Monday, February 22nd, 2016
Here in Cypress, CA, most people are accustomed to centralized furnaces and air conditioners to heat and cool their homes. The system works well, but it’s not the only one out there, which should come as a great relief to those with larger homes that struggle to stay comfortable, or homes that can’t support the ductwork necessary for a centralized system. Ductless systems establish a series of multiple units throughout your home, each one charged with heating or cooling a single room or section of your home. It costs more to install than centralized systems, and smaller homes don’t benefit from it as much as larger ones, but there are a number of tangible advantages offered by such a system that you should consider.
Monday, February 15th, 2016
We’re coming off of a February heat wave here in Cypress, CA and while spring is officially still weeks away, chances are you’ve been using your air conditioner for the last few days. That means it’s time to get your system back into fighting shape before the hot weather is here to stay and you need it to function every day. There are a few tips to help get your system up to speed, which we’d like to send along to all of our customers. Take a look and schedule some time in the next few weeks to get it done.
Monday, February 8th, 2016
It can be disheartening to turn on your heating system and have nothing happen, especially if it’s a cold night here in Cypress, CA. The first thing you should do when you recognize this is to turn the system off and check the thermostat to see if it’s been turned off or is malfunctioning. After that, you should check your breaker box to make sure an electrical surge didn’t disrupt your heater’s functioning. If it’s not either of those things, the problem likely lies in the heater itself, a situation that requires a trained technician to correct. There are numerous reasons why your heater won’t turn on. We’ve listed three of them below, so that you understand just how many different causes there may be. It takes a heating professional to properly diagnose the problem.
Monday, February 1st, 2016
Few repairs on your furnace are more important or consternation than a cracked heat exchanger. The component is heated by the burners and in turn heats the air to be blown into your Cypress, CA home, while venting toxins form the burning gas out of your system. The exchangers then cool down when you turn off your system, and those extreme temperature changes can take a toll after a while. When the metal of the heat exchanger cracks, it will leak toxic gasses into your home and needs to be replaced before you run the system again.
Monday, January 25th, 2016
Heating systems are being used more often than normal here in Cypress, CA, with lower temperatures dominating in recent weeks and much-needed rainfall in Southern California bringing a cooling trend to the weather. Your system has likely seen sparing use in the past few months, but that is changing, and with the demand for your heater going up, it pays to keep an eye out for potential problems that can result in a breakdown (or at least a significant repair bill). Among the most concerning signs is short-cycling, when your heater turns on, then off again rapidly, then on again and so on throughout the day. What causes that and why is it such a problem? Read on for the answers.
Monday, January 18th, 2016
Winter has arrived in Cypress, CA, and while we enjoy warm temperatures year round here, most of us probably aren’t running our air conditioners. This makes it a perfect time to schedule a replacement session for your system: swapping out an older or outdated air conditioner with a brand new one ready to go next spring. It sounds counter-intuitive to do so now, but it actually makes a lot of sense when you think about the benefits.
Monday, January 11th, 2016
If you own a business or work as the manager of an office building here in Cypress, CA, you know that commercial heating and air conditioning needs differ significantly from residential systems. Besides the need to heat or cool more space, they have to handle the issue of multiple stories, multiple businesses occupying the same building and the specific needs of equipment like computers. Many commercial HVAC systems rely on modular units – multiple units of equal size placed on the roof of the building and added or removed as necessary. The benefits of modular units for your commercial HVAC system cannot be stressed enough.
Monday, January 4th, 2016
With cooler temperatures prevalent in Cypress, CA and throughout Southern California, now is the time to consider replacing your old air conditioning system with a new one. Among your options are ductless systems, which provide a number of benefits over more traditional models. If you’re wondering whether you need a ductless system, it behooves you to research how it works and what kinds of benefits it can give you. That can help you decide whether you could use this kind of system or whether your home might be better suited to another one.
Monday, June 1st, 2015
Your air conditioner is quite a phenomenon of mechanical engineering: by using refrigerant to transfer heat out of your living spaces, it can cool your entire home for the whole summer. However, as advanced as your system may be, there is one simple components that tells it when to stop and start: your thermostat. If your thermostat is outdated and/or a mismatch for your whole home air conditioning system, you are likely getting short-changed. The experts at Command A/C have seen first-hand how an upgrade to a programmable thermostat can help homeowners with their cooling in the following ways:
Monday, April 20th, 2015
Your heat pump is a pretty amazing device. It provides both heating and cooling for your home, and can do so for a pretty long time, as the average lifespan of a heat pump is 20-25 years. One of the best ways to make sure that your heat pump gives you years of the cooling and heating you need is to schedule it for bi-annual maintenance. Command A/C specializes in heat pumps services, so our experts can help you with all of your heat pump needs in Cypress, CA, including maintenance. All you have to do is give us a call!