California Indoor Comfort Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

AC Repairs: Fast Action Is Always Best

Monday, April 30th, 2018

hello-summerWe know, we know. Summer hasn’t even hit yet, we’re really still just coming out of the chillier time of the year, and you haven’t even really put much demand on the old AC yet. So why are we talking about repairing your air conditioning system already? Because, if you start to notice any signs of trouble, especially this early in the season, you have got a real issue on your hands. We know that everyone’s busy, but you should never put your air AC repairs in Madera, CA on the back burner.

Prompt, professional air conditioning repair is always going to be in the best interest of your air conditioner and your comfort. While not every problem that you may encounter with your air conditioning system is going to be a true emergency, the fact is that more serious problems likely are not that far off. This is especially true in a climate like ours, where your air conditioner is going to be doing a lot of heavy lifting throughout the long cooling season.

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AC Installation: Proper Sizing Matters

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

AC-topviewAre you ready to bring a new level of comfort into your home before the air conditioning season really gets underway? Then remember that you are going to want to schedule your air conditioning installation in Fresno, CA with qualified, experienced professionals. The last thing that you want is to waste good money on a great air conditioner, only to have it offer up a subpar performance due to a botched installation. You won’t have to worry about that when you schedule service with us, though.

Now, what too many homeowners fail to realize is the fact that a successful installation begins before the actual installation is installed. You must first do your research and ask plenty of questions to guarantee that you are choosing a system that is right for your home. You must also know for certain that your air conditioner is properly sized for your home, though. An improperly sized air conditioner is going to have consequences that will resonate over the system’s entire lifespan.

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How Airflow Resistance Affects Your AC

Monday, March 19th, 2018

man-with-air-filterWhen you need your air conditioner, you don’t really want to have to think about it. You want to adjust the temperature at your thermostat to your desired setting, and you want your air conditioner to achieve and maintain that temperature throughout your home for as long as you desire. Unfortunately, the fact is that you are still dealing with a mechanical system when it comes to your AC. That means that problems are going to arise from time to time.

While there is no way in which to completely eliminate the risk of the problems developing with your air conditioner, you don’t need to be actively increasing the likelihood of running into such problems, either.  That is actually precisely what you are doing, though, when you fail to change your air filter as needed. Failure to do so results in increased airflow resistance in your system, and over time that can lead to the need for air conditioning repair in Fresno, CA.

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Is Your Ductwork Causing Problems?

Monday, February 5th, 2018

ductHere in California, heat pumps and central air conditioning systems are extremely common, as is the furnace. Do you know what these three HVAC systems have in common? They are all forced air systems, meaning that they all use air ducts in their operation. Do you know what that means? There are certain problems that such systems may encounter which may be caused by compromised ductwork. Do you know why that’s a problem? Well, just how much of your ductwork can you really see?

The answer is most likely “not much,” and that is the way that homeowners like it. After all, air ducts are not exactly ideal for interior decorating. The fact that so much of your ductwork is hidden from view, however, means that your ducts may be damaged or otherwise compromised without your knowledge. Because leaky ducts can be such a problem, it is important that you know some common signs of trouble to look out for.

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Choosing Your HVAC Company

Monday, October 16th, 2017

thumbs-upWhen dealing with your home comfort systems, it is vitally important that you hire trained, qualified professionals to handle the installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance that those systems need. Of course, a quick internet search — or glance through the phonebook, if you still prefer! — will show that there are a whole lot of contractors out there vying for your business. So how do you go about choosing an HVAC company that you know that you can trust to do the job right?

We have some helpful suggestions that should allow you to choose your HVAC contractor with the confidence in your decision that you deserve — and no, we are not just going to tell you to call us. That would be a valid answer if you are truly looking for an HVAC company that you can trust, but we digress. For now, keep the following information in mind when conducting your search. Remember too that we can answer any questions that you may have as you look for your new HVAC company in Clovis, CA.

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Air Conditioning Repairs: What’s That Sound?

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

AC-techniciansWhile certain areas of the company are bracing for colder weather, we’ve still got plenty of time to run our air conditioners ahead of us. Just because cooler temperatures may be on the horizon is no reason to ignore the signs that your air conditioner is in trouble. No matter how late in the season it may be, prompt air conditioning repairs in Selma, CA are always in your best interest.

Of course, taking prompt action in the event of air conditioning problems does necessitate that you are able to recognize the signs of trouble early on. While keeping an eye out for signs of trouble is important, so too is keeping your ears open – so important, in fact, that it is the topic of this blog post! Read on to learn about some of the noises your AC may make when operating under duress. 

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AC Tune-Ups: A Job for Professionals

Monday, September 4th, 2017

AC-technician-outdoorsHere in California, our air conditioning systems see a lot of use throughout the summer season — and that season can really drag on sometimes. All of that use naturally leads to considerable wear and tear on your air conditioning system. Now, this in and of itself is not a problem. What is a problem, however, is failing to schedule a routine air conditioning tune-up in Fresno, CA each and every year.

When you overlook the maintenance services that your air conditioner needs, you are opening up your system to a world of otherwise avoidable problems. Another mistake that homeowners may make is thinking that they can handle their air conditioning maintenance on their own. No offense intended to those homeowners with a strong DIY ethic, but the fact is that an AC tune-up is simply a job for trained professionals. Here’s why.

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Is My AC Leaking Refrigerant?

Monday, August 21st, 2017

service-timeThe short answer? Hopefully not. A refrigerant leak is not necessarily going to render your air conditioner non-functional — at least not immediately — but it can do very real damage to your system given the opportunity. Unfortunately, that opportunity is often given due to the simple fact that many homeowners fail to realize that their system is indeed leaking refrigerant. That is why we want to give you some tips that can help you to recognize that your air conditioner in Kerman, CA has a refrigerant leak.

We cannot stress enough how important it is that you have any refrigerant leak in your air conditioning system resolved as soon as possible. While a complete breakdown not be an immediate concern, refrigerant leaks have many other symptoms that are quite detrimental to your comfort and the overall condition of your system. Read on, and let us know if you suspect that you have a problem of any kind with your home cooling system.

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What’s Up with This Ice on My AC?

Monday, July 24th, 2017

question-markThere are a lot of different problems that may develop with your air conditioning system. Some have very obvious symptoms. If you notice that your air conditioner is making way more noise than usual, for instance, of if your system is blowing warm air, then you will probably recognize this as being indicative of a problem. Other issues, however, have symptoms that can throw homeowners for a loop. The development of ice on an air conditioning system is one such symptom.

You could be forgiven for failing to recognize that ice on an air conditioner is actually a sign of potentially serious trouble. After all, the air conditioner is there to cool things down. The fact is, however, that there is a world of difference between what an air conditioner should do and what a freezer does. If you notice that you have ice on your air conditioner in Clovis, CA, then you should definitely have the source of the problem identified as soon as possible. 

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Why Is My AC Leaking Water?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

outdoor-AC-unitYou’re shuffling around in your home, trying to free up some storage space, and all of a sudden you step in a puddle. We haven’t had any heavy rains lately, though, and you’ve noticed no signs of trouble with your plumbing system. Upon further investigation, you realize that the source of the water is actually your air conditioner. That can’t be right, you think — my air conditioner doesn’t use any water in its operation! What’s going on?

Well, you are right about the fact that your air conditioner does not use water in its operation. This does not mean, however, that there is not water coming from the system and pooling around it. Confused? Understandable, but that’s what we’re here for. Let us help to shed some light on the reasons why your  AC may seem to be leaking water.

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