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The furnace—a household necessity and a pain in the wallet. When the furnace stops working, things get expensive. Between repairs and parts, the question eventually arises, “should we repair or replace?” Every furnace has a shelf life. Even the best-maintained models only last between 15 and 20 years. When determining whether it’s worth your while …

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The air in your home is full of microorganisms you may not even realize exist. On top of these organisms, we also deal with dust, pollen, pet dander, fungal spores, and a variety of other floating debris. At Ideal Air Conditioning and Insulation, we take air quality seriously. It’s important to us that our community …

Are Dirty or Clogged Filters Making You Secretly Sick? Read More »

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Home heating is an essential part of your property. It controls the temperature in your home, as well as the airflow and ventilation. As a leading HVAC company in Phoenix, Ideal Air Conditioning and Insulation often receives questions about home heating inspections. Do you really need a home heating inspection? Absolutely. It’s a good investment …

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Fall is quickly approaching, and with it comes a myriad of household checks and maintenance. HVAC systems are built to last, but they need a little help along the way to perform at their best. Here in Phoenix, we all know fall means cooler nights and shorter days, which leads to a change in thermostats. …

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As energy efficiency becomes more and more prevalent in society, you may notice the abbreviation SEER. This stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and relates to your HVAC system and a rating which expresses the cooling efficiency of your AC and heat pump in a typical season. At Ideal Air Conditioning and Insulation, we work …

What Does a SEER Rating Mean? Read More »

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Your HVAC system is designed to keep you comfortable all year round, but that doesn’t mean it’s always going to work exactly the way you need. When you have issues with your HVAC system, it’s important to call in a professional to get the help you need. Let’s review the most common reasons for HVAC …

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You rely on heating, ventilation, and cooling to keep your indoor space comfortable all year round. But heating and cooling can be expensive. Your HVAC system accounts for about 40% of your utility bill, but there are steps you can take to lower the energy costs of your HVAC system significantly. From routine maintenance to …

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Refrigerants have two copper lines that connect the indoor evaporator coil and the outdoor heat pump. The suction line is the larger tube that has insulation. It carries cool gas under low pressure from the indoor evaporator to the outdoor compressor. The suction line is also called the return or the vapor line. The other …

What Causes the Suction Line to Freeze Up? Read More »

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When you’re AC system isn’t working at full capacity, there are many potential culprits that could be causing the problems. Two possible suspects are the evaporator coil and condenser coils. Most homeowners in Phoenix, AZ aren’t sure which coil is which or what they do, but we’ve created an in-depth guide to help you tell …

What’s the Difference Between Evaporator and Condenser Coils? Read More »

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As a homeowner, you should become more familiar with the various systems of your home. When you understand how things work, you also start to understand the importance of proper care and maintenance of those components. One of the most important systems in your home is your HVAC system. Your air conditioner requires special attention …

How Does an Air Conditioner Work? Read More »

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