Should You Get a Humidifier or Dehumidifier This Winter?

October 13, 2021

If you wonder about the humidity levels in your home, you may benefit from a humidifier or a dehumidifier this winter. Consider the benefits of both to help you decide about which one you need for the winter months. The Benefits of a Humidifier A humidifier can help if you feel dry in your home. For example, you may notice that you need to put on more moisturizer during the winter months or that your face seems to dry out faster. You may also get sinus infections or cough more often if your home is dry.

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How to Clean Your Filter

September 13, 2021

Filters keep the air cooling your home cleaner, so it’s important that we keep them free of buildup. Dirt and other particles that build up over time need to be cleaned out every once in a while, or you run the risk of blocking some of the air trying to flow through. To prevent this loss of efficiency, here are four steps that you can follow when cleaning your filter. 1. Remove and Inspect First, make sure the system is off, and then, using a screwdriver, you will remove your filter from the unit. Now, you

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3 Signs Your AC Has Been Damaged in a Storm

August 10, 2021

Air conditioners are designed to handle adverse weather conditions, but they can still be damaged by storms. Flying debris, hail damage, and flooding are just a few examples of the various ways your AC can experience damage. A damaged AC can work less efficiently, and it may not even turn back on. Understanding these various signs of storm damage is important in taking care of these repairs. Here are a few of the most common signs of storm damage to your air conditioner. 1. Not Powering On A power surge can result

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Going on Vacation? Adjust Your AC Unit Before You Leave

July 13, 2021

When you leave for a vacation in the summer, it’s tempting to turn your air conditioning system off, but that’s a mistake that can cost you. Here’s how to set your air conditioner in a way that saves you money and protects your home. Air Conditioner Stays On If you turn your air conditioning system off while you’re on vacation, it can cost you a lot of money. It may seem like it makes little sense to cool an empty home, but that’s wrong. Your home and its contents can suffer a lot of damage from

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How To Prepare Air Conditioner for the Summer

June 15, 2021

If your air conditioner hasn’t been used for months, it’s important to prepare it for the summer. By doing so, it will operate reliably and efficiently. It will also help keep it from breaking down on the hottest day of summer. Change the Air Filter The filter cleans the air inside of your home and keeps dust and dirt away from critical components of your air conditioning system. A dirty filter makes your AC unit inefficient and can even shut it down. Replace the filter before summer, and be sure to check it every month to

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How Many Watts Does an Air Conditioner Use?

May 5, 2021

The rising summer temperatures mean your AC system will soon be in overdrive helping to keep your home comfortable. One concern that most people have is the amount of energy their AC is using. Naturally, this depends on a few factors. Window Unit Versus Central Air System Most new homes have a central air system built in. These systems can cool or heat the entire house and part of the initial construction. On average, these AC systems consume about 3500 Watts per hour during the summer seasons. However, it depends on the age of the

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What Are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

April 5, 2021

Air conditioners are designed to remove heat from the indoors, making your home comfortable and cool even during the hottest Surprise summer afternoons. If you have always wondered how air conditioners function, consider how these major components work together. Compressor The compressor is the heart of your air conditioner. It’s designed to turn gas into liquid by converting low-pressure gaseous refrigerant from the AC’s evaporator into a high temperature and high-pressure gas before going through the condenser. The compressor is integral in this process, allowing the AC to cool down the warm air indoors to create

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How Often Should You Get HVAC Maintenance?

February 5, 2021

An HVAC system is a packaged unit built to be installed outside the home. This means the system is designed to both heat and cool your home as a single product. An HVAC system should be inspected at least once a year to ensure its safe and cost-effective use. What Happens During Maintenance? A maintenance tune-up involves the correct inspection, cleaning, calibrating, and testing of the equipment. Components are checked for leaks, cracks, and wear. Electrical wiring is inspected for fraying and loose connections. Cleaning removes dust and dirt buildup that can cause fires or faulty

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Why Are Humidifiers Used More In Heating Than Cooling?

January 5, 2021

Heating systems tend to decrease a home’s humidity more than air conditioners, which is one of the reasons why humidifiers are more commonly used with heaters instead of ACs. Humidifiers are a necessity in most homes because the indoor air becomes too dry during the winter. Low humidity levels can cause health issues and damage the wood in your home. Home Heating Systems Decrease Humidity As your heating system runs, it lowers the humidity level in your home. Arizona has a very dry climate with the average outdoor relative humidity level ranging from 30% to 50%

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The Importance of Having the Right HVAC System for Your Home

October 20, 2020

When it comes to the climate control system in your home, it might seem as if bigger is always better. Many homeowners go with the biggest HVAC units that they can find simply because they think that those units will more effectively keep their homes at a comfortable temperature throughout the year. Unfortunately, that isn’t always true, and an oversized HVAC system could actually result in some major problems down the line. What About an Undersized HVAC System? While it’s tempting to go with a smaller HVAC unit that draws less power, that might

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