How Do You Know If It’s Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner

September 18, 2013

Staying cool in the Las Vegas summer heat is something that we tend to take for granted until your air conditioner goes out. This could happen anytime night or day or on the weekend when no one is available to work on it. Knowing when to replace your air conditioner will help you keep your cool and avoid having to make that emergency air conditioner replacement call. The first question to ask is… does the unit still Keep Your Home Cool? Adding refrigerant to your air conditioner if it is not cooling your house

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Quick Detection and Repair of Refrigerant Leaks

September 17, 2013

During the hot months of the Vegas summer and fall, air conditioners are wearing down. For frequent and long stretches of time, these units quietly work in the background providing the building or home with the cool air the occupants need and desire. Subtle signs start to manifest themselves that something is amiss with the unit. The cycles last longer. A slight rise in noise and perhaps an alternating drone announces its presence. These are a few of the signs that the AC may have a refrigerant leak. Refrigerant is a vital component in an air conditioner.

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How To Choose The Best HVAC Contractor

September 10, 2013

If you need HVAC work done at your home or business, whether for air conditioning, heating or any other project, you will want to ensure that you find a contractor who can do the job right. While the sheer amount of contractors available in Las Vegas can oftentimes make this process difficult for some people, you can make the process a lot more easy and successful by keeping a few basic things in mind. The first thing to look for in an HVAC contractor that you can trust is that they have a proven history of successful

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Why an Air Conditioning Tune-Up is a Good Idea

September 3, 2013

Everyone enjoys walking into a nice, cool air-conditioned home after being out on a hot summer day. For those of us living here in Las Vegas, this is doubly true. We saw temperatures hit a record high of 117 degrees just this past June. This means your air conditioner has been working extra hard to keep you comfortable. So, why wouldn’t you want to do everything you can to keep it running at peak performance? There is a multitude of benefits that come from getting regular yearly tune-ups for your air conditioning unit. First

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Troubleshooting a Noisy Air Conditioner

August 28, 2013

Does your air conditioner seem to be much louder than it was when you first purchased it? There are many reasons why your air conditioner may be making loud noises and you should never ignore them. While some noises are perfectly normal, others can mean that your unit needs professional repairs. First of all, troubleshooting a noisy air conditioner requires that you are aware of what noises are normal and what is not. This way, you will be able to tell the HVAC technician what the problem is. Listen to your AC carefully for a bit of

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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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