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

Common Problems with Your Air Conditioner

June 13th, 2016

The early days of cooling season are usually a good time to check your air conditioner closely for any signs of trouble We’re very early in the season—summer hasn’t even officially arrived yet—but Escondido, CA residents have already had plenty of opportunities to run their system. Common problems with your air conditioner will likely crop up during that time, and if you can spot them, you can get them repaired before we get much deeper into the summer and, more importantly, before a minor repair job turns into a full-bore breakdown.  Continue Reading

How to Manage an Air Conditioning Emergency

June 6th, 2016

Few people see an air conditioning system that doesn’t work as an emergency, merely an inconvenience. While it’s true that a malfunctioning air conditioner rarely poses a life-or-death threat, it can make you home very uncomfortable very quickly, and in the heat of our National City, CA summers, it can create issues such as heat stroke and similar health concerns. We offer 24-hour emergency service to handle any air conditioners that break down in the heat, so trust in us to get there promptly. Before we do, however—and even before you call us—you can take some steps to manage the emergency. Continue Reading

How Do SEER Ratings Work?

May 30th, 2016

This can be a busy time of year for us, because so many San Diego, CA residents are installing new air conditioners to be ready for another hot and sunny summer. But a good installation only comes after careful preparation, and the more you know about what you need in a new air conditioner, the more informed your final decision will be. Along with the power levels of a new AC (which need to be balanced to match the size of your home), the most important number to keep in mind is SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio), which determines how efficient your air conditioner is.  Continue Reading

Do You Need a Dehumidifier?

May 23rd, 2016

Residents of Poway, CA are often shielded from the worst of the Southern California heat, owing mostly to our proximity to the cool breezes of the coast. But high humidity can often make it feel much hotter than it is, while fostering the growth of bacteria and mold that constitute a genuine health hazard. A whole-house dehumidifier could be the answer you need: keeping your air dry and comfortable and helping your air conditioning system do its job more readily. Now is the best time to have one installed, before summer hits and the temperatures start to climb. Here’s a quick breakdown on how it works and why your home could benefit from such an installation. Continue Reading