Air Conditioning Articles

Common AC Problems and Solutions

July 17, 2024
woman sweating and trying to refresh at home.

In fact, you can save between 5 and 15 percent of the energy used for your air conditioning by changing your filter in combination with other energy-saving actions.

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AC Maintenance Checklist

May 31, 2024
AC Maintenance Checklist. Couple at computer.

Can you imagine a scorching hot day here in Phoenix without air conditioning? During those dog days of summer, your air conditioning system can be your very best friend.

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Does an AC Kill Mold?

May 17, 2024
Does an AC Kill Mold? Employee hand in rubber protective glove with microfiber rag wiping blue table, wall or floor surface in room, bathroom, kitchen.

Your air conditioner (AC) can do several things––keep your Arizona home’s indoor air cooler than outdoor temperatures, help to keep indoor airborne allergens at bay, and help keep your home’s humidity low. But one thing it can’t do is kill mold. 

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3 Signs It’s Time For a New AC

April 15, 2024
Whole family are sitting on the front of the ventilators.

Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC).

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Video – Why Do I Need to Change My AC Filter?

September 27, 2023
Video - Why Do I Need to Change My AC Filter? Blue background with white circle filled with the text, “CHANGE YOUR AC FILTER AT LEAST EVERY THREE MONTHS.”

If you are not changing the filter in your AC system like you change the oil in your car you risk overworking it and damaging it that could result in expensive repairs or even replacement! At least every three months or more frequently if you have pets or dust issues!

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Air Conditioners: Things You May Not Have Known

September 6, 2023
Air Conditioners: Things You May Not Have Known - Techs by outdoor unit

Though air conditioners are a major part of modern life, they hold many secrets few people know about.

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Video – Energy Saving Tip 5

August 30, 2023
Video - Energy Saving Tip 5. Window looking out to front porch and American flag.

Keep your windows closed day and night. This will keep your home cool and prevent your AC from using more energy.

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Air Conditioning Noise Concerns

August 2, 2023
Air Conditioning Noise Concerns. Pregnant woman sleeping in bed.

Very few central air conditioners (AC) are whisper-silent. A certain amount of noise coming from your ductwork is not uncommon. It is normal to hear the blowers spinning, among other parts of the cooling process. 

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Video – Energy Saving Tip 3

July 19, 2023
Video - Energy Saving Tip 3. Blonde woman opening a door with a large plant next to her.

Close your blinds on sun-facing windows during the day to keep the sun from heating up your home and causing your AC to use more energy.

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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

July 5, 2023
Heat Gain Prevention Tips. Mature Businesswoman Feeling Uncomfortable.

When you are in the middle of summer, it can be difficult to keep heat out of your Phoenix home even if you have your central air conditioning system going full blast. Our team at Reliance Heating & Air Conditioning wants to help you prevent heat from building up inside your home as much as possible so that your air conditioner can be more effective and efficient. Here are some tips to consider.

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Summer Money Saving Tips for AC

June 7, 2023
Woman wearing swimsuit and sunglasses sitting on towel and innertube inside on the living room floor. In front of a sunny window trying to stay cool.

It’s summertime in Arizona. The team at Reliance Heating & Air Conditioning hopes you find time to relax with friends and family, taking in the beautiful sunny days.

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AC Maintenance Checklist

April 5, 2023
Image of someone cleaning ac unit. AC Maintenance Checklist.

Be sure you take the time to perform basic maintenance regularly as well as invest in a professional checkup at least once a year. According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), good maintenance can save you money and reduce your energy usage.

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Video – Energy Saving Tip 4

July 31, 2022
Video - Energy Saving Tip 4

Using natural light instead of artificial light inside is an easy way to save on your energy bill and keep your home cool.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

July 12, 2022
Blog Title: 3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping Photo: Getting a good night's sleep

At Reliance Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand that depending on your air conditioner to run efficiently is crucial to helping you get the good night’s sleep you deserve.

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Video – Energy Saving Tip 3

June 29, 2022
Video - Energy Saving Tip 3

Close your blinds on sun-facing windows during the day to keep the sun from heating up your home and causing your AC to use more energy.

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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New AC

May 18, 2022
3 Telltale Signs It’s Time, Air Conditioning Equipment outside of an Hold House

Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC). Repairs are easier on the pocketbook in the short run, but too many of them can add up.

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Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up?

March 17, 2022
Bag of repairman's work tools, gloves on top of air conditioner units outside a brick home. Service industry, working class.

Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up? Home ownership comes with a great deal of responsibilities and an ever-growing to-do list. Add to that the responsibilities of a career and a family, and you see why modern life runs at a constant, fast pace here in . It’s easy to bump things like an air…

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How to Properly Size an AC System

August 17, 2021
How to Properly Size an AC System, Blurred Air Conditioner Fan

In the heat of the summer, it’s easy to assume that bigger is better when it comes to air conditioning (AC) systems. Obviously, if you have an air conditioner that’s too small in your Glendale home, you will not be able to keep your temperatures consistently low even if the unit is running constantly.

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When Is It Time for a Split-System AC Replacement?

July 19, 2021
When Is It Time for a Split-System AC Replacement?

Our Reliance Heating & Air Conditioning team can help you learn more about current split-system models as well as help you evaluate whether your current system requires repair or replacement.

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

May 17, 2021
Spring Money-Saving Tips, Woman's hand opening curtains in the bedroom with natural light and garden background.

Everyone loves to save money, and it’s a good idea to review different aspects of your budget now and again to see if there are more opportunities you have missed in the past. In the springtime, considering how you can reduce your energy bills is always a great idea.

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Common AC Purchasing Mistakes to Avoid

April 30, 2021
Common AC Purchasing Mistakes to Avoid | Glendale, AZ

When it’s time to invest in a major home appliance like an air conditioner (AC), you want to be well informed. The good news is technology has made it easy to gather a great deal of information in a short period of time. The bad news is there are so many makes and models of air conditioners available, the entire process can get quickly overwhelming.

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Is It Normal for My AC to Turn On and Off?

April 15, 2021
Is It Normal for My AC to Turn On and Off? Person's hand adjusting a wall mounted thermostat temperature

When an air conditioner (AC) turns on and off in rather quick successions, without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling. It’s fairly common, but when this happens it means there’s something wrong with your air conditioner. So what should you do?

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

March 31, 2021
ice on coil cooler of dirty air conditioner

If your air conditioner stops blowing cool air or stops all together, check to see if your indoor unit is frozen. What exactly will that look like? A freeze up is when a layer of ice forms on the outside of your air conditioning unit. It can look a bit disconcerting, but don’t panic. It’s…

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