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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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Coastal Cities Have Options for Dehumidifying the Air

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Weather_Seasons_Outdoors_iStock_000013156211_XXXLarge-meWe have unique geography here in northern San Diego County, which can have a huge impact on your home’s comfort levels. For example, temperatures tend to be warm in inland cities like Escondido than in cities along the coast like Oceanside and Carlsbad. The hills and valleys in our local landscape help perpetrate that, which helps explain why Escondido residents rely on air conditioning far more than Oceanside residents do. For those living on the coast, air conditioners often serve as dehumidifiers by default — working to get moisture out of the air more than controlling the temperature. That works, but if you’re looking to take moisture out of the air, there a more effective way to do it:

For those living on the coast, air conditioners often serve as dehumidifiers by default — working to get moisture out of the air more than controlling the temperature. That works, but if you’re looking to take moisture out of the air, there a more effective way to do it: a whole-house dehumidifier.

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Steps in Selecting a New Heater

Monday, January 9th, 2017

If your heating system is on its last legs, you might want to start thinking about a replacement system now. Normally, one shouldn’t consider such an operation until the spring, when your Oceanside, CA home won’t have need of a new heating system and you can schedule the operation at leisure. But now is an excellent time to start considering your options, and in the event your aging heater can’t last those final few months, you may need to move quickly to install a new one.

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Prepare Your HVAC System for a Spring Home Sale

Monday, December 26th, 2016

We don’t normally think about home sales until the spring. The holidays and our rainy weather combine to make the winter a poor time for selling a house. But the warm spring weather of Vista, CA makes a selling point in and of itself, and while your home might not go on the market until then, that doesn’t mean you can wait until the last minute to get things as ship-shape as possible.

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Electronic Air Purifiers Help Your Heating System

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Here in Oceanside, CA, many homes are just firing up their heating systems for the first time after many months of lack of use. That can lead to dust and dirt building up inside the system, which you can often spot by the distinct smell when you turn the system on. Dust and dirt are serious problems for furnaces in our part of the world. They can cause friction in moving components, clog burners to prevent them from functioning and stop up filters to lower the flow or air through your ducts.

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How to Change an Air Filter in Your Heater

Monday, November 14th, 2016

The air filter in your heating system is designed to catch dust and debris before they can coat key components in your system, as well as lowering the amount of dust in your air as it circulates. Here in Oceanside, CA, that’s an important consideration, since it improves the quality of life that comes from living on the coast. But filters nee to be changed periodically once they become clogged. The exact frequency depends on use, but every 2-3 months is common and maybe more often if you have sensitive family members or a large household that sees a lot of use. (At the minimum, it should take place at the beginning and end of heating season.) Changing the filter itself is fairly easy, and involves the following steps.

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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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What are the Advantages of a Heat Pump?

Monday, September 26th, 2016

We often stress the benefits of heat pump technology to our customers here in Oceanside, CA, and we believe firmly that they can benefit many homes in the area. We’re Californians, which means long summers and short winters, but our position here on the coast makes those winters a bit cooler than they might be further inland. A good heating system is necessary, but it still takes a back seat to air conditioning most of the time.

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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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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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