Howard Air's Air Conditioning Blog

How Much Does Duct Sealing Cost?

You may have thought about having the air ducts sealed in your Phoenix home or business, knowing it will save you money in the long run. Yet you worry: How much does duct sealing cost? How long will it take to recover your investment? [...]

Why is My Air Conditioner Fan Not Spinning?

Another Job for Howard Air
A hot Arizona day is hardly the right time to look outside and see your Phoenix home’s air conditioner fan not spinning. Inside, as your house slowly broils, you wonder what you should do. Many of our customers (seriously) [...]

HVAC Duct Design Basics: What You Should Know

Energy-efficient, comfortable HVAC design for your Phoenix home or business really begins with HVAC duct design basics. The ducts that professional HVAC technicians will run through the ceilings and walls of your building can be thought of as the veins and arteries of your ventilation [...]

How Does a Ductless Air Conditioner Work?

Technology harnesses the basic research of science to produce wondrous tools to make our lives better. One such technological innovation is ductless air conditioning. Largely replacing the bulky exterior and interior units of traditional central air conditioning, a mini-split system delivers plenty of cool, [...]

What is the Best Time to Buy an Air Conditioner?

Prepare for the Heat When it’s Cold Out
People often assume AC companies in Phoenix spend the winter months throwing pencils into the ceiling tiles in our offices. Although that may be true for some lesser contractors, this is not the case at Howard [...]

Ductless AC vs. Central Air: Which is Best?

Figuring Out Which to Choose
A central air conditioning system requires ductwork running throughout your Phoenix-area home, an exterior compressor and condenser plus an interior evaporator coil to cool your home. Ductless AC units, on the other hand, require only small holes in a [...]

How Often Should I Change My Air Filter?

Replacing Your Home’s Air Filter
After the installation and careful balancing of a new central air conditioning system, many of our customers ask us, “How often should I change the air filter?” No one answer fits every household, but in general you should change your [...]

What are the Different Types of Ductwork?

Some of our Phoenix readers may be surprised to learn about the different types of ductwork running inside their homes. Many folks have seen exposed, rectangular-profile metal ducts in businesses and assume those are the only type of ductwork in use. When paying an HVAC [...]

How to Tell if the Capacitor is Bad on Your AC Unit

Do you know how to tell if capacitor is bad on the AC unit of your home or business? Do you know how dangerous testing capacitors without proper training can be? At Howard Air we consider educating our customers an important part of our [...]

What is Involved in HVAC Preventative Maintenance?

Some Arizonans enjoy tinkering with their cars, but would hesitate to, say, rebuild their transmissions. They know not to cross a certain line. The same is true with Phoenicians’ homes.

Sure, you can change a door lock or rewire a lamp, but do-it-yourself HVAC [...]