Aspen Cooling & Heating, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

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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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 the lower your bills will be when compared with similar issues. But how do you measure a heater’s efficiency?

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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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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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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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Getting the Most Out of Ductless Air Conditioning

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Ductless air conditioning systems adopt a decentralized approach to keeping your Vista, CA home cool. While traditional centralized models cool the air in a single location, then blow it through the ducts into your home, ductless systems install smaller units throughout your home, each charged with cooling a single room or section. Besides eliminating the need for ducts, they let you set different temperatures for different parts of the house, as well as turning off the air in rooms you aren’t using and saving you a huge amount on monthly bills in the process. But in order to get the most out of your ductless air conditioning system, it pays to follow a few tips and tricks, some of which we’ve listed below.

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How Does Refrigerant Work in My AC?

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Air conditioners across Carlsbad, CA have been put on daily alert the last few months, as spring has turned to summer and temperatures go up. As a homeowner, you can benefit by understanding a bit about how that process works. It will leave you better able to respond when things go wrong and more likely to recognize the signs of a significant problem.

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