AC Help

Keeping Your Warranty Valid

Al from A&A Cooling & Heating in Apache Junction, Arizona gives pointers on keeping your warranty valid. Newer units come with standard warranty which is typically 1 year labor, 2 year workmanship, 5 year parts, 10 year compressor. However, some companies require you to have an annual preventative maintenance check-up or your warranty could be voided. The key here is to have your yearly maintenance check-up to avoid problems with your warranty.

The Most Cost Effective Thermostat Setting

Al from A&A Cooling & Heating in Apache Junction, Arizona shares the most cost effective thermostat setting. Cooling your entire house takes time because you are cooling not just your own personal self but the walls, glass, interior items, etc. Picking a thermostat setting that you are comfortable with (use 78 as an example) and leaving that setting is the most cost effective. Fluctuating the thermostat while you may be at work or gone for the day is not cost effective. Maintaining a constant temperature without having to “cool down” the entire house daily, etc. will save you money in the long run. While you may be vacationing, you could pick a higher temperature (like 80 or 85) and maintain that temperature throughout your home. Turning off the unit completely is not recommended for extended periods because of the possible damage to interior electronic devices, wood drying out, adhesives/caulking heating up and emitting smells, etc.

Take Advantage of Grant Money to Weatherize Your Home

For a total of $75 after mail in-rebate, customers can find ways to give their home a tune up

SRP has a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program This is a whole-house approach to energy efficiency that identifies specific actions customers can take to reduce household energy costs.

For the discounted price of $75 after mail in-rebate ($150), SRP’s comprehensive assessment uncovers barriers to a home’s energy efficiency. Your A & A Cooling and Heating technician can complete this one- to two-hour assessment, which typically costs about $500. A & A Cooling and Heating is an SRP-approved Home Performance contractor. The assessment includes:

  • Blower door test and pressure diagnostics
  • Duct testing
  • Combustion safety testing
  • HVAC assessment
  • Insulation inspection
  • Window inspection
  • Lighting, appliance and hot-water inspection

“Most people aren’t aware that air leaks represent a sizeable portion of home air-conditioning and heating costs,” said Debbie Kimberly, SRP’s manager of Energy Efficiency & Policy Analysis. “Our new home assessment examines those issues, checks for proper installation of insulation and many other factors that can make homes quieter and more comfortable.”

On the day of the assessment, our contractors will provide a report that highlights all the energy-saving opportunities and let you decide which, if any, improvements to make. SRP also has a rebate program to help with the cost (mail in-rebate $75). After the full assessment, your A&A technician can help with easy instructions on receiving your rebate.

Hurry, because this offer ends April 30th, 2011.

To schedule your assessment today Call 480-671-8137

What Kind of Air Filter Should I Use?

Al from A&A Cooling & Heating in Apache Junction, Arizona recommends using an inexpensive air filter and checking and replacing the filter for proper air flow. Other types of air filters such as washable filters, allergen sensitive filters, etc actually “restrict” air flow due to dirt build up and can be damaging to your unit. Utilizing an inexpensive air filter but checking it every 2 weeks and changing it monthly is the key to lifespan and efficiency of your A/C unit.

10 Minutes to Save Hundreds

Al from A&A Cooling & Heating in Apache Junction, Arizona shares tips for do-it-yourselfers in how to save hundreds of dollars. Tips include leveling A/C unit, how to clean coils, proper insulation, etc. These tips will increase the lifespan and efficiency of the unit.