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

Your Home’s Air Ventilation and Air Quality

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Proper ventilation throughout your home is important. By ensuring that pollutants in your house do not accumulate to levels that cause health and comfort problems for your family can cut back on trips to the doctors office . One of the best ways to lower the concentration of indoor air pollutants is to increase the amount of outdoor air coming into the home through the use of mechanical ventilation.

There are numerous types of mechanical ventilation equipment available that can introduce enough fresh air to mitigate most IAQ problems. These products include everything from exhaust fans that intermittently remove air from a single room, such as bathrooms and kitchens, to central air-handling systems that continuously remove air from the home and then replace it with filtered and conditioned outdoor air.

The majority of homes in Phoenix,AZ do not have adequate ventilation. Most have unducted ventilation or inadequate ducted ventilation. This is a prime opportunity for professional contractors to help their customers clean up their air quality within their home.

The reason why most homes do not have adequate ventilation in Phoenix is because, in the past, building codes did not require ventilation fans if the bathroom had a window. Even if the local code required the installation of a bath fan, the fan only had to be a 50-cfm model which, in most cases, is not large enough to remove the moisture out of the bathroom. Most contractors are aware that ventilation is a key component in the overall IAQ equation, however, the issue is not always discussed with homeowners until a secondary condition arises due to improper ventilation.

For an HVAC contractor, talking about ventilation with your customers provides a huge opportunity for contractors as they can make sure that their customers are fully aware of the negative impacts of poor IAQ. By offering suggestions to the customer, such as the types of quality fans available that move more air, automatic operation such as humidity sensing, quieter fan operation units, and the types of units that produce greater energy-efficient operation in lowering electric bills, your customers will appreciate your efforts and the contractor will experience less call backs.

You can’t put a price on health and your customer will greatly appreciate this.

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Time to Service Your Air Conditioning Unit in Phoenix

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Time to Service Your Air Conditioning Unit

Living in Phoenix AZ is such an amazing privilege. We are surrounded by mountains, lush desert landscape, and enjoy beautiful temperatures for seven months out of the year. The others five months however can be pretty brutal.

If you’ve lived in Phoenix you know how hot it gets toward the middle of May and continues on through the middle of October. Temperatures can get as hot as 112 degrees on any given summer day and with all the building in the valley, the heat index continues to climb each year. That’s why it’s very important to have your air conditioning unit serviced once a year to make sure it is in perfect working condition.

With having to run our AC units pretty much all day throughout our hot Phoenix summers, it’s crucial to make sure that your system is ready to start another hot season in perfect condition. You may not know it, but lasts year’s summer may have taken a little tole on your air conditioner.

Here are a couple areas that our professional team will check out to make sure your AC unit is ready for operation when those hot temps hit:

1) We look at the moving parts to make sure they are lubricated properly to help avoid friction and reduce the amount of energy that is required for it to function.
2) Our team will make sure all controls are operating properly and will tighten all of the connections.
3) The setting of your thermostat will be evaluated to ensure they are set to temperatures you prefer when you are home and set to the correct energy saving temps when you are gone.
4) It’s also important to check the condensation drain to make sure it’s not clogged.

These are just a few important areas that are a part of our air conditioning maintenance check list. When a member of our team comes to inspect your AC unit, they will go over the complete list with you. You don’t want to have your cooling system break down on you in the middle of the summer. Call Cool Touch today and a member of our team will get your home scheduled for an air conditioner maintenance check so you can have a piece of mind once the heat hits Phoenix.

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