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

Ductless Heating and Cooling May Be Right for You

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Fall is a very good time of year to look into replacing your heating and cooling system. Oceanside, CA benefits from mild temperatures year round thanks to our proximity to the sea, but you still need a reliable heating and cooling system to keep your house comfortable. And not every house can rely on traditional central air, either because it can’t support the system of ducts required or because it simply isn’t practical for the specific needs of the building. In those circumstances, we strongly recommend installing a ductless heating and air conditioning system. Why? Here’s a breakdown of how it works, to show you some of the benefits it provides.

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How Do I Measure a Heater’s Efficiency?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Escondido, CA is a very warm town and even the winters are quite mild here in San Diego County. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need a reliable heater to keep you home warm, and if you’re in the market for a new one, you need to keep an eye on the system’s efficiency. The higher the efficiency, the┬áthe lower your bills will be when compared with similar issues. But how do you measure a heater’s efficiency?

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Check Your Heater Now for Possible Problems

Monday, October 17th, 2016

One of the advantages to living in coastal towns like Vista, CA is that winter comes very late in the year. But while temperatures tend to be warmer here than elsewhere in the country, we still need our heating systems to do their jobs in the face of cooler weather. Nothing can be more disconcerting than to suffer an unexpected breakdown right when a cold front moves in, and while cold temperatures rarely threaten life and limb around here, they can certainly make your home an uncomfortable place to be.

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Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with a Heat Recovery Ventilator

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Winters are pretty mild here in Vista, CA, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want your home to function as effectively as possible. With fall officially here, you may wish to look into ways that you can improve your home’s energy efficiency, with a new upgrade to your HVAC system and perhaps something more extensive as well. We often recommend installing a heat recovery ventilator (or an energy recovery ventilator if you want to take advantage of the technology in the summer as well as the winter), and now is an excellent time to do so while the weather is still warm. Here’s a quick rundown on how it works.

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Now Is a Great Time for a WiFi Thermostat

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Thermostats are designed to last a long time, and if yours has lasted more than ten years, congratulations! You’ve gotten a great deal of value out of your fixture, and barring misadventure, you will likely be able to keep using it for many years to come. There’s only one downside to that equation: the more time that passes without replacing your thermostat, the more new features you may be missing out on. These days, many thermostats possess WiFi capabilities, which bring with them all kinds of advantages.

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