Cool Touch Air Conditioning and Heating Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Find the Right Size Commercial AC for Your Business

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021
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If you are opening a new business location, or you are making changes to your current one that requires you have new air conditioning installed, one of the important factors you need to know about commercial cooling is how large an AC you need. “Size” in this case doesn’t refer to how large the actual HVAC unit is, but its cooling capacity.

You might feel tempted to say, “I’ll have the largest AC I can afford installed,” and imagine that should take care of your needs. But commercial air conditioning installation is more complicated than that. It’s one of the reasons you want professionals, and professionals only, to handle all your needs for commercial HVAC in Goodyear, AZ.

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How Long Will My Air Conditioner Last?

Monday, July 5th, 2021
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How old is your air conditioning system? Have you had it for longer than you care to remember? Depending on how old it is, your AC might not have much service left to give before it gives up on you. If the air conditioner dies on you out of nowhere, you could end up facing a lot of discomfort during the hot Arizona summer.

Knowing when it’s time to schedule an appointment for air conditioning in Goodyear, AZ to install a new unit is crucial to ensuring a smooth transition from the old to the new without experiencing boiling temperatures in your house.

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My AC Costs Are Out of Control! What Can I Do?

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

An air conditioner draws on a large amount of electricity to run. The compressor consumes, on average, 3,500 watts per hour to run, making it one of the biggest consumers of electrical power in a household. In a place where it gets as hot during the summer as Phoenix, electric bills rise when the air conditioners run. 

But you’re not thinking about the standard increase in electrical costs during an Arizona summer. You’ve got bills that have you puzzled and maybe alarmed. You’re paying a lot more than ever before, and there’s no easy reason to account for it. So what’s happening? And, more importantly, what can you do about it?

We handle HVAC services in Avondale, AZ and throughout the Phoenix Metro Area, so we know plenty about how ACs can turn expensive. We’ll look at what may be happening and what can be done.

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Can I Make Any AC Repairs Myself?

Monday, June 7th, 2021
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The short answer: No.

The longer answer: There are some troubleshooting steps you can take when you have a malfunctioning AC that might resolve the problem. However, anything that involves tools and opening up the air conditioning cabinets is a job to leave to professionals.

The longest answer: Well, it’s the rest of the blog, so click “Continue Reading” and we’ll get into it below.

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What’s the Difference Between Puron and Freon?

Monday, May 10th, 2021
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We often get questions about the basics of air conditioning from our customers. We’re glad to help: providing expertise is part of our job! A question we sometimes get is about the different types of refrigerants, and specifically a confusion about the term “Freon” and the newer term “Puron.” This is an understandable confusion because “Freon” is a word that’s used often in a way that’s confusing to someone who isn’t an HVAC technician.

Although it may seem like a small technical point, the difference between Freon and Puron is important because it’s connected to the recent phase-out of older refrigerants. This can mean the difference in whether you choose to replace your current AC. 

Anyway, let’s get into the nitty-gritty details…

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What You Can Do If Your AC Stops Working

Monday, April 26th, 2021
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A failed air conditioning system is a problem during the summer almost anywhere. In Arizona it can be a serious emergency. You don’t want to have busted central AC in your home when the temperature outside is over 100°F.

We’re not yet at the blazing hot summer days, but now is a good time to give you some helpful information on what you can do when your AC suddenly stops cooling your house. If you need professionals to fix the AC, you can depend on our team for fast AC repairs in Glendale, AZ and throughout the Phoenix Metro Area. 

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Why You Have a “Start-Stop-Start-Stop” Air Conditioner

Monday, April 12th, 2021
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You’ve been searching online to find out why your air conditioning system seems caught in a rapid start-stop loop. Of course, you expect your AC to turn on for a stretch and then turn off for a period before it turns on once again: this is the regular operation as long as your house is warm enough for the AC to need to turn on in the first place. 

But an air conditioner shouldn’t start and stop repeatedly over a short time. If you have an AC that is running for less than ten minutes, staying off for about the same time, and then coming on to repeat the cycle, you’re right to believe there is a problem.

Fortunately, you’ve found the contractor who offers the Glendale, AZ air conditioning services that can solve this problem.

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How Long Can I Expect My Central AC to Last?

Monday, March 29th, 2021
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Knowing when it’s time to schedule an appointment for a new air conditioning installation in Glendale, AZ is the key to making a smooth transition without enduring any roasting hot days in your house. After all, you don’t want to get caught with a failed AC during one of the hottest summer days in Phoenix— when it’s more than 110°F outside!

Understanding how many years you can expect from your current AC is an essential tool in the “fight” to ensure you always have a working cooling system. The trouble is that it’s not easy to give a straightforward, one-number-fits-all answer to the question in the title. Many factors come into play when determining how many years an AC has left in it. We’ll get into details below, but the best way to get a health-care check on your air conditioner is to schedule regular maintenance for it this spring and ask our technicians about how its future is looking. 

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Some Special Advantages of Scheduling AC Maintenance

Monday, March 15th, 2021
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We declared February to be “Air Conditioning Maintenance Month.” In a place that gets as hot as Phoenix, February is the right time to get regular air conditioning maintenance in motion. 

But if you still haven’t scheduled your AC tune-up and inspection with our team, March is a great time as well. In fact, there isn’t such a thing as an “expiration date” for air conditioning maintenance; it just needs to be done every year. Still, the sooner you have it done, the more you’ll enjoy the benefits of it through the imminent hot weather.

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Your Air Conditioners Probably Needs to Be Replaced If…

Monday, March 1st, 2021
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While many parts of the country are dealing with record-shattering cold spells, we’re enjoying the best of early spring weather. And because this is Arizona, extreme heat is just around the corner. Air conditioning systems are standing by in homes, ready to help. Or at least many of them are ready to help. Yours may not be. In fact, it may be ready to head to the recycling yard and a new system take its place. 

If this is the case, you’ll definitely want to have a new air conditioning installation in Glendale, AZ before the big heat hits. Now is the right time to ask if your current air conditioning system needs to be replaced. We’re cooling experts in the area, so we’ve put together a list of situations where an AC probably needs a replacement. 

Your AC is ready for a replacement assessment if…

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