Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Electric Heaters vs. Trane Heat Pumps: Which is Best for Arizona Residents?

electric-heaters-vs-trane-heat-pumps-which-is-best-for-arizona-residentsIn Arizona, our winters are pretty mild. We don’t typically have too much stress over choosing an HVAC system for heating purposes. But when the time does come for you to turn your heat on, do you know what’s the best system for your home?


Two common systems: electric heaters and heat pumps. Electric heaters are used more widely, but heat pumps offer some benefits that electric can’t boast.


Keep reading to learn what they are, and which is better for your home.



What’s the Difference?


Electric heaters are heating systems that use electricity to convert electric energy into heat energy. Electric currents pass through an internal element called the resister, which converts the current into heat. The heater then releases the heat into your home.


Fuel pumps work by moving air rather than changing air. They take warm air that’s outside and bring it inside, displacing the cold air inside and pushing it back out. In the summer, they work similarly by moving warm air that’s inside and pushing it outside, while bringing cool air in.


Which Is Right for Me?


That depends on a few things, such as:


  • how warm you like your space

  • what type of heat you prefer

  • your monthly budget

Electric heaters tend to create hotter air than fuel pumps, simply because you can control the heating element inside them. They’re great for those who like their homes toasty warm. Conversely, fuel pumps work to create a comfortable, livable space without drying out the air.


Electric units can create uncomfortable pockets of heat that tend to concentrate around the unit. This can leave cold spots in other areas, making your home’s temperature inconsistent. Fuel pumps create a more even heat that makes your entire home comfortable.


Monthly Costs Compared


We’re all looking for ways to save money. Comparing the costs of HVAC heating systems before you choose can help save you a lot.


When it comes to cost, fuel pumps will are almost always the cheaper option, unless your home is subject to temperatures below 40 degrees for consistent periods of time. In this circumstance, the fuel pump relies on a secondary heating coil to help out, and it’s not the most effective way to heat your home.


In Arizona, our winter temperatures are a bit more temperate.


Compared to gas furnaces, heat pumps are 30% less expensive year round. And compared to electric heating elements, a heat pump will cut your heating bill in half.


The Lowdown: Electric Heaters Vs. Heat Pumps?


Unless you live in a very cold climate, installing a heat pump will save you money in the long run. The temperature won’t be super hot inside, but hey, we get enough of that in Arizona as it is!


Sure, heating in Phoenix is not quite used as much as the air conditioner. Don’t get left out in the cold this winter with a broken heater. Get in touch today to talk about your heating and cooling needs. We would love to help you get set up!


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Whether it’s furnace repair or furnace replacement Phoenix, Hays Cooling and Heating is who to call!


Give us a call us at (602) 714-8270 or email us to to schedule an appointment! It Pays To Call Hays!


 


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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

How Often Should Furnace Filters Be Replaced in Arizona (And Why)?

how-often-should-furnace-filters-be-replaced-in-arizonaHave you thought about your furnace since last winter? How about your furnace filters?


Fall in Arizona means a steady drop in temperatures, especially at night. That makes it the perfect time to make a plan for furnace maintenance.


When you set a regular schedule you can improve indoor air quality and save money on all winter long.



Problems Caused by Dirty Furnace Filters


A furnace with air filters that are clogged with dust, grime and dirt won’t work properly.


When the airflow is restricted, the heat in the heat exchanger gets too high. Every furnace is designed to shut off the burners when the temperature exceeds a certain level.


Usually, a furnace will automatically reset when the heat exchanger cools down. But, if you don’t correct the problem, it will keep happening. It can lead to a service call to diagnose the problem or replace a ruined part.


Energy Star and HVAC professionals recommend you change your furnace filter every month to avoid this problem.


Benefits of Changing Filters


Here are the good things that happen when you change your filters each month.


System Will Last Longer


Did you know the most common reason a heating and cooling system breaks down is because of a dirty filter?


It happens when dirt builds up to the point where air can’t pass through the filter. The system can overheat, and the motor has to work harder.


If you’re lucky, your unit will only need repairs. But, if you have an older unit, you could ruin the system. You could be looking at buying a new system.


Replacing the filter is an easy way to extend the life of your heating system.


Reduce Energy Costs


The Department of Energy says heating and cooling account for about 48% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home. That’s a significant expense.


If the air filter is clogged, the system has to use more energy to produce results. And when more energy is used, it increases the cost of your energy bill.


Change furnace filters regularly and your system will run efficiently. That will save you money on your utility costs.


Improve Air Quality


If anyone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma, clean air is essential for their health. Dirty air filters reduce air quality and can aggravate symptoms.


If you have pets, pet dander will accumulate in the system and spread allergens throughout your home.


Replace your furnace filter each month to prevent your indoor air quality from deteriorating.


Keep Your System Clean


Dirt clogged up in the filter can infect your entire system. It can result in extra repairs, service, and parts that you weren’t expecting.


Replacing your filter is an easy, inexpensive way to keep your system clean. It pays off by extending the life of your unit, saving you money, and improving your home’s air quality.


Contact the Experts


Besides changing your filter every month, it’s important to get an HVAC tuneup and regular maintenance at the start of the winter season.


Have the experts at Hays Cooling and Heating examine your system to make sure it will keep you warm and comfortable this winter.


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Whether it’s furnace repair or furnace replacement Phoenix, Hays Cooling and Heating is who to call!


Give us a call us at (602) 714-8270 or email us to to schedule an appointment! It Pays To Call Hays!


 


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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

How to Prepare for Your HVAC Installation

hvac installationAre you nervous about your upcoming HVAC installation?


A well-installed HVAC system will efficiently serve your home or business for years to come. Proper preparation can help the installation workers quickly and effectively get cold air pumping into the room.


Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with ways to make sure your space has the best possible environment for installation.



Double-Check the Technical Stuff


New air conditioning systems don’t come in a vacuum – it has to work with the existing space and ductwork.


Great ductwork needs to be leak-free. Escaped air into the attic or walls means that the system has to work harder to cool or heat the rest of the house or office. Test the ductwork for leaks before your HVAC installation date.


Also, consult the installation company you are working with to make sure that you have chosen the best system size and capacity for your home or place of business.


Make Room for Your HVAC Installation


If your home has animals, especially ones who are unfriendly to strangers, keep them in a locked room away from the installation area. You can also board them at a dog hotel for the day.


Move furniture away from the work area. HVAC parts can be large and unwieldy – your installation team will thank you.


Strategically schedule your installation. If at home, make sure that adults will be available to help out. If you have young children, pick a time they are away at school.


At work, choose days that the business is not open or even just select a week that you’re not too busy. Stressed out employees frustrated with the bulk and noise of an installation will cause chaos and make the HVAC installation more difficult to get right.


Don’t forget the small detail of warning employees that an installation will be happening. You won’t believe how easy this is to forget and it causes headaches for everyone involved.


Prep for Your New Outdoor Condenser


The outdoor condenser – that huge cube attached to the outside of the building – is an important piece of equipment that will operate best out of way, outside, and in some shade.


If a worker suggests placing it in the garage or some other area where it doesn’t have easy access to outdoor air, immediately reject the idea. The heat from the unit will counterproductively raise the temperature of your home.


Clear the yard or lot to make way for the condenser. There should be at least three or four feet of clearance around the unit.


If you must place it next to a fence, make sure the fence has plenty of air-flow holes. This is especially important in Phoenix. It gets so hot that the unit needs plenty of circulation.


If there isn’t a lot of natural shade available to help keep the cube cool, consider planting some trees or putting up a canopy. As previously mentioned, if you do plant foliage, don’t put plants too close to the unit.


All Ready to Install


Double-checking that technical details are in place, setting up a great environment for workers, and prepping the area for the new system will ensure a frustration-free installation.


Check out our blog for tips on choosing a system and maintaining it post-installation.


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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Your Ultimate Scottsdale HVAC Maintenance Checklist

scottsdale hvac maintenance checklistDid you know that regular HVAC maintenance can decrease your utility bills by up to 40 percent while increasing your family’s overall comfort? Has it been awhile since you’ve had any maintenance done on your HVAC system?


If so, don’t worry. It’s never too late to get started.


And, to make things easier, we’ve put together the ultimate HVAC maintenance checklist so you can stay on top of it all year round!


How Often Should I Do HVAC Maintenance?


Before we get into specific maintenance tips, let’s first talk about how often you should be doing HVAC maintenance.


Generally, speaking how often you perform maintenance will depend on the type of system you have.


For a system that both heats and cools, you should perform maintenance once in the spring and once in the fall. For a system that only cools, you should perform maintenance at least once a year before the cooling season starts. For a heating-only system, you should perform maintenance once a year, before the heating season begins.


Ultimate HVAC Maintenance Checklist


For Outdoor Units


  • Check and — if necessary — adjust refrigerant level

  • Remove dirt, leaves, and debris

  • Inspect base pan for blocked drain openings and remove any obstructions

  • Inspect and clean coil and cabinet

  • Inspect fan motor and fan blades for damage

  • Inspect control box, controls, wiring, and connections for damage

  • Inspect compressor and associated tubing for damage

For Indoor Units


  • Inspect and clean blower assembly

  • Inspect and replace fan belt if needed

  • Check combustion blower housing for lint and debris

  • Inspect and clean evaporator coil, drain pan and condensate drain lines

  • Check for gas leaks in gas furnaces

  • Inspect, clean, and adjust burner assembly

  • Inspect, clean, and adjust ignition system and safety controls

  • Inspect heating elements

  • Inspect flue system for proper attachment and signs of corrosion

  • Inspect control box, associated controls, wiring, and connections

  • Clean or replace air filters

  • Check ductwork for leaks

How to Get the Most Out of Your HVAC Unit


For maximum energy savings and comfort, keep these extra tips in mind.


For Cooling Systems


  • During the summer months, set the thermostat as high as comfort permits

  • Make sure attics are adequately ventilated to relieve heat buildup

  • Don’t use the air conditioner unnecessarily

  • Draw blinds or drapes to block sunlight during the hottest part of the day

  • Don’t run kitchen and bath exhaust fans longer than necessary

For Heating Systems


  • During the fall and winter months, set the thermostat as low as comfort permits

  • Lower the thermostat a degree or two when expecting a large group of guests

Bonus Tips


  • Make sure your home is properly insulated

  • Weather-strip and caulk around all entrance doors and windows

  • Cut heat transfer through your windows with double-glazing

  • Use wood- or metal-frame storm windows to cut heat transfer

  • Install storm doors at all entrances to your house

  • Keep all windows and doors closed

  • Make sure fireplaces have tight-fitting dampers

Looking for Reliable HVAC Services?


If, when you’re going through your HVAC maintenance checklist, you come across a problem that requires a professional’s help, don’t trust your system to just anyone!


If you are in need of an HVAC repair company in Scottsdale, contact Hays Cooling and Heating a five-star rated, family-owned company ready to help.


 


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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

5 Signs Your Phoenix Home Needs AC Repair

ac repairHow much money do you think it costs to repair an AC? On average, you can expect to spend $336 on AC repair, even though some can cost as much as $1,000.


Phoenix, AZ residents don’t have the luxury of being able to wait out AC problems.


The key to avoiding a high price tag on repair costs is to spot AC problems fast so they don’t get worse over time.


Five Signs You Need AC Repair


Even with regular AC maintenance, it can be tough to tell when your air conditioner needs a tune-up or repair. Sometimes condensation or a strange rattle is a fluke, other times it’s a sign of a serious problem.


Want to know some sure signs that you need an AC repairman? If you notice any of these five problems, you’ll need to contact someone ASAP.


1. Weak/Uneven Airflow


It’s only natural for an AC to weaken over time, but a major change in airflow is a sign that something is wrong.


Do you feel like your airflow isn’t as strong as it used to be? Does the airflow feel uneven in certain areas, or almost like something is keeping it from flowing freely?


Changes in airflow may be fixed with a new filter, or there could be an issue with the motor or other internal parts. Either way, if you continue to notice issues after you clean or replace the filter call a repairman.


2. Constant Thermostat Adjustment


Playing with the thermostat isn’t too unusual if you’re trying to find a comfortable temperature. But if you find yourself tuning it to extremes you may need to get your unit checked out by a repairman.


Having to turn your AC way up to feel cool, or even turning it down to keep the house from getting too frosty, are signs that you need AC repair.


If you suspect that you’re having temperature problems, take note of how many times you adjust it over the week and where you turn the nob. If you find yourself having to adjust more than twice a day, it may be time to call the AC experts.


3. Your HVAC Bills Are High


Some people expect to see a bit of a spike in their electricity bill during the hottest months of the year. A slight increase is normal, but an increasingly steep climb isn’t.


If you’ve noticed a considerable increase in your electric bill, it may be time to call a repairman. Your high bills may not be caused by a rate hike, it could be a stressed AC in need of repair.


4. Bad Smells


If you notice a moldy smell in your house, you should check out your AC unit before you start cleaning the house. Mold growth can lead to respiratory problems and a decrease your home’s air quality.


This isn’t a problem to take lightly.


If your AC emits a bad smell when it’s on, it could be a sign of mold growth. An AC unit that grows mold is one that’s leaking water or other fluid, and that’s a sign that it needs repairs.


5. Strange Sounds


Your AC unit may make a gentle whirring sound when it’s on, but it shouldn’t be too noisy. Strange noises are a sure sign that you need AC repair.


A high-pitched squealing sound could be a sign that a belt is out of place. Or it may be a sign that there’s a part that needs to be lubricated.


Either way, don’t try to diagnose noise problems on your own. It’s best to have a trained ear listening in.


Do you think that you may need AC repair services after reading this post? Contact us today so we can help diagnose and fix your AC problems.


 


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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Why is Trane Such a Trusted Brand in Phoenix?

why traneIf you live in Phoenix, you know high temperatures make air conditioning a necessity — not just for comfort, but also for personal safety.


Heat-related deaths are a genuine concern. The state’s largest municipality, Maricopa County, had 130 heat deaths in 2016.


This year the average high temperature in July was 106 degrees. Winter temps can average 46 degrees, so heating is equally important.


Extreme weather conditions mean you need superior equipment. Keep reading to learn why Trane(TM) is one of the most trusted brands in Phoenix.


Reliability


Every Trane(TM) product endures rigorous testing that goes beyond industry standards. Systems are tested in extreme heat and severe cold for 16 weeks.


Some units are subjected to 2,600 hours of continuous trials that include a week of salt spray to analyze corrosion resistance. This marathon simulates 5 years of wear and tear in a couple of months.


Trane(TM) is one of the most trusted brands in Phoenix because systems perform an average of 18-20 years compared to other brands which only last 10-12 years.


Want to see real-life examples of reliability? Check out these videos and photos of Trane products that conquered extreme situations.


Energy Efficiency


Trane(TM) offers packaged systems that maximize the efficiency of two units in one. Consumers can choose all electric, gas/electric or dual fuel options.


All split system air conditioner and heat pump matched systems with a SEER of 14.5 or above, 12 EER, or HSPF of 8.2 or above meet or exceed the EPA Energy Star efficiency requirements.


All the gas furnaces with an AFUE of 90% or above meet or exceed the minimum EPA Energy Star requirements.


Don’t forget, the higher the efficiency rating, the greater your savings will be.


Seasonal Maintenance


It’s a good idea to schedule preventative maintenance before the hot summer and cold winter seasons begin.


This ensures your system will provide top performance during extreme temperatures.


Seasonal maintenance increases the life of your system. It improves energy efficiency and reduces pollutants for consistent air quality. A 33-point inspection is designed to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.


Trane(TM) Engineering


The company was founded in 1885 in Wisconsin. Over 130 years of experience and ingenuity are behind every product.


Beyond building HVAC systems, Trane has over 1500 patents for heating, air conditioning, and ventilation products. Patented innovations include compressors, coils, and air handlers.


Each product is uniquely designed, built, and tested by award-winning engineers who are respected throughout the industry for commercial and residential systems.


Smart Home Technology


One of the latest innovations is the Nexia smart home system. The Nexia app communicates with hundreds of smart home devices. You’ll never worry about an unlocked home or open garage door again.


When you pair Nexia with Trane’s innovative ComfortLink(TM) controls, you can adjust your home’s temperature from your smartphone or another web-enabled device.


Call the Comfort Specialists


Call at Hays Cooling and Heating to help with repairs, maintenance or installation of a new system. Our certified Trane Comfort Specialists(TM) are available 24/7. We look forward to serving you.


 


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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Finding Reliable HVAC Services in the Phoenix Area

hvac services in phoenixHeating, ventilation, and air conditioning. If you don’t think those things are important for your home, then we envy you and your balmy climate. For the rest of us, heating and cooling services are essential to maintaining a happy and healthy household.


So when there is trouble with your HVAC, or you need an installation, it’s also essential that you turn to experts. You certainly don’t want anything bungled when it comes to these crucial components of your house.


But how do you choose a provider? Well, take a look at these points to remember when making your choice. They’ll get you on the right track towards the perfect HVAC service.


Check For Credentials


HVAC services are too important to your home to be carried out by someone without the proper credentials. Many states, as well as some municipalities, require contractors to be licensed.


You can check government websites to find lists of licensed contractors. If they aren’t licensed, then you should choose another contractor.


Ask For References


Any professional HVAC contractor should be able to give you a list of references. These are former customers that you can contact to verify that the company is trustworthy and does good work.


Follow up with a few of these references. They’ll be one of your best sources for determining ahead of time who to choose.


What’s The Estimate For The HVAC Services?


Did the person you talked to on the phone give you an estimate? That can actually be a red flag. Even an HVAC expert will need to inspect your home before they can give you a reliable quote.


Ducting, insulation, window, and a plethora of other factors will play a role in the bid they give you. It would be extremely difficult to give a good estimate over the phone without seeing the house first.


And make sure that your estimate is written and itemized. Don’t think that anything is simply understood to be included or excluded.


Consider The Cost


It’s wise to get at least three bids for HVAC services. The cost can vary widely, but that doesn’t mean you should always go with the cheapest option.


Sometimes there’s a reason that estimate is so much lower than the others, and it’s not always a good one. Spending a couple thousand extra dollars to repair the initial work in a year or two isn’t a pretty picture.


It pays over the long run to go with a reputable contractor–even if they’re a little more expensive.


Final Thoughts


In a place like Arizona, going without A/C just isn’t really an option. That’s why it’s so important to have quality work done by HVAC experts. Get it done right, and you won’t have to continually worry about the A/C going out in the middle of a heat wave.


So if you live in the Phoenix or Scottsdale areas, give your top Phoenix HVAC experts a call today at Hays Cooling and Heating. We’ll be happy to come give you an estimate and make sure that your home is set for years to come.


 


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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

4 Signs You Need an AC Tune Up

AC Tune UpWe sometimes take the modern conveniences of life for granted. For example, central air conditioning. We rely on it every day, but forget that this technology has been making hot temperatures bearable for only about a hundred years!


If you don’t give your AC system its proper respect, it can very well fail you just when you need it most — during the hottest, stickiest dog days of summer. That’s why it’s important to have an AC tune up every once in awhile.


Ideally, this should be done twice a year, but if you haven’t tended to your system recently, be on the lookout for these signs that it’s time to call in the pros.


Four Signs an AC Tune Up Is In Your Future


There’s Some Sort of Problem


Of course, if you’ve noticed any kind of problem with your air conditioning, you should schedule an AC tune up. Unusual sounds, moldy or musty smells, or simply less cool air emanating from the system than you would like — these are all indicators that a tune up is due.


You Can’t Remember the Last Time Your System Was Serviced


Would you have to dig through your home maintenance files for the past few years to determine when you last had your system looked at? If so, better get on the horn to the AC company you use, and fast.


The filter and ductwork can easily get clogged up with particulates and debris, which will compromise the efficiency of your AC unit. Families who own pets, or whose members have allergies, may find that the air quality has gone downhill. That’s because the normal “conditioning” power of your air conditioner simply isn’t there anymore — because you need an AC tune up.


The AC System Has Been Working Extra Hard


In particularly warm or humid seasons, you probably throw caution to the wind and leave your AC turned on all the time. If you’ve pushed it to maximum capacity for several years in a row, then it is definitely time to schedule that tune up before the whole system gives up the ghost.


Your Energy Bills Have Spiked


Do you cringe when you open up your energy bill each month? Maybe your energy costs have been slowly but surely increasing, or maybe you have seen a drastic jump between one month and the next. Either way, it’s a telltale sign that you should get an AC tune up.


When filters or ducts get clogged, or when a system simply isn’t running as efficiently as it should be because it has been neglected, the air conditioner has to work extra hard to pump out the same amount of cool air. Naturally, this takes more energy — and it also takes a bigger bite out of your budget.


Ready to Have Your System Checked Out?


Remember that in addition to lowering your energy bills, helping your unit run more efficiently, and improving your indoor air quality, an AC tune up can prevent costly repairs down the line.


Contact Hays Cooling & Heating today to schedule a service call!


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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

How To Care for Central Air Conditioning Units in Phoenix

how to care for central air conditioning unitsYour air conditioner is one of the most important pieces of equipment that you have in your Phoenix home. And like with any piece of equipment, you want to make sure that you’re caring for your air conditioner in the right way. However, if you’ve never performed basic AC maintenance before, you may not know which tasks are most important for the continued functioning of your system.


If you want to keep your air conditioner running for years to come, it’s a good idea to get a few simple maintenance tips. Learn how to care for central air conditioning units so that you can be sure that your Phoenix home is as comfortable as possible.


Remove Plants and Debris


One of the most important things that you can do to keep your air conditioning running the way that you need is to ensure that there are no plants or other debris surrounding your unit. When leaves, sticks and other types of debris infiltrate your outdoor air conditioning unit, it can cause major malfunctions and result in expensive repairs.


Periodically clearing the area directly surrounding your unit will help keep it safe from harm and functioning properly.


Install a Programmable Thermostat


Your air conditioner experience a great deal of unnecessary wear and tear, particularly if you allow it to run full-blast when you’re not at home. If you want to extend the lifespan of your air conditioner, a great solution is installing a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat allows you to control when and how your air conditioner runs.


You can set it to turn up the temperature while you’re out of your home to save energy and then schedule it to lower the temperature when you plan to return. Using a programmable thermostat allows you to save energy and reduce long-term wear on your AC unit.


Change Your Filters


Unrestricted airflow is crucial for a well-functioning, long-lasting air conditioner, and one of the best ways to maintain airflow is to make sure the filters in your system are free of debris. The longer your filters are allowed to remain in your system, the more debris will accumulate. Eventually, this will reduce airflow and may impact the air quality in your home.


To make sure that your system is running effectively and your air quality is as high as you deserve, you should regularly change your air filters. Clean air filters allow for proper airflow and will be better able to remove contaminants from the air in your home.


Schedule an Annual Inspection


While there are certain things that you can do on your own to care for your air conditioner, other tasks require a professional touch. This means that one of the best ways to maintain your air conditioner is to schedule an annual inspection and cleaning.


Your Phoenix Arizona air conditioner maintenance technicians will be able to thoroughly examine your unit to see if there are any developing problems that need to be addressed. They can also effectively clean the inside and outside of your unit so that it runs properly and is not at risk for damage. Trusting air conditioning professionals is one of the best ways to care for your AC unit.


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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

How To Find the Best Air Conditioner Repair Specialist in Mesa

air conditioner repair specialist in MesaThere’s almost nothing more frustrating than experiencing an air conditioner malfunction. To restore your AC system and your family’s comfort, you need quick and effective repairs, which means you need to find the right repair professional. However, if you’ve never needed AC repair services before, it can be hard to know the characteristics that make for a quality repair specialists.


Luckily, finding an AC repair professional isn’t as hard as you might believe, particularly when you have access to the right information. Here are a few tips for finding an air conditioner repair specialist in Mesa that will allow you to get your AC unit up and running in no time at all.


Referrals & Reviews


One of your best resources for finding a great AC specialist near you is to get referrals from your friend and family. There is a good chance that someone in your social circle will have experience hiring a repair professional, and they may be able to refer you to a service that will meet your needs.


Another good option for finding a repair specialist is to read online reviews. There are countless websites that host reviews for services of all stripes, and reading some of these reviews for AC repair specialists in your air can help you find a high-quality professional.


Affiliations & Accreditations


When you’ve found a repair specialist that you are considering for your job, you want to make sure that they are experienced and trustworthy. To ensure that your repair professional is qualified for your AC repair needs, it’s a good idea to check both their accreditations and affiliations with a professional organization.


Any repair specialist worth your time and money will belong to a professional organization and will be able to show that they are accredited as a repairman. If a repair professional doesn’t have these characteristics, they may not be right for you.


Brands Serviced


There are a variety of quality air conditioning brands on the market today, and while all of them function the same way, they may have different repair needs. Before hiring a repair professional, you need to learn which brands they service and if they’re familiar with your specific air conditioner.


Some repair specialists work exclusively with one brand of air conditioner, meaning they may not know the right way to address your unit. Be certain that any professional you hire has experience working on your model air conditioner so that your repairs are being handled the right way.


Special Offers


Air conditioning repairs can be extremely expensive, especially if they involve one of your unit’s most crucial components. If you’re interested in saving as much money on your repair as possible, you should look for a repair professional that provides special offers. To attract business, many AC specialists will offer regular deals on their repair services. Taking advantage of these specials can help you get the repairs that you need at a much-reduced cost.


If you follow these simple tips, you can find the right HVAC repair company in Mesa to meet your needs. Working with the right company means getting your AC repaired quickly, effectively and at an affordable price.


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Split System Air Conditioning in Scottsdale: When Do You Need It?

Split System Air ConditioningOne of the most important decisions that you can make as a homeowner is how you will cool your home. However, this decision can be very complicated if you need to cool an area of your home or a guest house that is not equipped with ductwork. Instead of investing the time and money required to install ducts, many homeowners in Scottsdale choose to install split system air conditioning.


If you’re not familiar with a split system, then you might not be aware of the many benefits of this cooling option. Find out why you should consider split system air conditioning in Scottsdale and learn about a few of the benefits of this system.


Flexibility


The main reason that you should think about installing a split system is that it is extremely flexible. Unlike traditional air conditioners, split systems require no ductwork, making them an ideal choice for older homes. Split systems only require an outdoor unit and individual indoor units for whichever rooms you are trying to cool. This means you can install your split system virtually anywhere in your home with minimal effort.


Energy & Money Savings


Air conditioning systems are one of the biggest energy expenses in your home. If you’re looking for impressive energy savings, there is no better choice than a split system. With a split system, you control the temperature in one room at a time. This means you aren’t wasting money on cooling rooms that you rarely inhabit. Also, without ductwork, there is a much lower risk of air leaks and energy loss.


Split systems are also much less expensive than standard HVAC systems, meaning you’ll be saving money upfront and long-term. Cost conscious homeowners in Scottsdale should strongly consider a split system.


Improved Air Quality


While traditional HVAC systems that employ ductwork can certainly effectively cool your home, there are major risks of using this type of system: Lowered air quality. Dirt, mold, and bacteria can very easily build-up in ductwork, reducing the air quality in your home and potentially causing serious respiratory issues.


When you choose a split system, you can expect better air quality than you might get with standard systems. Split systems have no ductwork, so they have no risk for mold or other serious contaminants. As long as you are regularly changing the filters in your indoor air handlers, your split system should provide impressive air quality.


Quick & Easy Installation


Leaving without air conditioning can be very tough, particularly in a warm climate like the kind we experience in Scottsdale. Perhaps the best reason to choose a split system is that it can be installed quickly and easily. Once your outdoor unit has been installed, you only need to connect it to your indoor air handlers to start cooling your home. With just a few hours of your time, you can have the efficient and effective cooling system that your family deserves.


If you’re still wondering whether a split system is a right choice for your home, you should consult with North Scottsdale HVAC specialists. A knowledgeable HVAC professional will be able to tell you if a split system is right for you and can discuss your installation options.


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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Best Types of Air Conditioners for Intense Phoenix Summer Heat

Types Of Air Conditioners


Here is a question for you: what is the best AC unit built today? This is more of a trick question due to the fact that each AC system is built for specific applications. However, when it comes to weeding through all the different types of air conditioners on the market, there are a few that are better suited for specific homes, businesses or residential apartment complexes. If you’re considering installing a new cooling system, here are some of the best types of AC units made today – and they are great for handling the intense Arizona heat we get in summer.


Best Types of AC Units: Split Air Conditioning Units


If you were to take a poll of all the home owners in the Phoenix metro area, you’ll discover that more than half of the homes in The Valley of the Sun are cooled by split air conditioning units.


This type of HVAC system is comprised of two individual components:


  • An exterior cooling system whose job it is to ‘chill’ the air that is circulated into the unit.

  • An interior fan system, which is designed to circulate warm air from inside your home into the outdoor unit and then return cooler air into your home after the exterior cooling system has done its job.

This type of cooling system is popular for many different reasons:


  • The general construction layout of newer homes. Most new homes in Arizona are made to withstand the intense summer heat while operating energy efficiently. A split AC unit is very good at handling the intense heat and is the primary type of cooling system installed in newer homes.

  • They are easy to maintain. The biggest hassle with maintaining and servicing interior or roof cooling systems is getting access to the actual unit for repair. However, a split system is easy for AC companies to work on since it’s often installed on the side or back yard of a home.

  • Split AC units are best suited for the single or multiple story homes we have in the Phoenix metro area.

Choosing a Brand


The next most popular question asked by new AC shoppers is which brand is best suited to handle the extreme heat here in Phoenix? This one is a little easier to answer as it’s based on one simple fact – which company builds cooling systems built to last?


The top 2 HVAC brands when it comes to direct consumer reviews:


  • Trane Air Conditioning Units

  • Lennox Air Conditioning Units

Each of these is made with high-grade materials, assembled by professional technicians and built to operate efficiently. They are all installed by certified specialists and can be maintained and serviced by the same company that installs them with ease.


We know that options available to home owners for buying and installing new AC system is extremely vast. Regardless of the types of air conditioners that are available, the key is to buy one that is perfect for your specific application. To determine this, contact your local Phoenix HVAC Contractors. They’ll steer you in the right direction.


 


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Rooftop Air Conditioner vs. A Side-Yard Air Conditioner


Rooftop Air Conditioner VS a Side-Yard Air Conditioner


 


rooftop air conditioner vs a side yard air conditionerIt is typically assumed that generally, all air conditioners are the same. In theory, this is a statement of fact, as the general purpose of these systems is to remove hot air from inside a home, chill this air though a cooling process and return it to the home to reduce the temperature. However, there are two unique styles of AC systems in Arizona that have individual benefits that allow home owners to maximize indoor comfort. In order to determine which type of system is best for you, it’s important to outline the benefits of rooftop air conditioners vs a side-yard air conditioner.



For home owners in North Scottsdale, Phoenix and surrounding cities in the Valley of the Sun, finding a quality-built air conditioner that keeps them comfortable during triple-digit temperatures is essential. Although there are several types of AC systems available for homeowners; the truth is there are more questions about which type of system is best. That being said, let’s compare the benefits of the rooftop AC system and the side-yard AC system.


Comparing Rooftop and Side-Yard AC Systems:


 


What are the Advantages of Rooftop Air Conditioner?


Generally speaking, a rooftop air conditioner is a centralized cooling system that is different than many side-yard AC systems or what are often referred to as ‘split systems’). The rooftop AC system is installed on the top of your home and then routed through the ductwork of the home to keep your house cool.


Home owners living the Phoenix Valley tend to notice a few benefits of installing this type of system to keep their homes cool and comfortable such as:


  • Air typically cycles easier through your home. In middle school general science courses, we are taught that warm air rises naturally, while cool air will descend. Due to the laws of physics of cold air, a roof top system doesn’t need to force air hard into a home. Conversely, it also does not need to draw warm air as hard. The result is less energy consumed to operate these systems. This makes rooftop systems extremely energy efficient.

  • Rooftop air conditioners are all-inclusive. Most side-yard or ‘central air’ systems have components inside the home and outside the home. This means that when a problem occurs, it can be challenging to work on the systems. However, a roof top system has everything contained in one-easy to access location; making repairs, routine maintenance and service easier to complete for an AC company in Phoenix that offers maintenance programs.

  • Newer roof top systems are smaller and more compact than older systems. As technology improves, so does efficiency. Leading manufacturers of rooftop AC systems have received feedback from customers about trying to make them smaller, and attractive. Not only have they listened to customers, but they create stylish rooftop AC systems that fit naturally – which can improve home equity.

What are the Advantages of Side-Yard Air Conditioning Systems?


Although the rooftop AC system has multiple benefits, installing a side-yard AC unit also comes with several attributes that any homeowner in Phoenix should consider.


  • Side-yard or split AC systems are diverse and offer more customization. Side-yard AC systems are varied, highly diverse and offer homeowners more options to consider. There are multiple vendors, sizes, powers, and options available for homeowners to consider. This allows the search for a perfectly sized and energy efficient AC system much easier for home owners. Having the luxury of picking one perfectly sized for your individual home is a huge consumer benefit.

  • There are more repair and replacement options. Since there are two elements to a side yard system (the inside fans and outside unit) if one of the systems fails and needs to be replaced, you can often get by without replacing the other one. This typically results in the overall replacement cost being lower in some cases. Truth be told however, this can be deceiving since eventually, you’ll have to pay to replace the other component. Always consult with a professional AC contractor in Phoenix to seek their recommendation on replacing components.

  • New side-yard systems are quieter than older systems. While the rooftop systems have become smaller and visually pleasing, side-yard or split AC systems have increasingly become more quite over the years. This is a huge benefit for home owners that have their AC system installed next to a bedroom; especially in the evening hours where the temperature outside still eclipses 90 at midnight.

 


Overall, when you compare rooftop AC systems vs. side-yard AC systems, they both have advantages and offer consumers flexibility. Both rooftop air conditioner units and side-yard systems are good options for homeowners in Phoenix to consider. The best advice we can give is to carefully consider your home, your needs and speak with a qualified heating and air conditioning company in Phoenix. You’ll be surprised to learn that most companies will give you factual, not inflated, info if you ask them directly.


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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Don"t Make These HVAC Installation Mistakes Top Tips for Homeowners

HVAC installation mistakesOne of the most important decisions that you can make as a homeowner is to install an HVAC system in your home. With an HVAC system, you’ll be able to ensure that your home is always at its ideal temperature, ensuring you and your family’s comfort throughout the year.


However, if you’re not experienced with the HVAC installation process, it’s common to make mistakes which can reduce the effectiveness of your system and cost you money down the line. Read about common HVAC installation mistakes that you need to avoid and find out why your installation should be handled by a professional.


Picking The Right Size Unit


The most common mistake that homeowners make when installing an HVAC system in their home is failing to choose the right size units. Contrary to what you might believe, HVAC units are not one size fits all, which means you need to make sure that you’re getting the unit size that matches the needs of your home.


If a unit is too small for your home, it can cause your system to work harder, resulting in higher energy bills. If it’s too big, you’re paying more money than is necessary. Size your unit with the help of a professional to make sure your heating and cooling needs are met.


Don’t Ignore Air Flow


For an HVAC system to function properly, there must be unrestricted air flow within your system. When airflow becomes blocked or restricted, it can strain your system to a large degree and reduce its ability to heat and cool your Phoenix home.


When planning for your installation, make sure that you think long and hard about the airflow within your HVAC system and if there are any potential obstacles that need to be taken into account.


Neglecting Insulation and Sealing


Much like the plumbing system in your home, your HVAC system cannot function the way that you need if there are leaks. When air is allowed to escape from your HVAC system through leaks, it can result in lost energy and a lower functioning system.


During your installation, make sure that the ductwork in your HVAC system is properly sealed and insulated. With the right sealing and insulation, you can eliminate leaks and ensure that your system is functioning at its optimal level.


Ignoring Ventilation


Although many people don’t realize it, ventilation is an important part of your home’s HVAC system. If the air in your home can’t vent effectively, it can cause damage to your system and result in a reduction in air quality as the same contaminated air is circulating through your home over and over again.


While installing your HVAC system, be certain that you’ve added adequate options for ventilation so that your system can function the way it was intended.


Cutting Costs


Installing an HVAC system in your home can be a very expensive process which, understandably, leads many homeowners to try and cut costs whenever possible. However, if you’re not familiar with the steps of an HVAC installation, this can lead to eliminating necessary costs, impacting the effectiveness of your installation.


Before you attempt to cut costs, make sure to have a conversation with an HVAC professional to make sure you aren’t cutting a task that must be completed.


The easiest way to avoid common installation mistakes is to hire a central AC install company in Phoenix, AZ. An experienced installation company will be able to avoid mistakes and install your system easily and effectively.


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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Summer Indoor Air Quality Improvement Tips for Arizona Homes

summer indoor air qualityIf you’re a homeowner, then you want to make sure that your home stays comfortable throughout the year, but particularly during the hot summer season. While many people are aware that the temperatures rise very quickly during Arizona summers, few understand that the warm months of the year can also result in a reduction in the air quality of your home.


Summer can be one of the worst periods for breathing in the entire year with a higher concentration of allergens and more contaminants in your home. Here are a few easy tips for improving your summer indoor air quality and advice for working with air quality professionals.



Vacuum Regularly


One of the biggest reasons that indoor air quality dips during the summer is due to allergens building up to unhealthy levels in your home, usually in your carpeting. If you allow the carpets in your home to go too long between cleanings, it can greatly affect your air quality, particularly if you have shedding pets.


An easy way to boost your air quality is to regularly vacuum your home. Vacuuming at least once a week will help keep contaminants in your home low and your air quality high.


 


Dust and Mop


Dust and dirt are some of the common causes of reduced air quality during the summer months. Dust, in particular, can be a big problem for the allergy sufferers in your home, making it much harder for them to breathe. To combat the accumulation of dust in your home, you need to be sure to dust and mop regularly.


Dusting and mopping the hard surfaces in your home, such as your hardwood floors and your countertops, will reduce the level of dust in your home’s air and will allow your family to breathe easy.


 


Cut Out Chemicals


When cleaning your home, it’s common to use some sort of cleaning chemical. However, cleaning chemicals can exacerbate the problem of poor air quality instead of fixing the situation. Instead of using chemical cleaners, try simple warm water and perhaps an environmentally friendly soap.


 


Swap Out AC Filters


Over time, the filters in your air conditioning system will accumulate a great deal of debris, reducing their effectiveness at removing contaminants from the air in your home. Periodically, swap out your old air filters for newer ones so that you are always getting the maximum level of filtrations possible.


 


Keep House Plants


Did you know that in addition to adding life to your home, houseplants are also great tools for improving air quality? Well, it’s true. There are several varieties of houseplants that can remove chemicals and contaminants from your home’s air, massively increasing its quality.


 


Maintain Your Humidity Levels


A key in maintaining your home’s air quality is making sure that your humidity is at the right level. When humidity is too high it can be extremely hard to breathe, and when it is too low, the air in your home will be too dry. Keep an eye on your air’s humidity levels and try to keep it in an optimal range.


 


Install an Indoor Air Quality System


Perhaps the best way to improve the air quality in your home is by installing an indoor air quality system. These excellent systems fit into your existing air conditioning system and provide advanced filtration so that the air in your home is as free from contaminants and allergens as possible.


 


If you’re interested in improving the air quality in your home, your best bet is to work with a Phoenix, Arizona HVAC installation specialist. Your specialist can examine your home and tell you the best way to improve your air quality.


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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

3 Signs You have a Broken Home AC Compressor

broken home AC compressorWhen you’re a homeowner, you trust that your home’s major systems will work without issue, which is what makes it so nerve-wracking when an important system like your air conditioner doesn’t work the way that it should. If you’re nervous that the compressor in your air conditioning unit is broken, it’s a good idea to learn about a few warning signs of this particular problem. Here are a few signs that will help you decide if you have a broken home AC compressor.



Although there are a variety of reasons your air conditioner may stop working the way you are accustomed to, one of the primary causes is a broken AC compressor. Keep reading to learn some of the ways you can determine is your AC Compressor is the issue and advice for scheduling repairs from the right company.


Lack of Cool Air


One of the easiest ways to tell whether your air compressor is malfunctioning is examining the amount of cold air that is coming out of the vents in your home. If it seems like your air conditioner cannot maintain a steady stream of cold air, it almost always means that there is a serious problem with the compressor in your air conditioner.


Understand, however, that the temperature of the air differs from the amount of air being blown. If it seems like your air conditioner is not blowing enough air, then it might be a problem with your blower and not your compressor. If the volume of air is consistent but it is never cold enough, then you should have your compressor inspected.


Hearing Hissing Noises


Perhaps the easiest way to tell if your air compressor is experiencing a problem is listening for unusual sounds. While there are a variety of sounds that could mean a problem with your air compressor, one of the most worrisome is a high-pitched hissing noise.


In other parts of your air conditioner, a hissing noise usually means there is an air leak, which is probably not a serious situation. However, when the hissing noises come from your air compressor, it means that there is too much pressure in your air conditioner. This is a very serious situation and deserves immediate attention. If you notice a hissing noise from your AC compressor, shut down your unit and contact a maintenance professional.


Motor Noises


When your air conditioning unit is turned on, you should hear a certain amount of noise. However, this noise should not be coming from your compressor. If you turn your AC unit on and hear extra noise coming from your compressor’s motor, it can mean that there is a problem developing within your air compressor.


When your air compressor motor is too noisy, it could mean that it is working too hard or that certain motor parts are grinding. If you notice these additional noises, you should be sure to contact a repair professional to examine your AC compressor unit for problems.


 


After noticing any of these AC compressor warning signs, the most important thing that you can do is to find the right Phoenix area HVAC repair companies. Your repair company will be able to examine your compressor and tell you about the problem that you are experiencing.


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