Command Comfort Blog : Archive for July, 2013

Instant Rebate on Ductless Equipment!

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

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Cypress, CA Air Conditioning Tip: What to Look for in a New Cooling System

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Purchasing a new air conditioning system is a major investment, and it is your responsibility as a homeowner to ensure that you get the air conditioner best suited to your home and personal needs. Because of the wide variety of air conditioning systems on the market and the number of different factors to consider, it can be an overwhelming process. Working with a qualified Cypress, CA air conditioning professional is a great way to ensure that you get the right AC for your home and cooling habits. Here are some tips from Command A/C on what to consider when purchasing a new air conditioner.

Even before the actual installation of your air conditioning system there are a number of important decisions to be made. First of all, the sizing of your air conditioning system must be appropriate for your home. Obviously if your air conditioner is too small it will struggle to keep your home cool and comfortable, reducing the efficiency of its operation. If it is too large, though, it will be no more effective. It will short cycle frequently, as it will bring temperatures down too quickly. This can also have a negative impact on indoor air quality, as your air conditioner will not be able to dehumidify air effectively.

You must also consider the style of air conditioning system you’d like to purchase for installation in your home. Many homeowners opt for a central air conditioning system, as they are convenient and effective. However, they do require a ductwork system to distribute conditioned air throughout your home. If you do not have existing ductwork you may choose to install a ductless mini split system in your home, which uses wall mounted blowers to cool different rooms directly. You may even decide to use a heat pump to cool your home if energy efficiency is a priority for you. A knowledgeable air conditioning professional will help you sort through all your AC installation options.

For more information about items to consider prior to your air conditioning installation, call the Cypress, CA air conditioning experts at Command A/C. We can help ensure that you get the best air conditioner for your needs and living environment. Contact us today for more information.

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Cypress, CA Air Conditioning Tip: Getting Your AC Ready for the Summer

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

If you love long, hot summers, then California is a great place to be. Of course, even those of us that love the heat the most need a break from it every now and then. That is why a reliable, effective air conditioning system is so important. When the heat of summer comes back around, will your air conditioning system be ready? Take a few simple measures to ensure that your AC is ready for the summer. Here are some tips from the Cypress, CA air conditioning technicians at Command A/C.

One of the first things you should do as summer approaches is take a quick visual inspection of your outdoor air conditioning unit. This does not need to be a particularly thorough inspection, but ensuring that your unit is clear of fallen debris is a great way to help it operate more easily and efficiently. If any branches, leaves or other items have stacked up on top of or around the unit simply clear them away. Your system needs to be able to take in air, and airflow will be restricted by such debris.

You should do much the same thing within your home. While you probably have not allowed a lot of tree branches and yard trimming to accumulate in your living room, it is possible that furniture and other items have shifted around during the offseason. If these pieces of furniture have been pushed up against your duct registers and grills then air will not be distributed as easily and effectively as possible. Do not lose efficiency by forcing your air conditioning system to work harder than necessary.

Of course, the most important step to take in order to ensure that your AC is ready for summer is simply to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance service. This will allow a professional air conditioning maintenance technician the opportunity to thoroughly inspect, tune up and, if necessary, repair your air conditioner. When all of the individual components of your AC are in great condition you can expect a great cooling performance.

For more information about getting your air conditioning system summer ready, call the Cypress, CA air conditioning technicians you can count on. Command A/C has the answers to any air conditioning questions you may have. Schedule service today.

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Cypress, CA Air Conditioning FAQ: What is Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioning?

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

If you are in the market for your first new air conditioning system, or if it has been a while since you last purchased one, you may be surprised by the amount of air conditioning options available to you. In fact, you may even find it a little overwhelming. That is why the Cypress, CA air conditioning installation experts at Command A/C make themselves available to answer any questions you may have when buying a new air conditioning system. One great option you may want to consider is a ductless mini split air conditioning system. Call today to learn more about this great air conditioning option.

Ductless mini split air conditioning systems, as you may have guessed. Do not rely on a traditional air duct system in order to distribute cooled air throughout your home. In fact, with the installation of a ductless mini split system you can completely bypass the need for bulky, costly air ducts. This is due to the innovative design of a ductless mini split system.

While ductless mini split systems feature an outdoor unit, much like more traditional air conditioning systems, they connect directly to individual, wall mounted blowers in your home. This is accomplished by using a simple conduit containing power and refrigerant lines to connect the indoor and outdoor components. There are many benefits to using this type of air conditioning system.

A ductless mini split system provides year round comfort, as it can both heat and cool your home. They are also highly efficient, as air ducts are a common source of energy loss in many homes. By eliminating the need for air ducts, ductless mini split systems also eliminate this potential energy loss. Plus, the individual wall mounted blowers make it easy to utilize zone control to heat and cool different rooms to different temperatures. This further boosts energy efficiency and helps to keep everyone in your home comfortable and happy.

If you have any further questions about ductless mini split air conditioning systems, call the Cypress, CA air conditioning technicians at Command A/C for more information. We have the answers you need to decide if a ductless mini split system is right for your home. Contact us today to learn more.

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Common Air Conditioning Problems

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

When you live in California it is important to have a high-quality air conditioning system that you can rely on to keep your home cool and comfortable on even the hottest days of the year. Of course, even top of the line products from the most established and respected manufacturers are still mechanical systems. This means that they are susceptible to operational problems. While most problems that you may encounter with your air conditioning system are not terribly serious it is still important to have them evaluated by a Cypress, CA air conditioning repair expert as soon as possible. Here are some of the most common air conditioning problems that we encounter at Command A/C, along with some possible causes.

If your air conditioning system simply will not turn on, do not automatically assume the worst. While it is possible that there is a very serious problem that has led to a complete breakdown, there are several other, far less serious possibilities. Check the power source of your air conditioning system. It is possible that the system has come unplugged or that the power line has frayed or been severed. Either way it can account for the complete lack of power. Never rule out user error, either. While it may sound obvious, check your thermostat. If it is set to heat instead of cool it will not activate. Double checking is never a bad idea.

Another common problem we see with air conditioning systems is freezing coils. The condenser coils on your outdoor AC unit are important to the operation of the system, and if they freeze up you system will fail to cool your home effectively. The most likely cause of this problem is a low refrigerant level. Your air conditioning system does not consume refrigerant, but rather recycles it over and over. This means that it is possible you have a refrigerant leak in your system. Contact a repair technician to find out for sure.

If you notice these or any other problems with the operation of your air conditioning system call Command A/C right away. We are the Cypress, CA air conditioning repair company to call for exceptional AC services. Let us help you cool your home consistently and reliably this summer.

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Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

There are few things more “American” than baseball, apple pie and Independence Day. On this day over 200 years ago the second Continental Congress voted to approve the Declaration of Independence. The document, which was primarily authored by Thomas Jefferson, was a written explanation of why America wanted to be free from Great Britain. This bold move by the American colonies would start the Revolutionary War where many brave women and men would give their lives for the freedom that we now hold dear.

Over the years, our celebration of Independence Day has remained largely unchanged. John Adams, the 2nd president of the United States, said this about celebrating Independence Day: “It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” We all remember going to family barbecues, watching fireworks, attending parades, picnics and fairs, building bonfires, and playing baseball.

However you celebrate this 4th of July, make sure that you take a moment to remember why we’re celebrating.

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