Smart Choice Heating and Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Anaheim’

How to Choose the Right HVAC Installer

Monday, November 18th, 2019
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When you live in a climate like ours, it’s no secret that an effective and efficient air conditioner is absolutely essential to your comfort and health. You need this system to work flawlessly day after day, season after season. It’s no different for your heater—sure, we may not need our heaters quite as often as our AC systems, but when we do we’re happy to have them.

Of course, your HVAC systems can only work as flawlessly as you expect if you hire the right contractor to install and service the system—you need an HVAC installer you can trust!

This isn’t a partnership you want to rush into. Doing so could leave you with an AC system or furnace that’s improperly sized for your home, or installed incorrectly—preventing it from working as efficiently as it was meant to.

So how do you go about choosing the right HVAC installer for the job? Read on!

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Boost Your AC Efficiency with These Tips

Monday, November 4th, 2019
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We may have had some chilly mornings lately, indicating that fall weather is finally on its way, but as any Anaheim resident knows, the warmer temperatures aren’t done with us quite yet, as in the past we’ve had Novembers with 90°+ days. That said, our air conditioners aren’t done doing their job quite yet.

Since our HVAC systems make up half of all of our energy use, it makes sense you’d be resistant to still use yours in the coming weeks. But you don’t have to sacrifice your comfort to save money! Keep reading for a few tips on what you can do to boost AC efficiency and subsequently lower your bills.

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Consider the Installation of a Year-Round Heat Pump!

Monday, October 21st, 2019
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We haven’t exactly had much cold weather quite yet, but it will come soon enough. If last winter is any indicator, you’re going to need quality heating in your home to make sure you and your family stay comfortable and healthy. Preventive maintenance and prompt repairs as needed will be key to accomplishing this.

However, if you have an aging heater, and perhaps your air conditioner is getting up there in age too, then you may want to consider the installation of a heat pump system. These systems have a lot to offer! Read on to learn more.

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What’s Your AC Trying to Tell You?

Monday, October 7th, 2019
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Summer is over, and our temps cooled down for a bit, but as we all know, it’s going to warm right back up. We definitely aren’t done using our air conditioners quite yet, and you need yours to work as you expect it to for the coming weeks. If you have an aging system, you might be worried about its ability to get you through the rest of the year.

If you’re considering replacement, now is a great time to schedule it. Though we may still have a few heat waves ahead, we are heading into a generally milder time of year. Scheduling your air conditioner replacement now means you won’t have to scramble to do it next summer, nor will you have to risk trying to use an outdated system that could fail on you at any moment.

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Should I Schedule Heating Maintenance Soon?

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

The short answer to this is, “yes.”

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We understand, temperatures in Orange County have just barely started to cool down, and we’re likely to still have a few decent Fall heat waves. But if last winter was any indication, chilly temperatures are nothing to contend with, without an efficient and effective heating system in place.

There are many things you can do to prepare your home for the heating season, even if it’s brief in our parts. One of the best things you can do, is to go ahead and ensure your heater receives the maintenance it needs. Keep reading and learn why heating maintenance is so important to the health of your system, and why it’s imperative that you get it done before you need your heater on a daily basis.

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Have You Scheduled Your Pre-Season AC Tune-Up Yet?

Monday, June 17th, 2019
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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:

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Do Not Believe This Refrigerant Myth

Monday, June 3rd, 2019
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There is one question in particular that HVAC professionals get asked pretty often. In fact, you might have asked a professional this at one time—“How often does my refrigerant need to be refilled?”

If you did ask this, what was the answer you got? Did they tell you once a year during maintenance, or twice a year? Well unfortunately, this is incorrect.

The correct answer to your question is, “hopefully never!”

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Qualities to Look for in a Home Services Professional

Monday, May 20th, 2019
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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.

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Allergy Season Doesn’t Have to be Torture!

Monday, May 6th, 2019

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!

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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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