March 15, 2013

Pre-Summer Air Conditioning Maintenance

When the sun shines and the weather warms up, it is nice to get the first few glimpses of the coming summer. It’s also a good reminder to do some maintenance checks on your air conditioning system to ensure that it’s ready to go when things really start to heat up in your town. Here are a three things you can do to ensure that your system is working properly....

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March 7, 2013

Size Matters with HVAC

Proper sizing of your HVAC equipment is crucial to the performance and efficiency of the system. Bigger isn’t always better. It is essential for the HVAC contractor or technician to correctly size the unit to meet the needs of the cooling and heating load. If the unit is too large, then it will lead to reduced cycle times, which leads to reduced efficiency. Reduced efficiency leads to higher operating costs...

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March 1, 2013

When it’s Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner

In some ways, your Air Conditioning System is the heart of your home. It’s in charge of circulating air throughout the house and regulates your comfort levels. However, depending on how often it’s used, it may need replacing about every 15 years. Here are some signs to look for when assessing you system and considering replacement. Frequency of repairs. If you have to have the unit serviced or repaired more...

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February 20, 2013

5 Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill

According to the federal government’s Energy Star heating and cooling guide, the typical home produces twice the greenhouse gas emissions than the average car. This is, in large part, due to the use of heating and air conditioning in the home. To save both energy and money, here are five things you can do to help the environment and your wallet at the same time. 1)    Set Your Thermostat. Setting...

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February 14, 2013

Tips for Keeping your Heater and Air Conditioning Running Efficiently

Statistically, nearly half of every energy bill goes into heating and cooling. This is why it’s important to make wise and informed decisions regarding heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Here are three steps you can take to make your system more efficient to add to your comfort and subtract from your energy bill. Seal your heating and cooling ducts: Countless energy is wasted by forced air and heat...

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February 7, 2013

3 Tips For Keeping a Warm Home in February

February is one of the coldest months in California. With the cold usually comes an increase in the use of your heating system. Here are a few tips to save some energy (and money) while staying warm. 1) Move the furniture away from heating vents. This will keep the heat from getting trapped in one place and will allow it to permeate throughout the house a lot quicker. This also...

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April 12, 2012

Air Conditioning Efficiency Tip #2 From Your Orange County Comfort Specialists

Your A/C Unit Needs A Bath! Don’t wait until your air conditioner looks like this one.  By then the  damage may have already been done.  A dirty condenser will lead to a blown fan motor and will eventually cause your compressor to fail, which is the most expensive HVAC repair you could ever face! Before that happens, if your A/C is not kept clean, your energy bill will increase and...

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January 19, 2012

Tips for maximum Efficiency and Comfort

Are you getting the most for your comfort dollar? Whether your comfort system is old or new, in a new or old home, in an apartment of single-family home, there are many little things you can do to optimize it’s efficiency and mimimize your utility bills.  They’re all definitely worth the small amount of time and expense they take, because in the long run, they’ll save you money. Outside the...

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