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R22 Phase Out

Many homeowners have units which use R22– but what does this mean?

2017 Super Service Award

Air Zone Cooling and Heating Inc. is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2017....

Start Spring Cleaning with Your HVAC Unit

Spring has sprung and with that comes warmer weather. But before you switch on your AC unit, there are a few steps you should take to ensure it’s running efficiently.

The Most Common Furnace Issues

While having no heat in the dead of winter is no joke, you might be able to avoid that very expensive call to your heating repairman by troubleshooting some of the most common reasons your room is cold....

What Are The Most Common AC Unit Malfunctions?

Having an idea of the kind of malfunctioning problems an air conditioning unit can help determine if contacting a professional is needed. Here are some of the most common AC unit malfunctions:

How Often Should My Furnace be Inspected?

A yearly furnace inspection can prevent a furnace from malfunctioning or stop working suddenly during the cold months. Here are just a few reasons why an annual furnace checkup is beneficial for your home....

How to Prepare Your Furnace for the Winter

When preparing your furnace for the winter, the first thing you should do is check your filter and replace it as necessary. You should also change your thermostat so it is now in heating mode, rather than cooling mode like it may have been before....

How to Cool Down Your Air Conditioning Costs This Summer

With the temperatures rising as the dog days of Summer approach, we all turn on the air conditioning and try to hide from the sweltering heat. At the same time, our electric bills shoot through the roof. What can you do to lower your energy demand this summer without suffering through a heat wave?

Sounds that Signal Your AC Unit is Failing

During the brutal heat of the summer months, the last thing you need is walking into your home after a long day and finding out your AC unit isn't working. Before you find yourself saddled with a failed AC unit, pay attention to the sounds and signs that it is giving you.

When is The Right Time to Replace My Furnace?

A common question for many homeowners today is "When should I replace my furnace?" It can be very costly to replace a furnace, so there may be times that repair seems like the better alternative. However, there are three situations that spell out a clear need for a furnace replacement.

3 Effective Ways to Keep Heating Costs Down

If your furnace is running constantly but your house still doesn’t seem comfortable, it could be time to make some changes. Check out these three tips for bringing down high heating bills.

Why Is My Air Conditioner Frozen?

Air conditioners can freeze for a variety of reasons, but it most commonly occurs when there is a blockage within the system that prevents air from properly flowing through the various AC components, as well as when Freon levels are too low.

4 Common Reasons Your Furnace Isn't Working

Turning on your furnace for the first time in months, only to feel cold air blowing from your vents, can cause you to panic. Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed, check out these 4 common reasons why your furnace isn’t working.

The Importance of Fall Furnace Maintenance

In the same way that you would perform regular maintenance on your car, performing maintenance on your furnace is necessary to ensure that it is prepared to function perfectly whenever you need it.

Find the Best Heating Contractor in Las Vegas

Finding a honest, reliable, and professional heating contractor is important. Make sure you are comfortable with who you hire, trust is an important part of making the process easy for you and the contractor.

The Ever Improving Air Conditioner

Central air conditioning has come a long way over the decades, and is now considered standard equipment in many homes. Roughly 88 percent of all new construction projects every year include air conditioning.

What is an Air Handler?

For many homes in the Las Vegas, Nevada area, the heating and cooling system is an integral part of daily living. With freezing conditions in the winter and sweltering 100-degree temperatures come summer, your HVAC system may run for most of the year.

Gas Furnace: 10 Tips for Maintenance

Regular maintenance will help increase the life of the furnace. Additionally, substandard maintenance can be dangerous. Furnaces that are not properly maintained are more subject to gas leaks. Here are ten tips for keeping your gas furnace in optimum condition.

Furnace Maintenance

For the most part, heating systems are simple to maintain and do not cause many problems. Maintaining them properly is the key to keeping them operating efficiently. There are a few tasks you need to perform on a regular basis to ensure that your heating system does not break down when you need it the most.

What's the Risk of a Poor Heat Pump Installation

A good heat pump can help keep your home comfortable in regions where the temperature rarely drops below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The pump combines both air conditioning and heating and is an efficient way to regulate temperatures in your home.

What You Should Know About Setting Your Thermostat

Finding a comfortable yet energy efficient setting for your thermostat can be a challenge. Perhaps not everyone can agree on the setting, or you’re worried about high utility bills. These tips will help you enjoy lower utility bills, comfort, and improved energy efficiency this winter.

The Importance of a Good Thermostat and Filter

Your home is that one place where you spend a huge part of your day. Needless to say, it has to be comfortable and welcoming. But there are times when external factors ruin your comfort like the current times.

Heating Repair Las Vegas - The Most Common Questions

We service a lot of homeowners throughout Las Vegas and we tend to get similar questions when it comes to their heating repair. You may have some of the same questions; so here our answers to those common questions.

Common Heating Repairs in the Winter

When the temperature drops in the wintertime, you want to know that your furnace is ready to heat the home and keep you cozy. Unfortunately, it is likely that you will experience furnace problems at some point.

Safe Home Heating Tips To Prevent Fire

Did you know heat related fires are the second leading cause of fires in homes in the U.S.? This post includes tips provided by the Red Cross to help you prevent a fire in your home.

Heating System Parts You Should Know

Do you really understand the components that make up your heating system? We’ve listed them here so you know exactly what your technician is referring to when discussing your heating system.

Safe Air Conditioning Unit Removal

Before you wrench your air conditioning unit out of your window and dump it onto your truck in anticipation of a trip to the landfill, wait and learn.

Identifying a Capacitor Breakdown

There are two types of capacitors used in both heating and cooling systems and their main purpose is to temporarily store electrical charges. The two types are run and start capacitors. Run capacitors are used in furnaces, heat pumps and air conditioners.

Maintaining Your Central Air Conditioning System

Although homeowners should almost always opt for air conditioning specialists who are trained with repairs and installations, there are some things that homeowners can do to help their air conditioning unit themselves before they call a professional.

Cooling Down a Hot Room without Air Conditioning in Las Vegas

Being inside a hot house without air conditioning is one of the most uncomfortable things in the world. The piercing hot Las Vegas sun can be difficult to deal with and the accompanying bills that come with high air conditioning usage can break almost anyone’s piggy bank.

Do's and Don'ts for Extreme Heat in Las Vegas

As you know, the Las Vegas heat can be pretty extreme. So extreme than one of the main reasons for hospital visits in Las Vegas is dehydration. In addition to keeping your air conditioning system maintained, here are some do’s and don’ts for surviving the heat!

What Is The Difference In Air Conditioning Prices?

Have you noticed a big difference in air conditioning prices when shopping for a unit to cool off your house? While air conditioners are moderately expensive, not all of the low cost or high cost air conditioners are cost-effective over the long run.

Heat Pump Repairs: How to Troubleshoot Your Heat Pump Problems

Heat pump repairs can be inconvenient and expensive, but there is some good news. Not every heat pump repair requires calling in a professional. There are some heat pump fixes you can do yourself without incurring the cost of calling out a repair person

Two Ways to Go Green with your Home Heating in Las Vegas

To truly understand the green heating concepts, you need to understand the basic definition of “green” in terms of the environment and related products. When a product like a heating system is deemed “green,” this means that there are no environmental earth-based materials destroyed in the process.

Furnace Maintenance - A Necessary Homeowner's Chore

If you want your Las Vegas heating system to run optimally and last for years, you will have to conduct some routine maintenance on your furnace. Faulty settings, dirty filters and congested burners can all wreck havoc on the efficiency and operation of a furnace.

Are Heat Pumps Better for the Environment?

There was a time not too long ago that words “heat pump” and “environmentally friendly” did not go together at all. Heat pumps had a reputation for being terrible for the environment and for being a horribly inefficient way to heat and cool your home.

Las Vegas Heat Pump Installation: How to Hire the Right Installer

Investing in a heat pump is an important decision. Although heat pumps can save you money over time, the initial investment is a large one. For that reason, it is absolutely critical that you choose a qualified and reputable Las Vegas contractor to handle the installation.

Preventative Maintenance for Your Heating System

Fall is here! You depend on your heater to maintain your family’s comfort during cold winter months. It’s time to think about your Las Vegas heating maintenance. Fall is the best time to arrange a preventative maintenance or to replace your old unit for a high efficiency unit.

Insulation Is Important for Maintaining Heat in your Home

Fall and winter months are headed our way along with the cold Las Vegas air. Instead of cranking up our air conditioning systems, we will become dependent on heating systems to keep us warm. Reducing your energy bill may still be a concern for you during the winter months.

When Should You Change Air Conditioners?

When should you move from your current air conditioner to a newer model? Is there a right time to make the switch? There are several circumstances that demand the replacement of an air conditioner with a new unit.

Air Conditioning and Preventive Measures

Air conditioning is an essential part of home improvement, when the temperature rises outside; all of us try to find comfort and coolness in our homes. You will see a variety of air conditioning models that are designed to suit the needs and requirements of different people.

Air Conditioning Repair: What You Need To Know To Be Safe

There are a great number of air conditioning repair options that are fairly straight forward and easy to do for the average handyman, however there are also some aspects to air conditioning repair that should be well understood before starting any repair project.

Ways to Reduce Air Conditioning Costs

Running the air conditioner can be expensive these days so you might start rooting for a short summer. Energy prices are high and luckily there are a few easy things you can do to decrease energy consumption when you need to cool things down.

Tip To Stay Cool and Reduce Your Energy Bill

If you have ceiling fans in your home, turn them on to stay cooler in the summertime. Make sure the fan is in the forward setting, this way you will get a really nice downward breeze keeping you cool and comfortable.