July 19th, 2021
Do you remember the Jetsons cartoons? The futuristic family who had everything automated? They probably had an air conditioner that could talk to them and tell them when something was wrong, reporting back on what to do about it and how much longer their air conditioner would last with this problem.
While that’s not our current reality, and the Jetsons probably missed a lot of what would and will be possible this decade, your air conditioner does try to tell you when something is wrong. But it’s up to us to listen. Read on as we uncover some of the sounds your air conditioner might make when something is amiss, and then give us a call to fix it.
July 5th, 2021
Have you ever wondered why service professionals tell you to change your air filter? Perhaps you think it’s a problem because a clogged air filter doesn’t protect your indoor air quality. You’re not wrong, however, not quite right either.
This particular air filter–the one that comes standard with your HVAC systems–isn’t in place to protect your indoor air quality anyway. It’s in place to protect the interior components of the HVAC system itself from dust, dirt, and other debris that can get inside and damage parts.
This air filter, depending on the type and the level of contaminants in your home, should be changed every 1-3 months. Why? We’ve highlighted 4 reasons below.
June 21st, 2021
Short cycling is one of the most common and also one of the most harmful problems that an air conditioning system can have. It’s both the symptom of a problem and the cause of future problems. In some cases, a few simple adjustments might be all that’s needed to repair the problem. However, in many cases, it will require professional repairs from a trained and experienced HVAC professional–which is what we’re here for!
Short-cycling is definitely not something you want to ignore and it should be addressed ASAP. Otherwise, you might find yourself needing to replace your air conditioner far sooner than you thought you would have to. Read on to learn more!
June 7th, 2021
People who are new to the field of indoor air quality may feel a bit bewildered about getting started with improving the IAQ of their home. We understand—this can be a complicated subject, and there are numerous residential air purifiers, cleaners, and filters available. Where do you start?
The best place is to start with experts! We have a team of NATE- and EPA-certified technicians on staff who can help you figure out the best approach to cleaning your air. Often, an air purifier in Lafayette, CA is a part of the solution to a home’s IAQ problems. But is it the only installation your house will need? Let’s look into that question more.
May 24th, 2021
When it comes to keeping households cool in our area during
the summer, it makes sense to do so as efficiently as possible, right? Do you
really want to pay more than necessary to keep your home at a reasonable
temperature this coming season?
We didn’t think so!
However, there are a number of mistakes that homeowners make
regarding their air conditioner use. These mistakes work against them in many
ways, wearing down their system faster, and causing the cooling system to work
inefficiently—in other words expensively. Keep reading as we uncover some of
the most common mistakes that homeowners make in regards to AC use and
May 10th, 2021
Though it would be nice if it did, your air conditioning
system won’t last forever.
And think about it, a vehicle with 200,000 miles on it won’t
drive like a brand new car.
So if you have an aging air conditioner, chances are that
the system is going to need repairs at some point, even if you haven’t already
invested in repairs.
The thing is, air conditioner issues that go unmanaged can
quickly have a domino effect, with one broken component leading to another, and
so on. For example, the smallest refrigerant leak can keep going until your compressor
has too little in it to even be able to function, and so it burns out.
Unfortunately, the compressor is the most expensive part in your air
conditioner, and if it fails it likely means it’s time to replace the whole
April 26th, 2021
With temperatures already warming up (with the exception of
a few chilly days last week) you may have come to realize that it’s time to
start thinking about whether your air conditioner is ready for summer. Or,
maybe you think since your cooling system seems to be working okay, you can
skip maintenance just this one year. We really want to discourage you from
It’s never too late to get your air conditioner maintained,
and it’s never a bad idea to do so. In fact, there are a number of great
benefits to having routine, professional maintenance done.
April 12th, 2021
When it comes to achieving heating and cooling comfort in
your commercial space, the most popular option to do so is with a packaged rooftop
unit. You’re likely familiar with these even if you think you aren’t—you probably
see large pieces of equipment on top of commercial and industrial buildings and
don’t think much of them—but what you’re looking at is a packaged air conditioning
Why are these so popular? Read on as we uncover the answer
to this question and more information you should know about these types of AC
March 29th, 2021
Wintertime weather is on its way out, making way for the warmer temperatures we’re used to this time of year. However, with us still using our heaters for at least a little while longer, it’s not quite time to forget about them. But, do you know if your heater will make it through the rest of the chilly nights you need it for?
Your answer to this will heavily depend on whether or not your heater needs repairs. If your heating system is struggling a bit, or if you didn’t have maintenance done last fall, then you should really schedule repairs sooner rather than later. Otherwise, you risk a breakdown now, or even next fall when you go to turn it on again. But, how do you know for sure if your heater needs repairs? Fortunately, there are some pretty clear indicators you can watch and listen for. Read on as we uncover what they are!
March 15th, 2021
You’ve probably heard a lot about air purifiers in this past
year. With the Coronavirus, it’s become a bit of a buzzword. Air purifiers are
highly effective at eliminating viruses, and while none can completely
eliminate the risk of virus transmission, there have been laboratory tests done
showing that some air purifiers, such as UV air purifiers, can significantly
reduce the risk of COVID transmission.
And air purifiers are not just to protect against virus
transmission. They also reduce allergens, which is great news for anyone in
your household who suffers from allergies or asthma.
There are a variety of factors that can impact your indoor
air quality, and there are also a variety of air purification options to help
resolve IAQ problems. Which one is best? Well, there are a lot to sift through!
There are different types of air purifiers out there, like the UV air purifier
we mentioned above, or electronic and ionic air purifiers. Which is best for your home? Read on for help determining