Greenleaf Heating & Cooling Blog

5 Common Air Conditioning Repair Issues

July 2nd, 2018

old-air-conditioner-needs-repairsSummer is here, so it’s time to put your air conditioner to the test.

With regular maintenance and repairs, a young AC is more than capable of lasting the summer without a breakdown. If not, you might run into some problems. Your AC relies on each component working in excellent condition. If one piece fails, trouble is on the way.

Below are some of the most common issues plaguing air conditioners. If left unnoticed, they can cause increased energy bills and eventual breakdowns, so be sure to call for air conditioning repair in Whittier, CA.

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5 Reasons to Sign Up for a Maintenance Plan

June 18th, 2018

technician-extending-handEvery day we’re inundated with offers for warranties and maintenance programs for everything from smartphones to toasters. Nine times out of ten, it seems like a scam as you can more easily replace whatever you’re covering with the money being used to “protect” it. A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance plan, however, is that one exception out of ten because you definitely need to regularly service this system. Still not convinced? We’ll go over five reasons below why you should rethink this position.

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Why Leaking Refrigerant Is Such a Problem

June 4th, 2018

refrigerant-air-handlerWhether it’s your home AC unit, your car’s AC or your refrigerator – the principle is the same. Refrigeration is a closed loop and relies on a cycle of condensation and evaporation, with a refrigerant being compressed until it turns into a liquid and then evaporating to provide cooling. The refrigerant itself has changed over the years, from a compound that depleted greenhouse gases to a more environmentally-friendly product. Still, refrigerant leaks occur, and they are a real problem. Read on to learn more about this problem, and how to fix it.

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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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