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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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.WHA...
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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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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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FAQ’s About Phoenix’s Fall Weather & Your Heater

Happy Fall!  Even though the almanac says the seasons have changed, it doesn't always feel that way in Phoenix!  When the midday temperatures still reach over ninety degrees, but the mornings and evenings are cooler, how does this impact your air conditioner?  When is a good time to start preparing your heater for winter?FAQ's About Your HeaterHere are some frequently asked...
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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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Heating And Air Conditioning FAQs

Do you have questions about when your air conditioner should be checked?  What about when to change the filter?  Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we encounter, along with our answers:Answering Your Heating And Air Conditioning FAQsQ:  When should my A/C be checked?  What about the heater? A:  Both your A/C and heater should be checked once a year,...
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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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