What to Look for in an Air Filter

August 22nd, 2016

The recent wild fires to the north of us have placed an added emphasis on indoor air quality, and while we’re not as affected here in San Diego, CA, that can change at anytime. (Many residents still remember the wildfires of 2003, which made the indoor air quality so bad that the Chargers had to play in Arizona.) If you don’t have a whole-house air filtration system in your home, now might be a good time to think about installing one. And at the very minimum, you should consider upgrading the existing filters in your air conditioning and heating system. It can make a big difference in times like these. Continue Reading

Is It Time to Replace Your System?

August 15th, 2016

If you have an older air conditioning system, you may be worried about the strain that a long summer can have on it. August is the time when systems past their warranty have been undergoing considerable strain, and with the ongoing high temperatures in Poway, CA, now is a good time to give it a long hard look. Replacing an older air conditioner is a good task for the off-season, when you can plan the operation at leisure and you won’t have need of an air conditioner while the new one is being installed. Before you get there, however, you need to determine if your air conditioning system is actually in need of replacing. We use three basic signposts to help answer that question. Continue Reading

The Right Air Cleaner for Your Home

August 8th, 2016

Air cleaners come in all shapes and sizes, and the right one for you depends both on your family and the needs of your San Marcos, CA home. A family with a newborn baby or someone with asthma, for instance, may be very concerned about the purity of the air, while homes struggling with high humidity might want to find a way to make the air drier. No home is the same, and if you want an indoor air quality product for yours, it helps to know what kind of options are available to you. We’ve laid out a few of them below. Continue Reading

Does Ductless Air Conditioning Work for Me?

August 1st, 2016

If you’re thinking about replacing your air conditioner, you may be involved in quite a scramble. Escondido, CA isn’t quite as hot as the rest of Southern California, since we’re just a short hop to the ocean, but the heat can still be serious trouble in the middle of the summer, and an air conditioner that needs replacing can become a high priority very quickly. That said, you need to consider all of your options before making a purchase this important, and that may mean eschewing a traditional centralized air conditioner in favor of a ductless mini-split system. What is ductless air conditioning and is it the right fit for you? Let’s take a look at the specifics. Continue Reading

How to Super-Power Your Air Conditioner

July 25th, 2016

Another Comic Con has come and gone here in San Diego, with legions of movie and superheros fans descending into the downtown area to turn our city into a celebration of all things super-powered. In the spirit of one of our city’s most enjoyable traditions, we present to you a few ways to super-power your air conditioner as well: helping to defend your home against the villainous scourge of high heat and humidity. Continue Reading

How to Prevent an AC Breakdown

July 18th, 2016

Air conditioning breakdowns are never welcome, and often seem to arise just when you’re least able to deal with them. Poway, CA isn’t as hot as other towns in Southern California thanks to our comparative proximity to the shore, but we still feel the heat when the mercury rises, and a broken air conditioner can do more than just make your home uncomfortable. It can pose an active health risk, especially to infants or the elderly. We’re proud of our track record for providing timely repair service, but we also know that preventing a repair call is infinitely preferable to making one. With careful planning and attention to detail, you can stop those breakdowns from taking place and ensure that your air conditioner works when you need it to every time. Continue Reading

3 Signs of Leaking Refrigerant

July 11th, 2016

Many people believe that air conditioners consume refrigerant the same way that cars consume gasoline. This is patently untrue. In fact, air conditioners depend on a set amount of refrigerant, cycling endlessly through its components, in order to cool the air.

Refrigerant isn’t supposed to leak, but it often does, and when that happens, your system can be devastated by it. Cooling costs go up, the generated air becomes warmer, and the added strain will eventually lead to a full-bore breakdown. With summer here in National City, CA, the sooner you can spot the signs of leaking refrigerant the better. Here are 3 of the more common signs for you to familiarize yourself with. Continue Reading

Improve Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency This Summer

July 4th, 2016

The coastal weather in San Diego, CA keeps our summers from getting too hot, but we still need to run out air conditioners on a regular basis to keep our homes comfortable and cool. That can end up costing you a great deal in monthly bills, as well as increasing the kind of strain that may lead to a more serious breakdown. We’re ready to go in the event you need air conditioning repairs, but we also believe that preventing such problems is infinitely preferable to reacting to them once they arrive. You can take some sensible steps to improve your air conditioner’s efficiency this summer, and help cut down on those pesky bills without skimping on the cooling power you need. Continue Reading

What Is Formicary Corrosion?

June 27th, 2016

Your air conditioner faces all kinds of stress during the course of its life. San Marco, CA isn’t as hot as other towns in Southern California, but we still need our air conditioners to run every day in the summer, and when trouble arises, you need to be prepared for it. Among the list of things that you should watch out for is formicary corrosion, also know as ants’ next corrosion. What is it and how does it affect your air conditioner? We’ve provides a short explanation below. Continue Reading

Watch Out for Dripping Water in Your AC

June 20th, 2016

Summers in Poway, CA can be a little milder than they are further inland, since we’re close enough to the shore to cut into the worst of the heat. Even so, you’re apt to use your air conditioning system most days during the heat of the summer, and when trouble arises, it could leave your home hot and uncomfortable until it gets repaired.  The sooner you can spot signs of trouble, the better off you’ll be. Take the presence of dripping water, for instance. In and of itself, it may not seem like much, but it usually symbolized a serious problem that needs to be fixed. If you spot it early enough, it could save you a great deal of trouble. Continue Reading