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“Will a Ductless Mini Split Benefit My Home?”

October 8th, 2018

ductless air handler with remoteAs temperatures slowly but surely cool down, you may be getting ready to turn your air conditioner off for the season. If it had any trouble over the summer, you might even be wondering if it’s time to replace it for a more effective and efficient cooling system. If that’s the case, now is the perfect time to do so, while temperatures are mild. This way, you won’t have to scramble to make a purchase next spring when temperatures shoot back up.

If you are considering a cooling system replacement, and also have an aging furnace or other type of heating system, then we encourage you to look into the benefits of ductless mini splits, which we have highlighted below.

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Why Most Businesses Use Rooftop AC Units

September 23rd, 2018

rooftop unitsThere are a number of options to consider when purchasing an HVAC system for your commercial space or business. Finding the best unit for your space can be a daunting task without the right education. That’s what we are here for!

The first thing we want to point out is that fundamentally, commercial HVAC is the same as residential HVAC. However, there are some aspects that need precise attention since the heating, cooling, and ventilation is all occurring at a much larger scale, requiring larger and more powerful equipment.

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Is Your AC a Candidate for Replacement?

September 10th, 2018

Air conditioner with maintenance tools in residential back yardAs the official end of summer draws near, now is the time to think about how well your air conditioner served you this season, and whether or not it’s ready to be replaced. Sure, it can seem like a hassle to deal with, but replacing an aging or malfunctioning—and subsequently inefficient—cooling system seems like a far better option than continuing to pay for a system not giving you the best performance it can, right?

Keep reading to see a few reasons why your AC may be a good candidate for replacement. And if you’re ready for a new system after reading this, be sure to get in touch with our team for reliable Turlock, CA air conditioning service.

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Why You Should Never Neglect AC Repairs

August 26th, 2018

An old air conditioner unit, in need of updating, sitting in tall weedsIf your Turlock, CA HVAC system is starting up and producing conditioned air, you might safely assume that everything is working fine, and just carry on with your day. But what if it’s not a safe assumption? And shouldn’t your air conditioner be working better than “fine”? You deserve the most efficient and effective performance that your cooling system can muster, but it can only perform at this level if you have the system routinely maintained, and keep up on any repair needs that crop up.

What happens when you neglect those repairs, which you may be tempted to do as we approach the end of summer, is that they just wear down your air conditioner more and more. If you don’t end up with a completely broken down system this season, you could find yourself facing a completely dysfunctional one come next summer. We’d like to help you avoid this! And while all repairs should be managed right away, we’ve given you 3 big repair needs that should definitely not be ignored. If you notice any of these, be sure to get in contact with our team right away.

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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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