Clark Heating and Cooling blog

Clark Heat and Cool is a Phoenix, Arizona based HVAC specialty service company and this blog is to help keep their client, and prospective clients, up to date with changes in the HVAC industry.

R-22 and You

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Have you heard the news? The refrigerant R-22 is banned, as of 2020!What does this mean for you?Will you need a new AC unit in 2020?Yes, it is true, the refrigerant R-22 will no longer be allowed to be produced, as of the year 2020.The EPA has determined R-22, which contains chlorine, is detrimental to the ozone layer in our atmosphere.They have ma...
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Pinterest-ing Your A/C Unit

By now, I think everyone has heard of Pinterest! This electronic pinboard site is incredibly popular and full of creative ideas, ranging from the latest cookie dough recipes (my favorite) to methods on how to upcycle your old toilet paper rolls (my LEAST favorite-nothing says classy like a toilet paper roll wreath on the front door). With all the i...
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It’s Time For Your Heater!

 It's winter in Phoenix! Finally, the daytime temperatures are reasonable, and you can wear boots and jackets at night! This also means you might be thinking about turning on your heater in the early morning or at night, just to take the chill off. Is there anything you need to do before turning it on?Heat It UP!​Not really! Go ahead and chang...
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Climate Control Apps Making Life Easier

Thanks to technology, it is possible to monitor your home's climate control system right from your smartphone! There are several climate control apps which can be linked to your home's thermostat, allowing for easy, remote access to the thermostat. These apps make it possible to lower the air conditioner's temperature when you start your evening co...
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Business Remodels: New A/C Installation

Clark Heating & Cooling recently completed a huge remodeling job for what will someday be a local restaurant.   Local businesses really are the backbone of a community, and getting an empty building ready for a new, locally owned shop is a privilege.InstallationIn our last blog, we talked about tenant improvements, and doing an installation job for a restaurant is similar to this,...
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Making Tenant Improvements!

At Clark Heating & Cooling, we often focus on service calls, aka “fixing A/Cs,” simply because we live in one of the warmest climates in the United States. Air conditioners here in Phoenix really take a beating during the summer.  However, we also install new climate control systems, and even do some remodeling projects.  One of the types of remodeling projects...
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Product Review-Air Filters

There are many different types of air filters available on the market.  In fact, air filters seem to be sold everywhere-even drug stores sell them!  How can you know if you are choosing the right type?  We would like to give a quick explanation of a few types of air filters, and let you know which one we prefer.First of all,...
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Amana ATS4271GT Thermostat Product Review

Today we would like to spotlight one of our favorite products for you!  We are constantly checking out new technology in the air conditioning field, and we love to try each product to make sure it will work well for our customers.  The aspect of air conditioning technology which seems to change the most often is thermostat design.  It seems that...
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Does A/C Increase Productivity - A Review Of “No Sweat” Part 1

The Economist is an international online and print journal which delivers news on a wide range of topics, ranging from current political events to the latest culture trends worldwide.  Last year, The Economist published an article discussing the varying costs of making hot climates livable.  One major point outlined in the article was that air conditioning can increase productivity.  We featured...
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Monsoon Season and Your A/C

The Valley has experienced some huge rainstorms this monsoon season!  The rain is much needed here in Arizona, and also provides welcome relief from the summer heat.  However, the monsoon storms can also be destructive, as we have seen recently.  What does this mean for your air conditioning system?  Depending on the strength of the storm, the monsoon definitely can have...
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