Can your AC catch a cold?

We may not have been swarmed by 150 mph Santa Ana winds, but the temperatures have definitely given Arizona residents a rush. Going from 80 to below 50 is a shock to anyone’s system, but can it effect your A/C unit? One concern that may warrant a call to your Scottsdale air conditioning provider is frost. If blocked with frost or ice, an air conditioning system will not operate properly and will lose cooling capacity. When the cooling coil develops a thick ice build-up on its surface, cool air cannot be produced by the air conditioning system — at all. Many conditions (requiring immediate AC repair) cause the level of refrigerant in the cooling coil to be too low. Surprising, it’s not the cool temperatures that cause the frost block. What is the likely culprit? Dirt, debris, damage or malfunction. So letting the ice melt during the day isn’t going to solve the problem. So just because you switched off your unit for the chilly days doesn’t mean it doesn’t need a check up. Now is the perfect time to get your AC needs taken care of while there’s still time and while many great rebates are available. As any...

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Air Leak Problems In Your Home

Air leak problems in your home can not only make your life during the winter unpleasant, even in a warm area like Arizona, but can also end up costing you excessive amounts of money on energy bills, and in some cases, major repairs. For these reasons, it’s a good idea to inspect your home for certain air leak problems that can arise and to contact a licensed professional if you encounter any of the following situations: Wet insulation – The insulation in your attic and throughout your home should be completely dry. If you find any wet insulation, or even a little bit damp, it’s one of the telltale signs that your roof is leaking. Contact a professional right away to get to the root of the problem. Vents exhausting warm air into the attic – Check your household’s vents, specifically the ones for your kitchen, bathroom and clothes dryer. These vents all need to be pushing their warm, moist air directly outdoors rather than inside your home. Make sure that this is the case in your home. Moldy rafters – Take a look at the rafters and floor joists in your attic. Are they showing any signs of mold or rot? If they are, you’ve...

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Why to get your AC serviced before summer

While most of the country is begging for a few signs of Spring, we Arizonans are relishing the cool nights as we dread the impending heat wave just on the horizon. You’ve likely been wearing your flip flops for weeks (if not months) and you already have a pretty decent base going on your tan. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the temperatures are about to hit triple digits. That means your air conditioner is about to get a workout and you’ll want to make sure neither you nor your unit breaks a sweat. You’ll find AAA Cooling when you search for AC service Mesa, because we believe in servicing the entire unit from installation, to tune-ups and preventing large scale repairs. Preventative maintenance for your air conditioning is no different than rotating your tires or changing the oil on your car. We all know that investing in small maintenance keep our cars functioning properly so we can avoid major and costly issues down the road. The same applies to your air conditioning system. Scheduling a service appointment during the spring can help ensure that your air conditioning will keep you cool during the summer. As the...

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