Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
Spring is here and so is the warmer weather. While it’s a nice break from the cold of winter, it’s also a reminder that summer is right around the corner and bringing with it triple digit temperatures again. Before we go to our air conditioning systems for salvation, it’s probably a good idea to make sure they’re up for the task at hand.
While they’ll almost undoubtedly turn on and function when we command them, they won’t necessarily be doing it as efficiently as they can, which can cause an unsightly increase in running costs. The summer gets hot, but is it really worth paying all that extra cash every month just so we can stay cool? Luckily, things don’t have to be so black and white; you can have you cake and eat it too with some well played air conditioning maintenance.
Before calling out one of our well trained and highly experienced professionals, there are a few things you can do on your own to help increase overall efficiency, and save you a bit of change in the process. First off, you should make sure that there are no obstructions blocking the air flow to the outside unit. Blocking this will cause the entire system to work harder and harder to move air throughout the home, and can wind up burning out certain components.
Another thing to keep in mind is insulation. Insufficient amounts around the air ducts can let cool air escape before it even reaches the room you’re trying to cool. You can remedy this by wrapping any exposed ducts in some standard insulation from your local hardware store. While we’re on the topic of cooling rooms, it’s also a good idea to close air vents to rooms that you won’t be using or don’t need to cool. This can help decrease running costs and increase overall system lifecycle.
While there are a few things you can do on your own, there are even more cooling services that our trained experts can do. It’s recommended that you have your air conditioning systems maintenanced at least once a year, preferably in spring, so that it’s ready for the summer months. We go through and replace worn out components before they break and begin causing problems, and will clean others before they clog.
We put a lot into our maintenance services, and go above and beyond what you would typically expect from maintenance services. We can because we care, and that’s why we’ve gained ourselves a reputation as the last name in Riverside air conditioning.
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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
Central air conditioning is a massively important part of our lives. It’s integrated itself into nearly every facet of society, from the fast food burger joint to the office buildings of fortune 500 companies. Nearly everybody in this day and age takes advantage of central air conditioning, and things would be quite different without it.
There are two main types of central air conditioning, residential and commercial. While we’re all familiar with residential air conditioning, commercial air conditioning is something that is widely integrated and more widespread, and also requires another level of service and equipment. Businesses and companies, both those that serve directly with the public and offices who serve other businesses, need to ensure their air conditioning systems are up and running smoothly during the hot summer months. The last things businesses want is increased air conditioning costs and/or miserable employees or customers.
Just like other appliances and machines, commercial air conditioning units and systems require regular maintenance. Sometimes, businesses will attempt to save money by increasing the time between system maintenance, but this can often times be more detrimental than anything. When employees have to spend their days in hot buildings during the warm summer months, their moral and overall performance decreases; which in turn decreases their overall productivity. The same holds true for customers – they’ll be less inclined to spend time in a shop or store that is uncomfortably warm.
Air conditioning services help keep current commercial air conditioning systems running smoothly and efficiently. It also helps keep their operating costs down to a reasonable and affordable amount. The benefits of keeping up to date on air conditioning maintenance outpace the costs of the maintenance itself, allowing for increased savings over the long run. This includes increased savings on the running costs, as well as increased customer retention and purchases.
A good way to think of air conditioning maintenance and services is to think of it in the same way as you would a car. Cars and trucks need regular maintenance every three months or so, helping ensure that they keep in good running conditioning and retain as much of their fuel efficiency as possible. The same holds true for air conditioning systems, both residential and commercial. By keeping up to date on the regular maintenance, not only can companies and businesses keep their running costs down, but they can increase the life cycle of their air conditioning systems. Sounds like a win-win to us.
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