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

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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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Schedule Your AC Repairs

Friday, May 8th, 2020
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The last thing anybody needs during the hot Arizona summers is to turn on their air conditioner only to find that it isn’t working. We are well past the hottest months of the year, but it will not be long before summer’s hottest days are upon us, and winter will feel like a distant memory.

If there is anything wrong with your AC, you should never delay scheduling your AC repairs. You might feel tempted to hold off on the repairs right now because it is not quite as hot anymore. However, it is the ideal time to call us for AC services in Glendale, AZ, to take care of your unit. Otherwise, you can forget about the repairs until it is too late.

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Is It Time for a New Air Conditioner?

Monday, April 27th, 2020
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When you are a homeowner, you have many tough calls to make when it comes to investing in your household. It is a big responsibility, and you try to cut down costs wherever you can. However, one of the biggest challenges is deciding when to replace that old HVAC system you have had since you moved to your house.

You might have to schedule regular repairs for your AC because something always goes wrong. Have you ever considered that you might want to schedule services for AC replacement in Glendale, AZ, instead?

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Call for AC Repairs if You Notice These Tell-Tale Signs of Trouble

Monday, April 13th, 2020

If you live in Glendale, AZ, you know how much of a blessing air conditioners can be. They can keep you cool and calm when you are indoors, even under the hottest Arizona sun. However, things can quickly take a turn for the worse if your AC stops working. All that protection from the heat you get is gone, and your home can become an oven.

Homeowners often tend to miss the signs that their ACs need repairs. We advise looking out for signs to see if your AC is working properly. If you notice any issues, you should call us immediately for AC repair in Glendale, AZ. We can sort out the problem for you.

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