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

Capacitor Problems in an AC Unit

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Air conditioners have it a little easier here in Oceanside, CA than they do in other parts of Southern California, There’s benefits to having the Pacific as a next-door neighbor, and that includes cooler temperatures at the height of summer. Having said that, the high salt content of our air can create other issues with your system, mostly related to wear and tear. In particular, the capacitors in our air conditioners can wear out more quickly in some cases, which can result in big problems for your system.

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3 Important Qualities in a Commercial HVAC Service

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

In a town like Escondido, CA, business owners and commercial property managers need to keep a close eye on their HVAC system. When a commercial air conditioner goes down, it can have a devastating impact on your business. Customers will leave in droves, employee productivity will drop as they struggle to work in an uncomfortable environment, and you might even damage computers and other key pieces of equipment. A good commercial HVAC service can take care of the problem for you, but how can you tell which services are the real deal and which ones won’t quite cut it? Here are 3 important qualities to look for.

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Planning for the Off-Season with Your Air Conditioner

Monday, August 15th, 2016

We’re entering the final stages of summer, and luckily for us, Vista, CA and other nearby towns tend to cool off more quickly than other Southern California cities. But a summer or regular use can take its toll on your air conditioner, and it pays to prepare for anything you might need in the off-season now. That can not only help get your system ready for next year, but ensure that the wear and tear of this one doesn’t adversely affect your system. Here’s a few tips on planning for the off-season.

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How to Keep Your Home Cool When Your AC Breaks Down

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Air conditioners aren’t supposed to break down, and with proper maintenance and an eye for potential problems, you can keep such issues to a minimum. But no system is perfect and sooner or later every air conditioner will break down. If it does and you don’t expect it, you’re going to need to keep cool while you wait for a repair service to arrive. The good news is that we live in Oceanside, CA, and our coastal breezes mean you can often stay comfortable for a few hours. But we have our share of heat waves too, and if your AC breaks down in the middle of one, it could get ugly. Here’s a few quick steps to help keep your home cool in the event of an air conditioning breakdown.

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Simple Steps to Lower Your AC Bills

Monday, August 1st, 2016

We live in Oceanside, CA and are usually spared the worst ravages of summer heat since we’re right next door to the Pacific. That said, there are always ways for you to lower your AC bills, and with monthly costs spiking every summer, you could cut into your bills severely with a few common-sense steps around the home. Some of them involve simple installations while¬†others are simply an alteration to behavior. But all of them can make a big difference as far as your air conditioning costs go.

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