Greenleaf Heating & Cooling Blog

Now Is a Great Time to Change Your Air Filter

September 10th, 2018

man-considers-changing-air-filterBy the time you’re reading this, it might be time to change your air filter. Under the most average circumstances–an average family without any allergies or asthma issues–you should be changing your HVAC system’s air filter about every 6 months. That time may increase or decrease depending on other factors, but it’s never a bad time to ask yourself every once in a while, “Is it time to change the air filter?” Below are a few reasons why you should change an air filter now instead of later.

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HVAC Preparation for the Winter

August 27th, 2018

dog-under-blanket-is-prepared-for-winterJust because it’s still hot outside doesn’t mean you can’t start preparing for the winter! In fact, preparing your HVAC system for the winter before it starts is one of the best decisions you can make.

We could make an entire blog post on why you should get maintenance on your heater before winter starts, but we think that one should be a given. Instead, we’ll go over some ideas that will truly help you get ahead of the obstacles that the cold air will bring.

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Replace Your AC Now if Experiencing Any of These 3 Things

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

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

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

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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