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

Our Top Tips for Heating Efficiency This Winter

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

man-looking-cold-in-front-of-thermostatWith the official start of the holiday season, many homeowners get busy this time of the year—planning vacations, shopping, etc. The last thing many of us think about is our heating bills and how they’ll be impacted this coming winter season.

If you haven’t had your heater maintained yet, now is the perfect time to do so. We actually recommend this service at the beginning of fall, but it’s more important that you have it done consistently than it is the time of year you have it done.

What many homeowners don’t realize is that in addition to maintenance, there are a number of things you can do to boost efficiency, and spend less on those heating bills this season—with some of the following tips costing nothing at all.

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How You Can Prevent Emergency Heater Repairs

Monday, November 18th, 2019

man-hugging-radiatorThe number one way to prevent any type of problem with your heater, but particularly an emergency situation, is with maintenance. Professional maintenance allows our technicians to thoroughly inspect your entire heater, inside and out. During this inspection, we’ll clean the system to help it perform more efficiently, and make any adjustments necessary.

Another thing we do during maintenance is we keep an eye out for repair needs, as small as they may be. This allows you to get heating repairs on your schedule sooner than later, so you don’t have to worry about your heater suddenly breaking down in the middle of winter.

Of course, even with maintenance, there’s always a chance you could run into heating repair needs between tune-ups. They’re a lot less likely, but it’s still important to know the signs in order to give us a call. Calling in the pros when needed and staying on top of maintenance are the best ways to prevent heating emergencies. So, what are these signs?

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“Are Rooftop Units Right for My Business?”

Monday, August 12th, 2019

rooftop-units-on-top-of-commercial-buildingAs 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.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Use Costing You?

Monday, May 6th, 2019

outside-air-conditioning-unit-sitting-on-top-of-money-on-white-backgroundWell, 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:

  1. Don’t work.
  2. Actually hurt air conditioning efficiency, and therefore cause a rise in utility bills.

So, are you making any of the following costly AC mistakes?

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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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Is Your Home Prepped for the Allergy Season?

Monday, March 25th, 2019

woman-blowing-her-noseWhat we mean to say is, have you done everything you can within your home to reduce allergens that can leave even the healthiest person uncomfortable for 3 solid months, or more? If this isn’t something you’ve thought of before, now is the time. The indoor air quality in Merced, CA can be worse that the quality of air outdoors! This is because of how tightly homes are sealed during construction—great news for your HVAC efficiency, but not so much for your sinuses.

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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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Does Your Heater Cost Too Much to Run?

Monday, February 25th, 2019

grey-house-with-money-symbols-exiting-chimney-on-white-backgroundWe’re not asking this subjectively. What we’re asking is if your heater costs more to run than it did last year, despite comparable use. Perhaps you haven’t noticed that much of a change—but what are your neighbors paying? If you’re spending out much more than they are for your heating system use, then there is a very good chance that your heater isn’t working as efficiently as it should—and this is just one sign of a heater in disrepair.

With spring just a month away, and temperatures sure to warm up soon, you may not be prioritizing heating repairs right now. This is particularly true if the heating system is still functional. We’d urge you to reconsider, though. The sooner your heating system is repaired when problems arise, the less likely you are to face a total system breakdown and costly emergency repairs. If you have noticed your heater seems to be too expensive to run, or have discovered the two following problems, please reach out to our team ASAP so that we can assess.

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The Best Way to Prevent Furnace Repairs This Winter

Monday, November 19th, 2018

White smoke comes out of a house's chimney on a winter day.With temperatures down in the 60s, it’s “California Cold.” You might already be using your heating system to keep warm at night. But if you have a furnace, is it ready for temperatures to get even colder? What we mean is, have you scheduled or planed for maintenance yet?

This is the best way to ensure that you do everything in your power to prevent furnace repairs this winter. You typically want this job done before cold weather arrives, which makes now the perfect time to get it done. Fortunately, you can count on quality, trustworthy maintenance with our team. But what does this afford you?

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