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How cool should my house be if it’s over 100 outside?

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…

Should You Install a Furnace or Heat Pump in Your Palm Springs Home?

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…

Indoor Air Quality Testing Los Angeles

Most home heating and cooling systems, including forced air heating systems, do not mechanically bring fresh air into the house. Opening windows and doors, operating window or attic fans, when the weather permits, or running a window air conditioner with the vent control open increases the outdoor ventilation rate. Local bathroom or kitchen fans that…

HVAC not working? How to troubleshoot HVAC problems

When warm weather hits and the heat is on, the last thing you want is for your air conditioning to be off. It’s essential to maintain steady comfort in your building to keep your residents content. Here are some of the most prevalent problems that you can avoid by following common sense operational procedures and…

How to cool a room with heat radiating from the wall?

On a sweltering summer day, is your home unbearably hot? Do you find it virtually impossible to sleep? Do you settle for band-aid solutions like letting your air-conditioner run non-stop while saying that you’ll “just deal with” the energy bills when they come?     Make your home a cool haven with these 5 tips…

5 Advantages of Ductless AC Systems

Most people have heard of ductless cooling and heating systems, and they have probably seen the small, indoor devices installed high on walls in homes, restaurants or office buildings. But what do you really know about these systems?   1. They Offer Highly Flexible Solutions Whereas traditional heat pumps and central air conditioning systems force…

Is a higher SEER better?

A SEER rating is a maximum efficiency rating for your air conditioning or heat pump equipment. This means that although the SEER rating displays a certain number, it is not always working at that number – the advertised SEER rating is simply the maximum level of efficiency it can operate at.   Think of it…

Ductless Mini-Split Myths Busted

Myth 1: Ductless Air Conditioning Units Are Only for New Construction There is a lot of confusion out there about which homes are ideal for ductless air conditioning. You may believe that you can only put these units into new construction. While mini-split ductless air conditioning units are great for well-insulated, newly built homes, they…

Window Air Conditioner Maintenance Checklist

The window air conditioner offers an efficient, convenient means to cool a room or two in your home. Properly maintaining your air conditioner will improve efficiency, reduce energy consumption and prevent costly repairs and downtime. Before performing any maintenance or repair work, be sure to review your air conditioner’s owner’s manual for instructions. Clean the…

HVAC Basic

Whether keeping your home cozy in the winter or cooling your office in the summer, HVAC systems are a part of everyday life. Your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system is the system or combination of system used to provide a comfortable temperature in your home and maintain high levels of air quality. As…

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