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

Beware of Low Refrigerant in Your AC

April 11th, 2016

Here in San Marcos, CA we’ve already encountered our share of warm days, and they’re apt to get warmer as the year goes on. Now is the ideal time to check for problems in your air conditioner. Since it’s still spring, you can get it corrected at leisure, and have your system ready to go by the time summer hits. Among the issues to watch for is low refrigerant levels in your AC. Refrigerant isn’t consumed by the system the way most people think. It circulates throughout a closed loop in order to cool the air in your home. It’s not supposed to leak, but when it does, it can cause big trouble. Continue Reading

Size and Efficiency: Two Factors in Choosing a New Air Conditioner

April 4th, 2016

Spring is the season when we perform more new air conditioning installations than any other, and it’s not hard to see why. Here in National City, CA, we still have a few weeks before the weather gets too hot, and installing a new air conditioner to replace an old one means that you’ll be ready to go by the time the area’s first heat wave hits. There are a number of considerations you’ll need to work out with your installation service, who can help you pick out the perfect system for your home. The most important questions, however, can be divided into two basic categories: the power level, or size of the unit, and the efficiency with which it does its job. Continue Reading

Why Choose a Heat Pump over a Traditional AC?

March 28th, 2016

Spring is upon us, and soon enough we’ll be ready to turn on our air conditioners. If you’re considering an air conditioning system installation or replacement this season, you have a few considerations to make. You might be content replacing your current air conditioner with a newer version, but there could be better options for you. Take a heat pump for example. Heat pumps offer numerous benefits over traditional air conditioners, some of which we’ve highlighted below. Continue Reading

Why Duct Breaches Are a Problem

March 21st, 2016

When you use your air conditioner as much as we do in Southern California, then you want to ensure it’s working efficiently and you’re getting the most for your money. Duct breaches are probably not a huge concern of yours, but they are not something to be ignored. Your HVAC system’s ductwork can get damaged for multiple reasons. A seal may have broken in the connection between individual pieces, they may have been damaged from an earthquake, or they even could have just experienced natural wear and tear over the years. Why are they such a problem though? Continue Reading

Off-Season Air Conditioning Issues

March 14th, 2016

High temperatures can hit before you know it here in El Cajon, CA, and with the last of the winter storms hitting us, it’s time to think about dusting off your air conditioner for summer. It’s likely sat unused for a few months or seen only intermittent use in that time. That can create problems just as much as overuse can, and if your system is experiencing these issues, you want to get them taken care of now before the temperatures get too high. The good news is that most of them can be treated with a proper regular maintenance. But before that happens, you need to make an appointment, and before you make an appointment, you need to know that something is wrong. Here’s a brief list of off-season air conditioning issues to watch out for. Continue Reading

Should I Consider Ductless Air Conditioning?

March 7th, 2016

With spring coming early to southern California this year, residents of Encinitas, CA may be looking at their air conditioning options for the coming summer. Now is the time to install a new air conditioner or replace an old one, before the high temperatures of summer arrive and when you have the time to prepare for such an operation the right way. Continue Reading

Installing a Dehumidifier Makes a Lot of Sense

February 29th, 2016

Spring has come early to Escondido, CA, and with it comes an increase in heat and humidity as it does every year. High temperatures can be controlled, and with our position near the seashore, they’re less of a problem than they might be elsewhere in California. But humidity levels are an entirely different story, and without proper measured in place, that extra moisture is going to give your air conditioner all kinds of problems, not to mention making your household less comfortable overall. Installing a dehumidifier makes a lot of sense in these circumstances. Let us explain how. Continue Reading

The Heat Is Rising: Time to Get Your Air Conditioner Maintained

February 22nd, 2016

We’re still in February here in San Diego, CA, but as we’ve been reminded in recent weeks, that means very little when it comes to high temperatures. Late winter has felt like early summer this year, and chances are you’ve been using your air conditioner a great deal more often than normal.  Now is the perfect time to schedule a routine maintenance session for your air conditioner, when temperatures are still comparatively mild and you don’t have need of the unit every day. It can make a huge difference in how your system functions in the coming months. Continue Reading