Greenleaf Heating & Cooling Blog

Ductless Air Conditioning : A Good Fit for Vacation Homes

May 21st, 2018

ductless-unit-in-bedroomThinking about building your own vacation home? Remodeling the one you currently have or need to replace the cooling and/or heating system?

If so, we think you should consider a ductless mini-split air conditioning unit. While these systems do have a higher upfront cost compared to traditional ones, they offer unique benefits for your vacation home.

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3 Qualities to Look for in a New Air Conditioning Service

May 7th, 2018

air-conditioning-maintenanceNo one likes to think about their air conditioner running into problems, especially here in southern California, where temperatures in the summer can soar into triple digits. But if your system runs into trouble, you want the right team to be there and perform the proper service quickly and effectively. How do you know which service that is? In most cases, you want to determine that well before you have need of such a service.

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Service Your Heater Every Spring

April 23rd, 2018

heating-servicing-callsHeating systems usually take a back seat to air conditioning here in the Southland, where winters are short and mild and summers and long and hot. It’s only April and yet chances are you’re done with your heating system until September or October at the very earliest.

That can lead some homeowners to neglect their heating system, which can come back to bite you in the fall when temperatures drop. We don’t have to deal with freezing weather the way they do back east, but our winter nights can get pretty chilly, and you need your heating system to provide reliable warmth and comfort for your family. Without periodic care, your furnace will likely run into trouble just when you need it the most: forcing you to make an expensive repair call on short notice.

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Make Sure You Cover Heating Repairs in the Off Season

April 9th, 2018

heating-servicing-callsWith April here, the weather is going to be heating up very soon, and you likely won’t have much need for your heating system until next fall at the earliest. That’s why it’s very important to recognize the need for a repair call and to plan for it now. That gives you all the time in the world to properly treat the issue and get your system ready for fall.

Ironically, repair calls tend to take place more often this time of the year than any other. Though short and mild, our winters can still take a toll on your heating system, and trouble usually arises after a few months of stress and strain have already taken their toll.

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How to Cut Your Air Conditioning Bills This Summer

March 26th, 2018

zone-control-systemWith the coming of spring, we’ve been treated to a great deal of rain here in Southern California: something we desperately need. Soon enough, however, the summer is going to hit us hard, and that means sky-high temperatures and an increased need for your air conditioning system.

To a certain extent, higher AC bills in the summer are inevitable. You’ll be running your system far longer than you do in the winter, after all. But just because you’re paying more for your air conditioning in the summer doesn’t mean you should pay more than is absolutely necessary. With a few weeks to go before the temperatures really start to ramp up, now is the time to take serious steps to cut your air conditioning bills. We’ve provided a few handy tips below.

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You Need AC Maintenance Before Summer Arrives

March 12th, 2018

air-conditioning-maintenanceSpring isn’t even here yet, and we’ve already had plenty of hot days in Southern California to force our air conditioners into regular use. That’s going to kick into overdrive in a manner of weeks. Hot weather seems to arrive a little sooner every year, and with temperatures in the area often rising well above 100 degrees. A good air conditioner is far more than a luxury in such an environment, and if it goes down in the middle of a heat wave, it can present an active health risk to your family.

The good news is that we offer timely repair services and can fix a faulty air conditioner quickly if it runs into trouble. But we don’t like seeing loyal customers having to scramble in the face of an unexpected emergency, and firmly believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. Before the heat returns in earnest, you should schedule a maintenance session for your air conditioner. It will pay dividends all summer long.

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Furnace Repair Services Can’t Always Wait

February 26th, 2018

heating-servicing-callsWe live in Southern California, which means that we tend to focus much more on our heating systems than our air conditioning systems. When we run into problems with our furnace, it doesn’t tend to hit us as hard as it might back east, which can lead homeowners to sit on a furnace problem when it arises.

This is invariably a mistake. The sooner one deals with a furnace problem, the better, and while we only have a few weeks of cool weather left in the season, getting an issue addressed by a professional quickly can save you a lot of money and heartache.

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What to Look for in an HVAC Company

February 12th, 2018

HVAC-repair-serviceHVAC companies come in all varieties, and frankly, we don’t often think about them during our mild winters, when the weather is very temperate and we run our systems less often than we do in the summer.

Nonetheless, problems still crop up in our heating and air conditioning system from time to time, and when they do, you need a quality service to effect repairs. This is no less true for your heating system in the winter than it is for your air conditioning system in the summer.

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Winter Is an Excellent Time to Schedule Air Conditioning Repair Services

January 29th, 2018

air-conditioning-maintenance“Winter” means something very different here in Southern California than it does to most of the rest of the country. We don’t get any deep freezes and even on the coldest nights, the weather rarely dips below freezing.

We still use heating systems to keep warm, but homeowners tend to focus much more on air conditioning. There’s little need for your AC at the moment, but that could change at any time – unexpected heat waves are hardly uncommon – and soon enough, you’ll be called upon to run it on a daily basis just to keep your home comfortable.

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3 Signs You Need an HVAC Service

January 15th, 2018

Our winters aren’t nearly as cold as they are elsewhere in the country, which is one of the benefits of living in Southern California. We’ve only just experienced our first serious rainstorm of the winter, and even then, temperatures never dropped below 40 degrees or so.

All of that means we don’t always pay as much attention to our heating systems the way we do our air conditioners (which see far more use than our heating systems as a matter of course). And when trouble arises, it can be difficult to notice until a breakdown occurs.

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