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Erika Leitz
Posted By Erika Leitz

The Importance of HVAC Manual J Load Calculations Installing a new air conditioner or heating unit in your home is an intricate process because every house is unique and requires a specific amount of heating and cooling to keep your home warm in the winters and cool in the summers. In order to provide consistent comfort for you and your family, it is necessary to have appropriately sized equipment. When purchasing a new system, completing a Manual J Load Calculation before installation is the only precise method a homeowner can trust to accurately measure their heating and cooling load. If you are replacing an existing...

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Erika Leitz
SureSwitch Contactor Upgrade
Calender July 26, 2017 at 12:31pm
Posted By Erika Leitz

What is a contactor? The contactor in your AC system acts as a switch to power up the compressor when your thermostat requests a cooling cycle. When your unit is off and power is not needed, the copper contacts shown below are slightly lifted in an open position, breaking the electrical circuit. Once your thermostat decides it’s time to begin cooling, it sends a signal to the electrical contacts telling them to interlock the contacts so that electricity can flow freely. After your thermostat is satisfied it tells the contacts to disengage and cut off the energy supply. Contactor Failure The main purpose of the...

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Erika Leitz
Posted By Erika Leitz

Choosing The Right HVAC System Is Your Solution To Consistent Comfort! Think about how much time you spend in your Scottsdale, Arizona home. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), people in the United States spend about 69% of their time indoors at home. Now ask yourself: In that time spent at home, are you comfortable? If your answer is no, think about what is causing you to be uncomfortable. Is it the temperature? Poor air circulation? Humid/stuffy rooms? There are several factors that affect your overall comfort. Common Comfort Concerns: Do you have trouble sleeping in the summer? Do you...

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Jamie Larson
General Manager
Posted By Jamie Larson

At Larson Air Conditioning we're big advocates of air conditioner maintenance. Whether it’s once or twice a year it’s definitely necessary and important. It's the single best way to keep your air conditioner running reliably Arizona. The easiest way to relate this is to your car. I've probably said this a thousand times but hear I go again, typically a home heating and air conditioning system in Phoenix operates approximately 3,300 hours per year, a car driven for the same 3,300 hours at 65 M.P.H. would travel through 214,500 miles! During this time you would arrange for multiple oil changes, lubrications,...

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Erika Leitz
Posted By Erika Leitz

As an HVAC company devoted to the highest quality customer service and satisfaction, we proudly participate in the Arizona Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program to guarantee your home is performing at it’s optimum energy efficiency. This nation-wide program began in New York in 2001 and was specifically implemented to help homeowners increase energy efficiency and enhance their homes' overall performance. To date, the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR network includes “over 40 local programs and 1,500 home improvement contractors,” per the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Larson Air Conditioning...

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Jamie Larson
General Manager
Heating and Air Conditioning Maintenance
Calender September 18, 2015 at 3:02pm
Posted By Jamie Larson

It's essential that you have a great heating and air conditioning system in your home or business. In Arizona or any other state, your living and working quarters need to be properly heated or cooled, depending on the weather variables, in order to live comfortably. Have you ever lived in a home that has no air conditioner or cooling system of any sort when the weather outside is humid and hot? How comfortable were you? Did you feel like hiding from the heat, but couldn't find anywhere to hide? That's extremely uncomfortable! Inversely, have you ever had the heater go out in your home right in the middle of winter when the...

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Jamie Larson
General Manager
Do You Have Your Ducts in a Row?
Calender November 15, 2014 at 11:48am
Posted By Jamie Larson

Let's get to know our ducts. Single family residential homes in the Greater Phoenix area with a forced-air heating and cooling system has ducts. They are in the attic, in walls, within the sub-floor or in the basement depending on how your home was built. Ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house and are massively important. Do you have high utility bills, stuffy rooms, or a dusty house? It's likely because of your ducts! In typical houses in Phoenix, about 20% of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. The result is higher utility bills and...

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Jamie Larson
General Manager
Posted By Jamie Larson

A programmable thermostat is ideal for people who are away from home during set periods of time throughout the week. Through proper use of pre-programmed settings, a programmable thermostat can save you about $180 every year in energy costs. How Do You Choose the Right One for You? To decide which model is best for you, think about your schedule and how often you are away from home for regular periods of time—work, school, other activities—and then decide which of the three different models best fits your schedule: 7-day models are best if your daily schedule tends to change; for example, if children are at home earlier on...

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Erika Leitz
Posted By Erika Leitz

Product Spotlight: 5-2-1 Compressor Saver Think about how many times your air conditioner cycles on and off every day. Of course it’s different for every unit and dependent upon the time of year, but generally most AC units kick on four times per hour or every fifteen minutes. In fact, your compressor may start up more than 6,000 times during a single Arizona summer in order to keep your home comfortable. The compressor in your air conditioning unit is the single largest consumer of energy amongst all the components that make up an air conditioning and heating system. It’s the heart of the system. To get it...

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Jamie Larson
General Manager
Posted By Jamie Larson

Phoenix, AZ - Larson Air Conditioning is proud to announce that they now require all their home air conditioning service technicians to be N.A.T.E. Certified. It's no longer just a preference for employment consideration it's a prerequisite! North American Technician Excellence is an independent, third party organization that develops tests for HVAC professionals. To become N.A.T.E. Certified a candidate must pass one core exam and one specialty exam. To name a few N.A.T.E. has developed a variety of specialty exams including: heat pump service, air conditioning installation, air balancing and gas heating. The exams were created...

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