Aspen Cooling & Heating, Inc. Blog : Archive for June, 2016

What Is an Energy Recovery Ventilator?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Summers in Escondido, CA are actually a lot milder than they might be elsewhere in Southern California. Life on the coast can be that way, which is why so many of us choose to live here. But you’ll still need your air conditioner to work as it should every day, and when the winter comes those nights can be quite chilly to boot. Keeping your HVAC systems running isn’t usually a problem. The problem comes with the costs involved. Monthly bills can eat your household budget alive, and they seem to get a little high every year.

The solution may be an energy recovery ventilator, or ERV, installed in your home’s attic. Now is the ideal time to do so, with summer just getting started and the taste of our first real heat wave in the background? What is an energy recovery ventilator and how does it work? Here’s a quick breakdown.

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Take Care of Your AC and It Will Take Care of You

Monday, June 20th, 2016

We’re used to depending on our air conditioners day in and day out, and even towns near the coast with mild weather like Vista, CA, we’ll need our systems on a daily basis when the temperatures start to rise. It’s a hug pain to have to deal with breakdowns when they occur, and over time, wear and tear can take their toll on the system as well: shortening its life and raising your monthly energy bills,  as well as increasing the frequency of a breakdown. But while you can’t completely stop that progress, you can slow it down a great deal: reducing the possibility of a breakdown to a minimum and extending the life of your air conditioner well beyond its warranty. It takes a little effort and needs to be applied over time, but by taking care of your AC, it will take care of you. Here’s a tip on how to do that.

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Don’t Just Take the Cheapest Bid!

Monday, June 13th, 2016

If you’re taking bids on contract work here in Carlsbad, CA, you want a commercial HVAC service provider that can be a strong asset to your team. The bottom line is very important with any serious commercial construction, and time is always at a premium. That often means scanning the list of bids, looking for the lowest dollar value, and automatically going with that service. It’s a fast and easy solution… though it can also be a big mistake.  There’s far more to quality installation than just the price range, and paying less now could turn into big (and expensive) headaches down the road. Price should always be a factor in your decision, but there are other things you need to think about as well, and that means taking a good look at the companies making bids. Among the factors you should look for are:

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Upgrades to Help Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Air conditioning season is upon us here in Oceanside, CA, and while our cool coastal breeze helps keep the worst of it in check, you’re still going to need to run your air conditioner on a regular basis. That can add up to a serious air conditioning bill if you’re not careful. But how can you keep those bills low while still enjoying the comfortable indoor air you expect? The answer is easier than you think: a quality upgrade for your existing system that can improve its performance and allow you to cut into those high summer bills. Here’s a quick breakdown of options for you.

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