Greenleaf Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

Winter Is an Excellent Time to Schedule Air Conditioning Repair Services

Monday, January 29th, 2018

air-conditioning-maintenance“Winter” means something very different here in Southern California than it does to most of the rest of the country. We don’t get any deep freezes and even on the coldest nights, the weather rarely dips below freezing.

We still use heating systems to keep warm, but homeowners tend to focus much more on air conditioning. There’s little need for your AC at the moment, but that could change at any time – unexpected heat waves are hardly uncommon – and soon enough, you’ll be called upon to run it on a daily basis just to keep your home comfortable.

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Now Is the Time for Air Conditioning Replacement

Monday, December 18th, 2017

air-conditioning-maintenanceAir conditioning season never really ends in Southern California, as our current spate of hot, dry weather shows. That can make things tricky when you have an air conditioner on its last legs and you need time to get it replaced.

The good news is that the weather is finally beginning to cool off, and if your AC needs replacing, now is the optimum time to do so. It gives you months of comparatively cool weather to plan for an AC replacement session, allowing you to set a schedule that matches your busy life. But how can you determine if your air conditioner is ready for replacement? Here are a few tips to help you out.

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Commercial AC Repair Services Are Available

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

commercial-air-conditionersSummer ends late here, as the warm temperatures we’ve recently experienced have shown. Only now, with Halloween looming, are many of us turning off our air conditioners in favor of our heaters, which makes now a good time to get your system checked for any problems, and repaired if any are found. This goes doubly true for commercial properties such as office buildings and retail spaces, which need a reliable air conditioner to do business and might not have been able to shut it off before now because their operations depend on it.

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Frost on Your Coils Needs an AC Repair Call

Monday, October 9th, 2017

frost-on-ACIf you’ve ever looked at the interior of your air conditioner, you may have noticed frost or ice building up on the coils. It may not seem like a big deal and in fact can make a certain amount of sense. After all, air conditioners are supposed to be cold. Why wouldn’t there be a little frost or ice built up?  Unfortunately, that assumption is wrong. Frost on the coils is a sign of significant problems with the system and usually requires the services of a trained technician to correct. 

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How to Tell if You Need Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, September 11th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairHot days don’t stop just because the calendar is moving towards fall, and chances are your air conditioner has already been pushed to the maximum for the last few months. Repair calls are quite common this time of year, since older units, having handled daily work for months on end, finally get to the point where they need a repair call.

With weeks to go until the weather cools and any problem simply getting worse the more you run the air conditioner, you need to get any problem treated by a professional technician immediately.

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AC Repair Calls Can Come Day or Night

Monday, August 28th, 2017

AC-repair-servicesAir conditioners are far more than a luxury in Southern California, especially in the foothill communities where temperatures can hit triple digits well past Labor Day. We never anticipate a sudden, unexpected breakdown in an air conditioner, but when it comes, you need to get it dealt with fast before your home feels as hot and unpleasant as the outside air does.

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How to Tell If You Should Replace an Older Air Conditioner

Monday, August 14th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairSummertime is here, and in Southern California, that means soaring temperatures. Heat waves can hit use at anytime, with the mercury climbing well above 100 degrees in the bargain, and if you have an older air conditioner, the strain of keeping it running might prove to be too much. We get a lot of repair calls this time of years and an equal number of replacement calls as well. You simply can’t go without a functioning air conditioner in this part of the world in August, but the difference in cost between a simple repair job and a flat-out replacement can be considerable. How can you tell when an older air conditioner just needs fixing and when you need to put it out to pasture in favor of a new one?

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Look into Zone Control Systems

Monday, July 31st, 2017

air-conditioner-zone-controlWe’re right in the middle of the hottest period of the year here in Southern California, and high temperatures don’t usually start to drop until late September or even October some years. That puts your air conditioner to the test each and every day.

Any steps you can take to cut down on the costs involved without skimping on the cool temperatures you need should be pursued. For most of us, that means little steps like setting the thermostat a little higher than we normally would and dressing in lightweight clothes around the home.

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How to Save Money on AC Costs This Summer

Monday, July 17th, 2017

air-conditioning-efficiencyWe’ve just come out of a scorching heatwave, and with summer now here in Southern California, it won’t be the last. A good air conditioner is your best friend during these hot summer months, and you’ll likely need to run yours every day in order to keep your home cool and comfortable. Doing otherwise may constitute an actual health risk when the temperatures spike to 100 degrees and above.

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Maintenance for Your AC Saves You Money

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

air-conditioning-maintenanceWe often tout the benefits of air conditioning maintenance sessions for keeping your system running smoothly, and there are a lot of good reasons to get your air conditioner serviced regularly. That includes a list of benefits that mostly boil down to the same thing: up-front investment in exchange for long-term savings.

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