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.

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day to everyone! Labor Day became a Federal Holiday in the 19th century, and we still celebrate today.  We at Clark Heating & Cooling hope you are able to take a break from work and enjoy the day relaxing!Things That Make Us SmileWe are grateful for our air conditioning jobs, and even when it’s hot and unpleasant outside, we...
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Thermostatic Expansion Valve (TXV)

  This twisty part which is found in an A/C unit regulates the refrigerant flow for the indoor coil.  It is called a thermostatic expansion valve, or TXV, for short.  The TXV makes sure the A/C unit maintains maximum efficiency by allowing only a certain amount of refrigerant to flow into the evaporator. This control over the flow of refrigerant is...
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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 DoesA run capacitor's function is to start compressors and motors and keep them running at...
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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 SpotsOne warm room is usually the result of improper duct sizing.  The air conditioner can't supply the right air flow to the room due to...
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22 Point Inspection: We Check It All Out

At Clark Heating & Cooling, we always emphasize the importance of routine maintenance to keep your air conditioner in top shape.  Are you curious about what exactly goes into our routine maintenance checks?  We perform a detailed 22 point inspection, making sure everything is working properly.Here are the items we check in our 22 point inspection* Freon levels per manufacturer’s specifications,...
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99 Problems But My A/C Ain't One Of Them

As a homeowner, you know that things around the house need constant upkeep.  Weeding, mowing, tree trimming, oiling hinges, and other fun projects such as these can keep you extremely busy on the weekends!  With all the home maintenance items on your list, you don’t need to add air conditioner troubles!Here are three easy tips on how to keep your A/C...
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Customer Satisfaction: Why We Love The A/C Business

Of course we love air conditioning!  How can we not, living in the Valley of the Sun?  Air conditioning makes living here bearable, and obviously, it’s also our way of life.  But we love the trade of air conditioning itself.We Love Working OutdoorsWe love working with our hands and we love the benefits of  working outdoors.  We are not desk people,...
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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 be located...
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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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Crane Service & Air Conditioners

Have you ever wondered how we lift a heavy air conditioner onto the roof of a home or business?  We use a crane!  An A/C unit weighs between 700 to 800 pounds, and getting a unit on the roof would be impossible without a crane.We Hire the Best Crane ServiceWe use a third party crane service, Smiley Crane,  who is trusted...
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