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

Choosing the Right AC for Your Home

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Choosing a brand new air conditioning system for your home can certainly be a little overwhelming — with so many options on the market today, how do you know which system is going to be a good fit?

Narrowing down your options can be quite tricky, which is why we are here to help! Below, we have listed some of the best air conditioning systems on the market today to give you a bit of a head start. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more! So, what are you waiting for?

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3 Noises Your AC Could Do Without

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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!

Monday, 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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Why Is My Air Conditioner Frozen?

Monday, August 20th, 2018

frozen-pipeLet’s say one day your air conditioner doesn’t seem to be blowing cool air into your home. It certainly sounds like its working, but your home is still hot. You open the indoor AC unit’s cabinet to see if you can spot any problems. What you find is a steel block and copper tubes caked in frost.

The air conditioner makes cold air, so logically, a little ice on the components isn’t a big deal, right? Unfortunately, this is where some AC owners go wrong. A frozen air conditioner is not something to be happy about, but we’ll help you figure out where things went wrong.

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What Pinhole Leaks Mean for Your AC

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

ac-coil-copper-bends-through-sheet-metalPinhole leaks in an air conditioner have to be in the top running for “most irritating AC problems.” When they happen, there’s not much you can do except to have them fixed by a professional air conditioning repair service in Phoenix, AZ. Luckily, understanding how they happen and their warning signs can significantly reduce the damage they might bring.

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What Do You Need in a Commercial HVAC Company?

Monday, July 9th, 2018

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When you choose an HVAC service for your commercial needs, you’ll find that a lot of HVAC companies do offer commercial services. But you don’t want an HVAC company that just offers—you need one that truly understands the needs of businesses and commercial building owners.

How can they prove this? By providing any number of services and perks that truly make the difference for commercial needs. In this post, we’ll go over just a few things that you need from a commercial HVAC company.

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R22 Refrigerant Phase-Out: Know Your Options

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Close-up photo of the insulated refrigerant pipelines connected to the air handling unitRefrigerant. It’s one of those terms you’ve likely heard before. You probably have an idea of what it is, and maybe even a very basic understanding of how it works, but that’s probably where your knowledge ends.

You may have even had a handyman or misleading professional tell you at some point that refrigerant needs to be refilled (what we in the HVAC industry call recharged) once a year—this isn’t true. If your system is losing refrigerant, it means you have a leak that must be repaired before being recharged. Ideally, your air conditioner is supplied with enough refrigerant upon installation to last its entire lifespan.

If you have an older system (10 years +) chances are very likely that it has refrigerant in it called R22. This type of refrigerant is being phased out due to its harmful effects on the environment, particularly its ozone-depleting properties.

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How to Improve Your Air Conditioner’s Performance

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

air-conditioner-outdoor-unitHow do you keep cool during the summer? Most of us move from one air-conditioned space to the next, and with all that wear and tear on your AC, your system may start to misbehave. Perhaps, it’s already starting getting a bit louder than normal. Or perhaps you’ve noticed a sudden, unexpected rise in your energy bills. You may even be concerned as your AC moves past the 10-year mark.

The first call should be to a pro technician, like those on our team. That’s the quickest way to a resolution. There are some powerful ways to improve your air conditioner’s performance.

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Watch Out for Short Cycling in Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 30th, 2018

short-cycling-ACSpring is here, and summer won’t be far behind. Here in the Phoenix area, that means triple-digit temperatures and homes in desperate need of cooling. Your air conditioner will be called upon to work for days on end to keep the heat from creeping into your home.

In light of that, now is the time to pay close attention to the way your air conditioner runs, and to call for a repair service in the event you spot anything out of the ordinary. Generally speaking, anything out of the ordinary should be cause for concern, but in particular, watch for the appearance of short cycling: turning on and off again far more frequently than it should. It doesn’t sound like a huge issue, but in fact, it can be devastating.

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