HVAC

Average Cost of a Central A/C Unit

Average Costs of a Central A/C 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 in the Phoenix area spend anywhere from $4,539-$7,523, with an average reported cost of $6,031. At the very most, you can expect to pay …

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3 A/C Problems That You Should Fix Immediately

 3 A/C Problems That You Should Fix Immediately 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. The following are 3 common problems that occur with A/C systems. These problems signal that something with …

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The Best Time to Tune-Up Your Air Conditioner in Phoenix

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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Freon

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

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

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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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

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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Dual-Fuel 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

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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