Air Conditioning

AC Inspection Guide | DIY Air Conditioning Check-Up

AC Inspection Guide | DIY Air Conditioning Check-Up

You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out if you have an air conditioning problem. All it takes is some common household items and knowledge of what to look for and where. For the most efficient and cost-effective air-conditioning, it’s highly recommended you schedule professional maintenance in the early spring. But that’s not all.

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How to Inspect AC Drain Pan and Condensate Drain Line

How to Inspect Drain Pan and Condensate Drain Line

When warm air passes over extremely cold evaporator coils, condensation forms and drips into a drain pan below. Think of the water droplets that form on a cold drink in summer. Unfortunately, sometimes condensate drain pans and lines can get damaged or clogged and cause quite a mess. If water is pooling around your indoor air

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How to Prevent Pests Around Outdoor HVAC Condenser

How to Prevent Pests Around Outdoor HVAC Condenser

Rodents, insects, pests, and pets can cause a lot of damage to outdoor condenser units. From the corrosive effects of urine to critters getting trapped within the system, your best bet is to prevent them from coming near the unit in the first place. By taking the time to pest-proof your outdoor condenser unit, you

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How to Keep Air Conditioning Costs Down

How to Keep Air Conditioning Costs Down

Summer will be here before you know it and electricity rates are continuing to climb. Quite frankly, we are also very concerned about rising energy bills. While there are energy-efficient A/C systems that homeowners can invest in to cut down on cooling costs, let’s admit it—not everyone can upgrade to the latest cooling technology. HVAC

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How to Prepare Your HVAC System for Spring

How to Prepare Your HVAC Air Conditioning System for Spring

Spring is the season to spring into action against poor indoor air quality and winter clutter. It’s also the ideal time to prepare your HVAC system for the warmer upcoming months. Since it still feels like winter, not many homeowners are prioritizing getting their HVAC system prepped for spring. Soon spring will bring forth a

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Why HVAC Air Filters Are So Important

Why HVAC Air Filters Are So Important

When was the last time you changed your air filter? When it comes to home comfort, it’s often the little things that make a huge difference. Change your air filter every month during heavy use months, and at least every 3 months during off-peak times. By changing your filter on a monthly basis (or as

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Sizing a Heat Pump: Heat Pump Load Calculations

Heat Pump Sizing Load Calculations

Many homes in the San Francisco Bay Area use a heat pump to provide energy-efficient heating and air-conditioning. A heat pump functions as typical central air conditioner in the summer; in the winter, the refrigeration cycle reverses itself to pump heat from the outdoors into your home. Instead of using combustion fuel, heat pumps use

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How to Clean an Electromechanical Thermostat

How to Dust Clean Electromechanical Thermostat

The thermostat is a device familiar to every homeowner. And when it stops working, everyone in the household notices. If the heating or cooling suddenly turns off, one of the first things you should check is the thermostat. First, make sure it is set to “heat” if you want warm air and “cool” if you

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What to Know Before Buying a New HVAC System

What Should Homeowners Know Before Buying a New HVAC System (Furnace or Air Conditioner)

Whether you’re a new homeowner buying your first HVAC system or a seasoned homeowner, there are many important things to know before installing a new HVAC system. When choosing a new furnace, heat pump, and/or air conditioning system, it’s important to hire a professional with years of experience and good reviews. In addition to engineering modifications to existing

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