The weeks that see the transition of summer to fall are the best time to get chores done in preparation for the winter season. Doing them too early makes things uncomfortably hot, while putting them off too long often spells trouble when winter sets in. In this blog, Cal Air Cooling and Heating shares the chores you shouldn’t ignore this season.
Cal Air Cooling and Heating is one of the top HVAC contractors in the local area. We’re known for providing the best indoor comfort solutions, and we have a reputation for doing the job right the first time. We’ve been serving homeowners since 1979. In today’s article, we’ll discuss some common fall HVAC mistakes and why you should avoid them. ——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————– Forgetting to Replace Your Air Filter It’s quite easy to forget about changing your air filter because it remains out of sight most of the time. However, it’s important to remember to replace it monthly. The air filter removes debris and particles from the air that’s flowing through your house. As time passes. your air filter becomes dirtier and less effective, making your HVAC system less efficient, so make it a point […]
In a recent report titled “2019 Most Challenging Places to Live With Spring Allergies”, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) ranked Las Vegas 2nd place in the West (34th nationwide). Heating and cooling specialist Cal Air shares an overview of what this report means if you suffer from spring allergies. What Causes Spring Allergies? Pollen allergies, also referred to by experts as seasonal allergic rhinitis, are triggered in the springtime by trees, weeds and grasses that release seeds and pollen as part of their reproductive cycles. People with pollen allergies who inhale these particles exhibit various symptoms, including a runny nose, eye irritation and sneezing. Certain areas happen to have a higher pollen count in the air compared to other places because of certain environmental factors. When compiling their report, the AAFA factored in a particular area’s pollen count with the number of people who take allergy medications and the number of available board-certified allergists. In […]
Your heating and air conditioning system is perhaps the most mechanically complex equipment in your house. Cal Air Cooling and Heating gives you an overview of how a typical HVAC system works. Condenser and Evaporator Units HVAC contractors would say that heating and cooling units come in several configurations, but all of them consist of two major components: the condenser and the evaporator units. The latter component houses what can be considered the heart of the HVAC system: the compressor. What it does is it compresses the refrigerant (HFC-410A or R-410A) to the point where it turns into a liquid, after which it is released. This part of the process releases a great amount of heat, which is vented through the condenser coils. As the refrigerant expands to its normal state, it becomes much cooler and is fed through the evaporator coils. Filtered air is then blown through the coils, releasing cold air. The now decompressed refrigerant […]
When it comes to delicate home repairs, only air conditioner repair professionals have the level of expertise to render excellent maintenance work. It’s why homeowners should be strict about the qualifications of potential technicians they hire. In the field of heating and air conditioning, there’s one certification that is an absolute requirement: the NATE certification.