that it will soon be here. So if you found your air conditioner was working last week but showing any distressing symptoms, it may be time to start considering if it’s up to the task of getting you through this upcoming summer without breaking down completely.
It goes without saying—you don’t want to be without your air conditioner any longer than you need to be in the middle of the hottest months of the year. Read on for some of the signs that it’s time to replace your AC, and give us a call so we can try to help you beat the worst of the heat and get that AC replaced for you ASAP.
June 3rd, 2019
If you’re expecting us to answer this with “duct tape,” you’d be mistaken.
You may be wondering about this one—after all, can’t anything be patched up with duct tape? Not the store-bought kind, unfortunately. Store-bought duct tape can resolve just about any situation (at least, temporarily) except for breaches in your air conditioning ductwork.
Unfortunately, however, one of the biggest energy wasters in your home comes from leaks in the ductwork, which is not something a lot of homeowners think about in terms of their indoor comfort. Professional duct sealing services from HVAC experts can stop your air conditioner (and forced air heater, for that matter) from losing up to 30% of the air traveling through its air ducts.
Think about what this translates to: This is conditioned air that you are paying for to keep you and your family comfortable, and it is simply going to waste. Keep reading to learn more!
May 20th, 2019
When you live somewhere like Los Banos, the last thing you want is air conditioning problems. And yet, sometimes they’re inevitable. The good news is, if you know what to look out for then you can be quick to call for professional repairs. Below are 4 potential problems you might face with your air conditioner—at least if it hasn’t been properly maintained.
May 6th, 2019
Well, yes, any use of your air conditioner is going to cost you, as you are using energy after all. But what we’re referring to is practices with your air conditioner that may be costing you more than necessary.
The fact is, there are a lot of beliefs that homeowners have about using their air conditioners to help themselves feel more comfortable that:
- Don’t work.
- Actually hurt air conditioning efficiency, and therefore cause a rise in utility bills.
So, are you making any of the following costly AC mistakes?