Why Is My AC Short Cycling?

June 5th, 2023

When it comes to AC repair, there are some issues that should be addressed sooner than others. One of these issues is short cycling. Not only does short cycling result in your home never cooling down properly, but it also causes enormous wear and tear to your system.

You need to know what short cycling is in order to understand why it’s bad. Short cycling occurs when your AC turns on, runs for 5-10 minutes, then turns itself off without completing a cooling cycle. Because startup requires the most energy, this frequent startup is bad for the system.

Let’s go over 4 common reasons behind short cycling. That way, you’ll know what to expect when you call for air conditioning repair.

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The Ultimate Eco-Friendly Choices for AC Installation

May 22nd, 2023

Did you know that your HVAC system is the biggest energy user in your home? Together, your air conditioning and heating make up about 46% of your home’s annual energy consumption. That’s almost half!

More and more homeowners want to reap the benefits of eco-friendly systems in their homes. And as the biggest consumer of energy, choosing a “green” air conditioner is a great way to not only reduce your carbon footprint but also decrease your energy usage. 

If you’re in the market for a new AC system, let’s go over your options with eco-friendliness being the most important factor under consideration.

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Why Is Ice Forming on My AC’s Evaporator Coil?

May 8th, 2023

A common question that we get from homeowners during the summer is: Why is ice forming on my AC’s evaporator coil? Although you might think that the appearance of ice on an air conditioner is normal–after all, it’s a system designed to make things cold–it’s an indication that something is wrong with your AC. 

Ice should never appear on any part of your AC system. Not only does the ice itself create a problem, but the reason why the ice is forming may be an even worse issue. Let’s go over why your AC ices over in the first place and what it can possibly mean. That way, if you see this happening with your air conditioning in Walnut Creek, you’ll know what to expect. 

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What’s Causing That Annoying Noise From My AC?

April 24th, 2023

We’re well into spring and by now, you’ve probably had a chance to determine how well your air conditioner is doing so far this season. How would you rate its performance? Is it quietly and efficiently cooling your home down to your desired temperature? Or does it seem like it’s taking longer than usual?

A surefire way to tell if your AC is struggling is to give it a listen. Just like any complex piece of machinery, your AC will make noises when it’s having a hard time doing its job. Booming, hissing, screeching, and bubbling are all annoying noises you don’t want to hear from your AC. Let’s go over each one and what the possible cause is.

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Is Your Thermostat to Blame for AC Issues?

April 10th, 2023

When the hot weather hits our area, no one wants to have to do without their air conditioner for even a few hours. When your AC isn’t running like you expect it to, it can cause a feeling of panic as you wonder what’s going on. 

Sometimes, the problem isn’t with your AC but is instead with your thermostat. Although it’s rare that the issue originates with the thermostat itself, something could be interrupting its performance, leading to disruptions in communication between the thermostat and your air conditioner.

With so many homeowners upgrading to smart thermostats, some of these things can occur as people grapple with the learning curve. If you suspect that the cooling of your home is due to needing thermostat repair, we’re here to help. In the meantime, here are some troubleshooting tips to see if it’s something you can handle yourself. If you check all of this to no avail, then give us a call.

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Get a Jump on Allergy Season With a Whole House Air Purifier

March 27th, 2023

Spring is here and if you suffer from allergies, you know what that means: it’s time to break out the antihistamines, eye drops, nose sprays, and Kleenex. If you’ve had to put up with allergy symptoms for a while, you’ve undoubtedly done all your research and have figured out what works best to alleviate your symptoms. But have you ever considered how much the air in your home contributes to your allergy symptoms? 

It’s time to take a serious look at your indoor air quality (IAQ) to see if it’s contributing to your allergies. Read on to learn how poor IAQ exacerbates allergies and how a system like a whole house air purifier can help.

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Why Are NATE and EPA Certifications Important?

March 13th, 2023

When your home needs air conditioning service, you can’t rely on just anyone. There are a lot of factors to take into consideration when choosing an HVAC company to handle your precious home comfort systems. Many homeowners know that they should choose an HVAC contractor whose technicians are licensed and insured. But what other qualifications should you look for?

In your search for qualified air conditioning technicians, you may come across the terms “NATE certified” and “EPA certified.” Having these qualifications is very desirable and we’re not just saying that because we have a full staff of NATE and EPA-certified technicians. Let’s look at what these designations mean and why they’re surefire signs you’ve found a knowledgeable and reliable company.

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Go With a Pro: The Benefits of Professional Air Conditioner Installation

February 27th, 2023

Purchasing a new air conditioning system for your home is a major investment. As homeowners, it’s only natural to want to save money. When estimating how much it’ll cost for an air conditioning installation, you might be tempted to hire an amateur to do the job. You might even be thinking that this is a possible do-it-yourself project. However, we’re here to tell you why these are bad ideas.

Air conditioners require licensed professionals with training and experience to install them properly. A well-intentioned desire to reduce expenses will definitely end up costing you more in the long run. There’s a reason why air conditioning systems require licensed and trained professionals to install them. 

You spend so much on a new air conditioner. You shouldn’t do anything that would jeopardize that initial investment. By not having it installed by a professional HVAC company, you run the risk of voiding the warranty. Here are 3 benefits of professional air conditioning installation.

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A Guide to AC Repair or Replacement

February 13th, 2023

When contemplating calling for air conditioner repairs, there are a lot of reasons why homeowners may hesitate. For one, they’re not sure the issue warrants scheduling an appointment for repairs. Or they might be worried that their air conditioner can’t be repaired and suspect it’s due for replacement.

For non-emergency repairs, it’s a lot easier to ignore small signs that your air conditioner needs help. In this blog post, let’s go over the factors that professional HVAC technicians take into consideration when determining if air conditioning repair or replacement is needed. 

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How To Avoid Heater Repairs This Winter

January 30th, 2023

California’s mild climate means the heating season is short compared to other areas of the country. But when it does get cold, you want to be able to depend on your heating system.  

Although we’re always available for heating repair in Concord, CA, the ideal option is to not need to call us for repairs in the first place. To avoid unexpected and problematic heater repairs during the time when you need your heater most, follow these tips.

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