Category: HVAC Basics

The Optimal Temperature to Set Your Furnace During the Winter

One question homeowners tend to have when the weather starts to change centers around what the ideal temperature is for their home. In order to save money and keep your home at a comfortable temperature, it is best to use different settings when you’re home, when the home is empty, and when you are asleep.

Factors to Consider When Buying a Furnace Filter

Changing your furnace’s air filter on a regular basis helps protect your home from dust, debris, and other airborne particles, but not all air filters are created equal. This article will discuss what factors to consider when choosing the best furnace air filter for your home.

Ductless Mini-Splits Vs. Central Air: Choosing the Right System

Ductless mini splits are becoming an increasingly popular option among homeowners, but are they better than a traditional central air conditioner?

How to Clean Your AC Condenser Coils

Cleaning your AC system’s condenser coils is something that you can complete on your own in a few easy steps. Follow this how-to guide today.

Why Isn’t My Central AC Blowing Cold Air?

Is your central air conditioning system running, but failing to cool your home? Not only does a malfunctioning AC make your home uncomfortable, but it can also pose health risks for you and your family. This article will help you understand why your AC is not cooling your space, and more importantly, what you can do to fix these issues.

Freon: What Is It and Should You Add it To Your Central AC Unit?

With the summer rapidly approaching, it is important to make sure that your air conditioner is running smoothly for those long, hot days. One thing that keeps your AC running properly is a substance called a refrigerant. Refrigerant is a liquid or gas used to absorb heat from the air, thereby producing cooler air.

Why is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

If you are experiencing overflowing water from your air conditioning unit, it is crucial to contact a trained HVAC technician to help pinpoint and fix your issue. Leaking water coming from your AC unit can lead to a multitude of additional problems including water damage, mold growth, and complete system shutdown.

Will Upstairs Be The Same Temperature As Downstairs?

There are a variety of factors that could determine whether your upstairs room temperatures match your downstairs temperature. While heat naturally rises, often times the disparity is noticeable – and avoidable if you have the right equipment.

Where Is My HVAC Filter Located?

In addition to regular maintenance, changing filters regularly is a crucial step to maintaining a long-lasting, efficient system. From time to time our team-members are asked “Where is my filter located?"

Is My Duct System Rodent Proof?

Are there rodents living in your air duct system? Some of us may wonder how we can tell. The truth is rodent issues are common in many homes in the Bay Area. When these pesky critters enter your home, you may not know where to start to tackle the issue. Luckily Certified Heating and Air […]

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