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Leading Phoenix Air Conditioning Company Releases New Guide For Residents Living With Asthma

Trane CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner - Living with asthmaAmerican Cooling and Heating today announced release of “Living With Asthma, A PDF For Phoenix Arizona Residential Customers.” All readers are welcome to download this updated report.

 “Asthma: It’s frightening, hard on the body, and more common than many people suspect. With regional Phoenix heat on the rise, ACH strives the help AZ residents find comfort in the mist of the flames. Living with asthma is not easy.”

Today American Cooling and Heating out of Phoenix, Arizona reaches out to area residents by delivering a free “Living With Asthma” pdf report. The information in “Living With Asthma, A PDF For Phoenix Arizona Residential Customers” includes the following sections:

Section I: Creating An Asthmatic Friendly Home   

1) Air filtration   
2) Dusting the House  
3) Clean Bedding   
4) Upholstery   
5) Carpeting   
6) Pets   
7) Clutter  
8) Dehumidifiers and Air Conditioning  

Section II: Effectively Managing Asthma   

1) A Respiratory Disorder   
2) Learning The Cause   
3) Medication   
4) Asthma-Friendly Home   
5) Dealing With Attacks   

So don’t miss out. The report is now available on the American Cooling and Heating primary website.


American Cooling and Heating – The Company

Established in 1993 and founded on the principles of value-for-your-money with quality HVAC installation and services workmanship, American Cooling and Heating services regional Phoenix, including: Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale and more. ACH has an unsurpassed reputation for technical proficiency in all sectors of residential, commercial and industrial air conditioning, refrigeration and heating. Among other considerations, every American Cooling and Heating technician, salesperson, office worker or manager is selected based upon five points of business ethnics:

  1. Skill for the task at hand
  2. Demonstrated respect for the Company, the Company’s customers, and for self
  3. A record of reliable work ethnics, on-time arrival, and efficient work habits
  4. Successful clearance via a rigid background check
  5. Unchallenged completion of drug testing by a certified testing firm.

ACH promotes extended deals on all HVAC products, including expert Air Conditioning repair and Air Conditioning replacement of Amana, Rheem, Goodman, Carrier, Ruud, Lennox, Trane and other brand name HVAC equipment. Service trucks are fully stocked and ready to roll 24/7. ACH techs can handle all types of cooling, heating, heat pumps, furnaces, air handlers, refrigeration, and HVAC equipment.

In addition to being bonded, licensed and insured for Arizona Air Conditioning services, American Cooling and Heating also stands out as:

  • AZROC K79 license 183933 Residential, Commercial, Industrial, HVAC and Refrigeration Contractor
  • AZROC KB2 license 238225 Residential, Commercial General Contractor
  • TDLR TACLA21146C Residential, Commercial, Industrial, HVAC and Refrigeration Contractor
  • Australian Licensed Air Conditioning And Refrigeration Contractor – Fair Trading, Arctick, Energy Safety, OHS White Card
  • UK Europe – CSCS Refrigeration And Air Conditioning Service And Installation Engineer. CSCS Black Card –       Project Manager
  • Member Of Air Conditioning Contractors Of America
  • AND As an A+ member of the Better Business Bureau.

To reap a copy of the ACH, “Living With Asthma, A PDF For Phoenix Arizona Residential Customers,” the book cover.

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Why Phoenix Heat Pump Installation is the Right Arizona Heating Option

Whether Heating or Cooling, Phoenix Heat Pump Installation Makes Good Arizona Sense

Against the moderate heating requirements but intense cooling demands of Arizona, Phoenix heat pump installation provides a logical, economical and comfortable HVAC solution. Although slightly more pricey than standard central Air Conditioning, heat pumps provide an effective energy-efficient alternative to central gas, electric or fuel oil furnace systems.

Whereas standard A/C units shift heat from within your home by extracting the hot interior air and replacing it with cooler exterior air, heat pumps function on the order of an Air Conditioning system and a refrigerator unit. This means they move warm air in both directions. For example: A refrigerator compressor uses electricity to shift heat from insider your cooler to outside your cooler. In the process of removing the heat from within the refrigerator, the compressor dumps warm air into the kitchen.

When functioning as an Air Conditioning system, your Phoenix heat pump extracts warm air from within your home, dumps it into the exterior Arizona environment and then returns cooler exterior air into your home. As a heating system, the heat pump extracts warm air from exterior Arizona environment, dumps it into your Phoenix home and then moves the cooler inside air into the outside environment.

Correctly installed heat pumps move heat rather than generate heat. If a skilled and reputable Phoenix HVAC dealer handles your Phoenix heat pump installation, the system will provide as much as four times the amount of energy it consumes. For more details on quality Phoenix HP installation, click here.


Air-Source Heat Pumps – The Most Commonly Installed Phoenix A/C Equipment

Modern heat pump technology provides a multitude of HVAC options, including absorption heat pumps, geothermal (ground-source or water-source) heat pumps and the common air-source heat pump.

Geothermal Heat Pumps – As a highly efficient but costly HVAC solution, geothermal HP equipment utilizes natural ground and/or water temperatures. The units tend to have a lower operating cost that other HVAC heating solutions. However, they have specific regional requirements for subsoil conditions and physical routing space. As a heating solution in regions that typically experience extreme temperatures, geothermal heat pumps provide a high level of customer satisfaction. As a Phoenix heat pump installation option, they may be more costly than what is reasonably acceptable.

Absorption Heat Pumps – Typically called gas-fired heat pumps, absorption HP units are relatively new to the residential HVAC marketplace. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, residential absorption heat pumps are fuel driven systems that use ammonia-water absorption cycles. The ammonia is absorbed into water rather than pressure pumped. The heat source is used to boil the ammonia out of the water. Absorption heat pumps are currently only available on homes to the scale of 4,000 plus sq. feet.

Air-Source Heat Pumps – Typical Phoenix heat pump installation projects use air-source HP solutions. Designed to transfer heat from house air to outside air or from outside air to house air, air source heat pumps are energy efficient, reliable and comfortable. During the winter, an American Cooling and Heating installed AZ heat pump can trim your electric usage by as much as 40%. High-efficiency air source heat pumps provide improved humidity control over standard central air conditions. Against the mean average temperatures in Arizona, a Phoenix heat pump installation not only makes good AZ sense, it makes the best AZ sense.

Some Arizona homes are not equipped with a duct system. AC&H can also install a ductless, mini-split heat pump system. Modern heat pump technology also includes a system called “reverse cycle chillers.”  Designed for use as a radiant floor HVAC solution, “reverse cycle chillers” generate hot and cold water rather than air.

For more details on your Arizona HVAC options, click here.


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Arizona Air Filtration, The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

Arizona Air FiltrationCan Installing Arizona Air Filtration Devices Improve Your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Recent reports evidence the benefits Arizona Air Filtration has on the effect of Phoenix indoor air quality. According to the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency, area homeowners don’t have to risk the IAQ dangers associated with radon. The report “Radon Doesn’t Have To Be A Problem,” identifies clear health benefits linked to Arizona air filtration. According to the Radiation Regulatory Agency, radon IAQ problems can be reduced by any of three differing methods:

  • Use an air filtration device to capture, filter and re-inject the ducted supply lines of central forced air heating and A/C systems
  • Install a stand-alone central Arizona air filtration system on homes that lack central A/C and central heating
  • Install console HEPA filter systems in Phoenix regional homes that lack space for forced air duct systems.

Controlling the problem by use of air filtration devices is dependent upon the existing type of heating and cooling system – or the lack thereof of any central HVAC units. The Arizona-based Regulatory Agency goes on to advise homeowners concerning current radon management systems versus new technology systems. Many regional homes may us active soil depressurization systems, yet the Agency suggests that applying one of the three air filtration solutions can not only control radon but also reduce the effects of allergies and asthma. If your radon levels are relatively low, the Agency says you might be better off considering new indoor air control technology.

Furthermore, the Agency offers the following primary instructions for correct application and assured performance:

  • HEPA Connections – Hire a qualified Arizona HVAC mechanical contractor for the installation. If possible, your indoor air quality system should connect to your existing air conditioning or furnace duct-work.
  • Testing – Ensure that your air filtration system effectively manages the radon decay level in your home.

Understand that radon is not reduced, but rather the harmful radon decay products are reduced. Understand also that Arizona air filtration is only effectively appropriate for radon levels from 4 to 8 pCi/L.


Radon Only One Danger Managed By Effective Arizona Air Filtration

State indoor radon sampling indicates that Arizona homes may slightly exceed the EPA recommended action level for radon concentrations. But this is a rate that hangs near to the national average.

The good news: Temperatures is Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale and other Arizona regions tend to help reduce the amount of radon that is drawn into a home. The bad news: Arizona sub floor forced air conditioning systems often use return air ducts that run on the soil below slab floors. This results in overall poorer indoor air quality. Here are some steps you can take to immediately reduce the problem:

  • When weather permits, ventilate your home
  • Open some windows
  • Open doors and use freestanding fans to force exterior air to pass through your home
  • Contact American Cooling and Heating for immediate installation of Trane Clean Effects Whole Home Filtration.

But remember: Indoor air quality is not just about radon. According to the U.S. EPA, indoor air pollutants fall into two categories: 1) Particulate matter such as animal dander, dust, molds, pollen and smoke 2) Gaseous pollutants such as arises from adhesives, cleaning products, gas cooking, pesticides and varnish.

Clean air systems can remove many indoor air contaminates. Air filtration devices function on the order of particle removers, gaseous pollutant removers and pollutant destruction devices. American Cooling and Heating is licensed, bonded and insured to handle your Arizona air conditioning and indoor air quality problems. We can install, repair or inspect your existing HVAC equipment.

For help in deciding which indoor air filtration device, click here, is best for your Arizona home contact American Cooling and Heating today.





Arizona Air Conditioning Benefits From New Energy Saving Technologies

Arizona Air Conditioning - Temperature key for the "five-year average global temperature anomalies from 1880 to 2010" video

Can New Innovations in Arizona Air Conditioning Cut Your Rate of Energy Consumption?


Arizona Air Conditioning – Even as global warming increases and temperatures rise, the technology to produce more energy efficient HVAC equipment moves forward. Throughout the world, including Phoenix, Mesa and other Arizona regions, the demand for reliable cost-efficient home and office A/C performance is on the increase. The heat wave is here and the future will bring even more.

But will the new innovations in air conditioning actually reduce your Arizona energy bills?

Rising Energy Consumption Reflects A Worldwide Growth In Air Conditioning Demands

Even as the summer sun settles beneath the horizon and fall slips upon Phoenix AZ and other U.S. cities, the luxury of home air conditioning remains a worldwide desire. China and India are finally coming to age, demanding home cooling equipment and driving an A/C buying spree that is increasing at the rate of 20 percent per year.  According to the national energy experts, home cooling in the United States requires as much as 185 billion kilowatt-hours of yearly energy consumption. How much demand will ride the coattails of China and India?

Somehow, we must learn to beat the heat without fueling the fires of global warming. We cannot continue to fuel cooling systems with fossil fuels. According to Cheryl Martin deputy director of the U.S. Advanced Research Project Agency for Energy (ARPA-E), prevention and control lies in technology that can reduce the energy consumption of air conditioning equipment.

ARPA-E Funding Applied to New Innovations in A/C Technology

By using chlorofluorocarbons and other refrigerants to absorb heat, conventional air conditioning systems collect internal heat and then expel it into the outside environment. The process requires electricity to power compressors and pumps. New alternatives seek to replace refrigerant materials with solid materials that consume less energy. ARPA-E funding encourages a development of technology that will enable a thermoelectric solid to absorb heat. 

  • The end goal: Produce cheaper refrigerators and air conditioning equipment
  • What makes it effective: A lack of moving parts
  • The results: Fewer breakdowns and better reliability in rural areas.

A/C Technology That Uses Membranes and Water Condensing Processes

A project that began with funding via ARPA-E makes use of specialty membranes capable of producing cool air by condensing water. Under development by Dais Analytic Corp, ADMA and other “new innovation air conditioning” performers, the projects have become so effective as to pick up financial backing from the U.S. Navy. The system is being designed to meet the air conditioning and dehumidifier needs for troops and equipment in Afghanistan and Iraq. Efficiency improvements are expected to reach 30 percent or more. This means less fuel consumption, less transportation needs and less life endangerment due to fewer convoys.

Think about how effective such a cost-efficient system would be as an alternative Arizona Air Conditioning solution. A system that supports Navy troops is well worth consideration for home use.

Time is, of course, an issue. From development to commercial, home and office use, membrane technologies will go through many changes. The Navy is pushing. Expect the technology to move forward quickly and efficiently. ARPA-E discussions even include the possibility of cooling via the power of magnets or sound waves.

Affects on Mesa, Scottsdale and Other Phoenix Arizona Air Conditioning Requirements

According to the National Weather Service Phoenix AZ, recent Valley temperatures have exceeded 122 °F+. Some stretches of 100 °F+ temperatures have run as long as 76 days. More efficient Arizona air conditioning can benefit the people and the city. Meeting the growing demand for better cooling in a way that cost-effectively reduces the greenhouse consequences should be a priority of every citizen.

 For more information on how new Air Conditioning technology can improve your Phoenix home comfort level, click here.


HVAC Phoenix Arizona Consumer Guide For Air Conditioning Replacement

HVAC Phoenix Arizona ServicesShould You Replace Your HVAC Phoenix Arizona Equipment?

According to the HVAC Phoenix Arizona field service team at American Cooling and Heating, the technology of modern home and business air conditioning equipment enables A/C installers to better custom-fit heating and cooling products to the precise needs of Arizona Air Conditioning customers. Energy Star qualified heat pumps and central A/C units provide better service, better long-term energy savings and better reliability than the decade old counterparts of yesteryear.

When your heating and air Phoenix equipment needs indicate product replacement, consider the following important points of interest: 

  • How do the up-front costs compare to the projected long-term savings?
  • Will current rebates or other buyer incentives help reduce the purchase and installation price?
  • Which brand best fits your specific HVAC Phoenix Arizona environment?
  • How do you compare brand reputation and dependability to actual air conditioning brand performance? 


Installing Phoenix Air Conditioning, The First Step

Functionality is the primary concern, but the age of your home A/C system also plays a major role in choices. The following checklist comes from resources at Energy Star, but it also includes several “common-sense” thoughts from the Heating and Air Phoenix professionals at American Cooling and Heating: 

  • Age – If your A/C is over 10 years old, a newer unit can reduce your Arizona cooling and heating cost by as much as 30 percent
  • Excessive Noise – Some older units are just plain loud, but sometimes excessive noisy indicates problems with the indoor coil; call for service at: East (480) 699-2516   Central (602) 734-5422   West (623) 335-7697
  • Functionality – If your existing Phoenix Air Conditioning system is damaged beyond a cost-effective repair, upgrading becomes a no-brainer.
  • Performance – If your existing heating and air Phoenix equipment is undersized for the selected environment and cooling area, upgrading can save you money and provide a better level of home comfort
  • Reliability – When an older cooling system begins to accumulate frequent repair bills and energy consumption costs, a unit replacement may provide a less expensive and more comfortable solution to the problems.


Installing Phoenix Air Conditioning, Paying Yourself

A decision to install new home A/C equipment is guided by to areas of motivation: 1) Home comfort and 2) The cost of energy. Yet, like young lovers walking in the moonlight, comfort and costs go hand in hand. When your Arizona home’s HVAC system fails to provide family comfort, that system typically consumes excess energy. Installing new Phoenix Air Conditioning is of little value if it fails to provide you and your family with comfort and energy efficient costs savings. Make sure the two decision-making components align.


Installing Phoenix Air Conditioning, Shopping for SEER

The A/C standard, Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) indicates the expected efficiency of a given cooling unit. Higher SEER ratings typically indicate better cooling at lower operating expenses. There is, however, a break line, a point where gain in your particular situation gets maxed out. When buying new HVAC Phoenix Arizona equipment, ask your installer to clearly explain the benefits of each level of SEER increase. In short: Don’t oversize the unit.


A/C Buying Guide Conclusion

The end is rather clear: To save money and ensure home comfort, replace your Arizona Heat Pump or A/C system with a durable, accurately sized and professionally installed system. Look for rebates and other price reductions. Remember also that there is a difference between a warranty and a guarantee. The first insures the product. The second ensures the quality of the installation and the customer support. For information on the American Cooling and Heating customer guarantee, click here.



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