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Don’t Save Furnace Repairs for Next Season

May 13th, 2019

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Winter is over, but that doesn’t mean you’re not still using your heater on those particularly chilly nights. And as long as your heater is running just fine, there’s no reason to stop using it, right?

That usually is right unless your heater suddenly develops a repair issue… But what with it being so close to the end of the heating season, it might be better to just stop using the heater, hold off on that repair, and then have it fixed later when it gets cold again.

That’s definitely a solid plan if your goal is to save a few bucks right now, but other than that, we can’t see it being any good for you. We can assure you that having your heater repairs performed as soon as they arise will always be the better option. Here’s why:

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3 Noises Your AC Could Do Without

April 29th, 2019

noisesWhen you turn on your air conditioner, does it start making banging, buzzing, or hissing noises?

If it’s making even one of those noises, then you’ve got a problem. The only thing you want to hear from your AC is the sound of the blower pushing cooled air through the vents. You might even hear a very soft whistling as the air exits the air vents or a click when the thermostat turns on—but that’s the most.

Hearing odd noises from your air conditioner is usually a bad sign, no matter how you look at it. Your best course of action is to turn off the system and contact a certified expert of air conditioning in Glendale, AZ. They’ll be able to perform a proper inspection, make the repairs, and get it back and running.

But if you’re curious about what those noises are, we’re happy to tell you:

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Desert Valley Aire in Glendale, AZ is Closed, Now What?

April 15th, 2019

technician-paperworkLocal HVAC contractor Desert Valley Aire has abruptly closed down, leaving many of their customers asking, “Now what?”

We can understand how many of those customers must feel, especially if they have had ongoing maintenance plans with the company. That’s why we’ve created an offer to help these homeowners recoup some of the losses they may have incurred. More details on that down below.

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Yes, Now is a Good Time for AC Maintenance!

April 1st, 2019

For many residents across the nation, they’re gradually using their heaters less, they’re venturing outdoors without a jacket, and they’re ac-maintenance-techniciansbeginning to think fondly of the coming warm weather.

Here in Arizona, we’re already experiencing some moderate heat that other states would consider a “sweltering summer day.”

That being said, there are much hotter days ahead of us. Now is going to be the best possible time to get your air conditioning maintenance done and out of the way so that you can go into summer with full confidence in your air conditioner. And not just for your sake, either—your AC will thank you for it.

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Practicing Good Plumbing Hygiene

March 18th, 2019

rusty-pipesJust as we perform good hygiene by brushing our teeth and bathing regularly, there’s something to be said about maintaining “hygiene” for your plumbing system as well.

Whether it’s to protect your health or to increase the lifespan of your plumbing, there are several services and products that a plumber in Glendale, AZ can perform or install to improve “plumbing hygiene.”

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End the Winter Season with AC Tune-Up

March 4th, 2019

ac-repairWe’re not far from the end of winter. And while that doesn’t quite mean the spring season will start with blazing summer heat, what it does mean is that there’s plenty of time between now and summer. In other words, plenty of time to schedule an AC tune-up in Phoenix.

Regularly scheduled maintenance is always a good idea, as it will extend the lifespan of your HVAC system and keep it running efficiently. But is it really a good idea to get it so early? Ending your winter with an early AC tune-up is good for more than a few reasons, which we’ll get into down below:

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What’s That Weird Smell From My Furnace?

February 18th, 2019

furnace-repairWhen we fire up our furnaces in the winter after returning from the cold, we think of the nice and cozy feeling of getting to relax without the need for a blanket or sweatshirts. The last thing you usually think about is the smell. That’s why it would be incredibly strange if your furnace started emitting odors all the sudden!

Some odors are completely harmless and will go away, and others might be very dangerous. To help you tell the difference between the two, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common odors that your furnace might emit.

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Two Big Reasons People Switch to Ductless

February 4th, 2019

ductless-heat-pumpAfter hearing about the benefits of a ductless heat pump, many are convinced that they’ve installed the wrong heater and air conditioner. “Why didn’t I know about these heat pumps before?”

While we’re happy to talk about the benefits of a ductless heat pump, we want to assure you at the same time that a heat pump isn’t ideal for every single home owner. Your current heating and cooling system may have been installed in accordance with what makes the most sense for your home. Or, it could be the case that a normal heat pump in Phoenix (the kind with ducts) is perfect for your home.

That being said, if you’ve lived with something other than a ductless heat pump for several years and still aren’t satisfied, you might have a good reason to make the switch. In fact, we usually find there are two big reasons that people finally switch to ductless heat pumps:

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Low Air Flow Problems in Heaters Explained

January 21st, 2019

inside-furnaceNothing is more irritating than a heater that just isn’t blowing hot air. The heater could be blowing room temperature air, or maybe it doesn’t seem to be blowing air at all. We understand the frustration. After all, blowing hot air is the one thing it’s supposed to do right!

Along with your airflow woes, the heater may not be displaying any particular symptoms that could help you pinpoint the source of the problem. That just makes it harder to understand why it’s happening at all.

We can’t tell you what the problem is for sure without being there, so the least we can do is tell you about some of the most common issues.

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4 Reasons Your Thermostat is Malfunctioning

January 7th, 2019

cold-man-inspecting-thermostatIf you’re experiencing problems with your furnace this winter, the natural reaction is to call for an expert in Phoenix, AZ heating services and have them inspect your furnace. But what if they don’t find anything wrong with your furnace? In that case, it could be a problem with the thermostat.

The thermostat is the brain of your HVAC system, but it’s often taken for granted. It’s not uncommon that many people overlook it when troubleshooting issues with their system.

Knowing the difference between an HVAC problem and a thermostat problem might save you from having to make a service call! We’ll explain 5 common issues down below so you can know what to look out for.

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