3 Signs Your AC is on the Verge of a Breakdown

August 27, 2013

During the summer, it is only natural that you run your air conditioner almost non-stop. It has been quite a hot season, especially here in the Vegas valley which means your only option for truly keeping cool is through a powerful air conditioning system. However, when an appliance has such a big responsibility, it’s only natural that it can and often will run into problems. There are certain signs that your air conditioner is on the verge of a breakdown that you should take very seriously. The AC Is Taking Longer to Cool

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Top Ways to Extend the Life of Your Home Air Conditioner

August 20, 2013

Having an air conditioner is a great way to make sure that your home remains cool and comfortable, even on the hottest and most sweltering days of the year in Las Vegas. At the same time, however, it is important for homeowners to realize that air conditioning units are machines; if not properly cared for, they will break down and need repair or replacement from time to time. Any homeowner knows that the cost of replacing or repairing an air conditioning unit can be very expensive, which is why it is important to do everything possible to extend the life

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3 Dangerous Consequences of Neglecting Your Air Conditioner

August 15, 2013

If you’ve ever experienced an unexpected breakdown of your air conditioning system, you know what a disruption it can bring to your everyday life. However, there are potential dangers to these breakdowns that may be acting as a safety feature that is rarely mentioned. Most people rely on their air conditioner to get them through the hot summer months, which is just one of the reasons it’s so important to have an HVAC maintenance plan with skilled professionals so that they can identify issues before they occur. Your air conditioner is a complex piece of machinery, and

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The Health Hazards of a Heat Wave

July 31, 2013

Avoid Illness… When temperatures soar for several days, people may begin to feel dizzy, weak or lethargic… overall uncomfortable. A heatwave is a dangerous weather condition that requires safety measures to prevent serious health issues especially for elderly individuals and those with medical conditions. Understanding the health hazards from extreme heat is vital for preventing life-threatening situations. Trying to stay cool with circulating fans, cold showers or air conditioning is highly recommended to avoid a heat stroke or even worse, death. Individuals without access to climate-controlled devices should seek shelter from relatives, friends or public shelters and

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Are Your Programmable Thermostat Settings Correct?

June 25, 2013

Ensuring Proper Refrigerant Charge Incorrect refrigerant levels can lower efficiency by 5-20 percent and can ultimately cause premature component failure, resulting in costly repairs. Programmable Thermostat Settings Setting – Time – Setpoint Temp [heat] – Setpoint Temp [Cool] Wake – 6am – 78F Day – 8am – Setback min 8F – Setup min 7F Evening – 6pm – 78F Sleep – 10pm – Setback min 8F – Setup Min 4F What You Can do Now! Take care of your Air Conditioning and Heating Systems and

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When Do I Need to Replace My HVAC System?

June 18, 2013

As the summer months approach, checking on your HVAC’s air conditioning system is a must! To replace your HVAC system, it helps to be aware of the signs. The signs your HVAC system needs to be replaced Likewise with your boiler and furnace when winter comes and a warm, cozy household is desired. There is nothing worse than waiting for a heatwave to let your HVAC kick in, only to find it isn’t working! The following signs and signals should give you a reference guide to let you know if perhaps

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Why Doesn’t My A/C Unit Make My Home Cool Enough?

August 8, 2012

There are several reasons as to why a seemingly fine air conditioning unit may not be properly functioning to keep you cool enough. In many cases, your air conditioning unit may be too small to perform the required functions for your home. This is particularly true if the total square foot area of your home is greater than the unit’s capacity to cool properly. Add to that would be the specific areas in which you’re trying cool: For example, cooking area, a busy living room, sleeping quarters, laundry space, even areas where the sun beats down for

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