Cool Touch Air Conditioning and Heating Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Glendale’

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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February Is Already AC Maintenance Month

Monday, February 15th, 2021
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If an HVAC company in Wisconsin started to tell its customers they need to get on the schedule right away for their air conditioning maintenance, most people would think they had serious brain freeze. After all, let’s see, right now it’s [checks weather] 11°F in Milwaukee—and that’s in the middle of the day! Who can think about their air conditioning systems when the temperature is hovering close to zero?

But here in the Valley, the temperature as we write this is [leans out window] 76°F. Yes, that’s a pleasant temperature for us. But it doesn’t take much more before it pushes us into hot weather. Air conditioning weather. So February is absolutely the month for air conditioning maintenance in Glendale, AZ

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Understand the Electric Furnace AFUE Rating

Monday, December 7th, 2020
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When it comes to heating homes, electric furnaces are common in Arizona. We don’t rely on heating systems as much in our warmer climates, and electric furnaces are effective ways to provide warmth in these conditions. They’re smaller than gas furnaces, cost less to install, and don’t take up much space.

However, there’s some confusion people have about the cost to run an electric furnace compared to a gas furnace, and that’s due to their AFUE ratings. We’re going to look into this confusion in this post to help you better understand how an electric furnace works.

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Yes, You Still Need Heating Maintenance Done in Fall

Monday, October 26th, 2020
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It’s fall and it’s hot here in the Valley. It’s often hot here in the valley, and we can expect warm weather to follow us through most of the rest of the year. That makes it harder to make people think about the heating system in their home. If it’s 80°F or warmer outside, who wants to give much thought to turning on the furnace in the house, or switching the heat pump over to heating mode?

However, as a reminder about the future: temperatures during winter nights can often fall into the 40s. That might sound humorous to somebody who lives in Wisconsin, but it still means needing a heating system to help out. So when we say you need to schedule heating maintenance this fall, it’s because we know you’ll need it.

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Did You Schedule AC Maintenance in Spring? Here’s How You Benefited This Summer

Monday, September 14th, 2020
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This post is something a touch different: we’re offering you congratulations! Yes, if you remembered to schedule AC maintenance in Glendale, AZ in spring, you deserve to know how you benefited from it. We hope this will make it easier for you to remember to have air conditioning maintenance done every year—and our Ultimate Service Agreement makes it easy, because we’ll call to remind you each year!

(Okay, we’ll admit there’s another reason for the post: to make sure you know why maintenance is essential. If you didn’t have maintenance done, you’ll have a better idea why it’s so important.)

So let’s take a look at how you benefitted this summer from an AC.

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Know the Signs It’s Time to Schedule Duct Cleaning

Monday, August 31st, 2020
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Do you need duct cleaning at all? If your house has ducts, the answer is yes. The ductwork of the average six-person home circulates 40 lbs. of dust through it per year—and plenty of that gets trapped along the duct walls, creating an even greater build-up over time. It only takes a year for a thin layer of dust to develop, and that’s enough to start causing a drop in HVAC system efficiency.

(This, by the way, is one of the reasons more homes today are built for ductless HVAC systems. No ducts, no need to clean them.)

We recommend our customers schedule duct cleaning in Glendale, AZ every three to five years. If you have never had your ducts cleaned, you’re probably overdue for this service. However, if you’d like some more solid indicators telling you it’s duct-cleaning time, we’ve put together a list of ways to tell.

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Is It Important to Know the SEER Rating for a New AC?

Monday, August 17th, 2020

SEER is one of two ratings used to measure the energy efficiency of an air conditioner. (The other is EER, we’ll get to that in a minute.) Because SEER is often displayed prominently on air conditioning systems and is one of the criteria for a unit to earn the ENERGY STAR label from the Department of Energy, people imagine it’s important. But how important? Is it the main factor in choosing the air conditioner when you are ready for an AC installation Glendale, AZ?

No, it’s not—but it’s still important!

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Is It Too Late for AC Maintenance? No, Never!

Monday, July 6th, 2020
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Welp, it’s hot. Summer is officially here and we are experiencing the hammering of heat that we expect in the Valley. This is when you appreciate having a reliable central air conditioning system in your home. Let’s face it, most of the Phoenix area would never have become so densely settled without the invention of affordable central ACs for homes and businesses.

But wait … is your home’s central air conditioning system reliable? Did you remember to schedule maintenance for it in the spring? If you did, great! You can expect few troubles during the season with your AC. If you didn’t, there’re two things we don’t want you to do:

  1. Panic.
  2. Decide it’s too late and wait for maintenance next year.

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Keep Cool With These Money-Saving Tips!

Monday, May 25th, 2020
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While the summer is making way for the winter, Arizona residents cannot expect to see very cold temperatures. You will still likely need to keep using your AC to keep cool during the day. However, that does not mean you have to spend too much on high utility bills.

It is the perfect time for you to learn about the ways you can boost your AC’s efficiency. When you keep your air conditioner in ideal condition, it does not have to work too hard, and you can save a lot on utility bills and repairs. Learn about the cool money-saving tips that can minimize your utility bills. As always, if you require any AC services in Glendale, AZ, you can get in touch with us.

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