Smart Choice Heating and Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

No, You Shouldn’t Hear These Sounds Coming from Your AC

Monday, April 22nd, 2019
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Although this will probably exist someday in the future, we do not yet have air conditioners that can self-diagnose problems and malfunctions to report back to the homeowner. However, AC systems do have other ways of alerting us to trouble. There may be a drop in cooling power or a sudden spike in electrical costs, and maybe even frequently tripping circuit breakers.

One of the best ways to determine that your cooling system needs professional air conditioning repair is to listen for unusual sounds coming from it. Anything different from the hum of the fans and compressors, or the occasional clicking as the system comes on and shuts down, might be telling you of a malfunction. We’d discourage you from trying to investigate these problems on your own, for your safety and to prevent further damage to the system. We’re happy to share with you some of the common warning signs you should keep an ear out for:

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Know the Signs of a Struggling AC

Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Springtime is officially here, and although we’re still experiencing cooler-than-usual temperatures here in Orange County, you might have used your air conditioner already for those couple of warm days we had last week. Soon enough, you’ll be using it on a daily basis, and when that happens you’ll want it to perform to the best of its ability. The last thing you need, after all, is a sudden breakdown right when temperatures hit their peak.

The good news is, the signs that you need air conditioning repair in Anaheim, CA are usually pretty apparent. We don’t, however, recommend that you try to formally diagnose or repair a malfunctioning air conditioner yourself, as this can be potentially dangerous and your air conditioner could end up with more harm being done to it than good. But you can definitely still spot the signs that you need air conditioning repair, and take the appropriate measures to call in the pros.

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Boost Your Cooling Efficiency with These Tips

Monday, March 25th, 2019
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There’s a common question we get in the HVAC industry, and that’s how homeowners can improve their air conditioner’s efficiency in order to lower their energy bills. Considering how uncomfortably warm it can get in the summer, it’s only natural that you may be one of the homeowners wondering this!

There are actually a number of services as well as general tips that will help with this. For instance, routine preventive maintenance will help you avoid major repair needs and lower your bills as a result. There are also indoor air quality products, such as a dehumidifier, and HVAC products that will help improve efficiency. Read on to learn more.

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AC Care: Schedule Your Tune-Up Today

Monday, March 11th, 2019
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When you hear a recommendation to have air conditioning maintenance done, we understand it can be an easy suggestion to dismiss. Unless something is clearly wrong with your air conditioner—for instance if you’re not getting any cooling on one of the hottest days of the year—you’d likely put off calling in a pro, particularly if things worked “just fine” last season. And yet, similar to maintenance for your vehicle, routine air conditioning and heating maintenance is so important for repair prevention.

As specialists in the HVAC industry, we feel it’s our responsibility to tell you why routine maintenance is so vital to your air conditioner. For more information, reach out to our team and schedule your HVAC maintenance with us ASAP.

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Are You Ready for an AC Replacement?

Monday, February 25th, 2019
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If you live in the Anaheim area, we hope you already have a whole-house air conditioner in place. While window or portable units are better than nothing, they simply cannot provide you with fully effective and efficient cooling that you and your wallet deserve. If you are still relying on portable cooling systems, be sure to reach out to our team to learn what your AC options are.

We know the current temperatures have you reaching for blankets and sweatshirts, but when spring comes, you’ll be thankful for a central air conditioner. If you already have a centralized air conditioner in place but are wondering if it’s still up to the task of affordably keeping you comfortable, read on! We’ve gone over some signs below that indicate your current air conditioner is about ready for an upgrade.

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