Air Classic Blog : Archive for September, 2015

The Importance of Cleaning or Changing Your Air Filter

Monday, September 28th, 2015

The filter of your air conditioning system does more than clean the air. The air filter blocks particles from ever entering into the central blower unit, which means debris cannot damage the system and force the parts to wear down faster. However, a dirty filter can have the opposite effect. Clogged air filters can lead to a number of repair needs within the system over time, which is why we recommend changing it every month. So how can something as simple as dirt cause so much damage?

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Is It the Right Time to Upgrade Your Air Conditioning System?

Monday, September 21st, 2015

After all of the heat waves we’ve been having lately, fall cannot get here any sooner. But while you are patiently awaiting the fall weather, you still need your air conditioner to operate properly for a little while longer. If your aging air conditioning system has begun to struggle, you should consider replacing it as soon as possible. While some homeowners wait until the system has broken down completely, this generally results in higher costs overall. Here are a few signs that your AC may finally be past its prime.

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Don’t Wait for Too Long to Schedule Air Conditioning Services

Monday, September 14th, 2015

If your air conditioner seems to be slowing down in performance or efficiency, you might be tempted to wait until next summer to schedule services. Besides, it’s only a small problem, and cooler weather is arriving soon, right? Of course, it’s difficult to tell without looking at your particular issue, but most cooling problems should be addressed ASAP, even at the end of summer. Here’s how a small problem can spiral out of control.

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The Benefits of Upgrading to a Programmable Thermostat

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Programmable thermostats have been around for decades, but not every home HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system currently has one in place. This is because it is not always necessary to upgrade the thermostat when you replace the AC or heating system, since all thermostats work in a similar manner. When the temperature surpasses the setting on the thermostat, it sends a signal to the HVAC system to begin its cycle.

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How Duct Testing Can Help Your Household

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

It’s a hot Southern California day, and your air conditioner just doesn’t seem to be giving you the output you want. Your first thought is that there is something wrong with a portion of your air conditioning system, or even that your older air conditioner needs replacement. But it’s quite possible that the problem has nothing to do with the mechanical and electrical components of the air conditioner. And you’ll need duct testing to find out.

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