During the months of October and November, ARS Orange County partnered with the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) to host a “Think Green” contest. Initiated by the leading Orange County heating and air conditioning repair and maintenance company, the contest was designed to encourage local students to learn about energy conservation and enhance their critical thinking skills.
Dozens of CUSD students, grades six through 12, shared ideas on how to conserve energy in Orange County. Contest entries consisted of drawings, models and essays. Participants were required to submit entries with a thorough written explanation of the idea, the potential impact of the idea on the economy and/or community, and how the idea could be implemented throughout their community. The winners will be announced the first week of December in local newspapers.
ARS will reward students for their ideas with cash prizes. One high school student and one middle school student will each be rewarded with a $150 cash prize and second place winners will each receive a $100 cash prize. Additionally, ARS will match the total prize earnings with a $500 donation to the schools in the district that garner the most student participation.
As a leading Orange County heating and air conditioning repair and maintenance company, ARS has initiated a number of programs to give back to the community. To hold a “Think Green” contest at your school, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn about all of ARS’ community initiatives, visit www.arsorangecounty.com.
October 2013, The Orange County Register, Students: Think green, win cash for you and your school
October 2013, San Clemente Times, "Think Green" Contest Ongoing for CUSD Students
Call for Entries: Capistrano Valley Students Invited to Participate in Energy Conservation Project for a Chance to Win $150 Grand Prize
Orange County, Calif. – Oct. 14, 2013 – ARS, a residential heating and air conditioning company, announced today it has partnered with the Capistrano Unified School District Foundation (CUSDF) in the annual “ARS Think Green Contest.” The “ARS Think Green Contest” encourages 6th through 12th graders to think about and raise awareness of energy conservation. Energy-saving ideas can be submitted in the form of a written essay, drawing or model, from October 15 through November 14, for a chance to win $150.00.
“We love the idea of our students participating in the “ARS Think Green Contest” because it is a way to expand our students’ critical thinking skills,” said Steph Ramsey, President of the Capistrano Unified School District Foundation. “We look forward to seeing the creative ideas students come up with to reduce the load on our energy grid.”
“Our hope is that we can spark an interest in our youth to think about the impact they can make on our environment and share those ideas with the community as a whole so we can start making changes right here in Orange County,” said Colin Martodam, regional manager, ARS Air Conditioning & Heating Orange County.
All CUSDF 6th through 12th graders are encouraged to enter the “ARS Think Green Contest.” The contest is open to all “green” ideas, including essays, models and drawings. It will be divided into two categories based on grade level. One high school student and one middle school student will each be rewarded with a $150 cash prize; second place winners will each receive a $100 cash prize. Additionally, ARS will match the total prize earnings with a $500 donation to the schools in the district that garners the most student participation.
All entries must include a thorough explanation of the idea, the potential impact of the idea on the economy and/or community, and how the idea can be implemented throughout their community. Projects must be submitted to email@example.com no later than November 14, 2013.
For more information about the “ARS Think Green Contest,” please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (714) 464-6211.
For more information about the Capistrano Unified School District Foundation, visit www.capousd.ca.schoolloop.com.
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Founded in 1997, ARS is a leading brand of American Residential Services L.L.C., which provides heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality services to residential and commercial customers nationwide. The knowledgeable team of ARS technicians delivers the highest quality professional HVAC services. ARS is committed to exceptional customer service, with its Exceptional Service Guarantee that assures ARS will always make it right for customers. For more information, visit www.arsorangecounty.com and www.ars.com or call (714) 464-6211.
All staff in Capistrano Unified School District are committed to the belief that children will learn, that children will learn more today than yesterday, and that they will learn more tomorrow than today. The District’s commitment to the more than 53,000 students entrusted to its care remains steadfast. Our commitment to instructional excellence drives the mission of our nearly 4,000 employees. Founded in 1965, Capistrano Unified encompasses 195 square miles in seven cities and a portion of the unincorporated area of Orange County. With 55 campuses, it is the largest employer in south Orange County. The District includes all or part of the cities of San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita, and the communities of Las Flores, Coto de Caza, Dove Canyon, Ladera Ranch, and Wagon Wheel. CUSD’s mission, in partnership with the home and our richly diverse community, is to educate students and to assist them in realizing their full potential as responsible, productive, and contributing members of society by providing an educational environment in which students are challenged, excellence is expected, and differences are valued.
Of the various things that can go wrong with your AC, low refrigerant level is one of the most critical. They don’t call it the refrigerant cycle for nothing. The refrigerant in your air conditioning system is a chemical designed to produce radical fluctuations of temperature under various pressure conditions. The cool air that flows throughout your home is impossible without it. In today’s post, we’d like to examine in greater detail why low refrigerant level is a problem, so that you can keep an eye out for it. And be sure to call ARS® Orange County today for all of your air conditioning repair needs in Orange, CA. We can make sure that your AC is recharged to its correct level.
As you probably know, the refrigerant that flows throughout your AC should ideally stay at the same level throughout its life span. But in practice, refrigerant can become low for two main reasons: improper installation and a leak. The leak can arise from a physical hole in one of the coils or lineset, or from corrosion. Let’s take a look at few of the unwelcome potential outcomes of having low refrigerant:
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We wish our present and future customers a pleasant Labor Day this September. We know how hard you work to ensure that you and your loved ones have a good life, and we feel the same way about the work that we do throughout the year. Home comfort is our business, so you can rely on our technicians to take care of any issues that you may have. To us, Labor Day means BBQ, the start of the football season, and spending quality time with our friends and family.
Like many US holidays, the origins of Labor Day are somewhat disputed. While many cite Peter J. McGuire’s (of the American Federation of Labor) suggestion of a demonstration and picnic as the inaugural Monday, others cite Matthew Maguire, then secretary of the Central Labor Union of New York. In the wake of the massive and violent Pullman Strike of 1894, which pitted George Pullman and US Marshals and Military against workers of the Pullman Palace Car Company outside Chicago. Designated as a federal holiday by Congress and President Grover Cleveland in 1894, a mere six days after the strike ended, Labor Day has since become a way of recognizing the contribution that hard working Americans have made to this country.
We wish you all the best this Labor Day. Make sure that you take the time to relax, eat some good food, and take a load off.
Considering how much use and abuse our air conditioners endure on a daily basis during the summer months, it’s hardly surprising that it may eventually require professional repair services. It’s simply an inevitability that you will have to deal with at some point. While you can stave off many problems with routine maintenance (not to mention professional installation), some issues will arise no matter how well maintained your AC is. But not to worry, there are some ways of detecting problems so that you can get in touch with an HVAC professional early to avoid major repairs later.
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Here are some warning signs that you should call a professional Anaheim air conditioning repair expert:
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Most homeowners don’t realize what packaged air systems are and what they can do for their homes. They have some pretty terrific benefits that we wanted to explore here. If you’re interested in learning more about their potential benefits from a company that has experience with many different types of air conditioning systems, then read on below to find out how packaged air systems can benefit your home.
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Packaged air systems are a great option for many homeowners. Here is a quick description of what they are and how you can incorporate them into your home.
In most traditional air conditioning and heating systems, each component is separate from each other. Your furnace is a separate piece of equipment and your air conditioning system is a separate piece of equipment as well. But with packaged air systems, both your air conditioning and your heating systems are combined into one system. This has a number of different benefits for your home.
If you’re home’s air conditioning system has broken down or if it needs to be replaced, make sure that you work with the Garden Grove, CA packaged air conditioner experts at ARS® Orange County.
You may not realize it, but whenever you turn on your air conditioning system your ductwork has to work hard to carry all that air throughout your home. While this may not seem like a hard job, your ducts can actually experience wear and tear over the years—especially if they weren’t installed right or if they are clogged with debris due to lack of cleaning and maintenance. That’s whygetting regular duct cleaning in Irvine, CA is so important. It could help improve the quality of air in your Irvine home, as well as improve the function of your AC system. Here at ARS® Orange County we are dedicated to our customers’ comfort, which is why we offer complete duct cleaning services.
Check out below a few of the benefits that regular duct cleaning can have for your home.
As air moves through your ductwork, it will pick up and carry many types of pollutants and particles that happen to be resting there—including dust, pollen, pet dander, bacteria and other contaminants. Getting duct cleaning in your Irvine, CA house can reduce those air pollutants, which could have several positive outcomes for your home.
During the duct cleaning process, our experts will cut holes into your home’s ductwork and attach powerful vacuums. This allows us to reach many of the remote areas of your ductwork that would otherwise not be cleaned out.
If you’re interested in duct cleaning in Irvine, CA just call the friendly specialists at ARS Orange County.
When the temperatures start to rise here in Orange, CA during the summer, you need to make sure that your home stays cool. Every homeowner wants to make sure that their air conditioner and their home are operating as efficiently as possible. Here at ARS® Orange County we offer a full range of air conditioning services to the Orange community, including repair, maintenance and installation.
Call on ARS® Orange County to make sure your AC unit is running at peak performance.
As summer gets into full gear here in Southern California, many homeowners are looking for ways to improve the efficiency of their home and get the most out of their air conditioning system. We wanted to help our customers get the most out of their air conditioning system this summer, so we put together a few of the things that you can do to keep your home cool.
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The comfort in your home depends largely on the operation of your heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. One of the biggest mistakes that we see our customers make is to try to repair or install their home’s HVAC system themselves. At ARS® Orange County, we offer affordable and reliable HVAC repair, installation and maintenance for all different kinds of systems. Below you will find just a few of the benefits of working with a Costa Mesa HVAC professional.
When you need any kind of Costa Mesa HVAC repair, installation or maintenance, make sure that you work with a professional. Here are a few of the reasons why you should:
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We offer a huge range of services and are dedicated to our customers’ complete satisfaction.
As one of the leading providers in your service area, our team has dealt with a wide variety of home cooling systems. When we talk to homeowners, one of the most common concerns they have is energy efficiency. Efficiency is the ratio between cooling output and electrical energy input. It’s the cooling-per-dollar ratio that everyone considers in order to keep costs low during the long Southern California cooling season. We’ve compiled a list of some cost-effective energy efficiency tips that you might want to take advantage of before summer sets in.
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Not only will these improve your energy efficiency, but they will also improve cooling performance.
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Are you tired of a one-temperature-fits-all approach to your home cooling system? If so, then you should consider installing a zone control system. Zone control divides your home into separate cooling zones, each of which can be given a different temperature. It gives you more precise and versatile control over the way cool air moves through your forced air distribution system, be it a heat pump, central air, or packaged air conditioner. In today’s post, we’d like to take a closer look at how a zone control system worksso that you can stay informed about upgrades and improvements that you could make to your Tustin air conditioning system. Call ARS® of Orange County for more information.
A professionally installed zone control system is a great way to improve the cooling of your home during the hot summer months.
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You rely a lot on your Tustin air conditioning; so much, in fact, that even minor disruptions in cooling can upset your daily lifestyle during the long hot summer months. One common concern we notice among homeowners in our service area relates to the strange sounds that air conditioners can sometimes make. “What is that strange sound?” you might ask. To determine the cause of the sound, a diagnosis must take place in person by an expert. Only by testing the operation of your system will your technician understand the root cause of the noise. That said, there are some general noises that often indicate certain problems. It’s a subject that we’d like to review for today’s post.
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Professional Tustin air conditioning repair should always be carried out by a trained professional, so make sure you call ARS® today if you hear a strange sound in your AC unit.
If you’re looking for a new air conditioner for your home, you may be daunted by the sheer array of options on the market today. The entire process can be intimidating, which is why you need the services of a certified Orange County, CA air conditioning technician every step of the way. From central air and heat pumps to dual fuel AC systems, there are a wide variety of system types and brands available. One you may not have yet considered is known as a packaged air conditioner. It contains all of the air conditioning components in a single housing unit that usually sits outside your home or on the roof. If you need excellent Orange County, CA air conditioning services, you can count on ARS® Orange County. Call us today!
As we already mentioned, a packaged air conditioner houses all of the components in a single outdoor system. The compressor, condenser, evaporator, and air handler sit in a single unit that connects to the indoor ductwork. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of a packaged air conditioner.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that your packaged air conditioner needs to be properly sized for your home. An air conditioner that’s too small can lead to overheated components and inadequate cooling, while an AC that’s too large can lead to short-cycling and inefficient cooling.
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Energy efficiency has become a hot topic in the last decade or so, with increasing global awareness about ozone-depleting gases, climate change, “green” energy solutions, and the organic and local farm movements. Whether you want to be energy efficient for the sake of the environment, or for the sake of saving on your electrical bill every month, improving your air conditioning efficiency is a great way to boost the cooling performance within your home and to prevent your system from premature decline and major air conditioning repairs. We’d like to share a few ways you can improve energy efficiency in your home. For more information, or to schedule air conditioning service, call the Irvine CA air conditioning experts at ARS® Orange County.
If you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system in Irvine, CA, you may have a tough time deciding. Today’s air conditioners boast high energy-efficiency ratings, quiet operation, and powerful cooling performance during even the hottest temperatures. While there are several different types of systems, ductless mini split air conditioners are quickly becoming a household name for their energy efficiency, versatility, and near-silent indoor operation. While all air conditioners operate on the same basic operation of the refrigerant cycle, each system has its own particular advantages. In this post, we’d like to discuss some of the advantages of the ductless mini split air conditioner. For more information, or to schedule Irvine CA air conditioning service, call ARS® Orange County today!
There is something about keeping one’s home comfortable that stirs up a lot of debate. Everyone seems to have an opinion about how to properly ventilate heat and cool a home in the most efficient, effective way possible. As is usually the case with any heated debate, some information that many may take to be factual is actually completely mistaken or, occasionally, entirely fabricated. The Orance County, CA air conditioning and heating professionals at ARS® want to help you separate HVAC fact from fiction. General manager Colin Martodam shared some information with WelcometoOC.com recently to help you do just that. Here are some of the facts he shared. Read the full article here.
Myth: Leaving your ceiling fan on will cool a room, especially while you’re not home.
Fact: Fans cool your skin, not the air. Fans do not lower room temperature. A fan works by circulating the air in a space; when the air moves across the skin, we feel cooler even though the air temperature in the room remains the same. If a fan runs in a room when no one is there, no one is feeling its benefits, so it’s just raising your monthly electricity bill.
Myth: Residential heat pumps do not have a long life cycle because they operate 12 months of the year.
Fact: Dirt, improper application and service, and lack of preventative maintenance top the list for heat pump failures. If you uphold the maintenance on your pumps, just like your air conditioning unit, your pump will last much longer than if it wasn’t properly maintained.
Myth: You need to change your air filter once a year.
Fact: To save on your energy bill and keep your system running efficiently, your filter should be changed every two months, and even more often when you’re running your system harder, like during peak summer days. Dust, dirt, pollen and pet hair are just a few of the culprits clogging up filters and reducing the air flow. Get on a maintenance plan with your preferred HVAC services provider and you will save a lot of money in the long run.
As you can see, there are a lot of myths floating around in public knowledge regarding heating, ventilation and air conditioning. You may even believe some yourself. Review all of the information that Colin has shared to sort fact from fiction. Remember, theOrange County CA air conditioning technicians on the ARS® team have all the right info, so contact us for your home comfort needs in Orange County, CA.
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