Command Comfort Blog : Archive for March, 2016

Control Options for Your Ductless System

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Why Is Low Refrigerant a Problem in My Air Conditioner?

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Whether you have a centralized air conditioner or a ductless system, your AC depends on refrigerant to operate. Many people think that the air conditioner consumes refrigerant. In truth, it’s really the opposite: the refrigerant must remain in a set amount as it cycles through the system as part of the heating process. Leaks aren’t supposed to happen, but they do, and as a result, your system loses the balance of refrigerant that it needs to function. With high temperatures on their way here in Lakewood, CA, low refrigerant can lead to a breakdown just when you need your system the most. Why is low refrigerant a problem in your air conditioner? Read on for the answers.

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What Kinds of Controls Are Featured in a Ductless AC System?

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Ductless air conditioning systems can solve a lot of problems for homeowners with large houses or those who are unable to accommodate a series of ducts in their home. Each separate unit in a ductless mini split system has its own control panel and thermostat, allowing you to set the temperature for each room separately or even turn off the air in parts of the home you aren’t using. That can make a big difference here in Long Beach, CA, especially in the summer when you want to cool your house without spending an arm and a leg.

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