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

What’s the Difference Between a Zone System and a Ductless Mini-Split System?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Zone systems and ductless mini split systems are both designed to do the same thing: give you room-by-room control over your air conditioner and adjust the temperature in each individual part of your house separately from the others. Not only does this make a nice luxury for families with varying comfort preferences, but it can save you a great deal of money on air conditioning expenses, since you can simply turn off the air in parts of your house you aren’t using. Considering how hot the summers get here in Riverside, CA, that’s a significant consideration. But what’s the difference between a zone systems and a ductless mini-split system? That is, which one is right for you? It comes down to using different methods of achieving the same goals.

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How do Dehumidifiers Help My Air Conditioner?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Riverside, CA is traditionally a very dry city, but high humidity has been more and more of a problem in recent years, as we’ve seen with our unusually muggy weather this summer. That has an impact on your air conditioning system, as well as creating significant indoor air quality problems for your home. The solution may be a whole-house dehumidifier, designed to pull the excess moisture out of the air and give your hard-working AC a break. How do dehumidifiers help your air conditioner? We have a few details below.

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3 Advantages to a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Most homeowners in Riverside, CA are familiar with traditional tank water heaters: those big white tanks in our basement or garage that quietly do the job of heating our water for cooking, cleaning and bathing. Tank water heaters are a tried-and-true form of technology, but they’re not the only ones out there. Tankless systems, which used superheated coils to warm the water to the desired temperature instantly as they pass through your pipes on the way to the faucet, offer a number of advantages over traditional tanked systems. Here are 3 of them, which you should consider carefully if you’re looking to install or replace a new system.

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What does the Energy Star Label Mean for my Air Conditioner?

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

We live in Riverside, CA, which means that our air conditioners are one of the most important parts of our households. Without them, we’re left at the mercy of triple digit temperatures every summer, turning comfortable homes and businesses into ovens. When you’re in the market for a new system, you want one that will do the job as efficiently as possible. That’s where the Energy Star label comes in: a fast and convenient way to point out particularly efficient air conditioners and help make your purchasing decision less stressful. What does the Energy Star label mean for your air conditioner? Here’s a quick breakdown.

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Why Should I Consider a Heat Pump?

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Here in Riverside, CA, most homes use traditional centralized air conditioning systems. They work quite well in most cases and there’s nothing wrong with continuing to use them to fight our Inland Empire heat. But they’re not the only options out there. Heat pumps, which combine the functions of a heater and an air conditioner, make an attractive alternative to the traditional model. “Why should I consider a heat pump?” you ask. We’ve laid out how the system works and why it may benefit you below.

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