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Creating a Positive Company Culture Series: Part 2

The Impact of Internal & External Reward Programs Notes From Hobaica: We originally wrote this 4-part series to encourage and educate other local business owners on the value of building a positive company culture. We share this with you, our customers, because you ultimately benefit from the community involvement, teamwork, personal growth & industry [...]

By |October 10th, 2017|Creating a Positive Company Culture Series|Comments Off on Creating a Positive Company Culture Series: Part 2

Creating a Positive Company Culture Series: Part 1

How Team Meetings Promote Personal Growth & Superior Customer Service Notes From Hobaica: We originally wrote this 4-part series to encourage and educate other local business owners on the value of building a positive company culture. We share this with you, our customers, because you ultimately benefit from the community involvement, teamwork, personal [...]

By |September 15th, 2017|Creating a Positive Company Culture Series|Comments Off on Creating a Positive Company Culture Series: Part 1

Air Pollution

The Lowdown on Indoor & Outdoor  Air Pollution in Phoenix, AZ Phoenix, AZ has recently been ranked by the American Lung Association as one of the most polluted cities in the US. This means that residents are at an increased risk for serious health problems, including asthma attacks, cardiovascular consequence and even premature [...]

By |August 29th, 2017|Air Quality|Comments Off on Air Pollution

Community Service Spotlight

When A Scottsdale Neighbor Was In Need, We Were There to Help This summer’s record-breaking temperatures in Phoenix have melted trash cans, strained the power grid and grounding flights out of Sky Harbor. With this heat, it’s vital to have a reliable air conditioner to cool your home. But when local Scottsdale retiree Glen [...]

By |July 7th, 2017|Hobaica Awards and Causes|Comments Off on Community Service Spotlight

EPA: R-22 Refrigerant Phase Out

R-22 Refrigerant Phase Out: What You Need To Know If you have an AC unit in Phoenix, AZ that was installed before 2010, it’s likely you will have to address the recent HCFC (R-22) refrigerant regulations put into place by the EPA. Determining how it will affect you and your system is a bit [...]

By |May 25th, 2017|Consumer Alerts|Comments Off on EPA: R-22 Refrigerant Phase Out

2016 Rebate Top 10 Contractor Award Goes to Hobaica

Hobaica is Proud to Announce We Received Arizona Public Service Co.'s Top 10 HVAC Contractor Award Over the years, Hobaica’s team has dedicated itself to perfecting quality service. That is why we are excited about being recognized as the 2016 Rebate Top 10 Contractor by the Arizona Public Service Co, the largest electric utility [...]

By |May 2nd, 2017|Hobaica Awards and Causes|Comments Off on 2016 Rebate Top 10 Contractor Award Goes to Hobaica

Laundry – A Cleaner Way

The Only Environmentally Friendly Laundry System That Functions Without the Use of Detergent If there was just one easy switch you could make in your home to pay mind to skin allergies, removing harsh chemicals from your life, AND the health of the environment, would you make it? People have been doing [...]

By |April 17th, 2017|Saving Energy|Comments Off on Laundry – A Cleaner Way

Helping the Homeless – One Bag at a Time

Our Contribution to the Phoenix Homeless Community Homelessness in Phoenix, AZ Approximately one out of every 184 Arizonans are homeless. With as much as 30% of those being children and teens, the problem is especially troubling. The homeless are at a much higher risk for: Serious health complications, including malnutrition, tuberculosis [...]

By |March 17th, 2017|Community Involvement|Comments Off on Helping the Homeless – One Bag at a Time

Hobaica Services Community Involvement – Phoenix AZ

Hobaica Supports Providence Rebuild 2016 Recently Hobaica Services, Inc. participated in an important community service project called Providence Rebuild 2016. In cooperation with other local Phoenix businesses, Hobaica donated both time and materials to rebuild The Providence House of Refuge. This house is a temporary home for a homeless mother and her children, getting them [...]

By |August 26th, 2016|Community Involvement|Comments Off on Hobaica Services Community Involvement – Phoenix AZ

The History of Hobaica

Who is Hobaica? If you are familiar with Hobaica, then you know that we are a company you can trust to meet your heating and cooling needs. You also know that our company has been around for quite a while, and our mission is to provide uncompromising quality and service. But do you know [...]

By |July 19th, 2016|Community Involvement|Comments Off on The History of Hobaica

Hobaica Services Sponsors Clarendon Little League

Play Ball! Hobaica Services helped to make that possible for many children in Phoenix community by sponsoring the Blue Diamondbacks in the Clarendon Little League this past season. While the Arizona Diamondbacks were a leading league sponsor, Hobaica’s contributing sponsorship helped to purchase the necessary equipment for this machine pitch level team. The Blue [...]

By |July 14th, 2016|Community Involvement|Comments Off on Hobaica Services Sponsors Clarendon Little League

Service with a Smile, and a Red Nose!

On May 26th of this year Hobaica employees provided our usual customer service with a smile...and a very unusual  red nose! We participated in National Red Nose Day by donning red noses to help raise money for children living in poverty. Red Nose Day is both a fundraiser and a funraiser, as the results are [...]

By |June 16th, 2016|Hobaica Awards and Causes|Comments Off on Service with a Smile, and a Red Nose!

Customer Service – Extra Sweet!

When customers hire Hobaica for HVAC service, they expect a knowledgeable technician to arrive at their door and perform the service in an efficient, respectful manner. But during a recent service call, one of our technicians took the company mission statement - “treat others how you want to be treated” to a whole new level. [...]

By |June 16th, 2016|Hobaica Awards and Causes|Comments Off on Customer Service – Extra Sweet!

Efficient Heating and Cooling for Phoenix Homeowners

Let's look at some tips to make your heating and cooling system run efficiently. Some homeowners in the Southwest have gone green to save money. But there are various ways of running heating and cooling systems efficiently. Take note of these useful cooling and heating tips and you could see savings on your annual utility [...]

By |April 29th, 2014|Consumer Information, Saving Money|0 Comments

Talking about indoor air pollutants

Home is a place where you put your feet up to relax and breathe in plenty of fresh and healthy air. But many homes are filled with polluted air, so here are three of the main air pollutants and ways of dealing with them. Biological Pollutants If you have mold growing around your bathroom window [...]

By |March 22nd, 2014|Consumer Information|0 Comments

Tame Runaway Power Bills With Tight Ductwork

Air ducts are used in forced air cooling and heating systems to supply conditioned air into a building. The ductwork is usually hidden in basements, attics, ceiling and inside the walls, which makes it almost impossible for the average person to notice any air leaks. When heated or cooled air leaks, not only will your [...]

By |February 19th, 2014|Consumer Information|0 Comments

The Lifespan of Heat Pumps

Many homeowners in Phoenix have a heat pump for their swimming pool. This type of unit keeps the water at a comfortable temperature for swimming. However, heating pumps are ideal for keeping the air temperature stable in your home as well. A heat pump is efficient to run and can operate at a quarter of [...]

By |January 15th, 2014|Consumer Information, Heat Pumps|0 Comments

A Simple Guide To Achieving Balanced Airflow for Phoenix Home Owners

One of the things that you can do to keep your home comfortable during the year is to maintain balanced airflow. It is also a great way to increase energy efficiency and reduce your energy bills. Simply put, balanced airflow means ensuring that your HVAC system makes the temperature in all of the rooms in [...]

By |December 8th, 2013|Air Quality, Consumer Information|0 Comments

Maximize Energy Efficiency in Your Phoenix Home

Visualizing the walls of your house as a huge storage space for a maze of connected ducts is a highly effective tool for accomplishing consistent energy efficiency.  Just as no chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link, no overall energy system is more efficient than its most inefficient component. Your home comfort system [...]

By |December 1st, 2013|Consumer Information, How-to's|0 Comments

Copper Theft in Phoenix

Copper theft is fast becoming a nationwide problem due to the rising prices of this precious metal. The cases of theft usually involve any product that has copper content in it, but air conditioners are now becoming an easy target for thieves since AC units are typically outside and on the ground. Evaluating the price [...]

By |November 15th, 2013|Consumer Alerts, Consumer Information|0 Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – BEGIN Program

Phoenix Residents Selected to Receive New Heating & Cooling System[Phoenix, Ariz.] - Nov. 07, 2013 – Gregory and Kassandra Lang of Phoenix have beenselected to receive the installation of a free heating and cooling system on their home fromHobaica Services, Inc., a Phoenix-based heating and cooling contractor.The giveaway is part of Hobaica Services' BEGIN program, [...]

By |November 11th, 2013|BEGIN Program|0 Comments

Three Ways to Use Your Ceiling Fan in Your Phoenix Home

While many homes are equipped with ceiling fans, improper operation can actually increase your energy bill. The problem is that many individuals do not know how they should be operated to provide the greatest potential energy savings. One of the most important things to know is that ceiling fans do no cool rooms but they [...]

By |November 1st, 2013|Consumer Information|0 Comments

Attic Insulation . . .It’s not just pink fluff

It's summer, and the temperature inside your home keeps rising.  Sometimes it’s not your AC unit.  It could be your attic is too hot and is affecting your home's overall temperature.  Improper ventilation and insulation at this part of the house can make your air conditioners work twice as hard than it should, which in [...]

By |August 22nd, 2013|Consumer Information, Saving Energy, Saving Money|0 Comments

The Life and Times of Your A/C Unit

The average air conditioning unit life span is 12-15 years. However, air conditioners can have shorter life if not maintained regularly, installed incorrectly or if the unit size is not sized properly for the area it is serving.  And when an A/C unit stops working, it almost always seems to be at a very inconvenient [...]

The Yellow Energy Guide Label

The Energy Guide is consumer information to help you plan and understand if your equipment is operating at peak efficiency. Choosing an air conditioning system is often a daunting task, simply due to the number of options available. By reading the yellow tag known as the Energy Guide label on the units it [...]

Are Pleated Filters for You?

If you live in Phoenix, you will often find the air outside your home to be beautiful and clear. The air inside the home on the other hand, can have potential allergens, pet dander, and pollen, along with, mold spores, viruses and bacteria, all of which are made up of particulates, that can be hazardous [...]

By |May 30th, 2013|Air Quality, Consumer Alerts|0 Comments

Mini Splits Make Significant Advances with Inverter Technology

Ductless mini split air conditioning units are now creating waves in the U.S. marketplace, although the technology has been in existence for some time. Despite the technological advances in the quality and cost associated with equipment utilized in the heating and cooling industries, in both residences and commercial organizations, these mini split units are still [...]

Did Somebody Mention Wine?

Thinking about a wine cellar for your home or business?  There are three very important considerations when building a wine cellar—light, humidity and wine cellar temperature. Dark cool places are a friend to wine.  Your wine cellar should be dark to protect your collection from UV rays (aka direct sunlight) as it destroys important organic [...]

By |May 16th, 2013|Consumer Information|0 Comments

If you are looking for a new HVAC system then you should choose Energy Star

Maybe you have been thinking of buying a new piece of cooling or heating equipment? Well, those who want to make sure that they get the best value for money should take a look at the Equipment by Energy Star. So, what does the Equipment by Energy Star have to offer that its competitors don't? [...]

Tips for Preventing Mold in Your Home

Controlling the moisture level in your home is one of the best ways of preventing mold, and you can keep mold out of your home by following these tips: * Your air conditioner fan should be set on the auto position, rather than on the on position; if set to on, your fan raises the [...]

By |January 21st, 2013|Air Quality, Consumer Information|0 Comments

Technicians with NATE Certification get the job Done Right First Time

The comfort systems in your home --- heating, cooling, air cleaning and ventilating --- require a significant investment. Nowadays, home comfort systems are extremely sophisticated, in contrast to their predecessors of several decades ago. Most residents are dependent on at least one of these systems each day. And with anything that can impact the comfort [...]

Your Programmable Thermostat is One of Your Best Assets to Save Money!

With rising energy costs, most Phoenix residents are taking steps to boost the energy efficiency of their homes.  Some are going as far as to upgrade their HVAC system.  However, one of the most important steps is to replace the old manual thermostat using a programmable model.  Then program your thermostat for the greatest reduction [...]

Upgrading Your Insulation

If the insulation in one's home is inadequate, it can result in additional cost for cooling and heating, not to mention, it robs the home of the comfort that is possible.  While most people consider insulation a necessity in colder climates in order to prevent heat loss and keep the home warm when temperatures drop. [...]

By |December 21st, 2012|Air Quality, Consumer Information, How-to's, Saving Money|0 Comments

Sometimes You Just Need to Vent

Since the attic is not a part of the home normally inhabited, it can easily be ignored.  Many homeowners may not appreciate the need for proper ventilation of the attic.  Solar heat on the roof can cause the space to become very hot.  Without proper insulation and ventilation, the heat is often transferred through the [...]

By |December 15th, 2012|Air Quality, Consumer Information, How-to's|0 Comments

Not all Vampires Sparkle

Energy vampires do not attack only at night.  They continue to suck the electrical juice from a home 24 hours per day seven days per week.  Any device that continues using power when in a sleep or standby mode can be considered an energy vampire.  As long as their fangs are attached to a power [...]

Did We Mention, Change Your Air Filters . . . Regularly!

Probably the most overlooked, under tracked and yet simplest home maintenance task most of us have to do.  As a busy homeowner, one's day is filled with important things to do.  One task that can easily be overlooked when one is already busy is checking the air conditioner filters.  Even though it is easy to [...]

By |November 12th, 2012|Air Quality, How-to's, Saving Energy, Saving Money|0 Comments

Reduce Heat Gain in Your Home with Window Treatments

So, she wants to decorate and you are watching the budget.  Let her splurge on window treatments, on one condition, of course.  The window treatments must help keep the heat out during the summer. Windows act much like the glass of a greenhouse to trap the sunlight streaming infrared energy into the house.  Once it [...]

By |November 6th, 2012|Consumer Information, Saving Energy, Saving Money|0 Comments

CONSUMER ALERT: HVAC Awareness for Home Buyers

Buying a new home can be an exciting time of life.  While it is likely that eventually the home will need to be inspected and mechanical equipment evaluated to finalize financing, the following items may indicate problems with the new home HVAC system. Potential New Home HVAC Problems -- Noises An odd noise in any [...]

Small drips can create big problems

Is your Air Conditioning leaking water again?  The drips are an indicator of a clogged drain line, and could mean a serious underlying issue.  A call to an HVAC professional as soon as you discover an air conditioner leaking is a very smart move.  This ensures the system continues to work correctly while avoiding water [...]

Choosing an HVAC Contractor: It’s an Interview, not a crap shoot

Choosing a contractor, who won’t leave you with an empty wallet and a head ache isn’t a crap shoot; it’s simply an interview process.  And the due diligence falls on you, the consumer. Even if a company was referred to you by a trusted friend, it’s worth the 10-15 minutes of time to do a [...]

NOMINATE A FAMILY IN NEED OF A NEW COOLING & HEATING UNIT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Contact:   Kevin Nutt 602.571.0739 kevin@kggroupmarketing.com NOMINATE A FAMILY IN NEED OF A NEW COOLING & HEATING UNIT Hobaica Services to give away 8 comfort systems as part of BEGIN Campaign September 19, 2012, Phoenix, AZ – Louis Hobaica, owner of Hobaica Services, announced the 4th Annual Kick-Off of the BEGIN Program, Business [...]

Maintenance is the Key to Efficiency and Longevity

Just like a car needing a tune-up every 3,000 -6,000 miles, depending on the year and the engine size, air conditioning and heating units should have regular maintenance twice a year, and sometimes more often depending age and size of the equipment.   An essential part of the maintenance service should be AC coil cleaning.  Neglecting [...]

By |September 15th, 2012|Consumer Information, Saving Energy, Saving Money|0 Comments

Four Key Elements Required for New AC Installation

Selecting the right new AC installation requires much more than simply choosing the correct equipment and an expert in installation.  Quality air conditioning installation requires the contractor follow many steps.  If any of these steps are neglected, the new system will not live up to the homeowner's expectations. 1.  Sizing for New AC Installation One [...]

By |September 10th, 2012|Consumer Information, How-to's, Saving Energy, Saving Money|0 Comments

What Every Homeowner Should KNOW Before Purchasing a New AC Unit

Let’s face it, for the vast majority of homeowners, we know that installing a new AC unit is not a do it yourself, weekend warrior job.  So, before you call an expert, it’s important to educate yourself as a consumer in order to make the right choices for your family’s comfort. Understanding the Right Size [...]

Weatherizing Your Arizona Home

When living in Arizona, one of the certainties of life is that summers will be long and hot.  As a result the power bills will reflect the hard work the HVAC system must do to keep your home comfortable.  By taking steps in weatherizing your home, Arizona homeowners are taking a step in the right [...]

By |September 6th, 2012|Consumer Information, Saving Energy, Saving Money|0 Comments

Variable Speed Air Handler Improves Home Comfort and Reduces Costs

An HVAC system that provides adequate air circulation is vital to the comfort throughout one's home.  If the system produces adequate cooling or heating, but the air handler cannot distribute the air adequately, occupants cannot remain comfortable and the system wastes money trying to keep up with the demand for “right temperature” air. Inside the [...]

Two Stage Compressor Improves Home Comfort

Air conditioning systems that are used today can provide homeowners with a large selection of features to improve energy efficiency along with home comfort.  New improvements include everything from check filter lights to thermal expansion valves.  However, one innovation many find to be useful is the dual stage compressor. Use of the traditional compressor, which [...]

Save Money While On Vacation

Summer vacations offer a great way to leave the problems of everyday life and relax, but the expenses can add up quickly.  The travel expense, vacation rental and eating out at restaurants make the vacation an expensive proposition.  In order to give you the most cash for vacation, take some steps to make sure your [...]

By |July 27th, 2012|Consumer Information, Saving Money|0 Comments

Home Cooling System – Making the Right Decisions

The home cooling system is a large investment for home owners, thus deciding to repair or replace the system is often intimidating.  Should you pay for a few repairs and hope the system can be patched up to make it another year?   Or would it be better to replacement home cooling system and improve your [...]

By |July 27th, 2012|Consumer Information, How-to's, Saving Money|0 Comments

How Phoenix Home Owners Can Evaluate their Energy Usage

When a Phoenix homeowner is interested in saving energy, many factors are involved in the plan. This includes evaluating every part of the home, from the way the duct system is designed to the exterior landscaping. Perhaps you have invested in a heat pump or other more efficient energy saving equipment. Has your thermostat has [...]

By |May 30th, 2012|Consumer Information|0 Comments
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