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

4 Things Stopping Your AC From Reaching Peak Efficiency

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

ac-toolsInstalling air conditioning in Long Beach, CA is one thing, but it’s another thing entirely to run that air conditioner efficiently. In the end, it all comes down to money, and that’s going to be decided by your air conditioner’s efficiency.

Here are four things that could be stopping your HVAC system from reaching its full efficiency potential:

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3 Signs Your Central AC Needs an Inspection

Monday, May 6th, 2019

ac-condenser-unitsThe central air conditioner is one of the most reliable HVAC systems you could have installed in your home. It’s no wonder why we’re asked to install them time and time again in Southern California.

That being said, these systems—just like any other—will develop their own share of repair problems every now and then.

The best thing you can do is to try and prevent them with regularly scheduled maintenance. The second best thing you can do is to know what these problems are so that you can identify them. The sooner you get in touch with an expert of air conditioning repair in Long Beach, CA, the sooner you can restore your efficiency and the full potential for your system.

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Don’t Wait for After Summer to Fix Furnace Issues

Monday, April 8th, 2019

furnace-inspectionDespite what they say about California, we’ll still be using our heaters at night for a little bit longer after the end of winter. During that final stretch of using your furnace, perhaps you might notice some small issues beginning to crop up.

You don’t expect to use your furnace for many more weeks, so the question becomes: Should I have it fixed now by an HVAC contractor in Long Beach, CA, or should I just wait until after summer?

Here’s why you should get it over with now:

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Add Zone Control to Your New AC Installation

Monday, March 25th, 2019

zone-control-cross-sectionPlanning on installing an air conditioner this year? Before you do, you might want to add “zone control” to that installation. Retrofitting an existing ductwork system with zone control is not an easy task, so we want to inform you of this option before the installation.

But even if you do have a ductwork system in place already, that doesn’t mean you can’t opt for another form of zone control. We’ll explain everything down below.

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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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