A-Avis Home Services Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Archive for June, 2015

What Kinds of Problems Does Low Refrigerant Cause?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Low refrigerant ranks among the most common causes of air conditioning repair. Many people believe that air conditioners consume the refrigerant they use, but in fact, they don’t. Moreover, refrigerant needs to stay at set levels in your system: cycling and recycling through a theoretically closed loop that shifts it from a gas to a liquid state and back, and cools the air in the process.

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Look for Signs of Air Conditioning Trouble

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

The Inland Empire always gets hot in the summer and this year is no different. Here in Riverside, CA, you can expect triple-digit temperatures quite often, and when they hit, your air conditioner needs to respond. Conversely, if you spot signs of air conditioning trouble, you need to act as quickly as possible. It could mean the difference between a small repair bill and a much larger one, and in any case calling now will allow the issue to be corrected as quickly as possible. The specifics vary depending upon the problem, but a few common signs crop up no matter what. The more you familiarize yourself with them, the faster you can respond. They can include (but are not limited to):

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3 Things to Remember When Installing a Clean Air Filter

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Summers in Riverside, CA are as hot as they come, but equally concerning is the level of air quality here in the Inland Empire. Dust and pollution are sadly common as the heat and nearby mountains trap all manner of contaminants in our air. You can improve the quality of the air inside your home by installing a clean air filter in your HVAC system, and qualified professionals are on hand to do the job right. But a filter requires some preparation before you install it, and certain questions need to be answered – with the help of your technician – before you move forward. There are 3 things to remember when installing a clean air filter.

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What are the Benefits of UV Germicidal Lights?

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Most people associate UV lights with blacklighting at rock concerts and theme park rides: the kind that make your white t-shirts glow in the dark. Truth be told, however, UV lights can serve a much more practical purpose than making Disneyland a little cooler. UV germicidal lights placed in your home’s air conditioning system can do wonders for your indoor air quality. And here in Riverside, CA, indoor air quality is almost as important as keeping the temperatures cool. Dust and pollen are a regular part of our summers, and that can lead to mold, bacteria and other unwelcome intruders in your home. The benefits of UV germicidal lights means that those elements are no longer a concern.

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3 Ways to Save Money on Air Conditioning This Summer

Monday, June 1st, 2015

We live in Riverside, CA, where summer temperatures often soar into the triple digits and beyond. That means you must invariably pay more in energy costs every month as your air conditioner works to keep you cool and comfortable when the air outside is beastly. The necessity of that equation often covers up the fact that you may be paying more than you need to in order to run your air conditioner. Most people know about traditional ways to keep cool without spending a lot of money, such as wearing lightweight clothes and staying hydrated in the heat of the day. Here are 3 other ways to save money on air conditioning this summer that you should keep in mind.

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