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

Replacing Your AC? Have it Done in the Off-Season!

Monday, December 31st, 2018

ac-replacementIs your air conditioner failing to provide comfort like it used to? Is it driving up the energy bill despite maintenance and repairs? It could be time for replacement—especially if it’s over 10 years old.

If you noticed these problems back in the summer, it doesn’t mean you have to wait for summer again just to have your suspicions confirmed. You can schedule a replacement during the off-season and save yourself tons of trouble. Here’s how:

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End of the Season Air Conditioning Efficiency Tips

Monday, September 24th, 2018

air-conditioner-savingsWe’re nearing the end of the season! The heat might not be letting up any time soon, but that doesn’t change the fact that several hot months have already passed. Now is a great time to take a look at your air conditioner and your cooling habits. This is by no means a comprehensive check nor does it replace maintenance, but it can certainly help avoid some disasters.

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Replace Your AC Now if Experiencing Any of These 3 Things

Monday, August 13th, 2018

old-air-conditioner-junk-yardThe idea of replacing your air conditioner probably sounds like a hassle, but the only thing worse is not replacing it when you’re already dealing with a less than satisfactory AC experience. The longer you keep paying for a bad air conditioner, the more money you’ll have spent overall. To help you see it our way, we’ve prepared three reasons why you might need to replace your AC right now.

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3 Considerations Before Installing an Air Conditioner

Monday, July 30th, 2018

ductless-air-condtioningIn most cases, your typical air conditioning installation job doesn’t take more than a day. But that doesn’t mean an AC is plugged into your home without a second thought behind it.

There are several factors that go into installation, all with the purpose of ensuring that you have the right size and type of unit for your home. A sloppy air conditioning installation in Whittier, CA will seriously hamper the efficiency of your unit and could cost you more than you expected to pay.

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This Upgrade Will Bring Perfection to Your Central AC System

Monday, July 16th, 2018

woman-relaxing-in-air-conditioned-roomSo, you’ve been enjoying your central air conditioner throughout the summer. But something isn’t quite right. Your common rooms feel nice and cool, but you’re still feeling hot and muggy upstairs or in one of the far bedrooms. In fact, ever since the installation, these rooms have never quite felt right.

Could this mean you need repairs? It’s possible, but in this case, it sounds more like your home is suffering from a typical case of hot spots. Hot spots are those areas that always seem several degrees warmer than the rest of the house. They’re very common, but luckily, there is an air conditioning service in Whittier, CA that can help:

A zone control system.

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5 Common Air Conditioning Repair Issues

Monday, 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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Why Leaking Refrigerant Is Such a Problem

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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How to Cut Your Air Conditioning Bills This Summer

Monday, 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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