Aspen Cooling & Heating, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Beware of Corroding AC Parts

Monday, April 17th, 2017

One of the benefits to living on the shore here in Southern California is the pleasant temperatures we enjoy all year. That helps save a great deal on heating and cooling expenses, especially when you consider how hot it can get just a few miles inland. As lovely as that sea air is, however, it comes with a price: the high salt content can increase corrosion on parts of your air conditioner. If left unchecked, it can cause a great deal of damage to your system. The good news is that trained technicians can repair and replace components damaged by corrosion and even help prevent it from forming in the first place. That will help your system last longer and do its job for less.

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Improve Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency This Spring

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

The weather stays fairly mild near the coast, but in Escondido and other cities further inland, our hilly landscape can make for some warm days during the summer. You’ll likely use your air conditioner a great deal in the coming months, which invariably means higher energy bills. But just because you have to pay more to run your air conditioner during the hot summer months doesn’t mean you should pay more than is necessary. By improving your air conditioner’s efficiency this spring, you can pay dividends with lower energy bills once the temperature starts to rise.

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Beware of Buying HVAC Equipment Online

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Air_Conditioning_Air_Conditioner_Repairing_Cold_Temperature_Work_Tool_Examining-meEvery prudent homeowner is interested in saving money, and we’re always looking for ways to accomplish what we need for our homes without spending more than we have to. It’s an admirable policy, but be careful that it doesn’t turn around and bite you.

In the interest of saving money, many people invest in products or services that don’t give good value, which ends up costing you more in the long run than spending a little extra to make sure the job is done right in the first place.

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Get Your Home Ready for Summer

Monday, March 6th, 2017

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Summers in Carlsbad, CA are much milder than they are further inland. The California coast gives us mild breezes and dampers the triple-digit temperatures that afflict much of the state during the hot summer months. And yet we still need to be ready for it. We’re very early in the season – it’s still officially winter, after all – but the mercury has already begun to rise, and before long we’ll be heading off to our sparkling beaches and opening our homes up to catch those warm summer breezes.

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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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Schedule an Upgrade for Your Air Conditioner

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Summers are never quite as hot here in Vista, CA as they are in other parts of Southern California, and with fall weather on its way, you will soon be able to turn your air conditioners off for another season. That makes it an ideal time to consider any repairs, maintenance or upgrades to your system. An upgrade is an addition or expansion to your existing air conditioner that doesn’t involve any wholesale replacements, but which can help improve efficiency as well as extending the overall life of your system in some cases, and invariably providing additional benefits as well. Here’s a quick list of examples for you to consider.

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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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