Enter the Action Air Fall Coloring Contest TODAY!

Action Air 2020 Fall Coloring Contest

Action Air Conditioning, Heating and Solar is excited to present its 2020 Fall Coloring Contest, beginning October 13, 2020. The Action team welcomes any child to participate and we look forward to everyone’s creations! One entry per child.

TO ENTER:

Download the page HERE, print & color! Take a photo of the colored page and post the photo on our @actionac Facebook page with #ColorwithAction, the name and age of the contestant. If you are unable to post entries through Facebook, please email them to marketing@actionac.net. One first place and one second place winner will be selected from each age category. Winners will be contacted through Facebook direct message or email!

Age Group Categories:
4–6 years

7–9 years

10-12 years

Winners in each age category will receive:

1st Place – $100 Target Gift Card
2nd Place – $50 Handel’s Homemade Ice-Cream Gift Card

Winners announced: November 7, 2020

For more information:
marketing@actionac.net
760-727-4152

Good Luck!

Buyers’ Guide for Furnaces: Gas Furnaces

Heating Repair Escondido specilaists about gas furnaces Let’s see how gas furnaces compare to electric furnaces, which we have already written about in our previous post (continuing our buyers’ guide for new furnaces).

How do gas furnaces work?

Gas furnaces are also forced air systems, like electric furnaces. The system is set in motion when the thermostat sends the furnace a low-voltage signal that the temperature has dropped below the preset desired level. This prompts the gas to be delivered to the burner in the combustion chamber. Cold air is pulled from cold air returns situated on the floor, walls or ceiling of a room. It is filtered, and then taken through the metal chamber with the heat exchanger in it. The combustion creates heat in the heat exchanger, which heats the air moving around it. When the air is warmed, it’s pushed into the warm air plenum, and then warm air supply ducts thereof. The combustion gases are vented via flue through the roof or the wall.

What makes gas furnaces the most popular choice in the U.S.?

When home and business owners have gas mains running to their location, they generally prefer gas furnaces to other type of furnaces for a host of reasons.

The gas is supplied directly to the furnace through piping. With this constant supply, there’s no need to think whether you should top up the furnace, like with wood or coal. You are also relieved from having to stock up on the fuel.

For a fossil fuel, gas burns quite clean. The exhaust gases which are released are mostly vapor and a small amount of carbon dioxide.

Gas furnaces are easy to maintain.

What is gas furnace maintenance like?

Apart from doing a regular monthly check-up and maintenance yourself, it would be best to schedule a regular professional maintenance by heating repair Escondido experts (we also serve the rest of San Diego metro area cities). Professionals will perform inspection and ensure reliability of all system components. If anything’s worn down or broken, they’ll be able to fix it and prevent much more costly repairs.

What you can do yourself is visually inspect the furnace and replace the filters once a month or more often in the heating season. Clean air filters mean clean and healthy air for your family. When the furnace is on, look for signs of soot around. Check whether the flame is burning blue in the burner. If there are traces of yellow or orange, that means that there is something else besides the gas that is burning. Of course, this issue is something that calls for a professional. As far as cleaning goes, make sure the furnace is turned OFF. Either turn it off at the switch or the circuit breaker. You can vacuum the interior and wipe down anything that can’t be vacuumed.

Are gas furnaces energy-efficient?

Energy efficiency in furnaces is measured by AFUE – Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. Gas furnaces range from 55% (obsolete technology) to 98.2% AFUE. Since 2015, the standard has been 80 – 83% AFUE. Anything above 90% AFUE is labelled as energy-efficient and approved by Energy Star.

Action AC is Premier Dealer for Lennox, which produces currently the most energy-efficient gas furnace with AFUE of 98.2%. If you are interested in finding out more about this fantastic product, give us a call!

Energy Star rated furnaces are single- or two-stage, or modulating. They have a variable-speed blower, electronic ignition and two heat exchangers. The main one is used to condition the air, whereas the other condenses flue gases. These furnaces also have sealed combustion chambers.

If energy efficiency is what you are after, read up more on the subject in our posts about air leaks and duct sealing.

Want to talk more? Call heating repair Escondido experts!

Action AC is your trusted HVAC contractor when you need anything related to heating installation, service or heating repair Escondido or anywhere else in San Diego. Based in San Marcos, Action AC has been delivering top notch HVAC services to San Diego communities since 1975. Our growing customer base, steady referral business, excellent reviews and multiple industry-relevant awards testify to our commitment to customers. Call us today and tell us what you need when it comes to heating!

How Your Heating System Impacts Indoor Air Quality

In Southern California, when temperatures start to quickly decline, it’s time to get your heating system back in gear. It’s important to consider how running your home’s heating system will affect your indoor air quality, especially when your furnace has been stagnate for the better half of a year.

How Your Heating System Works

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  • When the temperature in your home falls under the thermostat setting, a low-voltage signal is sent to the furnace to activate the motor
  • Once the motor is activated, all the gas that is left over in the heat exchanger is purged
  • Ignition occurs to light the burner inside the combustion chamber, creating heat
  • Once your indoor air temperature reaches that of your thermostat, the gas valve will close and the burner goes out
  • The blower fan will continue to run until all the heated air is expelled through your ductwork

Furnace Filters

If your furnace filter is dirty during a heating cycle it will restrict the airflow, which means it won’t do a very good job pulling from your indoor air supply. Additionally, a severely clogged filter can stress your system components – reducing the functionality of your heating system and increasing your energy bills. Your air filter should be checked at least once a month and changed regularly during heating season.

Dirty Ductwork

If your ductwork has not been cleaned or maintained regularly, your indoor air quality – and health – will suffer as a result. Ductwork in your home has two systems; supply ducts that blow heated air into rooms and return ducts that inhale indoor air and return it to the blower. Moisture, debris, and dirt in your home will get stuck in your ductwork and become a breeding ground for molds, allergens, toxins, and other infectious compounds. Particles can end up inside your heating system, making it less efficient and degrading your indoor air quality.

How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality during Heating Season

Breathing clean, fresh air can make the difference between good health and constantly fighting colds, allergies, and respiratory problems all winter. The good news is there are several preventative measures you can take to protect your home and family’s health.Buy High Quality Air Filters

You can check the quality of an air filter by the MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value). The higher the MERV rating, the cleaner your air will be. You should consult a certified HVAC contractor to make sure the filter is compatible with your heating system and it is properly installed. heating installation

Invest in Whole Home Purification Systems

Air Filtration Systems can remove as much as 99.9% of all allergens and 90% of all infectious agents. As a Lennox Certified Dealer, Action Air Conditioning, Heating and Solar can direct you to the best Air Filtration System for your family and home’s unique needs.

DuctWork Cleaning & Preventative Maintenance

Heaters enjoy a longer functioning life if they’re properly maintained, and if the air passages are not clogged with dirt and dust. Action’s NATE-certified HVAC technicians use NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaning Association)-approved duct cleaning techniques to ensure your furnace is running at optimal efficiency and improving your indoor air quality as a result.