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Why Do I Need Maintenance for My Ductless HVAC System If I Have a Warranty?

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Warranties are very important for homeowners for appliances and major systems alike. However, many people fail to understand that there are a number of stipulations in warranties that can easily nullify the coverage the warranty offers when these stipulations are not adhered to. In fact, warranties can give homeowners a false sense of security that the system or appliance to which the warranty applies covers any and all damage or problems, leading to poor maintenance of a system. This can unfortunately come back to bite you.

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Why You Should Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance This Spring

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

No one wants to deal with the hassle of air conditioning maintenance appointments. There is a common, if exaggerated, perception that they can be inconvenient, expensive, and generally unpleasant. That desire to avoid unnecessary discomfort has led many people to neglect their air conditioning maintenance until a problem presents itself. Unfortunately, that tactic does little in the way of actually saving time or money. In fact, it often ends up costing more money in the long run, when parts need to be replaced that could have been saved with maintenance. Let’s take a look at why air conditioning maintenance is so important, and why you should schedule it this spring.

Prevention vs. Cure

The old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” applies to air conditioning maintenance just as well as anything else. Regular preventive maintenance allows your HVAC technician to identify and fix any developing problems before they have a chance to cause a complete breakdown. By waiting to have a professional examine your system until something breaks, you are ensuring that it will be more expensive to fix. Though you should not ignore any repair needs that crop up, you certainly should not eschew preventive maintenance until your system stops working.

Why Spring Maintenance Is Preferable

The best time to conduct preventive maintenance on any system is right before you plan on using it more often. With air conditioners, that ideal time is in spring. By scheduling your annual air conditioner maintenance appointment during the spring, you are ensuring that your system will be ready for the increased strain of summer. If you wait to conduct maintenance until some other time, you may end up having your air conditioner break down in the middle of summer. You don’t want to wait around for an HVAC technician to arrive in the middle of a hot summer day with no air conditioning, do you? Spring maintenance is the best way to make sure that doesn’t happen.

If you haven’t scheduled your spring AC maintenance yet, call Command A/C. We provide air conditioning maintenance services throughout Anaheim, CA.

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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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Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance Before the Summer Hits

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Those spring temps are pretty fabulous, but after they are gone, we are in the heat of summer here in Orange County. Command A/C knows how uncomfortable it can get, and the last thing we want to see is our customers experiencing a mid-summer air conditioner breakdown. This is why air conditioning maintenance in Orange County is one of our specialties, and why we strongly recommend you do a spring tune-up every year.

Why Do Annual Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Your air conditioner is a complex system of multiple parts and components that all work together to cool your property. If you haven’t used your system in a while, it is very likely that it has collected leaves, debris and dirt. In addition, if unknown problems began toward the end of last season, they most likely didn’t disappear. Wouldn’t you rather know about these problems on a nice, spring day rather than on a 90 degree day in July?

Here are some reasons why Command A/C recommends scheduling air conditioning maintenance for our Orange County customers:

Maintenance can preserve your A/C’s cooling capability – by testing your air conditioner in the spring via a regular maintenance visit, your air conditioning technician will be able to detect any existing problems that could deter or obstruct the cooling process.

Maintenance can potentially improve your air conditioner’s energy efficiency – lots of small items can interfere with your system’s ability to run efficiently. Typical problems are dirty air filters, refrigerant leaks and reduced air flow. By tackling these problems before summer, you are preparing your system to work optimally when it runs full-time.

Maintenance ensures your air conditioner gets cleaned – cleaning certain components of your air conditioning system is important. Areas that typically need cleaning are the fans, condenser coils, evaporator coils and the fins. Dirt and dust collection can create strain on an air conditioning system, so getting rid of the accumulated layer of dirt can make your system breathe easier.

Maintenance can prevent big repairs – by performing regular maintenance on your AC, your technician is more likely to catch potential problems before they become big problems.

Call Us to Schedule Spring Maintenance for Your Air Conditioner

Spring maintenance can help your system do what it should in the summer: keep you cool and comfortable when it’s hot outside. As we head into the summer, call Command A/C to schedule your spring air conditioning maintenance in Orange County.

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Should You Get Your Air Conditioner Tuned Up Before the Summer Strikes?

Friday, March 28th, 2014

In Southern California, air conditioners live tough lives… much like what furnaces experience in Minnesota. You can expect your AC to run during most of the summer and during many days throughout the rest of the year, December included. However, a tough life doesn’t have to mean a short life—provided you take good care of your air conditioner so that it doesn’t age prematurely and break down before it reaches its manufacturer’s estimated lifespan.

The most important step you can take to make sure your AC has a full service life is by scheduling regular air conditioning system maintenance in Cypress, CA. Because Southern California has warm weather around the year, almost any time is the right time for maintenance. But the best time is during the spring, as we’ll explain.

If you’re ready to start now, before reading further, then call Command A/C right away and ask about our Ultimate Service Club and its membership privileges.

Springtime is the right time for AC maintenance

We recommend this timetable for home comfort maintenance: an inspection for your heater in the fall, and one for your air conditioner in the summer.

Your AC will be one of the most important appliances in your home during the summer, so you don’t want it draining energy while it runs, or skirting close to a breakdown. It can be unpleasant waiting for repair work to reach you on the hottest day of the year… and if your AC breaks down, it’s almost guaranteed to happen on the hottest day, when you have to push it to its limits.

That brings up another good reason for scheduling AC repair in the spring: it’s one of the slower times of the year for HVAC repair technicians. Summer keeps them busy with emergency air conditioner repair calls, but during the milder spring heat, it’s easier to schedule a maintenance appointment with a technician that’s convenient for you.

Finally, having a maintenance check done in spring will give you enough time to arrange for any necessary repairs the technician might uncover. By the time Memorial Day arrives, you’ll be set to sail through the summer scorchers.

Sign up for the Ultimate Service Club today!

The Ultimate Service club from Command A/C does more than tune-up your air conditioner. It also tunes up your heater (best done in the fall), saves you 15% off all service repairs, and priority scheduling as a preferred member. When you want quality conditioning system maintenance in Cypress, CA, call Command A/C.

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3 Reasons to Consider Professional Air Conditioning Maintenance

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Air conditioning units provide a cool comfortable climate in the midst of the heat of summer. They’re vital to handling the hottest months in So Cal towns like Cypress, CA. Air conditioning maintenance is almost as important as purchasing the right unit in the first place. Like any piece of equipment, an air conditioning system requires regular upkeep in order to function as it should, and shouldn’t be dismissed as an unnecessary cost. Here are 3 reasons to consider professional air conditioning maintenance.

  • Improved efficiency. Maintenance allows the technician to replace worn parts, tighten loose fittings and recharge refrigerant that has run low. All of which lets the air conditioner run more efficiently and expend less energy to make your house comfortable. You’ll see the difference in your monthly energy bills, which will drop as your AC performs better.
  • Extended life. Maintenance lowers stress on the system by correcting little problems before they become big ones. That decreases wear on individual components, which means that your air conditioner will last longer and require fewer serious repairs over the course of its life.
  • Professional care. While it’s possible to perform air conditioning maintenance yourself – and indeed while certain things such as changing the air filter are simple enough to do on your own – a qualified professional is the only way to guarantee quality maintenance. Trained technicians know what to look for when it comes to wear and tear on the system, and can implement solutions with the knowledge that comes from experience. Doing it yourself may not fix the issue and might even make things worse. For example, if you spot ice on your evaporator coils, the first thought may be to simply scrape the ice off. But doing so doesn’t address the underlying issue – low refrigerant levels – which means the ice will return, and by scraping it off, you may end up damaging the coils themselves.

Consider professional air conditioning maintenance a go-to option for keeping your AC unit functioning and reliable. In Cypress, CA, air conditioning maintenance is handled by the experts at Command A/C. Call us today for an appointment and see what a different a little professional upkeep can make.

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The Importance of Air Conditioning Maintenance in Cypress, CA

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Living in California is great for homeowners that enjoy the summer heat, but if you hope to make it through the summer comfortably you need an air conditioning system you can rely on. While purchasing a high-quality air conditioning system from a trusted manufacturer and scheduling your AC installation with a qualified professional is important, you must take further steps to get a quality performance. Contact the air conditioning pros at Command A/C today to schedule the air conditioning maintenance services in Cypress, you need to ensure you comfort this summer.

Professional air conditioning maintenance is absolutely necessary if you want to get the most efficient, reliable performance possible from your air conditioning system. An air conditioner in Cypress, CA will see a lot of playing time over the course of the summer months. This level of demand is going to take a toll on your air conditioning system, no matter how high end it may be. It is just the nature of any mechanical system to incur some general wear and tear.

This wear and tear can impede the efficient operation of your air conditioning system, forcing it to work harder than it ought to to keep your home comfortable. If even one component of your air conditioner is not operating properly then you cannot expect the system as a whole work at maximum efficiency levels. Routine air conditioning maintenance gives your AC maintenance technician the opportunity to inspect and tune up your system, addressing this wear and tear to minimize its impact on the efficiency of your system.

Routine Cypress, CA air conditioning maintenance is also a great way to reduce the risk of damage to your air conditioning system. The longer you allow your AC to operate in a compromised condition the more wear and tear it will experience. If you wait long enough this fairly minor issue can lead to some serious, costly problems. Schedule regular, professional maintenance to avoid any disruption to your comfort.

If you are ready to schedule professional air conditioning maintenance, call the Cypress air conditioning technicians at Command A/C today. We have the skill and training necessary to keep your AC operating properly. Let us help you cool your home with confidence this summer.

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Cypress CA Air Conditioning FAQ: The Importance of AC Maintenance

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Living in California is great for homeowners that enjoy the summer heat, but if you hope to make it through the summer comfortably you need an air conditioning system you can rely on. While purchasing a high-quality air conditioning system from a trusted manufacturer and scheduling your AC installation with a qualified air conditioning professional is important, you must take further steps to get a quality performance. Contact the Cypress CA air conditioning pros at Command A/C today to schedule the air conditioning maintenance service you need to ensure you comfort this summer.

Professional air conditioning maintenance is absolutely necessary if you want to get the most efficient, reliable performance possible from your air conditioning system. An air conditioner in Cypress, CA will see a lot of playing time over the course of the summer months. This level of demand is going to take a toll on your air conditioning system, no matter how high end it may be. It is just the nature of any mechanical system to incur some general wear and tear.

This wear and tear can impede the efficient operation of your air conditioning system, forcing it to work harder than it ought to to keep your home comfortable. If even one component of your air conditioner is not operating properly then you cannot expect the system as a whole work at maximum efficiency levels. Routine air conditioning maintenance gives your AC maintenance technician the opportunity to inspect and tune up your system, addressing this wear and tear to minimize its impact on the efficiency of your system.

Routine Cypress, CA air conditioning maintenance is also a great way to reduce the risk of damage to your air conditioning system. The longer you allow your AC to operate in a compromised condition the more wear and tear it will experience. If you wait long enough this fairly minor issue can lead to some serious, costly problems. Schedule regular, professional air conditioning maintenance to avoid any disruption to your comfort.

If you are ready to schedule professional air conditioning maintenance, call the Cypress air conditioning technicians at Command A/C. We have the skill and training necessary to keep your AC operating properly. Let us help you cool your home with confidence this summer. Contact Command A/C today!

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