Ace Air, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Los Banos’

End-Of-Season Cooling System Care

Monday, October 7th, 2019

outdoor-ac-unit-with-tools-on-topIf your air conditioner has completely broken down—the compressor is shot and it has no hopes of repair—then it’s of course time for an air conditioner replacement. But other than that scenario, it’s never too late to schedule an air conditioning tune-up in Los Banos, CA, and in fact, this is an important part of end-of-season cooling system care if you skipped maintenance in the spring. Yes, we recommend this service be done at the beginning of spring—before you need your system the most.

But with our summer temps often stretching into October and sometimes beyond that, it’s more important that you have it maintained on an annual basis than it is the time of the year you have it maintained. But why does this matter?

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Signs It’s Time for an AC Replacement

Monday, June 17th, 2019

old-air-conditioning-unit-outsideSummer 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.

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“How Do I Fix My Damaged Ductwork?”

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

hvac-technician-hands-applying-sealant-on-ductsIf 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!

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Beware These 4 Potential AC Problems

Monday, May 20th, 2019

woman-looking-scared-and-covering-mouth-with-her-handsWhen 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.

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How to Heat Your Home Safely

Monday, 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 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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Things to Try Before Calling a Professional in Turlock

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Heating Repair in Turlock can seem like very daunting and complex task, so you might not want to work on by yourself. While it’s true that HVAC equipment can be complicated and needs the attention of a skilled professional more often than most homeowners would like, there are still ways for the DIY-ers out there to work on their HVAC systems before resorting to calling in the pros.

There are some common culprits when it comes to most heating system maintenance, so if something goes awry in the operation of your equipment, there are some basic measures you can try to get things back on track.

If any of these work, you have saved the cost of the repair and get the satisfaction of a job well done:

  • Turn all switches – indoors and outdoors – off, then back on again. Do the same thing with the pertinent circuit breakers. Sometimes the system just needs a hard reset to jolt it back to life.
  • Check your thermostat. Is the temperature set where it is supposed to be? If it is too high or too low, the HVAC system will stay on too long or shut itself off too quickly.
  • Make sure your system is in the right mode for the season. It may sound obvious, but for whatever reason, sometimes things wind up in heating mode during cooling season.
  • Check your filters. Clean and/or replace them as necessary. (You do this once a month anyway, right?)
  • Inspect the vents around your home to see if any are blocked, clogged or excessively dirty. Vents that don’t properly circulate the air can cause all kinds of problems within an HVAC system.

This is by no means a comprehensive list of all the things that can go wrong with an HVAC system, but it is at least the usual suspects for the most simple and common problems that many homeowners encounter. After trying these out, if you are still experiencing difficulties, then it is probably time to call Ace Air Conditioning to have a look at the problem.

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Heating Question: How Does a Heat Pump Work?

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

If you’re in the market for a new home heating and cooling system in Los Banos, a heat pump is definitely an option worth considering. However, while the popularity of these systems is growing rapidly, many people still don’t understand what they’re all about. Before you go out and get yourself a new home comfort system, you should make sure you really know what you’re looking at

As their name suggests, heat pumps move heat from one location to another. However, their name can be misleading as well. Heat pumps are able to both heat your home in the winter and keep it cool in the summer by taking heat from the air in one place and sending it to another.

For example, your heat pump will remove the heat from your indoor air in the summer and pump it outside to keep your home cool. In the winter, the process is reversed, and the heat pump gathers heat from the outdoor air and pumps it inside to keep you house warm.

Of course, it’s not hard to see how the air inside your home in the summer has heat in it. But the outdoor air in the winter is cold. So how does a heat pump heat your house with cold air? Well, the truth is that there is almost always some heat in the air, no matter how cold it seems to you and me.

In fact, the temperature would have to drop well into the negative range before there was absolutely no heat to be found in the air. And heat pumps are specially designed to find that heat and collect it.

Basically all heat pumps work on this principle. However, they can’t keep your house comfortable all on their own. Heat pumps are usually installed as part of a complete home heating and cooling system. This means they’ll be paired with an air handler that can circulate the temperature controlled air throughout your Los Banos house.

There are also some heat pumps that supplement the amount of heat they’re able to pull out of the air by heating it as it passes through. These types of heat pumps are often more effective in cooler areas, but because they require more energy to actually generate heat, they’re not typically as energy efficient as models that rely on their ability to get heat only out of the air.

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