Why Get an AC Tune Up?

With summer here in and temperatures starting to heat up, it’s time to make sure your A/C is up to speed. The best way to do that is to get an A/C tune up. This is important because cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs. Energy Star says that investing in an annual A/C system tune up can help improve your unit’s efficiency and reduce your energy costs. Build-up from not cleaning your unit can reduce efficiency by as much as 5% a year – and that can really add up. When temperatures rise, too many people just turn on their A/C unit without even thinking about it, even though they haven’t thought about cool air in months. Not only can this damage your unit and make it inefficient, it can cost you big over the long run. Don’t be penny-wise and pound-foolish – the average cost of an AC tune up from a reputable AC repair company is only around $70. Here’s what an AC tune up and professional cleaning includes: A thorough cleaning of condenser coils Clean air filter Inspect indoor coil if accessible Check condenser coil and remove debris A...

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Reasons to Get an AC Check Up

hnical name for it is “Dirty Sock Syndrome.” Your air conditioner can sit for months without use. In your cooling system, dust and dirt build up from the summer before, and those dust and dirt particles collect and lead to mold and mildew, which is the source of the smell. The mold, mildew, and bacteria often or found on or near the AC filter, coils, and ductwork. The only way to rid the system of this odor is clean it, clean it thoroughly. You have some serious AC repair and maintenance ahead of you: When is the last time your air conditioner’s filter was changed? The filter gathers dust and dirt from the air that can accelerate mildew growth when exposed to moisture. Last summer’s filter has been collecting odors for months. If you haven’t changed your system’s filter since last summer your whole home may be getting dirty air blown back into it. Problem solved? Not necessarily. That stench may have another source. The evaporator coils become both cool and damp, creating the perfect conditions for bacteria to grow. Knowing that evaporator coils may need regular cleaning does come in handy, but remember that the best prevention for this...

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5 Summer Prep Tips for AC

Summer time is here and the weather is set to warm up. Are you ready for those sunny days ahead of you? Your AC unit is going to be working overtime to keep you cool but it’s important that you make sure its running smoothly. Preparing for summer can make your air conditioning service experience much more pleasant and it’s pretty easy too. At , our top priority is your experience with your air conditioning unit and making sure you’re ready for a summer. We believe that proper Scottsdale air conditioning service is key to keeping your home comfortable. Below are 5 ways you can make sure your AC works to the best of its ability this summer. The first thing you can do to make sure your AC unit is in peak condition is to replace your air filters. Over time, filters can start to collect dust and grime which will lead to decreased airflow. Regular air filter replacements are a great way to make sure your air conditioning unit lasts longer and works better. Another tip is to keep your evaporator and condenser coils clean. After a period of time, dirt can start to overrun your air conditioning unit’s...

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The Stay Cool Specialists

If you need a professional and reliable service offering ac repair in Fountain Hills, AZ it’s definitely worth considering giving The AAA Cooling Specialist a call, with over fifteen years’ experience helping the people of Fountain Hills stay cool we have personal experience of how hot it can really get in Arizona and how important it is to have effective air conditioning to be able to go about your daily tasks comfortably during the hot summer months so we always aim to offer the best possible service to every customer every single time they call. If your air conditioning breaks down during a hot spell you can be certain that many other people will be having similar problems so finding an ac repair company that is able to come out at short notice can be difficult, at The AAA Cooling Specialist we have a flexible team that is large enough to cope, even during more busy periods, so you can be sure that we will be very likely to be able to visit you the same day if necessary and do everything we can to get your system working again, and if your system is completely beyond repair we have...

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The Benefits of Air Conditioner Installation

How old is your current air conditioning system? If you’ve been using it to cool your home for more than 10-15 years, it’s time to consider an upgrade. You may be concerned about the initial cost of a new system, but once you learn the benefits of upgrading, you may be surprised about how worthwhile it is. Some of the primary benefits of upgrading are: Energy Efficiency – New air conditioning systems have higher energy efficiency standards than those of years past. Savings – The more energy efficient a system is, the less energy it consumes to do its job. When a system is energy efficient, it costs less to run, saving you every month on your cooling bills. In Arizona, this has huge implications since we rely so heavily on our AC units and have long summers. Air Quality – Newer systems cool more evenly, produce cleaner indoor air, and will be more responsive when the temperature is changed. A big part of getting the most out of a new cooling system is making sure it’s properly sized. Our technicians will evaluate every aspect of your home to make sure we recommend the correct size air conditioner so you...

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Vegetation and Energy Efficiency

Here in Phoenix, we’ll take all the help we can get when it comes to staying cool in the summer, and doing so efficiently. Believe it or not, vegetation can be a big part of doing this. The summer sun in Arizona is relentless – just look at anything in your yard (such as patio furniture) that is exposed to the sun over the summer. Now consider what kind of beating your exterior walls and roof experience during this time. It is best to make your home as well-insulated as possible, regardless of the climate you live in. But in Arizona, if we can keep the harsh sunlight from ever getting to our roof and walls, we’ll stay so much cooler, have lower energy bills, and less wear and tear on our homes. Go to your local nursery to learn what types of shades trees are fast growers and do well in our climate. Then plant them on the sides of your home that get the most harsh, and most direct sunlight. If you have windows or doors with glass that are constantly exposed to the sun, these are key areas to plant shade vegetation around for protection. Consider what...

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Save Money and Stay Cool This Summer

There may be a record breaking blizzard this month in the Northeast, but here in Phoenix, the temperatures are already climbing into the low 80s and it is only February. When it comes to AC service, Phoenix residents want to stay cool and save money on their energy bill. Here at AAA Cooling, we know that many of our customers are already worrying about their summer electric bills and we want to help. Here are a few ways that you can save some money while still staying cool this summer: Have your air conditioner serviced. This is an extremely important step in increasing the efficiency of your HVAC unit. Built-up dirt, debris, and clogged ducts can cause your AC to work harder, which costs more. Call us to schedule your maintenance service visit to keep your unit running at peak efficiency.  Use your fans. Ceiling and portable fans are a great way to help circulate cold air and create a breeze in your home. They cost much less to run than your air conditioning unit, so regular use can help save energy and money. Just make sure to turn them off when you leave a room. Fans do nothing to actually...

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Understanding the Differences between a Furnace and a Heat Pump

Two of the most common systems for home heating are heat pumps and furnaces, but we sometimes find that our customers aren’t sure how these two systems differ. It isn’t uncommon to live all your life with one system, never having encountered the other. Understanding different types of heating systems will help you make more informed decisions when it comes time for a major repair or upgrade. Heat pumps are a popular choice for home heating in Phoenix because unlike a furnace, a heat pump can both cool and air, making it perfect for the hot Arizona summers and the mild winters. Using electricity and refrigerants, heat pumps can make hot air cool and cool air hot, allowing for one system for the entire home. Furnaces, on the other hand, can only provide heat and do so by burning some kind of fuel like natural gas, oil, propane, or coal. Furnaces require access to this kind of fuel, either piped, like natural gas, or trucked and stored, like oil, coal, or propane. When it comes to cost, the cheapest option largely depends on a variety of factors including climate, fuel and electricity rates, the type of home, and the age...

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5 Ways to Save Energy and Keep Warm This Winter

A common question we hear from our customers is how to keep themselves and their home comfortable this winter, without breaking the bank on heating costs. With a few easy and inexpensive changes, it is possible to keep warm while also lowering your heating bill. Have your furnace tuned up. Find a local company that can maintain your unit. A quick search of HVAC Glendale Arizona will help you find AAA Cooling, which will provide a thorough inspection of your unit. Make sure that the technician who comes to service your unit inspects all components of the system. He or she should look at everything from the connections, wires, motors, and drainages systems, to the pilot lights, igniters, and even the filters. A comprehensive service of your furnace will make sure it is running properly and efficiently. This saves you money on your energy bill as well as expensive repairs from an improperly maintained unit. Keep the cold air out and the warm air in. One key place heat is lost during the winter is under your doors. If you can see the outside, you need to seal it. You can use a commercially made product and slip it under your...

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How to decrease your home heating bill

As the Arizona temperature drops during the fall and winter, your heating bill is doing the opposite. While it’s nice to have a change in weather from the hot summer, the added cost of heating your home is most unwelcomed. There are easy ways you can save money each month on your heating bill. The only type of draft welcome here is a sports draft. If you feel a draft when placing your hand near a door or window, you need to combat this nuisance. You can change out old weatherstripping, place caulking around windows, or even roll up a towel and place at the base of windows and doors. The more cold air you can prevent from entering your home, the more you will save. Filter out unnecessary costs by cleaning your filter. This simple do-it-yourself heater maintenance task helps your heater function more efficiently, and also keeps the air that is circulating cleaner and healthier. It’s sweater weather. Get out those extra blankets, sweaters, and warm socks, and snuggle by the fireplace. For every 1° you decrease your thermostat, you can save up to 1-3% on your monthly bill. Your heater needs some TLC. Heating can end up...

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