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

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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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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