How Can I Tell if My Air Conditioner Is Low on Freon?

August 24th, 2015

Freon is the most common name used for the refrigerant that circulates through an air conditioning system. The name is actually a trademark of DuPont and is used for refrigerants in general, regardless of the chemical blend or manufacturer. (It’s similar to how Kleenex is used as a name for all types of facial tissues.) Under normal circumstances, an air conditioner will not run out of Freon: it will continue to cycle the same amount set at the factory, known as its charge, for its entire service life.

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Air Conditioning 101: How Your AC Keeps Your Home Cool

August 17th, 2015

Air conditioning is a basic fact of life in Arizona, especially in the Valley of the Sun, where we expect to have cooling systems operating through much of year. You certainly have an air conditioner installed in your home to keep back the often brutal heat. But how much have you thought about how that AC actually works?

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How Are Ductless Air Conditioning Systems Different from Window ACs?

August 10th, 2015

The invention of window air conditioning systems in the 1950s was a major step forward in affordable residential air conditioning. In fact, it was this innovation that allowed the boom in development in the Southwest U.S. and the growth of new cities such as Phoenix.

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Steps to Clean Your AC’s Air Filter Each Month

August 3rd, 2015

An essential home maintenance job you must schedule every year is to have an HVAC technician come to your home during the spring and give the air conditioning system a thorough inspection, tune-up, and cleaning. For a place that gets as hot as Chandler, AZ does during a summer, it’s important that the air conditioner is in the best shape possible. This way, you’ll avoid higher bills and the danger of the system suffering a breakdown. Continue Reading

Summer Energy Savings: Pro Tips on How to Cut Costs

July 27th, 2015

Whoa! Is that the right number on your latest electrical bill? Does it seem higher than usual? Are you looking to cut down on your energy costs even further? We have a reputation for excessive heat in the Phoenix Metropolitan area, and this summer has been no exception. As a leading HVAC service provider in the Phoenix-Mesa area, it’s our job to inform our local community about such matters, and we’re happy to do it. (We also offer a wide range of air conditioning services!) Continue Reading

3 Reasons to Have a Ductless Air Conditioning System Installed

July 20th, 2015

The conventional central air conditioning system for a home uses a network of ducts to distribute cooled air. An outdoor cabinet is responsible for exhausting heat removed from the inside, and an indoor cabinet sends the cooled air into the ventilation system with a blower fan.

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Why Your Air Conditioning System Is Leaking Water

July 13th, 2015

If you’re reading this post, the reason is probably that you’ve noticed water drips or a pool of water around the indoor unit of your air conditioning system. You’re certain that it doesn’t look right, but you aren’t sure exactly why this is happening or if there is anything that you can do about it. Continue Reading

You May Be Driving Up Your Air Conditioning Costs and Not Realize It!

July 6th, 2015

Phoenix, AZ has warm weather around the year, but during the summer the temperatures can turn especially brutal. Air conditioning systems all over the city will work steadily to make sure people stay cool. All that electricity sent to the air conditioners will have a significant effect on utility bills. Continue Reading

Why Is My Air Conditioning System Making Grinding and Clicking Noises When It Starts?

June 29th, 2015

Odd noises coming from an air conditioner are a way that the system warns us that they have repair needs. There are many different sounds that can indicate you should call for professional air conditioning repairs: hissing (possibly escaping refrigerant), clanging (a bent fan blade), and screeching (worn down bearings in the motors). One of the most common set of warning noises are grinding and clicking sounds that occur whenever the air conditioner’s compressor tries to turn on. Continue Reading

Some Options for Thermostat Replacement for Your Home

June 22nd, 2015

Thermostats are a key part of how your HVAC system works: the thermostat communicates to the heater and the air conditioner, as well as the blower fan, when to come on and turn off. If the thermostat develops malfunctions, it will result in major problems, such as an air conditioner that won’t come on or a heating system that short-cycles (turning on and off rapidly and creating a large amount of stress on the system).

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