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

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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Reasons to Install a Heat Pump

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

If you’re in the market for a new heater or air conditioner, there’s an alternative model to the traditional type of heaters you might want to consider. Heat pumps use the principles of air conditioning to provide heating and cooling power in a single unit, which provides a number of benefits and advantages. As you make your deliberations, you might want to think about what a system can offer you.

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Use Zone Control Systems to Control Heating and Cooling Costs

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Vista, CA contains a fair number of larger homes, and with the general lack of insulation here in Southern California, homes can be very inefficient to heat and cool sometimes. That means higher bills and increased strain on your system. Yet you couldn’t be blamed for wanting to find some way to improve your HVAC system’s efficiency instead of simply replacing it for another one. In these cases, we recommend the installation of a zone control system in your ducts. it costs much less than a replacement HVAC system, and can reap a huge number of benefits.

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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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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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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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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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Take Care of Your AC and It Will Take Care of You

Monday, June 20th, 2016

We’re used to depending on our air conditioners day in and day out, and even towns near the coast with mild weather like Vista, CA, we’ll need our systems on a daily basis when the temperatures start to rise. It’s a hug pain to have to deal with breakdowns when they occur, and over time, wear and tear can take their toll on the system as well: shortening its life and raising your monthly energy bills,  as well as increasing the frequency of a breakdown. But while you can’t completely stop that progress, you can slow it down a great deal: reducing the possibility of a breakdown to a minimum and extending the life of your air conditioner well beyond its warranty. It takes a little effort and needs to be applied over time, but by taking care of your AC, it will take care of you. Here’s a tip on how to do that.

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Installing and Maintaining a UV Air Purifier

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Here in Vista, CA, our sea air can result in germs and contaminants slipping into your home. There’s little you can do to stop it – germs travel through the air, which means they can enter your home every time you open a door or a window – but that doesn’t mean you have to give them an easy ride. A UV air purifier installed in your system makes the perfect weapon to combat them, and installing and maintaining a UV air purifier is one of our specialties. These devices use the power of ultraviolet light – harmless to humans and pets but lethal to germs – to render your home happier and healthier.

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