Ace Air, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

AC Maintenance: The Time is Now!

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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No, Refrigerant Shouldn’t Need to be Regularly Refilled

Monday, 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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“Will a Ductless Mini Split Benefit My Home?”

Monday, 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

Sunday, 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?

Monday, 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

Sunday, 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?

Monday, 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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Are You Overworking Your Ductless Air Conditioner?

Monday, 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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Signs It Is Time for an AC Replacement

Monday, 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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