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Air Conditioning Actually Makes Phoenix Hotter

To say Phoenix, Arizona is “hot” is like saying rain is wet. If you’ve ever lived here or visited, you know that the “dry heat” argument holds little weight when it’s 115 degrees in the shade. But what might not be so obvious to natives is the fact that Phoenix air conditioning units actually make the city hotter.

Learn the science behind this sweat-inducing Catch-22 and how to cool your home using less energy.

How Air Conditioning Raises Outside Temperatures

The excess heat emitted from the city’s collective air conditioning units actually increases nighttime temperatures as high as 2.7 degrees according [...]

By |June 29th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Air Conditioning Actually Makes Phoenix Hotter|

7 Ways to Save On Air Conditioning Running Costs

For several scorching days in June, the Valley of the Sun has some of the highest temperatures on record anywhere in the world. Weather experts note that this is likely due to atmospheric trends which will also raise temperatures across the country.

As the temperatures rise, so will your AC bill, but there are some ways you can save money on AC. Use these simple tips!

Tips On How to Save Money On A/C

#1 Plants
Plants and trees are a great way to keep the sun’s light and heat from ever entering your home. Plant more shrubs and trees around your [...]

By |June 22nd, 2016|Blog, Central Air Conditioning, HVAC|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Save On Air Conditioning Running Costs|
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    Sonoran Palms Apartment Complex in Mesa Left without A/C & Water

Sonoran Palms Apartment Complex in Mesa Left without A/C & Water

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You know the relief that comes with opening your front door and stepping into a temperature-controlled home? We all take it for granted from time to time. A recent water and air conditioning outage at a local Mesa apartment complex was a hot, dry reminder for dozens of area residents that without water and air conditioning, life is a lot less pleasant.

Sonoran Palms Apartments

The residents at Sonoran Palms apartments have lost essential services before, and the laundry list of regular functions limited by the outage is very, very long. Residents were unable to brush their teeth, take [...]

By |June 14th, 2016|AC Maintnance, AC Repair, News|Comments Off on Sonoran Palms Apartment Complex in Mesa Left without A/C & Water|

Save Energy and Money on AC Bills This Summer

Air Conditioning Summer Tips
They say that time is money, but sometimes it’s the things that fill the time – such as your air conditioner running – that cost you money. You can’t live without your AC in the summer in Phoenix, but you might be able to make running it a little more cost-effective with these tips.

Use a programmable thermostat. Probably the number one recommended tip for saving energy and reducing cost is to install (and use!) a programmable thermostat. This allows you to set higher temperatures depending on the time of day: higher during the day when [...]

By |June 1st, 2016|AC Maintnance|Comments Off on Save Energy and Money on AC Bills This Summer|

AC Repair vs. Replacement

Should I Repair My Air Conditioner Or Buy a New One?
When summer comes, bringing the blistering heat with it, your home is your personal safe haven against the heat, and that’s all thanks to your AC unit. That makes it a big problem when the unit breaks down, especially because it brings up the pressing question of repair, or replacement. Which is the most cost-effective solution?

There’s a lot more than just money factoring into the answer to that question. Here’s what you need to consider.

Age and type of the unit
Maintenance
Efficiency of the unit
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By |May 27th, 2016|AC Diagnosis, AC Installation, AC Repair|Comments Off on AC Repair vs. Replacement|

Air Conditioning Repair Troubleshooting

AC Repair Troubleshooting Tips For Summer
As the weather warms up, it’s time for homeowners across the nation to start preparing their air conditioning units to get them ready for the coming heat waves. Unfortunately, many home owners are disappointed to find that their AC units are not functioning properly after the long winter months. There are a few simple steps you can take to troubleshoot your air conditioning unit before you call for the repairman.

Check for Power – Due to the high power draw of most air conditioning units, they are typically protected by several fuses and breakers to [...]

By |May 26th, 2016|AC Diagnosis, AC Repair, Heat Load Analysis|Comments Off on Air Conditioning Repair Troubleshooting|

How to Repair Central Air Conditioners

DIY or Professional Central Air Conditioner Repair?
If you’ve owned a home for several years, chances are you’ve had the dreaded AC breakdown, and chances are even better that it was during the sweltering heat of summer. Handling air conditioner repairs is a job for a professional – we don’t advise that even seasoned do-it-yourselfers do more than basic cleaning and maintenance on central air conditioners.

Your central air conditioner has two units, the condenser and the evaporator. Your condenser is sitting outside, on top of a concrete slab. Inside your home, usually in the attic is your evaporator.

 

Let’s look at some of [...]

By |May 25th, 2016|AC Repair, Central Air Conditioning|Comments Off on How to Repair Central Air Conditioners|
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    Construction Boom Pushes HVAC Market to 7% CAGR Growth Through 2020

Construction Boom Pushes HVAC Market to 7% CAGR Growth Through 2020

Based on a recent study by ReportsnReports, the HVAC industry is expected to grow globally by nearly 7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2016 and 2020. A number of factors have led to this boost in demand for HVAC products and services for both residential and commercial applications, including industrialization efforts and a turn toward energy-efficient systems. 

At the end of 2015, the Asia Pacific region held 51% of the HVAC market share. Looking forward to 2020, it is expected that this trend will continue, with China retaining its lead spot as a country with high demand for new construction [...]

By |April 27th, 2016|Blog, HVAC|Comments Off on Construction Boom Pushes HVAC Market to 7% CAGR Growth Through 2020|
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    How Predictive Maintenance Will Change the Future for HVAC Technicians

How Predictive Maintenance Will Change the Future for HVAC Technicians

Predictive HVAC Maintenance
Taking care of HVAC equipment requires a great knowledge of the tools of the trade as well as the myriad machines that keep homes and businesses cool or warm, depending on the season. Many people underestimate how much knowledge is required by the average technician who gives your HVAC system a tune-up.

While skilled technicians that understand real world problems will never go away, predictive maintenance is the wave of the future. Keep reading to learn more about predictive maintenance and how it will change everything for technicians and consumers.
Faster Service
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By |April 20th, 2016|AC Diagnosis, AC Repair, HVAC|Comments Off on How Predictive Maintenance Will Change the Future for HVAC Technicians|
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    Technologies That Are Changing the Face of the HVAC Industry

Technologies That Are Changing the Face of the HVAC Industry

New technologies in the HVAC industry are making heating and cooling of homes more efficient than ever. Today, HVAC systems have the ability to communicate between the indoors and the outdoors, reducing heat loss and helping to maximize the dehumidifying process. These new technologies allow HVAC systems to run more quietly and makes them easier to program.
Smartphone Technologies
Many of the new changes are actually in the HVAC components and the systems’ controls, but a number of these new changes are in external technologies. So-called “Smart Homes” are becoming more and more commonplace as Smartphone capabilities continue to [...]

By |April 12th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Technologies That Are Changing the Face of the HVAC Industry|