1 08, 2021

Air Conditioners Can Cause a Sore Throat

By |2021-07-22T10:32:51-07:00August 1st, 2021|Air Conditioning|

Do you ever get a scratchy throat during the summer? For most, they can blame seasonal allergies, but in some cases, an air conditioner can cause a sore throat. At ASI, we see this when San Diego homeowners have skipped an HVAC tune-up or two. There are more than a few ways air conditioners [...]

1 08, 2021

Can I DIY HVAC Repairs? You Probably Shouldn’t…

By |2021-07-30T14:10:20-07:00August 1st, 2021|Air Conditioning|

We hear people all the time asking if they can perform DIY HVAC repairs. Here’s the thing, just because you can doesn’t mean you should. While there might be a how-to video out there for almost anything, that won’t replace the years of experience, expert training, and top of the line tools a professional HVAC [...]

2 07, 2021

How do Radiant Barrier Work?

By |2021-07-02T11:36:18-07:00July 2nd, 2021|Air Conditioning|

Something we love about San Diego is how the sun is almost always shining. Something we don’t like about San Diego is how hot it can be from all that sun. As more homeowners turn towards energy efficient solutions for home cooling, we’re starting to see an uptick in people asking about radiant barrier. For [...]

10 06, 2021

What is a Condensate Drain Pan?

By |2021-06-10T12:43:31-07:00June 10th, 2021|Air Conditioning|

When we say condensate drain pan, most homeowners have no idea what we’re talking about. That’s because this little part plays a big role in the overall health and safety of your HVAC system. Without the condensate drain pan, you could be looking at a lot of water damage to your home and HVAC system, [...]

10 06, 2021

What Parts are in an Air Conditioner?

By |2021-06-16T09:01:28-07:00June 10th, 2021|Air Conditioning|

  There’s nothing like a San Diego summer. We love the warm nights, but the days, not so much. That’s why we are incredibly grateful for the invention of the central air conditioner. Unfortunately, it’s a little too easy to take this technology for granted. For many, the AC is just the metal box that [...]

12 05, 2021

Why Does BTU Matter for AC?

By |2021-05-12T16:23:00-07:00May 12th, 2021|Air Conditioning|

Numbers and ratings are important. We want to know how much something costs, if it has a good review, or if it’s effective. This is especially true when it comes to your air conditioner. There are so many numbers that matter. Between EER, SEER, and BTU, it can be a little overwhelming. The most important [...]

12 05, 2021

Is There a Perfect AC Thermostat Setting for Summer?

By |2021-05-12T16:16:59-07:00May 12th, 2021|Air Conditioning|

There are a few things that are stereotypically summer, the 4th of July, backyard cookouts, and unusually high utility bills. One of the questions we get the most is how can I lower my utility bills? Fortunately, there’s more than a few things you can do. One of the easiest and most effective ones is [...]

11 05, 2021

How to Stop Bugs from Coming Through Vents

By |2021-05-12T16:07:03-07:00May 11th, 2021|Air Conditioning|

We all love a cool home during a hot San Diego Summer. Unfortunately, so do bugs and other pests. A majority of the time, bugs are nothing to worry about. Most homes stay nice and insulated away from the creepy crawlies. However, there are times when bugs can get in through your HVAC system. [...]

14 04, 2021

5 Signs It’s Time for an AC Tune-Up

By |2021-06-11T16:35:03-07:00April 14th, 2021|Air Conditioning|

Summer in San Diego is truly special. Between the sun, surf, and amazing hiking spots, we’ve got it all. At ASI, we’re already dreaming of warm summer nights on the beach. But we’re also dreaming of how nice it feels to come home to a home with central AC. We understand some people want to [...]

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