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Strange Smells from the AC? Here Are Some of the Possibilities

Monday, September 10th, 2018

HVACkidNobody wants a smelly appliance in their house. But a smelly air conditioner… that’s not something people expect to happen. But it does! You may notice odd smells wafting from the room vents in your house when you have your air conditioning system running. These smells can indicate simple, innocuous problems. Or they could indicate a need for Los Angeles, CA air conditioning repair on the double. We’ll go over some of the more common bad AC odors, what they may mean, and what to do about them.

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Never Let Those AC Repairs Linger at the End of the Year

Monday, November 6th, 2017

air-conditioner-unit-being-repairedWow, it’s finally cooled down here in Southern California. There was a week there in October when the temperatures were rising above 100°F. We hope your air conditioner was able to keep your home cooled down during this rough pre-Halloween heat wave—and if you did have troubles, we hoped you contacted us to have them fixed.

If you’ve noticed that your AC was having some problems during the recent heat, but it continued to run, you still need to have the system looked at to see what needs to be fixed. Don’t hesitate to schedule air conditioning repair in Van Nuys, CA or elsewhere in our service area at the end of the year. There are some good reasons why you never want these problems to linger over to the next calendar year, even though you don’t think there will be another heat wave coming up in November and December.

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AC Troubles: Could It Be Damaged Ductwork?

Monday, July 24th, 2017

ducts-in-atticOne of the reasons it’s essential that you rely on HVAC professionals when it comes to repairs for your air conditioning system in Sherman Oaks, CA is that there are many possible causes behind each symptom of an AC malfunction. It’s similar to when a person develops a fever: there are different illnesses that can trigger the body’s temperature to rise—and if it’s a serious problem, you only want a medical professional to diagnose it. So when your AC has a serious problem, you only want an HVAC professional technician with the right certification to diagnose it, and then fix it.

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It’s Already the Right Time for AC Maintenance!

Monday, February 6th, 2017

air-conditioning-unitsSouthern California just passed through a patch of rainy and cold days, but now the sun is out again and temperatures are climbing. It won’t be long before we start into the steady warm period, followed by the hot summer.

Right now, when there are still a few cooler days (and maybe some rain) ahead, is the best time to arrange for your annual air conditioning maintenance visit from one of our experienced HVAC technicians. We recommend that all our customers sign up for our HVAC maintenance program, which also includes service in the fall for your heater.

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Why Your Air Conditioning System Keeps Tripping the Circuit Breaker

Monday, September 12th, 2016

IMG_2442We’re both an HVAC and electrical contractor, which places us in a special position to understand the electrical workings of air conditioning systems. The majority of malfunctions that can affect an AC are electrical in nature, and you can rely on our team to get to the bottom of your cooling system’s problems and solve them fast.

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Why Are Some Rooms in My House Cool and Others Hot?

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

duct-sealIf you have a central air conditioning system for your home, you expect it to spread cooling evenly through your home. That’s what a central AC is designed for, after all. But what if you notice that some rooms are much hotter than others? This uneven cooling is often a warning sign that the air conditioner is struggling to do its job. But that’s not the only possibility. We’ll take a look at what might be behind the mystery “hot spots” in your home this summer.

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Troubleshooting a Broken Air Conditioning System

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

P1010608We understand that one of the biggest household emergencies you might face during a hot Southern California summer is a cooling system that just won’t cool. Whether your air conditioner is only sending out room temperature air or it won’t turn on at all, you’ll want to have the problem remedied as soon as possible. Often this means making a call to AC repair professionals like the ones on our team.

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Why Is There Water Dripping from My Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

photo 4If you listen to your air conditioning system while it’s running, you’ll occasionally hear the sound of water dripping inside it. The AC doesn’t use water to cool down the air, but water moisture is a byproduct of the heat exchange process that moves thermal energy from inside your home to the outside. But you should never actually see water dripping out of the indoor unit, or find water pooling around it. If you do, it means there’s a malfunction, and it needs to be repaired—not only for the air conditioner’s sake, but to prevent water damage and stop a rise in humidity.

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Why Would You Need to Replace a Capacitor in an Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

IMG_7205Around 85% of the repairs that air conditioners may need during the summer season are for their electrical systems… and the parts that need to be replaced most frequently are the capacitors. We’ll take a closer look at air conditioner capacitors and why you may need to have one replaced.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Inefficient? This Might Be the Reason…

Monday, April 25th, 2016

air-conditioner-diagnosisAs temperatures continue to rise here in sunny Southern California, air conditioning systems are going to be doing more and more work. You can expect your electrical bill to go up during the summer because of the AC, but you should also make sure that your bills don’t rise too much. Compare what you’re paying now to what you were paying at this time last year. Is the difference surprising? If it is, than it’s probably because the air conditioner is losing energy efficiency. Below are some of the possible reasons for this decline:

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