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.

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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Routine Maintenance Part II

Today we bring you Routine Maintenance Part II! We want to talk about the importance of keeping your air conditioning unit in the best working condition.  As previously mentioned, this is achieved through routine maintenance.  Look closely at the picture above.  Can you see what happened here?  A wire is completely burned through! It's HOT Out There! Because it's hot here in...
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Supply House Fun

When your air conditioner needs a repair, most times, our service technicians have the needed replacement parts stocked in their trucks.  But what about large parts or specialty parts? We Head to the Supply House! That’s why we love our A/C supply houses!  Supply houses are large warehouses full of all the needed materials for the trade.  If the supply house...
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Thermostats - So Many Choices!

  There are many types of thermostats to choose from!  How can you know which one is right for you? Here are a few of our favorite options, covering every price range and style preference.  We like the digital thermostats for a more modern look, and Honeywell is our preferred brand. They have proven to be both cost-effective and very reliable....
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Air Duct Cleaning

  What is air duct cleaning?  And is it necessary?  We hear these questions often, and even though Clark Heating & Cooling does not offer air duct cleaning services, we would like to discuss the pros and cons of this type of cleaning. It's Dusty in the Desert Due to our extremely dusty climate, it makes sense that everything in your...
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Evaporative Coolers

If you live in an older neighborhood in the Valley, you may have noticed many of the houses in your area have two box-like structures on the roof.  One of them is the air conditioner, and the other box is most likely an evaporative cooler.  So what exactly is an evaporative cooler, and why are they only on some homes? What...
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Dirty Coils - Hazardous to Your A/C

It’s usually pretty dusty outside here in the Valley!  Even without a dust storm, our air is not exactly the cleanest.  Did you know that just by getting your A/C coils rinsed, it can run much more effectively? Coil Rinsing This method of rinsing is actually called “coil cleaning.”  As mentioned in an earlier post, your air conditioning unit sucks in...
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Routine Maintenance Part 1

Your air conditioner works hard, especially during the summer!  There are lots of moving pieces to your air conditioner, and it's important to make sure everything is working right.  Clark Heating & Cooling recommends regular routinee maintenance on your climate control system.  Your home’s A/C should be checked once in the spring, and your heater should be checked once in the fall.  You'll...
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Freon: The Key to Cool

Even though it’s over 100 degrees outside, the inside of your house is a nice, cool temperature, thanks to your air conditioner.  Have you ever wondered how your A/C  produces cold air? The answer is Freon! Freon is a cooling substance that runs through the A/C unit, and is a chemical made of carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, and fluorine.  The word “Freon” is...
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LOWER YOUR ENERGY BILL THIS SUMMER

Now that we're into the summer months, electric bills will be soaring! Here are a few tips to help you lower your energy bill this summer. 1. Wash Dishes by Hand If you don’t have an energy efficient dishwasher, you might be able to lower your energy bill washing your dishes by hand. Dish washing costs can be hard to figure out...
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