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Here you’ll find expert advice and tips on A/C, heating and plumbing systems from our certified technicians.

How to Protect Your AC from a Haboob

How to Protect Your AC from a Haboob

09.22.2022

Dust storms are not uncommon in the Phoenix area. Also known as a haboob, a dust storm can carry massive amounts of dust, dirt, and debris through the air for many miles. It can also seriously damage your air conditioner if you don’t protect… Read More

What Causes an AC Compressor to Make a Whining Noise When Accelerating?

What Causes an AC Compressor to Make a Whining Noise When Accelerating?

08.22.2022

An AC compressor plays one of the most important roles in your HVAC system—compressing refrigerant into a gaseous vapor that allows the heat it absorbs to be released outside. You shouldn’t hear much from the compressor. However, banging, clanking, humming, buzzing, or hissing can signal a very significant problem. Read More

How to Perform an HVAC Load Calculation

How to Perform an HVAC Load Calculation

08.09.2022

An HVAC load calculation uses various factors to determine the number of British Thermal Units (BTUs) required to heat or cool your home. The primary metric used is square footage. However, there are many factors that determine the size of AC you need. While your local contractor will perform… Read More

Common Air Conditioning Myths

Common Air Conditioning Myths

07.26.2022

Air conditioners have been widely used in homes since the 1950s. But many people still have misconceptions that contradict how they work. In fact, some fallacies can cost you money and are even harmful to your AC system. We have compiled this list of common air… Read More

How to Boost Air Conditioner Efficiency

How to Boost Air Conditioner Efficiency

07.11.2022

On average, air conditioning accounts for 12% of annual home energy expenditures in the U.S., and as much as 27% in hot-humid regions, according to the Energy Information Administration. With energy costs going up, it’s important that your AC runs efficiently. Fortunately, there are simple ways… Read More

How Long Do Furnaces Last?

How Long Do Furnaces Last?

12.23.2021

Customers often ask, “How long do furnaces last?” when purchasing a system or if they need repairs. There’s no exact answer. A gas furnace is said to have a 15-to-20-year lifespan. However, some people claim to have kept their furnace going for 30 years! There’s no expiration date to… Read More

Defining the Parts of a Toilet

Defining the Parts of a Toilet

12.20.2021

The toilet is one of the most essential fixtures in your home. It’s something we all use and is simple for anyone to operate. When it is working fine, you probably don’t think too much about how it works. But knowing the parts of a toilet and how they… Read More

Summer’s Coming: 5 Tips to Prepare Your AC System

05.21.2021

Things in Phoenix are already heating up, and summer will be in full swing before you know it. It’s no secret that several months of triple-digit temperatures can be hard on your air conditioner, but with some careful preparation, you can keep your system running smoothly all summer long. Here… Read More

4 Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner

04.27.2021

As the days get longer and the temperatures get higher, your air conditioner becomes one of the most essential appliances in your home. A well-running, efficient air conditioner can make the summer much easier to handle. But, when parts start failing and problems start popping up, you may be left… Read More

Rooftop Air Conditioner vs. A Side-Yard Air Conditioner

Rooftop Air Conditioner vs. A Side-Yard Air Conditioner

05.28.2019

Often times it is assumed that generally, all air conditioners are the same. In theory, this is a statement of fact, as the general purpose of these systems is to remove hot air from inside a home, chill this air though a cooling process and return it to the home to reduce the temperature. However, there are two unique styles of AC systems in Arizona that have individual benefits that allow home owners to maximize indoor comfort. In order to determine which type of system is best for you, it's important to outline the benefits of rooftop air conditioners vs a side-yard air conditioner. Read More