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

Beware These Common End-Of-Season AC Repair Needs

Monday, October 11th, 2021
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It’s officially Fall, and while we can still likely expect some heatwaves throughout the rest of the year–after all, it is California–it’s just about time to turn our attention to our heating systems. In fact, it’s never too early to schedule heating system maintenance, if you haven’t done so already!

That said, it’s likely you have been using your AC system pretty consistently over the last few months. The absolute last thing you need now is an unexpected breakdown or huge repair issue when you still need your system.

We have some good news, fortunately! Most AC repair needs show very clear symptoms well before these issues cause your air conditioner to break down. So if you notice any of these symptoms, you can give us a call right away. Once repaired, you can rely on your air conditioner not only for the rest of our warm weather. but when you need it as temperatures warm up again next spring.

Remember, you shouldn’t ever try to formally diagnose or repair a faulty air conditioner on your own. There are potentially harmful components involved, such as the chemical refrigerant. But you can be diligent and give us a call if you notice any of these troubling AC repair signs:

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The Troubles With Old AC Units

Monday, September 6th, 2021
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We encourage our customers to invest in energy-efficient heating and air conditioning equipment in Modesto, CA for their homes. The newest high-efficiency air conditioners can make a tremendous difference in how much energy a house uses and also helps the home lower its impact on the environment. 

We also recommend people upgrade to this new equipment because we know too many homes that keep their air conditioners far longer than they should. Letting an air conditioner sit in place years after it should normally retire leads to numerous problems and unnecessarily high costs. 

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Are Window ACs an Energy-Efficient Option for Cooling?

Monday, August 9th, 2021
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More than 75 years ago, Robert Sherman invented the window air conditioner. Most homes and buildings today have some type of air conditioning system, making it easy to overlook what a tremendous breakthrough in comfort the window AC was. At the time, central air conditioning was bulky and extremely expensive, and few homes had any type of ductwork to allow it. Thanks to the window AC, homes everywhere could enjoy summer cooling. This single invention opened up the sunbelt to a population boom.

But that was long ago. Window ACs are still here, but advances in technology have made central ACs affordable for many homes. Is there a serious choice between the two for today’s homeowner? Can window ACs compete when it comes to saving energy?

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Unique Ductless Needs to Be Aware Of

Monday, July 19th, 2021
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When it comes time for you to choose a new air conditioning system for your home, there are so many options to choose from, right? To make sure that your AC system of choice works as effectively and efficiently as it is meant to, you’ll need to ensure that you work with a professional to find one that fits your specific home and budget.

One of the options you’ll find in your research is the ductless HVAC system.

Rather than utilizing a system of air ducts to function–connected to a single indoor air handler and outdoor unit–a ductless system does not use ductwork. It’s comprised of a single outdoor unit and up to 4 indoor air handlers, which can be discreetly mounted up on the walls in the rooms where you need cooling (or heating).

If you already have a ductless system, you’re familiar with this concept. If, however, you aren’t a ductless owner yet and you’re considering it, then you should learn about the unique needs your system may have.

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An Equipment Shortage Notice for Commercial Customers

Friday, July 9th, 2021

We want our commercial customers to know about current challenges we are facing obtaining HVAC equipment and parts due to the effects of the pandemic and disruption in the supply chain. Manufacturers have already increased their prices due to material shortages and rises in metal costs. Our suppliers anticipate the situation will worsen before supplies are replenished.

What You Need to Know

If you currently have needs for heating and cooling system replacements or installations, we recommend scheduling the work as soon as possible. We will work with your individual needs and budget to find a solution that works for you. If you already have scheduled an installation, you need take no further action—we’ll contact you about the service if we haven’t already. 

If you have repair needs, we advise you to plan ahead and schedule an appointment now. This will help ensure we can provide the necessary equipment and fixes for your facility’s HVAC systems.

We also encourage you to schedule routine maintenance if you haven’t already done so for this season. Maintenance is the best way to prevent emergency breakdowns and other malfunctions that may be more difficult and expensive to fix.

We Are Here to Help You

At DeHart, you are the heart of our business. We are committed to providing you with the same level of HVAC service as we always have. Please feel free to call us to discuss any concerns you may have or questions about the equipment shortage. We’ll see your business thrives through the summer. 

DeHart Plumbing, Heating, and Air Inc. is your trusted resource for commercial HVAC service in Modesto, CA and beyond. Contact us today!

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Signs That It’s Time for an AC Replacement

Monday, July 5th, 2021
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Summer is officially here, and if you haven’t done so already, now is the perfect time to ensure that your air conditioning system is up to the job of getting you comfortably through another warm season.

If your current cooling system isn’t up to this task, then now is a great time to replace it… before temperatures warm up too much more and you potentially face a sudden breakdown when you need the system the most.

But of course, if your system is on the newer side (less than 10-15 years old), then it could be that you just need a repair. So where do you draw the line? Read on to find out.

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Why Your Cooling Costs Have Spiked and How We Can Help

Monday, June 28th, 2021
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At Greenhart, our motto is “Live Green, Save Green!” We’re more than a company offering standard service for air conditioners, heaters, insulation, and water heaters. We specialize in finding ways to help customers save money with equipment that also helps the environment thanks to high energy efficiency. We can help you solve problems you may have with inefficient home equipment performance.

And since it’s now officially summer, the time is right to address troubles with rising home cooling costs. You may not realize it, but the air conditioner in your house consumes more electricity than any other appliance (unless you have an electric water heater). The average AC uses 3,500 watts per hour to run. A clothes dryer uses 3,000 watts per hour and a ceiling fan a mere 100 watts. When you see your electricity bills start to go through the roof in summer, the likely culprit is the air conditioner. 

Let’s take a look at why those costs may be skyrocketing and what we can do to help.

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It’s Not Too Late for This Important AC Service!

Monday, June 7th, 2021
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With summer right around the corner and temperatures rising, you might have realized that you’re not sure if your air conditioner is ready for the heat. Fortunately, if you haven’t scheduled maintenance yet, it’s not too late! Skipping maintenance just because you “waited too long” this year to have it done will only exacerbate any problems you may have with the system.

You know that saying, “Better late than never”? It applies here! There are a variety of benefits to having professional maintenance done, and to being a member of our maintenance program. Read on to learn more.

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Signs That It’s Time for a New Air Conditioner

Monday, May 24th, 2021
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Summertime is right around the corner. This means that now is the perfect time to check on your air conditioner and make sure that it is up to the task of getting you through the season comfortably and affordably.

If you’re worried that it’s not up to the job, then it’s a good idea to go ahead and invest in a replacement system now rather than waiting for it to break down completely in the middle of summer. No Modesto area home should be without their central air conditioning system on one of the hottest days of the year!

But how exactly do you know it’s time for that upgrade?

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Your AC, Refrigerant, and Protecting the Environment

Monday, May 17th, 2021
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At Greenhart, we have a special focus that sets us apart from many other heating, air conditioning, ventilation, indoor air quality, and water heater contractors: we are committed to energy-saving solutions that not only help customers’ finances but also benefit the environment. We are BPI, Green, and EPA-certified, and we’re passionate about our dedication to both the environment and helping our customers “Live Green, Save Green!”

This is why the subject of the change in refrigerants in air conditioning systems is an important one. You may not be aware of it, but a major shift over the last twenty years altered the design of air conditioners to reduce their negative effects on the environment. You may have an older air conditioning system from before this change, and if so, we strongly recommend working with us to install a new, high-efficiency air conditioning system in Modesto, CA.

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