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

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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Is It Time for a Heater Upgrade?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

furnace venting outdoorsAnyone who has lived in our area for even just a year knows that we are known for our hot weather, not the chilly winters that other parts of the country have a reputation for. Still though, when those temperatures do drop low enough, you’re going to be extremely grateful for a fully functional, efficiently operating, heater.

But, what kind of shape is yours in? Hopefully, you had heating system maintenance done already, or have it on your schedule soon, and you already know the answer to this question. If you were alerted to any repair needs during your heater tune-up, now is the time to take care of them. Those repair needs may include the following, and if these get bad enough or if your heater is old enough, it could very well be time to upgrade to a new heating system.

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“How Powerful Should My Air Filter Be?”

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

white question mark on blue backgroundWhen it comes to your indoor air quality, it’s important to be aware of what factors contribute to ill health. A common misconception that many homeowners have about their HVAC systems is that the air filter within it is all they need for proper indoor air quality. This is simply not the case, though.

That air filter is there to protect the inside components of the HVAC system itself, from dust, dirt, and debris that could otherwise be allergens for you. True, the air filter does help a little for indoor air quality, but that is really not its sole purpose.

This myth about air filters can actually leave you with an air conditioner that makes your air quality worse, as you may not realize you need to change it every 1-3 months (depending on the type of air filter and the level of contaminants in your home.

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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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Where Do Air Quality Problems Come From?

Monday, 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?

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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How Healthy Is the Air You Breathe?

Monday, 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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Duct Sealing: Duct Tape is Not the Answer

Monday, 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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How Dirt Affects Your Heating and Cooling Systems

Monday, February 12th, 2018

filter-change-ductsWe know you do your best to keep your home clean. But as much as you dust the ceiling fans or remind your children not to track mud in on their shoes, you cannot keep dirt out of your home altogether. Dust and dirt collect on surfaces and also become airborne, no matter how hard you try to prevent it. Thankfully, there’s a filter in place in your home heating and air conditioning systems to prevent dust from harming your systems…for the most part.

Dust is a major source of trouble for air conditioners and heaters, even when you have an air filter in place. In fact, sometimes the filter is the reason for the trouble in the first place!

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