3 Reasons to Replace a 20-Year-Old Air Conditioner

July 13, 2023

It is common for some households to have air conditioners that are over 20 years old. The standard lifespan of an AC is between 10 and 15 years. However, not every household replaces its old cooling system once it reaches the milestone. The result is that these households are subject to many cooling problems, which usually result from the age of the AC. Here are some of the reasons you should replace your AC if it’s reaching the 20-year mark. 1. Sudden Breakdowns As your AC ages, unexpected breakdowns become more common, especially if you have

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Simple Ways to Troubleshoot an AC Problem

June 7, 2023

When your home’s AC has a problem in the middle of the summer, it’s beneficial to know the basic troubleshooting steps. However, there are only a handful of AC issues you can fix on your own without professional help. Your troubleshooting knowledge only needs to extend to the problems you can fix yourself. With that in mind, here’s how to troubleshoot an AC problem. 1. Check Your AC Power If your AC won’t turn on, the first thing you need to do is take a look at your home’s circuit breaker panel. Look for the label

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Tips for Enhancing the Air Quality in Your Home

May 22, 2023

As people spend more time indoors, ensuring good indoor air quality has become more critical than ever. Poor air quality can lead to various health problems from minor irritation to serious respiratory issues. Fortunately, there are many ways to improve indoor air quality ranging from simple steps like opening windows to more advanced solutions like air purifiers. Here are some ways you can improve the air quality in your indoor environment: Increase Ventilation Increasing the amount of fresh air that flows into your indoor environment is one of the most effective ways to improve IAQ. You

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What Happens During a Spring AC Tune-up?

April 24, 2023

It’s time to make your spring-cleaning checklist. Your to-do list should include calling a heating and cooling company for AC maintenance. An annual maintenance visit will help you get top performance from your unit, and it may also extend the life of your system. Cleaning and Clearing Perhaps dirt and debris have gathered on your AC unit. There may be a clog in your drain line or residue in your drain pan. Plus, your filter is likely ready to be replaced. A professional air conditioner technician knows to check and clean each component so your system

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Top Indicators That Your Air Ducts Need to Be Cleaned

March 10, 2023

If you’re like most homeowners, you have a forced air heating and cooling system in your home. One important part of this type of system is the air ducts. When they become clogged with debris, it can restrict the efficiency of your HVAC system and even cause your allergies to flare up. Fortunately, there are some key indicators that will let you know it’s time to have your air ducts cleaned by a licensed HVAC professional. Noticeable and Excessive Dust One sign that will reveal it’s time to get a good cleaning for your air ducts

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What to Know About the 4 Major Indoor Air Pollutants

February 16, 2023

Indoor air pollution is a serious, growing health risk. Factors such as dust, smoke, mold, pet dander, and household cleaning agents cause it. Indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Long-term exposure to indoor air pollutants has been known to cause asthma, allergies, respiratory infections, and cancer. 1. Excess Moisture Increased humidity created by cooking and showering contributes to indoor air pollution. The growth of mold follows due to the combination of heat, darkness, and moisture. It releases tiny fungal spores into the air, harming the health of those exposed

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What are the Pros and cons of a Mini Split System?

January 18, 2023

Mini-Splits: The Benefits and the Drawbacks Mini-splits are ductless heat pumps, so they can heat or cool a living space in the same way as the more traditional units: that is, by drawing heat from either the outdoors or indoors and releasing it in the other direction. Depending on the size of your home and the extent of your needs, mini-splits can be just the thing to install. Here are the pros and cons. High Cost, But It Pays Off With a traditional heat pump, which is nothing more than one compressor and

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Can You Operate Your Furnace and Water Heater Together?

December 20, 2022

During the cold winter months, your water heater and furnace will likely be working overtime to keep everything warm. If you’re trying to keep your monthly energy bill as low as possible, you may be wondering if your furnace will be less efficient while your water heater is running. How a Furnace Differs From a Water Heater If your Garden Grove home is equipped with a water heater and furnace, you should know how these systems differ. While a boiler can heat your home as well as your water, furnaces and water heaters are two

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3 Effective Tips for Reducing Your HVAC Bills This Winter

November 17, 2022

As the weather gets chillier in Garden Grove, CA, you may see your monthly energy bills start to rise. You’ll probably have your heater running more often. If you aren’t careful, though, that can become expensive quickly. However, there’s no reason you should have to choose between being comfortable and keeping your finances under control. With these simple tips, you can lower your HVAC costs while keeping your household nice and cozy this winter. 1. Find and Seal Air Leaks If there are multiple air leaks in your home, it can lead to lots of wasted

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Will a Heat Pump Work in Freezing Temperatures?

October 20, 2022

Though a heat pump can operate in freezing temperatures, it may not be as effective in frigid weather. If you live in a climate with cold winters, you’ll want to take some steps to winterize your heat pump to keep it running efficiently. How Does a Heat Pump Work in Freezing Temperatures? In freezing temperatures, the efficiency of a heat pump drops because the system has to work harder to move heat from a cold environment into a warm one. As a result, you may see an increase in your energy bills during the winter

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