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1307, 2018

HVAC Tips: The Only HVAC Maintenance Checklist You’ll Ever Need!

Look: If you’ve been juggling information from a bunch of HVAC maintenance checklists looking for answers to you leaking furnace or dead AC unit, but all you’ve ever found was a generic blog that ended with a sales pitch, we totally understand your pain. It seems like all these HVAC tips and tricks blogs aren’t even written by certified HVAC technicians (spoiler alert - they’re not). We get you: We’re [...]

1307, 2018

The Best Air Conditioner For Coastal Climates

There are so many benefits to living near the ocean. You enjoy great weather nearly year-round, you get to experience that pleasant ocean breeze, and the sunsets are always gorgeous. However, there’s a disadvantage: corrosion. That same ocean breeze brings salt on the air, which settles on the outdoor portion of your air conditioning unit. Over time, this can quickly ruin your system. Here are some ways to avoid that [...]

1307, 2018

Best Air Conditioners for the Palm Desert Summer Heat

If you live in Palm Desert, or anywhere close by, then you know how a painfully hot day feels. You also know that a good air conditioner is absolutely essential. If you’re looking to get a new air conditioner, or want to make sure that you have a decent one, you’ve come to the right place.   New Air Conditioners   If you’re in the market for a new air [...]

1307, 2018

10 Steps to Save Energy & Money on Your Air Conditioning in Los Angeles

There will be times this summer in L.A. where air conditioning is a must. However, this can lead to all sorts of fights over the thermostat--or lots of unnecessary money down the drain. Here are some ways to make sure you’re getting the most out of your air conditioning unit.     Use blinds or shutters. If you have window coverings, use them strategically. Keeping blinds and shutters closed when [...]

1307, 2018

How to Pick the Best Mini-Split Air Conditioning System

Have you ever wished that you could make a room a little cooler without turning on your entire HVAC system? Or that you could turn off the air conditioner for just one room, to save some energy? Now, we have that technology. A mini-split air conditioner, or ductless air conditioner and heater, is a room-by-room system that can save energy and money.   There are a few things to consider [...]

1307, 2018

10 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Electrical Panel

Your electrical panel is an essential part of your home. It regulates your electricity to make sure that you get the power you need, without the risk of overheating and causing a fire. At the very least, an old or malfunctioning electrical panel can be inconvenient. At the worst, it can be a safety hazard. Here are some signs that it might be time to update your electrical panel.   [...]

1307, 2018

10 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Did you know that some air pollutants are 2-5 times more common indoors than outdoors? This means that when you sleep or spend time at home, you could be breathing in harmful pollutants. Thankfully, there are all sorts of ways to make sure your air quality is healthy. Try some of these tips today to start breathing better.     Avoid smoking indoors. One of the most common and most [...]

706, 2018

Why is My Furnace Leaking Water?

This goes without saying, but you should never see water leaking from your furnace. Ever. This is a solid indicator that something is either dripping, leaking or not draining properly. Luckily, most of the time this is just a minor problem that can easily be serviced.   While cooling, the evaporator coil and the suction line can create condensation. This is why it is important that these components are properly [...]

706, 2018

4 Summer AC Maintenance Tips to Keep Your AC Running Smoothly

It’s almost summer and we all know what that means for Los Angeles residents. It’s time to do a check up on your AC unit. What this also means for Los Angeles residents as well as the majority of Southern Californians is that utility bills will start going up! If you’re reading along, don’t worry, our 4 AC maintenance tips will help you to get your air conditioning unit ready [...]

406, 2018

What is a Good SEER Rating? SEER Rating Meaning and Importance

A SEER rating is a maximum rating of efficiency for your HVAC unit. This means that though the SEER rating displays a certain number, it’s not always working at that number - the SEER rating number only displays the maximum level of efficiency it can operate at.   SEER ratings are super simple if you just think about them the way you think about MPG in a car. Your car [...]

206, 2018

Should I Get a Smart Thermostat? We Say Yes!

What are smart thermostats for? A smart thermostat, also known as a wi-fi connected thermostat or IoT thermostat, functions no differently than a traditional programmable thermostat but it's ability to be controlled by your smartphone sets it apart as a superior product. The level of control you'll have with a smart thermostat is well worth the investment. Can you really save money with a smart thermostat? Wondering how much money [...]

106, 2018

Why is My Air Conditioner Not Working?

Why is cold air blowing when the heat is on? Try changing your air filters then check to see if your HVAC system starts blowing warm air. If the issue continues, please call a technician as the system may overheat leading to expensive repairs or replacement. If your furnace is a gas furnace, check to see if your pilot light is out. How to fix a heat pump blowing cold [...]

3005, 2018

Should I Replace My HVAC System?

Let's get right to the point with this one: If your air conditioning system is under 12 years old, it probably doesn't need to be replaced. The average lifespan of an AC unit is between 15 and 20 years. Any system under 12 years old should have a few years left in it and opting for a repair or minor tune-up should suffice. How many years does an AC last? [...]

2705, 2018

3 HVAC Tips For Choosing the Best HVAC Contractor

Watch Out for HVAC Contractors that Give You an Estimate Over The Phone Remember, every home is unique and has many nuances that make each HVAC installation or maintenance a case by case basis. Watch out for HVAC contractors that give you a bid over the phone because there is no way they can know what exactly what your system consists of. There are many factors that go into a [...]

2404, 2018

The Importance of Air Filters

An air filter is an essential yet often overlooked component of a healthy HVAC system. This lightweight barrier traps dust, allergens, and other rubbish from entering the air you breathe. It also makes your HVAC system's job easier, improving its lifespan and minimizing the need for repairs. However, most people don't change their air filter as often as they should, leading to an array of problems. By understanding the [...]

1704, 2018

7 Tips To Keep Your Water Heater Running Efficiently

Your water heater is easy to forget about. Every morning you get up and take your shower, and hot water flows through your home just like it has every morning before, but as it does its job, your water heater is using valuable energy. There are some maintenance steps you can take to make it run as efficiently as possible and also extend its life. If you've been wondering [...]

1004, 2018

How To Maximize The Energy Efficiency of Your Home

Maximize the Energy Efficiency of Your Home Are your energy bills leaving you with little money in your pocket? According to Energy Star, around half of all of the energy used in today's homes goes to heating and cooling them. While changing out your light bulbs for LED or CFL options and turning off light switches are great ways to save energy, if you are serious about having an [...]

304, 2018

How to Prepare Your HVAC System for Spring

As winter melts away and birds begin to chirp, you’ve told yourself multiple times: “I need to look into how to prepare my HVAC system for spring.” Wise homeowners will ensure that their air conditioner is in top working order for that first warm day. By following the five tips below, you can be ready when summer weather hits and set yourself up for energy-efficient and cost-effective cooling all [...]

2703, 2018

5 Reasons Why Your HVAC System Could Be Causing Your Allergies

It has been proven that the quality of your home's indoor air can directly affect your family's health. According to the EPA, exposure to poor indoor air quality can cause immediate discomfort. They warn that the long term effects from extended periods of breathing indoor air pollution can also cause lingering and chronic illnesses. Many respiratory diseases and allergies have been linked to living in a home with dirty air. After long periods of time, [...]

2003, 2018

Can Your Heater Handle This Winter?

The last thing any homeowner wants is a freezing home. If you are cautious, you’d always want to have your heating unit regularly maintained, but it’s sometimes impossible to predict when you’ll need repairs. Scheduling regular HVAC maintenance will help solve any potential or current issues before you go through another cold night without heat. General Repair And Maintenance Practices   If you choose not to have your furnace regularly [...]

1303, 2018

Common Furnace Problems

During cold and rainy weather, the last thing you want to be worried about is your furnace not functioning properly. For this reason, furnace maintenance and repairs are one of the most important actions you can take for your home. Scheduling regular maintenance, inspections, and repairs with a reputable HVAC company in your area such as Nexgen, will help prevent furnace problems. Below are nine most common furnace problems [...]

603, 2018

Covering Your Air Conditioner During Winter to Prevent Damage

Plan Early. After going through a long summer pumping cool air through your home, your central air conditioning unit is finally enjoying a much-needed rest during winter. There are some essential steps that you should take to protect your AC unit during winter so that it will be ready to serve you better when the temperatures start to rise again. Typically, the air conditioning system has been built to survive in [...]

2702, 2018

Can Proper Insulation Save You Money?

Reliable HVAC Contractor The main purpose of insulation is to slow down the transfer of heat from one area of your home to another. Even through floors, ceilings and walls, heat always flows from warmer areas to cooler ones. This means that during the winter season, and due to the cold exterior, the heat in our houses flows outside. Similarly, during the summer season, heat from the outdoors, transfers [...]

2002, 2018

Reasons Your Heater is Blowing Cold Air

Expert Heater Repair in Los Angeles Having a heater or heating system that blows cold air is a common problem. However, if you don’t take the right steps right away, this might cause you to incur heavy replacement costs. So the first time you feel a blast of cold air from your heater, here are a few things which need your attention. Sometimes, these issues are easy to fix [...]

1202, 2018

The Importance of Good Air Quality During Flu Season

Anaheim HVAC Repair This year’s flu season was particularly aggressive and virulent. Many people were affected, with this particular strain of flu, the most vulnerable of all were families with young children. In large part, the problem is that many people don’t pay attention to all the factors contributing to the spread of the flu. The most common and most overlooked factor is air pollution. The fact is that [...]

2709, 2017

The Dangers of High Temperatures in California

High temperatures aren’t just a risk to your health, but your home’s HVAC system. The summer brings with it the sweltering heat and humidity, and sometimes those temperatures can escalate to dangerous degrees. Most homeowners rely heavily on their air conditioner to combat the heat, but over time those intense temperatures can wear down your ac unit. Luckily there are few tricks you pull from your sleeve to protect [...]

1509, 2017

10 HVAC Facts

HVAC is not something the average person understands, whether you own your own home or currently rent an apartment unit, monthly utility bills are often a big question. You never really know what it might cost when you open that envelope. Wouldn't it be nice to no longer worry about the number looking back at you? By cutting down energy consumption, you can save hundreds, if not thousands of [...]

1808, 2017

Why Go Tankless? The Benefits of Upgrading from Your Tank-Type Water Heater

Hot water on demand is one of the best perks a home can provide, right along with air conditioning and the garbage disposal. However, like any other major home appliance, water heaters eventually break down, especially storage tank water heaters. If your storage tank water heater has seen better days, it could be time to consider upgrading to a tankless water heater. The Perks of a Tankless Water Heater [...]

1508, 2017

How To Best Maintain Your Air Conditioner In Extreme Desert Heat

Keeping the heat out of your home, especially when living in a dry, desert climate like California, can add a tremendous amount of stress to your air conditioner. It’s not the issue of whether you spare a few hours without air conditioning, but rather how does one keep up with the upkeep of an overworked air conditioner. Extreme heat means your air conditioner is running constantly to keep your [...]

2006, 2017

Project X 2017 MAP Recipient: 80-year-old Korean War Veteran Recieves Free Air Conditioner

Click Al's photo to watch Al's Story on Channel 3 NewsUS Air Force Staff Sargent Al B. wrote to the team at Nexgen with an incredible background story:"I enlisted out of high school in the US Air Force, Sept. 13, 1955, during the Korean War. Went to tech school after basic and became an Aircraft & Engine Mech. Graduated, 3rd in my class. Was deployed to Bitburg, Germany and assigned [...]

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