The Legendary Douglas Raymond Farnik

September 18th, 2018

Our beloved boss passed away and he will be greatly missed. We are thankful for his life and for sharing his wisdom with us so we can continue the business that he created that has served so many. RIP Doug, we love you.

The legendary Douglas Raymond Farnik, age 70, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, from a severe heart attack at his home in Joshua Tree.

Doug was born in Havre, Montana, on Feb. 23, 1948, son of Joseph and Dorothy Farnik.

He was raised on a farm 8 miles north of a small rural town, Hingham, population 150.

He loved animals: cows, pigs, chickens, his horse Sye and especially dogs. He helped his dad on the wheat farm from an early age, learning to operate all kinds of equipment. His mother, Dorothy, started him playing the keyboards at age 9, going 100 miles one way to Great Falls once a week for lessons. Doug played organ at Inverness Supper Club with his mother on Saturday nights when he was a teenager. He continued to perform and played almost every weekend and New Year’s Eve until recent years.

He graduated high school from Hingham High in 1966. He played basketball, did many science projects and acted in several plays. His high school selected Doug to go to Montana Boys State. American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students.

He attended the College of Great Falls and the University of Montana in Missoula to pursue his pharmacy degree while playing music at country clubs and bars, making many lifelong friends. In Missoula, the band OPUS 3 was formed. In 1969, the OPUS 3 moved to the LA area to join a show band called The Rising Generation, which toured the United States and Canada and appeared with Tennessee Ernie Ford and Red Skelton. The Rising Generation did a USO tour during the Vietnam War where he played in Guam, the Philippines, Korea and Japan.

In 1972, he began his career in the appliance/central air, construction business, which he has been currently running for over 45 years. In 1983, he married the love of his life, JoNell, while living in Whittier. In 1990, they moved to Joshua Tree, and continued to live in both cities for 28 years.

He enjoyed cooking, reading, gardening, entertaining, traveling, mentoring, solving problems, building houses and listening to jazz music and was a private pilot. His travels and cruises took him all over the world and he especially enjoyed the Czech Republic’s food and beer; that was where his grandfather immigrated from. Most of all, Doug enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially the grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, JoNell; his children, Jennifer Ciccone (Harold), Jimmy Meyer, Melody Farnik and Billy Meyer (Sarah); his brothers Jerome (Marilyn) and Michael (Denise); nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, brother Eddy and his favorite dog, Togo.

A celebration of Doug’s life will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Sportsman’s Club at 6225 Sunburst St., in Joshua Tree.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Doug to his daughter’s nonprofit: animalactionleague.us or P.O. Box 1413, Joshua Tree, CA 92252.

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3 Major Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning

July 27th, 2020

Central air conditioners remain very popular. We get that. They’re effective, and they make a lot of sense if you use a forced air heater, too. However, they are far from the only option out there when it comes to whole-house cooling.

Depending upon your own personal preferences and priorities, they may also be far from the best option.

Let’s consider one great alternative today. The ductless mini split. Ductless HVAC systems offer a lot of benefits that ducted systems cannot match. When you choose a ductless AC in Whittier, you get to take advantage of those benefits!

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Dirty Filters Do Bad Things to ACs!

July 13th, 2020
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What kind of bad things? Very bad things! Like—well, we’re not going to dive into it just yet. First, we want to start with the good news. Preventing problems caused by dirty filters is incredibly easy. It is incredibly affordable. And it is incredibly overlooked. That’s the bad part. As simple and affordable as changing your filter is, you may not do it enough.

How often is enough? In most homes, every 1-3 months makes sense. If you are constantly running your AC in Whittier, then probably on the more frequent side. If you go without it frequently, then on the less frequent side. The best step is simply to check the filter. Pull it out. Give it a once over. Replace if it is dirty. Simple enough.

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How Refrigerant Leaks Affect Air Conditioners

June 29th, 2020

You can never expect any air conditioning system to be 100% reliable. Well, actually, we suppose you could—you’d just wind up being sorely disappointed. Investing in a good AC and scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance will keep your system as reliable as possible, but even this won’t make your system completely reliable. You’re going to need AC repairs at some point.

When you do, it is important to schedule those repairs with a trustworthy air conditioning company in Torrance. That’s why you should dial our number. From problems with simple solutions to potentially serious issues like refrigerant leaks, our technicians can handle anything you encounter. And trust us, a refrigerant leak is one of the most serious problems that you might face.

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Why the Size of Your Air Conditioner Matters

June 15th, 2020
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Are you ready for a brand new AC installation in Glendale, CA? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. We install high-quality systems the right way, every step of the way. And part of that process is absolutely determining what size of air conditioner you need. There is nothing even remotely resembling a one size fits all option when it comes to a whole-house air conditioning system.

Determining how big your air conditioner needs to be also isn’t as simple as asking what the square footage of your home is. A thorough cooling load calculation takes into account a lot more than that, including considerations about heat gain. And before you ask, no—bigger is not always better, either. The only right air conditioner for your home is one that is of the right size, and we will make sure that this is the case.

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Make Your AC Installation a Success

June 1st, 2020
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When you schedule an AC installation in Long Beach, CA, you are making a major investment. It goes without saying that you want to get the very best return possible, as with any investment that you make. In order to ensure that this is the case, you need to take a few steps on your own. No, we are not talking about rolling up your sleeves and attempting to install your new air conditioning system on your own, either! That is definitely not a job for the DIY enthusiast.

There are plenty of other steps that you can take to help ensure that your air conditioning installation is a success, though. We’ll run through some of them today. They’re all very simple, and will help to ensure that you get the very best from your new air conditioner for many years to come. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the professionals on our team. We are here to provide any insight and answers that you may need.

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Everything You Should Know About SEER Ratings

May 18th, 2020

If you’re like every other homeowner in California, then you’ve probably seen the phrase “SEER rating” enough to see it in your sleep. While we know that it’s obnoxious, especially when you’re not well-versed in HVAC terms as professionals, but we swear that it’s actually there for you to use!

SEER ratings are a useful tool in measuring efficiency in an air conditioning system. It’s a metric that we use in the United States when trying to categorize a particular comfort system’s energy consumption for homeowners who want to be aware of their environmental footprint. SEER ratings aren’t just about how efficient a system is though, it also measures the cooling output in regards to energy consumption, which means a higher SEER rated product will produce cooler temperatures with less energy!

So, if you’ve been in the market for a new AC installation in Long Beach, CA but you’ve been unsure of what tools were available to measure your options—keep reading!

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How Leaky Ductwork Affects Your Air Conditioner

May 4th, 2020
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What do you consider to be a major air conditioning problem? Let us take a guess. You consider it a problem when your system won’t start up at all. Or when it only runs in short bursts. Or when it runs, but the air it pumps out simply isn’t all that cool. We get it—these are definitely problems. Not all issues that your AC is up against will have such obvious symptoms, though.

A major problem that too few homeowners really give much thought to is damaged, leaky ductwork. Consider this, though. Every bit of air that your air conditioner cools, and that you pay for your air conditioner to cool, is distributed throughout your house through this system of ductwork. With that in mind, it should be pretty obvious that leaks in your air ducts are a big deal! Here’s how it will affect your home cooling system and your experience with it.

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Why Cool My Home with a Heat Pump?

April 20th, 2020

You are not at any loss for options when it comes to cooling your home. In fact, there are so many different home cooling system options available to homeowners today that choosing the right system for the right home can seem near impossible. Don’t fall into decision paralysis, though. Our team is here to ensure that you are able to make an informed decision.

This is just one of the reasons why it’s so important to work with a professional air conditioning company in Long Beach, every step of the way. Working with us means knowing that you’ve got the right system not just for your home, but also for your own personal preferences. And, once that system has been chosen, you can count on us to install and service your new AC the right way, every time.

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Getting Your AC Ready for Summer

April 6th, 2020

We know that there is a lot going on in the world right now. With so much occupying all of our minds, it can be easy to let some things slip through the cracks. Even with serious issues affecting the entire globe, though, you need to remember the essentials of everyday life. And, for those of us in California, that definitely means keeping our air conditioning systems in great working condition.

Our Glendale, CA air conditioning pros want to share some tips with you for getting your air conditioner back into action successfully. The last thing you want to be dealing with on a scorcher of a summer day an air conditioner that’s broken down on you. Be sure to keep these tips in mind, and contact us with any questions that you may have. Your comfort is not an area to make concessions on, especially when comfort and safety intertwine during the heat of the summer season!

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Ductless HVAC Systems: Year-Round Comfort

March 23rd, 2020

This time of the year, as we slide back into the hottest days of summer over the next couple of months, a lot of homeowners start thinking about their air conditioning systems more seriously. To be specific, they start thinking seriously about whether or not their systems have what it takes to get through another summer’s challenges. If you are thinking about potentially replacing your HAVC system, then you should certainly consider a ductless system.

Ductless HVAC in Whittier, CA, is a very enticing option, especially as you begin to educate yourself on how these systems work and the benefits that they have to offer. And make no mistake, the benefits are plentiful! Just remember that even the best systems and the most cutting-edge technology will fail to deliver fully if not installed and serviced properly. That is why you should leave all of your ductless HVAC system services to the pros on our team.

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