Why you Can’t buy HVAC parts Yourself

In the world of YouTube and DIY sites, it seems it would be easy to go to the local DIY big box store and get the supplies necessary to complete HVAC repairs yourself. It is not that simple, and there are a good many reasons why.   In 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency made changes…

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The Best Time to Buy an Air Conditioner

Like with most seasonal products and commodities, there has been much debate over the best time to buy an air conditioner. Should it be the summer, when you need it most? Perhaps wait until the winter in hopes of getting a great price while demand is low—after all, how many people will be buying a…

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Is Your Landlord Responsible for Your Air Conditioner?

It’s always sunny in California, specifically in San Diego County where the summer heat beats down and winter is the furthest thing from a winter wonderland. If you’re renting a new apartment or home, you make have assumed your landlord is required to provide air conditioning. With as hot as it gets in California, we…

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How does an HVAC System Work?

Traditional central HVAC systems are composed of multiple units which are in turn compose of multiple moving parts. We’re going to break down your typical central AC unit in order to help you better understand HVAC systems and how to troubleshoot them, we’re going to list out each major component and what it does.  …

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What Is an Air Handler?

Residential Air Handlers are used to stabilize and circulate air for in home ventilation. Air handler units are usually found in attic space and are the indoor section of your homes central HVAC system (the outdoor AC unit is called a condenser). Air handlers usually come in the shape of a large metal box mounted…

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3 HVAC Tips for Summer

With summer in full swing, now is the time to be thinking about the things you can do around the house to help keep your heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit, or HVAC, at its peak. When you work to make your home and your HVAC unit complement each other, you can save more money…

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Is a smart thermostat worth buying?

Smart thermostats – they’ve been on the market for a few years now and many people are wondering if they are worth the extra cost? A lot of this depends on your comfort with the new technology and how you will be using it. Many of the new models on the market will save you…

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What is the Best Temperature to Set My Thermostat This Summer?

“Don’t worry! You can stay cool and save energy this summer!” It’s funny: You crave sunshine and warm weather all winter long. When summer finally comes, it’s the opposite: you’re in your home blasting the air conditioning trying to avoid the heat at all costs – welcome to Southern California! Sure you’re feeling nice and…

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WHAT IS INVOLVED IN AN HVAC MAINTENANCE

If you’re wondering what is involved in an HVAC maintenance, you’ve come to the right place.   What’s the big deal? Would you like to work in an office that lacks proper ventilation and air circulation? Definitely not right, because it may be sweltering and stuffy in the summer, and frosty and downright cold in…

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