Greenleaf Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Why Does SEER Matter When Choosing a New AC?

Monday, May 17th, 2021
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Summer is just about upon us, and temperatures are already warming up. Now is the time to make sure that you and your home are prepared, by either scheduling routine maintenance for your air conditioner or buying a new air conditioner if your aging system is signaling that it’s about to call it quits. But there are a number of factors to consider before purchasing an air conditioner and scheduling its insulation. The type of system it is, the size, and the SEER rating are all factors to pay attention to.

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and it is the rating that applies to all residential air conditioning and heat pump systems in the U.S. Being able to use this rating to its fullest extent is how you ensure that your home is set up with the best AC system possible. Read on to learn more about this rating and what it means!

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Do You Need Air Conditioning Repairs?

Monday, April 19th, 2021
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While we are on track to open more businesses here in a couple of months, we’re still spending considerably more time in our homes than we have in prior years. With summer right around the corner and temperatures already on the rise, this means you have to ensure you have a fully functional and reliable air conditioner on your side.

How can you ensure this is the case? Well first off, if you haven’t already scheduled air conditioner maintenance, now is the time. Maintenance allows our technicians to fully inspect, clean, and adjust the components of your air conditioner to ensure that it works as effectively and efficiently as possible for as long as possible.

Even with maintenance, however, it’s never a bad idea to educate yourself on the signs that your air conditioner does, in fact, need repairs. Read on to learn what some of these signs are:

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

Monday, September 7th, 2020

When you notice a problem with your air conditioner, we hope that your first instinct is to schedule professional AC repair in Glendale, CA. However, there are some problems that may not require such action. While we don’t want to encourage DIY repair attempts, we do want to encourage you to rule out simple issues before scheduling service.

If you notice that your air conditioner is leaking water, for instance, we’ve got some tips on what to rule out first. Why? Because your AC doesn’t actually have a water tank that can leak! It’s not like a water heater. So where’s the water coming from? That’s what we’re going to dive into today!

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AC Efficiency: Would Your Ducts Pass the Test?

Monday, August 24th, 2020
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Living in California means running your air conditioner. It means running your air conditioner a lot. And if you’re running your air conditioner a lot, then you are right to be concerned with its overall energy efficiency. It only makes sense.

Nobody wants to overpay for comfort.

There are a lot of reasons why your air conditioning system may not function as efficiently as it should. Chief among them, though, is leaky, damaged air ducts. And how do you know if this the case? You schedule duct testing in Whittier, CA with us!

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5 Ways Your AC Wastes Money

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Okay, so maybe it’s a little unfair to say it is your AC that is actually wasting the money. More likely, it’s the way that you are using your AC that is causing the problem. Or the way it was installed. Or—you know what, we’ll save it for the list below!

What you need to know right now is that there are a whole lot of different reasons why an air conditioner may cost too much to operate. In many cases, simple upgrades, services, or changes to habits can solve the problem. Don’t put up with high costs any longer. Get the most from your AC in Whittier, CA.

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3 Major Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning

Monday, 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!

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Everything You Should Know About SEER Ratings

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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