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Customer Question: “What’s the Difference between SEER and EER?”

Monday, May 1st, 2017

question-markWhen you start the quest to have a new air conditioning system installed in your home (and right now is a good time to have it done; we’re coming up on the hot days of summer) you’ll encounter numerous numbers and stats. It can all be a bit confusing. You probably already know that BTUs has something to do with how much cooling an air conditioner can put out. The higher the BTUs, the more cooling power the AC has. Technically, BTUs are a measure of how much heat the AC can remove from the air—but the effect is the same as far your comfort is concerned.

But what about the two efficiency ratings you find on the list of an air conditioner’s stats, SEER and EER? You might know that the higher these numbers, the more energy efficient the air conditioner is. But what’s the difference between the two numbers? Why the extra “S” on SEER? What does it mean, and is it important?

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‘Tis the Season… to Shut Down Your Furnace (Southern California, After All!)

Monday, February 20th, 2017

large-furnaceWe experienced a colder beginning of the year than is usual for Southern California—although many other parts of the country would laugh at what we consider “cold”! If your household is one of the many that uses a natural gas furnace for warmth during the winter, you probably got some serious use from it during January and early February.

But Southern California warms up fast and warms up early. We’re almost to that point of the year when the air conditioning system kicks in and then stays on, while the furnace naps until November.

But you shouldn’t simply stop using the furnace and call it a day. (Or a summer.) A natural gas furnace requires a few steps to properly shut down at the end of cold weather. This will help it stay in good shape and keep your house safe.

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Join Our Maintenance Club and Prepare for the Change of Seasons!

Monday, September 5th, 2016

We’re now moving into the fall. That may not sound like it’s a major event in Southern California because of our mild winters. However, we recommend that you never ignore regular bi-annual maintenance appointments for your HVAC system, and the fall is one of the best times to arrange for the second annual appointment. When you sign up for our Maintenance Club, you’ll receive the regular service your heating and cooling system need each year to run at their best.iStock_000007963165Small

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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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Mistakes of Poor Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, May 30th, 2016

photo 3If you’re looking to have a new AC system installed in your house to prepare for this summer, whether it’s a replacement for an aging system or the first system for a new home, you’ll want to make sure that you call on licensed and experienced technicians for the job.

There are many reasons to rely only on professionals when it comes to installation. One is that air conditioning technology advances every year, and it’s the job of professionals to keep up with the exciting new developments that are making cooling systems better than ever. Amateurs may still practice out-of-date techniques that can lead to an air conditioner that doesn’t work efficiently or effectively.

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Need Heating Repairs? Call Us Today for Extra Savings!

Monday, January 4th, 2016

IMG_9457We’re experiencing our first bout of cooler weather for the winter here in the Greater Los Angeles Area. This may not seem like it’s too cold to people who live in places like the Midwest or New England, but it’s still cold enough that we need to have heating systems running to keep our homes comfortable. If your heater starts to show signs that it isn’t handling its job properly, you should pick up the phone and call our technicians as soon as possible. And here’s an extra incentive to have that repair done now: we’re offering $20 off any heating (or AC) repair.

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