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How To Shop For The Best Programmable Thermostat For Your AC

By // 2014.08.26

best programmable thermostatAs technology advances, comfortable living inside your home tends to improve as well. And one of the best improvements in modern comfort systems in recent years is the invention of the programmable thermostat. Today it’s quite possible to program your internal thermostat from virtually anywhere on the planet. With Wi-Fi connectivity, built-in smart phone applications and even advanced temperature controls installed on the new programmable thermostats, it’s become wise for homeowners to actively seek the best programmable thermostat for the best possible price.

3 Tips To Help Find The Best Thermostats For Your Comfort & Pocketbook

First – Speak With Your HVAC Contractor

Believe it or not, your best source of information about programmable thermostats is the company or individual that sells and installs them daily. Here is why:

  • HVAC contractors work on several brands and different types of AC systems each day. They know the reality that every traditional system operates best with specific supporting components. Another way to describe this is that they understand that just because you have Brand “A” appliance, doesn’t always mean that Brand “B” is best suited to work with it. So, don’t be afraid to ask the HVAC expert their opinion. They’ll steer you in the right direction.
  • HVAC contractors traditionally don’t work on commission. Believe it or not, most of the installers work on an hourly basis and are not usually compelled to upsell a unit that people won’t need.
  • HVAC contractors know which units give the best value. Installing and showing up for home repairs, an HVAC contractor can often give input as to which programmable thermostats are ‘less than reliable’.
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Top Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips From AC Experts In AZ

By // 2014.08.12

ac expertsIt can get down right hot during summer in Arizona. Not only does this statement qualify for the Captain Obvious award for 2014, but it’s also a leading reason why many home owners in Arizona tend to seek out the advice of AC experts to ensure they are doing everything possible to keep their cooling systems cool. Fortunately, we have some of the best air conditioning experts on staff.

AC Experts At Hays Cooling & Heating Give Four Top AC Maintenance Tips

Tip #1 – Replace those Air Filters Frequently

Most homes in Arizona have central air conditioning installed. This requires the use of two different parts to keep a home cool:

  • The outside HVAC system (where the air is filtered and cooled)
  • The inside fan (designed to circulate warm air from the home into the outside system and then return cool air into the home).

In each component there are filters designed to trap dirt, dust, debris and other contaminants that can enter the air conditioner and impact indoor air quality. Since dust and dirt are often kicked up with high winds we experience in summer, and your AC system runs more frequently, it’s recommended to replace indoor air filters monthly in summertime. This will reduce the amount of drag that the AC unit experiences in summer, and allow the units to circulate air efficiently. The result is that the AC unit will not have to run as long to keep your home cool – saving you money on monthly utility bills too.

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Should I Repair Or Replace My AC Unit?

By // 2014.07.01

replace an AC unitIt’s often debated by homeowners in Arizona on whether or not they should have an AC unit repaired or replace the AC unit inside their homes. Both sides have good reasons for repair or replace but, in order to provide you with the best resources to make a more informed decision that is applicable for your individual needs, here is some pro arguments for each.

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Air Conditioning Compressor Replacement: What To Expect

By // 2014.04.08

air conditioner compressor replacementOne of the most complex systems manufactured today is an Air Conditioning unit. Just like any other mechanical device, the complete system functions best when all moving parts work in conjunction. However, one of the hardest parts to replace is an AC Compressor. And when it comes to air conditioning compressor replacement in Arizona, there are a few things you should expect and a few tips you can use to ensure the replacement is done professionally and with as little down time as possible.

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