DeHart Plumbing, Heating, and Air Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Tracking Your Tune-Up: Staying on Top of Your AC with Maintenance and Monitoring

Monday, April 8th, 2024

Your air conditioner is your loyal summer companion, battling scorching heat and keeping your home cool and comfortable. But just like any hardworking appliance, it needs regular care to function efficiently and last for years.

Here’s where professional AC maintenance comes in, paired with the crucial practice of tracking your energy bills. This blog post explores the benefits of professional air conditioning tune-up in Tracy, CA and how monitoring your energy usage throughout the year helps you stay on top of your AC’s health.

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Is It Time to Retire Your AC?

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

Now that we’re not depending so much on our air conditioning systems, we can finally start to look at the long term. While pumpkin carving season is upon us and you’ve likely got some good scary movies and costumes lined up, the age of your air conditioner might be the most terrifying thing of all.

Just like the ghosts we’re going to see trick or treating, your air conditioner might be about to expire and turn into a ghost itself. But as a homeowner, you might benefit tremendously if you’re ready for that expiration and can invest in AC replacement when it’s necessary. Or, if your air conditioner still has a few years left, you can instead opt for AC repair in Manteca, CA.

The choice might be yours, but you’ll want to make sure you make the smartest choice you can. Keep reading and be sure to call a team of experts for their opinion before you pay for a service that might be expensive.

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3 Steps to Take for Better Air Conditioning

Monday, October 9th, 2023

Air conditioning doesn’t have to be very complicated. The system turns on, your home’s air gets cooled, and you get to enjoy your life. For many homeowners, it’s as simple as that.

However, for other folks, that’s simply not good enough. Air conditioning has other factors that can impact your comfort, like the price of your energy bill or how comfortable the temperatures are when you set the thermostat.

We understand that everyone wants perfect air conditioning, but sometimes that perfection comes with a call to an HVAC professional for air conditioning service in Stockton, CA because the root of the problem goes pretty deep.

So, from a layman’s perspective, what can you do? How can you get more results out of your air conditioner without being a certified and licensed HVAC professional? Well, you can start by calling our team and following the three steps we’ve laid out below.

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How Expensive Is AC Service?

Monday, August 28th, 2023

If there was one simple answer to this question, then customers would be much faster on the draw when calling for repairs, right? Imagine investing in air conditioner repairs like you would go grocery shopping, with prices being listed on a sticker.

Unfortunately, the world of AC repairs doesn’t work like this, and it’s not really anyone’s fault. AC repair technicians need to diagnose a problem properly and have a conversation with customers before recommending a particular service. These systems can cost thousands of dollars, so it’s not uncommon for air conditioning service in Modesto, CA to cost a large amount of money.

But this doesn’t mean that you should be spending a thousand dollars for repairs on your 10-year-old air conditioner. There’s a line when AC repairs shouldn’t be too expensive, and we’ll get into detail about what that line might be.

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Where Does Cool Air Come From?

Monday, August 14th, 2023

Sometimes, encountering an air conditioning problem can lead customers down a rabbit hole where they start to understand just how complex air conditioning is. For all the new AC enthusiasts who have decided to learn more about this process, welcome! It’s not as complicated as it might seem (although the extra long Wikipedia article might make it seem otherwise).

Air conditioning surrounds two concepts: heat and lack of heat. That’s it. And when your air conditioner runs, it moves heat from where you don’t want it (inside) to where it should be (outside), leaving a distinct lack of heat inside of your home.

So for the customers with broken air conditioners that think their box fans will do the trick during the next heatwave, this is simply not the case. Keep reading, but make sure you schedule air conditioning service in Tracy, CA.

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Tips for When It Gets Too Hot

Monday, July 17th, 2023

It’s no secret that we’re already reaching record-high temperatures as of late. And since we’re only in July, they’re likely to continue on this trend until fall finally hits full swing. This isn’t really much of a problem, since a quick trip to the beach or a day in the pool will likely make anyone feel great. But if you’re trying to spend your day-to-day life working, relaxing, or enjoying your hobbies indoors, then your AC is going to be working hard.

So, how about we ease the burden on your air conditioner by doing a few things that can improve temperature control in your home and increase your overall energy efficiency? Sound like a good idea?

There are plenty of things you can do, from hiring a professional for AC repair in Tracy, CA, to running your ceiling fan, that will help keep the scorching hot summer temperatures from causing trouble in your life.

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PSA: Change That Air Filter!

Monday, July 3rd, 2023

Yep, we mean right now! Feel free to pause your reading of this blog to change your air filter if you already know how to do it. We can wait.

What if I’ve never changed my air filter before? What even is the air filter? Is it even that important to change the filter this frequently?

These are all excellent questions, and for customers who might be new to this whole “air filter” thing, we’d like to answer them below. Every single air conditioning system utilizes an air filter to keep contaminants away from the sensitive coils and components of the system. This filter gets clogged up and can lead to a whole host of problems if you’re not careful. As your local experts and technicians who provide AC repair in Stockton, CA, we’re here to answer all of your filter-related questions and keep your air conditioning technology in good shape.

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What Your AC Service Says About You

Tuesday, June 6th, 2023

We’re entering the season where practically everyone is calling for air conditioning service in Stockton, CA. Or people are at least looking it up online and evaluating how much money it might cost. This is when the true breadth of the different AC services can come into view. From AC replacement to repair, it can seem daunting to know what service you need and when you might need it.

Luckily for you, we get the struggle. We’re going to talk about the different air conditioning services you can sign up for (from a quick service call to a maintenance appointment) and give you an overview of each. And we’ll also talk about who might need which services.

So, buckle up and keep your phone handy. You might want to sign up for one of these great services once you learn a little bit about them.

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3 Ways to Save Money on AC

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

In our neck of the woods, the term “AC” can automatically make people think of spending a lot of money. The cool comfort of a functioning AC feels nice, but that good feeling is dramatically reduced when you think about the amount of money that the electricity is going to cost.

But that’s where we come in! As your friendly neighborhood HVAC provider, we know about some great ways to reduce the energy consumption of your air conditioner and change the perspective you might have on how much money it should cost. AC doesn’t have to be expensive, but having an energy-efficient air conditioner requires a few best practices that a homeowner needs to be involved in.

Remember, an extremely inefficient system requires air conditioning repair in Turlock, CA. So the more attention you pay now to your system and its efficiency, the better off you’ll be in the future.

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The DeHart Guide to “Short Cycling”

Monday, April 24th, 2023

You’ve turned your air conditioner on for the first couple of times this season and you’ve noticed something peculiar–it’s running in shorter cycles than it used to. At first, this might just feel like a fluke, perhaps you’re just not measuring the time accurately since you’re busy. Or, maybe your air conditioner just doesn’t need to work as hard this year as opposed to last year. But these are usually justifications for ignoring a pretty serious problem that’s taking place.

This is what we call in the industry short cycling and it’s a devastating problem, both with how hard it can be to notice, and how bad it is for the AC. It’s not just a problem in and of itself, it’s a symptom of some other problems. A professional will be able to tell you all about this when you schedule AC repair in Modesto, CA. And trust us, if your air conditioner is short cycling this spring, then you definitely need professional repairs.

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