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Making the Most of Your Ductless Heating System

October 17th, 2016

After a typically late Indian summer here in Huntington Beach, CA, we’re finally seeing signs of cooler weather on the way. Because we live here on the coast instead of further inland. If you own a ductless heating system, you’ve already experienced the benefits it can bring: allowing you to run the heat only in those parts of the house you need it to and keeping it turned off in unused portions of the home. That will help keep heating bills down all winter and ensure that you make the most of your system.

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Ductless Systems Save You Money

October 10th, 2016

The benefits of living in Long Beach, CA are huge. Not only do we have easy access to our beautiful beaches, but the proximity to the shoreline means that our summers aren’t quite as hot as they might be further inland. The price for that is that our winters tend to be a lot cooler than elsewhere in southern California, and a good heating system is almost as important as a good air conditioner in our neck of the woods.

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Trust a Heat Pump for Winter and Summer Alike

October 3rd, 2016

Newport Beach, CA has the benefit of being on the coast, where temperatures are milder than they are elsewhere in Southern California. That doesn’t change the fact that we still get our share of hot days, as last week’s heat wave proved. It also means that our winters are cooler than elsewhere in the Southland, since our proximity to the ocean can create some chilly nights. We often recommend heat pumps for our clients in the area, which do the job of a heater and an air conditioner all in one stroke.  Now is the perfect time of year to install one, before winter sets in. Here’s a quick look at how they work.

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Ductless Heating Provides Multi-Zone Comfort

September 26th, 2016

We live in Huntington Beach, CA with a straight shot to the ocean and all of the attendant mild weather which that brings. We don’t suffer from the heat as often as other So Cal communities do, but that also makes heating trickier, since winters can get colder on the coast than they do inland. A ductless HVAC system — one that includes heating as well as air conditioning features — may be the ideal way to beat that cool weather. Here’s how it works.

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Look to the SEER Rating for Your Ductless AC

September 19th, 2016

With the coming of cooler weather here in Long Beach, CA comes a chance to exchange your older air conditioning system with a new one. We’re strong advocates of ductless air conditioning systems, whether you need to replace an existing ductless system or you’d like to give ductless air conditioning a try. One of the top factors that should be involved when selecting a new system is its SEER rating, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It measures how well the air conditioner makes use of the energy it consumes, and along with the overall power levels of your system. Here’s a quick breakdown on what to look for.

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The Popularity of Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners is Growing

September 12th, 2016

Most people are accustomed to classic centralized air conditioners to keep their homes cool in the summer, and centralized systems do their jobs quite well. But ductless mini-split systems provide a number of advantages over centralized air, which is why we’ve seen a recent uptick in the popularity of ductless mini-split systems across the country. If you’re in the market for a new system, now may be the perfect time to consider a ductless system, with summer winding down here in Newport Beach, CA and cooler temperatures giving you the opportunity to plan for an air conditioning replacement session at leisure. Here’s a few things to consider when evaluating the possibility of a ductless system.

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Get Your Ductless System Ready for Winter

September 5th, 2016

Labor Day is here in Huntington Beach, CA marking the unofficial end of summer and signalling to homeowners that autumn is on the way. Temperatures tend to drop more quickly here in the coast than they do further inland, which means that now is the time to get your ductless system ready for winter. Mini split heating and cooling systems can usually be shifted from air conditioning to heating mode with just the touch of a button, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still perform a few key services to help your ductless system perform at its best during the coming months.

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Look Into Wireless Options to Control Your Ductless System

August 29th, 2016

Ductless air conditioners provide a number of benefits to Long Beach, CA homeowners, including the ability to provide precise, room-by-room control and the ability to save money be shutting off the cool air in parts of the home you aren’t using. But controlling a ductless mini-split system can sometimes be exasperating, especially if you’re using the traditional wired control panels installed by most models. 

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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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