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What Are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

Man working on air conditioner

Your air conditioner is a critical component of a comfortable home in Los Angeles. When it stops operating effectively, it can cause panic and a bit of anxiety. These emotions are often caused by a lack of knowledge about your air conditioning system. Take the mystery out of the process and arm yourself with the…

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Strategies to Maximize Your AC Unit Lifespan

An air conditioning system is a significant investment for most homeowners. It is, therefore, imperative to maximize that lifespan. The average air conditioner is expected to last 15 to 20 years. Most warranties cover 10 years, and many can be extended by 5 to 10 or even more years. However, warranties are limited, and they…

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HVAC and Airborne Viruses: Separating Fact from Fiction

When there are dangerous airborne viruses around, HVAC systems can play an important role in virus transmission rates. However, there are all sorts of misinformation currently spreading during this COVID pandemic. Some people think the right HVAC system guarantees their health while others are paranoid about running their HVAC system at all. The reality of…

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Main Causes of AC Failure and How to Prevent Them

An air conditioner does more than help you maintain a comfortable temperature inside the home. When the summer heat rises to a certain level, there can be safety risks. Making sure your air conditioner runs consistently well will mean you have a comfortable interior while adding a little peace of mind. Homeowners do need to…

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6 Ways to Cool Your Home this Summer

When it comes to beating the summer heat, air conditioning remains the king. After all, an air conditioner’s singular purpose is to cool the air in your Los Angeles home in multiple ways and as quickly as possible. Sometimes, though, it’s good to have other cooling options so that you can save some electricity and…

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The Best Way to Cool Older Homes

If you live in an older home, you may know that cooling it is a challenge. The heating, cooling and ventilation system that existed 50 years ago was different. In some cases, there are older homes that have no HVAC installed at all. Builders of those homes did the best they could decades ago, especially…

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Is Your Thermostat Good Enough?

Save energy with a new HVAC Install and smart thermostat

If your heating and cooling system isn’t as efficient as you’d prefer, this may be because of the thermostat. Older, basic thermostats don’t offer much control over your HVAC system, allowing it to waste energy and your money. To better protect your finances, consider upgrading your thermostat. Check out these commonly asked questions to determine…

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Introducing Your New Ductless Mini-Split: Things to Know

JW Plumbing, Heating and Air installing a Ductless mini-split in Los Angeles, CA

Choosing the right type of cooling system is perhaps one of the most important things you can do for your home, and there is no shortage of options. The ductless mini-split system is one of the most modern options. These systems are created with efficiency and flexibility, so they make a good fit in a…

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WHAT IS A SEER RATING & WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Choosing a new air conditioner involves a lot of different factors. What is your budget range? What size should you choose? What features do you need? Which features are simply “nice-to-have?” However, when it comes to all of these different decisions and factors, there are two extremely important factors that need to be considered above…

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SWAMP COOLERS

Southern California may be known for a pleasant climate that’s warm almost all year-round, but the scorching summer days can be brutal. Having no cooling solution for your home can be particularly awful, especially when the thermometer climbs up well into triple digits, sending you on a search to find a cooling solution that will…

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