3 Reasons to Get Professional HVAC Help

August 20, 2019

You most likely don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your HVAC unit. It’s most likely because it does its job so well. If, however, it was to stop working efficiently, you definitely will be spending a lot of time thinking about your unit and fixing it. Trusting a professional HVAC company with your unit can help ensure that it continues to perform well for many years to come. There are a few other reasons you’ll want to call a professional company in the San Gabriel Valley area to take care of your unit. 1. Avoid Major Repairs Down the Road Hiring a professional HVAC company to perform routine maintenance on your unit at least once a year can help prevent major repairs from being necessary. When an experienced technician works on your unit, they help ensure that it is operating properly. Routine maintenance can help prevent your unit from breaking down because an experienced technician will also be able to identify any potential issues with your equipment and alert you to them. You can then discuss the best course of action to prevent those smaller issues from turning into huge repairs down the road. 2. Save Money You…...

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Tips to Conserve Energy at Home

August 6, 2019

We use a lot of electricity in our daily lives, and that’s not always a good thing. By making a few small changes, you can lower your monthly utility bills while also reducing your impact on our planet. Here are a few tips on how to conserve energy at home. Make Sure Windows and Doors Are Sealed If your windows and doors are not properly sealed, much of the cool or warm air produced by your HVAC system will escape outside. Likewise, the air from outside will get into your home. This will cause your system to work harder to maintain your desired interior temperature. Check your windows and doors for leaks and reseal them as necessary. This will keep the warm or cool air in your house and let your system operate while using less energy. Air-Dry Your Laundry Running the dryer each time you wash a load of laundry consumes a lot of energy. Consider hang-drying some of your items. On a warm and sunny day, your items will dry in no time. If the weather or other circumstances prevent you from being able to hang your laundry outside, you can also purchase drying racks to use inside…...

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How to Know When Your Air Conditioner Should Be Replaced

July 10, 2019

Determining whether to replace your air conditioner will depend on several factors. However, it usually comes down to the age of your unit. The following signs can help you tell if your cooling system needs to be replaced. Constant Mechanical Problems and Repairs If you notice that you are getting your AC unit repaired more and more frequently, this could be because the system is getting older and is in need of replacement. Air conditioning equipment has a life expectancy. Once you have had a cooling system for 10 years or more, parts will begin to fail. They’ll also cost more to replace because the unit is older. It is relatively unusual for an AC unit to last longer than 15 years. Expensive Summer Cooling Bills Your AC unit might be growing gradually less efficient and costing you more money to cool down your home in the summer heat. Due to normal wear and tear, equipment will have to work harder to move cool air around, and this is especially true if that equipment is older. You should pay attention to the SEER rating of your unit. SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio. A more modern AC will require…...

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Benefits of Financing Your Cooling System

July 1, 2019

Air conditioning units can cost thousands of dollars for you to purchase and install. While that may represent a good use of your money, it may not always be practical for you to pay all at once. Therefore, it may be in your best interest to consider financing options. Don’t Deplete Your Savings Ideally, you will have enough funds in your savings account to last you in the event of a financial emergency occurs. While replacing your air conditioner may be necessary, it shouldn’t come at the expense of your short-term financial situation. At in the San Gabriel Valley, we offer a variety of financing options to help you pay for an air conditioner in a manner that best fits your budget. We can also install your new air conditioner and provide ongoing service as needed. You Might Not Have to Pay No Interest Financing When you apply for a credit card, it may be possible to receive an introductory rate of zero percent for up to 18 months or longer. Therefore, you can pay for your purchase over time without having to worry about paying interest to a lender. If you can’t pay for the purchase before the introductory…...

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Easy Ways to Lower Your Summer Cooling Bills

June 26, 2019

The heat of summer in this region goes hand in hand with higher energy bills, but you shouldn’t have to pay a small fortune to stay cool. Fortunately, there are ways you can cut down on your utility bills without needing to power down your AC. The technicians at in Monrovia are experts on energy efficiency. Try our recommendations for lowering your summer cooling costs. Set the Thermostat There’s nothing wrong with firing up the AC when you’re at home to enjoy it, but you probably don’t want to pay the extra expense to keep an empty house cool. By using a programmable thermostat, you can set your AC to run at times when you and your family are home and then raise the temperature when you all leave for the day. Draw the Shades Curtains provide us with shade and privacy, but many homeowners don’t realize that curtains also have the power to lower their cooling expenses. When you draw your shades during the day, they block sunlight from entering your home. Less sunlight means a lower internal air temperature, which in turn, means your AC isn’t working as hard to cool down the house. Schedule an AC Tune-Up…...

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What’s the Difference Between HVAC and AC?

June 1, 2019

In the air conditioning industry, the term HVAC is often used instead of AC. HVAC refers to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, whereas AC simply refers to air conditioning. AC is generally used when referring to systems that are designed to cool the air in your home. Window units and central AC are standard systems that are widely used. HVAC can include heat pumps and gas furnaces as well as air conditioning units. This means HVAC deals with both heating and cooling. Companies will use the terms interchangeably because many AC repair services deal with both heating and cooling solutions. HVAC also covers ventilation and ductwork. Air Conditioners There are two basic air conditioner types that are widely used: window units and central AC. Window units tend to cool single rooms and are less powerful than central AC. Central AC can cool an entire house and be designed to regulate the cooled air in different ways. Air conditioners can be used in conjunction with furnaces to maintain heat in winter and cooling in summer. Heat Pumps A full HVAC system will include central heating. One of the most common central heating solutions in the heat pump. Heat pumps provide both…...

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Will Closing Vents Reduce Energy Costs?

May 22, 2019

We live in a time when it really pays to be energy-conscious. You may be like a lot of people who turn off lights and even close the air returns in rooms that aren’t being used. Closing registers is a common practice among many homeowners because it seems intuitive, but does it really work? Do You Have a Zoned System? Here at , a leading heating and air conditioning company in Monrovia, we normally recommend against closing vents. There is an exception to our advice, however, which is a zoned duct, multistage system with a variable-speed ECM blower. While these are becoming more common, they aren’t commonplace, and you’d likely know if you have one. A Matter of Pressure The reason why closing vents won’t work for most of us and can even be detrimental is a matter of pressure. Home comfort systems are balanced based on an expected pressure level. In other words, your blower is chosen and calibrated to push against a certain resistance. When you close a register, the pressure difference increases and your blower will then work harder than intended. A similar effect occurs when you don’t change your air filters and the system has to…...

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How to Choose an HVAC Repair Company

May 2, 2019

Whether you need to have an HVAC component repaired or replaced, it is important that the job is done right the first time. To increase the chances that the job is done properly the first time, you should know what to look for in a quality HVAC repair company. Here are a few tips to help you find the best company to fit your needs and budget. The Technicians Have All Been Trained Properly Ideally, the technician who performs repair or other HVAC work at your home has been NATE certified. At a minimum, he or she should have an understanding of how air conditioning and heating systems work and how to complete a project in a timely manner. At in Monrovia, CA, our NATE-certified technicians can repair, install or perform routine maintenance on HVAC components from most brands. Does An HVAC Company Have Connections With a Major Brand? If a major company is willing to endorse your HVAC service provider, there is a good chance that you can trust that service provider as well. Being a factory authorized dealer means that whoever is installing or maintaining your equipment has a complete understanding of how it works. Quality HVAC Companies…...

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How to Maintain Excellent Indoor Air Quality

April 18, 2019

Did you know that the air inside your home is often more polluted than the air outdoors? The EPA warns that the average American spends 90 percent of his or her time in an indoor environment where the concentration of pollutants is as much as five times higher than in the air outside. What are the steps that you can take to achieve great indoor air quality? Ensure Proper Ventilation At , we emphasize proper ventilation to all our customers. If you can open windows and doors to let some fresh air in during fine weather, that’s a great start. However, you won’t always be able to do that, and modern homes are sealed rather tightly. Consequently, you need to be careful about what you bring into your home, how you clean the premises and how well your air handling equipment functions. Your heating and cooling system should be properly maintained and routinely inspected. Vacuum Often When dealing with poor indoor air quality, dust is a leading culprit because it contains pollutants that are released slowly. The professionals from recommend dusting with microfiber and vacuuming often, preferably with a HEPA filter. You should also schedule duct cleaning in order to…...

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The Importance of Changing AC Filters

April 8, 2019

Air conditioning is a modern convenience that many of us in southern California would have a hard time living without. In order for your AC to keep working properly, it does need a little bit of attention. The filter is one of the most important, and one of the simplest, things that you can address. What a Clogged Air Filter Can Do You may be trying to remember the last time you changed your air filter. If this is the case, then it may have dust and dirt on it. When that debris gets caked on, the air has trouble moving through the filter. This can cause your AC to work harder than it has to. Over time, your motor might burn out, or your system could overheat. A clogged air filter can also reduce the system’s ability to keep allergens out of the home. If the AC is blowing around the air with dust, pollen, and other particulates, then anyone who’s sensitive may experience symptoms. The Results of a New Air Filter When you use clean air filters in your AC, you may: Improve the indoor air quality Extend the lifespan of your cooling system Prevent major problems from…...

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