Air Conditioning Articles

Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner

June 14, 2024
Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner. HVAC unit.

You decided to part ways with your old air conditioning (AC) system. It is not always an easy decision to make.

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5 Common AC Problems

May 30, 2024
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When your air conditioner (AC) is running at peak efficiency, you win.

Not only will your electric bills in California be cheaper––your AC system will last longer. Plus, your equipment will be operating at its best, so you will experience maximum comfort.

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AC Maintenance Checklist

April 23, 2024
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Can you imagine a scorching hot day here in Crescent City. without air conditioning? During those dog days of summer, your air conditioning system can be your very best friend.

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Air Conditioning Noise Concerns

August 31, 2023
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Very few central air conditioners (AC) are whisper-silent. A certain amount of noise coming from your ductwork is not uncommon.

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When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner?

July 31, 2023
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Sometimes, life moves incredibly fast. You could have sworn you just bought your air conditioner. But lately, it doesn’t seem to be working so well. You check the box and are shocked to find out you’ve had it for a decade. Where did the time go?

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Consider a Ductless AC System

June 30, 2023
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Our team at Frank’s and Orca Heating & Refrigeration wants you to be well-informed about your options, and those options include ductless air conditioning systems that can function as an air conditioner only or a heat source as well.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

June 19, 2023
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At Frank’s and Orca Heating & Refrigeration, we understand that depending on your air conditioner to run efficiently is crucial to helping you get the good night’s sleep you deserve.

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Controlling Humidity in Your Home

May 19, 2023
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At the height of summer, the weather can get quite sticky here in California.

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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New AC

April 19, 2023
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Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC). Repairs are easier on the pocketbook in the short run, but too many of them can add up.  Deciding on the ideal time to replace your air conditioning system in Crescent City can be…

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Common AC Problems and Solutions

July 8, 2022
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When the weather gets really hot in Harbor, the last thing you want is a broken air conditioner. Many common problems with air conditioning systems can arise. Our team at Frank’s and Orca Heating & Refrigeration wants you to be aware, prepared, and ready to solve these air conditioning issues so you and your family can stay cool this summer.

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How to Properly Size an AC System

June 14, 2022
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In the heat of the summer, it’s easy to assume that bigger is better when it comes to air conditioning (AC) systems. Obviously, if you have an air conditioner that’s too small in your Harbor home, you will not be able to keep your temperatures consistently low even if the unit is running constantly. 

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What Maintenance Is Needed for a Ductless System?

May 13, 2022
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A ductless heating and cooling system, or a mini split, is a splendid choice for your Harbor home and a worthwhile investment. It offers many benefits, and you can enjoy them all for years to come if you maintain the system on a consistent basis. 

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

April 15, 2022
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If your air conditioner stops blowing cool air or stops all together, check to see if your indoor unit is frozen. What exactly will that look like?

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Consider a Ductless AC System

July 15, 2021
Ductless AC in Living Room

We want you to be well-informed about your HVAC options, which includes ductless AC systems that can both cool and heat your home.

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Does an AC Help With Allergies?

June 14, 2021
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Does an air conditioner (AC) help with allergies? In one word, yes. Actually two words, yes if. If you properly maintain the air conditioner.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

May 28, 2021
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Here are three health benefits you can experience from using your home’s air conditioner at night.

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

May 14, 2021
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Take some of the following ideas from our professionals to heart and make some money-saving resolutions this Spring.

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How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your AC

August 27, 2020
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Environmental issues play a significant part in your AC’s performance and potential issues. Our team wants you to know these issues.

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

May 29, 2020
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Would you like to know more about your air conditioner? Our team wants you to know more about your AC unit and how to keep it running.

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