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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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.

How to Deal With Uneven Cooling at Home

During the hot times of the year, you may notice that certain spots in your home always seem abnormally cold or warm. Uneven cooling is a common issue, but you do not have to just give in and accept that parts of your house will not cool properly. If you have uneven cooling in your house, there are a few things you can do to address the problem. Adjust Your Insulation Levels If you notice that your upstairs is warmer than your downstairs, the problem may be that hot air is entering the attic and shifting temperatures in the home. This issue can be fixed simply by adding insulation upstairs to keep cool air in and hot air out. Check Your Ducts Uneven cooling can be caused by blockages or leaks in your ducts. For those living in Scottsdale, has duct cleaning services that may be a good solution to this problem. Cleaning out ducts and identifying leaks will ensure cool air can travel to all parts of the house. Install a Zoning System Adding an HVAC zoning system to your house is the most reliable and permanent solution to the problem. This type of product lets you adjust the...

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Our Proud Partnership with Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest!

We are so excited to announce our partnership with Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest. Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a simple mission; showing kindness, doing justice and serving those in need. They have a vision for a just world where all people can fulfill their basic needs. We strongly believe in this mission and vision and are thrilled to be partnering with them to give back. Earlier this year, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest received a referral from a sister church regarding an Arizona family in need. This family of 6, including a 13, 11, 6 and 4 year old, has been struggling after job layoff last year. Making ends meet was already a battle when medical issues struck. Unfortunately, COBRA was unwilling to cover these expenses, creating more financial ruin. When it felt like things couldn’t get worse, their heating and air conditioning system broke down. They’ve been without heat all winter and were terrified of the impending summer heat. Our team at AAA Cooling Specialists was introduced to this family in February, and we were blown away by them. We immediately knew this was a deserving family that we...

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What Does a SEER Rating Mean?

When your AC units run efficiently, it will consume less energy and make your home energy-efficient hence saving you a lot of money in the long run. One of the critical factors that will determine your air conditioner’s efficiency is its Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio that is commonly referred to as SEER. Technically, the higher the ratio, the more energy-efficient your cooling equipment is. Each state in the United States has a minimum SEER rating standard for new air conditioning systems which is either 13 or 14 depending on where you live. So, what exactly is a SEER and how is it essential when it comes to energy savings? What Is SEER? A SEER is simply the ratio of the overall cooling output of your AC unit over a typical cooling season, divided by the electricity it consumed during that period in Watts per hour. It is good to note that this figure represents the average figure that is usually calculated over the entire cooling season. Think of the SEER as being just like the MPG for your vehicle. How SEER Ratings Affect Your Air Conditioner Before an AC installation in Scottsdale, you need to remember the fact that SEER...

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