How Can You Tell if You Have Poor Indoor Air Quality?

Though invisible to the naked eye, air pollution is known to have plenty of adverse effects on our health without us noticing. The average homeowner doesn’t usually consider air quality until it’s too late, and the damage has been done thanks to it not being a well-known or easily spotted issue. While we offer residential air quality testing throughout Scottsdale, AZ, we think it’s important to take care of air pollution constantly rather than only when given poor test results. Today, we’re going to highlight some of the main ways that you can figure out if your home has poor indoor air quality, what causes this poor air quality, and what you can do to stop it dead in its tracks. Mold, Mildew, & Bacterial Growth If you’ve been noticing an extensively more considerable amount of mold and mildew starting to form throughout your home’s most vulnerable areas like kitchens and bathrooms, your air quality is most likely to blame. Keeping air circulating in these areas can help reduce the impact of the harmful bacterial culprits in your air clinging to surfaces and growing. Still, the long term solution is investing in an air purification system. 

Why is My AC Ineffective?

It’s that time of year in Arizona when the whir of an air conditioning system is an ever-present part of daily life, and we wouldn’t have it any other way! Surviving the summer here, with temperatures hovering in the 100s, requires some serious work by a home cooling system. That’s why it’s so incredibly frustrating when you’re running your AC day and night, but you still don’t feel comfortable. If your unit is fewer than 10 years old, you probably can’t blame subpar performance on advanced age.  So, what could the problem be? Here at AAA Cooling Specialists, as we travel around the Scottsdale area providing AC tune-ups, we encounter plenty of complaints about ineffective cooling systems. Homeowners report that their units never stop running. They say that they have to wait hours for the system to respond to a small thermostat adjustment. Or, they wonder why their home never seems to get cooler than the mid-80s. There are a number of possible explanations for insufficient AC performance in this brutally hot climate. We highlighted a few of the most common Arizona air conditioning issues in this infographic.

Common Signs of Imminent AC Failure and How You Can Help Protect Yourself

The coronavirus outbreak has forced families across Arizona to adjust their daily lives and make various sacrifices to help keep all members of the community healthy and safe.  If there’s one thing you shouldn’t have to sacrifice, it’s your home comfort. Temperatures are already brutally hot here in the Scottsdale area, and as the COVID-19 quarantine continues and you remain hunkered down in your house with the air conditioner revved up, it’s never been more important to keep that cooling system running strong. It’s also crucial to act fast if you notice any hiccups in the system. With AAA Cooling Specialists here to provide expert air conditioning repair service in Scottsdale and the surrounding region, there’s no reason to risk an AC breakdown and add additional misery to these difficult times. Be on the lookout for these warning signs that your cooling system could be headed for failure.

Information for Our Customers on the Coronavirus Impact

As people around the globe continue to cope with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and more news continues to develop, the team of indoor air quality experts at AAA Cooling Specialists would like to communicate with you regarding this important issue.  The health and safety of our customers and employees is our greatest concern and top priority. That’s why we’re taking action, implementing a list of procedures based on information and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Spring Has Sprung! Is Your Air Conditioner Ready?

A huge perk of living here in Arizona is the sunny springtime warmth that arrives early in the year, while other parts of the country are still experiencing frigid winter conditions. Our balmy spring weather is a powerful lure, bringing professional baseball teams and thousands of fans to our area to begin preparing for each new season. Speaking of preparation, your Scottsdale, AZ, air conditioner service experts at AAA Cooling Specialists want to make sure your cooling system is ready to kick into high gear as temperatures climb. You expect a lot out of your air conditioner, and in order for it to perform its best throughout the spring and summer, now’s the time to give it some TLC. After sitting dormant throughout the winter, here are a few issues that can arise with an AC system:

Is 2020 Your Year to Upgrade Your AC?

Yes, it’s only January, and the scorching Arizona summer has yet to arrive. However, as leading providers of air conditioning services in Scottsdale, AZ, and the surrounding areas, we know that it’s never too early to start preparing for the heat. Now is the perfect time to think about the condition of your cooling system. Is it up to the challenge of keeping you comfortable for another sweltering season? Was it showing signs of decline last year, but you decided to sweat it out instead of investing in an upgrade? If you’re on the fence about whether to stick with your current cooling system for one more year or to take the plunge on a replacement, this post should help you organize your thoughts and get moving in the right direction. First, take a look at this infographic to see if your old AC unit is a good candidate for the scrap heap.

Why You Should Add HVAC Maintenance to Your List Of New Year’s Resolutions

It might be hard to believe, but a new decade is about to begin, and if you’re like most of your neighbors here in the Scottsdale area, you’re contemplating what changes you can make to better your life as the calendar gets ready to turn.  Might we suggest adding “Regular Heating and Cooling Maintenance” to your list of New Year’s Resolutions? No, that doesn’t sound like the most exciting goal to set. But when you take a look at all the benefits we’ve listed in this post, you’ll understand why it’s so worthwhile. And with our experienced team at AAA Cooling Specialists here to help, keeping this resolution will be a lot easier than saving money or losing weight! Efficiency A heater or air conditioner that is working too hard is bound to underperform and eventually break down. Regular maintenance ensures that every component of the system is clean and working properly, producing the proper airflow and temperatures, and not wasting any energy in the process.  Longevity Most heaters and air conditioners last between 10 and 15 years. When you invest in a new heating and cooling system, you expect it to do its job for years and years to...

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Don’t Ignore These Heating System Red Flags!

The holiday season is finally here, and if you’re like most residents of the Scottsdale area, your schedule just got really hectic, seemingly overnight. Your to-do list is so long you’re not sure how you’re going to get all the shopping and cooking done plus prepare your home for an influx of guests.  You don’t have time for anything to go wrong with your home’s heating system. You don’t have room in your budget to pay for expensive repairs. We understand how you feel. However, if you notice something isn’t right with your heater and you ignore it because you’re just too busy, you’re risking a breakdown at the worst possible time. Your friends at AAA Cooling Specialists want to make sure your holiday season is warm, cozy and as enjoyable as possible. If you notice any of the following red flags in your heating system, give our team a call right away to schedule heating repairs.

Home Comfort Systems 101: Key Factors to Consider When Replacing Your HVAC System

Fall is the perfect time to think about that one nagging item on your to-do list that you might have been putting off, not wanting to invest the necessary time or money. Yes, we’re talking about replacing your home comfort system. Most people balk at the idea of dipping into their household budget for a new air conditioner or heater, thinking they can get by for another year, and then another year, with a system that’s outdated or past its prime. What they don’t realize: If they choose their new system wisely, they’ll most likely only have to go through this process once or twice in their entire lifetime! At AAA Cooling Specialists, we’ve spent four decades empowering residents of the Scottsdale area with the knowledge and resources they need to choose effective, dependable home comfort solutions that will keep their family safe and happy for many hassle-free years to come. If you’re considering taking the plunge on a new AC installation for your Scottsdale, AZ home, stop procrastinating and let’s get started together — right now! Here are the key factors to consider when choosing a new HVAC system.

September HVAC Maintenance Tips

Top 5 Ways to Maintain Your HVAC System in September During the month of September, the temperatures can begin to change outside as residents attempt to remain comfortable indoors. The HVAC system is often in use to control the climate in buildings. As a homeowner, it’s important to maintain the HVAC system to ensure it can continue to operate well. 1. Clean or Replace the HVAC Filters The filter that is installed influences the airflow and needs to be replaced every three to four months, depending on how frequently the HVAC system runs. Replacing the filter will improve the air quality in each room and can also prevent the parts from working harder than necessary, which can increase the lifespan of the appliance. 2. Schedule an Inspection When you hire professionals from , serving Scottsdale, to perform a thorough inspection of your HVAC system, we’ll assess if any underlying issues are present. One of our technicians will examine all of the parts and can clean everything to prevent the appliance from developing any issues throughout the season. 3. Reprogram the Thermostat September is an ideal time to reprogram the thermostat as the weather begins to change. You’ll want to lower...

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