Don’t Be Tricked by These Home Cooling Myths

July 14, 2015

Home cooling myths can cause higher energy bills and stress your A/C system. If you want to save energy while staying as comfortable as you possibly can in your central Arizona home this summer, get the facts about common home cooling myths, as well as info about efficiency, A/C upgrades and tips for operating your A/C correctly. The Bigger the A/C, the Better When it’s time for you to upgrade your air conditioner, make sure it’s properly sized using HVAC industry best practices. Oversized air conditioners don’t reach peak efficiency, while new A/Cs deliver

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Learn the Great Benefits of Variable-Speed Air Handlers

July 7, 2015

One of the best pieces of energy-saving equipment you can choose for your next air conditioning system is a variable-speed air handler. It employs technology that varies speed based on the heating and cooling requirements of your home. It operates almost continuously, offering homeowners several benefits. Lower Operating Costs Variable-speed handlers often operate at low speeds and reduce energy consumption. They can reduce your electricity bill by up to 40 percent. Quieter Operation Air handlers are usually loudest when running at high speeds and when turning on and

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7 Essential Elements for Air Conditioner Operation

May 21, 2015

7 Essential Elements for Air Conditioner Operation Air conditioning systems are vital appliances in any central Arizona home. AC systems use the same principles as a home refrigerator. An air conditioner pulls heat out from indoor air and releases the collected heat outside your home. All of the many parts and processes must all work together smoothly to achieve maximum efficiency. We’re going to break down the 7 main components of an air conditioning system, explain what they do, and show how they are important. Key Components of an Efficient A/C

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Tips for Fixing Common Condensate Drain Problems in Central A/Cs

April 21, 2015

Did you know that your central A/C unit can extract up to 25 gallons of moisture a day from your home? All that water is usually deposited into a condensate pan where it flows outside your home or into the household drain system. If there are condensate drain problems, it could spell trouble for your air conditioning system. Common Problems Caused by Malfunctioning Condensate Drains Condensate tray iced over. This is more likely a problem with the airflow over the evaporator coils. If the system air does not flow fast enough over

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You Need to Avoid Doing These Things to Your A/C

April 11, 2015

The air conditioner is one of the most expensive and essential pieces of equipment in your home. Although cooling equipment is built durably to give you 15 or more years of cooling comfort, your actions can undermine its ability to work efficiently or even shorten its life span. Here are three things to avoid doing to your A/C. Adding to the Equipment’s Workload In Arizona’s climate, an air conditioner works extra hard through a prolonged cooling season with extremely hot temperatures. If you’re not taking appropriate measures to lessen its workload, it can break

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Ductless Mini Split Systems Could Be a Good Addition to Your Home

June 5, 2014

A growing number of homeowners are singing the praises of ductless mini-split systems for a plethora of good reasons, such as energy-efficient cooling and heating, practical installation options and whisper-quiet operation. Read on to see how a ductless mini-split could be a nice addition to your home’s new addition. Ductless Mini-Split Systems Ductless mini-split systems are air-source A/Cs and heat pumps, and use the same refrigeration principles for cooling and heating as your larger central system. Ductless systems, however, are designed with compact components to deliver point-of-use cooling and heating, and here’s how:

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How To Prepare An Outdoor Air Conditioner for Winter

October 30, 2013

Wolff Mechanical not only helps with Scottsdale air conditioning services, but also is also available to help with heaters and water heaters. Winter is starting to enter the desert and you need to protect your air conditioning unit during the winter months. Last winter Phoenix saw snow in low levels and cold temperatures that can cause damage to outdoor units. Today we would like to share a few tips to help protect your outdoor air conditioning system during the winter months. Wolff Mechanical Five Tips For Winter Air Conditioning Protection Turn off the power

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Desert Heat Tips

March 27, 2013

With summer just around the corner in Arizona, the time must come for air conditioning season. If you do not have an air conditioning unit already installed in your home, now is the time and Wolff Mechanical Inc. is available to help you install one before the extreme heat of the desert hits your home. Before you install your air conditioning unit, or if we already installed one for you in the past, here are some great tips to prepare you and your home from the extreme temperatures of Scottsdale. These tips will also help with energy-saving for electric bills

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Be Prepared For Power Outages This Year

January 31, 2012

The power supply in the Phoenix area is relatively stable, with few power outages each year. However, strong winter storms, summer thunderstorms and equipment failure can knock out the power for hours. Even though the area seldom experiences freezing temperatures, it helps to be prepared for any outage that occurs during the winter. Some of these tips apply all year long, as well, to keep yourself comfortable without the electricity. Have enough fresh batteries around the house for flashlights, a portable radio and/or a television set. It’s important to stay in touch with announcements about

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Dry Home? Is A Whole-House Humidifier Or Portable Unit For You?

January 27, 2012

To combat the negative effects of dry air, especially in extremely dry areas like the Phoenix Valley, a whole-house humidifier is critical. Portable units are also an option, and while both devices have their advantages and disadvantages, it’s important to evaluate each system to select the right one for your home and needs. Ease of use Whole-house humidifiers, once installed, will operate efficiently and easily, without requiring attention from you. Portable units, however, require daily attention, because the water tank has to be full in order for it to function. Capacity

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