Greenleaf Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Long Beach’

Which Air Filter is Best for Smoke?

Monday, March 11th, 2019

air-filter-up-closeThe smell of cigarette smoke can leave behind some stubborn odors. If a room of your home has been smoked in for several months or years, you know just how oppressive that odor can be. Plus, the effects of second-hand smoke over a long period of time can prove harmful. Even before that, it may be enough to trigger the allergy and asthma symptoms in certain individuals.

Fortunately, there are some air quality systems out there that can help with eliminating those odors. Whether you enjoy lighting up a cigar every now and then or if you’re trying to clear smoke odors from a previous owner or tenant, the right combination of purifiers and filters can make all the difference.

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What’s the Worst a Dirty Air Filter Could Do?

Monday, February 25th, 2019

changing-air-filterAh, yes… The air filter. An essential part of every forced-air heating and cooling system. This rectangular insert made of cardboard and mesh, whose sole purpose is just to get dirty and then be thrown out, can become a harbinger of doom. When taken for granted, the air filter can restrict airflow and cause your HVAC system to display several troubling symptoms just short of disaster. All because someone forgot to change it when it got too dirty!

But seriously speaking, air filters are perfectly safe and very necessary. Without them, your HVAC system’s sensitive components would become contaminated. But it’s true that if it isn’t changed regularly, it can cause some issues, such as:

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It’s Fine to Skip Maintenance This Year, Right?  

Monday, January 28th, 2019

It’s the middle of winter in Southern California, and you still haven’t gotten maintenance for your heating system. You’ve made it this far without an issue, so you might as well try to finish out the season without maintenance, right?

You could, but we have to warn you: that’s most likely going to do the opposite of what you want. The homeowners that neglect maintenance often do so because they want to save money. In reality, neglecting maintenance is a gamble without any positive gain.

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Here Are 7 of Our Best Energy-Saving Tips

Monday, January 14th, 2019

green-houseEven if you don’t use your heater a whole lot in Southern California, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t run it with efficiency in mind. Here are some of our best tips for keeping your heating bill low throughout the winter.

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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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We Provide HVAC Contractor Services

Monday, November 6th, 2017

HVAC-contractor-serviceA good heating and air conditioning system is built to last, and will run for a long time before needing repairs or replacement. This is especially true with commercial buildings, where problems with the HVAC system can be devastating.

Reliable HVAC service starts with a reliable HVAC system, and there’s no more important time in the system’s life than when it first gets installed. That requires specific HVAC contractor services, which can be more complex than other types of HVAC service. The benefits of hiring the right team are tremendous, however. 

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Should You Repair or Replace an Older HVAC System?

Monday, September 25th, 2017

air-conditioning-maintenanceWith the coming of autumn comes cooler temperatures and a reduced need for your HVAC system. We’ve probably got a few hot days left in the year, and winter nights mean increased heating needs, but for now, the transitional season and mild temperatures in Southern California mean that most of us can turn off our HVAC systems without any serious issues.

That makes this an excellent time to give your heating and air conditioning system a thorough going-over, and deciding whether or not to replace it. If it’s running fine, the answer is probably “no.” But if there’s a problem requiring repairs, you’ll need to make a hard choice: do you pay for the repair job or replace the system entirely? Only you can answer that question, since it depends on the specifics of your HVAC system. There are a few guidelines which you can follow to help make that decision.

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