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.

What kind of air filter should I buy?

What kind of air filter should I buy? Great question, because there are a lot of different types of filters out there. The right one for your A/C unit will depend on a few different things: 1. Budget (be careful here, low budget air filters may cost you in the long run)2. Environment, type of A/C unit3. Filter size4. Level of filtration required.WH...
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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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Best of Winter Moments in the Valley of the Sun

Well, with the return of ninety degree weather, we can pretty much bid farewell to our short winter season here in the Valley. It did get cold for about two weeks around Christmas, right? At least that was a nice festive touch. Here are a few of our favorite moments from this year's winter season: Mild winters equal perfect days for new unit instal...
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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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SEER Rating - Going Green With Your A/C

Not only is going green a huge trend right now, saving on energy bills is an ongoing quest for most Americans.  An energy-efficient air conditioning unit is pretty important, especially for those of us who live in the Valley.  Did you know that your total heating and cooling expenses equal 40% of your annual electricity bill?  So “going green” can be...
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Run Capacitor: Not Quite The Flux Capacitor

Ok, so this round canister-looking part in the picture is not actually a flux capacitor, and it can’t help you time-travel, but it really is called a run capacitor.  The run capacitor plays a very important role in how well the air conditioner runs. What a Run Capacitor Does A run capacitor's function is to start compressors and motors and keep them...
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Hot Spots? Balancing Air Flow In Your Home

Do you have that one room in your home which is always warmer than the others?  Hopefully it’s not your bedroom!  Do you wonder what causes hot spots in your house?  Does it drive you crazy? Hot Spots One warm room is usually the result of improper duct sizing.  The air conditioner can't supply the right air flow to the room...
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Fun Facts About Air Conditioning

We are well into the summer months in Phoenix, and are more grateful than ever for air conditioning!  Here are a few fun facts to celebrate air conditioning: Air conditioning makes desert areas livable and profitable!  Thanks to A/C, large cities in the southwest are able to exist, bringing economic benefits to their states.  Otherwise, all large, economically powerful cities would...
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Off or On?

This topic is always a great debate:  Do you save more energy by turning the air conditioner completely off when you leave, or do you change it to a higher setting?  We at Clark Heating & Cooling have experimented with both options, just to see the effect it would have on our electric bill. The argument for turning the air conditioner...
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Mini Split

  What is a mini split?  Sounds like a small air conditioner, right?  That’s true, but there are a few more details when it comes to explaining all about a mini split! Mini Split vs Regular Split System A mini split is similar to a regular split air conditioning system. The main difference is there isn't any duct work attached to...
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