No home comfort appliance or heavy piece of equipment lasts
forever, no matter how well it’s built or cared for. Your household air
conditioner is no exception! It has a limited lifespan, and when it’s
approaching that time, it’s a good idea to upgrade to a newer system before you
find yourself dealing with a sudden, total breakdown.
The last thing you need is to be trapped on a hot day—this
is the most likely time for a system to fail and break down—with no immediate
relief in sight as you make a mad dash to try to schedule new AC installation.
We may be nearing the end of summer, but if you’ve lived in the Irvine area for even just a year, you know our warmer weather can extend well into fall and potentially even winter. This means that if you have an air conditioning problem now, you want to deal with it ASAP. But how do you know if your AC is about to call it quits? By following these tips:
Sometimes it can be hard to tell when an AC problem is a
problem that can wait for a more convenient time on your schedule, or if it’s
an emergency that could lead to further AC damage, or even property damage.
For instance, something like low airflow could just mean
your air filter needs to be changed (you should be doing this every 1-3 months)
while a lack of cooled air might mean your thermostat accidentally got adjusted
or isn’t in cooling mode. The problems we’ve described below, however,
constitute as emergencies and you absolutely should give us a call if they
Summer is progressing right along, which means our air
conditioners are working hard to do their job of keeping our homes as
comfortable as possible. Now is a great time to start thinking about ways to
boost your air conditioner’s energy efficiency, and potentially even make some
adjustments around your home to improve efficiency even more.
When your cooling system is working as efficiently as
possible, you don’t have to worry as much about costly energy bills.
Fortunately, there are a number of affordable or even free things you can do
around your home to boost this efficiency. Keep reading to learn more!
Have you noticed your air conditioner doesn’t seem to be as
effective as cooling down your home as it used to be? With the weather finally
warming up around here—actually warming up
may be an understatement—you want your air conditioner to work flawlessly,
And the middle of summer is undoubtedly the worst time for your cooling system to have problems. But… it’s the most likely time for problems to happen. So if you do notice a drop in cooling power, even if it’s slight, it’s reason enough to call in the pros for inspection and possibly repairs.
A drop in cooling power is the sign of AC repair needs we’re
going to talk about here today. There are several possible reasons for this,
and we’ve covered the most common below. Read on to learn more!
How do you plan for summer? We’re not talking about vacation
planning (though, of course, we do encourage that!) but rather how to make sure
your air conditioner is ready for the soaring temperatures.
The best way to prep is with professional maintenance. During this service, our technicians thoroughly inspect your entire air conditioner, checking for anything that needs adjustment or repair, and comprehensively cleaning the system inside and out. This helps your air conditioner perform to the best of its ability, and do so efficiently so that you aren’t paying an arm and leg just to stay reasonably comfortable in your own home.
All that said, scheduling maintenance each year—or every 6
months, if you have a heat pump—is one thing, but have you considered enrolling
in a maintenance program? Ask about
ours! There are a number of benefits to joining a specialized maintenance
program, or club, and ours is no exception. Below are just a few benefits to
We introduced you to the idea of AC maintenance and its importance in our previous blog post—getting this service on your schedule once a year helps to ensure your air conditioner works as well as it was designed to, for as long as it was meant to.
It’s easy to get started with maintenance, too—just give us a call! We’re happy to discuss with you the benefits of our time-saving and cost-saving maintenance plan.
In the meantime though, we really want to stress why exactly maintenance matters so much. We listed some benefits in that blog post a couple of weeks ago, and we also talked about what happens during maintenance—our technicians thoroughly inspect the system, making necessary adjustments and alerting you to repair needs.
True, summer is just about officially here—just a few more days. But does that mean it’s too late to schedule your maintenance tune-up if you haven’t done so already? Of course not! Unless your air conditioner is completely broken down and cannot be repaired, it’s never too late for professional maintenance.
Of course, it does matter how often you have your tune-ups done. If it’s been over a year since
your cooling system has been maintained, you certainly shouldn’t wait any
longer. And if you have a heat pump system, that means it gets year-round use,
and therefore needs year-round care—in this case, two maintenance visits a
year. Regardless of the type of air conditioner you use, regular maintenance is
vital for your system for the following reasons:
In Anaheim, we rely on our air conditioners to function day
after day, season after season—sometimes even on an almost year-round basis.
Your air conditioner protects you, keeps you comfortable, and combined with the right indoor air quality products, helps you breathe easier. It’s reliable and efficient without creating unexpected spikes in energy costs. At least, that’s the case if you worked with a trained and experienced technician to install the system and follow that up with thorough maintenance and repairs.
When you hire someone to do any type of work within your
home—not just on your HVAC system, you want to make sure it’s a professional you
can trust. But, how can you ensure this is the case?
By doing your research! Below we’ve shared just a few qualities you should look out for in a home services professional.
The one thing you can always count on in the spring season
is unpredictable temperatures—the beginning of May, for instance, can be as
high as 90° outside or, as last week showed us, as low as 60° during the day.
The temperature isn’t the only contributor to our comfort
this season, though. The constant switch between dewy and wet conditions to dry
conditions can wreak havoc for allergy sufferers. And while there’s nothing you
can do about this outside, there is
absolutely a way to tackle it indoors. How so? Read on to find out!