For Lighter Energy Bills, Consider Lowering Your Cooling Load

December 28, 2020

Americans spend billions of dollars in energy every year to power their air conditioners. Even in the Phoenix Valley area, however, you can lighten the load on your energy bills by lowering the cooling load in your home. Cooling load is a term used to describe how much cooled air your air conditioner must produce to keep your home cool during Arizona’s long, hot summer. The best way to control energy bills, therefore, is to keep the cooling load as low as possible. In general, this process involves ways to keep heat out. Here’s

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Manual J: Does Your Technician Know It Inside Out?

December 28, 2020

Every time you have a new heating or cooling system installed in your home, you should make sure that your technician doesn’t make a single move until he or she performs a Manual J heating load calculation. Without one, it’s nearly impossible to select the right-sized HVAC equipment for your home. And if your equipment isn’t the right size, you’ll likely end up with a system that can’t perform, which will result in high energy bills and poor home comfort, not to mention a low return on your investment. But with a Manual J

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How do I know if I am dealing with a reputable AC company? – Just Look at Wolff Mechanical

December 28, 2020

Choose a Phoenix HVAC company that is NATE certified, employs experienced technicians, and carries all of the necessary tools. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Wolff Mechanical, Inc. is a full service residential and commercial contractor that performs AC and heating repairs and installations throughout the valley. Because there are so many AC companies in the valley, it may seem hard to know if you are dealing with a reputable company or not. Wolff Mechanical has been servicing the entire Phoenix valley area since the year 1990. With over twenty-one years of experience under their belt, valley-wide customers know they

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Signs That It’s Time For Air Conditioning Service

December 28, 2020

During our hot Arizona summers, air conditioning is a feature in your home that you may take for granted. After all, you use it all the time, just like you use your tap water and your electric lights. Keep an eye on your air conditioning, though. If you take care of it, then it will take care of you. It’s important to know when you need to seek out air conditioning service. If you wait too long, repairs can get expensive and you may even have to go without central air for a time. To avoid those problems,

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What sized air conditioner do I need?

December 28, 2020

By Timothy Theele Air conditioners come in many different sizes, whether they are window air conditioners or central air conditioners. These units should be sized to cool the area of your home you’re trying to cool with the most efficiency. So how do you do that? Well, by measuring the area of the area to be cooled, you’ll have a pretty good idea what size air conditioner is for you. To calculate this, simply multiply the length times the width of the room or area to be cooled. Then, as a practical number, multiply that

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Repair Or Replace My A/C? Telltale Clues

December 28, 2020

While the rest of the country is packing up their air conditioners, Phoenix and Scottsdale residents still have months of warm weather ahead. Still, your air conditioner made it through the hottest part of the summer — how did it do? It’s not always easy to tell when to throw in the towel, but if you’ve been wondering, “When do I repair or replace my A/C?” then these telltale clues should be useful for you. Aging system: If you’ve had your trusty air conditioner for more than 10 years, it’s time

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Common A/C Problems To Watch For

December 28, 2020

High temperatures in central Arizona can take their toll on your air conditioning system. As durable and highly efficient as an A/C unit may be, it is still vulnerable to a few issues, some of which may lead to bigger problems if they remain unfixed. Learn to watch out for these common A/C problems: Leaks One of the most common A/C problems is a leaking refrigerant. This usually occurs gradually, usually over a few months. You will notice a gradual decrease in the ability of the A/C system to cool a room and some ice

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Solar Heating And Cooling: Let Phoenix’s Abundant Sunshine Power Your HVAC System More Efficiently

December 28, 2020

The Valley of the Sun earned this name for a good reason — and it’s one of the best places to employ solar heating and cooling for your home. Not only do we have sunshine day after day, the intensity of it is high. New HVAC technology allows you to harvest some of that sunshine to power your heat pump, which cuts your electric bill substantially.  A new product that combines rooftop solar panels with tubing that heats the refrigerant for the heat pump reduces the amount of work the heat pump’s compressor has to do, lowering

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5 Energy-Savings Tips That Will Also Help Your Pocketbook

December 28, 2020

Did you know that by saving energy you are not only saving the environment, you are also saving money on your energy bills? This makes doing what you can to cut down on the energy usage in your central Arizona home a no-brainer. Here are five ways that you can benefit from energy savings: Repair your ductwork – Any damage found in your ductwork is most likely causing conditioned air to leak. This means that your heating and cooling systems are working more than they should to get warm and cool air

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Choosing An Air Purification System? Look For These 4 Factors

December 28, 2020

An air-purification system can greatly improve the indoor air quality of your home — if you choose the right one. If you’ve ever tried to research air-purification equipment, you may have been overwhelmed at the available options. And rightly so. A variety of leading manufacturers offer air-purification systems that utilize differing technologies to rid the home of indoor air pollutants. Knowing the differences between these systems often requires considerable knowledge, expert advice, and looking at these four criteria: Removing particles — permanently. Many types of air-purification equipment may report impressive filtration capabilities; however,

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