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Using the Thermostat with Ductless Systems

August 22nd, 2016

Ductless mini-split air conditioners divide your home into sections, each cooled by a single stand-alone air conditioner controlled by its own thermostat and control panel. If you’re just installing a ductless system into your Newport Beach, CA home, you may have a lot of questions about how thermostats work and whether an existing thermostat is compatible with your system. The answer is “it depends,” which is why it’s always important to have a qualified air conditioning service on your side at all times. We can help you determine the best way to use the thermostat with ductless systems, and ensure that you take advantage of the flexibility that this system provides.

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Late Season Advice for Your Ductless Air Conditioning System

August 15th, 2016

It’s been another hot summer, even down by the shore here in Huntington Beach, CA, and your ductless system has likely been put to the test the last few months. August and September can be even tougher on your system, since the strain of daily use could begin to show. If you have a ductless system in your home, you’ve got an advantage on that font, since you can distribute the workload more evenly and lower strain on your system as a whole. We’ve included a few tips to help you make the most of your ductless system during the last month or so of summer, ensuring that it can get to the finish line with a minimum of stress and strain.

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Ductless Air Conditioning: for Homes with Multiple Stories

August 8th, 2016

We talk about the benefits of ductless air conditioning systems here in Long Beach, CA, especially for larger homes. Large homes often have multiple stories, which can prove troublesome for centralized systems to adequately cool. Here, we’re going to discuss options for cooling a multi-story home using ductless systems, and how they tend to do the job much more effectively than they would in homes with just a single story.

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Schedule Maintenance for Your Ductless AC Today!

August 1st, 2016

Ductless air conditioning systems are a great fit for Newport Beach, CA homes, but just like any other system, it requires care to keep functioning at its best. The good news about ductless systems is that breakdowns tend to be limited to a single unit, which means you can typically run the air in other parts of the house and stay cool while waiting for the repair service. But better than dealing with a breakdown is preventing on in the first place, and for that you need a maintenance session from a trained air conditioning technician. When performed once or twice a year, it will improve the system’s performance, as well as giving the technician a chance to check for more serious issues that may eventually result in a breakdown. 

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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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