Do You Need Climate Control in Your Garage?

September 24, 2019

A garage is generally much warmer in the summer and much cooler in the winter than the rest of the house. However, whether you choose to add climate control features depends largely on what you use the garage for. Do You Spend Time in the Garage? It is not uncommon for homeowners to convert a garage into a gym, home office or additional living space. If you use your garage for these or other purposes, it may be worth ensuring that it stays at a consistent temperature throughout the year. Calling in Monrovia can make it possible to have a heating or cooling system installed in your garage. A professional can also maintain or repair an existing system if necessary. Don’t Risk Losing Important Documents or Family Heirlooms If you use your garage to store family photos, important documents or anything else that could be damaged by high levels of heat and humidity, a climate control system may be necessary. In addition to keeping the temperature in the room constant throughout the year, it can also remove moisture from the air. This can prevent mold or mildew from growing on cardboard boxes, paper, and other organic materials. Lower humidity levels…...

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Understanding Air Conditioning Systems

September 4, 2019

If you own an air conditioning system, you’re likely familiar with the wonders it can do for your comfort, health, and home. There are several types of air conditioning systems available for residential use today. Room air conditioners cool small areas, central air conditioning systems work for the entire home, and ductless systems combine the best of both types of systems into a compact unit. The following items are components of air conditioning systems: Blower Condenser Compressor Evaporator Fan Other components of an air conditioning system include the thermostat, which allows you to control the temperature of your home. The air filter removes allergens and other pollutants from being circulated throughout your indoor space. A Basic Overview of How the System Cools Your Home Without getting into significant detail regarding the individual roles of each component of your air conditioning system, the overall concept is simple to understand. The hot air is replaced by treated air that has been cooled with a chemical known as refrigerant. The refrigerant moves over the air in the AC to cast the heat out. Through a series of condenser coils within the AC unit, it continues the process over and over until the desired…...

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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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