A-Avis Home Services Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

4 AC Efficiency Mistakes (That Are Easy to Avoid)

Monday, October 29th, 2018

woman-using-fanWe all make mistakes! And usually, those mistakes are made with only the best intentions. The same is true for air conditioning efficiency. Over the years, we’ve received many service calls from homeowners who thought they were simply staying proactive about their air conditioner. To help you avoid making any unnecessary service calls, here is a list of some easy-to-avoid mistakes related to AC efficiency.

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Why Isn’t My AC Blowing Cool Air? 

Monday, October 15th, 2018

family-cooling-off-with-electric-fansSummer has officially ended… as of last month. Even if the weather outside here in Riverside doesn’t seem to act like it.

It’s no secret that we still need to use our air conditioners until November, at least. But what if your AC doesn’t think so, and it decides to take a vacation? Namely, that it stops blowing cool air (or stops blowing air at all).

While there are a couple things you can do to fix this issue, you might have no choice but to call in for repairs. We’ll go over a few reasons why your AC might be acting this way and what you should do about it.

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How to Control the HVAC Temperature for Each Room Individually

Monday, September 17th, 2018

remote-control-thermostatWhether you already own a central air conditioner or are looking at your cooling and heating options, you may have come to ask yourself this question:

“How can I control each room’s temperature on its own?”

Whether your goal is to fix imbalances in the heating and cooling, or if it’s to save energy costs over-all, there are many benefits to being able to control the temperature of each room in the house.

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait for Your AC To Break Down

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

blue-question-markMost homeowners want to skip air conditioning maintenance in Riverside, CA simply because “Why call when there’s no problem?” After all, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

We can understand the reasoning behind this sentiment. There’s no reason to spend money on something that’s working perfectly fine, right? But the fact is, there are many problems that can happen in your AC long before it breaks down. The result is an AC that has to work harder, spends more in energy every month, and starts to wear down on the internal components.

We’ll go over a couple examples of problems that can be stopped early with a maintenance call.

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What to Know Before Installing a New Air Conditioner

Monday, August 20th, 2018

ductless-air-conditioner-remote-controlSo you’ve been doing your research online, shopping around for how to find the best air conditioner. That explains why you’re reading this post right now. Some of the most practical advice before installing an air conditioner would be things like making sure the AC is the right size, how much is it expected to cost, and more.

In this post, we hope to dig just a bit deeper into some subjects that don’t always get asked but really should.

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AC Problems Caused by Electrical Failures

Monday, August 6th, 2018

hvac-technician-repairing-air-conditionerDirty air filters, refrigerant leaks, frozen coils… These are the usual suspects of air conditioner problems that can wreak havoc on your air conditioner. But what happens if you’ve done some of your own inspections and found the problem is none of these things?

It could be due to something you won’t be able to spot easily: a faulty electrical component.

Of course, we’d recommend first that you call for professional air conditioning repair service in Riverside, CA if it gets to that point; electrical problems bring a serious risk of injury or even death if not handled properly. That being said, read on to learn about the potential issues electrical failures can bring.

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The Most Frustrating Summertime AC Problems

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

woman-cooling-off-with-room-fanSummer is in full swing, and you’re living comfortably with your newly installed or maintained air conditioner. Nothing could possibly go wrong. At least, not until it breaks down and stops working for no reason. Could there be anything more frustrating?

Actually, we can think of a few things…

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HVAC Wiring Needs to Be Checked and Replaced

Monday, April 16th, 2018

HVAC-system-maintenanceThe Inland Empire experiences staggeringly hot summers, and a good air conditioning system becomes far more than a luxury when temperatures start to rise. Spring is the time to check your system for any problems and call in a service technician to get them dealt with. That way, your HVAC system will be ready to go the moment you need it to. Servicing sessions should be scheduled once every spring, in order to keep your system functioning at its best.

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Schedule Air Conditioning Repair Before Summer Begins

Monday, March 5th, 2018

air-conditioning-maintenanceOur winter has been fairly warm, though the last few weeks have brought a lot of cold temperatures. Nevertheless, we live in the Inland Empire, which means that hot weather is going to be here before we know it.

Our air conditioners get called into service earlier and earlier every year it seems, and if you’ve been having trouble with yours, it’s probably a good idea to get it looked at before summer begins. An ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure, as they say, and getting an early jump on a troublesome air conditioner can pay big dividends over the long, hot summer to come.

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Prevent Air Conditioning Repair by Prepping Your System

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

HVAC-system-maintenanceWe live in the Inland Empire, where winters are about as mild as they come. That means the summers are hot, and seem to start earlier every year. You’ll need your air conditioning system to run exactly as needed as soon as the first warm day gets here, and that could be as quickly as a few weeks. Repair calls can arrive almost as soon as you turn your system on, especially if you have an older system or one that’s prone to trouble.

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