If your air conditioner does not seem to be working as well as it should, your natural first reaction is to go out and look at the unit to see if there is anything you can do quickly to correct the problem. Of course, you cannot assess the situation unless you know what you are . . .
Tankless water heaters have become very popular lately for several good reasons. Tankless hot water heaters are more energy efficient than traditional units because they heat water as it is used, rather than heating and reheating water in a storage tank. They also take up significantly less physical space, as they do not have a . . .
If you’ve ever seen a brown haze of pollution hanging over your city, your most likely response may be, “Ugh. How can I avoid breathing that stuff?” But let’s face it, even if you know it’s a bad air day, you probably need to grab some sunshine, get in an outdoor run, or get to . . .
Flowers are blooming, the grass is green and lush, and trees are bursting with new leaves… Don’t you just love this time of year? Not so much if you have allergies. When the pollen count is out of control, all you want to do is hide in an air-conditioned room until fall. Unfortunately, . . .
Despite our love of its many benefits, the operation of a heating and cooling unit typically remains a mystery, even to its greatest fans. For various reasons, not the least of which are comfort, indoor air quality and ventilation, homeowners are often left to ponder how their system works at bringing cool air into their . . .
Central air conditioning systems are designed to suit the size of your home and the amount of air it needs to cool or heat. The size of the specific AC unit, the condenser, is chosen to be efficient for 98% of the typical high temperatures in your area (climate). So for that 2% extreme, like . . .
During sweltering summer days air conditioning can seem like it is a necessity. While a good air conditioner can make your rental unit a much more comfortable place to be during the summer is it legally required in California? Rental houses and apartments in California must comply with habitability requirements. This includes having plumbing, . . .
Mini splits are a relative newcomer to the North American HVAC market, however they are quickly rising to the top as consumers realize what can be offered with these units. In particular Daikin is causing a lot of the buzz and for good reason. SEER Rating In what has become a cutthroat competition for . . .
The summer temperatures in Palm Desert, California are here and it’s HOT outside. Many people have received their second or third summer electric bills – and they’re literally breaking out in a sweat over the amount due! When it’s about 110 degrees in Palm Desert, Palm Springs, or Indio, California, it’s hot enough . . .
A furnace only heats the home. A heat pump heats or cools according to the thermostat setting. Which is the better option? It depends on several factors and in the end only you can decide. But here’s what you should know before making a choice. What’s the Difference Between a Heat Pump and a . . .