Posted by Will Housh on May 31
Arizona’s seven million residents are served by a vast selection of HVAC installers in Arizona who provide the cooling and heating services the state demands. If you don’t already have a trusted contractor, it can be difficult to know who to call – HVAC.com solves that problem for you, through our extensive online contractor directory.
When you think Arizona, many think of blistering heat. While it’s true areas of the state experience temps steadily in the 120s, the climate really ranges depending on elevation. Most of the state enjoys a mild winter, but homes and businesses still require a reliable heating system when temperatures do drop.
HVAC companies in Arizona are experienced in developing comfortable indoor climates for homeowners and business owners throughout the state. Working with a skilled professional is your best bet for achieving the indoor comfort you desire, which you can rely upon year-round.
The HVAC.com contractor directory is a comprehensive, easy-to-use list of local professional HVAC installers in Arizona. We’ve compiled this online directory to make it easier for homeowners and business owners to find reliable HVAC companies in Arizona quickly, when they are in need of heating and cooling services.
Using the HVAC.com contractor directory, you can find HVAC installers in Arizona who serve cities such as:
As you browse our online directory of HVAC companies in Arizona, you will see the Certified Contractor seal next to some of the company listings in your search results. This seal tells you that we have pre-screened this company, and they have met our approval. Certified Contractors incorporate industry best practices to deliver quality work for their customers, backed by a superior customer service experience. If you’re not sure which HVAC installer in Arizona to call, we recommend you start with a Certified Contractor.
Visit HVAC.com’s Contractor Directory to find HVAC installers in Arizona who serve your area. Search by ZIP code to see local HVAC companies in Arizona who provide the heating, cooling, and indoor air quality services you need.
Posted by Will Housh on May 30
Restricted airflow is a major problem for heating and cooling systems. Without proper airflow through the system, equipment can become overheated, stressed and forced to consume excessive energy, and it may not be possible to deliver the conditioned air you need in the home.
Homeowners should perform HVAC maintenance monthly to ensure their systems have access to adequate airflow – it’ll improve your comfort and system efficiency. Here’s what to do:
Duct system issues and ventilation problems may also stand in the way of your HVAC systems receiving adequate airflow. These are best handled by qualified HVAC maintenance professionals who can diagnose airflow issues and perform needed repairs or equipment installations.
HVAC.com’s Contractor Directory is your go-to source for finding local HVAC maintenance pros who will provide expert airflow solutions. Search your ZIP code to find a pro near you now!
Posted by Will Housh on May 25
If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to set your programmable thermostat with your summer temperature cooling schedules. Taking a little time now to pre-program your setbacks will allow your thermostat to effortlessly adjust comfort levels in the home as needed all season long.
If you don’t already have one, upgrading to a programmable model can be done cost-effectively, and will make a huge difference in your home HVAC energy consumption, when used properly. When used correctly, a programmable thermostat could save you approximately $180 each year, according to ENERGY STAR.
There are many options available when purchasing a programmable thermostat, but you’ll have 3 basic scheduling capabilities to choose from: 7-day, 5+2 day, and 5-1-1 day. These options reference the ability to set different programs every day, for the weekdays versus weekend days, or for the weekdays, Saturday, and Sunday. Most programmable models, regardless of type, allow for 4 temperature adjustments each day – lets learn how to set them optimally.
For many households, this is what a typical schedule will look like.
Need the help of an HVAC maintenance technician to upgrade or repair your programmable thermostat? Search the HVAC.com Contractor Directory to find qualified, Certified Contractors in your area today.
Posted by Will Housh on May 24
The lights of the Big Apple, the natural beauty of Upstate – New York is a diverse and wonderful state. Whether you like the hustle and bustle of the big city, or the calm and seclusion of the woods, New York has something to offer residents with all preferences. About nine million people already call the state home, and dwell in a range of abodes, from country cabins to high-rise condos.
No matter where in New York you’ve made your home, at some point, you’ll need an HVAC installer in New York to keep your home feeling comfortable.
New York City is an urban heat island, with warmer overnight temperatures than the less dense surrounding areas. Outside the city, the majority of the state experiences a humid continental climate. Winter temperatures in inland New York are bitter, averaging below freezing during January and February; along the Atlantic coast, temperatures are milder.
There are many HVAC installers in New York, serving residents and business owners throughout the state. Locating one when you’re in need of heating or cooling help can be a challenge – there are so many HVAC companies in New York to choose from, how do you find the right one to meet your needs?
HVAC.com’s extensive online contractor directory is your solution for finding an HVAC installer in New York. Search by your ZIP code, or enter keywords specific to what services you need, or your equipment, and find a list of HVAC companies in New York that can help you!
Through the HVAC.com Contractor Directory, you can locate HVAC installers in New York cities including:
When browsing HVAC companies in New York that serve your area, look for the Certified Contractor seal. HVAC.com awards the Certified Contractor designation to HVAC installers in New York who have been pre-screened and met our high standards. We evaluate contractors based on industry knowledge and best practices as well a customer service – we want you to have an easy and rewarding experience when working with the contractors you find through our directory. The Certified Contractor seal makes it easier for you to find pros you can trust.
Ready to find an HVAC installer in New York State serving your area? Visit the HVAC.com Contractor Directory now to start your search.
Posted by Will Housh on May 23
Summer is here, and your cooling system will be working heavily to keep your home comfortable over the next few months. The cooling process creates condensation – normally, this exits your system and home without any issues. Occasionally, issues with your drip pan or condensate drain lines may cause water to back up into your home or HVAC equipment.
Water on the floor nearby your air handling unit/evaporator coil is a sign there is a problem with your cooling system’s condensation drain lines. The system will have a drip pan, which is typically located to the bottom of the unit. The drip pan connects to the condensate drain line, which carries water out of the home.
When the drip pan becomes full or clogged, or the condensate line is clogged, water can spill over the drip pan’s edges, onto the floor surrounding the unit. Another sign your condensate lines may be clogged is if no moisture is exiting outdoors.
Musty odors and increasing humidity inside your home are additional signs of a condensate drain system issue. If left untreated, this simple HVAC maintenance issue could lead to serious water damage inside your home.
Due to the moisture produced by the cooling process combined with airborne contaminants, mold and algae can form in the drip pan. The growth can clog the drip pan, or even rinse into the condensate drain lines causing a clog in the piping.
If you spot any of the tell-tale signs of a condensate line or drip pan clog, the average homeowner is more than capable of clearing simple clogs if confident. To clean your drip pan and condensate lines, follow these steps:
Not every homeowner is comfortable performing the necessary steps to clear condensate drain line clogs – that’s ok! An HVAC maintenance technician is happy to do it for you, and can provide other solutions to prevent mold and algae growth that cause line clogs.
Use the HVAC.com Contractor Directory to find a local HVAC maintenance professional in your area now!
Posted by Will Housh on May 18
Just like any critical piece of equipment, your heating and cooling systems require regular HVAC maintenance to keep them running properly. Home and business owners should stay on top of maintenance tasks year-round to improve system performance and efficiency.
Don’t know exactly what to do as far as HVAC maintenance goes? We’ve put together a summer guide that details the exact steps you should take throughout the warmest part of the year to keep your furnace, air conditioner, heat pump, or other HVAC equipment operating smoothly. We’ll start in May and take you through the end of August with the necessary steps.
Have more questions and don’t have an HVAC contractor to call? Find a local cooling contractor serving your area by searching the HVAC.com Contractor Directory.
Posted by Will Housh on May 16
Whether you need a new heating or cooling system installed, repairs to your existing equipment, or maintenance to keep your home’s HVAC systems running smoothly, HVAC companies in California are available to assist you.
Approximately 40 million people call California home – it’s the third largest state in the nation, yet the most populated one. HVAC companies in California understand the unique challenges the state’s climate presents, and how to keep California homes and businesses comfortable all year long. HVAC installers in California located in the northern part of the state supply customers with reliable heating and cooling solutions to meet the demands of the varied four seasons, while HVAC companies in California serving the state’s southern areas know the importance of a reliable, high-efficiency air conditioning system or heat pump.
Start your search for HVAC companies in California on HVAC.com. We’ve compiled an extensive contractor directory, full of HVAC installers in California who serve communities throughout the state. Using our contractor directory, it’s easy to locate HVAC companies in California cities including:
When you enter your ZIP code into our contractor database, you’ll receive a list of results, detailing HVAC • installers in California, their contact information, and the services they provide. Next to some of the listings, you’ll also see our Certified Contractor seal.
If you’re looking to work with an HVAC company in California who offers reliable workmanship and an inviting customer service experience, look for the Certified Contractor seal. HVAC.com has pre-screened these contractors and found they meet our high standards for the experience customers like you want – they utilize industry best practices to deliver high-caliber work, while treating you to a fantastic customer service experience throughout your journey.
HVAC.com makes it easy for homeowners to find HVAC installers in California. Search our online Contractor Directory today for a list of HVAC companies in California who serve your area.
Posted by Will Housh on May 10
No air conditioning on the hottest of days can incite a panic in homeowners, but try to keep your cool. Emergency air conditioner repairs can be performed quickly, to restore your indoor comfort. If your air conditioner stops cooling, follow this guide for emergency air conditioning repairs.
Did you know that sometimes, what we assume to be a serious emergency air conditioner repair can actually be solved with some simple troubleshooting?
Cooling system issues may seem like an emergency, especially if you aren’t familiar with the ins and outs of HVAC equipment. Cooling system troubleshooting steps can be performed by most any homeowner – sometimes, your emergency air conditioner repairs may be solved with the flip of a switch or a filter change.
Before calling a technician for emergency air conditioner repairs, check out our Air Conditioner Troubleshooting Guide. These fixes could restore cooling sooner and save you an expensive emergency repair bill.
If your air conditioner isn’t cooling, or is experiencing another performance issue, shut it off. Don’t continue to operate a malfunctioning air conditioner, as that may worsen the problem at hand. This is one reason we do preventative maintenance checks pre-season – a technician identifies and corrects problems, so you don’t run your system with faulty components, causing more damage.
Shut your air conditioner down when performance issues arise. These include lack of cooling, no airflow, sudden system noises, or even outrageous energy bills. Shutting the system down will prevent further damage. Operating your system with performance issues could exacerbate the problem, even wrecking your system beyond repair.
If troubleshooting the system doesn’t work, shut down your air conditioner and call a trusted HVAC contractor. Most cooling companies offer emergency repair service, and can dispatch a technician to solve your air conditioner issues quickly. An after-hours service call will likely cost you a premium – some homeowners may choose to wait until the next available service time to avoid the cost. This isn’t always an option when outdoor temperatures are soaring and your home is heating up.
Find an emergency air conditioning repair technician quickly, using the HVAC.com online contractor directory. Search by ZIP code to find HVAC contractors in your area. Look for the Certified Contractor seal, which shows you this company has met HVAC.com’s strict standards for quality workmanship and customer service.
Posted by Will Housh on May 9
If you’ve never had the misfortune of experiencing a cooling system breakdown, you may be unfamiliar with air conditioning service. It’s likely at some point in your life, you will need to work with an HVAC technician – if you’ve never done so before, this can be slightly intimidating for some.
HVAC technicians never want you to be uncomfortable or intimidated when calling upon them for air conditioning service. They understand that many homeowners are unfamiliar with HVAC systems and will have questions.
For your own assurance, it may help you to familiarize yourself with the air conditioning service call process before you meet with your contractor. We’ve outlined the general process below so you’ll know what to expect.
When you call an HVAC company for air conditioner service, you’ll likely be speaking with a dispatcher or a member of their office staff. The staff member will ask your contact information. They’ll ask about the cooling system issue you’re facing – it’s ok if you haven’t identified the source of the problem, just provide the information you have.
The dispatcher may ask for information about your cooling system, such as the manufacturer, model number, and size. You may not have this information memorized, but it can be easy to locate by looking at the labels on your cooling equipment. Check our blog below for information on how to decode the information you find on your unit.
Understanding air conditioner labels: https://www.hvac.com/blog/understanding-air-conditioning-system-doesnt-scary.
Lastly, they’ll schedule a time for a technician to visit your home, diagnose your system issue, and perform air conditioning service.
Before your technician arrives for air conditioner service, it may make you more comfortable to familiarize yourself with some of the HVAC industry terms they may use.
Check out our infographic which explains ten common HVAC terms you may hear during your service call: https://www.hvac.com/blog/ten-common-hvac-terms.
Some other terms your technician may mention when discussing air conditioner service involve the unit’s efficiency. SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is the efficiency measure used for air conditioners. If your cooling system is a heat pump, your technician may refer to the HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) as well, though a heat pump’s cooling efficiency is also measured in SEER.
When your air conditioner technician arrives, show them to your cooling equipment. Let them know where the indoor components can be accessed – they may need to evaluate your air handler, which is typically located with your furnace. Also, show them where the home’s thermostat is located, or if your home is zoned, give them an overview about how your home is divided into zones. Give them access to the outdoor condenser unit, which in some cases within a locked and fenced back yard.
Your technician will spend some time evaluating the system, possibly performing some tests. Once the technician has diagnosed the problem, they’ll report to you with the issue your system faces and an estimate of costs and time to repair your air conditioner. At this time, feel free to ask any questions you may have – your technician is there to help you better understand your system and become comfortable with the work it needs.
Many air conditioner repairs can be performed right away. Sometimes, special parts may need to be ordered, or the technician may have to return to the shop to gather appropriate materials. If your air conditioner service cannot be performed immediately, the technician or an office staff member will schedule a time for the technician to return.
If air conditioner service can be completed the same day, your technician will get to work once they have your approval to complete the needed repairs. They’ll perform the work, and test the system to ensure their fix has solved the issues you face. The technician should check in with you to let you know the work is completed and they’ll be leaving, so you can inspect it if necessary and secure your home and equipment.
All HVAC companies have different procedures for payment. Your technician may accept payment, or inform you that an invoice will be sent. Once you’re satisfied with the air conditioner service that’s been performed, your technician will leave the home.
Ready to find a trustworthy technician to tackle your air conditioner service? Check HVAC.com’s Contractor Directory to find a local HVAC service company. Enter your ZIP code and you’ll be able to view all contractors in your area. Look for the Certified Contractor seal next to a contractor’s listing, which lets you know this company has been pre-screened and meets our rigorous standards for workmanship and customer service.
Posted by Will Housh on May 4
When your air conditioner starts making a strange noise, or stops working altogether, it’s easy to panic. Many homeowners don’t possess a detailed knowledge of cooling systems, which can make tackling an air conditioner fix more intimidating.
The truth is, not every HVAC issue requires professional help. In some cases, the air conditioner fix can be performed by the average user – as long as you know what to do. Below are some common cooling system issues that may arise this summer, as well as the air conditioner fixes that can get your equipment running smoothly again, without the expensive repair bill.
An air conditioner that won’t start up on a hot day can certainly make you sweat. Before you find an HVAC contractor, troubleshoot the system yourself – the issue causing your system not to start could be a simple air conditioner fix.
If your thermostat is adjusted without your knowledge, the settings may not be correct to call for cooling.
An air conditioner that won’t turn on could easily be caused by lack of power. Check your unit’s power sources prior to calling a contractor for an air conditioner fix.
A clogged air filter could prevent the cooling system from firing up. Clogged filters limit airflow through the system, which can cause it to overheat. The system’s safety controls may trigger the system to shut down in order to protect it from damage.
Replace your dirty air filter with a new one, or give your reusable filter a good cleaning. Insert the filter properly, and give your system some time to cool down if it just recently stopped coming on.
While your air conditioner may be turning on, if it’s not blowing cool air, it’s not doing you any good. Some simple-to-solve issues could be causing your lack of cool air.
Once again, the air filter could be to blame for your air conditioning system issue. If the filter is blocked, restricting airflow, not enough cooled air will travel through the ducts into your home. You’ll feel some air coming through your vents, but it may not be as cool as you expect.
Replace your clogged air filter with a new disposable one, or clean your reusable filter according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Reinsert the filter in the appropriate direction.
Duct leaks allow cool air to exit the duct system before entering your home. You may feel air coming through your registers, but since up to 30 percent of energy can be lost through duct leaks, that air may not be cool.
If your ducts are accessible, inspect for disconnected sections, holes, and gaps. While some homeowners prefer to work with an HVAC contractor for duct issues, you may feel comfortable sealing minor leaks on your own.
Duct tape is not the answer! Duct tape delaminates, losing its sealing ability quickly. The proper sealant for duct leaks in duct joints is mastic. Duct joints should be secured with sheet metal screws, then mastic is applied across the duct seams, sealing the holes that allow air to leak out.
When an easy air conditioner fix doesn’t do the trick, you need the experience and know-how of a true HVAC pro. HVAC.com connects homeowners to local cooling contractors who’ll perform the expert air conditioner fix your system needs to run smoothly throughout the summer.
Search our Online Directory to find an HVAC.com Certified Contractor in your area.