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Arizona Air Conditioning Tips- Avoid Hazards of Unlicensed HVAC Contractors

AC and Trane Heat Pump Installation In AZUnlicensed HVAC Contractors Produce Messy Arizona Air Conditioning Consequences

Hiring an unlicensed HVAC contractor may seem a great method for reducing the costs of Mesa AC services or Mesa AC installation. But seeking services and skills from a bonded, insured and licensed Arizona AC Company provides better long-term solutions to your home heating and cooling requirements.

In this article, the techs from American Cooling and Heating provide Arizona residents a few tips on how to avoid the messy results of unlicensed HVAC contractors.

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Trane XV18 and Trane XV20i – Precision Home Comfort

Trane XV18 and Trane XV20i heat pump systemTrane XV18 & Trane XV20i Top Choice For Accurate Home Heating and Cooling Comfort

What’s unique about Trane XV18 and Trane XV20i mainstream residential heat pump systems? And why are these air conditioning units a right choice for regional Mesa homeowners?

Perhaps these questions seem a bit rhetorical. After all, we are discussing heating and cooling products manufactured according to Trane-based standards for quality, performance and durability. But with the XV18 and the XV20i, we can also include the benefits of an included variable speed compressor. By choosing either model for your Mesa heating and cooling requirements, you get Trane manufacturing quality. But you also get:

  • Ø Quieter system operating performance
  • Ø Energy efficiency that effectively outperforms standard two-stage compressors as well as standard one-stage compressors
  • Ø AND A precision in home temperature control system.

Precision Cooling Via Trane XV18 and Trane XV20i Performance

Ever go to bed comfortable and then wake up to a chill morning? That’s the price of standard performance one or two stage compressors. The temperatures float, rising as the system runs, and then dropping between cycles.


Imagine day or night precision Mesa home cooling within an accuracy rating of ½ degrees. From daylight to dusk and from dusk to dawn, the temperature in your home remains constant – not too hot and not too cool. This is the prime benefit of an installed Trane heat pump system that makes use of variable speed compressor technology. This is the prime benefit of an installed Trane XV18 heat pump or an installed Trane XV20i heat pump.

Think of it: An installed energy-efficient heat pump that enables precision management of in-home Mesa temperature while also operating at the lowest noise level in the industry – a record-breaking 54 dB. And then, count in the added value of Trane’s twelve-year warranty on the compressor in the Trane XV20i heat pump system.

Specifications That Make Trane XV18 or Trane XV20i Right For Your Mesa Home

Before sizing any heat pump to the requirements and needs of your Mesa home, our techs consider the size, nature of construction, layout, and necessary load-balance calculations. It may be that an XV20i or an XV18 don’t make a perfect match for you. However, this only means we need to look at a different Trane heat pump system. American Cooling and Heating specializes in putting together the best and most cost efficient HVAC unit for each household.

Let’s look at the specs and features that make the Trane XV18 heat pump and the Trane XV20i heat pump shine…

Capacity Range:

  • Ø Available in standard residential sizes from two to five tons.


  • Ø Both units are crafted in powder coated standard steel frames.


  • Ø Variable Speed Compressor offering precision mesa home cooling and heating management.


  • Ø The Trane XV20i sings songs to Energy Star ratings of HSPF – 10 and SEER – 20.
  • Ø The Trane XV18 comes in with Energy Star ratings of HSPF – 10 and SEER – 18.

Noise Factor:

  • Ø Coming in with a decibel rating of 55, both the Trane XV20i and the Trane XV18 pull rank as the quietest heat pumps available to the residential market place.

Physical Size:

  • Ø The Trane XV20i comes in at 33-37 inches long, 30-34 inches wide and 48-54 inches tall.
  • Ø The Trane XV18 measures same as XV20i in all but height, which comes in at 41-45 inches.


  • Ø Compressor warranty 12 years, parts warranty 10 years, both limited

Mesa Resource For Installed Trane XV18 and Trane XV20i – Precision Home Comfort

Before you install your next Mesa heating and cooling system, contact American Cooling and Heating. Take advantage of our Free home HVAC system evaluation and heat pump installation estimate.

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Has Your Mesa Home Installed Air Conditioning Exceeded A Useful Lifespan

Installed Air conditioning MesaSurvey Reveals Performance-Deficiency As Primary Cause For Installed Air Conditioning Residential Replacement

In a recent survey of 492 HVAC contractors, researchers established a 12-14 year average replacement cycle for residential air conditioning systems. The study also showed that many homeowners opted to replace the existing system before the product reached end-of-life usefulness. In most cases the decision for early AC replacement came about due to a perception that the cooling capacity and cost of unit operation was in excess of the homeowner’s expectations (1).

End conclusion: The efficiency of AC system performance plays a major role in how homeowners evaluate the useful life of a residential air conditioning system.

Efficient Evaporator Air Flow: Key Factor In Arizona Air Conditioning Performance

According to the Energy Star central air conditioner overview report, reaping the full benefits of an Energy Star certified heating and cooling system also requires that you “take steps to optimize” the practical performance of the system (2). In other words: even when a homeowner installs a new energy-efficient central A/C, successfully achieving an increase in performance depends on the skill, knowledge and applied principles of the HVAC installation crew.

One might think that proper installed air conditioning comes with the turf. Alas, this may not reflect actual conditions. The FCC survey included field tests of 70 residential A/C systems in Arizona as well as field tests of 27 systems in central California. In both test cases, the performance of the examined units failed to meet the system manufacturer’s declared Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER). Of the 70 units tested in Arizona, the average performance deficiency came in at 40% lower than the EER rating for the given unit.

Primary cause for underperformance: Insufficient airflow across the evaporator coil.

Adequate Air Flow Critical To Efficient A/C EER Returns

Conventional air conditioning units perform two primary functions:

  • 1) Sensible Cooling… The effective process of cooling the air
  • 2) Latent Cooling… The effective process of removing moisture from the air.

Reliable residential installed air conditioning (IAC) performance is primarily dependent on a balance between moisture removal and sensible heat transfer. This can only be achieved when the unit functions with ample air flow across the evaporator coil. The technical aspects involved in A/C installation and management of air handler fan speed, load requirements and airflow control exceed the limits of this article. However defining the consequences of miss-applied system installation is simple:

  • If the airflow over the coil is too high, the system is compromised. Moisture removal falls short, and fan power gets elevated.
  • If the airflow is too low, reduced system cooling occurs, and the system EER falls short. Furthermore: Extreme hindrance of airflow can cause icing of the evaporator coil. Likewise: Continuous problems with icing can lead to refrigerant flood-back. End result may even include early failure of the system compressor.

The dry Arizona climate typically equates to a low latent/humidity factor. When a Mesa home A/C system is correctly installed, years of maximum-performance efficiency become readily possible. Furthermore, if a home system is not aged-out but is rather suffering from major installation problems, correcting the errors can effectively restore new life to an older air conditioning unit. In essence, if your new energy-efficient home air conditioning system is incorrectly installed, it may actually perform nearly as badly as your aged and inefficient replaced unit.

Tips From American Cooling and Heating For Avoiding Poor AC Performance

It may be that your failing home cooling system is merely the consequence of a poorly installed unit. Or perhaps, time has played a role in the lack of adequate system performance. External conditions can change, wherein new obstacles now hinder the airflow to your external condenser unit. Duct sealant can fail and cause air leaks. Even in-duct grime can be a problem. Before discounting the efficiency of your Mesa home air-conditioning system, consider the steps of proper AC installation as listed below. An American Cooling and Heating home AC checkup can answer all of your questions, and if a new unit becomes the preferred solution, ACH will ensure that your system is correctly and effectively installed.

The following list offers no specific order, but the principles for correctly installing or configuring an air conditioning system remain true even if the system is aged. When installing a new HVAC system, American Cooling and Heating air conditioning technicians:

  • Allow ample indoor room for installation and future system servicing
  • Before positioning condensing unit, consider the noisy factor on neighbors as well as home occupants
  • Install sufficient air return and cool air delivery registers
  • Position condensing unit in an area free of objects that can create hindrance to airflow
  • Position system thermostat(s) for most effective heating and cooling response to home conditions
  • Prior to system installation, apply reliable duct-sizing tactics
  • Properly insulate attic ducts
  • Provide an access path cleaning the evaporator coil via a door into the duct or the furnace
  • Use effective and product-recommended duct sealing components
  • Verify correct and exact refrigerant charge
  • Verify that unit meets manufacturer-specified airflow rate
  • When possible, install ductwork inside the region of air-conditioned space.

Be your AC old or be it new, the ACH team is ready to help you get the most bang for your heating and cooling buck. Call us now!










1) FSEC “Impact of Evaporator Coil Air Flow in Residential Air Conditioning Systems

2) Energy Star, Central Air Conditioning Overview


Frozen Air Conditioning – Tips To Prevent AC Freezing

Mesa, Phoenix and Regional Arizona AC Service and MaintenanceFrozen Air Conditioning, A Common Preventable Arizona Cooling Issue

Frozen air conditioning on a 97+ degree Mesa Monday is not merely unfortunate; it is downright miserable. Humidity hangs at 22-percent, and the average Mesa, AZ wind factor creeps in at less than 5-mph. Experiencing summertime Arizona without functional in-home cooling establishes a new concept of emergency necessities.

First signs of a frozen heat pump or a frozen A/C condensing system typically include inadequate airflow through your home registers. An air conditioning system covered in ice concludes the investigation. An iced-over evaporator coil cannot effectively transfer inside heat into the outside air.

TIP! Before you call someone to help you fix your system, be sure to know what sort of system you have in place. Get information on the make and model, plus if you have information on the history of maintenance, that will help, too.

Although the Mesa homeowner can handle some solutions to a frozen cooling system, others will demand the services of a Mesa A/C repair center. The following pointers will help you resolve your frozen air conditioning issues.

Frozen Cooling System Mesa –  Three Root Causes

1) Inadequate Air Flow

Checking your HVAC air filter is A/C 101 repair school priority. Inadequate airflow upsets the balanced operation of your heating and cooling system. The evaporator coil surfaces must be free of dirt buildup, both near and far. Although a bit easier to fix, a dirty air filter in the return vent creates the same cooling hindrance as dirt build-up directly on the coil. If it restricts functional breathing of the equipment, a frozen heat pump or frozen air conditioning system becomes the natural result.

2) Temperature Management

TIP! Every year hire someone to give your HVAC unit routine maintenance. This will ensure that it works properly throughout the entire year.

Even the best of the best heating and cooling equipment can be overworked. For the most efficient and reliable performance, set your thermostats to 73-74 degrees. This should prevent your air conditioning from running continuously. If you have a programmable thermostat, consider setting your nighttime requirements at 74-75. The higher range will enable your system to gain some well-needed time off.

While working with the thermostat, you may notice faulty readings. In this event, unless you are a skilled electrician and HVAC technician, call your ACH tech for assistance.

3) Insufficient Refrigerant

TIP! Do you want to make sure your HVAC unit works for you like it should? It is important to have your unit maintained on a regular basis. The reputable technicians at American Cooling and Heating know how to understand consumer lay-talk explanations of A/C and HP problems. Call and share your HVAC questions about maintenance service on your system.

Low refrigerant is a common A/C and heat pump problem that should not be permitted to continue. Low levels of refrigerant sometimes cause the coil to become too cold. This freezes and accumulates the moisture in the air. In most events, homeowners lack the skill to test, repair or recharge an air conditioning system that is loosing refrigerant. So just remember this primary rule: Quality Air Conditioning technicians repair as well as recharge.

Fixing Cooling Problems Related To Air Conditioning Freeze Up

TIP! Every month clean out the leaves and debris that may have settled into your outdoor HVAC unit. You’ll be surprised at how much gets caught in the grill work.

Sometimes the problem is simple and sometimes the problem is complex. Prior to calling in any outside help, investigate the basic causes and seek your own remedy. Use the following process of problem-elimination:

Open all registers completely and make sure furniture or draperies are not blocking them.

a) Check fuses to confirm that the unit is receiving power

b) From the thermostat, set the blower fan to manual  to confirm blower operation

c) Examine, clean and/or replace the system air filters

d) Examine and open the registers

e) Ensure that neither the registers or the return vent are blocked by draperies or furniture

f) Trip the fuses and wait several hours for the system to thaw out

g) If the problem persists, contact American Cooling and Heating for 24/7 Mesa A/C repair services.

Substandard Cooling Equipment Maintenance Squanders Energy

Reports from the Environmental Protection Agency, disclose that a 30% increase in static pressure across the coil in your air conditioning system can spawn a $200 per 10,000 cfm swell in the price of operating your HVAC equipment. The expenditure does not include the outlay for clean up of drain pans, air ducts or dirty A/C oils.

But wait, there is more: Continued operation of a frozen air-conditioning system not only fritters away costly energy, it can also result in addition damage to your A/C unit. Among other key points of service, the American Cooling and Heating A/C and Heat Pump maintenance plan examines HVAC equipment in Mesa, Phoenix and other regional Arizona communities for compliance with:

  • Recommended airflow by measurement
  • Correct refrigerant measurements
  • Manufacturer installation specifications
  • National and local installation codes
  • National and local electrical standards
  • AND More.



Mesa AC Installation and AC Sales Company Announces Mesa Air Conditioning Buyer’s Guide

American Cooling and Heating today released hidden bonuses in a new Mesa Air Conditioning Buyer’s Guide disclosing 5 tips to help homeowners reap best performance from a new AC installation.

 “The tips are for everyone, but this 10% Discount On HVAC Maintenance Services* are for regional Mesa Arizona homeowners.”

Today American Cooling and Heating reaches out to Mesa AC installation or Air Conditioning services customers by embedding a 10% discount on all ACH performed HVAC maintenance services within article content designed to help everyone make more informed A/C buying decisions. The primary article covers five important aspects of the cooling equipment buyer-decision:

  1. Unit Sizing
  2. System Efficiency
  3. Hardcopy Quotes
  4. Moisture Management
  5. AND Right-sizing tonnage to SEER.

You don’t have to live in Mesa Arizona to make use of this Mesa Air Conditioning buyer’s guide. However, as a special promotion to Mesa residents, from now until July 9th, 2014 American Cooling and Heating is giving a “10% Discount On HVAC Maintenance Services*” to Mesa, AZ homeowners. So make it happen. The ACH 24/7 HVAC service team is on-call, stocked for repairs, and ready to roll into your neighborhood.

Mesa Air Conditioning From A Reliable Local Company

American Cooling and Heating is licensed, bonded and insured for HVAC installation and services in Phoenix and most other regions of Arizona. Company services include: Expert AC installation/replacement of Carrier, Goodman, Amana, Rheem, Trane, Lennox, Ruud, York, and all major brands and types of Air Conditioning and Heat Pump units. Service areas include: Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, and all surrounding areas in Arizona.

“We sell all brands of air conditioning and heat pumps, and our HVAC service teams can quickly and efficiently perform Air Conditioning and Heat Pump replacement in any service-area home,” Scot Morgan.

From now until July 9th, 2014 American Cooling and Heating is giving a “10% Price Reduction On HVAC Maintenance Services*” to Mesa, AZ residents who own their home. Plus: All AC installation and service work performed by American Cooling and Heating is 100% Workmanship Guaranteed. For more information on Mesa air conditioning pricing and installation, click here.




  1. Maintenance must be performed by an authorized American Cooling and Heating HVAC technician.
  2. The contents in this article reflect accumulated data from various sources. ACH cannot and does not accept any legal responsibility to any person in respect of anything or the consequences of any reader responses, actions or lack of actions associated with reliance upon the whole or any part of this article and its content. All trademarks, logos, and associated content displayed are the property of their respective owners.





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