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Celebrate the Fourth of July with American Standard

The Fourth of July is the perfect time to reflect on and appreciate the many freedoms we have as Americans. It’s also an opportunity to consider how you can improve your financial freedom. Among the many ways to get better control of monthly costs and set yourself on course for a stronger financial future is to replace an old, energy-hogging air conditioner. With cooling likely being your single most expensive utility cost, doesn’t it just make sense to invest in a high-efficiency air conditioner that can optimize your electricity consumption and save you money each month?

As an American Standard Customer Care dealer serving Chandler, AZ, Santan and surrounding areas, we’re here to serve you as your local HVAC experts. Our extensive product knowledge and installation expertise means that we can ensure you get the right air conditioner for your specific needs. You’ll get from us the most current information on models and their benefits and features. As well, we’ll happily share with you the latest on financing, rebates, warranties and discounts. Consider us your partner for all your HVAC needs.

For nearly 140 years, American families have relied on the quality of American Standard products. At Bruce’s, we’re very proud to be a representative of the brand in the Valley. If you’re ready for a new air conditioner that can save you money on your utility bills while keeping you and your loved ones cool and comfortable, look no further. We’re here to help. Call us today for a free estimate on equipment and installation or if you just have questions. With American Standard and Bruce’s, you have a winning team on your side. Call one of our experts at 480-968-5652 to get started.

We wish you a happy and safe Fourth of July.

Preparing Your HVAC System for the Arizona Monsoon Season

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On June 15th, we officially kicked off monsoon here in Chandler, AZ and throughout the Grand Canyon state. We, Arizonans, know what that means. It’s time to get ready for some wild and wooly weather. Humidity will start creeping up, and we’ll likely be experiencing windstorms, dust storms and heavy desert rain.

One way to determine when we’ll start seeing these weather events is when there is a higher dew point. Through most of the year, the dew point in the Valley hovers below 40. Yet, as we enter monsoon season, it will exceed 55. That means hang on to your hat. The haboobs (desert storms) are here!

So, with monsoon season starting, we, at Bruce’s, thought it was a good time to share some tips to help you keep your HVAC system running properly. Yes, even though there will be rain, wind and maybe even hail, there will still be triple-digit heat.

Replace Air Filters – Often

The most important tip that we can provide is to replace your air filter on a frequent basis. Hey, this is sage advice any time of the year, but even more so, when there’s a lot of dust swirling in the air. How often, you ask? We recommend replacing filters once a month.

Maintain Your Landscaping

With monsoons come strong winds. And these winds can break off tree branches, kick up leaves and send debris careening into outdoor air conditioning units. To minimize the chance of this happening to you, make sure that there is clearance around the outside of your unit.

Invest in a Surge Protector

Lightning can be amazing to watch during monsoon storms. But lightning strikes can cause strong electrical surges that can trip your home’s circuit breaker and even take out your air conditioner. With a surge protector for your home’s HVAC system, you can save yourself an expensive monsoon season service call.

Get an HVAC Tune Up

Don’t wait for a system failure to give us a call. You’ll save yourself time, money and hassle by being proactive. Call us for HVAC preventive maintenance. With a quick tune up, we can identify and address small issues before they become big problems. And we can help ensure your system is running efficiently to save you on your summer utility bills.

That Old Air Conditioner Finally Gave Out – Now What?

Whether you live in Santan, Chandler, Phoenix or Glendale, your air conditioner will likely be working tirelessly all summer. If you have an air conditioner that is ten or more years old and on its last legs, it may be time to get ready for a new air conditioner installation. Well, what exactly does that mean?

As you start thinking about replacing your AC system, here are some important considerations:

  • Unit or System – Your air conditioner is one part of your HVAC system. In many cases, it makes sense to simply replace the air conditioner unit. However, there are times when a mismatched system can hinder energy efficiency and/or performance. A qualified, experienced HVAC technician can help you make the right decision.
  • SEER Rating – All air conditioners are given SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) ratings that indicate their measurement of system efficiency. Currently the U.S. Department of Energy requires all HVAC systems to have a minimum SEER rating of 13. However, the higher the SEER rating, the more money is saved on operational costs. Just keep in mind that higher SEER rated units cost slightly more than those that are not as efficient.
  • Installation Location – If your existing air conditioner is on the ground, you can certainly choose to install a new unit in the same location. However, you may want to consider the installation of a rooftop air conditioner. Why? Actually, there are several benefits to having your unit on the roof. These include theft protection, more backyard space and protection from the elements. There is typically less maintenance on rooftop air conditioners because they don’t collect as much dust during those desert dust storms.
  • Who to Call? – Your best bet is always to choose a professional HVAC technician who has the experience to get the job done right the first time. Don’t take chances with an unproven technician who doesn’t have credentials and referrals.

Where to Get Air Conditioning Installation in Santan?

If you’re starting your search for a Santan, AZ air conditioning service company, consider Bruce’s as your go-to source. We’re always happy to provide free quotes on replacements and suggestions on installations. Call us today at 480-968-5652.

How a New American Standard Air Conditioner Can Save You Money

In these uncertain times, saving money is more important than ever. Did you know that you can decrease energy spending every month with the right air conditioner? And this is especially true in Chandler, AZ and throughout the greater Phoenix area. This time of year, your air conditioner uses more than half of your home’s energy, so it only makes sense to ensure it is efficient. One of the smartest financial moves you can make this summer is replacing an outdated unit with a high-efficiency American Standard Air Conditioner, installed by Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating.

Whether you’ve been struggling with an old unit that you keep having to repair or just want to upgrade to something that works more effectively and efficiently, it’s important to work with the right team. As your local provider serving Chandler, Arizona and as your local American Standard Customer Care dealer, we can help you find the perfect unit for both your home and budget.

The advantages of an energy efficient air conditioner are substantial, and you’ll start enjoying the savings on Day One. With a higher SEER rated air conditioner, your energy dollars will go further, helping to keep your home cooler for less.

With a new American Standard air conditioner, you’ll also avoid system malfunctions and costly repairs. And don’t forget about that peace of mind you’ll appreciate knowing that you and your loved ones will stay cool for many, many summers to come.

When Is the Right Time for an Air Conditioner Replacement?

Are you debating if you should invest in a new HVAC system now or later? You’re not alone. This is why we offer free, quick estimates on the purchase and installation of American Standard air conditioning equipment in Chandler, AZ and other nearby cities.
Call us today for a free quote at 480-968-5652.

Thermostat Settings When It’s Pistol Hot Outside

You want to stay cool while keeping your air conditioning costs under control. It’s easier said than done when you’re dealing with an Arizona summer. During the peak of the season, low temperatures can climb into the upper 80s with high temperatures soaring well-above 110.

Containing costs starts with establishing a consistent temperature for the hours that you’re at home. Most home comfort experts will tell you that 78 degrees is a good temperature to try and achieve. The use of ceiling fans can help keep things more comfortable with this thermostat setting by circulating the air and creating a subtle draft that helps create a sense of coolness through evaporation.

When not at home, you can save substantially by bumping up the thermostat to 85 to 88 degrees. It just doesn’t make sense to cool an empty home. Not only will this save on electricity costs, it can help reduce the wear and tear on your air conditioner.

Don’t want to come home to a stuffy, warm house? Consider a smart thermostat that you can set to accommodate your schedule. Today’s technology enables you to schedule your temperature settings, and it can even learn from your daily patterns. With sleep-wake-away home settings, you can gain better control of your home’s temperature and maximize the efficiency of your air conditioner whether you’re home or not. In other words, you can set your thermostat to cool down your home as you come home from work and increase the temperature automatically when you’re not there.

And if you haven’t already done so, we also recommend getting your air conditioner inspected and tuned up. It’s a surefire way for keeping air conditioning costs under control. For more cost-saving tips and ideas to keep you cool without costly utility bills, call the experts at Bruce’s. We’re here to help you this summer and throughout the year.