A wise woman once said, “Don’t learn safety by accident.” That is sage advice. At the start of a new year, many homeowners set aside time to assess the safety of their household surroundings and systems – such as electrical, plumbing and HVAC. You can never be too cautious. Even simple kitchen appliances routinely cause accidents. It’s crucial to ABC (Always Be Careful), have a plan in place when accidents happen and review safety precautions with family members.
Though air conditioners are not thought of as especially dangerous, they are powered by electricity and have many moving parts.
Summers in Valley of the Sun have been described as extended heat waves with an occasional monsoon storm thrown in for wide-eyed excitement. The extreme temperatures in Phoenix from May through October mean air conditioners run full tilt for months and are absolutely indispensable.
Winters, on the other hand, are mostly moderate and delightful, which is why so many snowbirds migrate here from colder climates in the U.S. To paraphrase the Maytag repairman, a Phoenix homeowner’s furnace is often the loneliest appliance in town. Sure, there’s a cold snap or two each winter, and many mornings are made more comfortable by firing up the heat.
New Year’s is here, and the entire team at Chandler Air, your local American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning Certified Contractor, wishes you a stress-free, happy and comfortable 2019.
If you’re making resolutions for the coming year, here are a few HVAC-related improvements to add to your list:
Get an HVAC Tune Up
Your HVAC system works relentlessly through much of the year to keep you and your loved ones comfortable – even when summer temperatures soar into the triple digits. The winter and early spring months are the ideal time to schedule an HVAC inspection and tune up to ensure that your system is operating optimally.
There is an old saying, “The devil is in the details,” which means on the surface, things may seem to be satisfactory. However, a closer look often reveals unexpected, more serious issues. The same might be said of the air quality inside your home. At first glance (or sniff), everything appears to be fine. However, upon closer examination, unhealthy levels of fine desert dirt, dust mites, pet dander and other problematic particulate matter are found floating in the air. The Environmental Protection Agency states, “Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors where the concentrations of some pollutants are often two to five times higher than typical outdoor concentrations.” If you or a family member suffers from a respiratory condition,
If Christmas was in July, new air conditioners would be at the top of everyone’s list in Arizona. When the temperature is soaring, AC related gifts don’t seem boring at all. However, the holidays are in December, and the weather is near perfect in Phoenix. Air conditioning is the last thing on anyone’s mind. The yearly holiday challenge of finding something you haven’t given before to family and friends can be daunting. This year broaden your gift giving horizons by choosing a climate comfort alternative – which will be used and appreciated year-round.
Indoor Air Quality and Temperature Make a Huge Difference in Our Lives
Often taken for granted and rarely noticed until something goes wrong,
He drinks coffee, she likes tea. When it comes to politics, they can never agree. Couples have differences all the time. Often, the best solution turns out to be, a simple arrangement to agree to disagree. However, when it comes to air conditioning, heating, thermostat settings and room temperature, many couples have strongly divergent perceptions. A gross over-simplification for gender differences would be, “He’s a little hot and she’s feeling a chill.” Believe it or not, differences in temperature sensitivity can sometimes cause disharmony in the home.
Is Temperature Perception Absolute or Subjective?
Health studies have been done to establish whether men and women maintain the same core body temperature under controlled circumstances.
The bond between families and their pets is truly inspiring. It’s been said that YouTube was invented so infatuated feline fans and followers could share videos of their beloved furry friends. Did you know YouTube has over two million cat videos with more than 25 billion combined views? That makes for paws-itively purr-fect pet programming. Canine and feline family members bring love, loyalty and fun into your home. However, that’s not all. Cats and dogs are also responsible for bringing pet dander and other allergens into your environment, causing your indoor air quality to suffer.
Love Your Pets but Never Forget – Shedding Can Be Danderous (and a little gross)
Some people get sneezy around dogs.
Home comfort is easy to take for granted, until you are faced with an HVAC system breakdown. If you’ve been putting off replacing aging, failing, inefficient HVAC equipment, there’s never been a better time to buy. With holiday shopping now in full swing, a new system could be a gift for the entire family that will continue to give for many, many years to come.
Tis the Season for Rebates
At Chandler Air, we’re focused on ensuring you get real, measurable value from your HVAC purchase. We provide clear, understandable support and direction so that you can get the equipment you need that also qualifies for valuable rebates.
Turkeys take center stage on nearly every Thanksgiving table. But, when it comes to choosing a new heat pump or furnace replacement, you don’t want to wind up with a turkey.
At Chandler Air, we’re here to help you navigate your wide range of options when it comes to heating systems to ensure you get the right choice for your comfort needs and budget.
When you’re choosing a turkey for your holiday meal, you consider the size of your guest list. You don’t want a bird that’s too big or too small.
Can you believe that we’re now officially in the holiday season? While it may seem like summer just ended, it’s time to prepare for all that the holidays bring – including more time at home enjoying family and friends. This means greater demand on your HVAC system. To ensure your holidays are free from any HVAC hassles, the team at Chandler Air has compiled a few tips for you.
- Replace or clean filters and vents to ensure they’re free of debris and dust. Make sure to choose the right size filter to avoid any system blockage.