A-Avis Home Services Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Archive for August, 2013

Air Conditioning Tip: What to Look for in an AC System

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Purchasing a new air conditioning system is a great way to protect your comfort and to add value to your home. If you have never purchased an air conditioning system, though, or if it has been a while since you’ve been in the market, you may be taken aback by all the air conditioning installation options available to you. Choosing the right air conditioner can be a real challenge. That is why it is so necessary that you enlist the services of a Riverside, CA air conditioning specialist to help you make your decision. Call Avis Air for more information.

One factor to keep in mind is the style of the air conditioning system you will purchase. There is quite a variety available, and each model offers different pros and cons. While split central air conditioning systems are very efficient and reliable, they require a system of ductwork in order to distribute air throughout your home. If your home does not have existing ductwork and you are trying to avoid the cost of ductwork installation, a ductless mini split system may be better for you. Plus, this type of system eliminates the energy loss commonly associated with compromised ductwork.

If great efficiency and a reduced environmental impact are of concern to you, a heat pump is great option. In some instances of extreme heat, though, a heat pump may not be able to keep up with demand. The best way to ensure that you get air conditioner best suited to your needs and cooling preferences is to schedule service with a Riverside, CA air conditioning installation professional.

No matter what type of air conditioning system you ultimately decide on, you are going to want to get the most efficient performance you can afford. Look for an air conditioner with the highest SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) in your price range. This is the standard by which an AC or a heat pump’s cooling efficiency is rated. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the system.

For more information about what to look for in a new air conditioning system, call Avis Air. Our Riverside, CA air conditioning pros can answer all your questions. Call today to learn more or to schedule service.

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The Importance of Plumbing Maintenance

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Modern plumbing has made our lives more and more convenient over the years. So many items that we depend on every day of our lives, from our toilets and sinks to dishwashers and water heaters, are simply components in our larger plumbing systems. Do not put the condition of your plumbing system at risk by ignoring its service needs. Contact Avis Air today to schedule routine plumbing maintenance in Riverside. There is no better way to protect the operation of your plumbing system and the successful interaction of its many components. Contact us to learn more.

The complexity of your plumbing system demands the attention of a qualified maintenance technician in order to operate properly. Because there are so many important components within your plumbing system, a problem with any one of them can have a negative impact on the entirety of the system. One important reason to schedule professional plumbing maintenance in Riverside, CA is to ensure the integrity of your piping systems.

There are systems of pipes in your home that deliver water throughout the building. If you use natural gas to heat your home or to power any appliances, then there are also pipes through which natural gas flows. It goes without saying that these pipes must be kept in the best possible condition. Corroded or damaged water pipes pose the potential for a lot of water damage in your home. Broken or leaking gas pipes can actually create a dangerous situation. When you schedule professional plumbing maintenance, you can be sure that all of the piping in your home is thoroughly inspected and evaluated.

Problems with the appliances in your plumbing system can have a serious impact on your comfort. If your water heater, for instance, is not properly maintained, its performance will suffer. You may notice increased operational costs, paired with unreliable operation. Do not let poor plumbing maintenance habits disrupt your comfort. Call Avis Air today.

Avis Air can handle your plumbing maintenance needs with the skill and expertise that only professional Riverside plumbers possess. We want to make sure that your plumbing system is as safe and reliable as possible. Schedule service with Avis Air to give us that opportunity.

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Air Conditioning Tip: Getting Your AC Summer Ready

Monday, August 12th, 2013

The heat of summer arrives quickly in Riverside, CA, and it sticks around for quite a while. If you hope to make it through the hottest days of the year comfortably, it is important that you take the necessary steps to ensure that your air conditioning system is ready for the task that lies ahead. Here are some helpful tips from the Riverside, CA air conditioning professionals at Avis Air to help you get your air conditioning system ready for summer. Contact us today with any further questions you may have.

The first step in ensuring that your air conditioning system is ready for summer is to simply turn it on before you really need it. Just because your air conditioner was operating properly at the close of the last heating season does not mean that it will jump right back into action. Run your air conditioner prior to the start of the cooling season, and contact a professional air conditioning technician to address any concerns you have.

You should also perform a quick visual inspection of your air conditioning system before putting it into use. Take a look at your outdoor unit to ensure that it is not covered with leaves, branches, or other debris from the off season. Inside, take a walk around your home. Make sure that no furniture has shifted to block off your duct grilles and registers. Your air conditioning system will operate much more effectively if it does not have to force cooled air through a sofa.

Finally, and most importantly, make sure that you schedule routine air conditioning maintenance services in Riverside, CA before the heating season starts. Even if you run your air conditioner and it seems to be operating fine, there may be issues that only an inspection by a professional AC maintenance technician can identify. When it comes to getting your air conditioner summer ready, there is simply no alternative for professional air conditioning maintenance.

If you have any further questions about how you can get the best, most reliable performance possible from your air conditioning system this summer, contact Avis Air. We have all the answers you need. Call today to get started

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Air Conditioning Efficiency Tips

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Keeping our homes cool and comfortable throughout the long, hot days of summer is a goal that most homeowners share in common. With energy costs being as high as they are, though, pursuing this goal can be an expensive endeavor. Do not let high air conditioning bills dissuade you from maintaining comfortable temperatures in your home, though. Here are a few efficiency boosting tips from the Riverside, CA air conditioning technicians on the Avis Air team. Feel free to call with any questions you may have.

The important thing to remember is that you do not need to invest in a brand new air conditioning system to get a more efficient performance during the heating season. There are many much more affordable options to pursue. One is to simply drop by your local hardware store and purchase some weather stripping and shrink wrapping materials. Heat naturally tries to transfer to cooler areas, seeking to even out temperatures. By keeping your home sealed up tighter, you can prevent heat from working its way into your home.

Use the weather stripping to seal the gaps between your doors and their frames. The shrink wrapping or plastic sheeting can be used to prevent hot air form getting in through drafty windows.  By addressing these common trouble areas, you can take some of the pressure off of your air conditioning system.

Another thing to keep in mind is that your ceiling fans should be used in conjunction with your air conditioner, not in place of. While it is true that your ceiling fans will not actually cool the air, they will help to circulate it throughout your home. This allows the cooled air produced by your air conditioner to evenly cool your home throughout, boosting comfort and making it easier to cool your entire home. Any time you can make adjustments to reduce the strain on your AC, you are going to boost efficiency and trim some of your cooling costs.

Of course, the best way to maintain the efficient operation of your air conditioning system is with routine Riverside, CA air conditioning maintenance service. Contact Avis Air for more information. We can help you cool your home more efficiently so that you can enjoy the comfort we believe all of our customers deserve.

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