7 06, 2011

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 [...]

31 05, 2011

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 [...]

24 05, 2011

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 [...]

13 05, 2011

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. [...]

9 05, 2011

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 [...]

26 04, 2011

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 [...]

16 08, 2010

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 [...]

7 06, 2010

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 [...]

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