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What To Do When Your Air Conditioner Freezes

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One of the most common problems that people experience with their air conditioning system is when it freezes. This can be a frustrating experience, because it will leave you without the comfort of cold air. Because most people will experience this problem at some point, it’s important to know what to do when your air conditioner freezes.

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Steps To Take When Your Air Conditioner Freezes

Turn Off Your AC

The first thing you should do is turn off your air conditioning unit. This will allow your equipment to “thaw”. If you want to speed up the process, you can run the fan on your HVAC system, just make sure that it isn’t set to the “cool” setting. You can also take a hair dryer and use it to warm the coils to help it thaw a bit faster.

Check For Clogs And Empty Drain Pan

While you’re waiting for your air conditioner to thaw, check the drain or condensate line to make sure that it is not clogged. You should also empty the drain pan while you’re at it.

Change Air Filter

Another common cause of a frozen air conditioner is running your HVAC system with a dirty air filter. The filter should be changed every month so your HVAC equipment can run effectively.

Clear And Open Air Vents In The Home

Your HVAC system needs to have adequate airflow to function properly. Just like a dirty air filter can cause it to work harder than necessary and possibly eventually freeze, air vents that are closed or blocked can impede airflow and cause freezing and inefficient operation. Make sure to clear and open all air vents in your home.

Have A HVAC Tech Inspect Unit

There are other problems that can cause your air conditioner to freeze. For example, if refrigerant level is low or the fan is not running at the proper speed, freezing is likely to occur. You could also have a problem with your thermostat. These are issues that will typically require a trained HVAC technician.

Once your air conditioner is thawed, you can turn it back on and set it to cool. If your air conditioner continues to freeze, it’s time to call in a professional HVAC contractor.

At Cool Breeze Comfort Solutions, we specialize in heating and air conditioning problems. Our air conditioning repair services in Tucson will get you back on track and help you to start feeling comfortable in no time!

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What’s So Great About A Programmable Thermostat?

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If you have ever thought of the best way to control and easily adjust the temperature in your home while keeping your energy bills as low as possible, we advise you to choose a programmable thermostat.

Read on to understand just what a programmable thermostat is as well as its benefits.

What Is A Programmable Thermostat?

Programmable Thermostat-Cool Breeze Comfort SolutionsGenerally, a thermostat is a device that is installed to regulate the operation of mechanical or electronic heating and cooling systems with regards to the set temperature results. A programmable thermostat integrates new and innovative functionalities to adjust temperature settings automatically, and maintain the required room conditions at different times of the day or night or week. In other words, a programmable thermostat is thermostat that you can program with an innovative digital design.

Some programmable thermostats even come in wireless formats, which enhance easier and more flexible installation and temperature control while maintaining similar functionalities as conventionally wired thermostats. Programmable thermostats differ from the older mechanical thermostats, most of which don’t have programmability and advanced temperature control functionalities.

Differences With And Benefits Of A Programmable Thermostat

Installing a programmable thermostat is beneficial in a number of ways. First off, they are a lot more accurate than their analog or mechanical counterparts. Mechanical thermostats (manual turn dial) can be slightly off from what you think they’re set at which can in turn waste energy and increase your utility bill. Also, turn dial thermostats respond slowly to temperature changes, compared to programmable thermostats.

What’s great about a programmable thermostat is that you can program it for times that no one will be home (work/school), for sleeping and when your family is away on vacation. When everyone’s away, this will allow your HVAC unit to not work as hard or come on as often to cool or heat your home, thus saving you money. You can set your unit to then come on a bit before you get home from work or vacation, ensuring that you have a comfortable return.

Heating and cooling is a major component of energy use in many homes and businesses. Installing a programmable thermostat will save you money as well as the earth’s resources.

Installing The Right Thermostat For You

Cool Breeze Comfort Solutions is a leading expert in heating and cooling, as well as plumbing, air quality, water filtration and appliance repair. We can answer all of your questions and make sure you get the right thermostat for you and your family’s needs.

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Why Is It Important To Have A NATE-Certified Technician Service Your HVAC?

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You may think that all HVAC technicians are created equal, but that’s just not the case. NATE-certified have many benefits to offer. Learn more now:

What Does NATE Stand For?

NATE-Certified Technician Service HVAC-CoolBreezesComfortSolutionsNATE stands for North American Technician Excellence, a non-for-profit organization that trains on the latest heating, cooling and air conditioning technology. It’s the only nationwide program accepted by the entire HVAC industry, including contractors and manufacturers.

Technicians who are NATE members must take periodic classes and tests on their knowledge of HVAC topics to keep on top of developments in the industry. NATE certification proves that technicians are experts in their chosen field. This program ensures that qualified technicians have a core set of competencies and can be trusted by those who hire them.

Why NATE Certification Is Important

An important part of NATE membership is regular training to update HVAC skills as technology is constantly changing. NATE-certified technicians can efficiently and properly install, repair, service and replace many different types of HVAC equipment. Properly detecting and fixing problems is essential because of the nature of these mechanical systems. If equipment is not serviced or installed properly, systems may not operate properly and could expose customers to dangerous situations. Improper service and installation can not only result in fire, smoke or poisoning, but can also result in higher energy consumption and more expensive bills.

Thanks to the extra training and updated skills that NATE technicians have, they have the ability to understand and handle both newer and older HVAC equipment models as well, providing consumers with peace of mind, regardless of the type or brand of equipment.

NATE certification is not only voluntary, it is also rigorous. Although other third-party certification programs are present in the HVAC industry, most have extremely high pass rates. NATE has the lowest pass rate of any industry certification program. This means that if you choose a NATE-certified company like Cool Breeze Comfort Solutions, you are assured of having the best possible HVAC technicians complete your job. NATE certification was developed in conjunction with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), which developed testing procedures to ensure high professional standards.

Nate-Certified, Licensed HVAC Professionals

Cool Breeze Comfort Solutions is NATE-certified to properly and effectively take care of all of your HVAC needs. Our licensed and professional HVAC techs are here for you!

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Why Does It Matter So Much That You Have The Right-Sized Air Conditioner?

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Many of us do not know the size of our air conditioner, let alone the importance of the right sized unit. Ensuring that your AC unit is the correct size is important for a number of factors.

Find out the surprising problems of a wrong-sized AC and the benefits of the right one!

The Size Of Air Conditioners Matters

If your AC is too small, then it will run more often, increasing wear and tear, breakdowns and the chance of pipes freezing up. A system that is not large enough for your home won’t properly cool as it will be constantly trying to catch up to what the thermostat is set at.

An AC unit that is too large then it will run more like older units. It will come on quickly and strongly, cool your house swiftly and then shut off.  Your house will be cool, but because the unit isn’t going through its entire cycle properly, that it was designed to do, your home will warm up sooner and it will have to turn back on. This constant cycle of on and off cancels out the purpose of your unit’s energy efficiency and will usually in turn increase your electricity bill.

The ideal air conditioning size will ensure it runs efficiently, so your family can be more comfortable – both physically and financially.

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Are you unsure if you have the right size AC in your home? Then you’ve come to the right place. Our caring and professional HVAC experts at Cool Breeze Comport Solutions can help you every step of the way. Call us now to schedule an inspection which is included with our tune-up. Just ask your tech what size unit you have.

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3 Tips To Save Money On Your Water Heater Bill

Everyone wants to save money on their utility bills. Finding simple ways to reduce the cost of your water heater bill is a great place to start since it’s the second largest energy-consuming system (behind your HVAC), in your home.

Check out these tips for energy savings to save money on your water heater bill.

Tips To Save Money On Your Water Heater Bill

1. Take Shorter Showers Instead Of Baths

To save water and heating energy, consider taking short showers instead of baths, as this can save a lot of water. You can also shut off the water while you shampoo and condition your hair, as well as while you are shaving.

2. Use Cold/ Warm Water Whenever Possible

When using a dish or clothes washer, consider lowering or changing the temperature settings or turning off your heater so that you can do your cleaning with warm/cold water. You can also save water by doing full loads of clothes/ dishes instead of half loads.

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The energy efficiency of your water heater and other appliances determine your energy consumption. Even at low-temperature settings, older models of water heaters and other appliances still consume a lot of energy with a little output.

Here at Cool Breeze Comfort Solutions, our Tucson plumbing services offer the latest, most energy-efficient products to replace your old systems to save you energy and reduce water wastage. Your comfort and satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us.

Reducing water wastage and energy consumption of your water heater not only reduces your monthly utility bills, but helps save the planet by using fewer resources thus increasing water and energy savings.

Water Heater Repair, Maintenance And Installation In Tucson

Cool Breeze Comfort Solutions is a family-owned and operated business. We provide quality water heater repair, maintenance and installations to the greater Tucson area and offer 24 hour emergency water heater service. Our NATE-certified, trained and friendly technicians will work with you and always recommend the most energy efficient, money saving solutions for your home or business.

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The Importance Of Indoor Air Quality For A Business

When the topics of air pollution and air quality come up, most people automatically assume these terms refer to the air outdoors. While both terms can and do apply to outdoor air, they can also apply to indoor air as well.

In fact, sometimes air pollutants can be found in quantities two to five times that of the outdoor air. For many places of business and employment, indoor air quality is a bigger concern than most might think.

Problems With Poor Indoor Air Quality In A Business

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Many different components can pollute indoor air. Some are naturally occurring, such as dust and mold. Others are not natural, such as chemicals off-gassed by textiles, cleaners and other building materials. This means that volatile organic compounds (VOCs), like formaldehyde, phthalates, and other harmful and illegal substances can be present in the air you, your employees, and your customers breathe.

Reduced air exchange inside of a building makes these pollutants even more of a health problem indoors. Lack of circulating fresh air can greatly increase the problem. Poor indoor air quality can lead to headaches, allergies, and even hormonal problems.

The EPA has listed indoor air quality in the list of top five urgent environmental issues that are impacting public health. With Americans spending about 90 percent of their time indoors, it is no wonder why this such a concern. The EPA has estimated that the cost of medical treatments and missed days at work due to poor indoor air quality are in the tens of billions of dollars every year. These figures do not include legal liability for unsafe working conditions.

Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality

As a business owner or manager, here are a few simple ways you can take on your own to improve indoor air quality:

  • Do not allow smoking indoors
  • Clean frequently
  • Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter
  • Damp dust and mop to trap particles
  • Place large doormats outside and inside your entrances. This will help trap dust and dirt that can enter your business on people’s shoes

Your Indoor Air Quality Experts

If you are ready to create a better environment for your customers and employees, or for your own home, call Cool Breeze Comfort Solutions today. Our experts can offer you solutions to making the indoor air quality healthier for everyone.

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What Is Water Heater Vacation Mode?

What Is Vacation Mode On My Home Water Heater?

Vacation mode is a water heater setting that enables water heater users to reduce a water heater’s energy consumption, while powering it with just enough energy to prevent frozen pipes.

Water heater users can turn their heater to these settings, when away from their premises during the winter, to save energy and reduce utility bills. It is not necessary to set a water heater’s setting to vacation mode during the summer, as the heater can be switched off, to save energy, without any risk of water freezing inside the pipes.

Why You Should Use Vacation Mode Settings

Saves Energy And Is Good For The Environment

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Most water heating systems use electricity, gas or other fuels to heat the water. The higher the thermostat readings are set, the greater the required water heating degree, and the more energy the heater consumes.

Using vacation mode settings (low-temperature readings), lowers the heater’s energy consumption. Low energy consumption translates to reduced depletion of the resources/ fuel that powers the water heater.

Reduces Utility Bills

When a water heater is set at a high degree/ temperature reading, it consumes much energy in order to heat the water to the desired temperature. Lowering the settings to vacation mode reduces the heater’s energy consumption, which, in turn, lowers utility bills. Cool Breeze Comfort Solutions technicians can install a heater that has vacation mode settings in your premises anytime you want.

Keeps Your Water Heater In Perfect Running Condition

Vacation modes settings reduce your water heater’s energy consumption and full blown operation, thereby reducing the risk of the water heater’s components wearing out. It also reduces corrosion and build-up of minerals inside your heaters plumbing. Again, since vacation mode settings do not completely cut off power supply to your heater, water inside the pipes is maintained at room temperature and not frozen.

Vacation mode settings are lower-than-standard settings on a water heater. A water heater set at this setting consumes minimal energy, saving energy and the environment, yet sufficient energy to flow through the system and prevent frozen plumbing.

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What Are The Different Types Of Air Conditioning Systems

Every building needs cooling during the hot summer months. Since these buildings have different designs, they require different types of air conditioning systems. The following are air conditioner types that consumers may want to consider procuring and installing.

Window Air Conditioning Units

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These air conditioners are also known as unitary air conditioning systems. The system consists of a single unit that is mounted at the window.

One end of the unit transports heat from indoors to the outside, while the other blows cool air inside the house. The device is very easy to install and can be used in almost any room that has a window.

Portable Air Conditioning Units

This is a variation of the unitary AC system that does not require any mounting. As the name suggests, the portable unit can be moved from place to place depending on the cooling needs of the user. Heat from the device is dumped outside through a hose vent. Portable air conditioners are more energy efficient than any other type of air conditioning system because they only cool the room that is current being occupied, as opposed to the whole house.

Ductless Air Conditioning Units

This is one of the most popular air conditioning systems in the world. It is also known as split air conditioning. The system consists of two parts; a wall-mounted indoor unit and an exterior component. The indoor unit sucks in hot air from the room and cools it before blowing cool air back into the room. On the other hand, the outdoor unit cools the refrigerant first, before transporting it to the secondary units (air handlers) indoors. The two units are connected by electrical cables and metal tubes carrying the refrigerant.

Central Air Conditioning Units

This is a fully ducted system that can either be high velocity or low velocity. It works by extracting warm air from different parts of the house, cools it at a central location before distributing the cooled air through a series of ducts and vents.

The above referenced air conditioner types all have their own benefits and drawbacks, and each is a viable cooling solution. Depending on how your house is set up, each of these may be the best option for your HVAC needs; speaking with one of our expert HVAC technicians and getting the big picture of your cooling needs and the setup of your home will  give you the best idea of which type of air conditioner will work best for you.

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How Do Power Surges Affect Your HVAC System And Home Electronics?

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The number of high-tech electronic items and appliances for the average home has increased in the last several years. Years ago, surge protection was seen or considered useful only if you had a big-screen television setup at home. Today, electronic products and large appliances, including the home phone, dishwasher and also the HVAC system have a great amount of power going to them.

Power surges could be caused by a variety of things from lightning strikes to power grid issues. These surges could be extremely harmful to your electronics, appliances and HVAC unit. In fact, even one power surge could cause irreversible damage to electronic systems and their sensitive components.

The Problem With HVAC Systems And Power Surges

How Power Surges Affect HVAC System & Home Electronics - CoolBreezCSBefore, HVAC systems were primarily mechanical in there functioning, with very few electronic components. Things have changed, especially with newer and higher efficiency models. The issue with a power surge is that you don’t have a way to tell how much damage it will cause to your system if and when it happens.

Large power surges could be very devastating, many times leading to immediate failure. In a majority of cases, power surge-damaged HVAC units have to be replaced and cannot be repaired.

While some units may withstand a power surge and continue to work like before, there could be hidden damages. Over time, this hidden issue could compromise the unit’s efficiency and lead to premature failure. This is certainly not good news, especially with something that’s as vital and expensive as your HVAC system.

HVAC Surge Protection

While you cannot really do anything to prevent power surges from occurring, there are some things that could be done to safeguard your HVAC system and other valuable home electronics. It is recommended that you install an entire-home power surge protection for your HVAC at the primary breaker box to help protect your unit from damage.

For other electronic systems, buying individual surge protectors and using those at every outlet is recommended.

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Heating And Cooling Tips For Arizona Homes

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Heating And Cooling Tips For AZ Homes - CoolBreezeCS.comWhen the heat of the summer comes rolling in, you don’t want to find yourself in Arizona relying on HVAC systems that just aren’t up to par with fighting the weather. The summer heat can be grueling, but our professionals at Cool Breeze Comfort Solution are here to make sure your system can handle the inevitable onslaught of high temperatures that come with each and every summer. These heating and cooling tips will help you keep your HVAC system working optimally. Continue reading