Cool Touch Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Glendale’

Some Pretty Unique Ductless Repairs

Monday, July 8th, 2019

If you own a ductless system, you know how truly great they are — they’re efficient, effective, and can provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch! Plus, they take up very little space! But just because ductless systems are a great way to keep your home comfortable doesn’t mean that they do not come with their own set of unique repair needs.

In fact, ductless systems experience a few repairs that other systems don’t. But don’t worry — with a team of expert technicians on your side, your system will be back up and running in as little time as possible! But for your convenience and curiosity, we have listed some of these unique repairs for you below. Keep reading for some common repair needs to look out for.

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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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Here’s How to Spot a Slab Leak

Monday, May 27th, 2019

You have your regular leaks, like those under the sink or behind the wall. They’re annoying, and they can cause some damage, but it’ll be OK if everything is taken care of in time.

On the other hand, you have slab leaks. These leaks can be sneaky and devastating. That’s why it’s important to know the signs of one so that you can call in for repairs as soon as possible. Down below, we’ll go over some of the signs of a slab leak.

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Don’t Save Furnace Repairs for Next Season

Monday, 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

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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Practicing Good Plumbing Hygiene

Monday, 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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The Benefits of Ductless Mini-Split Systems

Monday, April 16th, 2018

ductless-air-conditioningAir conditioning season starts early and stays late in Arizona, and selecting the best kind of system for your home is of paramount importance. Air conditioners need to be properly sized and suited for the specifics of the building in question, and while traditional centralized air conditioners are often the best fit, they’re not the only option for your home.

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Backup Heating Options for Heat Pumps in Glendale, AZ

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Heat pumps are a great option if you want to have one system that both heats and cools your home. Heat pumps are also desirable because they are very efficient systems. But in extreme weather conditions, like during the winters in Glendale, AZ, heat pumps can actually become more inefficient. In this blog pots, we’re going to discuss why that happens and what the options are to account for that.

Heat Pumps in Extreme Cold

In heating mode, heat pumps move heat from outside into your home. Depending on the type of heat pump that you have, this can present difficulties for the efficiency of your heat pump. If you have a ground source heat pump, like a geothermal system, this may not be that much of a problem because the ground stays relatively the same temperature. But if you have an air source heat pump, which is very common in Glendale, as the temperature drops there is less available heat in the air. Depending on the model of heat pump that you have, that temperature can be between 30° F and 40° F. Other heat pumps can still operate at temperatures lower than 30° F.

Backup Heating Options

In order to supplement the work of the heat pump, some heat pumps need a back-up heating system. This system will work in tandem with the heat pump and, if it gets really cold, can completely replace the heat pump. There are a number of options available for backup heating systems. Here are just a couple of them.

Electric Resistance

Your toaster is uses electric resistance to generate heat. As a back-up heating system in a heat pump, these are called electric heating strips. This type of heat is generally very inefficient but can activate very quickly. They are also very easy to install when compared to a back-up furnace because they don’t need a gas line. Heating strips can normally be installed in the air handler and connected to a power source.

Back up Furnace

When you use a back-up furnace, the system is referred to a hybrid heat or dual fuel system. If you’re using propane, oil or natural gas for your home already, adding a furnace that uses one of those fuels won’t be that difficult. This is a great way to back up your heat pump.

If you’re interested in learning more about back-up heating or if you’d like to install one in your home in Glendale, contact Cool Touch today.

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