Command A/C Blog

How to Prevent Cracked Heat Exchangers

February 1st, 2016

Few repairs on your furnace are more important or consternation than a cracked heat exchanger. The component is heated by the burners and in turn heats the air to be blown into your Cypress, CA home, while venting toxins form the burning gas out of your system. The exchangers then cool down when you turn off your system, and those extreme temperature changes can take a toll after a while. When the metal of the heat exchanger cracks, it will leak toxic gasses into your home and needs to be replaced before you run the system again.

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Beware of Short Cycling in Your Heating System

January 25th, 2016

Heating systems are being used more often than normal here in Cypress, CA, with lower temperatures dominating in recent weeks and much-needed rainfall in Southern California bringing a cooling trend to the weather. Your system has likely seen sparing use in the past few months, but that is changing, and with the demand for your heater going up, it pays to keep an eye out for potential problems that can result in a breakdown (or at least a significant repair bill). Among the most concerning signs is short-cycling, when your heater turns on, then off again rapidly, then on again and so on throughout the day. What causes that and why is it such a problem? Read on for the answers.

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Why Should I Get a New Air Conditioner Now?

January 18th, 2016

Winter has arrived in Cypress, CA, and while we enjoy warm temperatures year round here, most of us probably aren’t running our air conditioners. This makes it a perfect time to schedule a replacement session for your system: swapping out an older or outdated air conditioner  with a brand new one ready to go next spring. It sounds counter-intuitive to do so now, but it actually makes a lot of sense when you think about the benefits.

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Benefits of Modular Units for Your Commercial HVAC System

January 11th, 2016

If you own a business or work as the manager of an office building here in Cypress, CA, you know that commercial heating and air conditioning needs differ significantly from residential systems. Besides the need to heat or cool more space, they have to handle the issue of multiple stories, multiple businesses occupying the same building and the specific needs of equipment like computers. Many commercial HVAC systems rely on modular units – multiple units of equal size placed on the roof of the building and added or removed as necessary. The benefits of modular units for your commercial HVAC system cannot be stressed enough.

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Do I Need a Ductless System?

January 4th, 2016

With cooler temperatures prevalent in Cypress, CA and throughout Southern California, now is the time to consider replacing your old air conditioning system with a new one. Among your options are ductless systems, which provide a number of benefits over more traditional models. If you’re wondering whether you need a ductless system, it behooves you to research how it works and what kinds of benefits it can give you. That can help you decide whether you could use this kind of system or whether your home might be better suited to another one.

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How an Old Thermostat Short-Changes You

December 28th, 2015

Hanging on to certain household items can become a badge of honor for some homeowners. For instance, using the microwave that dates back to 1987. Sometimes this also happens with thermostats. They are rather easy to forget about, but this means you are losing sight of the fact of how powerful this small component really is, especially if your HVAC system has been upgraded in the last five years. The heating and cooling pros from Command A/C can help you find a new thermostat that matches your heating and cooling system and that also offers you some of the benefits listed below:

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What HSPF Means for Your Heat Pump

December 21st, 2015

Rating systems, when used properly, can be extremely helpful. For instance, you probably wouldn’t buy a car without looking at the miles per gallon (mpg). If you are going to install a new heat pump HVAC system, you want to check its rating, which is an HSPF number. The experts from Command A/C can help you decipher what this number means and how it can help you purchase the right heat pump system for your home in Lakewood, FL.

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Is It Time to Replace My Ductless Heating System?

December 14th, 2015

One of the benefits of a ductless heating and cooling system is that this type of system has a longer lifespan than traditional, separate heating and cooling systems – but your ductless system won’t last forever. If you have a ductless system that heats, then your ductless system uses a heat pump, and this is the part of the system that will need replacement at some point. Not sure if the heat pump in your ductless system is on its way out? Let’s take a look at some factors to consider:

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Why Heat Pumps Are Efficient

December 7th, 2015

There are a number of benefits to using a heat pump HVAC system in your home. However, there is one benefit that always tops the list: energy efficiency. There are a few reasons why heat pump systems offer very good energy efficiency, and we’ll explain more about that below. Unfortunately, you won’t gain any energy efficiency from a heat pump system that is poorly installed or serviced. This will never be the issue when you work with the pros from Command A/C. Our experts have years of experience with heat pump systems, and we can help you with all of your heat pump needs in Long Beach – just give us a call!

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How Zone Control Helps Your Heating

November 30th, 2015

We don’t have a big winter season here in Huntington Beach, but it does get chilly enough, especially at night, to make it necessary to have a heating system in our homes. If you have a ducted heating system, you know how difficult it can be to satisfy all of your heating requirements with a single thermostat. This is where zone control can make your whole life a lot easier. How? Let’s take a look.

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