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NexGen Why Is My AC Spitting Ice

If your air conditioner is spitting out ice, the evaporator or condenser coils are probably frozen. Allowing your AC to continue running can cause serious damage, or at the very least accelerate wear. There are a few answers to the question, “Why is my AC spitting ice?” We will list a few below to help you troubleshoot the issue and know whether you need an HVAC technician’s help.

The Outside Temperature Has Dropped Below 62℉

An air conditioner is designed to keep your home cooler than the outside air temperature. It’s unlikely you’d want it to be colder than 62℉ indoors. If the AC is running full blast, this can cause the temperature around the evaporator coil to fall below freezing. Any condensation or moisture present will freeze on contact. When the outside temperature falls, run the AC in fan mode or turn the system off and use a ceiling fan or open a window.

Refrigerant Is Low and/or Leaking

If your AC is spitting ice and you hear a hissing sound, there’s likely a refrigerant leak. Only a trained technician can fix the problem. The coolant in your AC runs through a closed system. It should never be low. If it is, there will be serious temperature regulation problems in the system and components can easily freeze.

The AC Filter Is Dirty

A filter helps keep the air clean, but your air conditioner will run without it. However, when the filter gets dirty or clogged, it’s a different story. A clogged filter reduces airflow. Without enough air passing through them, the coils get colder causing ice to form. To avoid filter issues, replace it every three to six months.

The Evaporator Coil Is Dirty

When the evaporator coil is coated in dirt, it won’t allow for effective heat transfer. Warm air may never reach the coils. As a result, they get colder, and frost forms on the surface. Some of this ice can break loose in the airflow and get flung out of the AC vents.

Clogged Condensate Drain

The AC can spit water if the drain is clogged with dirt, mold, or algae. Moisture regularly condensates in an AC system; this is what the drip pan is for. It collects condensate so it can be evacuated via a drain. If the drain isn’t functioning, water can leak from the unit and performance can be affected. The coils may eventually freeze if the issue isn’t fixed.

The Fan Is Not Working Properly

Insufficient airflow can cause the coil to get cold and freeze, resulting in ice spitting from the AC. This may be due to a faulty fan motor, which can occur due to mechanical or electrical issues. The fan can become loose or break as well. Repairing or replacing an AC fan requires technical expertise.

How Do I Thaw Out My Air Conditioner?

You can thaw out the unit by running it in fan mode. The ice should start to break down soon after. You might also want to leave the system off, although the process may take five or more hours to complete. During that time, install a new filter just to be on the safe side.

Contact NexGen for Air Conditioning Repair

When customers ask us “Why is my AC spitting ice?”, there can be several answers. Depending on the problem, you may need the system inspected to determine whether any types of AC repair are needed. Google Certified for Home Services, we fix any air conditioning problem for clients in Southern California. For service by knowledgeable, experienced, and background-checked technicians, call 833-729-9735 today.

NexGen How Long Should an AC Run on a 100 Degree Day

In Southern California, 100+ degree days are becoming more common. Extreme temperatures can put quite a strain on your AC. In general, air conditioners run in cycles of about 15 to 20 minutes. Longer than that can indicate a problem, but how long should an AC run on a 100-degree day?

Your AC will work harder to cool your home when outdoor temperatures are higher than normal. The compressor will run more frequently to reach and maintain the desired indoor temperature. It’s quite possible the air conditioner will run all the time if the temperature hits 100 and soars even higher. 

Is My AC Working Properly?

Even though your AC will likely run often on a hot day, there are signs to look for that might indicate a problem, such as the AC running continuously, yet your home isn’t staying cool or getting cool at all. This can mean:

The thermostat is the first place you should look. If it was accidentally switched to heating mode, then your home won’t get cool. Switching it to the proper mode should resolve the issue. Also, use the “auto” setting so the system will run until it reaches the desired temperature. For the most efficient performance, set the thermostat 20 degrees lower than the temperature outside. On a 100 day, set it to 78 to 80 to manage utility costs.

If there’s a lack of air flow, the filter may need to be changed or AC vents cleaned. But it may also mean your air conditioner needs professional repair. If an evaporator or condenser coil is dirty, this can block the transfer of heat, so air coming from the vents may be less cool. Low refrigerant levels can cause your AC to run all day. You may also hear a bubbling or hissing noise or see refrigerant leaking, which can be a dangerous situation. 

If your AC isn’t working properly, it’s important to call an HVAC contractor quickly to resolve the problem.

Don’t Run Out and Get a Bigger AC

Average daily high temperatures seem to be increasing and there are more hot days per year than ever before. But an AC must still be properly sized. Oversizing a unit will cause your house to cool too quickly. It won’t run long enough to remove humidity, making it clammier and more conducive to condensation and mold. The system will also use more energy leading to higher electricity bills.

Tips for Running Your AC on a 100 Degree Day

In addition to keeping the thermostat at a reasonable setting, here are some ways you can keep your home cool on the hottest days:

Contact NexGen for AC Repair, Installation, and Maintenance

NexGen is a leading air conditioning services company in Southern California. If you’re wondering how long an AC should run on a 100 degree day, and suspect your system isn’t running properly, our licensed, insured technicians will quickly identify and fix any underlying issue. Google Certified for home services, we service all types, makes, and models of ACs. We know air conditioners tend to break down on the hottest days. Call 833-729-9735 to request immediate residential and commercial AC services.

The Top 5 Most Expensive HVAC & Plumbing Repairs

The Top 5 Most Expensive HVAC Plumbing Repairs

When you add up the expenses of major home repairs, you can understand why proper care and maintenance are so important. Major components and the labor needed to replace them can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. Here, we’ll look at some of the most expensive HVAC and plumbing repair jobs you might encounter:

  1. 1. Bathroom Water Damage

Leaking, standing, or running water will damage your home more quickly than you might think. It can soak through flooring materials, walls, and framing. Leaking pipes and fixtures are a common culprit. But a lack of caulking is a serious problem. Periodically check/replace the caulking or grout between tiles or water can easily percolate through and cause the underlying wood to rot. Mold and mildew may be growing below the surface before you know the extent of the damage.

If just everything around your shower space is severely damaged, replacing it all can cost $10,000 to $15,000.

  1. 2. Slab Leak Repair

Detecting a slab foundation leak alone can cost several hundred dollars. Thicker slabs may require more time not just to find a leak, but to fix it, especially the deeper the affected pipe is. Repairing a slab usually involves removing the overlying flooring, so the type of flooring material to take out and replace is a cost factor. Vapor barriers, rebar, and other materials as well as portions of the foundation may also need to be removed.

Expect to spend up to $4,000, but many variables can jack up the price, including the amount of digging and how much pipe-work is needed.

  1. 3. AC Compressor Failure

Of all HVAC repairs, compressor failure is the one homeowners dread the most. Fortunately, compressors are very durable and reliable. But dirty coils, low refrigerant, overheating, and electrical problems can strain the compressor and cause it to fail. Replacing it is time-consuming and requires a great deal of expertise.

The average cost to replace an AC compressor is $1,800, but parts and labor costs can be as high as $2,380.

  1. 4. HVAC Condenser Damage

The condenser, or outdoor unit, is designed to release heat. Unless it is protected, an exposed condenser unit can be damaged by debris. Electrical problems, refrigerant leaks, and various other problems can occur as well. There are many parts inside the condenser so diagnosing an issue can take some time. Fixing the unit can also take time depending on the location and scope of the problem.

Replacing the condenser coil can cost up to $2,800, depending on the size of the unit. Line and radiator blockages can be just as expensive to fix. Smaller repairs are generally in the hundreds of dollars. These are all far less than replacing the condenser, which can be about $4,000.

  1. 5. Refrigerant Leak

Refrigerant lines run throughout your HVAC system. If you notice signs of a leak, a technician must take time to find where it is. Leaks can be detected electronically, via dye, using nitrogen, by looking for air bubbles or employing ultrasonic equipment. The cost of fixing the leak depends on accessibility, how much damage there is, and the age of the system.

On average, you may spend up to $1,500 on this repair, but fixing a refrigerant line can cost as much as $2,000. If the evaporator coil, condenser coil, or compressor needs replacement, it will increase the cost significantly.

Schedule HVAC or Plumbing Repair with NexGen

NexGen provides high-quality HVAC and plumbing repair throughout Southern California by licensed professionals. We know such repairs come with unexpected high costs. Therefore, we aim to make service as affordable as possible; members of our X Protection Plan receive a discount on repairs and benefits such as annual tune-ups, a guaranteed service window, and an extended parts and labor warranty. To learn more or request service 24/7, call 833-729-9735.

Air Conditioning Installation: A Step-by-Step Process

Air Conditioning Installation A Step by Step Process

Whether it’s been 15 or 20 years since installing your air conditioner, the time may have come to replace it. That’s a pretty good length of time. Even well-maintained AC’s eventually reach the end of their life. At NexGen, we’ve provided air conditioning installation in countless homes and businesses. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll provide a look into our process that ensures your investment pays off.

Step 1: In-Home Consultation

Assuming your current AC isn’t fixable, we’ll send a licensed contractor to evaluate what you have and what type of air conditioner is best for your home. Newer air conditioners tend to be larger to accommodate larger, more efficient coils. Therefore, the location of your existing AC may not be sufficient. A different area may need to be considered.

Another factor is the unit’s cooling capacity. You don’t want an AC that’s too small or too big or it won’t run efficiently. This can reduce comfort and strain the system so it costs more to run and repair more frequently.

Step 2: Removing the Old System

To remove an old AC system, several complex tasks are required. First, the refrigerant must be removed; this involves specialized equipment and a trained technician. By law, only EPA-certified personnel can remove, handle, and dispose of refrigerant, which can be toxic. Coolant cannot be vented into open air; a sophisticated machine pumps it into a recovery tank.

It's also necessary to protect areas of your home. Air conditioning equipment is heavy and there may be debris to clean up. During this process, installers will cover floors and furniture for protection and also inspect for sealing issues in your home and air duct leaks. These can impact the performance of a new system so must be fixed before installation begins.

Step 3: Preparation

The pad for the old outdoor unit must be replaced to accommodate the new air conditioner. Newer units are larger and wider. The ground may also need to be leveled before the technician can set the new pad. A gravel base should be used to level the area or build it up, while a vibration-absorbing composite pad is preferred over poured concrete that can crack and shift.

The area must be stable, as moving or lifting the air conditioner can cause severe damage. Rigid internal components cannot withstand much motion, while some are pressurized as well. Once the system is connected, it must remain in place, so the pad won’t need repair during the unit’s lifetime.

Before the indoor evaporator coil is replaced, the metal plenum is disconnected. Refrigerant lines, which consist of two copper pipes, may be reused (and first flushed, cleaned, and pressure-tested). However, a technician will likely recommend installing a new line.

Refrigerant lines are often strapped to the bottom of floor joists. Straps must be removed before taking out the line set. Line sets may also be located within ceilings or walls or buried underground. To make things easier, a new line set may be run while the old one remains.

Step 4: Outdoor Unit Installation

The AC condenser is placed on the composite pad and inspected for potential damage. Next, the line set is fitted to the new unit’s service valve, which isolates the refrigerant and the outdoor condenser from the indoor coil. This avoids having to replace refrigerant if a repair is needed. The copper line set and valves are brazed, or welded, together to ensure a leak-proof connection. Then the filter dryer is installed in the condenser, preferably next to the expansion valve, to absorb moisture and provide filtration.

Step 5: Wiring Installation

The new service disconnect box is mounted to the side of your house and wired to the electric panel. An installer may provide a fused box that supports overcurrent protection, or a non-fused box if the existing breaker matches the AC manufacturer’s listed maximum overcurrent protection. High- and low-voltage wiring will then be reconnected; line, or wiring from the panel, and load, a power conduit to the AC, is connected. All electrical installations are installed in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC).

Step 6: Indoor Evaporator Coil Installation

A cased evaporator coil is preferably installed. It has an insulated cabinet with panels that allow access to the coil and sits on top of the furnace. The coil is then connected and sealed to the existing sheet metal plenum. Uncased coils require additional preparation and installation work before connecting them. Rails must be installed to ensure the coil sits above the furnace heat exchanger at the proper distance, or else the drain pan can melt. But if the opening isn’t big enough or too much air can flow through, the coil will freeze.

Step7: Refrigerant Line Installation

Refrigerant line sets include two copper lines; the suction line is larger and insulated, while the liquid line is smaller. Rolled into a coil, these are available in lengths of 15 to 50 feet. Lines are set near beams and ductwork, if possible, and secured every 4 to 6 feet with plastic or copper strapping. Once hangers are installed to secure the lines, the suction line is usually installed first and connected to the AC, and run to the indoor evaporator coil. The liquid line is then run along the same path and secured.

Installers will take care not to bend, kink, or otherwise damage the lines. During the process, the installer will push unrolled sections of tubing through a 2” to 2.5” hole in the outside wall near the AC. Just enough line is then pushed out to reach the service valve. When refrigerant is added, special care is taken not to expose it to the air and contaminate it. 

Heat protection is then applied and dry nitrogen is used to protect the interior of copper tubing from oxidation during welding. Dry nitrogen also allows the installer to perform a preliminary leak test, collect moisture, and purge some contaminants. A vacuum process is then used to remove oxygen, nitrogen, and moisture that can affect the operation and damage the system.

Step 8: Condensate Drain Line Installation

The primary condensate line runs from the evaporator coil to a floor drain or condensate pump. A PVC pipe allows moisture to flow from your home when the AC is running. Condensate tubing or piping is secured and glued when installed to protect against flooding, and a safety overflow switch is connected to the evaporator coil’s secondary port. It’s also wired to the furnace control, so the system shuts off when tripped.

Step 9: Thermostat Installation

During air conditioner installation, a new thermostat is usually provided. If you keep your existing thermostat, the installer will check the connection between it and the new system. They can also install a separate thermostat if you want a smart system, for example. Your AC installer should also demonstrate how to use your new thermostat.

Step 10: System Testing

The technician will run the air conditioner for up to 20 minutes. During initial startup, refrigerant will start flowing and the system will start to condition the air. It will feel warm at first. But you’ll soon start to feel the difference. All the while, the unit’s sequence of operation, thermostat function, and a range of parameters will be tested.

Schedule AC Installation with NexGen

Our experienced technicians can inform you about different types of air conditioners and what may be best suited for your home. They are trained to install any type of AC unit or brand as well as all necessary components. Comprehensive maintenance plans and warranties are also available. To learn more or schedule air conditioning installation in Southern California, call 833-729-9735 today!

Knowing when you need AC repair allows you to call a contractor before the damage is more expensive to fix or your system needs to be replaced. You can also avoid a sudden failure on a hot summer day. Nexgen can be reached 24/7 to promptly address any issues you’re having. To help you know when to call for service, here are signs your air conditioner needs repair.

Nexgen Air Conditioning Heat X Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair

1. Only Warm Air Is Blowing

An air conditioner is designed to provide cool air. When the AC is turned on, there should never be warm air blowing from the vents. If so, check that the thermostat is in cooling mode. Otherwise, warm air blowing can mean something is blocking airflow or there’s damage to the compressor.

2. The AC Is Making Odd Noises

If the unit is making sounds you’ve never heard, it’s time to call for repairs. There may be a blockage or a mechanical problem. Worrisome sounds include grinding, scraping, squealing, or gurgling. Ignoring the noise can lead to more serious and expensive damage.

3. It’s Turning On and Off Too Fast

Air conditioners typically run in cycles. They stay on until the set temperature is reached, and turn off until the temperature needs to be readjusted. Your AC will run more frequently on hot days. If it’s constantly turning on and off, the system may need to be repaired or replaced.

4. Vents Are Blowing Little or No Air

Even if you’re getting cold air, weak air flow is a sign of a duct clog or leak. It can also mean the compressor is failing. If there’s a ductwork issue or a motor is breaking down, the problem can be fixed. In some cases, the issue is so serious replacing the unit is the only solution.

5. You Can’t Get the Thermostat to Work

The thermostat is what controls your air conditioner. It measures temperature continuously to signal the AC to generate the right amount of cold air. Signs of a thermostat problem include the system not turning on at all, running for short amounts of time, or not providing the right temperature.

6. The AC Gives Off Bad Odors

There are also smelly signs your air conditioner needs repair. If there’s a musty odor, mold may be growing inside the AC unit or your ductwork. A burning odor can mean a wire or electrical component has burnt out. Ductwork cleaning, a tune-up, or installation of UV lamps in the system can eliminate AC odors.

7. Your Electric Bill Is Going Up

Your utility bill should remain fairly consistent. If you’re not using your AC more, but are spending more on electricity, there may be a repair issue such as a duct leak, faulty thermostat switch, clog, or other mechanical problem causing it to work harder.

8. The Unit Is Leaking

Refrigerant is constantly circulating throughout the system. Central air conditioners are also designed to drain condensate. If you see coolant pooling up, this can be a dangerous situation, while leaking water can cause serious property and structural damage.

9. Your Home Is More Humid

Even on humid summer days, your AC should keep indoor humidity levels in check. Schedule service if your home starts to feel stickier. If the humidity is above 50%, your home can become quite stuffy while mold can grow more easily. Watch for low-humidity and dryness as well.

10. Circuit Breakers Keep Tripping

If the breaker for your AC keeps tripping, there might be a serious electrical issue. An undiagnosed electrical problem can lead to equipment overheating or wires sparking. A home fire can result if the problem isn’t diagnosed and fixed.

Contact Nexgen for AC Repair

Are there signs your air conditioner needs repair? If so, Nexgen is ready to assist and can provide any repair necessary, starting with a free estimate. Maintenance and tune-up specials are available as well. Call 833-729-9735 to request a visit.

How do Air Purifiers Work

While an HVAC system offers some air filtration, it doesn’t filter out every particle of dust, pollen, or pet dander. Mold spores, smoke, odors, and other pollutants and potential toxins may exist in your indoor air, where they can be many times more concentrated than outdoors. An air purifier can remove these and improve comfort, help alleviate allergies, and reduce the risk of respiratory and other illnesses. In this article, we will answer the question, “How do air purifiers work?” to show you their potential benefits.

Function of an Air Purifier

An air purifier is an appliance that sucks in air via a fan and re-circulates it in a cleaner form. It can have one or multiple filters. These filters can be made of paper, fiberglass, or mesh. Some filters must be replaced as they fill up, while others are reusable and washable (however, they require substantial maintenance, but are effective at removing larger particles).

Filtration is an important aspect of air purifiers, but a purifier is much more than a filter. Some models act as air sanitizers as well. For example, air particles can be neutralized when ultraviolet light (UV) filters are integrated into the unit. UV light can destroy bacteria, mold, and other biological impurities. Without a special filter or sanitizing system, an air purifier will struggle to trap particles much smaller than 5 microns in size (high-efficiency filters can remove particles as small as 2.5 microns).1

*While coronavirus (COVID-19) particles measure about 0.1 microns, they’re usually bound to water droplets, aerosols, and other larger particles, so can be removed by air purifiers.

Air Purifier Limitations

A standard air filter struggles to remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs), radon, and other gases. Off gassing from household cleaning products, paints, and adhesives isn’t captured by most air purifiers either. That’s unless a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter is used. It’s made of fine fiberglass threads and is pleated and sealed in a frame made of plastic or metal. 

HEPA filters capture particles of various sizes, including VOCs, ozone, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide when used in combination with UV light and air scrubbers.

But an air purifier won’t remove or neutralize particles stuck to walls (and other hard surfaces) or sitting on carpeting, furniture, bedding, and other soft surfaces.

When asking, “How do air purifiers work?” and deciding on the best one for your home, it’s also important to consider the following:

Types of Air Purifiers Nexgen Offers

Nexgen offers three different types of air purifiers. These include filter-based systems with electrically charged flat filters to capture large particles, extended media filters that remove dust and debris, and ultraviolet filters. In addition, we offer duct-based air purification systems designed to filter impurities from air as it passes through air ducts. Lastly, our stand-alone systems install in a closet or attic and are connected to your HVAC system via air intakes. Our licensed technicians can perform any installation for you, while your budget and air quality needs are addressed as part of our X protects standard.

To learn more or have an X-purification system installed in your home, contact Nexgen HVAC & Plumbing at 833-729-9735 today!



Signs Your AC Unit Needs a Replacement

NexGen Signs Your AC Unit Needs a Replacement

Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever. With time, most of our well-used products, home appliances, and electronics break down, requiring maintenance or even replacement. This, of course, includes our air conditioning units as well. 

As a homeowner, you may be wondering about the health of your AC unit. Is it still in good condition? Does it require maintenance or a total replacement? These questions can be tough to answer without the proper knowledge of how HVAC works.

Having the answer to these questions ahead of time may save you the stress of unexpected expenses and a stressful summer without a working AC. Below we will outline the four signs to watch out for indicating that your AC needs to be replaced.

4 Signs You Need An AC Replacement:

1. Lack of Cool Air

One of the first tell-tale signs of a failing AC unit is the lack of cool air even though the AC is working at full blast. This may indicate a poorly functioning cooling system which also leads to moisture build-up. Excess moisture that isn’t being removed by the cooling system of the AC can lead to mold, resulting in several health issues.

A properly working AC unit will help you stay cool and comfortable inside your home. If that isn’t the case, it may be time for a replacement. Are you feeling hot and muggy inside your home? If the answer is yes, it may be time to call your HVAC technician.

2. It Runs Loudly

Is your AC loud enough to wake the dead, or at least you, in the middle of the night? Is it making strange noises that are getting hard to ignore? These loud noises may indicate problems with the coil, slipped belt, or poorly functioning motor. Whatever the case, these loud noises require attention. Call your HVAC; these loud noises may be a sign you need an AC replacement.

3. Your Room Smells Bad

You may be using candles, air fresheners, and essential oil diffusers to refresh your room, but your room still smells terrible! Well, this could be an indication that something is off with your AC. The foul stench can indicate the following problems with your AC unit:

Regardless of what is causing the foul smell coming from your AC unit, it must be inspected by a professional. The poor air quality will lead to various health challenges, and we urge you not to delay investigating this problem.,/p>

4. High Energy Bills

High energy bills are a definite sign that your AC needs a replacement. A well-functioning AC means that it works efficiently to cool your home without using a lot of energy. Increasing energy costs show that your AC is working harder and may be on its last embers. Half of your utility costs are attributed to air conditioning costs. If you aren’t using your AC more than usual and the energy bills are still higher, it may be time to look into a new unit.

Do You Need an AC Replacement?

An AC unit that is in excellent condition is one that produces cool air for the entire home consistently. It does so while also working efficiently, keeping energy bills at a minimum, even during the hottest summer days of the year. A well-functioning AC also works quietly, allowing you to feel comfortable and peaceful inside your home.

By no means should your home have a stench of death, gas, or fire when your AC is working. If your AC unit does not meet any of these criteria, then it is a sign that your AC unit needs a replacement.

NexGen is a trusted name in plumbing, air quality, and HVAC in Palm Desert, Anaheim, Riverside, Los Angeles, and other parts of the area. We’re also committed to giving back to the community through our Project X program and Military Appreciation Program (MAP). As part of MAP, we donate four systems a year to veterans to show our appreciation for their service. In this article we will discuss our recent AC donation to veteran John Engles.

About John and Robin

John Ingles is an 86-year-old veteran of the Korean War, he was drafted to in 1953. He later served as a paratrooper after extensive training. Engles is described by his neighbor as kind, loving, and giving with a lot of integrity and honor.

Robin, John’s neighbor, has lived in Desert Hot Springs for 22 years and has known John for nine years. She’s been a caretaker for her disabled sister for three years. One day, she realized how hot it was in John’s house, where it could be over 100°, and began the search for an air conditioner repair company. In the area, daytime summer temperatures can exceed 125°.


John’s AC Troubles

The heat in John’s home was so bad that Robin was prepared to call 911 or take him to the hospital. After waiting two weeks for a repair company to visit, and trouble getting financing, John felt like there was nowhere to turn. That is until Robin noticed the NexGen signs on the freeway.

After contacting NexGen, Ruben, the service manager in Palm Desert, sent a crew out for a diagnostic. They determined that the HVAC system in John’s home needed to be replaced. Ruben mentioned the Project X program after learning John Engles was a veteran. He then sent through the paperwork and John was approved.

Install manager Ernie Perez led NexGen’s installation of a furnace, coil, condenser, and other equipment for use during any season. A complete system was installed in one day. In a video, he also explained how devoted he and NexGen are to helping out the community to ensure people are cared for.

John Engles too expressed his gratitude, saying, “I would like to thank NexGen and ProjectX for my new system. I owe my life to them and thank you immensely.”


About Project X

Project X is a program in which someone can be nominated to be a recipient of NexGen’s services. It helps support local and larger projects that protect/honor the community and people in it, and that contribute to improvement. The company already tries to make HVAC service more affordable with flexible financing. Project X adds a new dimension by helping serve those most in need. To nominate a recipient, NexGen provides a form online in which their name, contact information, military branch and ID, and background story can be submitted.


Contact NexGen Today

NexGen is an industry leader in heating and cooling system installation and repair in Southern California. Also trusted for plumbing, drain cleaning, and air purification solutions, we are devoted to serving the community through the Project X program and making sure all customers get the best care through our X Protects services. We’re also known for competitive pricing, professional installation, and free, friendly estimates. A lifetime warranty is provided with our brand as well. For more information about our company and services, call 888-966-9045, or feel free to book your appointment now online.

Which type of HVAC unit is right for my home in Orange County?

Although Orange County does not have high temperatures, it is still essential for residents to have the perfect HVAC unit for their homes.

It is important to learn about the various types of air conditioning units available to make the right choice. Currently, they are four different types available. All come in different sizes and specifications to suit various home and business designs. 

They include:

Air conditioning repair in Orange County

Most homeowners in Orange County face difficulty when deciding whether to repair or replace their AC unit. The last thing anybody wants is to make a wrong decision on this type of investment – several options need to be weighed before making this decision. 

One of the most important is the lifespan of the conditioning unit. According to a US Environmental Protection Agency, an AC unit should last for an average of 15-20 years, a heat pump for 16 years, and a furnace for 18 years. 

Use these guidelines to make your decision:

1.Safety concerns

The most important thing to consider is safety. If the heating system presents a kind of hazard, then it should be replaced, especially if the repair is going to be temporary and very expensive. 

If your furnace has a cracked heat exchanger, for example, it could result in carbon monoxide leaking into your home, and could potentially be fatal. Don’t take this risk. But things like faulty wiring and stuck valves may just require a simple repair. 

2. Its lifespan

The next thing to consider is the age of your cooling unit. In some cases, a licensed and trained technician will write down the date of installation on the unit. If not, check the chamber door for the identification plate containing the model and serial numbers. Use these numbers to ask the customer service for the manufacture date. 

If your unit is older than 20 years, it doesn’t necessarily mean you must replace it. The average life expectancy dates are average, meaning the unit can still work.

3.Cooling and heating effectiveness

If the cooling or heating system is faulty, it will not cool or heat your home effectively. A good sign to know if the system is flawed is when the unit is not cooling or heating the house at the temperatures you set. Older units will have this difficulty, you might notice if some rooms are colder or warmer than others. 

4.Repair costs

If you are still unsure and realize your unit is under 15 years old, then it may just need a repair. It is no doubt that AC units will need some repairs once a while. But if your system regularly requires repairs, it can eventually cost you more than having a new unit installed. Other signs that indicate you need an AC repair in Orange County are:

Tips for lowering your cooling costs

Are you tired of the high energy bills every month? If yes, it is important to ensure the optimal performance of your air conditioning unit. 

Ideally, you should immediately get your AC checked if you hear strange noises or observe a stark difference in the airflow. While these issues might seem minor, they can take a bigger shape in the long run. 

The result: a waste of money, time, and effort. 

The right AC service company will send expert professionals to your homes who will check the AC and conduct the necessary repairs right away. Having serviced multiple homes and businesses, these experts will carry out the right repairs. This will not just save your costs, but also save plenty of effort. In case you’re still hesitant and are wondering how to lower energy costs, here are some things you should know about!

Run Your AC Economically

If you’re looking to cut down on high energy bills, it is essential to run your AC more economically. You can do this by setting it at a temperature according to your liking and use a programmable thermostat to tweak it when you’re out. This can decrease your cooling bills by 10%.

Get Your AC Checked

 Getting your AC checked is essential because it plays a significant role in boosting the energy efficiency of your home. Since it also reduces the operational costs of ACs, these services are practically indispensable for your property. The right air conditioning service in Palm Desert will ensure your air conditioner is cleaned of every minor and significant speck of dirt or debris. What’s more, they will also ensure that your system runs at its maximum potential. You can choose annual or quarterly servicing for the best results.

Maintain Your Cooling Unit

If you have a car, you will know that the better you maintain it, the longer will it offer you service. Interestingly, your air conditioning device works in the same fashion. A basic air conditioning unit can run for 15 to 20 years. And when you get regularly assessed by an expert, you will end up getting more miles on it. The right AC repair palm desert will enhance your system’s efficiency so that it lasts you for several years down the line.

Do Not Ignore Minor Issues

Very often, we ensure long-standing issues in our air-conditioning units deeming them as minor or inconsequential. But such is not always the case! Unless you address them at the right time, these issues can take a terrible shape, eventually resulting in expensive repairs. A good air conditioning repair Palm desert company will identify and address the issue at the right time. The result: you’ll be saved of hefty and expensive repairs in the long run. 

Are These Professionals Worth Your Time?

Yes, AC repair experts are certainly worth your time. With several years of experience and complete understanding of business, these professionals are fully aware of what’ll work best for your air conditioning system. The carefully assess your systems and offer solutions that keep it up and running for a long time. So, if you are really looking to save costs, time, and efforts, consult these professionals right away! With their right expertise, NexGen will ensure that you do not shell out thousands in energy bills. Our team will make sure that your AC is fully functional and efficient, just like you always wanted.

Call NexGen today and let us help lower your cooling costs!