Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Maintenance’

What Will Intense Heat Do to an AC?

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

We can expect another intense, hot summer ahead. The spring has already thrown a few 90+ days at us. This kind of heat may make you worry about whether your AC can stand up to it. After all, it’s a Southern Californian’s nightmare to have a home air conditioning system suddenly fail during one of the hottest days of the season.

The best weapon you have against AC failure during the coming heat is professional maintenance. We recommend calling us to schedule the service at your earliest convenience: spring is the ideal time to have the job done, and the summer is approaching fast. If you have this service, you can feel better about your AC’s performance for the season.

But we do want to address the issue of intense heat vs. an air conditioner and talk about what kind of effect heatwaves have on cooling systems. This can help you understand when you need to call us for air conditioning repair in Orange County

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Planning for the Heat With AC Money-Saving Tips

Monday, March 21st, 2022

We’re already enjoying warm weather here in Southern California as spring starts, which is exactly what we expect. We can also expect this summer to be another hot one when we need our air conditioners putting in serious work to keep us cool and happy.

Running an AC is expensive. The only electrical appliance in a house that uses more electricity is an electric water heater (if you have one). The compressor of an air conditioner draws on large amounts of power to run when the AC switches into cooling mode, from 3,000 to 5,000 watts per usage hour. For a comparison, most electrical appliances in a house only use watts per usage hour measured in the low hundreds.

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Welcome March With AC Maintenance

Monday, March 7th, 2022

Wouldn’t you like to get started on summer early? We can’t change the weather outside for you, but we can help start making an important preparation for another season of hot weather. March is the time when people start to think about the coming warmer months, and it’s the time we recommend our customers arrange for regular air conditioning maintenance

We want to stress how important annual air conditioning maintenance is for a home. It isn’t a job you want to skip for a year or two, no matter how tempting it might seem. The air conditioner for your house is vital during the summer—you wouldn’t want to have it fail on you during one of the hottest days of the year, but without maintenance that becomes a much stronger possibility. 

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Haven’t Scheduled Maintenance Yet? It’s Not Even Remotely Too Late

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

This is going to be a busy summer for almost everyone as people try to return to normal and get around to many tasks they had to put off for months at a time. We understand if you feel a bit anxious, or even a touch panicked, at having to add yet another item onto your calendar. 

Last month we posted our annual reminder to schedule HVAC maintenance for your air conditioning system. It’s always a good idea to have this done early in the spring and avoid busier schedules. But if you haven’t scheduled spring maintenance yet, don’t think you’ve missed your chance. And please don’t decide that maybe you can skip it this year. Maintenance is a vital service, but it doesn’t have an expiration date: you haven’t missed any “cut-off.” It’s not even summer yet! 

Call us today to sign up for our Membership Value Program (MVP) for your HVAC system to have maintenance done as soon as possible. (Yes, we said there wasn’t an expiration date—but the earlier you have it done, the more value you receive from maintenance!)

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AC Maintenance Is One of the Best Services We Offer

Monday, April 5th, 2021

We’ve been in business for forty years now, and over that time we’ve offered many great services to our customers. We like to think that all our services are the best we offer. However, when it’s spring, there is one service we think rises above the others for importance—and that’s air conditioning maintenance

With the hot weather in Southern California, having a working air conditioner is critical for any home. Maintenance is the best way to ensure that a working air conditioner stays … a working air conditioner. There are many other maintenance benefits, enough that we can make a list of them (and probably still have some extras left over that we can’t fit).

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Ways You Can Cut Down on Summer AC Costs

Monday, July 1st, 2019

air-conditioner-money-saverSouthern California summers are wonderful—and sometimes not so wonderful when the serious July, August, and September heat waves hit. Air conditioning systems run often during the middle of the year, and the drain they place on electricity means higher utility bills throughout the season.

There’s no way you can completely avoid a rise in electrical costs during summer—unless you never turn on the air conditioner at all, and you don’t want that. But there are ways to improve air conditioning system efficiency and cut down on unnecessary use. Those summer electric costs don’t have to be that high! We have advice on keeping summer AC costs within reason.

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AC Not Off to a Good Start This Season? Let’s See Why

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

air-conditioner-evaporator-coilThe first serious week of warm weather for the middle of the year in Southern California is a good time to watch carefully the performance of your AC. If the air conditioner is starting off with poor performance that doesn’t keep your home cooled down the way it should, you want to have the proper AC repair in Orange County, CA done right away. You can trust our experienced team to handle whatever you need. And that job starts out with discovering why your AC isn’t keeping up the way it should.

Here are a few of the most common reasons we find an air conditioner isn’t up to its job:

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How to Save Money on Your Electric Bill This Summer

Monday, July 17th, 2017

cash-grassElectric bills tend to skyrocket during the summer, when people rely on their air conditioners during most of the daylight hours. Now, for some people, high electric bills are a worthy trade for not having to deal with indoor temperatures in the 90’s. However, you can both cut down on your electric bills and stay comfortable during the summer heat if you know what to do. Have a look at some of the ways that you can save money on your electric bill over the summer.

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The Advantages of Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Winter, such as it was, is over, and we’re already starting to experience the kind of hot weather that’s been typical over the last few years of drought. As the temperatures start to climb, you’re going to start relying on your air conditioning system more and more in order to stay cool. That added usage contributes to greater chances of problems occurring with your air conditioning system. If you want to make sure that your air conditioner stays in good shape this summer, you should be sure to schedule air conditioning maintenance this spring. Let’s take a look at the benefits of air conditioning maintenance.

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Why You Should Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance This Spring

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Most people will schedule repairs for their air conditioner as soon as they realize that there is a problem with it. Prompt repairs are an excellent way to help your air conditioner last a long time. However, if you really want your system to last as long as possible you’ll need to do a bit more than that. Preventive maintenance is a vital part of keeping your air conditioner running smoothly. It’s so important, in fact, that most manufacturer warranties require it in order to remain valid. Let’s examine why air conditioning maintenance is so important, and why you should schedule it this spring.

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