Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for June, 2017

How to Set Your Thermostat for Summer

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

adjusting-thermostatThe Central Valley is already experiencing days with highs in the 90s, and summer hasn’t even officially started. Now is when you’ll get the most use from your air conditioning system. If you’ve taken good care of it and kept up with regular maintenance (it’s not too late to schedule it!), the air conditioning system in your house has the best chance of making it through the hot weather with few problems.

But you might be forcing your air conditioning system in Clovis, CA to do more work than necessary because of the way you set the thermostat. If you fiddle with the thermostat settings throughout the day, you’re almost certainly wasting energy and not receiving ideal comfort levels. Here’s our guide to setting your thermostat for energy-saving HVAC performance this summer.

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My AC Is Tripping the Circuit Breaker! What’s Wrong?

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

During the winter, we looked at how a tripped circuit breaker can occur with a furnace. It can happen with your air conditioning system as well—it definitely has to work hard during our hot summers here in the Central Valley! An air conditioning system is a powerful appliance that draws on large amounts of electricity, which makes it possible for it to demand too much and cause a breaker to trip to protect the circuit. When that happens, the air conditioning system won’t run.

We advise people to always check their breakers when their AC suddenly shuts down. If you run into this situation, but the air conditioner continues to cause the circuit to trip, you have a more serious issue that will require professional air conditioning repair in Oakhurst, CA or elsewhere in the Central Valley.

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