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Erika Leitz
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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

What is Air Scrubber Plus? Air Scrubber Plus is a revolutionary indoor air quality system designed to eliminate harmful air pollutants and odor-causing bacteria in your home. With ActivePure technology, the Air Scrubber Plus cleans, freshens, and purifies the air in your home by using “specialized germicidal UV light waves along with a proprietary catalytic process that creates enviroscrubbing molecules of oxygen and hydrogen, just like nature’s outdoor scrubbers.” Air Scrubber Plus was designed using Certified Space Technology that was originally developed by NASA to help protect you, your family, and your home...

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Erika Leitz
Posted By Erika Leitz

Learn How To Wring Out The Wasted Cooling From Your Air Conditioner The U.S. Department of Energy claims that “heating and cooling accounts for more than half of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes.” Learn right now from one of Phoenix Arizona’s best industry experts how to squeeze every ounce of cooling capacity from your home air conditioning system. We spend a large amount of money keeping our air conditioning up and running. Living in Arizona with average summer temperatures of 105°F, there’s really no choice in the matter – we’ve got...

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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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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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Jamie Larson
General Manager
Change Air Filters Every Thirty Days or Else!
Calender September 28, 2015 at 10:32am
Posted By Jamie Larson

How often do you replace your air filter? We all know it should be every thirty days right? Let’s be honest, most of us forget and let it go longer than we should. Even though I’m a HVAC guy I sometimes get too busy and put it off for longer than I should as well. As such a simple task we cannot afford to let this happen, it’s far too important to let it go. At Larson Air Conditioning we get many calls for air conditioning units not cooling. Obviously we do because we’re an air conditioner repair company. What I mean is many of our calls are because air filters are the source of the problem. They’re dirty! They...

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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
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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