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Plumbing Camera Inspection Cost

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On September 8, 2017
If you are experiencing issues with your sewer, you may hire a plumber to come and evaluate your plumbing system. Many times, the plumber will suggest using a camera to inspect the sewer pipes to get a better understanding of the problem at hand. This article is to inform you about this process and how […]
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10 Quick Tips About Air Conditioning During Phoenix Summers

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On September 7, 2017
Summers in Phoenix can be brutal, with daily temperatures skyrocketing over 120 degrees. This blistering heat causes most homeowners to rely heavily on their air conditioning system. During the summer, you want to make sure your AC is ready to handle the heat. The following is a list of quick tips about air conditioning efficiency […]
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How to Find a Leaking Pipe Underground

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On September 6, 2017
Your home’s plumbing system is made up of a complex network of drains and pipes, some of which are underground. In the unfortunate event that one of your pipes break underground and begins leaking, you may have a potential disaster on your hands. The best way to prevent having to rip apart your yard when […]
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How Much Does Air Duct Cleaning Cost?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On September 5, 2017
The source of your difficulty breathing in your Phoenix home could be coming – almost like in a horror movie – from inside your very home! No, it is not some movie monster; it is your air ducts. The metal or insulated plastic ductwork that keeps you cool and warm all year also is a convenient […]
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Common Misconceptions About the Cost of AC For Your Apartment or Condo

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On August 29, 2017
Air conditioners are pretty complicated mechanisms, which makes it all the more impressive that most of us never have to think about them very much. When you live in an apartment or a condo, all you have to do is stick a small air conditioner in the window and turn it on – and it […]
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How Much Does a Reverse Osmosis System Cost

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On August 24, 2017
There are many different kinds of water filtration systems on the market today. If you are looking for a system that’s going to purify your water, using some of the most advanced and efficient methods possible, then you may want to consider investing in a reverse osmosis water filtration system. These systems are easy to […]
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Is A Burst Pipe Covered By Insurance?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On August 21, 2017
Dealing with a busted pipe can be both inconvenient and costly. When a pipe bursts, it can cause severe water damage to your home, leaving you with an expensive bill. There’s no doubt that busted pipes can create financial headaches for both residents and homeowners. This is why it’s smart to invest in home insurance, […]
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How To Choose a Water Softener System for Your Arizona Home

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On August 16, 2017
Choosing a water softening system for your home might seem like a difficult feat, but it’s not that hard once you get down to it. With the knowledge and guidance of seasoned professionals like us at ACE Home Services, you’ll understand what’s at stake with hard water and exactly what you can do about it. What […]
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How Much Does It Cost to Fix a Broken Water Pipe?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On August 10, 2017
Owning a home can be an expensive and time-consuming task, especially if one of your pipes burst. Over time, pipes are susceptible to deterioration and corrosion. Especially in cold weather, pipes can freeze and burst open. Regardless of the cause, dealing with a broken pipe is no fun, especially when it floods your house. Keep […]
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10 Signs You Should Invest in Plumbing

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On August 4, 2017
  • Dishwasher, Drains, Fixtures, Hot Water Heater, Lead Pipes, Leak, Plumbing Inspection, Polybutylene, washing machine, Water, Water Bill, Water Damage, water pressure
Most of us don’t think about our plumbing every day. If it works, it works, and that’s the most thought that many people give to their plumbing at all. However, the state and quality of your home’s plumbing system could be costing you a lot of money that you don’t need to be spending, and […]
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How-To I Fix a Burst Water Pipe

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On August 3, 2017
  • Burst Pipe, Leak Detection, Repairs, Stopcock
If you ever come home to water spilling on the floor or a flooded room, then you know how inconvenient and messy a burst pipe can be. Fortunately, you do not need to be a skilled plumber to fix a busted pipe. There are few simple tools you can pick up at your local hardware […]
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5 Common Misconceptions About Air Conditioning in Phoenix Summers

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On July 27, 2017
  • Air Vents, Ductwork, HVAC System, Summer, Thermostat
Most people aren’t air conditioning experts; luckily we’re here to help! Unfortunately, ever since the first air conditioner was invented, people have held onto a lot of misconceptions about how they work and the best way to use them. A lot of these misconceptions boil down to common sense being misapplied because sometimes what’s best for your […]
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What is ‘The Heat Index’ & Why Do Phoenix Residents Care?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On July 21, 2017
  • Air Moisture, Dry Heat, Evaporative Cooler, Heat Index, Humidity, National Weather Service, NWS, Phoenicians, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Relative Humidity, Sturated Air, Temperature, weather
It’s a familiar routine for Phoenicians: Wake up, check the news and ask, “What is the heat index today?” If you have ever followed that up with, “What’s a heat index?” this article is for you! Phoenix is often in the news for our high temperatures and low air quality. The heat index is a reflection […]
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What to Do If a Pipe Bursts at Home

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On July 19, 2017
  • Leak, Plumbers, Water Supply
Owning a home can be extremely expensive, especially if it’s an older home that needs constant repairs. One common problem among mature homes is the corrosion of pipes. Over time, the water pressure in your plumbing system can begin to wear down your pipes and make them more susceptible to bursting. If you’ve ever had […]
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Can Drain Cleaner Damage Pipes?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On July 17, 2017
  • Clogged Drain, Drain Cleaners
As a homeowner, you have probably encountered the inconvenience of a clogged drain. Clogged and blocked drains can be both disgusting and unsightly, causing many of us to reach for drain cleaners to help quickly rid ourselves of the problem. There are many liquid drain cleaners on the market, some that come in powder form […]
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What is the Best Liquid Drain Cleaner?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On July 14, 2017
  • Clogged Drains, Drano Max, Hair Clog Blaster, Liquid Fire, Liquid Plumr, Max Gel, Pro-Strength Clog Remover, Pure Lye, Whink
As a homeowner, dealing with clogged sinks and drains is inevitable. Over time, soap, residue, and hair can lead to blockages and clogs in your plumbing system. There are various ways you can address a clog, and one of them is liquid drain cleaners. Drain cleaners are a popular choice among many consumers because they […]
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How to Measure Humidity & Prevent Mold Growing in Your Home

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On July 10, 2017
  • Arizona State University, CDC, Centers for Disease Control, IAQ, Indoor Air Pollution, Indoor Air Quality
How many times have you heard a family member, friend or co-worker say, “It’s a dry heat.” In Phoenix, the outside air temperature is closely related to the humidity, but inside our Phoenix homes and businesses, tiny micro-environments can cause humidity to wreak havoc. Below we discuss humidity, indoor humidity, how mold grows inside, and […]
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Most Common Plumbing Problems in Older Homes

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On July 5, 2017
  • Drains, Galvanized Pipe, PB, Pipe Bellies, Polybutylene Pipe, Sewer Lines
Time flies, and many homeowners can forget how old their homes are getting. A home built in the mid-1960s is now more than 50 years old, and houses of that age can often present a host of headaches, such as plumbing problems. 6 Common Plumbing Issues Older Homes Face Plumbing problems in older homes often […]
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What is the Cost of a New Central AC Unit?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On July 3, 2017
  • Air Handler, Compressor, Condenser, Consumer Watch, Ductwork, Fan Blades, Fan Motor, Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, SEER
How can you logically compare the cost of central air unit replacement with continued repair work on an older system? In the greater Phoenix area, AC units get a real workout, so while national averages might be one measure, locally you get a whole different picture of a system’s lifespan, efficiency and cost. Cost of […]
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How Do I Plunge a Shower Drain?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 30, 2017
  • Clogged Drain, Plunger, Shower
Shower drains can easily become clogged over time. Between the hair, soap, and products we use, it’s easy for gunk and debris to build up and clog the drain. If you notice that the water in your shower is not properly draining, then you should immediately try to remove the clog. If you leave a […]
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6 Common A/C Problems Arizona’s Extreme Summer Temperatures Cause

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 29, 2017
  • Air Handler, Blower Motor, Capacitor, Central Air Conditioner, Condensate Drain, Evaporator Coil, Freon, HVAC, Oregon
Though we live and work in a beautiful state, we do have to admit: Arizona gets brutally hot. The desert heat is often a challenge to us all. The heat saps our strength, tempers flare and sometimes we just want to sit inside and cool off. Year-in and year-out, the Arizona heat takes its toll on your air conditioner’s […]
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How to Find a Water Leak Underground

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 27, 2017
  • Leak Detection, plumbing leak, Water Leak
Your home’s plumbing system is made up of a complex network of pipes, some of which are underground. If your water bill has gone up, despite not increasing your water usage, you may have a leak. If you are not getting the adequate amount of water to some of your appliances, this may also indicate […]
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How Do I Fix a Clogged Toilet?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 26, 2017
  • Clogged Toilet, Plunger, Toilet, Toilet Tank
If you have never had the unfortunate experience of facing a clogged toilet, then consider yourself lucky. Clogged toilets are common household problems that seem to occur at the worst of times, especially when the toilet begins to overflow and water rushes everywhere. If your toilet is clogged, you want to address the issue as […]
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How Do I Unclog a Slow Drain?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 24, 2017
  • Baking Soda, Bathroom, Clogged Drain, kitchen, Plunger, Snake, Vinegar
Over time, the drains in your house can become susceptible to clogs, slowing them down, causing water to back up into your sinks, and giving off a foul odor. Whether it’s in your kitchen, bathroom, or shower, drains can become clogged with dirt, soap, hair, and gunk just from daily use. If you notice that […]
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11 Tips for Avoiding Air Conditioner Repair Scams

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 23, 2017
  • Amazon Seller Central, Angie's List, BBB, Better Business Bureau, HomeAdvisor, Repairman, Thumbtack
‘Tis the season for triple digit temperatures and running your air conditioner all day and night. But as every Phoenix resident and anyone with an air conditioner unit knows, it needs to be maintained and on occasion repaired. If you’re one of the unlucky few who needs to have their air conditioner repaired, here are […]
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Just Bought a House in Phoenix? Use These Tips to Protect Your A/C Unit

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 22, 2017
  • Air Duct Cleaning, Air Ducts, Bills, Condensate Drain, Condensate Drain Pan, Department of Energy, Ductwork
Congratulations on your new Phoenix home! Well, new to you, anyway. It could be several decades old and have had a series of owners. Not to worry, no doubt your home was owned by a succession of HVAC technicians, each of whom kept the central air conditioner in tip-top shape. No? The sad truth is, you […]
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How Do I Unclog My Bathroom Sink Drain?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 22, 2017
  • Bathroom, Bathroom Sink, Clogged Drain, Drain
If the water in your bathroom sink is no longer draining, you probably have a clog. Clogged bathroom sinks are relatively common, and can be fixed and just a few minutes. All you need is the right tools and know-how on how to get the job done. Keep reading to learn how to unclog your […]
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How Do I Unclog My Toilet?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 21, 2017
  • Clogged Drain, Plunger, Shower, Sink, Snake, Toilet
Most of us have experienced the unfortunate event of a clogged shower, sink, and/or toilet. Clogged toilets are common household issues that can occur at any given moment, leaving you with messy disaster. Fortunately, they are easy to fix and can be tackled by any homeowner. Continue reading to learn how to unclog your toilet […]
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How Do I Unclog My Bathtub Drain?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 20, 2017
  • Bathtub, Drain
Your bathtub drain is one of the most used drains in your home. Bathtub drains can become clogged with hair, soap, oils, products, and other things. Over time, these things can accumulate and completely block your drain. If you have ever been showering, and looked down and noticed several inches of dirty tub water pooling […]
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Seven Ways Regular HVAC Maintenance Prevents Big Headaches

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 19, 2017
  • Energy Efficiency, HVAC, Maintenance, Natural Gas, Propane, Refrigerant, Service, Utility Bills
Some homeowners feel their initial investment in a complete heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system – central air conditioner, air handler, and heating unit – is so high, that the system should take care of itself for a few years. Given a list of servicing plans, they may wonder, “Are HVAC maintenance plans worth it?” At ACE […]
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How to Clear a Blocked Drain

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 16, 2017
  • clog, Drain, Sink, Snake, Toilet
If you’ve noticed that your sink drains a little bit slower, realize that there is water pooling at the bottom of your shower, or smell a foul odor in the bathroom you may have a clogged drain. Clogged drains are a common household issue, some of which can be fixed without having to call a […]
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How Much Does It Cost For a Plumber to Snake a Drain?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 15, 2017
  • Bathtub, Clogged Drain, Drain, Main Line, Sewer, Sewer Line, Shower
If you have ever experienced a clogged drain, then you know how inconvenient and unsightly they can be. Clogged drains not only cost you time and energy, but money too. Some homeowners may turn to drain cleaners to solve this problem. Unfortunately, most of these cleaners are corrosive and damaging to the metal components that […]
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Freon

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 12, 2017
  • CFC, Chlorofluorocarbon, Freon, R-22, Refrigerant
Simply put, freon is used to cool warm air. Freon itself is a chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and because of this it is being phased out of use in air conditioners. It cools the air through the HVAC unit’s compressor and system of coil by compressing R-22 gas until it is hot; at which point it moves […]
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Evaporator Coil

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 12, 2017
  • Evaporator Coil, Evaporator Core
Your air conditioner’s evaporator coil is a pivotal component of your HVAC system. In fact, it is the evaporator coil’s job to absorb warm air and transfer it into the cold air we need in during summer in Phoenix. Your HVAC evaporator coil is sometimes referred to as the evaporator core and it often is […]
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Relay Switch

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 12, 2017
  • Relay Switch, Relays, Thermostat
Your air conditioner’s relay is merely a switch that turns your HVAC equipment on and off. The reason why we need a relay switch with your air conditioner is that the thermostat operates on 24-volt power and it needs a mechanism to translate an open and close circuit to a higher voltage piece of equipment. […]
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Why Ignoring Your Air Conditioner’s Noise Costs More in the Long Run

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 12, 2017
  • Air Ducts, Compressor, Fan Motor, Motor Belt, Noise, Relay Switch
When it comes to HVAC repairs in Phoenix, you should always take them seriously; especially when the temperature flirts with 120 degrees. Even if it’s a small issue that doesn’t seem to affect the overall performance of your A/C, it can easily develop into a complicated problem that leaves you facing costly breakdowns at the […]
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Maintaining Your A/C Throughout the Summer

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 9, 2017
  • Air Filter, IAQ, Maintenance, Noise, Thermostat
Many homeowners are often looking for ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their home’s appliances and systems. Proper air conditioning maintenance may be the most important thing you can do for your HVAC system to ensure that it runs smoothly throughout the entire summer. It’s imperative that you scheduled annual maintenance service calls […]
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Is Your A/C Properly Maintained?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 8, 2017
  • Debris, Dirt, Refrigerant, Summer, Tune-Up, Warranty
Summers in Arizona can be brutal, with daily temperatures reaching triple digits. As many residents know, one of the worst experiences is having to endure the summer heat without any air conditioning. If you’ve ever had your air conditioning system breakdown in the middle of a heat wave, then you know how frustrating this can […]
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3 Common Issues With Your Old Air Conditioner & Reasons for Ditching It

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 7, 2017
  • AFUE, Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, CAE, Combined Annual Efficiency
If you have had your air conditioning system for more than 15 years, then it may be time to replace it. Air conditioners age with time and can experience significant wear and tear throughout their lifetime, especially in areas of high use, such as Arizona. If you have been experiencing issues with your old air […]
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Types of Air Conditioners: Which One is Right for You?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 1, 2017
  • British Thermal Units, BTU, EER, Energy Efficiency Ratings, Evaporative Cooler
Homeowners can choose from many types of air conditioners to satisfy budget and cooling needs. From whole-house systems that require professional installation to room-size and window units that set up in minutes, the many different types of air conditioners give plenty of choices. Different Types of Air Conditioners You Can Buy If you plan on buying […]
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DIY Air Duct Cleaning 101

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 24, 2017
  • IAQ, Indoor Air Quality, Vacuum, Vent Cleaning
Learning how to clean the air ducts in your home can save you a lot of money. Although this isn’t a necessary household task, it is something you should consider as a homeowner, especially if you suspect that your ducts are clogged or infested with any vermin and mold. Some homeowners even notice that cleaning […]
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Which Air Filter is Right for My A/C?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 23, 2017
  • Air Filter, Filter Pads, IAQ, Indoor Air Quality, Pleated
Choosing the right air filter for your air conditioning system can be difficult. There are many different makes available on the market today. So how do you know which filter is right for you? A lot of your decision will depend on the individual needs of your home and your personal preferences. For example, if […]
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Here’s Why You Must Change Your Home’s Air Filter

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 22, 2017
  • Air Filter, Airflot, Allergens, Dirt, Dust, Indoor Air Quality
The air filter in your air conditioning system is responsible for removing pollutants and contaminants from the outside air before it is ventilated throughout your home. Air filters can remove dust, dirt, allergens, and other small particles from your air to significantly improve your indoor air quality. Unfortunately, as all the contaminants and particles are […]
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Energy Star®

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 19, 2017
  • Energy Star
Energy Star® is an EPA program that focuses on energy efficiency – save money and protect the environment. It was introduced in 1992 and its goal is to promote the efficient energy use of everyday appliances in homes and businesses. Energy Star® has made a ton of accomplishments over the past several decades, including 85 […]
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Ductwork

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 19, 2017
  • Ductwork, Split System
Ductwork, sometimes spelled duct work, is the system of ducts that run throughout your home or business that deliver cold air via your air conditioner. Split system air conditioners also have ductwork that returns air back to the A/C or heating unit. This helps complete the circulation of air throughout your home. It is important […]
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Five Home Upgrades to Reduce Energy & Save Money

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 18, 2017
  • Applainces, Energy Star, LED Lightbulbs
If you are looking to save money and conserve more energy this summer, then the following home modifications will you reduce your home’s energy costs. 5 Home Improvements that Save On Energy Use If you’re looking for ways to save on energy, here you go: Upgrade to Solar Yeah, solar panels are costly and they […]
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Dual-Fuel Pump

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 16, 2017
  • Duel-Fuel Pump, Heat Pump
In colder climates it is typical to see heat pumps with duel-fuel as opposed to heat pumps usually used in central Arizona. A duel-fuel pump cost about 25 percent more than a standard one due to it being more versatile for climates that go from freezing to hot. In the summer months, a duel-fuel pump […]
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Dry-Charged Unit

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 16, 2017
  • Dry-Charged Unit, Freon, R22, R410A, Refrigerant
In the past several years, air conditioning manufacturers have begun building heat pumps and A/C units that don’t have refrigerant added. These units are often referred to as “dry-charged units.” Air conditioners that are dry-charged can legally be sold throughout the United States, even though they are equipped to be used with older, R22 refrigerant […]
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5 HVAC Usage Tips to Lower Your Summer Energy Bills

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 16, 2017
  • Air Filter, Digital Thermostat, Drapery, LED Lightbulbs, Thermostat
Summers in the Phoenix area can be brutal especially for your energy bills. During the summer, when daily temperatures reach triple digits, your HVAC system is going to be working overtime trying to keep your home cool and comfortable. If you feel that you’re paying too much for your energy bill every month, then these […]
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Beat the Phoenix Heat: Best Ways to Make Your Air Conditioner More Effective

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 15, 2017
  • efficiency, Energy.gov, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, HVAC, Insect, Mold, R-22, Rodents, Sulfur Dioxide, System, Thermostat, Wireless
We all want to save money. We clip coupons, shop sales and bargain for discounts. You can save money while also helping save the planet by getting the air conditioner in your Phoenix home or business to operate efficiently. Eight Ways to Make Your Air Conditioner More Effective If you want to save more and make […]
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Upgrading to a Programmable Thermostat & Why You Should

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 12, 2017
  • Digital Thermostat, Home Automation, smart thermostat, Thermostat
Many homeowners are looking to improve the energy efficiency of the appliances that run their homes; ultimately, saving them money. Programmable thermostats are easy and convenient investments that enable you to control the temperature in your home; even while you are away. Not only do they allow you to adjust the temperature at any given […]
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Condenser

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 11, 2017
  • Compressor, Condenser
An air conditioner’s condenser is designed to take warm air from outside and cool it before delivering it to you via air ducts. There are many different types of condensers, but perhaps the most common one we tend to see in Arizona is an air cooled one. These units are stored outdoors and typically are […]
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Condensation Drain Pan

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 11, 2017
  • Condensation, Condensation Pan
The condensation drain is an important aspect of your air conditioning unit as it is designed to capture moisture that is created by condensation. The drain pan’s mission in life is to keep the water from leaking and damaging other parts of your home. Because of this reasoning, it’s important to keep the drain and […]
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Condensation Drain

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 11, 2017
  • Condensation, Condensation Drain
You HVAC unit’s condensation drain is more or less exactly what it sounds like. Its job is to remove excess water that is created through steam condensation. It’s important that steam production is reduced in order to avoid water knocking in pipes. Condensation should be removed without allowing steam to escape.
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Average Costs to Replace Circuit Breaker Panels

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 11, 2017
  • Circuit Breaker, Circuits, Electrical Panel, Electrician, Wiring
Your circuit breaker is imperative to the performance and functionality of all your homes appliances; namely, your air conditioner won’t work. As a homeowner, you want to be sure that the electrical panels of your circuit breaker won’t put you or your family in danger by overloading a circuit or tripping any electrical wires. Unfortunately, […]
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What Causes an HVAC Compressor to Burn Out & How Much Does it Cost to Replace?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 10, 2017
  • Condensor Coil, Freon, Refrigerant
Typical air conditioning systems consists of four main parts: a compressor, a condenser, and expansion valve, and an evaporator. The compressor in your A/C is a pivotal part in the cooling process, in which it intakes freon (refrigerant) and compresses the gas into a high temperature and pressure. The compressor will then emit a hot […]
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Where Do Freon Leaks Occur?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 9, 2017
  • Champagne Leak, Evaporator Coil, Freon, Gas, Liquid, Pinhole Leak
In most cases, freon leaks that go undetected will gradually worsen over time. Most leaks begin as a “pinhole” leak, or a “champagne” leak. Many air conditioning experts call it a “champagne” leak because the freon begins to bubble at the source of the hole. Normally, this occurs at the location of the evaporator coil, […]
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Three Biggest Plumbing Screw Ups Homeowners Make

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 8, 2017
  • Damage, Fixtures, Shut-Off, Tools, Water
Plumbing problems are common issues that homeowner face throughout their life, often catching us off guard. It’s important to keep yourself educated, and even try to learn how to fix some of these problems yourself. This can help you save time and money, and give you the skill and knowledge for future use. Sadly, things […]
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How to Tell if Your A/C Unit Has a Freon Leak

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 8, 2017
  • CFC, Chlorofluorocarbon, Freon, HVAC
If you are experiencing problems with your air conditioning system, it’s possible that you have a refrigerant leak, or freon leak. It important to address this problem as soon as it occurs because leaking freon can be dangerous and hazardous to your home and your health. What is Freon? Freon is a colorless gas, normally […]
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Why Won’t My Air Conditioner Work? Seven Common Causes & Repairs

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 5, 2017
  • Air Ducts, Air Filter, Airflow, Capacitor, Condensor Coils, Dirty Fuse, Freon, Fuse Box, Refrigerant, Register
The hard-working HVAC companies servicing Phoenix homes and businesses throughout the hot summers nearly always deal with the same seven problems. Central air conditioners are marvels of technology, but when one of these seven problems surfaces, not even the hardiest system will perform well. Seven Causes & Repairs For a Broken Air Conditioner If you’re […]
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How to Maintain Gas Water Heaters

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 1, 2017
  • Angie's List, Gas Water Heater, phoenix, Sacrificial Anode, Temperature Pressure Relief, TPR, Water Heater
A gas water heater is a marvel of technology, but periodic maintenance can help your Phoenix home’s marvel last much longer than the typical eight to 12 years cited by experts at Angie’s List. The Phoenix homeowners who know how to maintain gas water heaters are saving hundreds of dollars over the life of their […]
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How to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat Like a Pro

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 28, 2017
  • Batteries, HVAC, Thermostat, Troubleshoot
If you are experiencing problems with your HVAC system, there are various issues that could be to blame. One of these issues may simply be your thermostat. The following are very steps you can take to troubleshoot your thermostat and get your AC back and working condition. Four Ways to Troubleshoot a Thermostat If you […]
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What is the Cost of a Tankless Water Heater?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 28, 2017
  • Average Purchase Price, Electric Water Heater, HomeAdvisor, Hot Water Heater, Tankless Water Heater, Water Heater
A tankless water heater is a smart solution to providing hot water for a home addition, when renovating a master bathroom, or if you have limited space. Tankless water heater prices are influenced by several factors, not least of which is the level of installation expertise you choose.  Average Purchase Price The sizes and configurations of […]
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3 Ways to Know if Your A/C Compressor is Failing

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 27, 2017
  • Blower, Compressor, HVAC
Air conditioning systems are complex machines that have intricate electrical wiring responsible for the various components required for each unit to perform properly. This being said, there are many different issues that can lead to malfunctions or breakdowns within A/C units that can prevent cold air blowing. One of the main components of your A/C […]
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3 Signs Your A/C Needs More Refrigerant

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 26, 2017
  • Noise, Refrigerant, Thermostat
If you notice that your air conditioning is not working properly, such as the air isn’t blowing cold, there are many possible factors that could have caused this. In many cases, all your A/C needs is more refrigerant! If this is the cause of your problem, then it’s time you call your local HVAC repairman […]
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How To Set Your Thermostat to Vacation Mode

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 25, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, HVAC, programmable, smart, Thermostat, vacation
Getting ready to leave for vacation? Whether it’s just a weekend, or a long trip, you want to make sure your home is taken care of. If you’re trying to save some money, you may think it’s a good idea to turn your A/C off completely. Not only is this a bad idea, but it […]
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The Best Setting for Your Air Conditioner

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 25, 2017
  • AC, ACE Home Services, air conditioning, indoor climate, Thermostat
If you aren’t sure what the best setting for your air conditioner is, you are not alone. Many homeowners have trouble figuring out the optimal thermostat setting for their home. Setting your thermostat too high can cause your home to become warm and uncomfortable. On the other hand, setting your thermostat too low can cause […]
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3 Common Signs That There is an Electrical Issue With Your A/C

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 25, 2017
  • Breaker, Capacitor, Compressor Motor, Motor Run Capacitor, Start Capacitor, Wiring
Modern air conditioning systems are composed of complex electrical and mechanical devices that are designed for efficiency and convenience. Electrical issues are common for air conditioners, especially during seasons of high use or for systems that are not properly maintained. Many homeowners experience issues with their air conditioners and are frustrated when they try address […]
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A/C Maintenance: 5 Simples Tips

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 24, 2017
  • AC, ACE Home Services, air conditioning, Coils, filter, Maintenance, Thermostat, tips
Summer is around the corner, meaning your A/C is about to be pushed to its max. Summer maintenance is crucial for keeping your home cool and comfortable, while keeping your energy bills down. This article will explore five simple tips that can help you maintain the health and performance of your A/C. Follow these steps […]
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When Should I Change My Air Conditioner’s Filter?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 24, 2017
  • Air Filter, Allergens, Dust Particles, IAQ, Indoor Air Quality, Pollutants
Many homeowners forget about a very important part of their home’s air conditioning system: the air filter. Air filters are responsible for filtering out dust particles, allergens, and other pollutants from your indoor air. This being said, they also can have a negative impact if they are left too long and are not changed out […]
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Maintenance Tips for Your A/C

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 24, 2017
  • a/c tune-up, AC, ACE Home Services, air conditioning, DIY, Tune-Up
Performing regular maintenance service on your A/C is imperative to the health and lifespan of your HVAC system. Scheduling seasonal tune-ups helps ensure the performance of your unit, lower your energy costs, prevent costly breakdowns, extend the unit’s lifespan, and ultimately save you energy and money. We highly suggest you hire a certified and experienced […]
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Key Benefits of a Summer A/C Tune-Up

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 21, 2017
  • AC, ACE Home Services, air conditioning, Maintenance, preventative, preventive, Tune-Up
During summer, your A/C is working at its hardest to keep your home cool and comfortable. If your unit becomes overworked or experiences any unexpected problems, you could find yourself dealing with costly breakdowns in the dead of summer. Avoid potential issues with your A/C by scheduling a tune-up for summer! During an A/C tune-up, […]
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The #1 Reason You Should Schedule an A/C Tune-Up this Summer

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 21, 2017
  • AC, ACE Home Services, air conditioning, Maintenance, preventative, preventive, Service, Tune-Up
As summer approaches, you may notice an increase in advertisements from HVAC companies promoting their seasonal tune-up. These air-conditioning companies aren’t just promoting a special service for their benefit. It is vital to the health of your unit that you schedule regular maintenance calls, or tune-ups. You may wonder, do I really need an A/C […]
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Schedule an A/C Tune-Up for Summer Today!

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 21, 2017
  • AC, ACE Home Services, air conditioning, mainenance, preventative, preventive, Tune-Up
Summer is just around the corner, and so is the infamous desert heat. With daily temperatures reaching double digits, your air conditioning unit is going to become your best friend. Even if you used your A/C during winter and spring, it’s imperative to the health of your unit that you schedule a regular preventative maintenance […]
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Is Your A/C Ready for Summer?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 20, 2017
  • AC, ACE Home Services, air conditioning, Energy Consumption, outside unit, Tune-Up
Summertime in the Phoenix area can be brutal for your A/C. With daily temperatures rising as high as 120°F, your air conditioner will be pushed to its limits trying to keep your home cool and safe. During the summer months, your A/C will most likely be your hardest working appliance as it runs around-the-clock trying […]
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3 Ways You Can Save Money on a New HVAC System

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 19, 2017
  • AC, ACE Home Services, air conditioning, Heating, HVAC
If you are looking to install a new HVAC system, then there are a lot of factors to consider. The costs of the system, the installation fees, and any additional work needed can all add up fast! If you are looking to save money, then a little research can go a long way. For example, […]
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Why is My Air Conditioner Not Blowing Cold Air?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 19, 2017
  • Air Filter, Capacitors, Central Air, Circuit Breaker, Coils, Compressor, Debris, Dirt, Ductwork, Dust, Electrical Panel, Fuse, Recirculated, Refrigerant, Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, SEER, Wiring
The office staff members answering customer calls at ACE Home Services often check off this concern: “Air conditioner not blowing cold air,” which gets our HVAC technicians in the truck and on their way. Among HVAC companies in Phoenix, this is the most frequent call for help. In the high heat of summer, and in […]
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The Average Cost of A New A/C Unit

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 19, 2017
  • AC, AC Unit, ACE Home Services, air conditioning, Central Air Conditioning
If you are considering installing a new central air conditioning unit, then cost may be an important factor in your decision making process. Most homeowners spend anywhere from $1,800-$7,100, with an average reported cost of $5,238. At the very most, you can expect to pay $10,000. During the hot months of summer, you want to […]
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Do You Know What an On-Demand Water Pump Is?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 18, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, on-demand, Plumbing, water pump
On-demand water pumps, or small delivery pumps, are pumps that store water until they are needed for a specific use. These kind of pumps are often used to supply vending machines, osmosis units, refrigerators, icemakers, hot tubs, and more. They are a form of non-pressurized tanks that only turn on when the machine they supply […]
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How Does a Recirculation Pump Work?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 18, 2017
  • greywater, Hot Water, Recirculation Pump, Shower, Water Heater
A hot water recirculation pump is the secret to luxurious hotel bathrooms that offer instant hot water when you turn on the shower. You can have the same level of pampering with a recirculating pump professionally installed by a plumber in your Phoenix home.  Here’s How a Recirculation Pump Work? Imagine a greatly simplified home […]
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How Much Do You Know About Circulator Pumps?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 17, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, circulator pumps, Cooling, Heating, Plumbing, radiator
For many of us that are unfamiliar with plumbing terms, you may not be sure what a circulator pump is and what its purpose is. A circulator pump is a pump that is responsible for circulating gases or liquids in circuit systems. More often than not, these pumps are commonly used to circulate water in […]
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Average Cost of Installing a Gas Range

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 17, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, Appliances, gas range, Installation, kitchen, stove
Gas ranges, or gas stoves, are popular options for many homeowners when choosing new kitchen appliances. On average, installing a new gas range can cost anywhere from $1,000-$2,100. This is just a rough estimate that can vary based on the type of unit you purchase, who installs it, and other factors that affect appliance installation. […]
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Dishwasher Broken? Here’s Who Can Fix It.

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 14, 2017
  • ACE HomeServices, Dishwasher, Maintenance, Plumber, Plumbing
If your dishwasher breaks, and you have already purchased a new one, you will need help installing it. Unless you feel totally comfortable installing appliances yourself, you shouldn’t try to install your own dishwasher. Your best bet is a professional plumber who is experienced with dishwashers. Even a certified repairman can assist with appliance installations. […]
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Average Cost of Installing a Dishwasher

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 14, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, Dishwasher, Installation, Plumbing, Replacement
If your dishwasher is no longer cleaning your dishes properly, or breaks down, then you may looking for a new one. On average, installing a new dishwasher can cost anywhere from $620-$1,500. This is just a rough estimate that can vary based on the type of unit you purchase, who installs it, and other factors […]
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How To Air Out Your Home

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 13, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, air, Air Quality, filter, indoor, pollution, purifier
Air pollution is a serious issue that can affect both indoor and outdoor environments. You may not realize that the air inside your homes is contaminated and threatening the health and safety of you and your loved ones. Poor indoor air quality can lead to various medical issues, such as asthma, headaches, and much more […]
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Testing Air Quality at Work

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 13, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, air, Air Quality, indoors, Pollutants, wokplace, work
Maintaining the air quality in the workplaces is important for sustaining a healthy environment for you and your employees. Office Air Check is a useful tool for checking the indoor air quality for warehouses, corporate offices, restaurants, studios, and other types of business settings. Office Air Check uses advanced technology to accurately determine the air […]
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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 12, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, air conditioning, air purifier, Air Quality, filter, Heating, HVAC
When it comes to polluted air, many people assume that only outside air can become dangerously polluted. Unfortunately, this isn’t true. The air inside our homes and buildings can easily become polluted by lead, dust, radon, mold, allergens, and other chemicals. If your or someone in your household has asthma or is sensitive to pollutants, […]
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What is the Typical Bathtub Replacement Cost?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 12, 2017
  • Bathroom, Bathtub, Full Skirt, Home Advisor, Homewyse, Houzz, ImproveNet, Stainless Steel
According to the 2016 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, we spend 30 to 60 minutes a day in our home bathrooms. With that mind, making your bathroom more appealing and pleasant can improve your everyday living. But when it comes to making bathroom renovations, what should you update first? Well, if your bathtub is out-of-date, […]
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Looking for a Superior Heater? Consider Carrier Gas Furnaces

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 12, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, Carrier, Furnace, gas furnace, Heater, Heating
ACE is proud to carry different makes and models of Carrier furnaces. Carrier has four different series that provide homeowners and business owners with comfort and efficiency, all at a great price. The following is review of the different series and their costs, providing you with information needed to make the right decision at the […]
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Need a New HVAC System? Here ’s How Much It Will Cost!

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 11, 2017
  • AC, ACE Home Services, air conditioning, Heating, HVAC
If your HVAC unit is acting up or keeps breaking down, then it may be time to consider installing a new one. HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems are the foundation for controlling the temperature and air quality for both residential and commercial properties. When shopping the market for a new HVAC system, there […]
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Need a New Water Heater? Here’s How Much It Will Cost!

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 11, 2017
  • electric, fail, Gas, Hot Water, Leak, Plumbing, Water Heater
If your water heater has taken a turn for the worse, then you may be left without any hot water. Your water heater is responsible for supplying all your appliances, sinks, and bathrooms. Are you showers becoming shorter and colder? Does hot water take forever to reach your sinks? If your heater begins to leak […]
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What Does a Typical Gas Furnace Cost?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 11, 2017
  • AFUE, Annual Fuel Utilization Efficienc, Blower, ECMs, Electronically Commutated Motors, Energy Star, Furnace, Gas, Heat Exchanger, HomeAdvisor, ImproveNet, Warranty
Though we may not feel the depths of winter’s cold that our friends in New England do, we Phoenicians still benefit from the toasty warmth that energy-efficient gas furnaces provide. With modern advances, these systems are a major, but necessary, investment.  Gas Furnace Prices Prices for home systems vary widely, from $1,500 up to around […]
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Need a New Bathtub Liner? Here’s How Much You Can Expect to Pay

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 7, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, bath, Bathroom, Bathtub, bathtub liner, liner
If you have an old bathtub that needs revamping, then it may be time to purchase a new bathtub liner. Liners are a great way to decorate your bathtub and add an additional element of design to your entire bathroom. Bathtub liners are made to fit snug over your existing tub without any need for […]
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How You Can Save Money with a Tankless Water Heater

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 7, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, Hot Water, Plumbing, tankless, Water Heater
Your water heater is a vital part to your homes appliances. Your water heater is responsible for providing the whole home with clean, hot water. If you are looking to save money, lower energy bills, and have an endless supply of hot water, then a tankless water heater may be the right investment for you. […]
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Is an Indoor Air Quality Test Kit Worth the Money?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 6, 2017
  • Asbestos, Bacteria, Carbon Monoxide, Carcinogens, CO, Dander, Dust, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, IAQ, Indoor Air Quality, Mold, Pollen, Radon
You have your suspicions, but aren’t quite sure. Is your indoor air as pure and fresh as it could be? Unfortunately, Phoenix is known for polluted air that is among the nation’s worst­–according to a report from the American Lung Association. You want to have superior indoor air quality (IAQ), but what can you do? Start […]
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Save Money by Installing a New A/C Unit

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 6, 2017
  • AC, AC Unit, ACE Home Services, air conditioning, efficiency, phoenix, SEER
In the Phoenix area, having an air conditioner is not just a luxury, but a necessity. Summer temperatures can skyrocket to 120°F, pushing your A/C unit to its max. If your unit is outdated and not performing well, then it may be time to consider installing a new unit. New models of A/C systems are […]
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5 Helpful Tips When Purchasing an A/C System

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 5, 2017
  • AC, ACE Home Services, air conditioning, phoenix, Replacement, unit
Your air conditioner is a vital part of your home, especially during the summer. If your A/C breaks down, you are left to deal with an uncomfortable home that is susceptible to the heat. During those extra hot days, the heat can threaten the safety of your plants, pets, and family. Most A/C systems last […]
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How to Choose the Best Single Room Air Conditioner

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 5, 2017
  • British Thermal Unit, BTUs, EER, Energy Efficiency Ratio, Mini-Split
Choosing the best single-room air conditioner for your Phoenix home may seem like a simple matter: Drive to a big-box home improvement store, find a low price, buy and install the unit. However, single-room air conditioners come in all quality levels and energy efficiencies. Choosing badly could cost you – not just now, but for years […]
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Thinking About Purchasing an A/C Unit? Here’s What You Need to Know!

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 5, 2017
  • AC, ACE Home Services, air conditioning, phoenix, Summer
If you’ve ever spent a summer in the Phoenix area, then you’ve experienced the scorching summer heat. With daily temperatures creeping over 120°F, air conditioning becomes a must for any household or business. If your A/C needs replacing or upgrading, there are a few factors you may want to consider before buying a unit. Average […]
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How To Prep Your Plumbing System for Summer Vacation

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 3, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, Conservation, Plumbing, Summer, vacation, Water Damage
Whether you are going on a weekend getaway, or planning a long summer vacation, you should make sure your home is taken care of. Outside of programming the thermostat and scheduling someone to get your mail and water the plants, there are a few steps you should take before you leave to prep your plumbing […]
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Don’t Let Roots Damage Your Pipes!

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 3, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, Leak, Pipes, Plumbing, tree roots, Water Damage
Even the smallest of roots can result in big problems. Most homeowners don’t consider that their homes landscaping can pose certain threats to their plumbing system. Roots can grow and expand long distances underground, in search of water and nutrients. Often, these roots can find water from the water and sewer pipes that live under […]
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Compressor

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 3, 2017
  • Compressor
Your HVAC system’s compressor is one of the most important components and without it, you won’t be enjoying cold or warm air during different times of year. The compressor pumps the unit’s refrigerant gas to a high pressure and temperature and uses the condensing coil, expansion valve, and evaporator coil to adjust air temperatures.
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Composite Fan Blades

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 3, 2017
  • Composite Fan Blades, Fan Blades
Composite fan blades are extremely reliable for starting and keeping your HVAC running. Fan blades are angled at specific degrees to improve how the air conditioning and heat pump units operate. Composite fan blades can running longer and more efficiently than standard HVAC fan blades, but at a higher cost to replace.
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Combined Annual Efficiency (CAE)

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 3, 2017
  • CAE, Combined Annual Efficiency
Have you heard the term ‘combined annual efficiency’ but are unsure what exactly it’s in reference to? If so, CAE is a measurement of the amount of heat produced in regards to each dollar spent on fuel that is used to heat the air and water. CAE takes AFUE into consideration, which the federal minimum […]
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Central Air Conditioning

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 3, 2017
  • central ac, Central Air, Central Air Conditioning
Central air is one of several popular types of air conditioning for your home. These types of systems move cold air through the supply and return vents. As the cold air is pushed throughout the house, it gets warmer and by sending it back to the air conditioner it can continuously be cooled.
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Carbon Monoxide (CO)

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 3, 2017
  • Carbon Monoxide, CO
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, tasteless, odorless gas that forms when fuels incompletely combust. Fuels include natural gas, diesel, wood, gas, and coal to name a few. A home’s heating system can represent as much as five percent of potential sources. CO can become deadly if exposed to it for extended periods of time.
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British Thermal Unit (BTU)

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 3, 2017
  • British Thermal Unit, BTU
You’ve probably heard the term ‘BTU’ in the past but have you ever wondered what the acronym stands for? If so, it’s British thermal unit. This measurement is in reference to the amount of heat that’s needed to raise one pound of water at maximum density through one degree (Fahrenheit).
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Blower Wheel

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 3, 2017
  • Blower, Blower Wheel
The blower wheel is a component of the blower motor and its job is to move large volumes of air through the duct system. If the blower wheel get dirt or grease built up, it can slow down the wheels rotation and reduce the amount of air your blower motor is capable of moving through […]
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Blower Motor

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 3, 2017
  • Blower, Blower Motor
Your HVAC unit’s blower motor is a key component of the system as a whole. The blower motor is designed to blow hot air through the air ducts during winter and cold air during summer. The two main types of blower motors are (i) single-speed – blows air throughout the house at one speed and […]
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Annualized Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE)

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 3, 2017
  • AFUE, Annualized Fuel Utilization Efficiency
The thermal efficiency measurement of combustion equipment, such as your furnace or water heater, is referred to as annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). Pronounced ‘A’-‘Few’ is different than the true thermal efficiency as it is a measurement of season-long, average efficiency as opposed to a steady-state, peak measurement.
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Air Handler

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 3, 2017
  • Air Handler
An air handler, sometimes called an air handling unit (AHU), is the part of your HVAC system that both regulates and circulates air throughout your ductwork. The air handler is your HVAC unit’s large metal box and it contains heating and cooling elements, the blower, filter racks, and dampers.
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Problems with Your Floor Drain? Here’s How to Fix It!

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 3, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, blockage, floor drain, Odor, phoenix, Sewage
Floor drains can be a lifesaver! Often found in basement floors, floor drains can help filter water away from your home in case of a broken pipe or flood. This prevents mold and mildew from growing, while relieving your pipes of any additional pressure from overflowing water. However, like many parts of your plumbing system, […]
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How To Prevent Plumbing Damages With a Water Softener

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 31, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, hard water, Plumbing, soft water, water softener
Most homes have hard water, which is packed with minerals and can affect the lifespan and functionality of your appliances and pipes. Hard water can be damaging and even pose possible health threats. Fortunately, there is an easy fix to hard water: water softeners. Water softeners can remove the damaging minerals in your home’s water […]
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What is the Typical AC Tune-Up Cost?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 31, 2017
  • Ductwork, HVAC, Maintenance, Tune-Up
Given the high costs of major repairs or replacement, having your AC looked at every year makes good economic sense. You may be debating if you should spring for an AC tune-up this season or try to defer maintenance. Look at the low cost of getting proper AC tune-up service, and compare it to the […]
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Why You Should Never Flush Trash Down the Toilet

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 30, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, block, clog, flush, phoenix, Plumbing, Trash
A common mistake that many homeowners make is flushing trash down the toilet. Flushing trash can disrupt your toilet’s pipes and ruin your bathroom plumbing system. Although the toilet seems to easily get rid of anything, trash is not one of those things. The only things you should ever flush down your toilet area toilet […]
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DIY: Find That Hidden Leak

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 30, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, Leak, Plumbing, Water Damage, Water Leak
The worst kind of plumbing leak is a hidden one. These are common and can result in severe damages and costly repairs. A pipe in the wall, or under the floor, can crack and begin to leak, slowly flooding your home without you even knowing. Your water bill will slowly go up while mold and […]
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Package Unit vs. Split Unit Air Conditioner: Which Option is Best?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 30, 2017
  • Manual CS, Manual J, Manual N, Manual Q, Manual S, Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, SEER, Split System
If you are struggling to decide between a split unit air conditioner and a package unit, you may find a comparison by features to be more useful than a list of pros and cons. This way, if a certain feature matters more to you than others, you can more easily determine which option will meet […]
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DIY Gone Wrong? Maybe It’s Time To Call a Plumber

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 29, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, DIY, Plumber, Plumbing, professional
Thanks to the internet, you now have unlimited knowledge available at your fingertips. When you experience a plumbing issue in your home, you may be inclined to research how to fix the problem yourself. In some scenarios, you can easily make your plumbing issues into a DIY project. However, there are some repairs that require […]
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Most Common Causes for Plumbing Leaks and How to Prevent Them

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 29, 2017
  • 24/7, ACE Home Services, Leaks, phoenix, Plumbing
One of the most common reasons for homeowners insurance claims is plumbing leaks. They can happen unexpectedly and catch you by surprise. Some leaks may be subtle, and take time to notice until they have caused extensive damage. For example, a small leak can begin in one of your walls, and slowly flood your floors […]
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3 Common Causes of Low Water Pressure

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 29, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, build up, plumbing leak, water pressure
When it comes to your home’s water pressure, there are various signs that can indicate something is wrong. If the water from your sink or shower starts to trickle when you turn it on, or the washing machine takes an abnormally long time to fill up, your home’s water pressure may be too low. Even […]
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How To Purify Your Tap Water

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 28, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, phoenix, tap water, Water, Water Purification
Have you ever gone to to your sink to get a glass of water, and notice specks floating around in your glass? Gross! Not only is this upsetting, but it can also threaten your health. If you are experiencing this problem, then you should take immediate action to determine the cause of this debris and […]
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5 Common Plumbing Mistakes Homeowners Make

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 28, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, homeowner, mistakes, phoenix, Plumbing
When plumbing problems arise, many homeowners prefer to try to tackle them on their own. Thanks to the online help guides and blogs, many homeowners are able to pick up plumbing skills and tackle their home projects themselves. Despite this, it’s important to recognize which jobs you can address, and which jobs require a professional. […]
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Problems with Your Sewer Line? Schedule a Camera Inspection!

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 28, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, camera inspection, greywater, Plumbing, Sewer
When it comes to household problems, your sewer line may be the worst repair you have to face. Your sewer system has a main outtake pipe, which is responsible for transporting any greywater or waste from your home to your city’s sewage system. If you ever have the misfortune of wastewater backing up into your […]
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Is My Tap Water Safe to Drink?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 27, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, Chemicals, contaminants, contamination, tap water, Water
Generally speaking, the tap water in your home should be safe to drink. The water from your tap comes from your city’s municipal water supply, which is purified at a treatment plant to meet specific federal standards before being distributed to you. Despite this, your water supply can still become contaminated before it reaches you. […]
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DIY: Test and Improve Your Home’s Water Pressure

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 27, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, DIY, phoenix, water pressure
Maintaining proper water pressure is essential to the health and functionality of your home. If your water pressure is too low, you may notice that your sinks and showers take longer to put out a reasonable amount of water than they normally do. If the water pressure is too high, it can threaten the health […]
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Historic Homes: How Plumbing Can Cause Major Damage

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 23, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, historic homes, Plumbing, Water Damage
When hunting for a new home, some homeowners look to purchase a historic home, enjoying the architecture and unique features that are uncommon to modern construction. While this process can be rewarding, there are some important factors to consider when buying a historic home. Such homes often have outdated plumbing, making them more prone to […]
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How to Properly Install a New Toilet

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 23, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, DIY, how-to, Installation, Plumbing, Toilet
Installing a new toilet may seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, it’s something you can do yourself without needing professional assistance. This being said, if you don’t feel comfortable installing your own, make sure your contact a professional to help you. Many residents may only have to replace a toilet in their home just once, […]
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How Air Quality Testing for Mold Can Keep Your Family Safe

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 23, 2017
  • CDC, Coughing, Eye Irritation, IAQ, Mold, Skin Irritation, Wheezing
Indoor air quality (IAQ) can mean the difference between living in a Valley dream home or a haunted house. This is because, with Phoenix already contending with poor outdoor air quality, your home may harbor mold spores; effecting your indoor air. These mold spores can be extremely harmful and even fatal. Reliable air quality testing […]
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Plumbing Leak? Check for Cracked Seals!

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 22, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, cracked seals, dried seals, plumbing leaks, seals
Plumbing leaks can catch you by surprise, causing flooding and extensive water damage. At first, you may assume that the leak is caused by a busted pipe, but that may not be the issue. Your home’s plumbing system is composed of much more than just pipes. There are many rubber components, hoses, and gaskets that […]
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Prepare for Winter by Insulating Your Pipes

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 22, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, frozen pipes, Pipe Insulation, winter preparation
Winter is time for celebrating holidays, spending time with family, and enjoying the scenic weather. Don’t let frozen pipes ruin your winter holiday or break your bank! The best way to address frozen pipes is by preventing them from freezing in the first place. By insulating your pipes you can protect your home against damages, […]
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Is Your Home Ready for Winter Weather?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 21, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, emergency, weather, Winter
Many states in our country are susceptible to enduring harsh, severe weather during the wintertime. Is your home prepared for the brutal winter weather? Cold weather can threaten the health and safety of your home, specifically your plumbing system. Frozen pipes can cause pressure issues, flooding, and other types of costly damages. Avoid facing unexpected […]
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How To Fix a Noisy Faucet

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 21, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, Faucet, loud faucet, Maintenance, noisy faucet, Sink
Although you only use your faucet periodically throughout the day, a noisy faucet can become a nuisance. Noisy faucets can be a relatively easy fix, in which you may be able to repair the issue yourself, without paying for a plumber to come out and service your home. 4 Ways You Can Fix Your Noisy […]
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Is It Time for a New Sump Pump?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 20, 2017
  • sump pump
Your sump pump is a crucial part of your home’s plumbing system. Unlike other components in your system that bring you water, your sump pump is responsible for keeping water away. It prevents flooding from storm waters and keeps your basement dry. The pump is located in your basement, and may be completely hidden from […]
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New Washing Machine? Safety Tips on How To Hook It Up!

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 20, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, appliance, Installation, Plumbing, washer, washing machine
When purchasing a new washing machine, you want to choose one that accommodates the needs of your household and is a worthwhile investment. Modern models are designed to be energy efficient and use less water, making them smart purchases if you are looking to make a difference in your environmental impact and your bank account. […]
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Earth Day Tips: How To Conserve Water

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 17, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, Earth Day, Plumbing, water conservation
Every year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day, the annual event to show our individual and communal support for environmental protection. Although Earth Day is only once a year, there are several actions you can take to demonstrate your support and make a difference in your conservation efforts year-round! Here’s How You Can Help […]
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Are You Financially Prepared for a Plumbing Emergency?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 17, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, emergency, Maintenance, Plumbing
Plumbing emergencies can strike at anytime, anywhere. Even if you take extra precautions to avoid these problems, unexpected issues can always pop up, especially at the worst of times. Most homeowners don’t have the realistic amount of funds set aside to address plumbing emergencies, leaving them stranded in the middle of a problem. Avoid this […]
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Prepare Your Plumbing System for Summer Vacation

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 16, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, Maintenance, Plumbing, save energy, Summer
Whether you are planning a long vacation, or just a weekend getaway, there are certain steps you can take to help prepare your home for your absence, ensuring that it will be in top condition when you return. Besides adjusting your thermostat and getting someone to water your plants, you can follow these easy steps […]
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How To Keep Your Garbage Disposal In Top Condition

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 16, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, garbage disposal, Maintenance, Plumbing
Garbage disposals are great tools, and enable homeowners to rid their kitchen of scraps of food with the flip of a switch. This prevents rotten food from stinking up your kitchen and spoiling your garbage can. Unfortunately, these odors can waft out of your drains and leave an uncomfortable smell. You can prevent this through […]
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Detecting a Leak in Your Pipes

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 15, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, leaky pipes, Plumbing, plumbing leak
Detecting a pipe leak in your home can be very difficult. There are pipes running in your walls, floors, and even under your lawn. Leaks can occur anywhere, at anytime, making them hard to find. Even potential leaks are dangerous. Water damage can cause costly, destructive results and conflict with the other functions in your […]
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How To Clean Your Sump Pump

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 15, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, Maintenance, Plumbing, sump pump
Your sump pump serves an important purpose when it comes to keeping your home dry. Its job is to remove any excess water that has accumulated in the sump basin, which is usually found in your basement. Sump pumps help deal with basement flooding and excess water in homes. It’s important to perform periodic checks […]
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What’s That Smell Coming From My Drain?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 14, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, Drain, Odor, Plumbing, water trap
If you notice that there is a strange or discomforting smell coming from your drain, you may have an issue with your plumbing. Indoor plumbing is an amazing feature that enables us to rid our homes of waste almost effortlessly. Unfortunately, drains are not always a one-way street. When an issue occurs with your indoor […]
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Avoid Frozen Pipes By Planning Ahead

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 13, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, frozen pipes, Plumbing
Although winter temperatures in Arizona are often mild and rarely feel dangerous, the pipes in your home are still susceptible to damage. Many homeowners direct their attention to their furnace during winter weather, but there are other areas that you should be mindful of when it comes to maintaining your home. When the temperature falls […]
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How to Extend the Life of Your Water Heater

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 10, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, Maintenance, Plumbing, Water Heater
Regular water heater maintenance is the key to extending the life of your unit. Simply checking your unit every 6 months can make a huge difference in the long run, helping prevent costly breakdowns and extending its lifespan. If you have a more modern and high-tech system, such as a solar unit or tankless water […]
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10 Alarming Indoor Air Pollution Facts

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 9, 2017
  • Air Freshener, Air Pollutants, Asthma, Cleaners, Fabric, Hair Spray, Heating, Particles, Smell
When it comes to air pollution, many of us fail to recognize the dangers hiding in our own homes. The following information isn’t designed to scare you as much as it is to educate you on the particles in the air you breathe within your home that could be harmful. Facts About Indoor Air Pollution […]
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Is Your Air Conditioner Properly Maintained?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 9, 2017
  • AC, ACE Home Services, Air Conditioner, air conditioning, Maintenance
Proper maintenance of your air conditioner is vital to the health and performance of your A/C system. Performing regular maintenance can help reduce your energy costs, prevent breakdowns, and save you the hassle of enduring the Phoenix heat with no A/C. How To Properly Maintain Your A/C Summers in Phoenix average daily temperatures in the […]
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3 AC Repairs You Shouldn’t Wait to Make

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 8, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, Air Conditioner, air conditioning, Maintenance
If you notice an issue with your cooling system, or start hearing noises from your A/C, then you should take immediate action to avoid facing costly repairs or sudden breakdowns. 3 A/C Problems That You Should Fix Immediately The following are 3 common problems that occur with A/C systems. These problems signal that something with […]
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Common Problems with Older Air Conditioning Systems

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 7, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, air conditioning, Maintenance, repair
How long have you had your air conditioner? The average lifespan of an A/C system in Arizona is about 15 years. If you have had your unit longer than this, and experience constant breakdowns and problems, then it may be time to replace your unit. 3 Common Issues That Occur with Older HVAC Systems Over […]
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How Technicians Determine If an AC System Needs Replacement

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 6, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, air conditioning, Maintenance, Replacement
As a homeowner, you may share the common concern that if your A/C breaks down, you have to replace it. Here at ACE Home Services, we understand that replacements can be costly and inconvenient. Sometimes though, your best option to save money and stay comfortable may be to replace your unit. How Do You Know […]
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Improving Your Air Conditioner Without Replacing It

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 3, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, air conditioning, Insulation, Maintenance, phoenix, Thermostat
If you are looking to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your A/C, and the cost of an upgrade doesn’t work with your budget, then you may just want to consider improving your A/C instead. How To Improve Your A/C Instead of Replacing It There are various options that enable you to get more out […]
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The Average Tub to Shower Conversion Cost

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 2, 2017
  • Arizona Building Codes, Bathtub, National Kitchen+Bath Association, Networx, NKBA, Shower
For many homeowners in the Phoenix metropolitan area, one tub in the home is plenty. The second tub, often in a guest bathroom or used by older children, takes up significant space and­–let’s be honest–wastes water when used. The average tub holds 50 gallons of expensively heated water. A shower, according to Home Water Works, […]
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Proper AC Maintenance Throughout The Summer

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 2, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, air conditioning, Maintenance
Summers in Phoenix can be rough, with daily temperatures crawling as high as 120°F. During this time, your A/C works overtime to keep your home cool from the scorching outdoors. In order to prevent problems and costly breakdowns, make sure you properly maintain your A/C throughout the summer. How To Maintain Your A/C Throughout the […]
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Why a Noisy Air Conditioner Needs Repair

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 1, 2017
  • AC Noise, ACE Home Services, air conditioning, Maintenance
If you notice a flat tire, you don’t wait fix it until it’s popped and torn. Just like a tire, you shouldn’t wait to address the noises coming from your A/C. Noisy A/C? Fix It Today! Your cooling system is designed to run silently, composed of a complex network of parts that work together to […]
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Selecting a New AC Installation: The SEER Measurement

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 28, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, air conditioning, Energy, outside unit, SEER
If you are considering installing a new A/C system in your home, there are many variables to consider. First and foremost, make sure you are working with certified and experienced technicians, such as the superior staff at ACE! Our technicians can come to your home for a free estimate on a new installation. We will […]
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Is Changing the Air Filter Really That Important?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 24, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, air conditioning, filter, HVAC
Changing your air filter regularly is very important to the health and performance of your air conditioning system. During seasons of high use, such as summer, you should change your filter every month. Even during seasons of low usage, you should still check your air filter often, at least every couple of months. Do I […]
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Are You Setting The Temperature Too Low in Your Home?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 23, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, air conditioning, savings, Summer
Phoenix is known for its warm weather, especially during the summer. This pushes many residents to set their thermostats to lower temperatures than they may actually need. Are You Setting Your Thermostat Too Low? Setting the thermostat too low can have negative consequences, affecting the health of your cooling system while raising your energy costs. […]
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3 Ways to Save Money on Air Conditioning This Summer

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 22, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, air conditioning, phoenix, Save Money, Summer
Summers in Phoenix can cause your electric bill to skyrocket as your air conditioning system works overtime to combat the extreme heat. With daily temperature averaging over 110°F, your A/C becomes a crucial factor in keeping your home cool and comfortable. How To Reduce Your A/C Bill This Summer ACE Home Services is here with […]
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Easy Ways to Improve Home Efficiency

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 21, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, efficiency, Energy, HVAC
3 Easy Ways To Improve Home Efficiency Today! ACE Home Services is here to tell you about 3 simple adjustments you can make to your home, helping you make it more efficient. These adjustments can help reduce the amount of energy you use and lower your monthly costs. Change Your Air Filter Changing your air […]
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What Should You Do When Water Leaks from the AC Unit?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 20, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, air conditioning, Condensation, drip tray
Is There Water Leaking From Your Air Conditioner? If you notice a leak, you may assume that it has to do with your home’s plumbing system. In some cases, your air conditioner may be to blame. If there is water leaking from your air conditioner, is can threaten the health of your unit and potentially […]
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What Is the Best Setting for My Air Conditioner?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 17, 2017
  • air conditioning, Energy, Heating, Thermostat
This is a common question we receive at ACE Home Services. We understand that you want to find a setting on your thermostat  that can keep your home comfortable, but won’t skyrocket your monthly electric bills. What Should I Set My Thermostat To? Finding the best setting for your home in Phoenix can be tricky […]
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Attic Insulation Upgrades May Increase Home Resale Value

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 16, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, Attic, energy saving, Insulation
How Can I Increase My Home’s Resale Value? When it comes time for you to sell your home, you want to get the most out of the market. Many homeowners turn to remodeling and upgrading their home in order to increase the resale value. When remodeling a home, most homeowners focus on kitchens, bathrooms, floors, […]
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Set Your Thermostat for Savings During Vacation

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 15, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, air conditioning, Thermostat
How To Save Money While You Are On Vacation Getting ready to leave on that well-earned vacation? ACE Home Services is here to tell you how you can save a little extra cash while you are away from home! Just by adjusting your thermostat, you can reduce your energy costs and keep your home comfortable […]
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The Best Time to Tune-Up Your A/C in Phoenix

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 14, 2017
  • AC, ACE Home Services, air conditioning, Tune-Up
The Best Time to Tune-Up Your A/C in Phoenix Summers in Phoenix can be brutal! With daily temperatures reaching as high as 120°F, it’s imperative that your air conditioning is working effectively to keep your home cool and your family comfortable. ACE Home Services is here for you, offering seasonal tune-ups to help keep your […]
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What is the process for replacing a bathtub?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 13, 2017
  • Bathtub, Drain, John Michael Kohler, Overflow Valve, Stopper
If your Phoenix home has a bathtub that seems to date back to the 1800s, you’re probably considering getting a bathtub replacement. By upgrading your bathtub, you can enjoy everything that 21st century bathtubs offer–including multi-speed jet settings, digital controls, and even resonant speaker panels for music. Needless to say, there are plenty of reasons why […]
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Choosing The Right Ceiling Fan for Your Home

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 10, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, air circulation, ceiling fan, Ventilation
Ceilings fans can become your best friend during these scorching Phoenix summers. Fans can help circulate the air in a room, making it feel much cooler than it did before. Even better, your fan can keep your home cool AND reduce your energy costs. Fans help circulate the air in your home so your air […]
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The Scoop on Tankless Water Heaters

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 9, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, Plumbing, tankless, Water Heater
Tankless water heaters are a viable alternative to traditional hot water heaters. These tankless units are popular in other countries, but why? Everything You Need To Know About Tankless Water Heaters Traditional water heaters feature a large tank that stores and heats the water until you are ready to use it. These types of units […]
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Examples of Indoor Air Pollution That Could be Lurking In Your Home

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 8, 2017
  • Asthma, Bacteria, Carbon Monoxide, Chicken Pox, Cleaning Products, Dander, Degreasers, Disinfectants, Dust Mites, ETS, Fossil Fuels, IAQ, Indoor Air Quality, Influenza, Makeup, Measles, Mildew, Mold, Nitrogen Oxide, Paint, Pollen, Radon, Tobacco, Varnishes, Viruses, Wax
According to the American Lung Association, Phoenix is the fifth-most polluted city in the nation in terms of air quality. However, as bad as our outdoor air is, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says indoor air is usually far worse. As the EPA points out, many scientific studies have found that indoor air is more polluted than […]
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The Definitive Guide to Bathroom Faucet Replacement

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 7, 2017
  • Appliances, Bathroom, Faucet, Sink, Water Line
If your house is only a few decades old, replacing a bathroom faucet is an easy and relatively inexpensive weekend project. If, for any reason, you feel you cannot handle the task (e.g. your home is older, your plumbing is fragile, you do not know an adjustable wrench from a basin wrench), you can rely […]
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Easy DIY Air Conditioner Repair

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 7, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, air conditioning, DIY, repair
Problems with air conditioning units are common in Arizona, especially during the summer. If there seems to be something wrong with your unit, you may be able to fix it yourself! The following are a few steps that can help you fix your A/C, without costing you extra money for service fees. How To Repair […]
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How to Clean Your Air Conditioner Drain

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 6, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, air conditioning, air conditioning drain
Your air conditioner has a specific drain installed that helps dirty water escape. Because these drains are dark and damp, they are perfect places for living organisms to inhabit, such as algae. These organisms can block your drain and overflow your drain pan, causing water to damage your home’s drywall and ceiling. This problem can […]
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How To Turn Off The Water Heater

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 3, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, phoenix, Water Heater
Have you had that moment when you came home from a long day, and all you want is a nice hot shower? Especially during these cold winter days, yet all you get is icy cold water? Have you ever gotten into the shower after your partner just got out and you are left with nothing […]
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How to Clean the Outdoor AC Unit

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 2, 2017
  • AC Unit, ACE Home Services, air conditioning, Tune-Up
Keeping your outdoor A/C clean and free of debris is extremely important to the health of performance of your unit. Dirty units can result in costly breakdowns, damaging your wallet and your home’s environment. As winter nears it end, and warmer weather begins to take over, you turn to your A/C to cool your home. […]
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When to Fix Your Leaky Water Heater

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 1, 2017
  • Condensation, Leak, Plumbing, Sacrificial Anode, Usage, Water Heater, Water Heater Liner, Water Tank
Even with appropriate water heater maintenance, your water heater has a limited lifespan. First we need to be clear: Unless you are one of our ACE Home Services expert technicians, we do not recommend that you try to fix a leaky water heater yourself. No amount of duct tape and chewing gum will work, so […]
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Insulating Your Windows for Winter Weather

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On January 30, 2017
Even though windows are designed to be airtight, sometimes you can feel air leaking in. During the winter, cold air can seep in and affect the internal environment of your home. Upgrading the windows in your home can cost time and money. Fortunately, there are ways you can insulate your windows without breaking the bank! […]
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Dishes Piling Up? Learn the Average Cost to Install a Dishwasher

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On January 30, 2017
  • Appliances, Cost, Detergent, Dishwasher, Installation, Pipes
Americans bought more than seven million dishwashers in 2015, say the folks at Statista. As professionals, we hope all of those were installed by trained technicians. The average cost of professional dishwasher installation is very small compared to the risks of doing it yourself. Average Cost to Install a Dishwasher Here are the factors that […]
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Changing Direction: Your Ceiling Fan’s Heating Power

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On January 25, 2017
  • ceiling fan, HVAC, save energy
During summer, your ceiling fan probably sees the most action, especially here in Arizona. But if you only run you cieling fan during the summer, you are missing out on some of it energy-saving abilities! Fans are great at cooling down rooms, but they can also be used as a heating tool. The secret? Change […]
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How to Make the Switch from Air Conditioning to Heater

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On January 24, 2017
  • air conditioning, Heating, transition
Although this task may seem easy, make sure you are smart about the steps you take when you switch your HVAC unit from air conditioning to heater. These steps can help preserve the life and performance of your unit, ultimately saving you energy and money. Be Prepared for the Switch As warm weather comes to […]
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More Tips for an AC Tune Up

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On January 20, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, air conditioning, HVAC, Maintenance
There is nothing worse than enduring the scorching summer heat in Phoenix – without any air conditioning! Don’t let costly A/C breakdowns drain your bank this summer. Prevent problems from occurring by following these simple tips. Keep your home cool and comfortable this summer by making sure your unit is performing efficiently. 3 Tips to […]
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How Much Money Does the Average Furnace Tune Up Cost?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On January 20, 2017
  • Air Ducts, Air Filter, Blower Motor, Blower Wheel, Heat Exchanger, Motor Run Capacitor, Safeties, Thermostat
Paying for a heating tune-up early in the season is a lot cheaper than paying for an emergency call in the dead of winter. Still, you want to know your money is being well spent, and knowing the cost ahead of time can help you tame your monthly budget. How much money, then, does the […]
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Tips for an AC Tune Up

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On January 18, 2017
  • ACE Home Services, air conditioning, HVAC, Tune-Up
The key to saving you energy and money this summer is to keep your A/C unit running efficiently. There are various tips and tricks you can perform yourself, which can prevent your unit from breaking down and taking money out of your wallet. 3 Tips from ACE Home Services to Keep Your A/C Working at […]
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Air Conditioning Preventative Maintenance by Choosing the Right Air Filter

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On January 17, 2017
  • Ace, HVAC, Maintenance
The performance of your A/C is directly related to your air filter. A dirty air filter can prevent cool air from reaching your home, and cause your unit to experience costly breakdowns. Clean air filters can help your unit perform efficiently and effectively, and improve your homes air quality by providing a clean living environment. […]
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How to Prepare Your Central Air Conditioner for Summer

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On January 16, 2017
  • air filters, Energy Consumption, Maintenance, Vents
Summers in the Phoenix area can brutal. With daily temperatures reaching as high as 120°F, having a working A/C is crucial to your comfort, and safety. Make sure your A/C is ready for the Arizona heat before summer rolls around, helping you avoid unexpected breakdowns and costly energy bills. Keep reading to learn about different […]
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Does Your Attic Have Proper Insulation?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On January 12, 2017
  • Attic, Insulation, R-Value, Rule the Thumb
Insulation is responsible for keeping heat in, or out, throughout the seasons. Without insulation, your energy costs would go through the roof! During summers in Arizona, insulation is crucial for keeping the heat out and the cool in, especially in your attic. Many homes are under-insulated, resulting in high electric bills and lost airflow. Not […]
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The Smallest Air Conditioner You Can Buy to Keep Your Home Cool

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On January 10, 2017
  • Cooling, Fixtures, Portable Air Conditioner, Wall Air Conditioner, Window Air Conditioner
Central air conditioning, a heat pump, or a split system air conditioner is a major investment. For many reasons, some people prefer smaller air conditioners. Sometimes you have just a small space you want to keep cool, without spending money to cool a larger area. Sometimes you know you will be moving and do not […]
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What is the Most Common Form of Indoor Air Pollution?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On January 9, 2017
  • air filters, Carbon Monoxide, Charcoal, CO, Dust, Hairspray, HEPA, Lint, Mold, Radioactive, Radon, Sorbents, Tobacco, VOCs, Volatile Organic Chemicals
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Berkeley Lab, American Lung Association and many other government and private organizations want to clear the air. Literally, they want to scrub pollutants and dangerous gases from the air we breathe—including those that are found indoors. While we are subjected to many forms of indoor air pollution on a daily […]
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Trying to Save Energy? Don’t Close Your A/C Vents!

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On January 5, 2017
  • Air Ducts, Energy, Interior Walls, Register
Many people are under the impression that closing your air conditioning vents will save you energy and money. The assumption that air will redirect and only cool rooms that you use is FALSE. Although closing your vents sounds good in theory, it can actually have the opposite effect and end up costing you. Simply put, […]
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5 Ways Arizona Homeowners Cause Costly HVAC Breakdowns

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On January 4, 2017
  • Air Filter, HVAC, Maintenance, Noises, Pets, Urine
During the summer in Phoenix, most homeowners will push their AC units to the max, trying to keep their home cool and comfortable. Summer is ACE’s most popular time for service calls on AC breakdowns. Unfortunately for homeowners, summer repairs are often costly and extremely inconvenient. Avoid the hassle by educating yourself and take preventative […]
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4 Common Reasons Why Your AC Will Blow Hot Air This Summer

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On January 3, 2017
  • Air Filter, Coils, Debris, Freon, Hot Air, HVAC, Refrigerant
Phoenix summers are known for their intensity, with daily temperatures in the triple digits and air conditioning bills skyrocketing. If your A/C is blowing hot air during the summer, then you are already too late. Avoid this issue and have your unit inspected ahead of time. ACE’s expert staff can help you beat the heat! […]
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Is Your Air Filter Killing Your HVAC System?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On December 30, 2016
  • Air Cleaner, Air Filter, HVAC, MERV, MERV Rating, Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, Purifiers
An air filter’s primary job is to trap dust and large particles, preventing these objects from entering your HVAC system and the air in your home. These fragments can accumulate and cause malfunction in your unit, ultimately ruining your home’s cooling/heating system. Overworking your air filter, or using a filter that affects air pressure, can […]
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How Long Should It Take to Cool My House Down With a Central AC?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On December 28, 2016
  • AC Unit, Air Ducts, Air Filter, Ductwork, Heat, Refrigerant, Square Footage
There are a few factors that affect the amount of time it takes for a central A/C system to cool down an entire home. Without inspecting your unit, it is hard to determine exactly how long it should take your a/c to cool the house. Factors Effecting How Long it Takes Air Conditioning to Cool […]
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Should You Leave Your AC Unit Running When You Aren’t Home?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On December 24, 2016
  • air conditioning, Cooling, Costs, Digital Thermostat, Energy, Food, Refrigerator, Spoiled Food, Thermostat
Leaving your AC on while you are away can actually save you money! Not only will this action keep your house at a comfortable temperature, but it can prevent potential problems from occurring in your home. All you have to do is increase the temperature on your thermostat anywhere from seven to ten degrees. For […]
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How to Snake a Drain like a Pro

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On December 22, 2016
  • Clogs, Drainage, Drains, Snake
Stubborn clogs can require more a more aggressive approach than can typically be done with drain cleaners or plungers. If you’ve run into a clog that doesn’t seem to want to move, your best hope could be a drain auger, also called a “snake.” Everything You Need to Know About Snaking a Drain Below is […]
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How to Save Money on Your Heating Bill

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On December 20, 2016
  • Caulk, Ductwork Leaks, Heater, Heating Bill, HVAC, Sealing Cracks, Thermostat, Tune-Up, Weather Stripping, Winterized Electrical Outlets
Heating your home when it’s not properly winterized can mean that you’re wasting a lot of money. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to drastically reduce drafts, cold spots, and other winter weather problems. Not only will you save on heating bills, you’ll also save on electricity, resulting in winter money savings. 7 […]
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How Much Does a New Furnace Cost?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On December 15, 2016
  • Furnace, Heater, Sizing, Square Footage, Winter
When your furnace stops working like it should, you need to ask some important questions, such as, “How much does a new furnace cost?” and “How much does new furnace installation cost?” Considerations When Buying a New Furnace You may also rightly wonder how to determine the furnace size that’s right for heating your home. […]
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How Do I Fix a Furnace Not Blowing Air?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On December 13, 2016
  • Air Filter, Furnace, Heating System, HVAC, Power, Thermostat, Troubleshooting
Furnace problems can result in a lot of frustration and stress. Not only can it be difficult to diagnose the problem, it can be dangerous to work with electricity or natural gas, especially without the proper knowledge and training. If you’re still having problems after reading our fixes below, please call a certified heating repairman […]
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Here’s How to Unclog a Shower Drain

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On December 7, 2016
  • Baking Soda, Boiling Water, Chemicals, Drain Cover, Drano, Grease, Hair, Plunger, Shower, Shower Drain, Snake, Vinegar
Once your shower starts draining slowly, you can count on the problem worsening over time, especially if it’s left untreated. Some clogs can be easily removed, but others require specialized tools and knowledge that may be beyond the scope of typical do-it-yourselfers. Read on to find out more about clogs, ways to unclog a shower […]
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4 Things You Shouldn’t Put In The Garbage Disposal

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On November 30, 2016
  • Bones, Corn Husks, Fat, garbage disposal, Grease, Oil, Pasta, Pits
Your garbage disposal was intended to make your sink more efficient, not to act as a secondary garbage can! Table scraps are for the trash, not the garbage disposal. Continue reading to discover the four things that belong in the trash and should never be put in your sink’s garbage disposal. Never Put These 4 […]
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3 Ways to Protect Your Sewer Line From Tree Roots

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On November 30, 2016
  • Landscaping, Plants, Sewer, Trees
Living In Phoenix Doesn’t Mean You Have To Settle For Desert Landscaping. However, Your Choice Of Tree And Your Landscaping Methods Are Important To The Integrity Of Your Sewer Line. How to Protect Sewer Lines From Roots If you’re concerned about your tree’s roots growing into your home’s sewer lines, take a moment to consider […]
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Don’t Let Heating Issues & Clogs Ruin the Holiday!

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On November 30, 2016
  • Clogged Sink, Clogged Toilet, Heat, Heater, Sink, Toilet
While we can’t help you with the perpetually late in-laws, or the constantly bickering siblings when it comes to holiday gatherings, we can provide you with 3 easy ways to prevent common disasters. 3 Holiday Disasters to Avoid at Home You definitely want your holiday festivities to go off without a hitch, so be sure […]
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5 Tips To Prevent Winter Plumbing Problems

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On November 30, 2016
  • Drain, Fat, Faucets, Food, Grease, Oil, Pipe Insulation, Pipes, Rice, Running Water, Shower, Spigots
Cold winter temperatures can spell disaster for pipes and plumbing. Prevent them with these few easy steps! 5 Ways to Prevent a Winter Plumbing Nightmare Follow these five tips to avoid a costly winter plumbing repair bill. 1. Insulate Your Pipes Insulating tape or foam sleeves can be used to protect hot and cold water […]
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Tips To Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On November 30, 2016
It may not get brutally cold living in Phoenix, but it gets cold enough to damage your pipes. A pipe can’t simply put on a winter jacket and drink a hot cup of coffee. Outdoor pipes, and pipes running through the unheated parts of your home like the attic or garage are the most susceptible […]
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3 Signs Your Hot Water Heater is About to Go Bad

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On November 30, 2016
  • Age, Dirty Water, Hot Water, Hot Water Heater, Leak, Water Pooling
You know the time is coming… After all, you’ve had your hot water heater for some time now. If you suspect that your water heater is on its way out, take a moment to check for these three common signs. Check these three items to see if your hot water heater needs to be replaced. […]
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5 Things You Shouldn’t Flush Down The Toilet!

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On November 30, 2016
  • Bandages, Bandaids, Cotton, Cotton Balls, Ear Swabs, Floss, Hair, Paper Towels, Toilet, Trash
There Are Two Things That Should Be Flushed Down The Toilet: Toilet Paper – You Can Guess The Other One! Here Are 6 Things You Shouldn’t Flush Down The Toilet. Flush These 5 Things Down Your Toilet to Ruin Your Plumbing You don’t want an expensive plumbing bill, right? If this is in fact the […]
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Tip To Prevent Drain Clogs

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On November 30, 2016
  • Drain, Fat, Grease, Oil, Sink, Turkey
Below we have yet another plumbing tip from ACE Home Services. Don’t Pour Turkey Grease Down the Sink Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) are what make food so delightful. They can also turn sewer pipes into a nightmare for you and your family! FOG hardens when it’s poured down the drain, causing pipes to clog. […]
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5 Reasons You Need An Annual Furnace Tune-Up

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On November 30, 2016
  • Electricity, Furnace, Gas Leak, Go Green, Heater, Heating, Manufacturer's Warranty, Safety, Save Money
It may be true that you don’t need to have your furnace tuned up annually, but there are five very good reasons for doing so. You like saving money, complying with your furnace’s warranty, and not blowing up, right? 5 Convincing Reasons to Get that Furnace Inspection Once a Year If you don’t have your […]
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Did You Know It’s Plumbing Season In Phoenix?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On November 30, 2016
  • Clogs, Drains, Plumbing Season, Sinks
Did you know that it’s plumbing season? The problems begin when things start to cool down and get chilly. Pipes can freeze and burst, lines can collapse, and root intrusions can wreak havoc. What Does Plumbing Season Mean to You? An accurate diagnosis of a plumbing problem may require a video camera sewer line inspection. […]
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How Much Does Bathroom Remodeling Cost in Phoenix?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On November 11, 2016
  • Bathroom, Double Sink, Faucet, Fixtures, Flooring, Medicine Cabinet, Remodeling, Shower, Sinks, Tile, Toilet, Wallpaper
The price of your bathroom remodel depends almost entirely on how many high-cost items you’ll be replacing, as well as how much you’re being charged for labor on the project. A remodel that focuses on touching up paint and changing the faucet fixtures won’t be nearly as costly as one that features a new tub, […]
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3 Signs Your Water Heater is Not Working Correctly

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On November 8, 2016
  • Cold Water, Corrosion, Dip Tube, Leaks, Rust, Thermostat, Water Tank
Every appliance in your home will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. The same is true of your water heater; although, unlike some other appliances, it will probably give you some noticeable signs that it’s about to bite the dust. Here are some common symptoms of impending failure. 3 Reasons Your Hot Water […]
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Do Your Air Ducts Need to be Cleaned or Replaced?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On October 31, 2016
There are some areas of your Phoenix home that are impossible to clean properly on your own; they could also be making you sick. The air ducts for your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit could be housing enormous amounts of dust, dirt, mold and other irritants. This doesn’t necessarily mean that your air […]
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What Your Air Conditioner Smells Really Mean

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On October 25, 2016
  • Animal, Ductwork, Electrical, Fire, Gun Powder, Methyl Mercaptan, Mildew, Mold, Odor, Rotten Eggs, Sewage, Skunk, Smell, Technicians
Your air conditioner is an essential part of keeping your Phoenix home cool and comfortable. When it’s working properly, you probably don’t think twice about it. However, if your home begins to take on a certain aroma once your AC starts running, you’ll probably notice right away. Here are some common smells, their causes and […]
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How Early Water Leak Detection Can Save a Fortune

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On September 30, 2016
  • Cracks, Electric Bill, Floors, Gas Bill, Homeowners, Hot Water Leak, Insects, Slab Leak, Walls, Water Heater Leak, Water Leak
  An undetected water leak can spell disaster for homeowners. Finding the problem early can mitigate water leak damage, both to your home’s structure and to your wallet. A leak can be difficult to locate, especially in the early stages. Here’s what to look for when diagnosing a water leak under your home’s concrete slab […]
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Which Air Conditioner is Best for Your Home?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On September 29, 2016
  • Central Air, Central Heat, Freestanding Air Conditioner, Mini Split Air Conditioner, Portable Air Conditioner, Wall Air Conditioner, Window Air Conditioner
At some point during your time as a homeowner, you’re probably going to be faced with buying or replacing an air conditioner. The punishing heat of Phoenix summers can be hard on older AC units; even a top-of-the-line model is going to wear out, break beyond repair, or simply become too expensive to continue maintaining. […]
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How to Replace P-Trap Pipes In Your Home

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On September 29, 2016
  • Bottlebrush, Bucket, Drain, P-Trap, Safety Glasses, Shut-Off, Sink, Soap, Water
  The P-trap under your sink gets its name from its shape, which allows a small amount of water to collect in the lowest part of the pipe. This effectively seals the pipe against foul-smelling or dangerous gasses that could otherwise be pushed back up into your home. It also provides a handy trap for […]
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Is it Time for an Air Conditioning Tune-Up?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On September 28, 2016
  • Electrical, Energy, Fire, Tune-Up, Warranty
  Calling for emergency air conditioning repair in Phoenix can be a costly endeavor. Once your AC goes out, though, you’re either going to have to make that call or brave the Phoenix heat. It’s much better to make sure your air conditioner is in good working order before the weather heats up; because no […]
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How to Clean Out Drains & Keep Them Unclogged

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On September 28, 2016
  • Clogged Drain, Drain Cleaners, Drains, Enzymatic Cleaners, Plumber, Roots, Sewer
Older houses are especially prone to plumbing problems such as roots growing into the sewer line, broken pipes, poor drainage and many others. Not only can these issues be costly, they can lead to disasters both inside and outside your home. The Perils of DIY Plumbing It may seem easy to fix a sewer clog […]
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Troubleshooting Your Commercial Air Conditioning Problems

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On September 27, 2016
  • air filters, Commercial, Duct Sealing, HVAC, Troubleshooting
Keeping your commercial HVAC unit in good working order is an ongoing task that property managers and owners can only partially handle. Some aspects of commercial air conditioning servicing are too technical or difficult to troubleshoot without assistance from a qualified HVAC repair tech. Here are some troubleshooting tips, along with advice on when to […]
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How to Inspect the AC Unit When Buying a Home

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On August 31, 2016
  • Condensing Coils, House, HVAC, Inspection, Lines, Technician
Shopping for a new home in Phoenix can be an exhilarating and terrifying adventure. In the hubbub of making an offer, getting an inspection, taking care of the financing and all the other tasks inherent in buying a home, it’s easy to forget about details like an inspection of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning […]
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Air Quality Getting Bad? Get Your Ducts in a Row

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On August 31, 2016
  • Air Quality, Allergens, Carbon Monoxide, Carpeting, Cleaning Products, Construction Materials, Dust, Humidity, HVAC, Indoor Air Pollution, Kerosene, Mold, Natural Gas, Oil
Your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning – or HVAC – system is probably really only on your mind if it’s not working properly. You know when your AC isn’t working properly in Phoenix, but you may not realize that the same unit that keeps you cool and comfortable could also be causing some pretty […]
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What is that Smell From My Air Conditioner?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On August 31, 2016
  • Burning, Cigarette, Mildew, Mold, Musty, Odor, Rotten Eggs, Smell, Smoke
Air conditioning can make your home much more comfortable than it otherwise would be, but sometimes that comfort comes with a price. Stinky, musty smell coming from the HVAC can permeate your home and even cause health problems like allergy and asthma flare-ups. Depending on the cause of the odor, it can be difficult, if […]
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Saving Money in the Fall by Scheduling Your Lawn Irrigation

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On August 31, 2016
  • hints and tips, lawn irrigation scheduling
Lawns in the Valley of the Sun can be difficult to cultivate, as well as expensive to irrigate. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have one, though. With a little preparation and some understanding of how to successfully start and maintain your lawn, you can have gorgeous grass throughout the year. You can even save money […]
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How to Keep Your Garbage Disposal Running Like New

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On August 31, 2016
  • garbage disposal
It can be a big problem when something goes wrong with your garbage disposal. Disposals can leak, become clogged or just stop working altogether. Here are some Dos and Don’ts when it comes to using and maintaining your garbage disposal. Operating Your Garbage Disposal (The “Do” List) Start cold water flowing before you begin running […]
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Which Humidifier Should I Buy for My Home?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On July 30, 2016
  • Cold Mist Humidifier, Hot Mist Humidifier, Humidifier
Humidifiers are a great way to keep your home comfortable. They help maintain just the right level of humidity, regardless of the season. Not having enough humidity in your home can lead to problems with allergies, dried-out skin, and more. Choosing the right humidifier for your Phoenix area home can be a bit tricky, but […]
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Do I Need AC Zoning in My Home?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On July 30, 2016
  • AC Zoning, Cooling Costs, Electricity, Energy-Efficient
Phoenix is well-known for its punishing summers, and many residents become anxious during the hottest months, trying to save money on air conditioning while staying cool. One of the best ways to cut cooling costs in Phoenix is to zone your air conditioning. This may sound complicated, but it really just refers to zoning AC […]
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What is the Best AC Filter for My Home?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On July 29, 2016
  • AC Unit, air filters, HEPA, Micrometer, Pollutants
Changing air filters regularly is an important part of HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) maintenance. Without a clean AC filter, the efficiency of your HVAC system can be greatly reduced, and you may even suffer from problems from allergens like excessive dust, pollen, and more. Unfortunately, many people don’t change their AC filters often […]
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Why is My AC System Freezing Up?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On July 28, 2016
  • AC Freezing, AC Leaks, AC Repairs, Air Flow
Air conditioning units are an extremely important piece of equipment when it comes to being comfortable during Phoenix’s punishing summers. Unfortunately, your AC unit is just like everything else in your home: it’ll probably break just when you need it most. The coil in the AC unit can freeze, rendering your system absolutely useless. When […]
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Which Carrier AC Unit is the Best for My House?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On July 28, 2016
  • AC Manufacturers, Carrier, HVAC
Phoenix residents are no strangers to punishingly hot summers. When your air conditioning unit gets older, breaks down, wears out, or simply won’t work, it has to be replaced quickly if you want to avoid broiling in the Arizona sun. Choosing the right AC unit can be tough, especially if you don’t know much about […]
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How to Choose a Cost-Effective Air Conditioner for Your Small Business

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On July 27, 2016
  • Air Conditioner, CO2, SEER, SEER Rating
Air conditioning is something you can’t live without in the summer months, especially for businesses based in Phoenix, the literal Valley of the Sun. Even if you’re good at sweating through the heat without losing your mind, you’ll quickly drive employees and customers out the door if you don’t have an effective cooling system in […]
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What are the Pros & Cons for Central AC?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 28, 2016
  • Central Air, Dust, Summer, Thermostat
In the Valley of the Sun, we at ACE Home Services know that keeping your home cool during our hot summers always costs more than heating it during our mild winters. In general, a central air conditioning unit for a home is more efficient than room or window units. Downside to Central Air However, there […]
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What Exactly is a BTU & How Does that Apply to My New Air Conditioner?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 28, 2016
  • Air Conditioner, British Thermal Unit, BTU, Energy Rating, HVAC
The heat from your stove and the warmth in your home are measured by units of heat known as the British Thermal Unit, commonly referred to as the BTU. This simple measurement is used to classify how much heat an appliance can generate. At its core, a BTU is the amount of energy required to […]
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What is Causing My AC Unit to Make Noise?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 28, 2016
  • AC Noise, Air Conditioner, Cooling, Debris, Heating, Service
Your air conditioning unit keeps you from sweating in the heat and suffering through the long summer months. Without it, you’ll likely find yourself standing in front of the open refrigerator or trying to hop the fence to your neighbor’s pool just to get comfortable. When your AC unit is on the fritz though, you […]
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When Should I Change My AC Air Filter?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 28, 2016
  • ac filters, Air Filter, Filters, Old Air Filter
Without air conditioning, the summer heat can be downright miserable. That’s why it’s so important to maintain your air conditioner properly. One aspect of caring for your air conditioner is easy and accessible for every homeowner. That’s changing your air filter when you’re supposed to do so. Unfortunately, many homeowners simply neglect that air filter […]
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Should I Put Dryer Softening Sheets in My Air Conditioning Intake Vent at Home?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 28, 2016
  • Air Conditioner, Ammonium Salt, Dryer Sheets, Intake Vents
A lot of people spend time, these days, circulating “life hacks” – little tips that are supposed to make life easier. One of them is placing a dryer sheet over the AC intake vent. The point is to make the room smell better – in fact, one of the recommendations is to use them in […]
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How Do I Maintain My AC Unit During the Cold Months?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 28, 2016
  • air conditioner preparation, hints and tips, summer heat, summer season
Your air conditioner was designed and fitted to keep your home cool and comfortable even when the outside temperature climbs well above 100 degrees in the middle of the Arizona summer. Without it, you’d be pretty miserable from the time you wake up to when you try to get some sleep at night. While air […]
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The Rent-to-Own Air Conditioner Program from Carrier

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 25, 2016
  • Ace, Carrier, Microf Financial, Rent-to-Own
Ask About the Rent-to-Own Program from Carrier and Ace! Ace is proud to announce a new program that means you can have the best air conditioning unit – a Carrier – and the lowest payment. It’s rent-to-own financing, a very special new program from Carrier. We’re proud to be the dealer selected to offer this […]
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6 Landscaping Tips to Protect Your Air Conditioning Unit

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 15, 2016
  • Air Conditioner, Bushes, Grass, Landscaping, Plants
There’s something about spring that makes you want to see flowers bloom and green things sprout. It’s a time of year when many people get out in their yards and start pruning, planting and landscaping. If your air conditioner isn’t adding to your outdoor décor, here are 6 things to consider to hide it and […]
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5 Facts About Indoor Air Ventilation

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 10, 2016
  • Air Quality, Carbon Dioxide, Ductwork, Humidity, Indoor Air, Ventilation
It’s a fact. We spend 90% of our time indoors, but the indoor air can be five times dirtier than outside air. Ventilation will give your home healthier air – especially if you live in a tightly constructed, more energy efficient newer home. We all want to breathe clean, fresh air – especially in our […]
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6 Fun Facts About the History of Air Conditioning

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 26, 2016
  • Air Conditioner, Facs, History, House of Commons, Movie Theater, Wall Street
You love to read about the past of historical figures – or the latest movie star. But, did you ever stop to think that that your air conditioner might have its own interesting past? 6 Things You May Not Have Known About Air Conditioning Did you know… 1. At The Movies If you’ve ever spent […]
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5 Ways to Stay Warm When it’s Cold Outside

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On November 23, 2015
  • Alcohol, Cold, Heater, HVAC, Hypothermia, Shivering, Warm
If you don’t like to be cold – and who does? – here are 5 tips to help keep you warm and safe when you’re out and about. It’s going to be a wild winter so get ready now! 5 Tips for Keeping Warm If you’re feeling a bit cold, try one of these tested […]
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6 End-of-Summer Air Conditioning Maintenance Steps

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On October 1, 2015
  • Air Conditioner, Blades, Coils, Debris, Dirt, Drains, Dust, Maintenance, Nozzles, Odors, Rooftop, Smell, Tubing
Conducting proper end of the summer maintenance on your air conditioner may mean a trouble-free start next summer and extend its lifespan. 6 Air Conditioner Maintenance Tasks to Do After Summer Here are six actions to take to help maintain your air conditioning unit. 1. Inspect for Odors & Sounds Give a sniff and a […]
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4 Benefits of a Rooftop Air Conditioner

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On September 28, 2015
  • Air Conditioner, Backyard, Dust Storm, Lawnmower, Maintenance, Protection, Roof Unit, Theft, Weed Whacker
Since summer is slowly starting to wear down, some people may be considering replacing their homes air conditioner. While that is a great idea, where you put the air conditioner is something that you should give serious consideration to. An air conditioning unit can either be placed on the roof of your home, or right […]
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3 Methods to Keep your Air Conditioner Clean

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On July 29, 2015
  • Air Conditioner, Air Ducts, Air Filter
It is really hot outside in Phoenix in the summer. We all know it, but it surprises us every summer season. We turn our air conditioners on at the start of the season and it smells dusty. That smell usually goes away but sometimes it sticks around. With monsoon storms that smell can come back […]
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3 Ways Pets Can Effect Your Air Conditioner’s Maintenance & Repair Costs

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On July 23, 2015
  • Air Conditioner, Animals, Cats, Dander, Dirt, Dogs, Dust, Fur, Pets, Rodents
For many of us, pets are part of our family. We spoil them and they become one of our babies. That being said, pets can also affect our air conditioners ability to keep us cool and comfortable in our own home. While it is not necessarily their fault that we have these issues, it is […]
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6 Enemies of Your Air Conditioner & How to Beat Them

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 26, 2015
  • Ants, Copper Theft, Dogs, Lawn Equipment, Lawnmower, Lush Bushes, Lush Garden, Lush Plants, Maintenance, Pets, Thieves, Weed Whacker
That poor defenseless thing – left out in the rain, the cold, and the heat. And, at the mercy of its enemies. Can you protect your air conditioner from its six worst enemies? One of them is totally up to you! 6 Common Issues that Work Against Your AC Unit As a good homeowner you […]
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DIY Checkup for Air Conditioner Maintenance

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 19, 2015
  • Checklist, Condensation Pipes, DIY, Do-it-Yourself, Refrigerant, Thermostat
Are you hosting a party this summer? Or maybe relatives are coming to stay. Even if it is just you in your home this summer, you are going to want to stay cool and comfortable. The piece of machinery that is your air conditioner does require the occasional bit of work in order to run […]
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What to Do if Your Air Conditioner Stops Working

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 26, 2015
  • AC, Breaker Box, Clogged, Drain, Fuse Box, Fuses, Pipe
When something breaks, you usually take it to a professional to have it repaired or you throw it away. The air conditioner at your home is slightly different than the other appliances in your home. Obviously it is much larger so you cannot take it anywhere to have it looked at. Instead you have to […]
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Allergies & Your Air Conditioner’s Air

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 18, 2015
  • Air Ducts, Air Filter, Allergic Reaction, Allergies, Sneezing, Sniffling
Allergies can play a big part in your family’s life. Some of us are allergic to certain foods and others are affected by the air we breathe in on a daily basis. Our homes are supposed to be the place we can go to escape problems, and these problems include our allergies. No one wants […]
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Precautionary Measures for DIY Air Conditioning Repair

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On April 24, 2015
  • AC Repair, Buddy System, Eye Protection, Gloves, Troubleshooting
We all like to do things ourselves. If there is any chance we can do it instead of calling for a professional we are going to take a crack at it. For example, we have all tried to fix some appliance in our home when it has stopped working. This applies to air conditioner repair […]
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Do You Have a Leak in Your Home and Need Plumbing Service?

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 19, 2015
  • Leak, Water Damage
Plumbing is a very temperamental part of our home. If one thing is adjusted, you can suddenly face a variety of problems. However, plumbing is also a necessary part of every home. The good news is that if you face some type of plumbing issue you can always search Plumbing Service Phoenix, AZ and find […]
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Sewer Pipe & Drain Issues

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On March 2, 2015
  • Sewer, Sewer Drain, Sewer Pipes
Plumbing is part of our everyday lives. There is pretty much no home in Phoenix that does not have a plumbing system installed. Part of the plumbing system includes sewer drains, which can clog up the same way that your kitchen sink drain can. No one likes a sewer drain clog in their home. Not […]
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Best Type of Cooling System for Your Needs

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 20, 2015
  • Air Conditioner, Cooling System
Staying cool in Phoenix is our number one goal during the summer months. There is no respite from the heat for at least three months straight. This heat reaches over one hundred degrees on a daily basis. That is why having a working air conditioning system is so important in Phoenix. There are many different […]
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What a Good Plumbing Service Company Does for You

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 16, 2015
  • Plumbers, Plumbing Company, Plumbing Isses
In every home here in Phoenix, there is plumbing. Usually, this plumbing involves faucets and toilets. Your home probably has a water heater and pipes running underneath your home. No matter how much you do or do not use this plumbing something can go wrong at any time. Whether it is cracked pipes, leaks or […]
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When it is Time for Air Conditioning Replacement

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 11, 2015
  • Age, Condition, Cost, Repairs
Absolutely no one enjoys having to get things repaired or replaced. This is especially true for heating and cooling systems. More times than not, these units are located on top of your roof. That makes it extremely difficult to get to and figure out what the problem is. Only in recent years have heating and […]
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What You Should Know About Reverse Osmosis Systems

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 9, 2015
  • Fresh Water, Osmosis, Sink, Water, Water Purification, Water Purifier
Clean drinking water is a really nice luxury. Many of us have started buying bottled water, or filters for our homes because we do not find that the water out of our faucets is at clean as it should be. In Phoenix, we often find that our water has either a metallic or chlorine taste […]
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Understanding Heating & Cooling Systems

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 5, 2015
  • Air Handler, Condenser, Condenser Coils, Evaporator, Expansive Valve
An air conditioner is something that we can sometimes take for granted here in Phoenix. In the hot summer months in Phoenix, our air conditioners are usually on all the time struggling to keep us cool and comfortable in our homes. What most people do not realize is that an air conditioner is made up […]
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Energy Saving Air Conditioning Tips

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 2, 2015
  • AC Bill, Cooling Costs, Electricity, Energy
In Phoenix, it gets extremely hot during the summer. Temperatures are usually above one hundred degrees during the months of May through August. That can make staying cool a really big challenge. Most of us tend to lower the temperature the air conditioning in our home so that we and our families stay nice and […]
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How to Prevent Your Home’s Plumbing From Falling Apart

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On January 28, 2015
No one likes it when something goes wrong with their home, car, or anything else. It can cause a hassle with our day to day lives and be very stressful. One of the most stressful things that can go wrong in your home is your plumbing. We all take our plumbing for granted and it […]
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Finding the Right Air Conditioning Repair Company

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On January 26, 2015
  • HVAC, Repairman
Having anything go wrong with any appliance in your home, especially the air conditioner in the middle of summer, can be a big problem. No one really has anytime to wait around at home for a repair guy to come by and take a look at it. We all work, go to school, take care […]
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Plumbing & Water Conservation Around the Home

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On January 8, 2015
  • Conservation, Recirculation System, Tankless Water Heater, Water Heater
Today’s world is all about saving as much water and other natural resources as you can. Most appliances and brand names have ecological friendly stamps on them to help lessen your impact on the environment. There are millions of people on this planet who use the same natural resources that you do. In order to […]
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Keeping the Plumbing Clear During Parties

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On January 2, 2015
  • Clogged Drains, Drainage
This is the time of year where you typically have a lot of people over to your home. There is Christmas, New Years, and the Superbowl. We all celebrate something during the months of December and January. Having so many people over to your home can potentially cause plumbing problems in your home, such as […]
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How to Find the Best Air Conditioning Company for Your Needs

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On December 30, 2014
When something in our homes is broken, we do not always repair it ourselves. We call family, friends or even a service company to fix it for us. These appliances could include a dishwasher, stove, or an air conditioner. If you air conditioner is broken, you should probably call and air conditioning company, like ACE […]
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The Best Times to Have Your Air Conditioning Unit Replaced

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On December 22, 2014
In Arizona, we all usually prefer staying indoors and cool rather than outside and hot during the summertime. Even in the winter our heating and cooling systems are used to keep us comfortable. If your heating and cooling system is not working correctly then you are not going to be able to remain comfortable in […]
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Tips On Purchasing a New Air Conditioner for Your Home

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On December 19, 2014
Since we are moving into the winter months of the year, now may be the time to consider purchasing a new air conditioner for your home. It is no longer over one hundred degrees outside in Phoenix, where you really have to have your air conditioner. Having a central air conditioner in your home is […]
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How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Clean & Blowing Cold Air

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On December 15, 2014
Our air conditioning systems are what help keep us cool and comfortable in our homes. In Phoenix we do not have many cool days and our air conditioners are running a lot. We also experience monsoons throughout the summer time. This can cause a lot of damage and harm to your air conditioning system. It […]
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Ways to Keep Your Water Drains Flowing

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On December 3, 2014
We use the plumbing fixtures in our homes on a daily basis. You probably do not even realize how much you actually use your sinks, toilets, and other plumbing fixtures. Due to the high usage that these plumbing fixtures receive, you may find yourself needing a plumbing contractor like the ones from ACE Home Services, […]
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HVAC System Tips for Staying Comfortable at Home

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On November 27, 2014
Air conditioners and heaters are a crucial part of keeping you and your family comfortable in your home no matter the time of year. If you ask any air conditioning service company, they will usually tell you the same things. That is because there are some universal truths to all air conditioners that will keep […]
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HVAC Maintenance Tips for Preventing Costly Repairs

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On November 24, 2014
Air conditioners run just like any other machine. They require maintenance and upkeep in order to keep running at their peak performance level. Depending on the company, air conditioner repair can be costly. On the other side of the coin, there are companies like ACE Home Services who provide you tips to prevent any air […]
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Tips On Finding Your Home’s Plumbing Fixtures

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On November 20, 2014
Rooms in homes all have their own look, or feel to them. This look is based upon a combination of the furniture, paint scheme, and artwork in the room. The room’s look can also be affected by the plumbing appliances in the room. These appliances can be dishwashers, sinks, and toilets. Having the wrong appliance […]
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Tips On How to Have Good Air Quality in Your Home

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On November 10, 2014
We all want to make sure that the air we breathe is healthy for ourselves and our family. There are so many pollutants and chemicals that could potentially harm us. In Phoenix, this can be a big problem because everything settles in the valley. Your air conditioners can only block so much dirt and pollutants […]
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What to Check with Your HVAC System After a Monsoon

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On July 7, 2014
Monsoon season is a big part of the Arizona summer, especially in Phoenix. There are constantly reports of huge dust storms, wind, rain, and lightning. These storms can cause a lot of damage. To prevent damage to your home and air conditioner, which is crucial during the summer, there are a few steps you can […]
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Tips for Saving Money & Energy Around the House

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On June 2, 2014
When was the last time you gave serious thought to how much energy your home is really consuming? How about the last time you checked out your utility bill to assess the amount of money you paid last year, and how different that is from this year? There are a lot of factors to consider […]
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Tips for Keeping Your Home Allergy Free

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On May 23, 2014
Here in Arizona, allergy season is in full effect! Even ACE Home Services’ office is not exempt from the sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, and runny noses! It’s definitely an epidemic, and there are very little ways to prevent it without consulting a doctor or having a regime. But, we did our homework, and we figured […]
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How Duct Cleaning Effects Indoor Air Quality

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 28, 2014
The rule of thumb for consumers is that if the ducts are dirty then the quality of indoor air does not meet the standard. Air quality often disrupts homeowners and let them decide if they need air duct cleaning. It is commonly observed that in an average 5 room home, there is approximately 40 pounds […]
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Why You Should Maintain Your Air Conditioner

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 25, 2014
Everyone wants an air conditioning system that works efficiently throughout the year as per the requirements of heating and cooling in homes and offices. In order to make it realistically possible, it is significant to understand the importance of AC maintenance after a specific interval of time. Tuning up of AC by a professional extends […]
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4 Common A/C Problems Homeowners Face

  • Posted by ACE Home Services
  • On February 7, 2014
There can be hundreds of reasons why your air conditioning system requires repairing but there are a few reasons that are common such as: 1. Ice on Condenser It is commonly observed that ice is a set on lines at u/s due to defective blower motor capacitor, extremely dirty filter or low on refrigerant. 2. […]
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