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            <title>Top 10 Heat Pump Brands Best Heat Pump</title>
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            <pubDate>Thu, 7 Jun 2018 00:10:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
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            <description><![CDATA[So, you're wondering, what are the top 10 heat pump brands?  People often ask us questions about various brands, so today we'll discuss some of the best heat pump brands for you and your family.  Those that have read our articles before know that we started as a small, U.S. Veteran owned and operated HVAC business, and built our reputation of giving honest, straight answers (sometimes to their dismay); this will be no different.  Just remember that more important than researching the top heat pump brands, is to do some research on the contractor you get to install your new heat pump, as this will have a much bigger impact on the price to install, and the overall longevity of your unit. In this article, we will discuss the means we used to rank the best heat pump brands, some tips for your upcoming project, and finally, our list of the top 10 heat pump brands to consider for your upcoming installation. ]]></description>
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            <title>Air Conditioner Won't Turn On - 5 Troubleshooting Steps for a Broken AC</title>
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            <pubDate>Fri, 1 Jun 2018 04:52:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
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            <description><![CDATA[If your air conditioner won't turn on, it can be frustrating...to say the least.  Those of you who have read our articles, know that we started as a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company that built our reputation on giving honest, straight answers...our articles are no different.  If your air conditioner won't turn on, it's important to troubleshoot a few key things before you call in an HVAC technician, as this can save you time and - more importantly - money.  There are some serious problems that can cause these issues, but typically, when your AC won't turn on, you have about a 70% chance of solving the issue yourself.  In this article, we will discuss some common issues that can keep your AC from turning on, how to reset your air conditioning unit, and hopefully, learn a few key steps to take if your AC isn't working.]]></description>
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            <title>At What Temperature is a Heat Pump Not Effective? Heat Pump Temperature Ranges</title>
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            <pubDate>Sun, 13 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
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            <description><![CDATA[People often ask questions about heat pumps, and one of the most common questions is, at what temperature is a heat pump not effective?  Some of you may know that heat pumps only work within a certain temperature range, which is why they are so popular in the southern states.  If you are impatient, I won't make you wait; heat pumps don't work well below 25-30 degrees Fahrenheit.  But what you might not know is that the heat pump temperature range is broader than most people think, and with the addition of supplemental heating it can work even in the chilliest of temperatures.  Those of you who have read our articles know that we started as a small, U.S. Veteran owned and operated company that built our reputation on giving honest, straight answers; this will be no different.  Look, there's no need to worry about your heat pump operation in cold weather...in this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about heat pump temperature ranges, including at what temperature a heat pump is not effective, what a heat pump is, and some other options you have to keep your heat pump sizzling in the winter.]]></description>
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            <title>What is a Heat Pump? The Heat Pump Crash Course from ASM-air</title>
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            <pubDate>Sun, 13 May 2018 04:13:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
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            <description><![CDATA[What is a heat pump?  We are asked a lot of questions on the job, and it wasn't uncommon to get this question, even from people who owned a heat pump!  In its simplest form, a heat pump uses outside air to warm your house in the winter, and cool it in the summer.  So, what's the catch?  We'll get there...but for those of you who haven't read our articles, we started as a small U.S. Veteran owned and operated heating and air conditioning company, and built our reputation on giving honest, straight answers.  This article will be no different.  To answer the question, what's a heat pump, we must first know how a heat pump works.  Then, we'll discuss some of the pros and cons of a heat pump, and finally, we'll take a look at how to know if a heat pump is right for your home.]]></description>
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            <title>Heat Pump Installation Cost 2019 - What's a Fair Price?</title>
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            <pubDate>Fri, 11 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
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            <description><![CDATA[People often ask us about heat pumps, usually something along the lines of “what the hell is a heat pump, and what does a heat pump installation cost?” The short answer is that a heat pump is an air conditioner that can run in reverse in order to heat your home as well as cool it. As for heat pump installation prices…I’ll defer to my favorite answer: it depends. But since “it depends” never seems to work for my daughter - or for our readers - today I will do my best to breakdown what it costs to install a heat pump, some basic features, as well as the pros and cons of owning a heat pump. Those who have read our articles know that we started out as a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company, and built our reputation on giving straight answers…this article will be no different. We have no horse in this race, so in this article we’ll give you the 101 crash course on heat pumps, their pros and cons, and finally, we’ll break down heat pump installation costs.]]></description>
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            <title>HVAC Installation Time - How Long Does it Take to Install a New AC System?</title>
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            <pubDate>Sun, 6 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
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            <description><![CDATA[People often ask us questions about their upcoming heating and air conditioning installation, and one of the more common questions asked is "How long does it take to install a new HVAC system?" As per usual, the answer is "it depends." But, since none of you are willing to accept that as an answer - sigh - I'll do my best to explain the various factors affecting furnace and AC installation times. Those of you who have read our articles know that we are a U.S. Veteran-Owned and operated company that built its reputation on giving honest, straight answers...this article will be no different. There are several factors that affect HVAC installation time (HVAC = Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning), such as the size of your house, the type of furnace or air conditioner being installed, ahem...how many stupid questions you ask...(joking), and other factors, such as ductwork replacement times and various other requirements. In this article, we will take a look at a few of the more common factors affecting how long it will take to install your new air conditioner, as well as some of the most common HVAC installation times.]]></description>
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            <title>Goodman Heat Pump Review - Is There Hidden Value in Goodman?</title>
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            <pubDate>Thu, 6 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
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            <description><![CDATA[People have been bugging us for some time about a Goodman heat pump review, so without further adieu, we aim to please.  Goodman heat pumps have a decent reputation in the industry, but are often seen as having less value than larger brands like Carrier and Lennox.  This article will change that perception.  Those who have read our articles know that we are a U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company which has built a reputation for giving honest, straight answers.  To be clear, we are not partial to Goodman heat pumps (or any other brand, for that matter).  We instead offer all major brands, allowing us to provide our clients with the best match for their individual needs.  We will start our Goodman heat pump review by explaining exactly what a heat pump is, then we’ll look at some features and specifications from the Goodman product lineup (including some prices), and finally, we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of owning a heat pump, giving you the information you need to make the best decision on your project.]]></description>
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            <title>Weil-McLain Boiler Review - Has Weil-McLain Lost Its Grasp on the Gas Boiler Industry?</title>
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            <pubDate>Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
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            <description><![CDATA[Weil-McLain boilers have had a key roll in the boiler and indirect fired water heater industry since its inception in 1881.  People often write us to ask questions about their boilers and other products, so today we will take a more in-depth look at this company in our Weil-McLain boiler review.  Those who have read our articles before know that we are a U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company that has built a reputation for giving honest, frank answers to peoples’ HVAC questions; this article will be no different.  In this article, we will discuss a few different topics, including the history of Weil-McLain boilers, and how a boiler works.  We’ll then take a more focused look through a Weil-McLain boiler review of features, cost, and other important information you need to make the right decision.]]></description>
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            <title>Central Air Conditioner vs Window Unit - Which AC is Best?</title>
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            <pubDate>Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
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            <description><![CDATA[We base most of our posts on the questions we are asked most often on the job.  We are frequently asked questions about comparing central air conditioner vs window units.  However, it is important to note that, in most cases, it isn’t a choice.  A central air conditioner requires a tremendous amount of space to be installed and operate properly.  As such, if you live in that 8-story apartment building in Queens (that was built 30 years before the advent of air conditioning), you might just need a window unit.  Those who have read our articles before know that we are a U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company based in southern California, and have built our reputation on giving honest, straight answers to peoples’ HVAC questions.  Our central air conditioner vs window unit buying guide will be no different.  In this article, we’ll describe to you the advantages and disadvantages of each, when to choose a central air conditioner vs a window unit, and finally, we’ll tackle the basic price points for each.]]></description>
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            <title>Furnace & Air Conditioner Combo Cost | How to Get a Fair Price</title>
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            <pubDate>Wed, 31 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
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            <description><![CDATA[Most of our article topics come from questions that we are asked by customers in the field, and there are few questions that get asked more often than those about a fair furnace and air conditioner combo cost.  Those of you who have read our articles know that we are a U.S. Veteran-Owned and operated heating and air conditioning installation, repair, and consultation company that has built our reputation on giving honest, straight answers; today will be no different.  The combination cost of a new furnace and air conditioner can vary greatly depending on the brand and model chosen, as well as a few other factors.  As such, today we will discuss a couple factors that affect your furnace and air conditioner combo cost, then we’ll take a look at some of the more common prices for a furnace and air conditioner combination, and finally, we’ll show you an online program that can help you get the best price on your new installation.]]></description>
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            <title>3 Reasons NOT to Use an Online HVAC Installation Price Calculator</title>
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            <pubDate>Wed, 31 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
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            <description><![CDATA[Those of you that have read our articles know that we are a U.S. Veteran-Owned, commercial and residential HVAC company with service locations throughout Southern California.  We are often asked questions about our online HVAC installation price calculator – The HVAC Design & Consultation Program – so with sarcasm and marginal wit as our guides, we’ll take a look at three reasons you shouldn’t use it.  For those of you who have been in the business world, you know that customers know everything, and without a doubt, have a 100% success rate of making accurate, well-informed decisions.  They never call up a contractor at 2am, asking for emergency service on their furnace, or ask the same question three times in a row.  As such, today I will delve into the deeper depths of my sarcasm, and dig-up three reasons why you shouldn’t use our online installation price calculator before dealing with local contractors (for those who are unfamiliar with, or detest sarcasm…this article is not for you).]]></description>
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            <title>Central Air Installation Cost Calculator | Get the Facts Before You Buy</title>
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            <pubDate>Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
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            <description><![CDATA[We have finally released our central air installation cost calculator – The HVAC Design & Consultation Program – to you, the public at large.  Those of you who have read our articles, know that we are a U.S. Veteran-Owned and operated heating and air conditioning consultation and installation company located in Southern California, and have built our reputation on giving honest, straight answers to peoples’ HVAC questions.  But, we can’t be there 24-7 to help, so we spent over a year working with some of the best computer programmers in the industry to create a central air installation cost calculator with some real umph!I will tell you that we may have built our reputation on writing about heating and air conditioning consultation subjects, like how not to get ripped off, and how to troubleshoot common AC problems, but this is the first time that we’ve written an article about something we provide to some of the biggest companies in the country on a daily basis: consultation services.  This article explains a revolutionary online consultation product that we created just for you, the consumer.  You see, we are flown all over the country to consult with companies on their commercial and industrial HVAC projects.  As such, we created this to be more than just your average, run-of-the-mill central air installation cost calculator; it calculates everything you need to know in order to save money on your new heating and air conditioning project, avoid the tricks and traps of predatory contractors, and accept or reject bids with confidence.]]></description>
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            <title>Trane vs Carrier Air Conditioner Review | The Definitive AC Review</title>
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            <pubDate>Sat, 1 Apr 2017 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
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            <description><![CDATA[People often ask us, “which is the best AC brand?”  Well, that’s kind of like asking, “which is the best car?”  When it comes to AC brands, Trane and Carrier air conditioners are two of the most widely recognized brand names in the HVAC industry.  As such, today we’ll give you our unbiased, Trane vs Carrier air conditioner review.  Those of you who have read our articles before, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company located in Southern California, and have built a reputation for giving honest, straight answers.  This will be no different.  When comparing two brands like Carrier and Trane air conditioners, it is important to note that we are not official representatives or distributors of either brand, so you’ll be getting a fair, honest answer.  We instead opt to install all major AC brands, and are beholden to no one but our readers.  In this Trane vs Carrier AC review, we will discuss these two brands from four different aspects: company reputation, performance and features, reliability, and finally, cost.]]></description>
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            <title>Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner? The AC Replacement Guide</title>
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            <pubDate>Sat, 4 Mar 2017 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
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            <description><![CDATA[Figuring out whether you should repair or replace your air conditioner can be a difficult decision to make. But, you’d be surprised at how often we get called out for a second opinion, only to find that the old AC has plenty of life still in it and doesn’t need to be replaced, as other contractors have told them.  As such, we’ve written this guide on when to replace an air conditioner, and when to invest money into repairing it.  Those of you who have read our articles before know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company based in Southern California, and have built our reputation on giving honest, straight answers to peoples’ AC questions; this will be no different.  So, let’s take a look at when to repair or replace your air conditioner, starting with discussion on when to replace it.]]></description>
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            <title>Replace Your Furnace and Air Conditioner at the Same Time? The Truth About Replacing Furnaces</title>
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            <pubDate>Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
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            <description><![CDATA[People often ask us, should you replace your furnace and air conditioner at the same time?  Yet, they are surprised when we answer: “Not necessarily; it depends.”  Replacing your furnace and air conditioner at the same time can have several advantages, but don’t buy into all that hype from your local HVAC salesman…it’s not always a good idea to replace both.  Remember, their job is to sell you furnaces and air conditioners, not to set you up financially.  Those of you who have read our articles, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company located in California, and have built our reputation on giving people honest, straight answers; this will be no different.  In this article, we’ll address when to replace your furnace and air conditioner at the same time, some disadvantages to doing so (i.e. wasted money), and when to do each.]]></description>
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            <title>Trane vs American Standard Air Conditioner Review | Which is Best?</title>
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            <pubDate>Thu, 9 Feb 2017 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
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            <description><![CDATA[People spend a lot of time worrying about brands, and we get asked a lot about Trane vs American Standard air conditioners.  Although we are licensed to install all major brands for our clients, including Trane and American Standard, it is important to point out that we are not beholden to any of them.  Simply put, this will be an unbiased review.  Those of you who know us, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company located in California, and have built our reputation on giving people honest, straight answers to their questions – this will be no different.  In today’s American Standard vs Trane air conditioner review, we will examine these two companies from a few different aspects, including: company reputation, performance and features, reliability, and finally, cost.]]></description>
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            <title>Carrier vs Lennox Air Conditioner Review | Which AC Brand is Best?</title>
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            <pubDate>Tue, 7 Feb 2017 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
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            <description><![CDATA[So, straight to the point…who makes a better air conditioner, Carrier or Lennox?  Which air conditioning brand to choose is a hotly debated topic in the HVAC industry, and no question gets asked more often than “what’s the best AC brand?”  Per your request, today we will discuss two of the biggest AC brands in our Carrier vs Lennox air conditioner review.  Those of you who have read our articles, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company based in California, and have built our reputation on giving straight, honest answers to peoples’ HVAC questions; this will be no different.  I will also point out that we are not official Lennox or Carrier distributors, but do sell and repair both brands.  We instead opt to offer all major brands to our clients, allowing for a frank, unbiased opinion of each.  In this Lennox vs Carrier air conditioner review, we will examine the two AC brands from four different aspects: efficiency, performance and features, repairs and reliability, and finally, cost.]]></description>
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            <title>Buying a New Air Conditioner - 4 Tips From the Professionals at ASM</title>
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            <pubDate>Sat, 4 Feb 2017 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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            <description><![CDATA[Buying a new air conditioner can be a stressful experience.  After all, how the hell can you know if what the contractors are telling you is actually true?  To understand that question, we must remember that education is our friend.  As such, today’s article will address the fundamentals of buying a new AC unit for your home.  Those of you who have read our articles, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning business based in California.  We have built our reputation on giving our clients honest, straight answers to their HVAC questions; today will be no different.  In this article, we will discuss important things to consider when buying a new air conditioner, including: fair air conditioner prices, SEER values, picking an HVAC (heating, ventilation & air conditioning) contractor, sizing your new air conditioner, and other tips to keep in mind before purchasing your new AC system.]]></description>
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            <title>New Furnace Installation Cost | What's a Fair Price?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/new-furnace-installation-cost-what-s-a-fair-price/</link>
            <pubDate>Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Heating]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[We are asked a multitude of furnace questions, and those about new furnace installation costs are high on the list this time of year.  After all, what is a fair price for a new furnace?  As with most things…it depends. But, as I peruse through some of the other websites which have answered this question, I felt it important for us to weigh-in.  No, it doesn’t cost us $2,250 for a new furnace as a contractor (as some of these sites have mentioned), and it will probably blow your mind just how inexpensive some of this furnace equipment actually is.  But, as with most things, the cost of a new furnace is mostly in the brand chosen, labor, and your location.  Those of you who have read some of our articles, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company in California, and have built our reputation on giving honest, straight answers – this article will be no different.  In this article we will discuss new furnace installation costs, including: typical furnace components, furnace brands, and the features you need (and don’t need) to keep your family toasty this winter.]]></description>
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            <title>Top 10 Furnace Brands of 2019 - What is the Best Furnace Brand?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/top-10-furnace-brands-of-2019-what-is-the-best-furnace-brand/</link>
            <pubDate>Sun, 1 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Heating]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[People often ask us, what is the best furnace brand?  Just as with air conditioners, I tell them that they should spend more time worrying about which contractor they choose to install it, than they should about the top furnace brand.  But, this advice is usually ignored, so today we will discuss the top 10 furnace brands of 2019.  Those of you who have read our articles, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned and operated HVAC business located in Southern California, and we have built our reputation in the industry by giving honest, straight answers to our customers – today will be no different.  First, we will discuss the methods we used to determine which furnace brand provides the most value to our customers. We will then discuss whether it’s necessary to buy a new furnace yet by looking at some common troubleshooting methods.  We’ll look at some of the basic features offered by the top ten furnace brands today, and finally, we’ll take a look at our list of the top 10 furnace brands of 2018.  For those who just want to look up the actual contractor prices for specific brands and models of equipment, here’s a random video of a guy who needs a furnace more than you do, so stop whining:]]></description>
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            <title>Top 10 Air Conditioner Brands of 2019 - What is the Best Air Conditioner Brand?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/top-10-air-conditioner-brands-of-2019-what-is-the-best-air-conditioner-brand/</link>
            <pubDate>Sun, 1 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[What are the top 10 air conditioner brands of 2019? If you’ve read some of our articles then you know that All Systems Mechanical is a U.S. Veteran-Owned, commercial and residential HVAC company with service locations throughout Southern California. We pride ourselves on giving straight, honest answers; this will be no different. Whether it’s a list of the top 10 air conditioner brands, or how to fix your furnace, most of our blog entries come from two areas: first, how to troubleshoot common air conditioner problems, and second, the most common questions we get asked by customers while on the job. No question gets asked more often than, “what is the best air conditioner brand?”The answer, however, is not so simple. Are we talking about the best air conditioner brand for your money, or is money no object to you? In that sense, a better question would be, what are the top 10 air conditioner brands of 2019?  Although some of our clients are millionaires, most are not. So, in this article we will discuss our list of the top 10 air conditioner brands from the viewpoint of which brand provides the best value to our customers, and help you figure out which HVAC unit is best for you and your family. ]]></description>
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            <title>Furnace Keeps Turning On and Off Repeatedly? The Guide to Troubleshooting a Short-Cycling Furnace.</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/furnace-keeps-turning-on-and-off-repeatedly-the-guide-to-troubleshooting-a-short-cycling-furnace/</link>
            <pubDate>Tue, 8 Nov 2016 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Heating]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[If your furnace keeps turning on and off repeatedly, it can be stressful at best, and cold or downright uncomfortable at worst.  First, it is important to realize that a furnace which is “short-cycling,” as we call it in the business, probably means that its safety features are working properly, so breathe a sigh of relief.  In fact, in all likelihood, that’s why the furnace keeps turning on and off – it turns on normally, then for some reason, it thinks that an unsafe condition exists, and turns itself off again as a safety precaution.  But let’s not wait for those safety features to fail too…you definitely want to find the source of the problem.  Those of you who have read our articles, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company in California, and pride ourselves on giving straight, honest answers; we are straight-shooters, and this will be no different.  Today, we will discuss the most common causes of a furnace turning on and off frequently, and some easy, do-it-yourself troubleshooting steps that you can take to get your furnace up and running properly again.]]></description>
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            <title>Air Conditioner Maintenance Plan - ASM's DIY Maintenance Guide</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/air-conditioner-maintenance-plan-asm-s-diy-maintenance-guide/</link>
            <pubDate>Sun, 6 Nov 2016 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[We’ve been getting a lot of emails lately about a do-it-yourself air conditioner maintenance plan, so, per your request, here’s the plan.  To be honest, I can’t help but roll my eyes each spring and fall when I hear the HVAC contractors on the radio toting, “air conditioner tune-up – just $99!”  I’ll be frank (a shocker, I know), you really don’t need to pay for an air conditioner maintenance plan, or an “AC tune-up;” it’s all Snake Oil. All modern air conditioners are manufactured as self-contained, weather resistant pieces of machinery. Everything that you’ll pay a professional HVAC technician for in order to maintain your air conditioner, is something that you can do yourself.  Those of you who know us, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company in Southern California, and have made our reputation by giving honest, straight answers.  In this article, we’ll take you through a do-it-yourself air conditioner maintenance plan, and help keep your AC running smoothly for years to come.]]></description>
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            <title>The Best Furnace Filter to Buy - The Definitive Furnace Filter Guide</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/the-best-furnace-filter-to-buy-the-definitive-furnace-filter-guide/</link>
            <pubDate>Sun, 6 Nov 2016 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Heating]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Figuring out the best furnace filter to buy can be difficult.  After all, the best filters can range widely in both price and features, but which of those features are important?  Well, as with most things in life, it depends…are you interested in the best furnace filter for allergies, or just for general use?  In this article, we’ll break it down.  Those of you who have read our articles, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned HVAC company located in California, and pride ourselves on giving our customers straight answers – this will be no different.  This guide to buying a new furnace filter will start by defining our terms, so we are all on the same page, then we’ll discuss the best furnace filters to buy for general use, and finally, we will address special needs such as furnace filters that can reduce allergies and asthma symptoms.]]></description>
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            <title>Rheem Furnace Prices - Is There Good Value in Rheem?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/rheem-furnace-prices-is-there-good-value-in-rheem/</link>
            <pubDate>Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Heating]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[People used to ask us all the time about furnace prices, so we started this series of articles.  Today, we will discuss Rheem furnace prices.  Those of you who have read our articles, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company located in Southern California, and have built our reputation by giving straight, honest answers – this article will be no different.  You might also know that we are no fan of Rheem air conditioners, but rest assured, that opinion extends to their AC technology only – Rheem furnaces are reliable and provide some decent value to our customers.  In this article, we will discuss Rheem as a company, then we will discuss the Rheem furnace price value index, we’ll take a look at some actual Rheem furnace prices, and then we’ll finish off with the average Rheem furnace cost of installation.]]></description>
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            <title>Goodman Furnace Prices - What's a Fair Price?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/goodman-furnace-prices-what-s-a-fair-price/</link>
            <pubDate>Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Heating]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[People often ask us about Goodman furnace prices, and I tell them to spend more time researching the contractors in their area, and not worry so much about brands.  They, of course, ignore me, so here we are – this series of articles, per your request, is dedicated to discussing fair furnace prices, and today’s article will tackle Goodman furnace prices.  Those of you who know us, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company located in Southern California, and have built our reputation on being honest, straight-shooters – our articles are no different.  In this article, we will discuss a little bit about Goodman furnaces, evaluate the Goodman furnace price value index, then we’ll take a look at some furnace prices for some of their more popular models, and finally, we’ll examine the average Goodman furnace cost of installation.]]></description>
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            <title>Bryant Furnace Prices - What is a Fair Price for a Bryant Furnace?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/bryant-furnace-prices-what-is-a-fair-price-for-a-bryant-furnace/</link>
            <pubDate>Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Heating]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[We are often asked about furnace prices.  So, we started this series of articles on the furnace prices of the major brands – today, we’ll discuss Bryant furnace prices.  Those of you who have read some of our articles, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company located in Southern California, and have built our reputation on giving honest, straight answers – this will be no different.  To be clear, we sell all major furnace brands, and have no loyalty to any one specific brand.  So, this will be a completely unbiased look at Bryant furnace prices.  In this article, we will discuss where Bryant furnaces broke out on our furnace price value index, the wholesale contractor prices on some of the more common Bryant furnaces, and finally, we’ll take a look at the average Bryant furnace cost of installation.]]></description>
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            <title>Trane Furnace Prices - Is There Value in Trane Furnaces?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/trane-furnace-prices-is-there-value-in-trane-furnaces/</link>
            <pubDate>Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Heating]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[We are often asked about furnace prices.  As such, we started this series of articles on furnace prices for all of the top brands, and today’s article will discuss Trane furnace prices.  Those of you who have read our articles, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company in Southern California, and we have built our reputation in giving straight, honest answers.  We are licensed to install all major furnace brands, and have no loyalty to any one; this will be completely unbiased.  In this article, we will discuss our Trane furnace price value index (how Trane furnace prices broke outing terms of value), we will discuss Trane furnace prices for some of the most common models, and finally, we’ll look at the Trane furnace cost of installation, and see if Trane is right for you and your project.]]></description>
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            <title>Carrier Furnace Prices - Are Carrier Furnaces Worth the High Price?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/carrier-furnace-prices-are-carrier-furnaces-worth-the-high-price/</link>
            <pubDate>Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Heating]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[We are often asked about furnace prices from people all over the country, so we started a series of pricing articles that details the furnace prices for all of the major brands.  In our third installment, we’ll be discussing Carrier furnace prices.  Those of you who have read our articles, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned HVAC company located in Southern California, and pride ourselves on giving straight, honest answers – this article will be no different.  It is important to note, that at All Systems Mechanical, we sell all major furnace brands, and have no loyalty to any one company.  As such, this article will be a completely unbiased look at Carrier furnace prices.  So, today we will discuss the subject in three different parts: first, we will discuss how Carrier broke out on our furnace price value index, then we will look at specific Carrier furnace prices for some of the more popular models, and finally, we will examine the average cost of a Carrier furnace installation.]]></description>
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            <title>Day and Night Furnace Prices - Is There Good Value in Day and Night Furnaces?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/day-and-night-furnace-prices-is-there-good-value-in-day-and-night-furnaces/</link>
            <pubDate>Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Heating]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[People often ask us about furnace prices, and I tell them that a good price depends on what exactly it is that you are getting for that price.  Today we will be discussing Day and Night furnace prices.  Those of you who have read our articles, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company located in Southern California, and have built our reputation on giving honest, straight answers to peoples’ questions – today will be no different.  There are several factors that affect Day and Night furnace prices, including your location, the AFUE rating of the furnace you are purchasing, average installation costs for your area, taxes (ahem…California), and a variety of other reasons.  In this article, we will examine Day and Night furnace prices using ASM’s own price-value index (i.e. examine what value is taken from the furnace prices – is it worth the money?), show you the furnace prices for some of the more common Day and Night furnace models, and finally, the average Day and Night furnace cost of installation.]]></description>
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            <title>Lennox Furnace Prices - What is a Fair Price?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/lennox-furnace-prices-what-is-a-fair-price/</link>
            <pubDate>Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Heating]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Lennox furnace prices can vary greatly, based on your location, the brand chosen, and a variety of other factors.  In fact, we get asked a lot about furnace prices, so we started this series of articles in which we will take an in-depth look at the factors that affect the cost of purchasing a new furnace.  Today we will discuss Lennox furnace prices.  Those of you who have read our articles, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company based in Southern California, and we have built our reputation on giving straight, honest answers to people’s questions.  So, what is a fair price for a Lennox furnace?  The real answer is, it depends – it depends on a lot, actually.  Today, we will discuss the Lennox furnace price value index (i.e. is it worth the money?), the actual prices of some popular Lennox furnaces, and the average Lennox furnace cost of installation.]]></description>
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            <title>How to Start an HVAC Business - Tips From an HVAC Contractor</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/how-to-start-an-hvac-business-tips-from-an-hvac-contractor/</link>
            <pubDate>Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[HVAC]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Figuring out how to start an HVAC business is one of the toughest things you’ll ever do in your career.  I know; I’ve done it.  But, if you are smart, and want to start reaping the rewards of all your hard work, it is something that you’ll need to do sooner or later.  But there’s more to it than you might think – you’re not slinging ductwork in an attic anymore, and starting an HVAC business is completely different from anything you’re used to.  This article will be different than most of ours, mainly in that All Systems Mechanical typically writes articles for consumers, not for our fellow HVAC brethren.  That being said, however, we’ve built our reputation in the HVAC industry as a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned company that was built on a foundation of honesty, no nonsense, and quality workmanship; you should do the same.  So, in this article, we will discuss how to start an HVAC business, some key things to consider before figuring out how to start an HVAC business in your area, and most importantly, how to divide your time properly to ensure that you’re not just starting an HVAC business…but you’re starting a successful HVAC business!]]></description>
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            <title>What is a Split Air Conditioner? Split vs Packaged AC Units</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/what-is-a-split-air-conditioner-split-vs-packaged-ac-units/</link>
            <pubDate>Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[We are often asked the question, what is a split air conditioner?  But the difference between a split air conditioner and a packaged AC unit is simpler than you might think.  It really comes down to a matter of how much space you have, and the general layout of your house.  A split air conditioner takes up more room than a packaged air conditioner, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that a packaged unit is better.  If you have read some of our articles before, then you know that All Systems Mechanical is a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company located in Southern California, and we pride ourselves on giving straight, honest answers to peoples’ questions.  This will be no different.  In this article, we’ll answer the question, “what is a split air conditioner?” We’ll start by discussing what a split air conditioner is, what a packaged air conditioner is, and then we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of each.]]></description>
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            <title>Ecobee Review - Is the New Ecobee 3 Smart WIFI Thermostat Worth the Money?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/ecobee-review-is-the-new-ecobee-3-smart-wifi-thermostat-worth-the-money/</link>
            <pubDate>Thu, 26 May 2016 15:44:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Consumer Review]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Today’s article will be the long-promised Ecobee Review, more specifically a review of the Ecobee 3, WiFi capable, smart thermostat.  Those of you who have read our articles regularly, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned air conditioning and heating company in Southern California, and hold no punches.  We have built our reputation on giving honest, straight answers to our clients’ questions.  So, with that in mind, I will give you my unbiased Ecobee Review – I don’t like it, and I can’t recommend it.  Of course, we install whatever our clients like, but not without giving them our opinions, and I have a few issues with the Ecobee that really need to be addressed before I can give them my full support.  There are several reasons for this.  So, in this review, we will examine the Ecobee 3 smart thermostat from several different aspects, including an Ecobee 3 review of features, a review of reliability, and finally, our list of Ecobee pros and cons, to help you make the best decision for you and your home.]]></description>
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            <title>Ecobee Review - Is the New Ecobee 3 Smart Thermostat Worth the Money?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/ecobee-review-is-the-new-ecobee-3-smart-thermostat-worth-the-money/</link>
            <pubDate>Thu, 26 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Consumer Review]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Today’s article will be the long-promised Ecobee Review, more specifically a review of the Ecobee 3, WiFi capable, smart thermostat.  Those of you who have read our articles regularly, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned air conditioning and heating company in Southern California, and hold no punches.  We have built our reputation on giving honest, straight answers to our clients’ questions.  So, with that in mind, I will give you my unbiased Ecobee Review – I don’t like it, and I can’t recommend it.  Of course, we install whatever our clients like, but not without giving them our opinions, and I have a few issues with the Ecobee that really need to be addressed before I can give them my full support.  There are several reasons for this.  So, in this review, we will examine the Ecobee 3 smart thermostat from several different aspects, including an Ecobee 3 review of features, a review of reliability, and finally, our list of Ecobee pros and cons, to help you make the best decision for you and your home.]]></description>
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            <title>What's a Good Seer Rating? The Truth About High SEER Air Conditioners.</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/what-s-a-good-seer-rating-the-truth-about-high-seer-air-conditioners/</link>
            <pubDate>Wed, 25 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[We are often asked, what is a good SEER rating?  But, there is more to a good SEER rating than than meets the eye.  Those of you who have read our articles before, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned air conditioning and heating company in Southern California, and have built our reputation on giving people honest answers to their questions, and straight evaluations of their air conditioners.  We typically base our posts on the questions we get asked most often by our customers, and figuring out the right SEER rating is up there in the ones we get asked most often.  Unfortunately, there are plenty of salesman out there who will tell you outlining claims, like a 21 SEER air conditioner will pay for itself.  Today we will figure out the right SEER value for you and your family by first explaining what SEER is, then we will address why a high SEER air conditioner might not be worth the extra money, examining the most common high SEER myths, and finally, we’ll discuss what a good SEER rating is for you and your home.]]></description>
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            <title>Nest vs Lyric Review - A Programmable Thermostat Comparison</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/nest-vs-lyric-review-a-programmable-thermostat-comparison/</link>
            <pubDate>Sun, 15 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[As technology becomes more and more user friendly, the HVAC industry is finally catching up by introducing the newest generation of programmable thermostats – the smart thermostat.  We have had a lot of questions lately about the Nest vs Lyric series of thermostats, both of which are leading the charge in the smart thermostat industry.  So, which is better, the Google Nest or Honeywell Lyric?  This will be our long-promised Nest vs Lyric review.  It is important for me to point out at this time that All Systems Mechanical is neither a Nest, nor a Lyric distributor; we install both, depending on customer preference.  Simply put, we have no particular loyalty to either brand.  Those of you who have read our articles know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning in Southern California, and have built our reputation on giving honest, straight answers.  We have noticed some pros and cons of the Nest vs Lyric debate, and today we will take a look at each.  This will be an objective consumer review of the Nest vs Lyric series of smart thermostats.  Today, we will address the Nest and Lyric thermostats individually, starting with their features, and then tackling the Nest vs Lyric review of three different aspects: functionality, cost and ease of installation.]]></description>
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            <title>Trane vs Lennox Air Conditioner Review - ASM Consumer Review</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/trane-vs-lennox-air-conditioner-review-asm-consumer-review/</link>
            <pubDate>Fri, 13 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[People spend a lot of time discussing which brand of air conditioner is the best, and since we base most of our posts on customer requests, today we will be discussing our Trane vs Lennox air conditioner review.  Those of you who have read our articles regularly, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned air conditioning company in Southern California, and have built our reputation on giving people straight, honest answers to their questions.  Our Trane vs Lennox review will be no different.  Disclaimer: before starting this review, it is important to note that we are licensed to install all major brands, including Carrier, Bryant, Trane and Lennox – simply put, we have no loyalties to any brand, and will only be giving our honest evaluation.  In fact, I’d be wary of hiring any company that only sells one brand – after all, what is their motivation to give you an honest answer?  Air conditioners are like cars; there are bad years and good years, so make sure you get a brand that works for your home and budgetary needs.  In today’s Trane vs Lennox air conditioner review, we will take a look at these two companies from four different aspects: consumer reputation, industry reputation, features and specifications, and finally, we’ll take a look at Trane vs Lennox warranties.]]></description>
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            <title>The Best Time to Buy an Air Conditioner</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/the-best-time-to-buy-an-air-conditioner/</link>
            <pubDate>Mon, 2 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[We base our posts on the questions our customers ask most often, and we are often asked about the best time to buy an air conditioner.  Those of you who have read our articles before, know that All Systems Mechanical is a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned air conditioning and heating company in Southern California, and we pride ourselves on giving people straight, honest answers to their questions.    Of course, the standard answer is that the winter is the best time to buy an air conditioner.  And while it is true that some companies offer large discounts in the winter to generate more business, typically this is not the case.  In this article, we will discuss the true best time to buy an air conditioner, how to choose the right company, and finally, I will teach you how to negotiate your price with an HVAC contractor, making any time, the best time to buy an air conditioner.]]></description>
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            <title>HVAC Installation Cost 2019 - What's a Fair Price for a New Heating and Air Conditioning Installation?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/hvac-installation-cost-2019-what-s-a-fair-price-for-a-new-heating-and-air-conditioning-installation/</link>
            <pubDate>Fri, 5 Feb 2016 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Front Line]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Those of you who read our posts regularly know that we built our reputation as a U.S. Veteran-Owned business that prides ourselves on giving people straight, honest answers to their questions...and there’s no question that makes people cringe more than asking, what does a new HVAC installation cost? Oddly enough, most contractors keep their air conditioning installation cost a closely guarded secret, as if the knowledge of how much it should cost will somehow change your decision when you have to buy a new AC. What I will tell you, is that the fair price of an HVAC installation will vary greatly based on the type of heating and air conditioning system installed, as well as the options needed or desired (Ductwork included? Zoning system?). In this article, we’ll discuss the five system features that affect HVAC installation cost, fair price ranges you can expect to pay for your new system, we will then perform an example calculation of how you can calculate a fair price, and finally, what you can do to keep from getting ripped off on your new HVAC installation price.]]></description>
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            <title>What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat To? The Best Thermostat Setting</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/what-temperature-should-i-set-my-thermostat-to-the-best-thermostat-setting/</link>
            <pubDate>Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Finding the best thermostat setting and figuring out what temperature to set your thermostat to can save you a ton of money each year…and saving money on energy costs is a hot topic these days.  Those of you who read our articles regularly, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company based in Southern California, and pride ourselves in giving people honest, straight answers to their questions; this will be no different.  Did you know that in Santa Clarita, California your air conditioner is responsible for around half of your electric bill in the summer?  People are catching on and we are often asked, “what temperature should I set my thermostat to?”  There are many answers to this question and I’d be wrong if I said that there was one trick, or one magical thermostat setting that will make all of your dreams come true and save you millions of dollars a year.  In actuality, what temperature you set your thermostat to depends on a range of factors including season, humidity levels, and how often you are in and out of the house.  As such, I will start by saying that you should set your thermostat to the temperature that is most comfortable for you.  ]]></description>
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            <title>Hysteresis Thermostat - What is it and What Does it Do?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/hysteresis-thermostat-what-is-it-and-what-does-it-do/</link>
            <pubDate>Sun, 3 Jan 2016 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[What is a hysteresis thermostat and what does it do? At All Systems Mechanical air conditioning Santa Clarita, we specialize in the installation and repair of residential and commercial air conditioning and heating units, but we are also retained for our consultation services all across the United States. Typically, I base these posts on the questions that I get asked most often by HVAC consumers, both commercial and residential. Today, however, is a bit different in that we will be addressing a subject that is only rarely talked about – hysteresis. In today’s post, we will briefly discuss what hysteresis is, what a hysteresis thermostat is, and what it does for you.]]></description>
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            <title>Los Angeles Housing Bubble - A Bad Time to Buy a House in L.A.</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/los-angeles-housing-bubble-a-bad-time-to-buy-a-house-in-l-a/</link>
            <pubDate>Fri, 16 Oct 2015 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Uncategorized]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[We get asked about a Los Angeles housing bubble a lot, specifically whether or not it is a good time to buy a house.  It’s not a matter of whether there is a Los Angeles housing bubble, I say, it’s a matter of when that bubble is going to pop.  First things first – why the hell is a Los Angeles air conditioning and heating company writing about real estate and the looming housing market bubble?  Actually, we get asked about housing more than you might think – why we are knowledgable about the housing market is simple: inflated housing prices affect disposable income, and disposable income is what helps consumers decide whether or not they want to spend thousands of dollars to finally fix that noisy air conditioner.  Truth is, those that are savvy in the construction industry follow the housing market religiously, especially with another potentially devastating Los Angeles housing bubble just over the horizon.  It is possible to predict bubbles – when I was at UVA, one of my professors actually called the crippling housing bubble pop of 2007 before it even happened, and I’ve made it a point to watch the market ever since.  The signs are there, and if you remove emotion from the situation, you can see it as clear as day.  Those of you who read our articles regularly, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned company in Southern California, and pride ourselves in giving people honest, straight answers to their questions.  This will be no different.  So, the question: is Los Angeles in another housing bubble?  The answer is, without a doubt, 100% yes, we are in another Los Angeles housing bubble.  It isn’t debatable, and anyone who tells you differently is either a real estate agent trying to keep you calm, or owns a house they might have paid a bit too much for.  It is unfortunate because it’s not the fault of homeowners – they just wanted a nice house to live in – it’s the fault of the FED, amongst other factors we will discuss later on in this article.  In this article, we will discuss how to tell if we are in another Los Angeles housing bubble, the reasons we got into this bubble, and what you can do to protect yourself.]]></description>
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            <title>Day and Night Air Conditioner Review - Why the Bad Rap?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/day-and-night-air-conditioner-review-why-the-bad-rap/</link>
            <pubDate>Fri, 2 Oct 2015 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Consumer Review]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Those of you who read our articles regularly, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned company in Southern California, hold no punches, and also take great pride in the fact that we are not a distributor of any one brand, but rather, are certified to service and install all major brands, including units like Carrier, Goodman and Day and Night (aka “Day & Night”).  What does this mean?  Simple – an honest answer.  So what is the deal with Day and Night Air Conditioners, and why some of the bad reviews?  Are they really that bad, or do they get picked on because they are the little kids on the block?  The answer is mostly the latter – they don’t have the same name brand marketing as some of their larger competitors, but let me assure you that they are every bid as legitimate.  In fact, you might be surprised to find out who owns them…  This article will be a Day and Night Air Conditioner Review, and provide a comprehensive review of Day and Night performance features, as well as their reliability and potential problem areas.  Oddly enough, consumer opinions are somewhat mixed in regards to their Day and Night air conditioner reviews, despite having some very consistent track records.  Why?  Let’s take a deeper look at our Day Night AC review…]]></description>
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            <title>Ceiling Fans vs. AC - Do Ceiling Fans Save Energy?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/ceiling-fans-vs-ac-do-ceiling-fans-save-energy/</link>
            <pubDate>Tue, 7 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[We base a lot of our posts on the questions we get asked most often on the job.  The debate of ceiling fans vs. AC is one which I’ve avoided spouting about online for some time now, mostly because it gets my blood pressure up.  Those of you who have read some of our articles know that we at ASM pride ourselves on honesty; we’re straight shooters.  So which is better, ceiling fans or AC?  Do ceiling fans really save energy and money?  The short answer is “no,” ceiling fans don’t save energy.  Not only that, but they can cost you extra money if used improperly, but people often buy ceiling fans because they think it saves them energy and money.  In this article I will discuss the ceiling fan vs. AC debate, and show you how the use of ceiling fans will save you neither energy nor money (now, that’s not to say that you can’t use them if you like them, it’s just that they don’t save energy as some would lead you to believe).  We will do this by first discussing where the ceiling fan myth originally came from, then we’ll discuss why ceiling fans don’t save energy with modern air conditioners, we’ll then do a simple cost calculation on ceiling fans vs. AC.  Finally, to help you out, we will finish up with some useful air conditioning tips that will actually save you money on your energy bill.]]></description>
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            <title>Air Conditioner Won't Cool? Some Troubleshooting Tips</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/air-conditioner-won-t-cool-some-troubleshooting-tips/</link>
            <pubDate>Tue, 7 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Asking an air conditioning guy why your air conditioner won’t cool is kind of like asking a mechanic why your car won’t run – there are a million reasons.  Since we are asked this question so often though, we do have a few good answers ready to go.  So when asked about “why an air conditioner won’t cool,” or “why an air conditioner won’t cool below 80,” the short answer is that you’ll have to call up your local HVAC technician if you want it done right.  But then, you’re not on the internet looking this up because you want to drop a few hundred bucks to call one of us out there, now are you?  If you are a return reader to the ASM air conditioning blog, then you know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned business in Southern California, and like to keep it honest, simple and efficient.  In this article, we will discuss the most common causes for why an air conditioner won’t cool your house properly, including the do-it-yourself troubleshooting tips you can use to get your AC unit up and running properly.]]></description>
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            <title>Air Conditioner Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping? DIY Tips From ASM.</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/air-conditioner-circuit-breaker-keeps-tripping-diy-tips-from-asm/</link>
            <pubDate>Fri, 3 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Those of you who read our articles regularly, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned HVAC company in Southern California, and pride ourselves in giving people honest, straight answers to their questions.  So, what do you do if your air conditioner circuit breaker keeps tripping?  Many HVAC contractors will tell you to call in a professional, but some of our more frequent readers are figuring out by now that many of the things you often call a contractor out for can be done yourself for a lot cheaper.  A situation in which an air conditioner circuit breaker keeps tripping is no different, and be wary of anyone who tells you otherwise!  Trust me, it isn’t rocket science, and you can start troubleshooting yourself when an air conditioner circuit breaker keeps tripping – without calling out an expensive HVAC contractor.  In this article we will work our way through the troubleshooting process from the most likely causes, to more unlikely (and varsity) situations in which an AC circuit breaker keeps tripping.]]></description>
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            <title>iRobot Roomba 650 Review - The Vacuuming Robot</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/irobot-roomba-650-review-the-vacuuming-robot/</link>
            <pubDate>Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Consumer Review]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[You might be wondering why a company that specializes in air conditioning near Santa Clarita, California is writing a review of a Roomba vacuuming robot.  But for those of you who have read our blog, an iRobot Roomba 650 Review is not that far out there.  At All Systems Mechanical, we write these reviews to help people gain a better understanding of how they can improve their health and quality of lives by improving indoor air quality.  Although your air conditioner is a key part of your indoor air quality, it isn’t everything.  You also might know from our articles that the proper use of high quality air filters and vacuuming regularly are just as important to your health as your HVAC system.  Indoor air quality is important to us and we are sometimes asked by customers about Roomba vacuums.  We don’t sell Roombas, or even vacuum cleaners for that matter.  But we do often give recommendations on them.  But seriously, can a little robot that runs around your house brushing up the dirt left by your dog really improve your air quality?  I was skeptical, but loving gadgets myself, I had to get one.  After a bit of research and a lot of price-hunting, I settled on the iRobot Roomba 650.  Let me say it again – we don’t sell Roombas – so as always, this will be an objective, iRobot Roomba 650 review.  In this article, we will look at the iRobot Roomba 650 from a couple of different aspects including features, performance and cost.]]></description>
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            <title>Furnace Won't Turn Off - Furnace Troubleshooting</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/furnace-won-t-turn-off-furnace-troubleshooting/</link>
            <pubDate>Sat, 17 Jan 2015 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Heating]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Those of you who read our articles regularly, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned HVAC company in Southern California, and pride ourselves in giving people honest, straight answers to their questions.  Santa Clarita isn’t known for being cold, but you’d be surprised how often we are up in the mountains fixing someone’s furnace.  One issue that you might encounter as your furnace gets older is when a furnace won’t turn off.  Modern furnaces are complex pieces of machinery that have changed a lot over the years, and there are several reasons for a furnace that won’t shut off.  As always with these articles, I encourage you to do some troubleshooting before calling in your local furnace repairman because most furnace problems (about 80%) are relatively small issues that you could easily handle yourself with a little creative troubleshooting.  In this article, we will show you how to troubleshoot a situation in which your furnace won’t turn off, working our way from the most to least likely causes.]]></description>
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            <title>Furnace Won't Turn On - 9 Troubleshooting Tips for a Broken Furnace</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/furnace-won-t-turn-on-9-troubleshooting-tips-for-a-broken-furnace/</link>
            <pubDate>Wed, 7 Jan 2015 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Heating]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[If your furnace won't turn on, it can be frustrating.  If you’ve read some of our articles, then you know that ASM-air started as a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned business that built its reputation on giving straight, honest answers; this article will be no different.  A malfunctioning furnace might not be a big deal in California, but when you start moving up north it can be downright dangerous when your furnace won’t turn on.  In fact, if you get far enough north, you run the risk of all sorts of secondary problems, like frozen water lines and condensation problems (not to mention it’s just plain cold)!  But don’t call your local furnace repairman just yet, because there are a couple of things that you can do to troubleshoot a furnace by yourself, and hopefully avoid a pricy repair bill.  In this article we will address the step-by-step troubleshooting process that you can use when your furnace won’t turn on, starting with the basics, and working our way up to more advanced furnace troubleshooting techniques.]]></description>
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            <title>Should You Cover Your Air Conditioner in the Winter?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/should-you-cover-your-air-conditioner-in-the-winter/</link>
            <pubDate>Fri, 2 Jan 2015 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[We get asked a lot of seasonal air conditioning questions at All Systems Mechanical.  As you might imagine, the advice for air conditioning near Santa Clarita is a bit different from what you might expect up in Bozeman, Montana.  We often get asked the question, “should you cover your air conditioner in the winter?”  To be honest, the real answer depends on what part of the country you live in, but if you have read some of our posts, then you know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company, and take pride in the fact that we don’t mince words.  So, to avoid disappointment the answer to your question is, probably not.  It probably is not necessary to cover your air conditioner in the winter, or during any other time of the year, for that matter.  But for those who are not easily satisfied, this article will address the reasons why it is not necessary to cover your air conditioner in the winter, the few occasions in which it might be a good idea to drag out a cover, and how to cover your air conditioner if needed.]]></description>
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            <title>What is AFUE and How Do You Use It? An Explanation of Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/what-is-afue-and-how-do-you-use-it-an-explanation-of-annual-fuel-utilization-efficiency/</link>
            <pubDate>Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Heating]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Most people in Santa Clarita don’t have furnaces because air conditioning is the name of the game, but for those that live up in the mountains a properly maintained furnace is an essential.  So what is AFUE, and what does AFUE stand for?  AFUE is an acronym for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, which is a measure of how efficiently your furnace can utilize it’s fuel.  The more efficient your furnace, the more heat you will get per unit of fuel.  But AFUE can’t be used for everything, and learning how to properly use AFUE is essential when buying a new furnace.  In this article, we will define what AFUE is, some warnings about using the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency rating system, and finally we will discuss the proper way to use AFUE ratings to buy a new furnace.]]></description>
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            <title>Furnace Smells Like Gas - What Do You Do? - Furnace Troubleshooting</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/furnace-smells-like-gas-what-do-you-do-furnace-troubleshooting/</link>
            <pubDate>Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Heating]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[We have written a lot of articles lately on how to troubleshoot problems with your furnace, but today’s topic is a bit more serious.  When someone asks us why their furnace smells like gas, the answer is almost always due to a leak in your furnace’s heat exchanger, which can be serious for all sorts of reasons including possible fire hazards, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.  Don’t get carried away just yet though, because there are a couple of other things that we will have to rule out before we can diagnose a cracked heat exchanger.  For instance, is it the furnace exhaust that smells like gas or is the actual air that is blowing through your vents and into your house?  Those of you who read our articles regularly, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned company in Southern California, and pride ourselves in giving people honest, straight answers to their questions.  This will be no different.  In this article, we will discuss what could cause a furnace to smell like gas, what you should do to troubleshoot when your furnace smells like gas, and how to prevent a gas-smell from coming out of your furnace in the future.]]></description>
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            <title>How Much Does it Cost to Run an Air Conditioner?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/how-much-does-it-cost-to-run-an-air-conditioner/</link>
            <pubDate>Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Air conditioning is responsible for over 50% of your electric bill in Santa Clarita during the summer, so it might not come as a shock to you that one of our most common questions is, how much does it cost to run an air conditioner?  The answer can be a bit in-depth.  If you’ve read some of our articles, then you know that All Systems Mechanical is a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned business located in Southern California, and we pride ourselves on giving straight, honest answers – we have built our reputation on it.  In order to figure out how much it costs to run your air conditioner, you will first need to become familiar with a few basic HVAC terms and concepts.  For those of you just looking for a quick answer, I will tackle the topic of how much it costs to run your air conditioner in three different sections: HVAC concepts you must know to make this calculation, a quick rule-of-thumb way to make a cost calculation, and part three will be the in-depth, advanced calculation of how to figure out how much it costs to run your air conditioner.]]></description>
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            <title>Condensation on Ductwork - What Causes It and How to Fix It.</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/condensation-on-ductwork-what-causes-it-and-how-to-fix-it/</link>
            <pubDate>Sun, 7 Dec 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[It might not sound like it, but condensation on ductwork can be a serious problem, causing all sorts of secondary problems like leaking ceilings and mold infestation.  You might not think that this is an issue that people in Santa Clarita have to deal with, but most people with condensation on their air ducts don’t even know about it.  To be perfectly honest, condensation on ac ducts is more of a problem in the south where humidity levels are generally higher, but it can happen anywhere in the country, even in California.  In this article, we will address how this condensation forms on your ducts, why this can be a problem, the two causes of condensation on ductwork, and what you can do to fix it.]]></description>
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            <title>What is a Two Stage Furnace, How Does it Work and is it Right for You?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/what-is-a-two-stage-furnace-how-does-it-work-and-is-it-right-for-you/</link>
            <pubDate>Thu, 4 Dec 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Heating]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[What is a two-stage furnace?  Contractors like to throw around technical words and specifications when they are making a sale, and HVAC contractors are no exception.  We sometimes get asked about two-stage furnaces and whether or not they are worth the extra money, and as you might imagine, the answer is, it depends.  There are several factors to consider when making the decision about whether or not to buy a two-stage furnace, including the average temperature for your region and your budget.  One thing is certain, two-stage furnaces are far superior to their single-stage counter parts.  If you’ve read some of our articles then you know that All Systems Mechanical is a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned business in Southern California, and we pride ourselves on giving straight, honest answers and have built our reputation on it.  In this article we will explain what a two-stage furnace is, how it works, the benefits of buying one and hopefully help you answer the question of whether or not a two stage furnace is right for you and your home.]]></description>
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            <title>Furnace Heat Exchangers - What is a Heat Exchanger in a Furnace?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/furnace-heat-exchangers-what-is-a-heat-exchanger-in-a-furnace/</link>
            <pubDate>Wed, 3 Dec 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Heating]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Modern air conditioners and furnaces can be complex pieces of machinery.  It is not uncommon for HVAC contractors (what does HVAC stand for?) to throw around technical terms and parts, either because they are just too used to doing it at work or, in unfortunate circumstances, because they are trying to take advantage of a customer.  As your educator, All Systems Mechanical will spend today’s post answering the question, ‘what is a heat exchanger in a furnace?‘  There are many parts to a modern furnace, but the furnace’s heat exchanger is one of the most important.  Simply put, the furnace heat exchanger is the part that heats your air, but in this post we will dig a little deeper and help ensure that you are ready to talk to your furnace repairman using the same technical terms and understanding that he does.  We will do this by first explaining what a furnace heat exchanger is, how it works, what type of fuels can be used and finally how a damaged heat exchanger can be dangerous.]]></description>
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            <title>Lennox vs Carrier Furnace Review - A Consumer Guide to Buying a Furnace</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/lennox-vs-carrier-furnace-review-a-consumer-guide-to-buying-a-furnace/</link>
            <pubDate>Tue, 2 Dec 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[HVAC]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Those of you who read our articles regularly, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned company in Southern California, and pride ourselves in giving people honest, straight answers to their questions.  This will be no different.  Most of our family lives in Montana and Maine, meaning that I rarely get a vacation where what type of furnace to buy isn’t a hot topic, and I usually end up sticking my head inside someone’s furnace, despite my insistence that I’m on vacation.  Recently the debate is on a Lennox vs Carrier furnace review.  I will go off on a bit of a tangent now and point out that we are not Lennox or Carrier furnace distributors, and you shouldn’t trust the review of any company that is – if an HVAC company is a licensed distributor, then that means they are only allowed to distribute that type of furnace, so do you think that they might be a little bit biased?  Getting off of my high horse, ASM is not a distributor of either Lennox or Carrier furnace products, but we do install and service both depending on customer preference.  Both are well-known companies, but which is better, Lennox or Carrier furnaces?  I know that a better writer would leave you in suspense, but I’m not a good writer, I don’t claim to be and I don’t beat around the bush – I’d go with the Carrier furnace.  I will tell you why in this objective consumer review of Lennox vs Carrier furnaces.  We will do this by examining each furnace brand in four different categories: efficiency, performance and features, repairs and reliability, and cost.]]></description>
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            <title>Furnace Not Blowing Air? Furnace Troubleshooting Guide from ASM</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/furnace-not-blowing-air-furnace-troubleshooting-guide-from-asm/</link>
            <pubDate>Mon, 1 Dec 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Heating]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[If you’ve read our articles, then you know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company, and pride ourselves on giving people honest, straight answers to their questions.  This will be no different – if your furnace is not blowing air on a cold day, it can be concerning.  We get more and more furnace questions this time of the year, as temperatures drop, and people transition from air conditioning to heating.  But what should you do if your problem is a furnace not blowing air?  We have already addressed what to do if you have a furnace blowing cold air, or when your furnace keeps turning on and off repeatedly in different posts, but in this article we will be addressing what to do if your furnace is not blowing air through your ducts at all.  As with many of these furnace problems, there are many reasons for your furnace to stop blowing air, some of which you can troubleshoot yourself and some of which will require a licensed HVAC contractor.  In this article, we will address what to do if you have a furnace not blowing air.  We will do this by explaining the possible causes, in order of likelihood; starting with the most likely causes and working our way down the list.  We will then discuss what troubleshooting steps you can take to get your furnace blowing air again.]]></description>
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            <title>Why Is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up? How to Fix Your Iced Up Air Conditioner</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/why-is-my-air-conditioner-freezing-up-how-to-fix-your-iced-up-air-conditioner/</link>
            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[We are often asked the question, why is my air conditioner freezing up? Figuring out what is causing your air conditioner to ice up can be frustrating, but it is not an uncommon problem. If you’ve read any of our articles, then you know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned company in Southern California, and pride ourselves on giving honest, straight answers. In fact, most of our posts address either one of two things: first, common air conditioning problems that people have, or second, the questions we get asked most frequently.  There are a number of reasons for an air conditioner to freeze up, and it really doesn’t matter whether it is a window AC unit or a central air conditioner – the causes of, and solutions to, an air conditioner that keeps freezing up are exactly the same. It is important to address this issue – a frozen air conditioner will not only cool improperly, but can actually be severely damaged if it keeps freezing up. If you have this problem, you have to address it immediately – it won’t solve itself. In this article, we will tell you what causes a central air conditioner freeze up, and what you can do to fix it.]]></description>
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            <title>Do Electrostatic Air Filters Work? The Pros and Cons of Washable Furnace Filters.</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/do-electrostatic-air-filters-work-the-pros-and-cons-of-washable-furnace-filters/</link>
            <pubDate>Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[There are many types of air filters on the market these days, but which one is best?  We are often asked the question, do electrostatic air filters work?  The real answer is, it depends.  Electrostatic air filters are washable furnace filters that can be very useful for certain uses, but whether or not they should be used in your house is a much broader question.  If someone in your home suffers from asthma or severe allergies then the answer will likely change.  As a general rule, electrostatic air filters cannot even come close to the filtration power of a high quality anti-allergen filter from 3M or Honeywell, but that doesn’t mean you should rule them out altogether.  Those of you who read our articles regularly, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned HVAC company in Southern California, and pride ourselves in giving people honest, straight answers to their questions.  In this article, we will discuss what an electrostatic air filter is, how it works, the pros and cons of using one and whether or not washable furnace filters would work for your home.]]></description>
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            <title>Heat Pump vs Furnace - The Pros and Cons of Each Heating Type</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/heat-pump-vs-furnace-the-pros-and-cons-of-each-heating-type/</link>
            <pubDate>Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[HVAC]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[The heat pump vs furnace debate has been going for a while, so which is best?  For those that are still learning, there are typically two types of heating systems to choose from: furnaces or heat pumps.  Whether you live in Santa Clarita, California or the colder climates of Montana, figuring out what type of heating system to use in your house can be a difficult decision, and we are often asked the pros and cons of these two systems.  The biggest factor in answering the heat pump vs furnace question is to first ask yourself which part of the country you live in.  Heat pumps, for instance, will typically only work in places with mild winters and are designed primarily for coastal regions in the southern states, whereas furnaces can brave even the harshest winter climates.  Those of you who read our articles regularly know that we started as a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned HVAC company, and pride ourselves in giving people honest, straight answers to their questions.  But before we continue the heat pump vs furnace debate in more detail, we'll first need to take an in-depth look at each of these systems, and what they are designed for.  In this article, we will discuss heat pumps and furnaces, and then show you how to figure out which is best for you and your climate.]]></description>
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            <title>What Type of Insulation Should I Use in my Attic and How Much? A Guide to Insulation.</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/what-type-of-insulation-should-i-use-in-my-attic-and-how-much-a-guide-to-insulation/</link>
            <pubDate>Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Figuring out what type of insulation to use can be tricky and as HVAC contractors we are often asked, “what type of insulation should I use in my attic?”  As with many of these questions, the answer depends on where you live so I will tailor this article towards showing you how to figure out what type of insulation and how much of it to use based on your local climate.  Attic roof insulation is as much of an art as it is a science, so we will start with the basics and work our way up.  In this article we will first discuss what insulation is used for, how insulation is rated, and the different types of insulation.  Then we will answer the questions of how much insulation you should have in your attic as well as what type of insulation you should use for your region.]]></description>
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            <title>Should I Have My Air Ducts Cleaned? | The Truth About Air Duct Cleaning</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/should-i-have-my-air-ducts-cleaned-the-truth-about-air-duct-cleaning/</link>
            <pubDate>Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[When servicing air conditioners, we are sometimes asked, how often should you clean your air ducts?  Those of you who have read our articles, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned HVAC company and pride ourselves on giving people honest, straight answers.  Cleaning air ducts is a hot topic in recent times because people are concerned for their health, and indoor air quality is an important part of that.  To be perfectly honest though, the real question you need to be asking is, should I have my air ducts cleaned at all?  The answer to this depends on who you ask and there is an entire industry that has popped-up (almost overnight) that is based on air duct cleaning and indoor air quality.  I will tell you that All Systems Mechanical HVAC does not offer residential air duct cleaning for a couple of very important reasons: the most noteworthy of which is that, in our experience, if your air ducts actually need a cleaning, then something bigger has already gone wrong with your system; secondly, cleaning your air ducts isn’t all that effective and can damage them.  So, is AC duct cleaning necessary?  The short answer is no, but to answer this question more in-depth, this article will discuss what air duct cleaning is, the pros and cons of having your air ducts cleaned, whether or not you should spend the money, and if not, what you should be doing instead.]]></description>
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            <title>Is Dirty Sock Syndrome Dangerous? What is It and How Do I Fix It?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/is-dirty-sock-syndrome-dangerous-what-is-it-and-how-do-i-fix-it/</link>
            <pubDate>Sat, 8 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Those of you who read our articles regularly, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned company in Southern California, and pride ourselves in giving people honest, straight answers to their questions.  This will be no different.  So, what is dirty sock syndrome?  “Dirty Sock Syndrome” is when your air conditioner gives off a foul, moldy or mildew-like smell when you turn it on.  If you notice that your house smells like your son just put his gym socks into your air conditioner or if your house generally smells musky or like a gymnasium when your air conditioner kicks on, then you could have dirty sock syndrome.  I think it is important for me to point out at this point that no, I am not joking.  This is a real problem that people face and it is actually called ‘Dirty Sock Syndrome’ in the HVAC industry.  In Santa Clarita, we get questions about this from time-to-time, usually in the springtime when people are transitioning their HVAC units from heating to cooling mode.  So, what causes dirty sock syndrome, and is it dangerous to me or my family?  In this article we will briefly explain what it is, what causes it, if dirty sock syndrome is dangerous, and what you can do to fix it.]]></description>
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            <title>SEER vs EER - How to Use SEER and EER to Compare AC Units</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/seer-vs-eer-how-to-use-seer-and-eer-to-compare-ac-units/</link>
            <pubDate>Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[We often get asked questions about SEER ratings, but those that have done a little research know that EER is also a useful means of measuring an air conditioner’s efficiency, which leads one to ask the question, when looking at SEER vs EER, which do you choose? Those of you who read our articles regularly, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned HVAC company in Southern California, and pride ourselves in giving people honest, straight answers to their questions.  In short, we are unbiased.  But when it comes to SEER vs EER, there are some very specific instances in which to use each.  Both SEER and EER are measurements of an air conditioner’s energy efficiency and are given as a value ranging from around 8 (such as SEER-8) and 30 (such as EER-16).  The higher an air conditioner’s SEER or EER rating is then the more energy efficient the unit.  In this article, we will explain what SEER is, what EER is, and finally when to use SEER vs EER.]]></description>
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            <title>Heater Blowing Cold Air? Furnace Troubleshooting from ASM.</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/heater-blowing-cold-air-furnace-troubleshooting-from-asm/</link>
            <pubDate>Tue, 4 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Heating]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[You might think that a heater blowing cold air is not a common problem for a Santa Clarita heater repair company, but this one was emailed to us by Jeff over in Redlands where it can get quite chilly in the evenings, especially in the winter.  As I’ve said before, most of the topics we discuss come from questions we are often asked but I like this one in particular because we got an email about it.  Regardless of whether you are in the Santa Clarita area or in Michigan, knowing how your heater works and what problems it may have is the key to figuring out why you have a heater blowing cold air.  I know that heat is not usually a priority in Southern California, but if you live in the San Bernardino mountains then a heater blowing cold air can be pretty concerning when the temperature starts to drop.  Those of you who read our articles regularly, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned HVAC company in Southern California, and pride ourselves in giving people honest, straight answers to their questions.  This will be no different.  This article will address some of the most common causes of oil, gas, and electric heaters blowing cold air instead of heating properly.  We will tackle the subject, in order, by working our way from the most likely causes to the least probable.]]></description>
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            <title>What Size Central Air Conditioner Do I Need for My House? A Short Consumer's Guide From ASM</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/what-size-central-air-conditioner-do-i-need-for-my-house-a-short-consumer-s-guide-from-asm/</link>
            <pubDate>Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[ASM is a U.S. Veteran-Owned commercial and residential HVAC company, and we have built our reputation on giving straight, honest answers to peoples’ questions. In order for these articles to be useful, we base most of our posts on the questions that we get asked most often, and questions on which size central air conditioner to buy are frequent. Most often, we’re asked, “what size central air conditioner do I need for my house?” There are many factors in your home that affect the proper size of your central air conditioner, such as the height of your ceilings and the type and thickness of your insulation. It should come as no surprise that with most of these questions, HVAC guys have a tendency to go off on some technical rant about load calculations and R-values; at ASM, we’re usually no different. But what do terms like “tonnage” and “load calculation” actually mean?I will also say that I have been told by many (mostly my wife) that I too need to speak in more easy-to-understand terms, and stop going off on technical tangents when I talk about these things. So, hopefully to your benefit, in this article we will figure out how to determine what size central air conditioner you need for your house in layman terms, and we’ll do it in two parts: first, we will take a quick look at how to get a general idea of what size central air conditioner is right for your home, and second, we will go more in-depth as to how to properly use load calculations to find the right sized central air conditioning system for you and your family.]]></description>
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            <title>Amana vs Goodman Air Conditioners - Which Should I Choose?</title>
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            <pubDate>Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[I often get asked brand-specific air conditioning questions, like when choosing between Amana vs Goodman air conditioners, which is better?  Those of you who have read some of my posts know that I’m a straight shooter, and although we are licensed to install and repair both Amana and Goodman air conditioning units, you can relax because we are NOT Amana distributors.  That means this article will be nothing but the absolute truth based on our personal experiences with both.  We will push neither Amana or Goodman products on you, but instead examine each based solely on their merits.  At the end of the day I can tell you though with absolute certainty that the question of whether you should choose the Amana or Goodman unit should not be the first thing on your mind.  That is because no matter how much time you spend researching “Amana vs Goodman air conditioners,” or any other combination of brands that you’ve spent countless hours plugging into google, at the end of the day it doesn’t really matter which you choose if it is not installed properly.  “But Tim, aren’t all air conditioning contractors the same?”  Well, are all mechanics the same?  How about all doctors?  No, they aren’t.  By far the most important thing that you need to research is your local group of HVAC contractors and who has the experience and reputation to install your system properly.  Back to topic – those of you who read our articles on a regular basis, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned HVAC company in Southern California, and pride ourselves in giving people honest, straight answers to their questions.  So let’s take a look…]]></description>
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            <title>Carrier Infinity vs Performance Air Conditioner Review - Which AC is Best?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/carrier-infinity-vs-performance-air-conditioner-review-which-ac-is-best/</link>
            <pubDate>Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[We are often asked about our favorite air conditioning brands, most recently about the Carrier Infinity vs Performance series of air conditioners.  So, which AC should you choose?  First, the shameless disclaimer that this is all based on our personal experience.  We are fully qualified to service and install all major brands, including Carrier products…but rest assured that we are NOT a Carrier dealer, which means that you will get an honest, objective comparison.  Second, ASM is a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned air conditioning company in Southern California, and we pride ourselves on honesty; we don’t sugar-coat things.  So, what you read below about the Carrier Infinity vs Performance series AC’s is the raw, nitty-gritty of the matter, based on our over 25-years of experience in the industry and we won’t be holding back.  Finally, and most importantly, if you forget everything else that you read in this post, then remember that which brand you choose, whether you are deciding between Trane and Goodman, or you are trying to narrow it down between Carrier’s Infinity and Performance series ACs, is not as important as who you have install it.How your air conditioner is installed, and who you choose to install it is the most important part of the decision you are about to make.  So do some research on your local HVAC contractors and don’t just go with the cheapest.  Believe me when I tell you that you will pay more in the long run.  If you are not in Santa Clarita or the Southern California area (or just don’t like us), here is an article that can help you choose a competent HVAC contractor:]]></description>
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            <title>Why is My Air Conditioner So Loud? How to Fix a Noisy AC</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/why-is-my-air-conditioner-so-loud-how-to-fix-a-noisy-ac/</link>
            <pubDate>Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[When someone asks us, “why is my air conditioner so loud?”  I often respond with, “why is your truck so loud?”  Just as with your truck, a noisy air conditioner is a complex piece of machinery with many moving parts, all of which interact with each other.  So, figuring out why your air conditioner is so loud is far too complex a question to address all in one article, so we will instead focus on a few of the most common causes for a noisy AC.  Just as with your car, if it starts to make a harsh, grinding sound, then it’s probably best to leave it to a licensed HVAC technician.  But that does’t mean you should rush to your phone the second you hear your HVAC unit squealing.  Those of you who read our articles regularly, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned HVAC company in Southern California, and pride ourselves in giving people honest, straight answers to their questions.  Case-in-point, often times you can avoid a costly AC repair and fix your own noisy air conditioner; we aim to help you do just that.  In general, a change in the way your AC sounds is a bad sign, but that does’t mean that it isn’t an easy fix.  Here are a few things for you to think about when your air conditioner gets loud, most of which you can do yourself with just a little bit of time and some basic household tools.]]></description>
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            <title>What is Freon made of? Everything you need to know about Freon, refrigerants and CFCs</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/what-is-freon-made-of-everything-you-need-to-know-about-freon-refrigerants-and-cfcs/</link>
            <pubDate>Wed, 8 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[The construction industry is filled with all sorts of language that can make the layman cringe at the thought of it.  Freon, CFCs and halocarbons – so when you ask a question like “what is Freon made of,” getting a direct answer is hard.  I am sad to say that the HVAC industry is probably one of the worst offenders in the construction industry.  That being said, we are nevertheless often asked by our clients what some of these terms mean, like what is a condenser, or what does HVAC stand for?  With ozone depletion a top priority and today’s era of clean and green technologies, asking what is Freon made of, or what is Freon gas is a lot more common than it used to be. I remember what it was like when I started in the HVAC industry and I felt like people were speaking a foreign language – a language I didn’t understand.  As such, I figured that our blog was the perfect forum for answering some of these questions.  If you can believe it, one of the most frequent questions we are asked on installations is, “what is freon made of?”]]></description>
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            <title>What Does HVAC Mean? A Short Explanation - ASM</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/what-does-hvac-mean-a-short-explanation-asm/</link>
            <pubDate>Sun, 5 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[HVAC]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[If you are here then you are likely asking yourself, what does HVAC mean?  Doesn’t it bother you when contractors throw around industry words and never explain what they mean?  R-22, condenser, HVAC – what does any of this stuff mean?  In order to answer a question about what does HVAC stand for, you first need to understand the HVAC industry itself.  It always bothered me when people spoke to me using industry terms that I couldn’t possibly understand unless I was in the business myself, which of course would mean that I didn’t need them.  Are they trying to prove that they’re smarter than me, or are they just that out-of-touch that they don’t realize they are doing it?  I had always hoped that it was the latter but finally realized that they did know something I didn’t.  It bothered me.  In the end, it made me ask if I was doing that and maybe I didn’t realize it?  Unfortunately, the HVAC industry is much like the car maintenance industry, and relies on the fact that most people don’t know what you’re talking about.  But I don’t think that keeping people in the dark is that important to keeping a business running strong and in fact prefer when our clients take an active interest in what we are doing.  HVAC is one of those terms that gets thrown around all too often these days and never get’s explained. So if you are wondering what HVAC means, then you’re on the right track?]]></description>
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            <title>Air Conditioning Myths Debunked - All Systems Mechanical HVAC</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/air-conditioning-myths-debunked-all-systems-mechanical-hvac/</link>
            <pubDate>Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Whether it is your favorite home and garden magazine or Fox News, there are hundreds of air conditioning myths that claim to address how you can save tons of money.  But are they true?  Air conditioning myths can be be persuasive, useful or downright scary, so knowing what’s true and what is not is important in today’s market.  The reality is, however, that there are only a few tips that truly affect your air conditioning costs.  Since the temperatures are still in the triple digits here in sunny Santa Clarita, California, here are three air conditioning myths that we hear pretty often here at All Systems Mechanical HVAC, the truth of which may help you get off to a good start with your energy saving goals.]]></description>
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            <title>New Commercial Air Conditioning Technology Decreasing Energy Costs - ASM HVAC</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/new-commercial-air-conditioning-technology-decreasing-energy-costs-asm-hvac/</link>
            <pubDate>Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Air conditioning constitutes fifty-six percent of the average energy expenditure in a Southern California home or business, meaning that over half of your electricity bill lies in the hands of your HVAC unit – a frightening thought. But new commercial air conditioning technology is on the way, and All Systems Mechanical HVAC promises to be at the forefront of these exciting innovations.]]></description>
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            <title>How to Lower Your Electric Bill in the Summer - 4 Energy Efficient HVAC Tips</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/how-to-lower-your-electric-bill-in-the-summer-4-energy-efficient-hvac-tips/</link>
            <pubDate>Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Knowing how to lower your electric bill in the summer is on all of our minds, and if you’ve read some of my posts then it should come as no surprise to you that I am a firm believer that your air conditioner is not the end-all be-all of home comfort.  It is only a part of a bigger picture.  However, it’s important to know that your air conditioner is responsible for about half of your power bill in the summer.  So the question is, how can you lower your electric bill in the summer or more specifically, how do you reduce your air conditioning costs in the summer?  Those of you who have read our articles, know that we are a small, U.S. Veteran-Owned heating and air conditioning company that has built our reputation on giving honest answers; this will be no different.  People sometimes don’t realize that there are several factors that go into determining how efficiently your HVAC system runs, but figuring out how to keep your power bill low in the summer is not as hard as it sounds (I’m not talking about keeping your house at 85 degrees either).  These four power saving tips will show you how to make your air conditioning system run more efficiently, how to reduce the power used, and how to lower your electric bill in the summer.]]></description>
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            <title>How to Use a Vacuum Cleaner and Why</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/how-to-use-a-vacuum-cleaner-and-why/</link>
            <pubDate>Mon, 4 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[One of the biggest misconceptions that I hear is about what their air conditioner is supposed to do for the quality of the air they breathe.  They are surprised when I tell them that knowing how to use a vacuum cleaner is just as important. As a general rule, your AC system is only one part of an entire team that should be used to maintain clean air and a healthy lifestyle, but yet it’s most important counterpart is often forgotten – your vacuum cleaner.  It is important not only know how to use a vacuum cleaner, but why to use a vacuum as well.  In fact, your vacuum cleaner is not only to clean your carpets, but to disturb dust and debris into the air where they can be properly filtered by your air conditioner.  In this article, we will take a look at why it’s important to use your vacuum cleaner, and then discuss the proper way to use a vacuum cleaner to keep your carpets and air clean for you and your family.]]></description>
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            <title>Air Conditioning near Valencia, California - ASM</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/air-conditioning-near-valencia-california-asm/</link>
            <pubDate>Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[It is important for a company to remember its roots. We are often times asked what part of California we service the most – the answer, however, might shock you. We are actually based in Saugus California, and got our start servicing Valencia and surrounding areas. If you’re new to ASM, this may seem neither here nor there, but for those of you who have been with us for a while, the idea of a high-end company primarily servicing and installing commercial HVAC units sounds more like an LA thing than a Valencia endeavor. Sure enough, we weren’t always in the commercial HVAC business, and actually got our start as many small air conditioning companies do – servicing residential HVAC units in and around Valencia, California.]]></description>
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            <title>Is an Air Conditioning Maintenance Plan Worth it? - ASM HVAC</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/is-an-air-conditioning-maintenance-plan-worth-it-asm-hvac/</link>
            <pubDate>Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Why get a maintenance plan for your air conditioner?  I’ll tell you why – would you buy a car and drive it for ten or twelve years without changing the oil?  How about without checking the air in the tires?  Then why would you buy an air conditioning unit and not have it properly serviced with a maintenance plan?  Many people believe that HVAC units are self-contained units that never need to be addressed until something goes wrong, but this just isn’t the case.  Preventative maintenance plans for your air conditioner can have a major impact on not only the longevity of your unit, but your energy bills as well.  Depending on how important your HVAC unit is to you (Is it for your home?  What about your business?), here are a few reasons to think about paying for a preventative maintenance plan:]]></description>
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            <title>How Do You Prevent Mold? These 5 Tips Can Help</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/how-do-you-prevent-mold-these-5-tips-can-help/</link>
            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[One of the questions that we get asked most often is, “how do you prevent mold?”  Preventing mold, and specifically black mold from growing in your home is a hot topic these days with interest in indoor air quality a health priority.  Mold is a fungus that is constantly present throughout our homes and offices, so anyone who has an expectation that they can remove it completely should understand that this is nearly impossible, with a few exceptions (think NASA, surgical operating rooms, etc.).  The war on mold is never-ending.  So instead of asking how do you prevent mold, try to change your expectations and instead ask how do you reduce mold to healthier levels.  In this article, we will discuss how to prevent mold and how your secret weapon in combatting mold growth in your home might surprise you – it isn’t bleach or 409 – it’s your air conditioner!]]></description>
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            <title>Zoning System - Do I Need One?</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/zoning-system-do-i-need-one/</link>
            <pubDate>Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[First and foremost, what is a zoning system?  A zoning system is is a type of HVAC control that utilizes multiple zone sensors, thermostats and modulating dampeners to more effectively control temperatures throughout your home or office.  The result is a dual zone air conditioning system capable of providing different temperatures throughout your house. But do you need one?  Dual zone heating and cooling isn’t just for the rich and famous anymore, it’s a solution to households with multiple stories, high energy bills and is more affordable than you might think.  Here are a few things to look for to help you decide if a zoning system is right for you.]]></description>
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            <title>Companies With the Best Customer Service - ASM's Goal</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/companies-with-the-best-customer-service-asm-s-goal/</link>
            <pubDate>Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Customer service – one of those tricky little catch phrases that is thrown around all too often today. It isn’t just a phrase, but rather a business philosophy. So few companies realize that two thirds of US consumers are willing to pay extra for a company with good customer service. At ASM, we don’t think you should have to. Service is important, and an air conditioning system is a major investment in the health and well being of you and your family – your air conditioner can lower your electric bill and reduce asthma symptoms, so accept nothing less than the absolute best.  But why is it that the contracting industry is known for horrible customer service and what can be done about it?  You shouldn’t have to wait around for someone to call you back, or listen to a computer ask you which department you’d like to be transferred to, but that’s the norm, isn’t it?]]></description>
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            <title>How to Reduce Asthma Symptoms and How Your Air Conditioner Can Help</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/how-to-reduce-asthma-symptoms-and-how-your-air-conditioner-can-help/</link>
            <pubDate>Sun, 16 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Many people don’t realize that the air inside your home can often times be more problematic for asthma and allergies than the air outside, carrying dust, dust mites and pet dander.  In fact, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, eight out of ten people are exposed to dust mites on a daily basis in the US, and six out of ten are exposed to pet dander, playing havoc with those that suffer from asthma.  What you might not know is that one of your most valuable allies in figuring out how to reduce asthma symptoms is your air conditioning unit.  Lets take a look at some of the factors to look out for:]]></description>
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            <title>Air Conditioning Filter Change - How dirt and debris can affect you and your air conditioning system.</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/air-conditioning-filter-change-how-dirt-and-debris-can-affect-you-and-your-air-conditioning-system/</link>
            <pubDate>Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[Although relatively cheap, your air conditioning filter can be the biggest factor in determining the efficiency of your air conditioning unit, your unit’s longevity and your health as well.  Let’s face it, Santa Clarita summers can be taxing both on your body and your HVAC unit, but ensuring that an air conditioning filter change is part of your routine is one of the most important factors in ensuring the health of you and your air conditioner.  Here are some simple central AC filter tips that you can use to keep you and your HVAC system running smoothly for many summers to come.]]></description>
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            <title>How to Choose an HVAC Contractor - 7 HVAC Tips You Must Know</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/how-to-choose-an-hvac-contractor-7-hvac-tips-you-must-know/</link>
            <pubDate>Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[How to choose an HVAC contractor is an important concept to master because not all contractors are the same.  Doing your research may mean the difference between getting a solid, professionally installed air conditioner and just plain getting ripped off.  Think about it, are all mechanics the same?  What about all doctors?  HVAC contractors in particular have a bad reputation, and in our experience this is, unfortunately, well deserved.  In California, the bad rap is for one simple reason…most of them aren’t actually contractors, but rather, a couple of handymen with a truck and a sticker.  But don’t let that turn you away from that much needed air conditioning installation job – not all contractors are bad.  In fact, there are many of us out there that still do things the right way.  So, let’s take a look at how to choose an HVAC contractor.  In this article, we will show you seven tips to help you stay out of trouble, and ensure that your air conditioner keeps running efficiently for years to come.]]></description>
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            <title>Do I Need a New Air Conditioner? Here's How to Tell</title>
            <link>https://asm-air.com//asm-air-conditioning-blog/do-i-need-a-new-air-conditioner-here-s-how-to-tell/</link>
            <pubDate>Sun, 5 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[When friends and family find out that I own an air conditioning business, I find that they often ask me the question, “Do I need a new air conditioner?”  The answer I give them is pretty simple, and the analogy I use is the human heart.  People often notice signs of cardiac distress long before they actually have a heart attack; your air conditioning system is the same way.  It is a closed system that functions for long periods of time with little or no maintenance.  Furthermore, just like your heart, your system will rarely fail without first giving you signs that it isn’t functioning properly.  In short, stop worrying about it.  What is more important is that you understand the tell-tale signs of a failing system so that you can be prepared and start saving the necessary money.]]></description>
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            <title>How Does Air Conditioning Work? A Short Explanation</title>
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            <pubDate>Sun, 29 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[People often ask us questions about their air conditioner, like what is Freon gas and how does air conditioning work?  I usually respond with a story like recently my i-phone broke and I was forced to get a new one at the Apple store, but the photos and apps that I had would not load onto my new phone because they were taken using an outdated version – it occurred to me that there are a lot of things that I use on a daily basis and have absolutely no idea how they work.  This bothered me.  Unfortunately, the intricacies of the I-Phone are way over my head – but I do know how air conditioning works, so I figured I could at least contribute something.]]></description>
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            <title>Air Conditioning near Los Angeles - Do it yourself Air Conditioning tips</title>
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            <pubDate>Fri, 27 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
            <dc:creator><![CDATA[Tim K.]]></dc:creator>
            <category><![CDATA[Air Conditioning]]></category>
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            <description><![CDATA[ir conditioning in the winter?  No, not exactly…but it’s that time of the year near Los Angeles that those pesky overnight frosts can start to take their toll, and often times people don’t realize that heating is an integral part of the air conditioning service.  Fortunately, we here at ASM are in the holiday spirit, and although we can’t make the rounds to all of Southern California, knowledge is the gift that keeps on giving.  So, here are a few tips for your winter season to keep your air conditioning and heating unit operating at optimal efficiency:]]></description>
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