7 Top Scottsdale Home Organizing Tips For Holiday House Guests

You probably think it to yourself every year, “Okay, next year is going to be different. I’m going to get my home organized early so I can slow down and enjoy the holidays.” Then the next thing you know Halloween passes, Thanksgiving sneaks up on you and then the red and green madness that has been competing with orange and black in department stores since October hits us at full-force.How to Prepare Your Scottsdale Home For Holiday House Guests

And when you add house guests into the mix, the to-do list can seem especially daunting as you aim to create warm holiday memories. Some key areas to focus on so you can stay organized make sure you’re paying attention to the details so you can feel that you’re providing the best experience possible without stressing while your guests are in your home just got a little bit easier.

Simple “to-do’s” Guaranteed to Relieve Holiday House Guest Stress:

  • Determine if you need any extra bedding. Decide who will get the guestroom, which kids will get kicked out of their beds, and whether you’ll need any extra air beds. If you do, see if you can borrow some or compare prices online and then make time to buy some.
  • Figure out your dining needs. Will you need an extra table and chairs? Try to borrow from a friend. If that doesn’t work out, you can rent them or purchase folding chairs and card tables fairly inexpensively. Read more

9 Tips To Reduce Your Heating Cost in North Scottsdale, Carefree & Fountain Hills

Reduce Heating Cost in AZReady to reduce your home’s heating cost? This is especially important for those outlying cities like North Scottsdale, Carefree & Fountain Hills  that get extra chilly in the winter months. Remember, heating and cooling make up about half the energy used in your home, so you’ll want to pay attention to some simple money saving tips listed below.

When you live in a scorching region like North Scottsdale, Carefree, or Fountain Hills where the air conditioner is cranked up a good four, five, or six months of the year, it’s important to do what you can to reduce your overall air conditioning and heating cost in North Scottsdale. As the cold winter months approach, there are many things you can do to make your system work more efficiently and ultimately reduce your heating costs, including:

  1. Change your filter every month, especially as it gets colder and you’re using your heater more. Definitely don’t let more than three months go by without changing it. When your filter is dirty, air flow slows down and your system is working much harder to keep you warm. That increases your energy bill and is taxing on your system.
  2. Take advantage of a programmable thermostat. This allows you to set the temperature cooler at night when everyone’s asleep and during the day if everyone’s away. Simply set it to warm up about 30 minutes before you get home. A programmable thermostat can save you up to $180 a year. In conjunction with this, use extra blankets or electric blankets at night. Read more

Time to Replace Your Heating or Cooling Unit With A Trane?

replace my heat pump in arizonaWhen the time comes to replace your heating or cooling unit, you’ll want not only a trusted HVAC company like Scottsdale Air Heating and Cooling to handle installation, but you’ll desire a reliable brand like Trane when it comes time to purchase a new heat pump, furnace, or air conditioner.

One thing that makes Trane stand apart from the competition is in the way they make their products. Instead of using the same run-of-the-mill parts available to anyone, Trane designs, builds, tests, and rebuilds its own parts. Trane goes above and beyond the industry standards. From the durable Climatuff® compressor to the exclusive Spine Fin™ coil to the revolutionary Hyperion™ air handler—and a number of other patented innovations— you can count on having a reliable product. Read more

Scottsdale Air Offers $1,000 Discount on Trane AC Unit at Home & Landscape Show

We’ve been serving Valley residents with all their heating and cooling needs for the past 64 years and we’re excited to be offering a $1,000 discount on the new Trane XL20i high-efficiency air-conditioning system at the Maricopa County Home and Landscape Show this weekend. With additional manufacturer and utility rebates, you could save up to $2,500 on a new unit.Trane XL20i air conditioning system

Scottsdale Air Heating & Cooling will be at the Maricopa County Home and Landscape Show at the Arizona State Fairgrounds Sept. 28, 29, and 30 excited to learn more about your air conditioning needs and answer any AC and Heating questions you may have.

We’ll be showcasing the new Trane XL20i high efficiency air conditioning system, one of the most efficient units on the market today. It delivers reliable cooling and is built to stand up to the Valley’s grueling summer temperatures — and will lower your cooling costs at the same time.

The XL20i’s SEER rating of up to 20 is among the highest of any air conditioner available today. This unit has two compressors: one for milder weather and a second larger compressor for those extremely hot days. It’s like having two units in one. Read more

Preventative AC Maintenance As Featured on Phoenix ABC 15 News

Over the weekend, many residents in the West Valley area found themselves relying on their air conditioner to keep them cool as a result of the triple digit temperatures. Until now, you may have forgotten the importance of your AC system in your home. During the spring and summer months, your system works day and night to keep your family cool and comfortable. If you had preventative maintenance performed on your system already this year, you may have been pleasantly surprised at your AC performance. If you didn’t, you may have found yourself in need of air conditioning repair. A few months ago we did a post regarding routine AC maintenance services and their benefits. Late last week, Phoenix ABC 15 News did a story on the same subject.

While you were finishing up the workweek, air conditioning companies across the Tempe area were working overtime responding to AC repair and maintenance calls to ensure that residents were prepared for the weekend heat. The ABC 15 News AC repair story detailed the importance of having your unit cleaned and inspected to prevent problems in the peak of the cooling season, as well as in keeping your energy costs as low as possible. When your air conditioning system becomes clogged with accumulated dust and dirt, it is forced to work harder to cool your home to the desired temperature selected on your thermostat. As more energy is used to run the equipment, the higher your electricity bill will ultimately be.

Chances are that this weekend was the first time you have used your air conditioning this year. Unfortunately, many wait until they are in desperate need of cooling functions to discover that their system is not functioning properly. Preventative maintenance is essential in identifying future problem areas and correcting them before your system isn’t working at all. This can also lead to pricey repair costs which could have been prevented with the signing of an affordable maintenance agreement. If this ABC 15 News story on AC repair companies is any evidence, maintenance and overall upkeep of your air conditioning equipment is essential. We never recommend cleaning your system on your own, as this could result in serious damage. Call Scottsdale Air today to schedule AC repair or to ask about our maintenance plans.