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

3 Ways to Protect Allergy Sufferers in Your Home

May 16th, 2016

The benefit of living in towns like San Marcos, CA is that the weather stays warm and comfortable year-round, helping you keep a handle on your heating and air conditioning bills. Unfortunately, temperature isn’t the only thing you have to worry about. Allergens are a constant problem throughout Southern California, especially during the summer months when the air can get dry or dusty. Your home needs to be protected from allergens in order to keep your allergies from making you miserable.

Unfortunately, you can’t simply tell the allergens “halt” when they get to your front door. You can, however, install a number of indoor air quality devices that can cut down on the allergens in the air of your home, helping the affected family members breather easier in the process. Here’s a quick list of 3 such systems to give you some idea of what we’re talking about. Continue Reading

Use a UV Air Purifier for a Clean Home

May 9th, 2016

If you live in National City, CA, chances are you’ve been to Disneyland at some point. Did you notice that your clothes were glowing in the dark on the Peter Pan ride? That’s caused by a dark light, also know as a UV light, which radiates invisible ultraviolet rays that interact with the chemicals in your laundry detergent to make white clothes glow. But you can do more than just enjoy the Happiest Place on Earth with UV lighting. A UV air purifier installed in your heating and air conditioning system can do wonders for purifying your home. Continue Reading

3 Signs That You Need a New Air Conditioner

May 2nd, 2016

Visitors always speak highly of the outstanding weather in San Diego, CA, and as a homeowner, you can take comfort in the fact that you enjoy a level of year-round comfort that few other areas of the country enjoy. Still, we need our central air conditioners, heat pumps, and ductless mini splits to ensure that our homes are kept cool all summer long. But your AC will not last forever. While it’s only the beginning of May, yours will get a workout this season, and you probably want to avoid any last-minute breakdowns. Here are some reasons to consider a brand new air conditioner. Continue Reading

3 Advantages to a Zone Control System

April 25th, 2016

With summer on its way in Poway, CA, you need every advantage you can get to keep your air conditioner running with the maximum possible efficiency. One option is to install a zone control system in your existing air conditioning system: a series of valves and shutters that let you control the temperature from room to room instead of setting just a single temperature in your entire house. There are a number of benefits to that, especially in larger houses that may get eaten alive by air conditioning costs. Here are three such benefits for you to consider. Continue Reading

Think About a New Thermostat

April 18th, 2016

With temperature rising here in Escondido, CA and another hot summer on the way, it’s time to think about any changes or improvements you might make to your heating and air conditioning system. We rarely take the time to think about our thermostats, which can last for decades and rarely suffer from damage or wear and tear like other components in the system do. There’s nothing wrong with such longevity, and if your thermostat is still going strong after 20 years, more power to you. There’s a downside to such longevity, however. It means you’re missing out on some exciting technological advances of the last few years. While there may be nothing specifically wrong with your thermostat, you may want to think about installing a new one just to take advantage of advanced  features. Continue Reading