Potted plants have long been used by interior designers to add color and liveliness to interior spaces. Yet, inside vegetation offers more than just good aesthetics. Our leafy friends also serve as filters that can help improve indoor air quality.
Over the past thirty years, there have been several studies that have concluded that plants are surprisingly effective at removing harmful airborne pollutants. In fact, certain types of plants have been shown to eliminate nearly 90 percent of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOC) like formaldehyde, trichloroethane and benzyne.
Before heading to the nursery to grab some greenery,
Summer in Arizona with a failing or non-functional air conditioner is not something you’d wish on your worst enemy. It’s downright hot even at night, and you need a reliable air conditioner that keeps your home comfortable. With that said, a new air conditioner is not a minor expense. How you choose to pay for one requires careful consideration. At Chandler Air, we’re here to provide you with smart options and to help you make the best decision for your needs.
Yes, You Really Do Have Options
Many homeowners choose to use a credit card to purchase a new air conditioner.
Ah, summer in Phoenix. Adjectives commonly used to describe it include sweltering, scorching and relentless. Yet, we diehard Arizonans love it just the same. Despite the blazing sunshine and oppressive heat, there’s plenty to adore about the hot weather months like summer monsoon storms, evening swims, uncrowded roads and cheap staycations. But, there is one thing that is really “not cool” about Phoenix summers. It’s the utility bills.
Yes, it’s costly to sufficiently cool a home when it’s 110 degrees outside. Monthly electricity costs often double. Even if you have a small home, this increase can put a dent in your budget.
How many companies can say that they’ve successfully been selling quality products for more than 140 years? American Standard is one of those rare brands that can proudly make that claim. Providing home comfort for generations, American Standard remains a trusted leader today when it comes to heating and cooling systems.
Known for their durability and dependability, American Standard has collected some notable accolades over the years, including:
- Helping NASA design cleaner and more comfortable indoor environments for returning Apollo astronauts
- Being ranked highest in overall dealer satisfaction for five years
- Being named the most reliable brand among manufacturers by a leading product testing and research magazine
American Standard offers a full range of air conditioning and heating systems,
Are you ready for a new air conditioner that will cool your home more efficiently and effectively? Before you can begin enjoying the benefits of a new unit, you’ll need to go through the process of an air conditioner installation. No, it’s not a headache, but there are ways to make the process fast and hassle-free.
Clean the Area Around the Install Site
First and foremost, you will want to remove debris, overgrown vegetation, dirt and twigs from around the area where the new unit will be installed. This will speed up the process of the installation and enable your new unit to work most effectively.
Sunscreen – check. Floaties for the pool – check. New bathing suit (hmmm) health club – check. While preparing for the blistering months ahead, don’t forget to check on one of your family’s most important summer must-haves – your home air conditioning unit. As blissful as February and March have been, there’s no denying the temperatures are climbing. When the legions of spring training fans begin to return home, the thermometer heads north, just like their favorite, major league baseball teams. By the time 2018’s summer solstice occurs on June 21st (the longest day of the year),
With temperatures already hitting above 90 degrees in the greater Phoenix area, you don’t want to take chances with your air conditioner. Now is the time when many homeowners flip their thermostat to cool and discover an AC failure, and one of the most common problems is a broken air conditioner fan motor.
What Is a Fan Motor?
Your air conditioner’s condenser fan motor prevents the compressor from overheating. It cools the refrigerant that moves through the condenser coils of your air conditioner unit. If your fan motor fails, it can be a domino effect with other components of your unit also failing.
In the chronicles of home diplomacy, nothing can be more bewildering to couples and their children than the subtle battle over getting the temperature setting right. But right for who? In winter, someone wants it warmer, while the other walks around the house barefoot in a T-shirt. In the stifling Arizona summer heat, while the parents are away at work, some kids think nothing of setting the thermostat to a cool (and expensive) 70 degrees. A classic battle of the thermostat pits women against men and kids against parents. Forget about consulting an air conditioning expert, some families need a therapist to cool down the arguments over temperature preferences.
“In springtime, a young man’s fancy turns to love,” wrote British poet, Alfred Lord Tennyson in the classic poem, Locksley Hall. An updated version for the Valley of the Sun reads, “In springtime – in Arizona – a young man’s fancy turns to… air conditioning.” Phoenix residents love affair with air conditioning began with the first mechanical cooling devices developed a century ago. Wise desert dwellers understand the heavenly temperatures of February and March soon give way to sizzling hot months of triple digit, unrelenting summer heat. A springtime air conditioning tune-up will prevent a summer break-up (breakdown) with your AC unit.
Without a doubt, an air conditioner is a major purchase that can take a big chunk out of a family budget. You definitely don’t want to be blindsided by an unexpected air conditioner replacement. Fortunately, there are signs to watch for that can enable you to prepare for this upcoming expense.
The Age of Your Air Conditioner
While there are plenty of air conditioners that will function perfectly for 20 years, it’s wise to begin saving for this expense once your unit has reached 10 years of operation.
Rising Monthly Energy Bills
It is sometimes a subtle clue but one that you shouldn’t ignore.