May 25th, 2020
There are a lot of different things to consider when it comes to the operation of your air conditioner, from making sure all the windows are closed when it runs, to ensuring that repairs get seen to as quickly as possible. We don’t mean to add another thing to your plate in terms of keeping your AC running effectively–but it might help to know that what we are bringing up will make things a lot easier on you and your system in the long run.
One seemingly inconsequential part of your AC is the air filter–but we want you to know that this part of your system is actually really important. That is why we want to give you some extra information on what this part of your air conditioner does, why it is vital to your comfort, and how best to take care of it.
May 11th, 2020
California has its fair share of older homes form the 1970s and 80s. While these homes are quite unique, they may not always have the best HVAC system components. Let’s say you go to move into your new home, a wonderful single-story with great potential, and you see it has an updated AC system. Great! The problem is though that you have an old sliding thermostat.
While this may not seem problematic at first, it quickly becomes apparent that the old thermostat just can’t quite do the job right. So what are you to do? Replace the thermostat, right? Well, before you go out and grab any thermostat that seems like it might be the right fit, let us tell you about the benefits of opting for a Wi-Fi thermostat.
April 27th, 2020
There are certain materials required for different systems to work. For example, your car wouldn’t be able to run without gas and oil; your refrigerator cannot operate without coolant and electricity. Similar to these systems, your air conditioner requires two key things to operate properly: electricity and refrigerant.
While your air conditioner could technically “run” without refrigerant, it wouldn’t be able to do the job the right way. With only electricity, your AC system is going to turn into a very expensive and very large fan.
Refrigerant is highly important to your AC system, and along with that, the type of refrigerant that your unit uses is important to know. Let us explain why.
April 13th, 2020
We are spending a lot more time inside our homes as of late and that can bring to mind how important our home comfort systems are. You don’t want to be stuck in a house that is freezing or sweltering. Even though it has been wetter than usual though, it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be preparing for when we are holed up in our homes hiding from the heat.
This will be harder than normal if you need AC repair in Anaheim, CA. An air conditioner that needs to be repaired isn’t going to be able to really keep you cool when it counts. And we know with the weather around here that you could need your AC pretty quickly. Rather than trying to force a faltering AC system to try to cool your home, learn what the signs are that you need repairs so you know when it’s time to call in a professional.
March 30th, 2020
It might feel like spring is teasing us with these chilly mornings and steamy afternoons. It would be nice if we didn’t need to use our comfort systems throughout the day, right? With that said, now is a good time to consider taking a look at your heating system.
While the use of your heater is likely winding down for the year, it doesn’t mean you should just shut it off and not think about it until next winter. You actually should still take the time to check on it before shutting things down. Why? Because doing so could mean catching a repair need that will only worsen if it isn’t addressed.
March 16th, 2020
Those days of warmth were a nice reprieve but we are getting dunked right back into the chilly temperatures again. Rather than our air conditioners, the heaters are all starting to hum back to life. At least, you hope so.
If your heating system isn’t operating correctly, you may have a problem on your hands. Depending on a couple factors, you may actually have a bigger issue than you might think—a heater replacement to be specific.
We know it sounds scary but don’t panic. We can help you determine whether you need a heater replacement or not and, if so, we offer services for your Irvine, CA HVAC system that will get you set up with a good heater again in no time.
March 2nd, 2020
It is great that we no longer have to try to keep ourselves warm by lighting up a fire in the middle of our living rooms, or in each room. The safety, comfort, and efficiency that we get to enjoy thanks to modern heating systems like the furnace are pretty incredible when compared to anything that was used to provide comfort 200 years ago.
With that said, your furnace isn’t perfect. It will eventually need repairs and while some repairs are relatively simple, there are others that are best addressed by a professional as quickly as possible. Why? Because there is one repair need in particular that your furnace can develop that is flat out dangerous.
This is your reminder that a cracked heat exchanger is not a furnace malfunction to be ignored.
February 17th, 2020
The weather is starting to hint at early springtime warmth but there is still a strong chance that we could encounter another cold spell. We know that if you are living in Southern California you would prefer to stay warm rather than shiver in your bed at night so it is important to make sure that your furnace keeps running efficiently.
If you have made sure to get your yearly maintenance check done on your heater, addressed repairs quickly, and kept your system off when you didn’t need it, you are on the right track to maximizing the efficiency of your HVAC in Anaheim, CA. But there are a few extra things you can do to take things even further–and save you a few more dollars each month.
February 3rd, 2020
When you think about insulation, you probably briefly imagine the puffy stuff that has been blown into your walls or laid down in your attic. Maybe you can even picture the type of insulation you have in your home. What you likely don’t think about is how important insulation is to your comfort.
You may not realize this, but it is a good idea to understand the role of your insulation. Why? Because when you know how important it is, you will also understand why it is a good idea to invest in keeping it in good condition.
January 20th, 2020
When it comes to keeping your home warm during wintertime in California, we certainly don’t have to deal with the same extremes that people in the Northeastern United States do. That doesn’t mean that we don’t need reliable warmth though. Especially with how cool it has been during the evenings and early mornings here in Southern California lately, it pays to have a good heating system.
If you are considering a new heater it may be time to look at heat pumps. These are wonderful systems that provide not only heat but also year-round comfort. If you want to learn more about Anaheim ductless heat pumps, we can give you the key facts you should know.