Home Remodel or New Construction: Bring In HVAC Experts Early

Whether you are building a new home or remodeling your existing one, keep in mind that your home is a functional, engineered system, not just a collection of rooms that need to look nice on the inside. It’s important to choose a heating and air conditioning contractor carefully, and involve the contractor early in the [...]

By |June 7th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Deciding if Energy Efficiency is Worth the Investment

Not all air-conditioning systems are the same. Some systems are cheaper to purchase but require more electricity, resulting in higher utility bills each month. Then, there are high-efficiency units that save on electricity costs, but have a higher initial price. Saving energy is a good idea, but is it worth the higher cost of the [...]

By |May 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fans Add Comfort to Your Home

It may seem pointless to use a ceiling fan while your air conditioner is running, but ceiling fans can actually significantly increase the comfort level in your home and plus, help you save energy. (Saving energy is a code word for saving money!) Moving air creates a wind chill effect, which makes the air feel [...]

By |May 24th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Save Money with A/C Maintenance

The Air Conditioning Unit on your home is a big investment. So, you want to keep it running efficiently at the minimum expense.  Let’s face it, scorching Arizona temperatures are just around the corner. Regular air conditioning maintenance can keep you cool when temps reach the 100’s, and save you money at the same time. [...]

By |May 13th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

HEPA Air Filters 101

The “HEPA “in HEPA air filters stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air.  A true HEPA filter is widely regarded as the ultimate filter. HEPA filters are capable of removing particulates as small as 0.3 microns in size. Just to give you an idea of the size of a micron, it takes 25,400 microns to equal [...]

By |May 9th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

All Hail . . . .its possible damange.

In October 2010 Phoenix experienced a freak hail storm that wreaked havoc on roofs, cars and thousands of air conditioning units in Central and West Phoenix. Even with as many homes as we have serviced to date, we predict this is only 40% of the affected air conditioning systems which need repair. Many home and [...]

By |April 26th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Simple Steps to Save You Money!

Use an automatic setback thermostat!  If you keep your temperature at 78° when you’re at home, and then 85° when you’re not. You will save money.  Each degree offset saves you 2-3 percent of your utility bill. Consider sun control for your windows!  Windows waste the most energy in your home.  Solar screens or sun [...]

By |April 14th, 2011|Consumer Information|0 Comments

Top Five Symptoms Your Home Air Conditioning System Needs Service

In Arizona, air conditioning is a serious matter.  When your home air conditioning unit is not running efficiently,  not only are you in danger of it breaking down completely, but the unit is running up your electric bill.  Just like a car, small issues can turn into expensive problems when they are not addressed immediately.  [...]

By |April 6th, 2011|Consumer Information|0 Comments

Is Your Indoor Air Clean?? Did you know that we spend more than 70% of our lives inside our homes? Oddly enough, the air in our homes can be more unhealthy than the dirty air outside. So, what do you do to purify your air? Is it as easy as replacing your air filter in [...]

By |September 22nd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How-to: Monsoons & Your A/C Unit

Monsoons & Your A/C Unit Our monsoon season has arrived and so has the late afternoon and early evening monsoons…don’t you just love it? Unfortunately, with the monsoons, also come power outages. Power outages and your A/C don’t agree with each other. In many cases, the power outage can cause your A/C unit to malfunction [...]

By |August 16th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome to Hobaica Services Blog

Welcome to Hobaica Services' official blog! We are a Phoenix-based heating and cooling contractor and have been in the biz since '52. In fact, we are a second-generation-owned company. Hobaica owners are all three brothers - Paul, Louis and Mike Hobaica. The goal of our blog is to provide informative "how-to's" for consumers interested in [...]

By |June 7th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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