HVAC FAQ: How Does a Heat Pump Work?

Monday, October 30th, 2017

man-keeping-warmLiving in California means that your air conditioner sees more time on the playing field than your home heating system does. It does not mean, however, that your heater is not as important as your AC. The fact is that, regardless of usage time, both systems play a vital role in helping to ensure your comfort throughout the year. You don’t want to live uncomfortably in the winter just because it doesn’t get that cold. Even so, you may think that a designated heating system is overkill.

That is where the heat pump comes into play. By operating in both heating and cooling modes, the heat pump offers an elegant solution to the homeowner looking to simplify his or her year-round comfort. Even with temperatures dipping into the 30’s at night, a heat pump is an ideal solution for efficient heating in this part of the country — and can keep you cool all summer, too. Consider this information, and schedule your heat pump services with our Visalia, CA HVAC pros.

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Do Solar Panels Require Maintenance?

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

solar-panelsMany savvy homeowners today are using solar panels in Fresno, CA. There are some very obvious benefits to be had in doing so. Solar energy is clean. It is sustainable and renewable, with the sun rising each and every morning. It saves homeowners money while also reducing their carbon footprint.

As is the case with any “alternative” technologies — though solar is becoming more and more normal these days — some people have their holdups when it comes to solar energy. Will a solar energy system produce enough energy? What kind of maintenance am I looking at? We’ve got the answers that you need to help determine if going solar is right for you.

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What Causes an AC to Short Cycle?

Monday, October 16th, 2017

man-air-filterNo rest for the wicked, they say, but the same could apply to our air conditioners here in California. Now, the idea of a hot and sunny climate year round is one that those of us living here in California know to be a falsehood. We do have pretty mild winters, though, and our air conditioners have a lot of work to do during our long, hot summer seasons. That is why any sign of trouble with your home cooling system should definitely be taken seriously.

If your air conditioner is short cycling — meaning that it is starting up, but running only briefly before shutting back down — then you very well may need professional air conditioning repair in Fresno, CA. However, it is also possible that there is a very simple solution to the problem. In today’s post, we are going to fill you in on what could be behind your air conditioner’s atypical operation. Short cycling can cause serious problems, so keep this info in mind.

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Are your AC Coils Dirty?

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

evaporator-coilHopefully not, because this seemingly minor detail in the grand scheme of things can lead to some very serious issues with your system. The coils in your air conditioner may not be components that are very familiar with, but if they are dirty then they will definitely let you know about it. Keeping these coils clean is something that some homeowners may feel comfortable doing themselves. Having them professionally cleaned, though, particularly as part of your annual AC maintenance regimen, is really the way to go.

In today’s post, we are going to talk about what these coils do, why it’s so important, and how the accumulation of grime and debris on them will negatively affect your system and your comfort – not to mention your budget. Read on, and remember that we’re here to handle any air conditioning services that you may need. From basic coil cleanings to thorough maintenance and repairs, our team does it all.

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