Ace Air, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

Preventive AC Maintenance Starts Today

Monday, 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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4 Upgrades to Your Home Comfort System

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

family-tablet-homeCentral heating and cooling is one of the greatest home innovations to come of the last couple of centuries. However, a malfunctioning heating and cooling system is one of the biggest frustrations you can come across. It’s a costly system, we’ll admit, so you expect your heating and cooling to work smoothly most of the time. And if it’s not, it can be a major pain point for you and your family.

Feel like you’re not getting the power you need from your HVAC system (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning)? Paying too much to run them? Worried about the quality of air flowing out of the vents? We know of some home comfort upgrades that may help with this.

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The Best Time of Year to Replace an AC

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

coin-piggy-bank-handAt the end of the year, finding out your air conditioner needs replacement is a bummer, but it doesn’t seem like an urgent situation. Ever so slowly, we’re switching over to using heaters, and as this happens, you may put AC replacement on the backburner. It can wait until next year, right?

But why wait to replace your air conditioner when now is the best time to do it? There are lots of reasons to replace your air conditioner in the fall when it’s not really in use and find the right unit for your home and your budget. Learn more in today’s guide!

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Can Your Home Thermostat Help You Save Big?

Monday, July 17th, 2017

thermostat-78-male-handWe tend to think of the thermostat as a tool, something that helps us get to where we need to be in terms of the temperature. If we want the house to be cooler, we press an arrow or turn a knob to lower the temperature. When we want to save money on cooling, we turn the thermostat up a few degrees or shut the system off entirely, weather permitting.

Maybe it’s time to start thinking of our thermostats in a different way. Your thermostat is a teacher as well as a tool, something that can help you learn about your energy usage and make smarter choices when it comes to home cooling. Save more with our tips!

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Why You Should Know More about Your Home’s Air Ducts

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

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For some people, the only thing they know about their air ducts is what they’ve seen in spy movies. (However, you should know that air ducts are usually not wide enough or sturdy enough to serve as an escape route, and this would be quite dangerous.) We think it’s important for you to learn about how air ducts really work and what can go wrong with them, so that you’re better prepared to make repairs when needed.

If you need air conditioning services in Turlock, CA or a nearby area, give us a call. In the meantime, read up on why your air ducts are something you should be more aware of, and how to know if something’s gone wrong.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Overworked?

Monday, June 5th, 2017

air-conditioning-maintenance-repairHere’s the deal: your air conditioner can only do so much. Central air conditioning is something many of us take for granted, adjusting the temperature to our liking and assuming it will work as needed. Unfortunately, that means a lot of air conditioners throughout the country, and especially in hot climates like ours, get overworked, risking sudden failure at nearly any moment.

Are you overworking your air conditioner? Check out some of the ways that people accidentally force their air conditioners to wear out too soon, and find out what you should do instead. It may save you money each month and help keep your air conditioner running smoothly for longer.

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Air Conditioning Tip: Common Air Conditioner Problems

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Air conditioners are an important part of our lives. They keep us comfortable despite overbearing heat and humidity outside all summer, but because they run constantly for months and because they are such complicated pieces of machinery, they are prone to a number of problems. Here are some of the most common problems you’re likely to run into with your Merced air conditioner and how to solve them:

 Leaks

A common problem that many people ignore or are unaware of is refrigerant leakage. It is possible that when the system was installed, it wasn’t properly charged, but most of the time if your system is low on refrigerant, it is because of a leak. You can’t just pour more refrigerant in and call it good, though.

The leak needs to be fixed, both for health and environmental reasons. If you notice that your system is low on refrigerant or you smell something off – often like acetone, call a Merced HVAC professional immediately for inspection and repair.

 Sensors

An air conditioner doesn’t do you any good if the sensors don’t work properly. Improperly working sensors will fail to properly read the temperature in the home or from your thermostat. So, it might be 80+ degrees in your home but if the thermostat reads it as 72, the system won’t turn on. The air conditioner itself probably still works fine, but unless it can successfully read the temperature, you won’t get the cooling you need to stay comfortable.

Check first to see if the sensor was moved or knocked toward the evaporator coil (which will keep the temperature reading low).

 Drainage problems

Your air conditioner acts as a dehumidifier as well, producing a liquid known as condensate. This liquid usually drains from the air conditioner into a designated area away from your home. However, if the condensate drain gets clogged or if the system wasn’t properly installed, that condensate can start to build up in your home. If you notice leakage around the coils, you may need a pump to remove the condensate properly.

Properly maintaining your air conditioner can usually be done with regular maintenance each year, but if one of these problems pops up, call Ace Air and get them fixed right away.

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Be sure to bookmark the Ace Air Conditioning blog for updates on the latest advances in HVAC technology.

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Call Ace Air Conditioning for all your Air Conditioning, Heating, Fireplace, Indoor Air Quality and Commercial HVAC needs.

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