WHAT IS A SEER RATING & WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Choosing a new air conditioner involves a lot of different factors. What is your budget range? What size should you choose? What features do you need? Which features are simply “nice-to-have?” However, when it comes to all of these different decisions and factors, there are two extremely important factors that need to be considered above…

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FOUR COMMON CAUSES OF DUCTWORK DAMAGE

Do you have a central heating and air conditioning system? Most homes in southern California do, so this shouldn’t come as a surprise. If you’re like the majority of other homeowners, your system relies on a network of carefully-placed ducts that run cooled or heated air to the many various rooms of your home. Like…

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SWAMP COOLERS

Southern California may be known for a pleasant climate that’s warm almost all year-round, but the scorching summer days can be brutal. Having no cooling solution for your home can be particularly awful, especially when the thermometer climbs up well into triple digits, sending you on a search to find a cooling solution that will…

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What are “Coils” & How Do They Work?

Do you know how your air conditioner works? If you don’t, there’s no need to panic or worry, in fact that makes you like most homeowners. Air conditioners aren’t exactly simple machines—they have a number of parts, both moving and not-moving, that all need to work correctly in unison in order for your system to…

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Why is Freon So Expensive?

Your air conditioner has stopped blowing cold air and you realize it’s time for a refrigerant re-charge, so you call for a repair but you’re completely flabbergasted when you’re handed the invoice soon after. Since when did refrigerant carry a price tag exceeding well over $100 per pound? How in the world could such a…

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How to Choose a “Long-Life” Air Filter

Choosing the right air filter for your home isn’t always as simple or straightforward as you might think. There are many things you need to consider: What type of filter can your heating and air conditioning system handle? What level of filtration do you need How efficient do you want your air conditioner to be?…

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WHAT DO YOU MEAN MY HEATER CAN FREEZE?

For many people, the idea that their heater can freeze seems bot completely illogical and laughable. After all, a heater produces heat, which inherently should prevent freezing. And likewise, with California’s mild winter weather that rarely drops below freezing levels, how could it be possible for anything to actually get cold enough for ice to…

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A QUICK GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT HOME AIR FILTER

Choosing the right air filter for your home is more complex than simply finding one that fits your system and your budget. How do you know the filter you choose will be adequate for your needs? How do you know what’s a good-quality filter vs. one that will only lead to more headaches? However, we…

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HOW TO RUN YOUR HEAT PUMP MORE EFFICIENTLY

Your heat pump is one of the most important parts of your heating and air conditioning systems. During summer, the heat pump pulls heat out of your home and releases it outside, whereas in the winter it does exactly the opposite, pulling heat in from the outside where it can be distributed throughout your ducts.…

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Do I Need to Replace My AC if It’s Short-Cycling?

Short-cycling is one of the more common problems that can afflict an air conditioning system. It describes when an AC becomes locked into its start-up cycle, so that it rapidly turns the compressor on and off without completing its normal cooling cycle. This will mean poor comfort in a house because the system won’t stay on…

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