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

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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What Benefits Does an Electric Furnace Bring?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Here in Carlsbad, CA, most homes use gas-fed furnaces to keep warm during the winter. We enjoy mild weather here on the coast, and gas-fed furnaces to the job with a minimum of fuss. But depending upon the circumstances, you may wish to trade in an older gas furnace for a similar model powered by electricity.

Gas furnaces use burners to heat the air, while electric models rely on heated coils powered by your home’s electrical grid. Every home is different of course and not every household can benefit from an electric furnace over a gas-fed one. If you’re in the market, however, it pays to at least give the advantages of electric heating a consideration.

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Trust UV Filters to Help You Stay Healthy

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Winters are usually pretty mild here in Carlsbad, CA, but we still get plenty of rain, and illnesses have a way of going through the roof. No one likes to miss work or lose a weekend because of the sniffles, and if you have a newborn infant, an elderly relative, or someone afflicted with a condition such as asthma, you want to do as much as you can to prevent that from happening.

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Why Is the Air Flow So Low in My Furnace?

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Most homes in the Carlsbad, CA area used forced-air furnaces to stay warm and comfortable in the winter. The system is easy to use and very efficient, matching our mild winter weather well. But like any other appliance, it can still run into trouble, and if you learn to spot the signs of a problem, you can summon help before the issue gets out of hand.

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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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Add a Humidifier to Your Home

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Winters are pretty mild here on the seashore, and with several weeks of warm weather still left in the summer season, you’re likely not thinking such about your heating system. But just as important as keeping warm this winter is making sure that moisture levels in your home don’t get too low. Dry air can be a big problem around here in the winter, as falling temperatures  and the salt of our sea air drop relative humidity levels to surprising lows. The good news is that there’s a solution: a whole-house humidifier, installed by professional technicians. Here’s how it works.

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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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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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Ways to Save on Your Monthly Electricity Bill

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Carlsbad, CA is blessed with a cool coastal climate, but we still live in Southern California, and that means you’re likely running your air conditioner every day just to keep your home comfortable. That can lead to some uncomfortably high electrical bills in the summer as your air conditioner works overtime to hold off the heat. You can cut into those bills without sacrificing your comfort levels simply by taking a few easy steps. Some of them you may be implementing already: turning off your air conditioner in the evening, for instance, and opening the house up when the weather is cooler. You can also take more formal steps to cut into those pesky monthly costs. We’ve included a few tips below.

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Beware of Seaside Corrosion in Your HVAC System

Monday, March 28th, 2016

We live in a charmed part of the country here in Carlsbad, CA, with the beaches just a few minutes away and the wonders of a seaside climate to make life sweet. But that wonderful atmosphere may contain some hidden costs for your heating and air conditioning system, which you would do well to keep in mind. Without regular maintenance, air conditioners and heaters could develop corrosion from the sea air, causing extensive damage and rendering your system all but useless. How does salt air corrode your system? We’ve provided a brief outline below.

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