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Best Temperature to Set the Thermostat When on Vacation

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

thermostat-settingPlanning any more vacation time before summer ends? People often want to know what to do with their home’s central air conditioning system when they’re gone for an extended period of time—and unfortunately there’s conflicting accounts you’ll hear about the best strategies.

Shut down the AC completely so it won’t come on at all? Program it to come on only right before you arrive home? Or have it come on periodically during the time the house is empty?

We’ll take a look at the ideal strategies for what to do with your residential air conditioning in Riverside, CA during your vacation.

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Why Leaking Refrigerant Is a Big Problem for an AC

Monday, June 10th, 2019

air-conditioner-and-toolsAir conditioning systems are complex, but as long as they’re regularly maintained, they have the durability to last for many years with only occasional troubles.

But there are a few common air conditioning problems to watch out for—and few can create as much trouble as a leak that allows the system’s chemical refrigerant to escape. Leaking refrigerant will be catastrophic for an AC if it’s not fixed, and the only people who can fix it are licensed HVAC technicians.

If you notice your AC is losing cooling power, is making a hissing sound, or is developing ice along its indoor coil, it may have leaking refrigerant. Don’t delay having the system professionally repaired!

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There’s No Reason to Keep an Old Air Conditioner!

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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Is your air conditioner over 15 years and still chugging along just fine? On one hand, we want to congratulate you for having owned and cared for such a fine piece of equipment. On the other, we can’t help but be skeptical—is that air conditioner really operating as efficiently as it should be?

When we drive a car that has long outlasted its expected lifespan, we get a sense of pride for how well we’ve taken care of it, and we’re happy to hang onto it as long as possible (or at least to sell it off for a good price).

But with an air conditioner, that idea doesn’t really translate. An old air conditioner typically costs more to operate than a newer one, even after receiving regular maintenance and repairs (and unlike vintage cars, there’s nothing very exciting about keeping a vintage air conditioner).

Instead of feeling prideful about that old air conditioner, we’d invite you to take a closer look at its performance. It just might be costing you more than you realize. Here’s why:

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What to Do About These Common AC Issues

Monday, April 29th, 2019

ac-unitIf you’ve been lurking the internet hoping for a solution to your air conditioner problems, we have just the thing for you. Not only did we compile a list of some very common AC problems, but we even provided a bit of “next action” steps on what you can do to fix it.

But here’s a fair warning: most of these problems can’t be fixed without a professional. If you were hoping for a way to get by without needing one, we urge you to change that mindset. Serious air conditioning problems require serious attention, and only from those certified to handle it.

With that in mind, here they are:

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3 Behaviors That Will Kill Your AC’s Efficiency

Monday, April 15th, 2019

ac-techInstalling your air conditioner is the first step. Enjoying the comfort of your air conditioner is the next. And after that? It’s all about getting the most out of your air conditioner in Riverside while spending the least amount of money!

The higher your AC’s efficiency is, the less you’ll have to pay on your monthly cooling bill. It seems straightforward enough, but as it turns out, many homeowners make some mistakes that seriously drag down their efficiency.

In order to help prevent you from making the same mistakes, here are three behaviors you might be doing that are killing your AC’s efficiency:

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How to Keep Your AC Going Strong this Season

Monday, April 1st, 2019

air-conditioner-unitsWhen preparing for a marathon, you need to be in tip-top shape—eating right, staying hydrated, and putting in the practice.

It’s kind of the same for your air conditioner during summer. If it’s not tuned-up and ready to run before the worst of summer arrives, then it might not be able to finish the race. At that point, you’ll need to call in an air conditioning expert in Riverside to have them come rescue you from the heat.

So, what’s the AC-equivalent of preparing for a marathon? We’ll explain.

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Pre-Spring Cleaning AC Services

Monday, March 18th, 2019

cleaning-vent-grateSpring has just begun! Are you ready to get your hands dirty with spring cleaning?

Before you do, we think you and your home can benefit from a few air conditioning services. Not only will some of them actually help your house feel cleaner, but they’re just good to include for the start of a new season. Stick with us and we’ll explain what we mean:

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Replacing Your Heater? Here’s How to Choose a Good One

Monday, March 4th, 2019

checklistReplacing your heater may feel like a pain. After all, who would get excited about buying a new heater? But if you take a look at the expense of your current heater, and compare it to an estimate of the cost for a new heater… Well, all that money you’ll be saving might be a very good reason to get excited.

Plus, choosing a new heater means the opportunity to try something new. There have been plenty of advancements in heating technology in the last decade, so it can really pay off to have your installation guided by a heating expert in Riverside, CA. Keep reading and we’ll explain how to choose a good heater.

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When’s the Best Time to Get Maintenance?

Monday, February 18th, 2019

It’s best to get maintenance on your heating and air conditioning systems two times per year. For best results, you should schedule those appointments far in advance so that they’re evenly spaced out. However, that doesn’t answer the question of when you should have those maintenance appointments scheduled. We’ll let you in on what the best times are for maintenance.

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Possible Reasons for Low Heat from Your Furnace

Monday, December 10th, 2018

cold-man-inspects-thermostatYou fully expect your furnace to provide you with warmth during the chilly season, so a lack of heat from your furnace is certainly a cause for concern. You should expect a consistent, efficient performance from your furnace. A decline in heat can be caused by a multitude of factors, so it is recommended to contact an HVAC professional to diagnose the cause of low heat.

 Doing so will prevent further damage and a costly repair bill. Below, we have provided a list of potential issues that can cause low heat.

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