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How to Respond to a Ductless Air Conditioning Breakdown

July 25th, 2016

Ductless air conditioning systems are a fantastic resource for keeping cool down here in Huntington Beach, CA. They’re efficient and easy to use, and when properly maintained that can last a long time. But they suffer occasional breakdowns just like any other appliance. When they do, you need to trust that the repair service you contact is going to do the job right. But you also want to prevent further damage until the repair service can get there. Here’s the steps you take to when one of your ductless units breaks down.

  • Shut down the faulty unit. Take quick stock of what the problem is — anything out of the ordinary like strange noises, leaks or the like — then turn the system off. Then check the ductless units in the other nearby parts of the house to ensure that they aren’t exhibiting the same problems (they usually aren’t).
  • Take stock of the home. Once you’ve shut down the problem air conditioner, you want to ascertain whether there’s more you can do until the service can get there. If you can turn off any other units in the home, then do so. Select the two or three parts of the house that you’ll be using when you wait for the service, and limit your activity to just those parts of the house. Then turn off the remaining units and call in the cavalry.

The benefit of this is that it allows you to still enjoy crisp, cool air conditioning without causing any further unnecessary damage and without forcing your family to sit in a hot house. That said, ductless air conditioning systems are specialized pieces of equipment, and you should contact a specialist to deal with it the right way.

Call the pros at Command A/C whenever you have a problem with your ductless air conditioning system!

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How to Use Your Ductless System Effectively

July 18th, 2016

Long Beach, CA benefits from being close to the shoreline, which helps keep the hot weather at bay in the summer. Even so, you may find yourself dealing with high bills as you run your AC day and night in the summer in order to keep cool. We recommend ductless mini-split systems for most homes in the area as a great way of keeping those high bills down and making your home as energy efficient as possible. But in order to make the best use of that, you need to know how to use your system as effectively as possible. Here’s a few tips on how to do that. 

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Who Benefits the Most from Ductless Air Conditioning Systems?

July 11th, 2016

Ductless air conditioning systems adopt a decentralized approach to keeping your home cool: installing multiple small units throughout your home instead of just using one centralized system to generate all your cool air. Ductless systems allow you to turn off the air in parts of the home you aren’t using and save money on your bills, as well as allowing individual family members to set the temperature to suit their tastes in different parts of the home. But not every home here in Long Beach, CA can benefit from ductless air conditioners, and in some cases, centralized systems are more effective. So who benefits the most? We have a short breakdown below.

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4 Advantages of Ductless Mini Split Systems

July 4th, 2016

We love touting the benefits of ductless mini-split systems here in Huntington Beach, CA. They make an excellent fit for our climate and depending upon your home can bring a huge number of advantages over centralized air. A ductless mini-split system works by spreading the load. Instead of one single unit like a centralized AC, the system includes numerous smaller units spaced throughout your home, each charged with cooling a single room or section. Depending upon your home, the benefits of such a system can be considerable.

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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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