Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

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

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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Explore Your Air Conditioner Options in Orange County, CA

Monday, May 1st, 2023

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 Perhaps it’s time to start researching options for replacing that outdated system.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

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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Common Air Conditioner Problems to Watch for

Monday, 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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Why You Have Ice on Your Air Conditioner

Monday, August 31st, 2015

In the middle of summer, a lot of homeowners are going to notice ice forming on their air conditioning units. Many of them don’t know what this means, and some of them will believe it to be a good thing. After all, the air conditioner is supposed to be cold, isn’t it? Actually, ice on your air conditioner is indicative of a very serious problem, one that needs to be fixed if you want to keep your system operating properly. Read on to find out why your air conditioner is icing over.

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