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Before we know it, spring will be gone and summer will be here, giving us all in San Diego some delightful weather. There is one important thing about the upcoming warmer months that homeowners often forget to consider – their HVAC unit.

Your HVAC unit is about to start working overtime as the temperatures begin to rise.  To help it run at full strength, there are a few things homeowners in San Diego can do to ensure their systems are ready for the upcoming summer. Here are a couple of ideas for your check list.

  1. Change your Filters Regularly – This is an important reminder for HVAC maintenance, and one we can’t stress enough. That’s because this is the easiest way (and least expensive) to take care of your unit. A new filter helps the entire system work better and more effectively, while also keeping your indoor air clean and healthy for your family.  ADD TIMING FOR WHEN THE FILTERS SHOULD BE CHANGED / HOW OFTEN
  2. Check your Freon – Low levels of refrigerant could indicate a leak, which is both an environmental and operational hazard.  Contact ARS® to check your Freon for you. More will be needed to cool your home during the hotter months.
  3. Calibrate your Thermostat – If you haven’t already purchased a digital thermostat, you may want to consider once. Your thermostat setting could be misreading the temperature in your home and causing your air conditioning to run unnecessarily.  And, with a digital thermostat you can adjust the settings which can help you to save money on your energy bill.

Whatever you need to do to prepare your home and HVAC for the summer, ARS can help. Just give us a call at (866) 509-2940 or visit us at ARSSanDiego.com.

Can you believe that we are starting to use our air conditioners in San Diego in March? Since you may already be turning on the cool air in the home, when was the last time you thought about what helps that air – your air filter?

From a regular HVAC tune-up to inspecting the air quality in your home, our skilled technicians at ARS® understand the benefits of routine maintenance, but it all starts with your air filter and springing for a few dollars at your local home store. Here are three reasons why:

  1. Allergies. Those microscopic delivery drivers of agony can cause many problems for homeowners in San Diego. Healthy air can reduce the effect of allergens in your home (e.g., mold spores, dust), which is why when the filter is dirty, the allergens are not being sucked up into your HVAC. We suggest cleaning or changing it.
  2. Energy. Air filters can help the air in your home, but they also help the HVAC itself. A clean air filter can keep the HVAC infrastructure working well by removing clogging and trapped debris. The harder your HVAC unit has to work, the shorter it will last because of the rapid wear-and-tear on the air conditioner or heater.
  3. Money. If your HVAC has to work harder because of a dirty filter, you can find yourself having to turn up the heat or turn down the air to achieve your desired temperature. That’s money blowing in your home. Change the air filter and you may not have to spend so much money.

If you have any questions, call us at (866) 509-2940 or visit us as ARSSanDiego.com.

At ARS® San Diego, we want to ensure you don’t forget about something that can easily be overlooked during spring cleaning – your air conditioner.

From the filter to the ducts, the coils to the thermostats, even your HVAC system has needs and spring is the ideal time to take care of those.

There are many benefits to routine maintenance for your air conditioner. For example:

  1. Maintenance of your HVAC system means fewer breakdowns and longer duration of use
  2. Removal of dust from the system results in cleaner air in the home
  3. Cleaning the system reduces noise during each cooling cycle
  4. Tune-ups ensure that your system is operating at maximum efficiency

In San Diego, we’re lucky enough to frequently enjoy the amazing outside air. But you also want the best air quality you can get indoors. Don’t forget spring cleaning your HVAC system.

If you have any questions, contact us at 866-509-2940 or at ARSSanDiego.com.

In short, helping your heater means helping your wallet. Whenever homeowners use the furnace more than usual, the energy bills can skyrocket. There are ways to help lower that cost and still stay warm in your home. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Turn Down the Water Heater. Did you know you could even do that? If you lower the temperature to the range of 115 to 120 degrees, you could reduce power usage in your home without a real noticeable difference to the temperature.
  2. Keep Your Ducts in a Row. It is a necessary thing to help with your heating costs. The U.S. Department of Energy says that if your ductwork is not properly sealed or connected, the heat can lose about 60 percent of its effectiveness.
  3. Keep Heating Vents Clear. Where are your vents? Are they blocked by rugs? Are they covered by furniture? Maybe that’s causing your heater to work harder than it needs to be working during the winter.
  4. Use a Blanket. Did you know that according to the U.S. News & World Report there is a popular statistic in the HVAC business that says you can save about three percent on your heating bill for every degree you set the temperature back? Grab a blanket and save some cash.

Hopefully, those easy tips will help you save money while helping your heater work easier. If you find that your furnace is still having troubles, we are happy to help you. Just give us a call at (866) 509-2940 or visit us online and drop us a line.

The Air Quality Index of San Diego is something very important to this city. Some days, our air quality is good in terms of ground-level ozone and levels of health concern. Most days, it’s not great in San Diego, largely because of smog.

According to the Air Pollution Control District for the County of San Diego, “smog season” lasts from May through October. Yet, because of the strange winter we have been having in our city, smog levels have been at irrational rates. Here are three things you can do as a homeowner to improve the air quality for your family.

  1. Change your Air Filter. You always hear HVAC guys and gals say that for a good reason – it needs to happen. That filter in your air conditioning unit works as easy or hard as you make it. The filter blocks allergens from floating in your home, waiting to infect everyone who lives in it.
  2. Consider an Air Cleaner. Cleaners, much like the ones we offer at ARS®, are electronic and work by ionizing the air then attracting larger particles away from air molecules. While this will capture many other particles, it is best suited for smaller pollutants like smoke fumes.
  3. UV Technology. You have seen it in sunglasses and radiation protection, but did you know UV technology is available for indoor air quality control too? UV technology is effective indoors because it can take care of microscopic mold spores, bacteria and other viruses you didn’t even know were there.

Let us know how ARS San Diego can help today by calling us out for a quick inspection at 866-509-2940. You will be breathing easy once you do.

This is San Diego. The temperature remains in the 70s, almost year-round, so why worry about HVAC maintenance? We’re glad you asked.

At ARS®, we believe a well-informed home owner is the best home owner, which is why our skilled technicians put together this list of facts to share the importance of HVAC maintenance, despite the weather.

  1. Equipment Can Stop Working. Ever heard of someone who got in the car, turned on the ignition and nothing happened? How is that possible? It is a relatively new car. But have you changed the oil, checked the tires, or any of the dozens of other checks required at those regular maintenance checks? Just like your car, your HVAC unit is a machine and things happen, which is why the “tune-up” is so important.
  2. Even on Mild Days, Dust Collects. Your HVAC has several pieces of equipment that keep out dust and other microorganisms that can make breathing more difficult. From checking your ducts to the quality of the air flowing in your home, your air conditioner and heater need attention. Even in San Diego.
  3. Energy Efficiency in California Matters. Despite the mild temperatures, home owners love to use their HVAC units throughout the year. Getting regular maintenance ensures everything is working at maximum efficiency. If that’s the case, your HVAC doesn’t have to work as hard, which can save you money and lowers the demand on California’s energy grid.

If you have any questions about your HVAC, please contact ARS today. We would be happy to come out, check out your HVAC and work on saving you money for many years to come.

In case you don’t remember, when you least need something to break down, that’s when it usually does. Your HVAC is no different. They can be expensive because there are many parts inside either your furnace or air conditioner that can break without proper care.

Your local San Diego ARS technicians have created a few New Year’s resolutions based on what they care about the most – your HVAC units. Consider these in 2014 so you can have more money for summer vacations, birthdays and that certain jolly man sliding down your chimney.

  • Get to Know Your System – From thermostats to zone control systems, fuel systems to heat pumps, do you know what your HVAC offers your home? You should because when you need it looked at for that strange sound or when something breaks, you will have a good idea of what is wrong, what to tell our technicians, and how much you think it will cost.
  • Keep Them Clean – Whether it is regular replacement of your air filters or having your ducts cleaned, keeping simple things like these under control can help prevent bigger problems with your HVAC in the future.
  • Commit to Better Air Quality in the Home – The City of San Diego is doing what it can for improved air quality outside, but you can help inside your home too. Did you know air filtration or cleaning every once in a while will help the air flow inside your home? It will and you will actually feel the difference.
  • Establish a Regular Maintenance Schedule – It’s the same with your car or any other large piece of equipment; a little maintenance now can prevent a large headache later. At ARS, we can go anywhere in San Diego and check your HVAC units easily, quickly and cost-effectively.

Any other questions about those resolutions? Call us today and we will help your 2014 be a great one.

In various climates – from arid to humid, brisk to warm – air quality is important for homeowners. San Diego has all of the above throughout the year. Of course, residents will experience those different temperatures while going for a bike ride or hiking a trail. However, at ARS San Diego, we mean inside the home.

That’s why it is a surprise that duct cleaning is one of the most overlooked aspects of home ownership, at least from what our skilled HVAC technicians have noticed this winter.

Our teams are called upon from all across the greater San Diego area for air conditioning and heating needs, and even the regular furnace tune-up, but general air quality in the home is something ARS would like to encourage more homeowners to consider. Why? Pet hair and dander, pollen and dust – they all accumulate in our homes. Without proper duct cleaning maintenance, all of that collection blows back into your home.

Our ARS San Diego technicians are ready to help you breathe easier with cleaner air.  Check your ducts and give us a call.  You will be glad you did.

It’s in the cold of winter. The temperature is dropping. You reach for the thermostat and then it happens – nothing. No power, which means no heat. Now what?

You need to call an HVAC technician fast, but who do you call? The company with the biggest ad online? The company that you find first on page one of Google?

You don’t have time to look for reviews, and you are not sure if you would even understand what they mean if you did. So, ARS of Orange County and San Diego has created this small list of items to look for when looking for the right HVAC technician for your home:

Referrals

Ask friends or family. Consider real estate agents you know. What about interior designers or home improvement specialists? If you don’t know what to look for, ask people who have had to look in the past. Hopefully, some of them have tried ARS and our guarantee to fix the problem.

Relationship

How long has the company been in business? How long has the technician been with the company? How long has the company been a member of any professional organization, such as North American Technician Excellence (NATE) or Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)? The longevity of relationships in the industry and the community could be the very measurement you need to decide who you trust.

We can assure you that ARS technicians fit all three of those. In fact, we have reviews from residents in Orange County and San Diego to prove it. Call us. You’ll see.

As a leading San Diego heating and air conditioning repair and maintenance company, ARS® is committed to giving back to the community and leading the industry with customer service initiatives that are second to none. One example of these programs is ARS’ “Senior Care Program,” which was designed to provide seniors with the best customer service and peace of mind. 

The first of its kind in the HVAC industry, the ARS Senior Care Program ensures that when a customer contacts ARS for heating or air conditioning maintenance, repair or installation services, the customer is greeted with a live representative who asks a series of questions to qualify the customer for any eligible discounts. If a senior discount is applicable, the representative will notify the ARS technician of such prior to the on-site appointment. Once an ARS technician is at the customer’s residence, a service estimate with options is provided to the customer. The technician will then direct the customer to call into a recorded system that will guide the customer through the purchase process to ensure full understanding of the estimate and costs. If the senior customer is not comfortable or unclear on the services or estimate, ARS will contact the customer’s family member of choice to inform him or her of the HVAC maintenance or repairs needed, along with the cost estimate. No fees will be charged until the customer and/or his or her family member clearly understands and approves the scope of work.

ARS technicians undergo continuous technical training and customer service training, as well as receive feedback on surveys and analysis as a team. The “Senior Care Program” is just one example of how ARS consistently gives back to people of all ages throughout San Diego and nationwide. Call today to learn about the eligible discounts for you or your senior citizen loved ones. 

Does your AC make a grinding sound during operation? Do you find that your energy bills have risen significantly over the last month without a corresponding increase in usage? There are numerous signs to look for that would indicate you may need professional air conditioning repair services for your La Mesa, CA home, and your particular cooling issue should be diagnosed in person only by a certified HVAC technician. In today’s post, we’ve compiled a short list of some signs that could help you recognize a problem.

Call ARS® San Diego today if you think your air conditioning system is in trouble and in need of repair.

Common Air Conditioning Repair Signs

  • Hot spots. Are there areas of your home that never seem to be properly cooled? Hot spots throughout the home can be frustrating, especially if you have one in a frequently used area, such as your bedroom or kitchen area. The potential causes are  quite various, but it is likely an issue with your ductwork, or possibly low refrigerant. If you suspect issues with your ducts, give us a call and we can perform duct testing to find any issues needing fixing.
  • Strange sounds. Hissing, buzzing, banging—there are numerous strange sounds that your AC can make during operation. While you should expect a certain amount of noise during operation from the fans and compressor, take note of any unusual sounds. They are often indications that something is wrong. For example, a hissing sound could be a refrigerant leak or a conditioned air leak if it occurs in or near your ductwork. Alternatively, a buzzing sound could indicate a potentially hazardous electrical problem.
  • Spike in your energy bill. We probably don’t have to tell you to keep a close eye on your energy bill, but remember to make a note of any surges in your electrical input without a corresponding increase in usage. These are often indications that your AC needs professional repair. You could have low refrigerant, which is causing your compressor to work overtime to keep up. Or you may even have a problem with your thermostat.

ARS® San Diego is here to help any way they can. We offer comprehensive air conditioning repair services throughout the La Mesa, CA area, and service all system types and brands. Call us for help today!

We wish our present and future customers a pleasant Labor Day this September. We know how hard you work to ensure that you and your loved ones have a good life, and we feel the same way about the work that we do throughout the year. Home comfort is our business, so you can rely on our technicians to take care of any issues that you may have. To us, Labor Day means BBQ, the start of the football season, and spending quality time with our friends and family.

Like many US holidays, the origins of Labor Day are somewhat disputed. While many cite Peter J. McGuire’s (of the American Federation of Labor) suggestion of a demonstration and picnic as the inaugural Monday, others cite Matthew Maguire, then secretary of the Central Labor Union of New York. In the wake of the massive and violent Pullman Strike of 1894, which pitted George Pullman and US Marshals and Military against workers of the Pullman Palace Car Company outside Chicago. Designated as a federal holiday by Congress and President Grover Cleveland in 1894, a mere six days after the strike ended, Labor Day has since become a way of recognizing the contribution that hard working Americans have made to this country.

We wish you all the best this Labor Day. Make sure that you take the time to relax, eat some good food, and take a load off.

Are you tired of constantly repairing your air conditioner? Do you feel as though your AC is on its last leg? There are various reasons to opt for air conditioning replacement over repair. It may actually make more financial sense to do so, especially considering that today’s systems are much more advanced than those of yesteryear. But there are some things to keep in mind about replacing your old air conditioning unit. For one, a new system needs to be properly integrated into your existing ductwork, and into the layout of your home. It also needs to be appropriately sized for excellent performance and efficiency.

Call ARS® San Diego today for installation advice from a La Mesa, CA air conditioning replacement expert.

Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for Replacement?

  • I pay too much in AC repairs. While it’s important to keep your AC in top shape at all times with occasional repairs, there may come a time when the cost of repair outweighs the cost of replacement. It’s a good idea to speak with an AC technician about such matters; he may be able to give you some advice on pricing out a new system. It may make more sense to invest in the future of your home comfort, and the AC replacement could end up saving you money in the long run.
  • I want to go ductless. Another good reason to consider air conditioning replacement is if you would like to make the switch to ductless mini split air conditioning. Ductwork is the most popular type of HVAC system in the country; however, more and more residents are turning to ductless systems because of their high energy efficiency ratings, the lack of indoor air quality problems associated with ducts, and their built-in zone control.
  • My system is old and not getting any better. For many homeowners, their old AC still technically works, but may not operate as efficiently or effectively as it once did. If that’s the case for your La Mesa home, then you may want to take advantage of a replacement before the system breaks down at an inopportune moment.

Let ARS® San Diego take care of your next air conditioning replacement in La Mesa, CA. Call us today.

 
 

With traditional central air conditioning systems, they use a series of ductwork in your home to push cool air into your rooms. While that might seem like an easy job, your ducts can actually take quite a beating through its normal operation. There are a couple different issues that can happen with your ducts: they could start leaking, and they could also get clogged with contaminants. We wanted to put together a quick list of some of the benefits to getting regular cleaning for your ducts.

Call the Carlsbad, CA duct cleaning experts at ARS® San Diego if you suspect that you have any issues with your ducts.

Carlsbad, CA Duct Cleaning Benefits

As your home’s air conditioning system operates, it will pull in outside air which could contain contaminants such as dust and pollen. Also, your home’s indoor air can become contaminated with items such as dust, pet dander and others. Here are a few of the most common benefits to getting your home’s ducts regularly cleaned:

Improved air quality – As your air conditioning system operates, it will push contaminants through your home. These contaminants can start to build up in your ducts, which means they will just continue to re-circulate those contaminants throughout your home. By getting your ducts cleaned regularly, it can reduce the amount of contaminants that are in your home’s air.
Improved efficiency – When there are contaminants in your ducts, it can restrict the flow of air through your ducts. This means that your air conditioning system has to work harder to push the air through the ducts, which reduces the efficiency of the system.

How is Duct Cleaning Done?

While many homeowners regularly clean out the registers in their home, this doesn’t do anything for the contaminants that are trapped deeper into your home’s ductwork. In order to remove those contaminants, your duct cleaning technicians will have to cut into your ducts. They will then attach powerful vacuums that can pull out those contaminants that are deep in the ducts.

For professional Carlsbad, CA duct cleaning services, make sure you call the experts at ARS® San Diego.

Many homeowners don’t realize the importance of regular San Diego duct cleaning. But when you stop and think about how important your ducts are to your daily comfort and to the operation of your AC system, it becomes clear how critical they are. As your air conditioning system operates, it will naturally pull in dust, dirt, pollen, bacteria, pet dander and other contaminants from outdoor and indoor air. These contaminants can get lodged in your ductwork and then picked up by the air moving through them. Without regular duct cleaning, they will continue to get circulated through your home and negatively impact the quality of air that you breathe. Here at ARS® San Diego, we understand how important your home’s air is to your, which is why we offer complete San Diego duct cleaning. We wanted to help our customers understand how important duct cleaning is, so we put together a short list of things that you need to know.

Why Get Professional San Diego Duct Cleaning?

There are a number of common household contaminants that we find in our customers’ ductwork including dust, pollen, pet dander, dirt, and bacteria. By getting regular duct cleaning for your San Diego home, you can remove those contaminants from your air supply, which could have several very attractive benefits.

  • Improved air quality – By reducing the amount of contaminants in your ductwork, you could also reduce the amount of contaminants in your home’s air. This is a terrific way for you to improve the quality of air in your home.
  • Improved comfort – If you or any of your friends and family suffers from allergies or asthma, poor indoor air quality could exacerbate those ailments. Pollen, dust, and pet dander are all common triggers for allergies and asthma. By getting regular ARS San Diego duct cleaning, you could improve the comfort of your home by having one less thing to worry about.
  • Improved efficiency – Depending on how clogged your ducts are, ARS San Diego duct cleaning could help you improve the operating efficiency of your air conditioner. If your ducts are filled with dust, construction debris like wood scraps or other contaminants, it could restrict the flow of air into your home. This makes your AC have to work harder to push air through your ducts and reduces its efficiency.

Call the San Diego Duct Cleaning Experts at ARS San Diego

If you’ve never had your ducts cleaned or if you’ve noticed that you’re sneezing a lot in your home, you could benefit from getting duct cleaning.

Call ARS San Diego and schedule an appointment with one of our duct cleaning experts.

The air conditioning system in your home pushes huge volumes of air through your home, which means that it is a great way to improve the air quality in your house. Indoor air cleaners and UV germicidal lights are just two of the many products available on the market to help improve the quality of air in your home. Take a look at our quick list of some of the things that you need to know about your air conditioning system and indoor air quality.

The San Diego air conditioning experts at ARS® San Diego have years of experience working with all different types of air cleaning systems.

Better Indoor Air Quality with Air Conditioning

The EPA estimates that poor indoor air quality is one of the top 5 leading factors affecting respiratory health in the United States. There are a few things that you need to know about indoor air quality and your air conditioning system.

  • What’s in your air – One of the first things that you need to do is figure out exactly what types of contaminants are in your home’s air supply. Air conditioning specialists at ARS San Diego offer air testing services to help you determine exactly what is in your air, so you know how best to attack it.
  • Types of air cleaners – There are a wide variety of air cleaners on the market that can remove many different kinds of pollutants from your home’s air supply. Some use media filters to trap contaminants, and others use electrostatic energy to attract contaminants to a collector plate. The San Diego indoor air quality professionals at ARS San Diego can help you figure out exactly which type of system your home needs.
  • Installation Location – Most indoor air quality systems are installed inside your ductwork or in your home’s air handler. These locations allow them to interact with as much of the air within your home as possible.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of indoor air cleaners and UV germicidal lights, call ARS San Diego.

We offer a full range of air conditioning and air quality control services to San Diego, CA.

No matter what kind of air conditioning (AC) system you have, it likely uses vapor compression to provide your home with cooling. We’re not going to get into the nitty gritty about the physics behind your AC unit, but we do want to let our customers know about why it’s important to keep an eye on the refrigerant charge of their air conditioning system. Low refrigerant, or low refrigerant charge, are two of the most common calls for service that we receive.

Call ARS® San Diego if you need any kind of air conditioning repair in your La Mesa, CA home. We can work on any type or brand or AC system that you have.

Why Low Refrigerant Pressure Is Bad

Have you ever used one of those compressed air canisters to clean your computer? When you squeeze the trigger air shoots out and the can starts to get cold. This happens because of something called adiabatic cooling. As the gas is released from the can, the remaining gas inside the can expands to fill the space, which causes it to quickly absorb heat energy from the surrounding area. Your air conditioning system uses this exact same concept to cool your home, just at a much larger level.

Your air conditioning system compresses a refrigerant and then releases it in order to absorb heat energy from your home’s air. If the refrigerant isn’t kept at a high pressure, when it releases it won’t be able to absorb as much heat from your home.

Signs You Need Air Conditioning Repair, La Mesa, CA

There are a few common signs that could indicate that you have low refrigerant levels. Call the La Mesa, CA air conditioning repair professionals at ARS® San Diego if you’re having any of the following problems:

  • Not enough cooling – If you notice that your home isn’t getting cool enough, it could be because you have low refrigerant pressure.
  • Gurgling noises – Is your AC making a gurgling noise? This usually is an indication of low refrigerant levels and low refrigerant pressure.

For your La Mesa home air conditioning repair needs, make sure you call the experts at ARS® San Diego.

 
 

Do you want to improve cooling performance before the dog days of summer arrive? Are you concerned about the longevity of your AC? There are numerous benefits of professional air conditioning maintenance. Considering all the use and abuse that your air conditioning unit gets during Southern California summers, it’s no wonder that your AC requires upkeep. Just as you maintain your vehicle or other areas of your home, you need to have your air conditioning system professionally cleaned, inspected, and adjusted from time to time. Give one of the friendly technicians at ARS® of San Diego a call today to find out more about what we can offer you.

We excel at giving our customers the best possible San Diego air conditioning maintenance.

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits:

  • Protection through routine air conditioning maintenance. Your AC is a major part of your comfort. During the summer time, it becomes one of the most important pieces of equipment in the home. But in order to make sure it works well for years to come, you need to protect it with routine maintenance.
  • Reduced repair needs through AC inspection. With regular inspection, cleaning, and adjustments, you can minimize the risk for repair needs. While not all repairs can be eliminated, you may be able to avoid major problems and premature replacement.
  • Save money with energy efficiency. You need your AC not only to perform well, but also to do so efficiently. You work hard for your income, so make sure you’re getting the most cooling per dollar by keeping all aspects of your system clean.
  • High air conditioning performance. This is the entire reason why you have an air conditioner in the first place. You want that cool air to circulate throughout your home quickly so that you can avoid uncomfortable days and sleepless nights around the house.
  • Other air conditioning maintenance benefits. When you enroll in our HVAC maintenance program, you’ll also receive perks like a one-year warranty on all parts and services, payment plan options, 24/7 emergency service availability, and more.

Get in touch with one of the friendly specialists at ARS® of San Diego to learn more about the benefits of San Diego air conditioning maintenance – call us today!

 
 

Are you completely satisfied with the way your air conditioner cools your home? Is it old? Does it require frequent repairs? It may be time for air conditioning replacement. When your AC reaches a certain age and repair needs become frequent, it may be time to stop trying to make the old one work and focus on the future. Investing in a new AC for your home is a great way to boost energy efficiency and performance. In today’s post, we’d like to review a handful of the systems available to you. Most importantly, however, you need it to be professionally installed to achieve excellent cooling performance, energy efficiency, and optimal system longevity. For all of your La Mesa, CA air conditioning needs, call ARS® of San Diego today!

  • Central air. Central air is by far the most popular type of system in the country. It is a “split” system, meaning that it has both an indoor and outdoor unit. The compressor and condenser reside outdoors where the thermal energy of your warm indoor air is intensified and dissipated. The evaporator and air handler comprise the indoor unit. The blower motor draws the warm indoor air through the cool liquid refrigerant that circulates through the evaporator coils, and this cool air is then distributed throughout your home.
  • Heat pump. A heat pump works essentially like a central air, with one exception: it can go in reverse. Not only can it provide cool air in the summer to keep your home nice and cool, it can also draw the thermal energy out of the cool outdoor air during the fall and winter to keep your home warm.
  • Ductless mini split. Ductless mini splits are quickly becoming an alternative for homeowners looking to do away with ductwork, which often provides a haven for dust, pollen, dander, and other debris. Also, ductless systems tend to be more energy efficient because they the indoor unit sits directly in the living space.

Call ARS® of San Diego today for exceptional La Mesa, CA air conditioning installation, whatever type of system you may need.

If you’re in the market for a new La Mesa, CA air conditioning system, then you’re in luck. Never before have there been such a wide variety of system types and brands than there are today. However,  it can be increasingly difficult to make the right selection, especially considering the sheer range of choices. The decision is yours to make, but keep in mind that your AC requires professional installation if it is to work properly for years to come. There’s simply no substitute for professional expertise, and you want to ensure that your investment matches your home exactly. We’ve compiled the following brief guide to get you started, but when you’re ready for professional and quality air conditioning in your La Mesa home, rest assured that ARS® San Diego is just a phone call away. Call us now to learn more about how we can improve your home.

There are various considerations to take into account:

  • Size. First and foremost is size. You need to ensure that the size of your AC matches the size of your home. It sounds straightforward, and it is, but it’s not easy to determine the appropriate size yourself.  Our experts at ARS San Diego will produce a professional load calculation of your home in order to have the BTU and cooling tonnage of your new AC match the potential cooling volume of your home. If your system is too small, it will be constantly overworked and may  not cool your home adequately. If it is too large, it may short cycle frequently, and this can lead to increased wear and tear on the compressor, as well as energy inefficiency.
  • Ducts or no ducts. While central air is a tried and true standard of the American home, more and more homeowners are going ductless with their new cooling systems. The reasons are simple. Ductless systems offer a higher energy efficiency rating, chiefly owing to their lack of ducts. Ductless systems also tend to encourage better indoor air quality because a common haven of mold, dust, and other debris is eliminated.

There are further important considerations, so it’s best to sit down with one of our friendly technicians so that we can go over your options in detail.

Call ARS® San Diego today if you need air conditioning installation services in La Mesa, CA.

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