How to Proceed When Your Heat Goes Out

November 20, 2021

No one wants to be stuck at home in the winter when the heat goes out. Unfortunately, it does happen from time to time. By learning how to proceed after your heat goes out, you’ll be better prepared to handle this issue in the future. Go Over the Basics You’ll want to start by checking to see if your whole home has lost power or if it’s just your heating system. If it’s just your heating system, it’s time to check your thermostat. Make sure that it’s turned to the “Heat” function and that the temperature

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Do I Need a Humidifier or a Dehumidifier This Winter?

October 20, 2021

Humidity is an indicator of the amount of water in the air. You can remove the water by installing a dehumidifier or increase the water in the air using a humidifier. Your choice depends on the comfort level you prefer. What Do Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers Do? When air is too dry, nasal irritation and sinus blockages can occur. A humidifier can add needed moisture to the air. However, too much humidity can cause health issues for asthma sufferers. A dehumidifier can be used to remove excess water in the air. If you

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Don’t Void Your HVAC Warranty With These Mistakes

September 20, 2021

When you purchase a new HVAC system, it will come with a manufacturer’s warranty. This will help to pay for the cost of faulty parts and sometimes labor. However, if you make any of the mistakes below, it’s highly likely that you’ll void your HVAC warranty. Not Registering It For your HVAC warranty to be activated, you need to register it. There is usually a 30- to 60-day period where you can log online to register your system. Your HVAC system installer should provide you with the necessary information about registering your unit, including its serial

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3 Steps to Protect Your AC Unit From Dust Storms

August 17, 2021

Are you prepared for the next dust storm in your area? A dust storm can damage your air conditioner, so you should be ready to respond quickly. Here are three steps you can take before the inevitable whirlwind appears. 1. Turn Off Your Air Conditioner The minute you know a dust storm is headed for your home, turn off your AC. This will prevent the dust and dirt from being pulled into the home. It will also help stop the AC from receiving electrical damage if a power outage occurs during the dust storm.

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Which Thermostat Option Do I Choose?

July 30, 2021

Your thermostat allows you to operate your cooling and heating system at the temperature and settings you desire. By choosing a temperature setting and an operational mode, you control the indoor air in your home. Once the system mode is chosen, the equipment will heat or cool your environment. The fan will blow the conditioned air into the ventilation system and rooms of your house. Here are the operational settings most manufacturers include when building a thermostat. Are you using the right one, or do you need to make some changes? Thermostat Is Set

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How To Prepare Air Conditioner for the Summer

June 6, 2021

Summer is nearly here, which means now is a good time to begin making preparations for your air conditioner. Taking a few minutes to prepare your AC unit for the summer season is always important if you need to reduce wear and tear. Another benefit is that preparing your AC also improves its efficiency. Following a few simple tips can make a big difference in the performance of your air conditioner. Here are three methods to follow in order to prepare your air conditioner for the summer. 1. Inspect Your Outdoor Unit One

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How Many Watts Does an Air Conditioner Use?

May 5, 2021

It’s always nice to have a cool, comfortable home to relax in, but it’s not that fun to pay the monthly utility bill. Ideally, you’d be able to strike a balance in which you don’t have to pay too much money to cool your home. That’s where watts come into play. A watt is a unit of power, and it tells us how much energy an appliance is using. General Guidelines To be honest, it’s very hard to tell exactly how many watts an air conditioner may be using at a particular time. The age and

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noises?

April 6, 2021

When the summer weather descends upon Phoenix, all you want is to relax in a comfortable, air-conditioned home. However, that might not be possible if your AC is faulty. It’s not unusual for air conditioners to make a variety of unusual sounds. What’s important is to know why your air conditioner is producing certain weird sounds. You’ll also want to call a certified technician to fix the issue immediately and avoid costly repairs and replacements. Excessive Friction Proper lubrication prevents AC components from overheating. Dry AC components cause the wailing, squeaking, or squealing sound emanating from

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What Are the Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants?

March 17, 2021

You can’t see it, but you can smell polluted air. We spend a lot of time indoors, but the idea of indoor air pollution is easily dismissed, especially if you don’t have health problems. Unfortunately, the effects of poor indoor air quality can show later after months or years of exposure, like cancers. However, other indoor air pollutants show effects shortly after exposure, like sneezing and frequent headaches. It’s wise to know some common indoor air pollutants to improve your indoor air quality and make your home comfortable. Combustion Products Combustion happens when fuel sources like

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What to Look for In An Air Conditioning Company

February 7, 2017

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in Arizona have trusted Xtreme Air, Inc.

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