Category Archives: Air Conditioning

You Can Rely on Bruce’s and American Standard for All Your Air Conditioning Needs

With the hot summer months once again upon us, it becomes harder to overlook an aging, less-than-efficient air conditioner. The cost of maintaining a unit that is past its prime can be both costly and frustrating – especially when malfunctions turn into costly repairs and uncomfortable downtime.

As a proud American Standard Customer Care dealer, we, at Bruce’s provide a unique benefit to homeowners in Tempe and surrounding areas. Our deep product knowledge and installation expertise means you have a partner by your side when it’s time for a replacement. We also have the most current information on financing, rebates, warranties and discounts. By choosing us as your HVAC services provider, you have a partner and the products that you can feel confident about for many years to come.

Why American Standard?

For nearly 140 years, American Standard has enabled Americans to stay cool and comfortable with world-class air conditioning systems. Consistently ranked the #1 air conditioner by a leading consumer report, American Standard offers a unique mix of efficiency, reliability and comfort. American Standard offers a wide range of high-performing HVAC systems that work intelligently to manage home energy consumptions and reduce utility costs.

Are you struggling with a less-than-optimal air conditioner? Why not call us today? We’re always here to provide a free quote and advice to help ensure you get the right air conditioner for your home and budget.

This Memorial Day, it’s a good time to reflect on our freedom and those who have served to protect it. We wish you and your family a safe and happy Memorial Day.

Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Whether you live in Gilbert, Tempe, Queen Creek or another city in the greater Phoenix metro area, if you’ve ever experienced an air conditioning breakdown in the middle of summer, you probably have some not so fond memories. When there’s no air conditioning, temperatures rise fast in Phoenix area homes. In fact, they can soar above 90 degrees in a matter of hours.

While some air conditioning malfunctions do happen unexpectedly, most can be avoided by simply keeping up with regular HVAC maintenance. As we head into the summer months, doesn’t it just make sense to schedule a tune-up with a local licensed technician?

At Bruce’s, we make it easy to keep up with HVAC maintenance. Our standard tune-up includes identifying and addressing issues before they turn into big problems. This means you don’t have to be calling us in July when it’s 120 degrees outside and equally sweltering inside. It also means that your system will be functioning optimally to help keep your utility costs under control.

Because maintenance is vital to keeping your air conditioning system running, we highly recommend to all our customers that they consider our maintenance service agreement. The benefits are substantial:

  • Easy-to-schedule maintenance appointments that fit your schedule
  • Discounted maintenance service
  • Consistent, quality service by a trusted, local HVAC company

Don’t risk a summer breakdown that can send your household into a hot and highly inconvenient tailspin. Be proactive this year and get a tune-up. You’ll gain the advantage of peace of mind knowing that your air conditioner is going to keep you and your loved ones cool and comfortable.

Call us today to schedule a tune-up or to learn more about our maintenance service agreements at 480-968-5652.

Your Chandler Air Conditioner Provider – COVID19 Update

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For nearly fifty years, Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating has been the go-to Chandler air conditioning provider for local families and businesses – serving the greater Phoenix area. During these unprecedented challenging times, we want to assure you that your comfort and safety remain our top focus. As COVID19 continues to spread throughout the Valley, we wanted to take this opportunity to share our extra steps that we’re now taking to ensure the safety of our valuable customers and employees.

Multi-Step Virus Prevention

When you require service or installation, we will ask you prior to our visit if you have or suspect you have been in contact with COVID19. This gives our team of technicians the opportunity to take the necessary precautions to ensure safety and reduce any possibility of transmission of the virus. We are fully committed to doing our part in preventing the spread of the virus.

Other precautionary steps we’re taking include:

  • Insisting that team members with any symptoms of any respiratory illness or fever stay home and not return to work until cleared by a physician
  • Instructing all team members to wash hands multiple times each day
  • Wearing masks and gloves when in the proximity of customers
  • Using shoe covers while inside a customer’s home
  • Canceling service calls to homes where someone is quarantined or has any symptoms of a respiratory illness or fever

At Bruce’s, we are taking the threat of this virus seriously and are doing are part to protect our customers, employees and community. While doing all of this, we remain committed to continuing to provide you with the highest quality air conditioning repair and installation in Chandler and throughout the Valley.

Call us today at 480-968-5652 to learn more about our safety procedures or to schedule service.

Spring Training for Your Air Conditioning System

This year, the vernal equinox or first official day of spring is on March 19th. However, Arizona residents know the real change of seasons occurs in mid-February when Major League Baseball’s spring training camps open. While the rest of the country counts the weeks until winter’s end, thousand of baseball fans from all over the world flock to Phoenix for Cactus League practices and games. Baseball players utilize February and March to work themselves into shape while pitchers knock the rust off their fastballs. Likewise, early spring is the perfect time for homeowners to get a jump on HVAC maintenance and make sure their air conditioner in tip top form for the summer season ahead.

Here’s a brief list of items for a spring HVAC checkup:

  • Replace Air Filters

    Checking and replacing your air filters on a regular basis makes good sense. Clean air filters trap pollutants and particulates as air recirculates through your HVAC system. People with allergies, respiratory issues and pets should install new air filters at least six times per year and ideally more often. Air filters improve your indoor air quality and make your air conditioner run more efficiently.

  • Does Your AC Unit Pass the Smell Test?

    Your air conditioner has been sitting idle during the winter months, so it’s a good idea to perform a smell test and check for standing water, mildew and mold. We often receive calls in spring when people first turn on their air conditioners with questions about the dirty socks smell emanating from AC vents. Even if the odor is faint, it’s not something to ignore. The mildew smell is an indicator that you have leaking water somewhere within your system.

  • Ducts and Dust

    One part of your HVAC system that is often overlooked, HVAC ducts are glossed over because they’re hidden behind walls and ceilings and are difficult to reach. However, dust and dirt can build up inside your air ducts and directly impact the quality of air inside your home. Given that summer is coming, when people spend most of their time indoors, having clean ducts can make a huge difference. Also, leaking ducts can cost you bucks! Losing cold air through leaks in your duct system impairs the efficiency of your AC.

  • Let One of Our Experienced Professionals Perform a Spring Training Checkup on Your System

    Our friendly and knowledgeable AC pros are ready to perform a spring checkup on your air conditioner so you’re ready for summer. Give Bruce’s a call today!

Why Winter Is the Right Season to Install a New Air Conditioner

It’s sweater season – even here in the Valley of the Sun. You probably aren’t thinking about the state of your air conditioner since it won’t be needed for at least a couple of months. But, if you have an aging HVAC system that you struggled with last season, you may want to consider a replacement before spring comes.

At Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating, we’re here for all your HVAC needs, including installations, all year long. So, doesn’t it just make sense to plan for an air conditioner installation when it’s a cool 70 degrees outside? It’s an undeniably stressful situation when your air conditioner suddenly fails in the scorching heat of the summer. By taking a planned approach to your HVAC system, we can come out and provide you with a free quote, answer all your questions and install your new unit when it suits your schedule.

A new air conditioner is an investment. So, why not take the time now, when it’s still cool, to evaluate SEER ratings, learn about your insulation options, obtain an energy audit, and find out about rebates and discounts? All these things can greatly impact what you pay up front, as well as what you’ll be paying later in terms of your utility bills.

Another consideration is the newly enacted ban on R22 (Freon). If your unit is more than 10 years old, it may still be running on this now banned refrigerant. This means higher repair bills if you need refrigerant replacement.

Perhaps, Benjamin Franklin said it best – “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Why not plan your air conditioner installation before the summer hits and save yourself money, time and hassle? We’re here to help you and can present all your options. And we’re happy to evaluate your system to determine if replacement is even the best decision. Our goal is to do what’s best for you whether it’s replace or repair. Call us today and prepare for a cool, comfortable summer season ahead.