Command A/C Blog

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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Why Does Frost Form on my Ductless Air Conditioner?

April 18th, 2016

We are big believers in ductless air conditioners here in coastal towns like Seal Beach, CA. They make excellent additions to vacation homes and year round residences alike, and their ability to let you cool each room in your home individually can pay big dividends over time. But like centralized air conditioners, ductless systems run into trouble from time to time, and when they do, you need a trained technician to get them repaired. Among the issues you may encounter is frost or ice forming on the coils of one of your ductless air conditioning units. The good news is that such a problem usually affects only one unit at a time, letting you occupy the rest of the house in peace and comfort. The bad news is that it indicates a serious issue that needs to be addressed before you can use the specific unit again.

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How to Address Trouble With Your Ductless System

April 11th, 2016

Ductless heating and air conditioning systems make a lot of sense here in Huntington Beach, CA. The decentralized approach allows you to save a lot of money on cooling bills, as well as set different temperatures in different rooms to provide customized comfort levels. Ductless systems are less prone to breakdowns than centralized systems, since they spread the workload around more, and when they do, you can simply go to other rooms in your home until repairs can be conducted. That said, the faster you can address trouble with your ductless system, the more readily you can get that trouble resolved. Here’s a quick list of steps you can take.

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How to Treat Ductless AC Repairs

April 4th, 2016

The benefits of a ductless air conditioning system lie largely in its decentralized format. While most air conditioning systems generate cool air in one single location, ductless systems use multiple units spaced throughout your home, each charged with cooling one room (or section). That can be a great boon in coastal towns like Long Beach, where centralized systems are impractical and often don’t meet our needs. Ductless systems suffer breakdowns like any other system, and a good repair service can fix them the right way. But treating them takes a slightly different approach, which you should be aware of before you start.

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Control Options for Your Ductless System

March 28th, 2016

We’ve been extolling the virtues of ductless heating and air conditioning services on this blog, and continue to feel that it makes an attractive alternative to centralized air, especially in beach cities like Newport Beach, CA, which have unique needs that cities further inland don’t share. One of the concerns we’ve heard from homeowners is the notion of system control. Centralized systems usually have one thermostat and control panel to let you operate it. Ductless systems, by their nature, require multiple thermostats and control panels to handle each unit, allowing you to take full advantage of the flexibility ductless systems provide.

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Ductless Systems Make a Great Fit for Beach Homes

March 21st, 2016

Here in Southern California, most households rely on centralized air conditioning systems which generate cool air in a single location before distributing it with a series of ducts. Recent nationwide trends have shifted that dynamic, as ductless cooling systems are rapidly increasing in popularity. The ductless system makes particular sense in beach cities like Huntington Beach, CA where the weather is a little different and homes don’t always have the benefit of hidden crawlspaces to make ducts practical. There’s a number of great reasons for beach homes to go ductless, and if you’ve been struggling with an answer to your household cooling problems, this system may be just what you need.

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