Air Conditioners

How to Reset an Air Conditioner

Air conditioners are a blessing on a hot Arizona summer day. Hopefully, you have had routine AC maintenance performed so that you are ready for the season. The last thing you need is for your cooling system to go out when you need it most. However, if you have an issue, you can always try a bit of AC troubleshooting to get it back to work, keeping you cool. A reset may be in order if your AC is not blowing cold air, AC is off but the fan keeps blowing, or has stopped working altogether. This simple process may …

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HVAC Tips for the Summer

With the arrival of summer, everyone is looking forward to spending lots of time in the great outdoors. Summertime outings to go hiking, camping, fishing or whatever else you enjoy are always something to look forward to, and chores like lawn mowing, gardening or other yard work can really work you into a sweat. As the temperatures climb, you’ll also be looking forward to stepping back into the cool comfort of your home when the day is done.  Arizona temperatures during the summer months can be real scorchers. You’ll use your HVAC system more as the humidity and temperatures rise. …

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8 Common AC Problems and Solutions

At some point, many of us will find that we need to look into common AC problems and solutions. If your air conditioner isn’t working correctly on a hot Arizona summer day, it’s usually quickly apparent. It is helpful to understand the most common AC problems. Once you understand common AC issues, you can take quick action to prevent them from escalating to complete system failure.  Let’s take a look at the ten most common AC problems and solutions: AC Running Constantly In the heat of summer, your air conditioner will run more than usual. Still, it should not run …

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7 Types of Energy Efficient AC Units of 2022

With rising energy costs and environmental concerns related to fossil fuel usage, many homeowners are looking to find the most energy efficient AC unit on the market. If you are among those seeking an energy efficient AC, you’ll first want to familiarize yourself with some standard terminology: The Energy Efficient Ratio (EER) measures the operation effectiveness of a cooling system. A rating of at least 12 is considered good. The Combined Energy Efficiency Ratio (CEER) is the standard used specifically for window units by the Department of Energy. It takes both the energy required during use and the energy used …

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What is a good temperature to set your thermostat in the summer

What is a Good Temperature to Set Your Thermostat at in the Summer?

One thing we can all agree on is that an Arizona summer gets pretty hot. Opinions are far more varied when it comes to the best temperature to set your thermostat at in the summer. Though everyone has certain preferences, we’ll attempt to address some of the considerations when discussing recommended thermostat settings for summer. Outside Temperature According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the recommended thermostat setting for summer days while you are at home is 78 degrees Fahrenheit. The reason for this is that the closer you stay to the outside temperature, the less it costs to cool …

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