Electronic Air Filters Make Your Home Cleaner

July 24th, 2017

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Dust and dirt are a part of life here in the high desert. To a certain extent, that’s unavoidable, especially during the summer when rainfall is nonexistent. It can make a terrible dilemma for keeping your house clean, however, and in many cases can create health issues in your family as well. HVAC systems have filters designed to strain out the dust in the air, and you can buy high-end filters that do a very good job. But even the most effective filter leaves air space where tiny particles can slip through, and all of them need periodic cleaning and replacing (a costly and troublesome chore). Continue Reading

How to Spot Damage in Your Ducts

July 10th, 2017

duct-work-repairMost air conditioning systems in Southern California are centralized systems, which cool the air in a single locale and then blow it through your home with a series of ducts. (The Los Angeles area consist largely of homes built after the advent for air conditioning, which means they accommodated the ductwork necessary for centralized air in most cases.) Continue Reading

What to Do When an Older AC Breaks Down

June 26th, 2017

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Summer is here, and while Southern California has enjoyed mild weather of late thanks to a period of June gloom, high temperatures are going to hit us harder than ever. If you have an older air conditioner, a breakdown or similar repair call can present quite a dilemma. Do you pay for repairs and keep the existing system running for another season or two? Or pay for a replacement rather than throwing good money after bad? Air conditioning is an absolutely necessity in the Southland, and you might save hundreds or even thousands of dollars in unnecessary costs by making the right call. Continue Reading

Why is Air Conditioning Maintenance So Important?

June 12th, 2017

air-conditioning-maintenanceJune gloom has been a fixture here in Southern California these past few weeks, and we haven’t needed our air conditioners as much as we might have expected. That makes now a perfect opportunity to schedule a maintenance session for your AC if you haven’t done so yet this year. Maintenance can be a huge boon for your system, especially with the heat of summer coming and our current mild temperatures a temporary reprieve at best. Continue Reading

Can Your Air Conditioner Perform More Effectively?

May 29th, 2017

air-conditioning-efficiencyThe high desert of California, and indeed all of Southern California, get exceedingly hot in the summer. Air conditioners aren’t just luxuries when the mercury hits triple digits, and you are probably accustomed to paying more for your air conditioner every month than you do during the cooler winter months. To a certain extent, this is unavoidable. The air conditioner is going to work harder on a 100-degree day than an 80-degree day after all. Continue Reading

Electronic Air Purifiers Cut Down on Dust

May 15th, 2017

electronic-air-purifierSummers are hot and dry in the Southland, and that means wind and dust along with the usual high temperatures. Allergy sufferers know all too well how miserable that can make them and with this summer promising more heat and dry temperatures, it looks to be another bad one for those interested in keeping dust and similar contaminants out of their home.

One excellent option for curtailing the spread of dust in your home is an electronic air purifier, which works in conjunction with your HVAC system to scrub the air in your home clean of contaminants. How does it work? Read on for the answers. Continue Reading

UV Air Purifiers Help Fight Spring Allergies

May 1st, 2017

UV-light-bulbWith spring comes a host of allergies and similar afflictions that can make life miserable for you or a member of your household. Pollen and mold sports become increasingly prevalent, and the increase in germs and bacteria can lead to terrible sinus problems. If you suffer from allergies, you’re probably well-stocked with medication, but there are additional ways to keep your home clean and free from the allergens that can plague you this time of year. UV air purifiers, in particular, make a great way to address biological contaminants in your home. Continue Reading

3 Benefits of Ductless Mini-Split Systems

April 17th, 2017

ductless-mini-splitIt’s still only April and already, Southern California has seen plenty of hot days. They’re going to get a lot hotter before they get any cooler, and if your air conditioner is on its last legs, now is the right time to get a new one installed, and if you don’t believe a centralized system does what you need it to, you might consider a ductless mini-split system as an alternative. Continue Reading

Signs You Need a New Air Conditioner

April 3rd, 2017

Winter rarely lasts long in Southern California, and chances are you’re already using your air conditioner regularly even though we’re just a few days into spring. That’s only going to get worse as the temperature keeps rising and another blazing summer pounces us in just a few weeks. If you have an older air conditioning system, now is the time to give it a good look and determine if you need a new one. Doing so before the summer starts gives you the time to schedule a replacement session conveniently instead of having to rush. More importantly, it will ensure that you don’t suffer a catastrophic breakdown caused by the strain of running in the middle of a heat wave, and can rest easy knowing that a new system is covered and ready to go. Continue Reading

Could You Benefit from a Geothermal System?

March 20th, 2017

The high desert of California experience all manner of temperature extremes. Winter nights can be exceedingly cold while summer days often spike well above 100 degrees. The cost of heating and cooling your home in such an environment can be overwhelming, especially if you own a larger home. There are many options available to you, but depending upon your circumstances, you may want to look into the possibilities of a geothermal system. It could save you a great deal of money in the long run. Continue Reading