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Command Comfort Blog : Archive for June, 2013
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
Monday, June 24th, 2013
When you live in California, a broken down air conditioning system can be a serious problem, especially if it happens in the dead of winter. Make sure that your air conditioner is kept in the best condition possible by scheduling your AC installation and routine air conditioning maintenance with a qualified Cypress air conditioning professional. Even so, you will eventually run into a problem of some sort with your air conditioning system. Here are some tips about what to do when your air conditioning system breaks down from the Cypress, CA air conditioning repair experts at Command A/C.
First of all, it is best to ensure that there is not a simple solution to your air conditioning woes. While you should never attempt to service or repair your air conditioning system on your own, it is no necessary to schedule professional air conditioning repair service to have your AC plugged back in. Check your power source to ensure that it is actually connected. If it is, check your circuit breaker. It is possible that a power surge tripped a breaker in the circuit powering your AC. If so, a simple flip of a switch may solve your problem.
It also may be a simple case of user error. Make sure that you double check the settings on your thermostat. It is possible that you have accidentally flipped it to the heating setting or that you misread the temperature settings. Either way, you may have a best case scenario on your hands.
If there does not seem to be an obvious cause of your air conditioning problem, call a professional right away. The sooner any problems with your air conditioning system are resolved the less likely any serious damage to your home cooling system is. Only a qualified air conditioning repair professional can accurately diagnose and completely resolve whatever the issue with your air conditioner may be.
When you need to schedule professional service, call the Cypress, CA air conditioning repair technicians at Command A/C. We are the local air conditioning company to trust with your comfort. All of our full time, extensively trained air conditioning technicians have the skill and expertise to ensure that your home is as comfortable as possible on the hottest days of summer.
Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
At Command A/C we believe that every homeowner deserves to be comfortable on even the hottest days of the year. That is why we offer an outstanding selection of air conditioning products and services to help you keep cool throughout the air conditioning season. We understand that the high cost of energy leaves many homeowners hesitant to cool their homes to the degree they’d like to. Our air conditioning efficiency experts have some tips that can help you cut down on energy use this summer. If you have any more questions, call the Cypress, CA air conditioning professionals on our team today.
First of all, remember that those ceiling fans are not ornamental. Turn them on. They are not there simply to create a breeze, and they are in fact a great supplement to your home cooling system. The airflow created by ceiling fans helps to circulate the cooled air from your air conditioner throughout your home. This leads to a more evenly cooled home and helps you feel more comfortable without needing to crank your air conditioner up higher.
Also, it is not necessary to run your air conditioning system around the clock. Try not to fall asleep with it on. Temperatures will cool off once the sun goes down, and opening up the windows after this happens is a great way to not only cool down your house but also to air it out. In the morning, before the sun comes back up, close the windows again to keep in the cool, comfortable air from the previous night.
Once the sun does come back up you will feel its heat radiating through your windows into your home. Keeping curtains drawn to block out the sun during the brightest hours of the day can also help reduce your reliance on your air conditioning system. You will still probably want to run your AC, but you will not need to set tit to such low temperatures.
For more tips on saving energy this summer call the air conditioning professionals at Command A/C. We are the Cypress, CA air conditioning efficiency experts you can count on. Call now to learn more.
Thursday, June 13th, 2013
It’s one thing to have dry heat, but if your home starts to get humid it can really have a negative impact on your comfort. Call the Cypress, CA air conditioning repair professionals at Command A/C if you’re having any issues with your home’s humidity. We have worked with countless homeowners and have experience repairing all different kinds of air conditioning issues. Here are a few things that you can do to make sure that your home doesn’t get too humid this summer.
Reduce Humidity In Your Home
If your home has high humidity there are a couple things that you can do to reduce the moisture levels in your air. Call the Cypress, CA air conditioning professionals at Command A/C if you have any questions or if you need air conditioning repair.
- Run your AC – Your air conditioner naturally removes humidity from the air. As the warm air from your home passes over the cooling coils moisture will collect on the coils in the form of condensation. If you have humidity problems in your home it could be that you need Cypress, CA air conditioning repair.
- Ventilation – Running your bathroom vent fan is a great way to exhaust some of the humid air from your home. You can leave the bathroom door open so that it can pull in some of the air from around the bathroom as well.
- Move indoor plants – Indoor plants create a lot of moisture. If you don’t want to completely get rid of your inside plants you can move them all to one area of the house.
- Dehumidifier – Having a dehumidification system installed in your ductwork or in the air handler is a great way to quickly and effectively remove moisture from your air. There are also stand-alone systems that you can place throughout your home that will circulate the air around them.
For all your air conditioning repair, installation or maintenance needs, just call the friendly Cypress, CA air conditioning technicians at Command A/C.
Monday, June 10th, 2013
Most homeowners in California appreciate the importance of a high-quality air conditioning system. Fewer homeowners, though, have much of an understanding of how their air conditioning system actually works to keep them cool. At Command A/C we believe that, while you should never attempt to service your air conditioner yourself, it is important to have a basic understanding of how your air conditioner operates. Here is some information about what exactly your air conditioner is doing as it cools your home. If you have any further questions about your air conditioning system or are at all concerned about its performance, contact an Orange, CA air conditioning technician on our team.
When you run your air conditioner, warm air is pulled into the system. Refrigerant is pumped throughout the system, arriving at the compressor as a cool gas. At this stage, the pressure of the gas is fairly low. The compressor compresses the fluid, increasing its energy and temperature. Now the hot, high pressure gas is sent to the condenser. The condenser dissipates the heat from the gas, and when it leaves the condenser it is a highly pressurized liquid. At this point, the liquid is sent to the evaporator through a very small passage, and the pressure drops on the other side. This allows it to evaporate into a gaseous state.
During the evaporation process, heat is absorbed from the air around the gas. Upon leaving the evaporator, the refrigerant is once again a low pressure gas, and it is ready to return to the compressor in order to begin the cooling process again. There is a fan in the evaporator that blows air across the evaporator fins. Hot air is used to cool the gas in the evaporator, and as the heat is removed from the air to do so, the resulting cooled air is sent throughout your home.
To learn more about how your air conditioning system operates, contact the Orange, CA air conditioning professionals at Command A/C. We have the information you need to keep your AC working as efficiently and effectively as possible. Call now to schedule air conditioning service in Orange with a qualified member of our team.