Air Conditioning Articles

AC Maintenance Checklist

March 26, 2021
Technician spraying chemical water onto air conditioner grid to clean

Here’s a comprehensive air conditioning maintenance checklist, courtesy of our professionals at Valley Air Conditioning & Heating, to help keep your system in excellent working order.

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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

March 12, 2021

An air conditioner (AC), just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At Valley Air Conditioning & Heating, we recommend getting your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned at least once a year. The optimum time is in the spring to ensure your system will run with the most efficiency during the hottest summer months. You need to be able to rely on your air conditioner for your comfort here in Oakdale.

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Air Conditioning Repair in Modesto 95358

October 7, 2020

“Very professional excellent service on time, great customer service. The service tech Shawn was excellent explain everything, masked up and gloves on. Very happy with the services would recommend to anyone. Thank you for everything 5* work.”

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The Phaseout of Your AC’s R-22 Refrigerant

August 17, 2020
The rear panel of an air conditioner | The Phaseout of Your AC’s R-22 Refrigerant | Oakdale, CA

R-22, or HCFC-22, was originally developed to replace CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons), the world’s first refrigerant, because they were damaging the ozone layer. As a result, their production was halted in the United States in 1995, with HCFCs replacing them.

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Air Conditioner Repair in Modesto, CA 95355

August 5, 2020

“Incredibly helpful! Shawn showed up early and ready to go. Love that their technicians prioritize safety and use masks. Shawn was thorough with troubleshooting, and was very transparent. He was willing to talk through the issues with our AC and furnace, and provided explanations every step of the way. The entire experience was very pleasant,…

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Thermostat Repair in Modesto, CA 95355

July 28, 2020

“Shawn at Valley Air Conditioning was awesome! He came an hour an a half early, which is great when you don’t have air. Fixed the problem with the thermostat and had it up and running quickly! I would highly recommend Valley Air and Shawn hands down!”

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

July 20, 2020
ac unit blowing hot air, a pair of adult male hands feeling the flow of air coming out of an air vent on the wall

It’s the first really hot day of summer in Turlock when the floor fans and the open windows just don’t cut it anymore. You head over to your thermostat and select “air conditioner” and wait for that refreshing icy air to start blowing out of your vents. When you check a few minutes later, you feel only hot air. Why?

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Air Conditioner Repair in Modesto, CA 95355

July 14, 2020

“My air conditioner gave out during the hottest days. I called Valley Air first because my sister recommended them. James came out to check if it could be repaired and communicated my options clearly. I chose to get a new one. Richard reviewed the bid thoroughly with me and answered any questions I had. I…

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How Can I Afford a New AC System (and Other HVAC Equipment)?

June 12, 2020
Couple Looking Over Bills

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many lives around us, both health-wise and financially. At Valley Air Conditioning & Heating, we remain committed to providing the best service to all our California customers during this difficult time. Let’s stick together as a community and help each other whenever we can. We can certainly understand how…

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Why Do I Need Spring AC Maintenance?

March 9, 2020
latino air conditioning technician. Why do I need spring air conditioning maintenance?

An air conditioner (AC), just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At Valley Air Conditioning & Heating, we recommend getting your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned at least once a year. The optimum time is in the spring to ensure your system will run with the most efficiency during…

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What Is Short Cycling?

December 11, 2019
Room wall temperature thermostat turn dial to set. What is short cycling?

Short cycling is a term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world to explain a situation where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too frequently. The “short cycle” is the period of time that your HVAC equipment is actually running, and the shorter this cycle, the harder your system…

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Kind, Efficient and Trustworthy Service

October 30, 2019

“The gentlemen that have come to the house are always very kind, efficient and do a great job. I always feel like I can trust the work they do. Highly recommend their service plan.” – Amanda B.

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