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    Signs That Your Air Conditioning System Is In Need Of Repair

Signs That Your Air Conditioning System Is In Need Of Repair

With summer temperatures frequently topping 110°F, it’s no surprise that most Valley of the Sun residents rely on an air conditioning system to help them keep cool. These systems experience heavy usage and even with proper maintenance they can sometimes experience performance issues.
How To Diagnose Your AC
If you notice that your air conditioning system is showing signs of needing service or repair, it is important that you have it looked at by an expert. A simple glitch today can quickly develop into a more expensive problem if left unchecked.

Let’s take a look at five warning signs that [...]

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Why You Need a Second Opinion on AC Repairs

It’s always a good idea to get a second opinion on major home repairs, especially air conditioning repairs. At Howard Air, we believe that AC repairs should only be made when necessary. We do not insist on costly repairs when you don’t need them. We are available for a second opinion on any quote you may have from other companies. We also invite you to seek a second opinion on our recommendations.

Howard Air has served the Valley of the Sun for more than 30 years and we always present our valued customers with an honest estimate of AC repairs [...]

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Why You Shouldn’t Delay Your Heating Repair

It’s hard to think about cooler weather being on its way as we head into fall, but soon we’ll be feeling those chilly nights in the Phoenix area and racing to turn our heaters on. If you had problems with your heater last year and have been putting off any needed repairs, now is the best time to take care of it. Delaying a needed heating repair can be costly and jeopardize your family’s safety and comfort if your heater completely breaks down.
Heaters Do Not Magically Repair Themselves
Have you ever turned on your heater and heard a strange [...]

By |September 25th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Why You Shouldn’t Delay Your Heating Repair|
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    Know What to Look for in a Qualified, Trustworthy AC Technician

Know What to Look for in a Qualified, Trustworthy AC Technician

While the worst of the Arizona summer is finally over, there are still plenty of hot days left in the year. That fact means that your HVAC system has been through quite of an ordeal over the past three months and still has plenty of work to do. Now, is the time to get a post-season check-up on it to make sure that it continues to operate reliably and efficiently when next summer comes along.

Here are a few tips on how to find a qualified and trustworthy AC technician to help you accomplish this important task.
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New Federal Study Quantifies Efficiency Losses Due To Improper HVAC Installation​

New Federal Study Quantifies Efficiency Losses Due To Improper HVAC Installation​

October 15, 2014

ACCA, the nation’s largest association of indoor environmental systems professionals, announces the availability of a new report, which confirms that HVAC equipment requires a quality installation (QI) in order to perform at rated efficiency. The research, undertaken by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), found that substantial equipment efficiency is lost due to design and installation deficiencies. The NIST report presents faulty practices commonly-performed by contractors and details the resultant additional energy consumption.

The recently-published report is the culmination of a three-year [...]

By |October 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Is it time to repair or replace my air conditioner?

Is it time to repair or replace my air conditioner?


A/C pros say you should consider age and the frequency of repairs.

Date Published: May 16 2014

by Tom Moor

Angie’s List member Nancy Thomas says she’s had enough with her old air conditioner.

Thomas paid an HVAC technician to top off the refrigerant in 2012 and, when her A/C unit broke down again recently, she wondered if it was time to repair or replace it.

But after receiving quotes of $4,000 to replace the 15-year-old unit and $300 to $600 to repair it – which came with no guarantee – Thomas says her best option was to [...]

Hail and Storm Damage to your A/C?

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

by Travis Howard, published October 2010

The condenser coil and sometimes referred to as the outdoor coil releases heat to the outdoor air that it has removed from the home.  For heat pumps in the heating season, the coil picks up heat from the outdoor air and transfers it to the home.  This is performed by pulling air through the coil.

Coil fins that are struck by hail or other objects are bent and damaged reducing and changing the airflow.  This airflow reduction and change inhibits the ability to transfer heat from the house to the outdoor air.  [...]

4 Ways Bad Ducts Lead to Bad Indoor Air Quality




Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a big deal. It doesn’t get near as much attention as energy efficiency or green building programs, but it should be one of the highest priorities for anyone who lives in a home. It’s actually part of an even bigger deal called indoor environmental quality (IEQ), but I’m just going to focus on IAQ here as I show you four ways your ducts might be hurting your customers’ indoor air quality.
1. Leaky ducts pull in bad stuff and distribute it throughout the [...]

By |June 24th, 2014|Blog|1 Comment|

Things to Check Before Calling an A/C Repairman

Things to Check Before Calling the AC Repairman

by kittyasmith 6 Followers 

You Are Not Alone

Central Air Conditioning systems are one of those modern day conveniences that many find they just can’t live without. The thought of calling a repairman fills us with dread. 
Before I married my husband who is a Mechanical Contractor, I found myself in need of the AC wizard. My air conditioning was suddenly cranking out ice cubes and I could not get my thermometer above the Antarctic setting. Is there really such a thing as an air conditioner working too well? 
The first guy that [...]

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