Saddleback Plumbing Blog

Why Air Conditioner Size Matters

May 30th, 2016

Air conditioners have a lot of different factors that determine how effective they are, size is one of them. If an air conditioner isn’t properly sized for the home in which it is installed, it will have a whole range of problems that could have otherwise been avoided. Let’s take a look at how much trouble an improperly sized air conditioner can cause, and why you need to consult with a professional before having a system installed.

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Do I Need More Refrigerant in My Air Conditioner?

May 23rd, 2016

This is a question we often get from homeowners who are scheduling maintenance for their air conditioners. Refrigerant is the core of the air conditioning system, and the unit will not work without it. In order to understand the answer to this question, though, you must first understand how your air conditioner uses refrigerant. Let’s take a look at the role refrigerant plays in your air conditioning system, and when you need to refill it.

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Consider Installing a Ductless Air Conditioning System This Summer

May 16th, 2016

Summer is here, and if you’re looking for a new air conditioning system you have a lot of options to choose from. One of those options is ductless air conditioning. Ductless systems are a fairly new technology, but are already gaining popularity as an alternative to central air conditioners. Read on to find out more about ductless air conditioners, and how they can benefit you this summer.

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When to Install a New Air Conditioner

May 9th, 2016

Air conditioners can last quite a while, but they’re just as susceptible to wear and tear as any other system. Sooner or later, your air conditioner will become so worn out that it will break down permanently. You’re going to want to be able to identify when your air conditioner is nearing that point, so that you can replace it before it happens. Otherwise, you run the risk of suddenly finding yourself without air conditioning at a time when you might need it. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new air conditioner.

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Get Your Ducts Sealed to Improve Air Conditioner Efficiency

May 2nd, 2016

Ducts are one of those parts of climate control systems that just don’t get a lot of attention, which is a problem because they actually serve a very important purpose. As we move into summer, a lot of people are probably making sure that their air conditioners are in good condition. Very few are taking the same good care of their ducts, though. Read on to find out why you should get your ducts sealed this summer to improve your air conditioning system.

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The Benefits of Bi-Annual Heat Pump Maintenance

April 25th, 2016

You will often read, including on this website, about the benefits of annual HVAC system maintenance. While annual maintenance is far better than no maintenance, when it comes to heat pumps it’s not enough. Let’s take a look at why you need to have your heat pump professionally checked at least twice a year.

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How You Can Cope with Allergy Season This Year

April 18th, 2016

Spring may be coming to a close, but allergy season will be around for a while yet. For some unfortunate souls, allergy season is never really over. If you’re one of those people struggling with allergies this season, read on. Let’s examine some of the best ways to cope will allergies this year.

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Common Air Conditioner Problems to Watch for

April 11th, 2016

Summer is almost here, and the days are starting to heat up. You’re going to be using your air conditioner more and more often in order to keep cool over the next few months, and that’s going to increase the wear and tear on the system. Summer is the most stressful time of year for air conditioners, and that means that most air conditioner problems are going to crop up around this time. Let’s take a look at some common problems that may afflict your air conditioner, and when to call for repairs.

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Improve Your AC System This Summer with Zone Control

April 4th, 2016

Summer is just around the corner, and hopefully you’ve already gotten your air conditioning system ready for the added strain of operating on a daily basis. Preventive maintenance is never a bad idea when it comes to preparing your air conditioner for summer, but it’s not the only thing you can do to make sure you get the most out of your system. Read on to find out more about how zone control can help you stay cool this summer.

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Why You Should Always Trust a Professional with Your Gas Piping Needs

March 28th, 2016

Natural gas is a primary heating fuel in most homes in America, with good reason. It’s affordable, plentiful, and very good at generating a lot of heat. With the exception of some older homes, most living spaces are equipped with at least one or two appliances that rely on this natural gas to function. However, using gas does come with its inherent risks, which is why you should always trust a professional to handle your gas piping needs. Keep reading to learn more.

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