Command Comfort Blog : Archive for July, 2014

Is a Mitsubishi Ductless AC System Right for My Home?

Friday, July 25th, 2014

If you need a new air conditioning system in Cypress, you may want the system that will give you the best possible performance and efficiency. Purchasing a Mitsubishi ductless AC system is a great way to cool your home and use less energy than with many central AC systems, but ductless air conditioning may not be right for every home. So when is a Mitsubishi ductless AC the right choice?

There Are No Ducts Currently Installed in Your Home

If your home does not currently use a ducted system, a Mitsubishi ductless AC may be the perfect choice for you. Ductless systems have both an indoor and outdoor unit, much like central air conditioners. However, the indoor unit of a ductless system is mounted directly onto your wall, with up to four indoor blowers per outdoor unit. This means you can get cool air supplied throughout your home without installing any bulky ductwork.

You Want Increased Efficiency

Ductless air conditioners are very efficient systems, as they often have high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings. The SEER, printed on the EnergyGuide label of any AC, rates the efficiency of a unit, so a higher SEER may help you save a lot of money on your energy bills every month. Mitsubishi ductless systems often have higher SEERs than many ducted systems.

Zone Control Could Benefit Your Household

Another way you can save money is with zone control. Each air handler usually has its own thermostat, or you can control the temperature with a master thermostat that controls them all. If two rooms tend to be unoccupied throughout the day, you can save money by turning off the AC or raising the temperature for those rooms only. Zone control can benefit your family in many ways. Often, different members of your family have different temperature needs. With a ductless system, the temperature can be adjusted in each room to meet the needs of each family member.

While many homeowners can benefit from ductless systems, talk to the people at Command A/C to make sure they are an option for your home. To install your Mitsubishi Ductless AC in Cypress, call us today!

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What Are the Benefits of Mitsubishi Ductless Air Conditioning Systems?

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Many people rely on central air conditioning and heating systems to cool their homes. These two-unit systems blow cooled air through the ductwork of a building, but this may actually cost homeowners a lot of extra money every month.

Ducted air conditioning and heating systems often account for a lot of energy loss due to leaks in the ducts and poor insulation. Because of this, homeowners may end up spending money to cool unused spaces such as the attic or crawlspace. Another issue with ducted systems is that some homes do not already have ductwork installed, and installation may be difficult due to the layout of the home.

One solution is to install a Mitsubishi ductless air conditioning system. These systems are very energy efficient and can help you save money every month, and they also provide both cooling and heating so you won’t need to purchase a separate heating system.

Another benefit? No ducts! During installation, a technician will install a fairly compact condenser unit outside of your home, along with indoor air handlers in multiple locations throughout the home. Warm air enters the indoor air handler and is cooled by a coil, so that cool air can blow into the room. Refrigerant cycles through your entire AC system and releases the heat from your home outdoors.

Your home may require multiple indoor air handlers in different rooms or zones in order to cool the entire home, but a technician can mount these high on the wall so they won’t interfere too much with the interior design. Because there are multiple blowers, you can set the temperature to a different specification in each room via separate thermostats or with a master thermostat that controls each zone. This means your family members will be more comfortable in their own rooms, and it can also save you money. If only one family member is home, for example, only one air handler may need to operate, saving you money every month on your energy bill.

Command A/C is a Mitsubishi certified Diamond Dealer, which means we know how install your new Mitsubishi system correctly. Don’t let an inexperienced technician install your energy-efficient Mitsubishi ductless air conditioner. For ductless air conditioning service in Long Beach, call us today!

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How Faulty Thermostats Affect Your Air Conditioning System

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Your air conditioning unit is an investment, and when you turn it on, you expect to forget it’s a hot day in Anaheim. So when your air conditioning won’t run properly, you may worry about costly repairs. While this is a definite possibility, one surprising reason you may need repairs is a faulty thermostat.

An air conditioning technician is the best person to determine what the source of the problem is. However, here are some of the ways a faulty thermostat could affect your air conditioning system.

System Won’t Start or Is Hard Starting

Of course, you know to call a technician when there is no cool air coming from your air conditioning, so that you won’t have to deal with the summer heat. But did you know that the thermostat may actually be at fault, even if it appears to be on? If your system won’t switch on at all, it is very likely that the thermostat cannot properly sense the temperature in your home. The thermostat tells your system when to turn on and off, so when a sensor inhibits this process, your AC will not know when to run. Similarly, a faulty sensor may cause the condenser unit to turn on and off repeatedly, also known as hard starting.

Inadequate Cooling

If you receive inadequate cooling from your AC system, but it is still blowing air, it could signify a variety of issues, including low refrigerant levels or blocked airflow. However, it may mean your system has trouble sensing the correct temperature or reading the desired setting on your thermostat. If you use a manual thermostat and your home always feels too hot or too cold, it may be because it is often difficult to set the temperature accurately with this kind of display. You may consider a new digital thermostat instead, which will also allow you the freedom to set the temperature to change automatically at certain times of the day.

At Command A/C, we can set you up with a new digital thermostat that won’t cause you as many problems as a manual thermostat might. Call us today for AC repair in Anaheim.

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Leading the Way with Independence Days!

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

The term “Fourth of July” is the popular name for the U.S. federal holiday officially known as Independence Day. It isn’t surprising that we would come up with a different name from the official one, since “Independence Day” is one of the most common holiday names across the globe. Most of the nations in existence today won their independence from another power, whether through wars, treaties, or long transitions.

What might surprise many people is how old U.S. Independence Day actually is compared to the similar holidays of other nations. Although the U.S. is still considered a young nation, it was one of the first to make a full break for its colonial master with a new constitution. Most countries that celebrate a national Independence Day are commemorating events that occurred in the second half of the 20th century, when many older empires at last relinquished control over their colonies.

How substantial is the difference in time for the U.S.A. and the rest of the world? U.S. Independence Day celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1776, making our country unusual in that almost no existing nations celebrate an independence event from the eighteenth century.

In terms of age, there is only a tiny handful current countries that celebrate an independence day that occurred earlier than the United States. Switzerland celebrates its independence from the Holy Roman Empire of the Germans in 1291 with “Swiss National Day,” held every August 1—although this only gained status as a national holiday in 1994. Sweden Celebrates “National Day of Sweden” to commemorate events in 1523 and the election of King Gustav I during the War of Liberation against Christian II of Denmark and Norway. Romania comes almost a hundred years after U.S. Independence, with its 1877 freedom from Turkish rule.

The most recent Independence Days to come into existence are for Montenegro, which gained independence from Serbia in 2006 and celebrates the day on May 21, and South Sudan, which gained independence from Sudan in 2011 and celebrates the day only a day after the U.S., on July 5.

Does anyone else celebrate a literal “Fourth of July,” an Independence Day that also falls on the fourth day of the seventh month? Yes: Abkhazia, a small Central Asian country that declared its independence from the Republic of Georgia in 1999 (although not all countries recognize it). Coming a day (like South Sudan) on July 5 is the independence of the small Atlantic island nation of Cape Verde, which became free from Portugal through signed agreement in 1975.

Everyone at Command A/C hopes you and your family enjoy a vibrant Independence Day/Fourth of July this year!

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