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Vacation Homes Benefit from Ductless Systems

June 27th, 2016

A ductless mini-split air conditioning system differs from a centralized air conditioner in a number of pertinent ways. While centralized air conditioners generate cool air in a single unit, then blow it through a series of ducts to the various rooms in your home, ductless systems adopt a more decentralized approach. Multiple units are installed throughout your home, each one charged with cooling a single room or section. 

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Common Ductless Problems with Your AC

June 20th, 2016

We tout the virtues of ductless air conditioners for our Newport Beach, CA customers. By decentralizing your system with multiple units spaced throughout your home, it allows you to customize your air conditioning: cooling only the parts of the home you need and saving a great deal of money as a result. But ductless systems run into trouble just like any other, and when they do, you need a reliable repair service to step in and make things right.  

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Do I Need to Replace a Ductless Unit?

June 13th, 2016

Ductless mini-split systems are a great fit for homes in the Huntington Beach area, and we pride ourselves on offering high quality systems at a reasonable rate. Sooner or later, however, every system breaks down, and while you can mitigate that possibility with regular maintenance and repairs, the day will still come when you need to replace a ductless system. In some cases, it may only be one unit (saving a great deal on costs). In others, the entire system may have aged to the point where replacement is necessary. Only you can make that final call, but it may help to understand some of the telltales signs that mean your system is reaching the end of its run.

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Who Benefits from Ductless Air Conditioning?

June 6th, 2016

We’re big believers in ductless mini-split systems, and this blog has been used not only to extol their virtues, but to point out helpful tips in keeping your ductless mini split system serviced and maintained. It’s important also to emphasize what kinds of homes benefit the most from ductless air conditioning systems, and how your Long Beach, CA home may be the right one for such an installation. Now is the perfect time to install a new system: we’ve benefited from some unusually mild weather lately, but that won’t last, and once the summer gets here, you’ll be glad you have a new system in your home. Is a ductless system right for it? Only you can answer that question, but here’s a few tips to help you out.

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How to Size a Ductless Air Conditioner

May 30th, 2016

Ductless air conditioning is a smart choice for homes in the Newport Beach, CA area: especially larger homes which can benefit from its finely tuned control and ability to save money on monthly expenses. When you’re installing a new ductless system, you want a company that knows what it’s doing, which means figuring out a lot of key questions before you start work. At the top of the list? Sizing, which is tricky enough with centralized air, and which must be handled very carefully when approaching it with ductless systems. Luckily, a trained service should be able to help.

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Watch for Low Refrigerant in Your Ductless Units

May 23rd, 2016

Ductless air conditioners make a terrific option in beachside communities like Huntington Beach, CA, where their versatility to unparalleled control can help save a great deal of money in monthly expenses. But ductless systems run into the same kinds of problems that centralized systems do — though the damage is usually less in convenient since it often occurs in just one unit instead of the whole house. In the spring,those problems can include leaking refrigerant, which can raise your monthly bills and cause increased strain on the unit until it suffers a more permanent breakdown.

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Problems with Centralized Air in Large Homes

May 16th, 2016

We’re proud advocates for ductless air conditioning systems here in Long Beach, CA, which we’ve found to be an effective and cost-saving means of keeping your home cool during the long summer months. But unless a home is incapable of supporting ducts, many homeowners are reluctant to switch away from the traditional centralized air conditioning system that most people are accustomed to. There’s nothing wrong with centralized air, and indeed we offer a full range of services for centralized systems. But we also think that some homes — particularly larger ones with a lot of square footage to cool — can benefit from an alternative form of air conditioning such as a ductless system. Centralized systems have problems with larger homes, which we detail below. If your household suffers from any of these issues, look into the advantages of a ductless system.

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How to Maintain a Ductless Heat Pump

May 9th, 2016

Heat pumps are a clever wrinkle on the traditional notion of air conditioning. If you’ve ever passed by the outdoor portion of a traditional centralized air conditioner and felt the hot air blowing out of the vents, you can see the concept in action. Air conditioners need to release that heat as part of the cooling process. Heat pumps simply “reverse” the cycle when it gets chilly: releasing the cool air outside and the warm air inside and allowing it to serve as a heater and an air conditioner in one. Ductless heat pumps make a lot of sense here in Newport Beach, CA, helping to warm your home during our mild winters and pocket a great deal of saving in monthly costs in the bargain. But like every other appliance in your home,l a ductless heat pump needs regular maintenance and care to perform properly. Here are some easy steps you can take to do so.

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How to Make the Most of Your Ductless AC

May 2nd, 2016

A ductless air conditioning system makes an ideal way to cool your hone here in Huntington Beach, CA. Instead of one centralized unit providing cool air to your entire household, multiple smaller units are spaced throughout your home, each charged with cooling one room or section. That provides an uncanny amount of control, allowing you to cool the room you’re occupying without having to cool down the whole house. It lets you save a great deal of money on monthly bills, as well as allowing you to set one temperature in one room and an entirely different temperature in another room. As far as making the most of your ductless AC system, you can take some specific steps to help your system perform at its best.

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Ductless Air Conditioning is Gaining in Popularity

April 25th, 2016

We’re big believers in ductless air conditioning systems here, and we stand by the benefits that they bring. It makes for an easy fit here in Newport Beach, CA: eschewing a single centralized model in favor of multiple dispersed units throughout the household. It provides a number of advantages in many cases, despite costing more to install, and as such, the model has been gaining in popularity all over the country. Why? Here are a few answers.

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