Excel Air Corporation Blog

Why You Should Absolutely Schedule AC Maintenance This Spring

February 13th, 2018

air-conditioner-maintenanceIt may be hard to believe, but spring is almost upon us. Before too long, you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner on a regular basis to keep yourself comfortable during the day. Before that happens, though, it’s a good idea to make sure that you have a professional examine your system for you. If you haven’t yet scheduled preventive maintenance for your air conditioner this year, read below to find out why you should.

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You Might Want to Replace Your AC Before Cooling Season Starts

February 12th, 2018

Air-ConditioningFebruary is supposed to be the wettest month of the year for Southern California, but it looks like we’re in for another hot, dry year. Before the weather really starts to heat up, it’s important to make sure that your home is properly prepared for cooling season.

For most people, that means scheduling preventive maintenance. For some, though, it’ll mean installing an entirely new system. If you’re not sure whether or not your air conditioner is able to last another California summer, read on for some signs that you should replace it.

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Why Your Heat Pump Isn’t Heating

January 29th, 2018

heat-pumpHeat pump issues are pretty common during the summer and winter seasons, when demand on climate control systems tend to be greatest. One of the most common manifestations of heat pump issues is that of the system failing to heat properly. If your heat pump isn’t providing enough heat for your needs, whether that means it’s not blowing enough air or the air is the wrong temperature, you should have a look at some of these possible reasons why.

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Heat Pump Issues to be Aware of This Winter

January 16th, 2018

man standing in front of thermostat looking coldAs you use your heat pump to stay warm throughout the day, you need to make sure that you keep an eye out for signs that the system is in trouble. If you allow problems to develop in the heat pump over time, you will end up paying a lot more in repair costs when you finally do get it taken care of. It’s far better to catch problems early, so that you can limit the damage done to the system and pay less in repair costs overall. Have a look at some of the common heat pump issues you should watch out for this winter.

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Why Would I Choose Radiant Heating Over Forced Air?

January 15th, 2018

Radiant-HeatingRadiant heating has been largely eclipsed by forced air heaters over the last century, but they remain a very viable and beneficial method for home heating. If you’re in the market for a new home heating system, you might want to take a look at what radiant heating systems have to offer you. Have a look below at how radiant heating systems operate, and what advantages they can offer you this season.

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Keep Your Indoor Air Quality High This Winter

January 1st, 2018

woman-blowing-noseHeating is a pretty high priority during the winter, even in California. However, it’s not the only thing you should be worried about. Indoor air quality is a very important factor for both your health and comfort, especially after all the fires we’ve been having lately. If you’re interested in keeping your indoor air quality as high as possible, there are a number of different ways that you could go about it.

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What You Need to Know About Furnace Short Cycling

December 19th, 2017

gas burnerIs your furnace turning itself on and off every few minutes? Does it never seem to be able to warm up your home as much as it should be able to? If so, you have a problem. That behavior is called short cycling, and it poses a big threat to the health of the system. Read on to find out more about short cycling, why it’s so dangerous, and what you can do about it.

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How to Keep Your Furnace in Good Shape This Winter

December 18th, 2017

furnaceAs you start to rely on your furnace more and more over the winter, the system is going to be put under an increasing amount of strain. This causes the system to become more likely to develop problems, as parts of it give out under the stress. If you want to keep your furnace operating properly this winter, there are a couple of things that you can do. Read on for some tips on how to keep your furnace in good condition throughout the winter season.

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Why Your Furnace Output Might Be Low

December 4th, 2017

Clean-Air-FilterWe’re finally starting to get some cold weather here in Southern California, which means you’re probably relying on your furnace to keep warm. Yes, now would be a terribly inconvenient time to have your furnace start experiencing trouble with its heating ability. For a lot of people, though, that’s exactly what happens. Fall and winter put more strain on your heating system than at other times of the year, which means that it’s more likely to develop issues. If your furnace is having trouble providing enough heat for your home, have a look at some of the possible reasons why below.

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Is it Worth Installing a Tankless Water Heater?

November 21st, 2017

tankless-water-heaterWhen you think of a water heater, the image that forms in your mind is probably one of a tank water heater. You know the one. Large storage tank over a burner assembly tucked away in the corner of a basement or closet. While tank water heaters remain popular throughout the country, they’re not the only option available for homeowners looking for a new system. If you’re in the market for a new water heater, have a look at what a tankless water heater could offer.

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