Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Heat Pump or Central AC for My OC Home? 

Monday, May 13th, 2024
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Many homeowners who need Orange County AC installation are faced with the dilemma of whether to get a central air conditioner or make the switch to a heat pump. If you have relied on a central air conditioner in your home, you might be hesitant to change to a system you’re not familiar with.

However, heat pumps are the ideal HVAC system for areas with mild climates like ours here in Orange County. That’s because not only do they provide cooling, they also provide heating, making them the ideal year-round system for your home comfort.

Let’s go over the pros and cons of heat pumps and central air conditioners so you can make an informed decision.

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The Best AC System for Your Rancho Santa Margarita Home

Monday, April 15th, 2024
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The hot weather has officially arrived and that means it’s time to start thinking about air conditioning service Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. How confident are you in your AC system’s ability to cool your home for the next six months? If your system is old and outdated, it might be time for an upgrade.

Even if your system is technically still working, consider how much it costs to run it. If your system is more than ten years old, an upgraded model will drastically reduce the cost of operation and make it much more affordable to cool your home during our extended cooling season. 

The exact savings will depend on the new model you choose, but you stand to save quite a bit by upgrading an old air conditioner. Let’s look at your options for the best AC system for your Orange County home. 

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It’s Time to Schedule AC Maintenance in Orange County CA

Monday, March 18th, 2024
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After an extended season of sweater weather, many Orange County, CA residents are looking forward to the arrival of spring. With the unpredictability of the arrival of hot weather, before you know it, you could be facing temperatures in the 80s or 90s. How confident are you in your air conditioner’s ability to tackle a sudden heat wave?

The best way to achieve peace of mind that your AC is ready for the hot weather in the near future is to schedule air conditioning service now. Whether you have a heat pump, mini split, or central AC, spring is the ideal time to get a tune-up. Let’s go over six benefits of routine maintenance.

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What Are My Options for AC Installation?

Monday, March 4th, 2024
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Despite the cold and rainy winter we’ve experienced here in SoCal, we’re due for some warm and sunny weather any day now. Once the heat and sun arrive, how confident are you in your AC’s ability to deliver the cool comfort you require? 

If you suspect that your current air conditioner is outdated, it might be time to consider replacing it with a new and improved system. Whether you want a new central air conditioner or want to upgrade to an energy-efficient heat pump, let’s go over your options for AC replacement. Whichever system you choose, count on us for all your air conditioning services in Orange County

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How to Set Your AC During a Heatwave

Monday, June 26th, 2023

Here in the OC, we’re no strangers to hot weather. But with extended periods of temperatures that register in the triple digits, many homeowners aren’t used to such extreme heat. It’s essential to know how to set your AC during a heatwave so you can avoid needing AC repair in Orange County when the forecast calls for unusually hot weather.

Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that your home will reach an indoor temperature of the high 60s or low 70s that you might be used to. That’s because air conditioners can only cool your home about 20°F less than the outside temperature. That means when it’s 100°F out, the best AC in the world can only get your home down to 80°F. 

So let’s go over some tips on how to use your AC during a heatwave where the temperature registers in the triple digits. 

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5 Signs You Need Air Conditioning Repairs

Monday, June 12th, 2023
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Supposedly summer is just around the corner, but here in Orange County, we’re still waiting for the weather to warm up. It might seem like “Juneuary” is going to last forever, but soon enough you’ll be relying on your air conditioner to keep your home not just comfortable, but habitable. 

That’s why it’s always a good reminder to be aware of the signs that you need air conditioner repair. Getting repairs taken care of as soon as you notice them is crucial to keeping that minor issue from becoming a major headache. The last thing you want interrupting your enjoyment of summer when the warm weather arrives is having to deal with a broken-down AC.

Here are five signs you need to call for AC repair.

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Why You Need AC Maintenance Before Summer Starts

Monday, May 15th, 2023

Although we’ve had an unusually long, rainy, and cool winter here in Orange County, the hot weather is just around the corner. In fact, it’s the perfect time to schedule AC maintenance in Mission Viejo if you haven’t done so already.

Just like an oil change for your car or a routine visit to the doctor, routine maintenance is essential to keep your AC running at peak efficiency and performance. Let’s go over all the reasons why a tune-up is the best thing you can do to help your AC see your home and family through the hot summer. 

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Explore Your Air Conditioner Options in Orange County, CA

Monday, May 1st, 2023
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Are you faced with another costly air conditioner repair in Orange County CA? Perhaps it’s time to start researching options for replacing that outdated system. 

Although no one looks forward to the day their AC needs to be replaced, the good news is that there’s been a lot of advancements in HVAC technology. The systems of today aren’t nearly the same as those from 10–15 years ago. 

Not only are today’s central air conditioning systems much more energy efficient, but you also have other choices for cooling your home. Let’s look at heat pumps, central ACs, and ductless systems. That way, you’ll be an informed consumer when it’s time to decide.

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What to Do if Your AC Hasn’t Been Used in Months

Monday, March 20th, 2023
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We’ve had an extended season of sweater weather here in Orange County. You’re probably looking forward to the time when you’ll switch to using your air conditioner instead of your heater. That is, unless you’re dubious about how your AC will perform after not using it for so long.

Homeowners may be wondering if there’s anything they should be on the lookout for after not using their air conditioners for several months. Most air conditioners usually aren’t affected by a long hiatus from being used. However, there are some precautions that you can take before you turn your AC on after three to four months of inactivity.

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Signs of a Failing Compressor in an Air Conditioner

Monday, August 8th, 2022

Southern Californians all know the importance of reliable air conditioning — and many are all too familiar with the signs of trouble. One of the biggest issues you might face is a failing compressor. This is the part of your AC that handles all the heat transference. Without it, you’ll get nothing but hot air blowing throughout your home. 

Most compressors don’t just give out all at once. They’ll give some warning signs that they’re failing, which an HVAC tech can correct. 

Whenever you need air conditioning repair in Mission Viejo, CA, or anywhere else in Orange County, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Getting service as soon as possible can save you money and, in some cases, save your entire HVAC.

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