What are the Benefits of a Smart Thermostat?

January 18, 2023

The Benefits of Owning a Smart Thermostat If you wonder how a smart thermostat can benefit your home, our team at Hawk Heating & Air Conditioning has made a list of benefits, so you can decide if one is right for you. With a smart thermostat, you can easily control the temperature throughout the day, even while you are at work, so there is an even level of comfort. Control the Thermostat With Your Smartphone If you want to make sure that your home is always at a certain temperature, then having access to a smart thermostat

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Why is Changing Your Furnace Filter Important?

December 20, 2022

To keep your Galt, CA area household comfortable and efficient, taking care of your HVAC system is imperative. Although the California winters aren’t as harsh as the summers, keeping your furnace running smoothly still matters. One of the most important aspects of furnace upkeep is regularly switching out the air filter. That filter has the important job of catching airborne contaminants while the heating system circulates air. Decreased Energy Efficiency If you go several months without changing your furnace air filter, one of the main consequences will be a decrease in the appliance’s efficiency. When

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Why California Winters and Heat Pumps Are a Perfect Match

November 18, 2022

Along with its beaches, palm trees, and sunshine, California is also known for its temperate winters. Beyond warm temperatures, though, the mild winter months in Herald also have another advantage: they provide a perfect climate for using a heat pump to heat your home. Understanding why your California home is a great candidate for a heat pump is the focus of this article. What Is a Heat Pump? A heat pump takes advantage of the fact that heat energy will always move from an area of higher concentration to lower concentration. The heat pump uses a

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Why Do Heat Pumps Use Freon?

October 20, 2022

Heat pump technology is the latest innovation in heating and cooling, and one question we hear about heat pumps is the use of Freon. Consumers are often perplexed as to why a system called a heat pump would need something commonly understood as refrigerant. What Is Freon? You’ll need first to understand why heat pumps use Freon and what Freon is. Freon is the commercial name for one particular brand of refrigerant gas. People use the term to refer to all refrigerants, but Freon hasn’t seen widespread use for decades because Freon was a pivotal contributor

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Is a DIY AC Capacitor Replacement a Good Idea?

August 15, 2022

If you are experiencing signs of your older air conditioning system not doing its job properly, you may be tempted to try to replace the air conditioning capacitor. Here at Hawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Galt, we want to help our community be safe and cool each summer. What Is an Air Conditioning Capacitor? A capacitor is a metal cylinder that stores energy to give your air conditioning unit a big jolt of electricity before it turns on. This electricity begins the process of running the motors and compressor and then keeps the energy flow at a lower

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4 Reasons Why Your House Is Humid With AC

July 20, 2022

Air conditioning is a popular way to make your house cool and comfortable on hot days. However, you might notice that your house still feels humid, even though you’ve had the air conditioner running all day. There are a few reasons why this might be the case. 1. It’s Very Humid Outside If it’s extremely humid outside, your air conditioner might be struggling to keep it cool and moisture-free inside your home. This is especially true when it’s storming. If you live in a climate where there are a lot of hot days and thunderstorms,

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Does My Air Conditioning System Pollute the Air?

June 13, 2022

The long, hot summers in Galt, CA mean you rely on your air conditioning system for at least half of the year. The heavy workload on your air conditioner might make you wonder if the unit causes air pollution or harms the environment in other ways. Here’s what you need to know about air conditioners and air pollution. Electricity Use All air conditioners use electricity. If your home solely runs on solar power, then your air conditioner has a smaller impact on air pollution than it would if you use the electrical grid for power. If

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5 Steps to Unclogging a Blocked AC Drain Line

May 19, 2022

During summer, your AC system plays an integral role in ensuring your home stays cool. The last thing you’d want is to get home to find your AC not working due to a clogged condensate drain line. When that happens, you’ll need to address the problem right away. The good news is that it’s relatively simple to do so with some guidance from our specialists at Hawk Heating & Air Conditioning. Although remaining on top of all the elements that keep your home running can seem overwhelming, the simplest way to avoid a clogged AC drain line is through routine preventative AC maintenance.

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How a Smart Thermostat Can Save You Money

April 19, 2022

You may have heard about how smart technology can boost your home security or make things more convenient, but the question you probably want to ask is whether it saves money. Let’s look at the smart thermostat, for instance. Would it cut down on your heating and cooling bill? What a Smart Thermostat Does Essentially, a smart thermostat is a programmable thermostat and then some. This means you can create your own heating and cooling schedule, ensuring that the system turns on when you’re home and stays off when you’re out or asleep. This, above all,

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Getting Your AC Ready for Spring: An Overview

March 15, 2022

Your air conditioner needs to be ready for spring and summer in California, and that means doing a little bit of maintenance. Ultimately, you’ll want to work with an HVAC company to perform the most comprehensive checks and repairs, but you can, and should, do some tasks yourself. Change the Air Filter The air filter needs to be replaced every few months. The frequency is determined by the material of the filter, the pollution levels outside, and the presence of pets and smokers in your household. This simple task will keep the indoor AC unit free

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