Swamp Coolers Vs. Air Conditioners

Swamp coolers are fairly popular across Tucson and Phoenix. If you don’t have a swamp cooler, you may be wondering what all of the fuss is about. Swamp coolers are great because they can cool your space for a minimal cost. During evaporative cooling, warm dry air is changed to cool moist air. When running a swamp cooler, windows on the opposite side of the house from where the cool room is entering the house have to be open to pull the cool air through your home. Depending on the layout of your home, it may be difficult to get all of the areas cool from a swamp cooler. As the summer temperatures climb and as humidity levels rise due to monsoon season, swamp coolers become useless. Air conditioners, on the other hand, function by cooling while removing humidity from the air. Air conditioners are typically more expensive to run, but they work no matter what time of year it is and cool the entire house evenly. When it comes to products and services for air conditioning Tucson Arizona locals trust the team at Western States Home Services. We have cooling products and services to meet all of your needs...

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Save Money on Cooling Costs with Vegetation

Arizona summers can be brutal, and most AZ residents will take all the help they can get when it comes to staying cool and saving money while doing so. To save money during the summer, your home should be well-insulated and you should have an energy efficient air conditioning system. Most homeowners overlook another major way to stay cool and save. By planting shade trees and other vegetation around your home in areas that will block sunlight, you will lower the temperature of your home and save money on cooling costs. Vegetation native to Arizona can withstand and even thrive in the high temps and long hours of sun, unlike most building materials and structures. Because of all of the concrete in town, there is a heat bubble around Phoenix and the surrounding cities. When you add vegetation, the entire area can begin to rebalance and become cooler like the surrounding desert naturally is. Western States Home Services is the leading choice for services for air conditioning Tempe AZ homeowners trust. Contact us today to learn more about our services and energy efficient options, products, and solutions for your home.

Maintenance Tips to Prolong the Life of Your AC System

At Western States Home Services, we specialize in Tucson HVAC repair, maintenance, and replacement. One of the best tips we have to increase the efficiency of your air conditioner and to keep it running is to have one of our AC professionals service your unit annually. Our annual service includes a cleaning of your unit to remove debris, a blowout of your condensate line to prevent clogs, and an inspection of all parts of your unit. In addition, we check and refill coolant fluids.  All of this helps prevent problems before they start and helps your unit run more efficiently. While annual maintenance is the most important thing you can do to keep your AC in peak condition, there are also monthly and annual maintenance that most homeowners neglect that can be essential to keep your HVAC system working. If you follow this simple maintenance plan, we can help prolong the life of your AC unit. Buy a high efficiency pleated air filter. These are the best types of filter on the market, and they keep the most dirt from getting into your AC unit. Dirt can cause your unit to operate less efficiently or even stop working altogether. Keep your...

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Finding a Trustworthy Heating Company

When your furnace stops working properly, don’t be stuck with a cold house while you look around for a reputable heating and repair business. Do your homework now and find a professional heating and repair service that can repair or replace your heating system plus perform thorough furnace tune-ups. Here is what to look for: Professional technicians that are trained. A reliable and experienced heating company will train their employees to install and fix all makes and models of furnaces. Highly-trained techs can easily identify minor problems like a malfunctioning thermostat or an improperly sealed blower access door, and they can also repair complicated problems like a broken heat exchanger or control module. Maintenance checklists. Heating companies that are interested in helping you protect your furnace investment will offer preventative maintenance on any product. Sometimes known as furnace tune-ups, these appointments are made when your furnace is working properly and will include checking vents, connections, seals, and looking for cracks in the heat exchanger and belts, plus an inspection of safety controls, filters, air flow, and more. Guarantee. A reliable heating company that strives for excellent customer service will back up the work. During the appointment or quote process, ask...

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Are Annual Furnace Checkups Necessary?

If you’re wondering whether you should you have your furnace checked out once a year, the short answer is yes. Even if your heating system is fairly new, it’s a good idea to have routine maintenance performed and if your furnace is 10 years old or more, yearly maintenance is a must. Here’s why:  Most if not all furnace manufactures recommend yearly, professional maintenance on their products and some warranties even state that damage from improper maintenance will not be covered. It’s smart to protect your heating system investment with a yearly checkup that costs much less than a serious repair.  A professional technician can check and adjust components that most homeowners are not familiar with. For example, a good furnace checkup includes a blower wheel check and cleaning which requires the part to be uninstalled, cleared of debris, and reinstalled. Also, the blower motor needs to undergo an amp-draw test, which should be conducted by a professional.  Yearly inspections of the wiring, drainage system, blower access door, and the vent system are vital to the efficiency and longevity of your heating system. You’ll likely find that different heating companies offer a variety of checklists when performing annual maintenance. Western...

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Save Money on Your Heating Bill This Winter

Even here in Phoenix, it gets chilly in the winter and you have to turn the heat on. Running your heater can get expensive, but you have to do it or you’ll be cold. For many Phoenicians, their gas bills more than double in the winter due to running the heater. Here at Western States Home Services, we want to help our customers save money and that’s why we’re the leading choice for HVAC repair Phoenix depend on. In order to help you save some green this holiday season, we put together these sneaky tricks to save money on your heating bill. Adjust your threshold. If you can see sunlight from under your front door, it is not sealed properly. Some thresholds have four or five screws that are used to adjust the threshold. Turn the screws counterclockwise to raise the threshold until most of the light is gone. Another option is to buy a draft eliminating product from your local hardware store that slips on underneath your door. Have your heater serviced. To keep your unit running at top efficiency, it needs to serviced yearly. Contact us at http://westernstateshomeservices.com/ to schedule your appointment before the winter rush starts. Replace...

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