Prescott HVAC Solutions Offer Fall Allergy Relief

To many, the autumn season means you can get outside and enjoy the more mild temperatures after a hot summer and active monsoon season. Unfortunately, many may be finding themselves trapped inside suffering from seasonal fall allergies as a result of the heat and above average precipitation of summer. Fall allergy season is typically mild for Arizona residents, but this year is proving to be more severe than usual. If you have fallen victim to the coughing, sneezing, and other discomforting symptoms, you may take comfort knowing that there are a few things you can do to remove allergens from your home, allowing you to rest easy at home. With the Prescott heating season not far ahead, now is the time to take action and clear the air in your space. Take a look at these great recommendations, and call TDK Comfort Systems for system and installation information at your convenience. Give Your Home a Thorough Cleaning When you open windows and doors, airborne irritants are allowed to enter your home, in addition to the particles which are accumulated inside such as dust and pet dander. When your HVAC system is in operation, these particles are stirred and circulate through...

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How to Prepare Your Prescott Home for Fall

Image As the summer heat begins to subside and the comfortable temperatures of fall arrive, you may find yourself able to get outside and enjoy it. Likewise, your AC repair Prescott contractor will become your trusted heating expert.  Unfortunately, transitioning to a new season means some general housekeeping tasks are in order. To prepare for the upcoming autumn season, take into consideration the following suggestions to ensure the safety and indoor comfort you will experience at home. Schedule Heating Maintenance Well-maintained heating systems are capable of operating at higher efficiency levels which means reduced and energy use and expense for you. Signing a planned maintenance agreement with your local Cottonwood AC contractor is a great way to ensure that your systems are properly cared for without the headache of remembering to schedule service. We’ll remind you! Change Those Filters! The filters in your heating system are there to catch unwanted airborne particles such as allergens and dust, and dirt and prevent them from being expelled into the air. When they become dirty, your system becomes clogged and air flow is reduced, resulting in reduced energy efficiency which costs you money. Buy a pack of filters, check them every month, and...

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3 Tips for Choosing a Trustworthy Chino Valley AC Company

The heat we’ve been experiencing this summer has been one for the record books. As a result of the extreme, triple-digit temperatures we’ve had this season, many in the Tri-City area been left in need of Chino Valley air conditioning repair, maintenance, and replacement services. When choosing a contractor, it is imperative that you find one that is both experienced and trustworthy. Unfortunately, not all contractors have the customer’s best interest in mind. It is important to consider the following when seeking a professional to service your HVAC equipment in order to prevent getting involved with a dishonorable contractor and having a negative (and costly) experience: Ask Friends & Family- Your friends and family are an honest source for locating a reliable contractor. Be sure to keep in mind that while they may have had a positive experience with a specific company, that doesn’t ensure that your experience will be equally as positive. The best advice is to do your research, which is our second tip! Do Your Research- After getting a few referrals from those you trust most, research the contractor online. By visiting their website, you can learn a lot about a company. For example, are they licensed,...

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To Replace, or Not To Replace: Answering the Chino Valley HVAC Question

There’s no denying that the heat of summer has arrived in the Sonoran Desert. This has left thousands of locals cranking up the AC. Unfortunately, not everyone’s system is keeping up with the excessive heat. If you have been having trouble with your Sedona air conditioning equipment, it may be time to call in a repair company to take a look. Perhaps your system is on its last leg and needs to be replaced altogether. How can you be sure? Before you make any final decisions, you should always call your Chino Valley AC company to evaluate your system and give their opinion on whether to repair or replace. Unfortunately, some contractors are simply out to make money or are inexperienced and may unknowingly (or knowingly) push you in the wrong direction. Be sure you choose a contractor who is experienced, reputable, and whose opinion you can trust. Still aren’t sure? Ask yourself the following questions to get a better idea: Have you had a number of issues with your system lately? If you have had numerous problems in the last year, your system may have more serious issues that are going unresolved. System replacement may be recommended. How old...

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Tips for Reducing Prescott Heating & Cooling Bills

With the early arrival of the desert heat, there is a good chance that you turned on your Prescott air conditioning months ago. Unfortunately, the temperatures will continue to heat up this summer, leaving you with astronomical utility bills. We’ve put together a list of easy, money-saving tips that are easy for you to implement and save significantly on cooling costs this summer. Professional AC Check-up- Our best advice is to have your Sedona heating and cooling company perform routine maintenance on your system. These AC “check-ups” allow the technician to inspect and clean your system, while also looking for problem areas before they become a major issue. This allows your system to operate as energy efficiently as possible, which means it will cost less to operate. Upkeep for Your Outdoor Unit- While we never recommend cleaning or fixing your system on your own, there are some simple tasks that you can perform to ensure that your system operates efficiently between check-ups. This includes checking and changing your air filters on a regular basis. It is also a good idea to clear away any debris from your outside unit, such as dirt, grass, leaves, or overgrown bushes. In addition, be...

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Prescott Air Conditioning Systems Affected by R-22 Refrigerant Phaseout

When it comes to keeping you cool, there is no doubt that your Prescott air conditioning relies on refrigerants to evaporate heat and provide cool air throughout your home or business. Did you know that the refrigerant in your home may be a greenhouse gas contributing to global warming? The production of the commonly used refrigerant known as R-22 (aka HCFC-22), is being legally phased out by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in accordance with the international initiative the Montreal Protocol1. Starting in 2010, newly manufactured air conditioners and heat pumps were required to be designed for use with R-22 substitutes such as the R-410A, and by 2020 its production will cease completely2. It is imperative to understand that it’s production is being phased out, but not its use. Your Sedona AC repair company will still have access to the R-22 during the phaseout, but it is important to keep in mind that as supply goes down, cost may increase. This means that your existing system will still be able to use R-22 as long as there is access to its supply. Over the next eight years until the phaseout is complete, you may consider having your system retrofitted...

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Air Conditioning Installation Sedona

It is not uncommon for the spring and summer months in central Arizona to reach triple digit temperatures. This leaves many relying greatly on their air conditioning systems to keep them comfortable. If you are considering having a new air conditioning installation for your home in the Sedona area, it is important to take the investment seriously and do your research. Besides brand and price, there are a number of other important considerations that will ultimately affect your overall home comfort. These considerations include: SEER The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio is essential. This rating determines how efficiently your air conditioner uses energy to cool your home. The higher the ratio, the less energy that is used and the more efficient the system is. In 2006, the Federal government established that newly manufactured AC systems must have a SEER of 13 or higher1. Not only is SEER important to consider for environmental reasons, but also in saving you money. The less energy you use during the month, the less your utility bills will be! Size/Cooling Capacity Did you know that air conditioners have different sizes and cooling capacities? After all, a unit that is used to cool a two bedroom house...

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Evaluating the Efficiency of Air Purifiers

While many associate spring with thoughts of sunny days and blooming flowers, others are left with the discomfort of allergy season. Unfortunately, the above average temperatures have allowed for overly high pollen levels, which may ultimately allow this spring to become the worst allergy season on record1. In order to be comfortable in your own home, you may begin to look into air purification systems to provide relief from the irritants causing your symptoms. Portable air purifiers are available at your local retailer but work only on a very small scale, typically a single room. A Prescott Valley air conditioning service can install a whole home air cleaning system, which attaches to your ventilation system and work in conjunction with your air conditioning unit to provide purified air to each room in your home. There are a few ways to measure the efficiency of an air purifier and its filtering media. Some systems are evaluated with the Minimum Efficiency Rating Value (MERV) which focuses solely on the filter. Others use the Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) which was developed by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) to measure the ability of a device to reduce the amount of tobacco...

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Reducing Energy Costs Through Geothermal

Are you spending a fortune each year on energy expenses? According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average homeowner spends $110.55 on electricity costs1. Unfortunately, nearly half of this amount is spent on heating and cooling your home2. With the recent arrival of spring, it won’t be long before the cooling season is in full swing and your Prescott air conditioner becomes a necessity for the overall comfort of your home. In an effort to preserve energy, and ultimately reduce their monthly energy bill, many businesses and homeowners are installing geothermal systems. While you may have heard of geothermal, you may not know exactly what it means or how it works. Basically, a geothermal system uses heat from below Earth’s surface to heat or cool your home. Not far below the surface near the frost line, the Earth maintains a constant, mild temperature that is warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. By placing pipes (also known as a loop) below ground, this air is pumped to and from the earth, through a heat pump, to the home. The air is further heated or cooled by the heat pump and circulated through the home’s air vents. Sedona...

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Warm Winter Increases Need for Indoor Air Quality Services

All across the Sedona area, everyone is talking about this mild winter weather. While many are enjoying the unusually warm temperatures and lack of precipitation, others are beginning to discover its negative effect—allergies. While seasonal allergies typically do not arrive until Spring, the mild temperatures have allowed the pollen count to stay at a heightened level, when the cold should normally have lessened it. Although there is no way to change the air outside, there are things you can do to purify the air inside your home. You may be surprised to discover that your local heating and cooling company can help you with this task. TDK Home Comfort Systems offers indoor air quality service, with only the best air cleaners and air purifiers that are capable of removing up to 99% of irritants and allergens from the air in your home. According to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, outside air can contain up to 30 million dust and pollen particles per cubic foot1. When we let this outside air into our home, by simply opening doors and windows, the air can become trapped by the insulation in the home, allowing it to be continuously recirculated. This can leave...

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