Should You Repair or Replace Your Tucson Air Conditioners?

July 13, 2012

With the excessive heat that we have been experiencing across Arizona this summer, residents and businesses have been getting a lot of use out of their Marana air conditioning systems. To the dismay of many, their systems may be experiencing problems or seems to be having a hard time keeping up. While this is common in excessive heat, how can you be sure if your system needs repair, or if it is time to replace your system altogether? The first thing you should do it to call a reputable Oro Valley AC specialist to come out and check out your system. If you don’t already have a company you can trust, ask friends for recommendations. Finding a company that will be honest with you, and has the knowledge to accurate diagnose the problem is essential. This could mean the difference between paying a small repair fee and paying thousands of dollars for a new system. Consider the following when determining whether to repair or replace your air conditioning system: How old is your system? If your system is 10-15 years old, it may be time to replace it. As time passes, your system may lose efficiency which can affect its...

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Air Conditioning Installation Tucson

July 12, 2012

The cooling season is finally upon us. In the very near future, you will find yourself relying on your air conditioner to keep you comfortable in your own home. If you are considering a new Tucson air conditioning installation, there are a number of important things to take into consideration. While you may first be thinking of brand name and price, these considerations go much further. When choosing an air conditioning system for your home or office, it is a good idea to consider the following: What is the SEER? The Season Energy Efficiency Ratio determines the efficiency with which an air conditioner uses energy to cool your space. The higher the ratio, the more energy efficient the air conditioner is. In 2006, the U.S. government established that all newly manufactured systems must have a SEER of at least 131. This is important for not only preserving energy, but also in saving you money on costly energy expenses. Size/cooling Capacity The size of the air conditioner that is appropriate will vary depending on the size of your home. This will ultimately determine the cooling capacity of your air conditioner, which is measured in British Thermal Units (BTU). If an air...

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Air Cleaner Efficiency

July 11, 2012

Are you suffering from seasonal allergy symptoms? With this spring estimated to be possibly the worst allergy season on record1, you may already be doing research on air purifiers to find relief in your home. These systems circulate air, removing harmful irritants through a filter, and recirculating clean air back into your home. While you may have seen portable units for sale at your local retailer, your Marana air conditioning company can provide you with the installation of a whole home air cleaner, which works on a much larger scale. When considering an air cleaner it is important to research not only the types of systems available, but also the efficiency with which they can remove allergens from the air and deliver purified air to your vents. The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) has developed testing procedures and efficiency ratings to help describe a system’s ability to remove particles of varying sizes from the air as well as the rate at which clean air is circulated back into your home. Known as the Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR), filters are given three efficiency values; one for tobacco smoke, pollen, and dust2. The higher the combined value, the faster (and...

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Tucson Indoor Air Quality Services Provide Relief for Allergy Sufferers

July 10, 2012

This winter has been an interesting one, with warmer than usual temperatures and below average precipitation. Lately, reports have been emerging regarding this mild, dry weather and its effect on allergy sufferers in Marana. With conditions ideal for high pollen counts, many living in Southern Arizona are suffering from itchy eyes and throat, runny nose, and sneezing. What many people may not realize is that when they open windows and doors, pollinated air comes into the home, becomes trapped, and is recirculated, leaving them susceptible to unclean air in their own home. Fortunately, your Sahuarita heating and cooling company has the knowledge and products to provide you with a solution that will allow you to breathe easier in your home. ACS HVAC offers a number of indoor air quality services to residents in Tucson, including portable and whole home air purifiers and air cleaners. When air is circulated through the filter in the cleaner or purifier, the allergens are removed, and clean air is pushed back into the home. Typically, a good purifier can remove 99% of irritants from the air, leaving allergy and asthma sufferers with much-needed relief. Whole home purifiers connect to the furnace to ensure that clean...

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Tucson Home Service Maintenance

July 9, 2012

If your home or business has central air, it is a good idea to get your Green Valley air conditioning unit checked out by a certified technician before the peak season. Preventative maintenance is necessary in ensuring that your system will function properly throughout the year. With the mild temperatures of Southern Arizona, your Tucson heating system is probably not getting much use this winter. This does not mean that you should forgo maintenance. With spring and summer just around the corner, now is an ideal time to call a trusted HVAC company to conduct preventative maintenance on your unit. By simply placing a call to ACS Air Conditioning Service, one of our trained professional will come to your home or place of business to clean and inspect your unit. While not every system is the same, necessary maintenance will be conducted on all indoor and outdoor units to ensure their proper functionality, and to correct any wear and tear before it becomes a major problem. This may include checking the fan, checking for leaks, removing debris such as dust and leaves, and changing air filters. In the event that a problem arises, ACS offers services for AC repair Oro...

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Tips for Reducing Tucson Heating & Cooling Bills

June 5, 2012

With summer set to officially begin in a few days, there’s no doubt that your Marana air conditioning has been in use for quite some time already. Unfortunately, summer cooling functions can leave your utility bills higher than during the rest of the year. In an effort to help our customers save money during this costly time of year, we’ve compiled a list of some great money saving tips to help you cut back on energy consumption, and ultimately save money! Regular A/C Tune-ups- Did you know that your heating and air system can lose up to 5% of its efficiency each year that it goes without maintenance? Your local Pima Foothills heating and cooling expert can provide routine maintenance services, thoroughly inspecting and cleaning your system, to ensure its efficiency and prime operation throughout the summer. When your system runs optimally and uses less energy, your utilities bill will decrease as a result! DIY Upkeep- While you should never attempt to perform maintenance tasks on your own, you can still maintain your system for best results. This includes checking your air filters monthly, and changing them as you see fit. You should also continually clear away debris and overgrown...

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