Which Type of AC System Should You Install in Your Home?

August 16, 2021

Many benefits are associated with air conditioning. These systems help lower indoor temperature and improve air quality. They also help to keep humidity levels low and indoor space free of allergens. To experience all these benefits fully, you need to choose the best air conditioning system for your home. To make that selection, you should first consider the layout and size of your space. Let’s take a brief look at types of air conditioners and the kind of homes where they should be installed. Central Air Conditioner A central AC system is one

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How To Make the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner

July 28, 2021

Air conditioning costs can get high when it gets hot outside, so it’s understandable if you want to maximize the benefits that your air conditioner can provide you. If you’re looking for a way to get the most out of your air conditioner, you should incorporate some of these tips. Check the Insulation First of all, make sure that your insulation and the seals around doors and windows are in good condition. If you have energy-efficient windows and doors, that’s all the better. But if you don’t, you can still look into getting seals for places

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How To Keep My Home Cool Without Air Conditioning?

June 6, 2021

Hot summer days in Galt, CA, are a nice break away from the cold winter months, but there are days when the heat becomes too much. And while some homeowners can fix it with a simple flick of the thermostat switch on their AC, some homes might not have this option. Fortunately, you can still cool your home without an AC using these four nifty tricks. 1. Weatherstrip Your Doors and Walls Weatherstripping is a technique commonly done during wintertime, but it’s equally useful during summertime. It traps the cool air inside and keeps the

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What Are Air Conditioning BTU’s?

May 21, 2021

When discussing heating and cooling, you’ll encounter a unit of measurement called a British thermal unit (BTU). BTUs are used to measure the effectiveness of air conditioning and heating systems. To ensure that you get the right cooling system for your Galt home, you need to get a unit with the right number of BTUs for the size of your residence. Keep reading to learn why BTUs matter and how you can ensure that your air conditioner is the size you need. What Is a BTU? BTUs are used to measure how much heat an

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Who Invented Air Conditioning?

April 12, 2021

When that hot California summer hits, it’s nice to kick back with a cold drink and crank up the air conditioning. As you’re enjoying your cool air, you might feel the urge to thank whoever it was who invented air conditioning in the first place. Hey, who was that, anyway? The History of Air Conditioning As long as there has been hot weather and people around to complain about it, humans have come up with ingenious ways to keep cool. Stone Age people often occupied caves because their natural insulation keeps them cool year-round.

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Is It Normal to Smell Gas Near a Furnace?

March 16, 2021

Your furnace plays an essential role in keeping your home comfortable and safe. Unfortunately, it can also malfunction when its components develop issues. One of your furnace behaviors that can cause concern is the smell of gas when you activate or turn it on. The smell of rotten eggs is a sign of gas leaks in your furnace, and it’s dangerous. If you notice gas smells around your furnace, evacuate the house, shut off the gas valve and call the local gas company. After the company repairs the gas leak, consider contacting a qualified technician to inspect and maintain your

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Signs Of Poor Indoor Air Quality

February 12, 2021

Poor indoor air quality in commercial buildings and homes can cause poor health. If you walk into your house and you smell a musty odor or your eyes or throat feel irritated, you could be dealing with compromised indoor air quality. You might not automatically know when you have poor indoor air quality in your home, but looking out for some signs can help you do so. Inconsistent Airflow Inconsistencies in the air as you move around your house indicate poor indoor air quality caused by issues with the ventilation unit. You can watch out for

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Is Annual Furnace Maintenance Necessary?

January 5, 2021

When you’re a homeowner, there are always things on your to-do list. There are several reasons one of them is to get your furnace tuned-up every year. Lower Utility Bills When an HVAC technician tunes-up your furnace, you save money on your utility bills. They make sure everything works properly and is clean. When dust and dirt collect in your furnace, it reduces how efficiently it operates. Fewer Repairs The technician will carefully inspect your furnace. They can catch issues before they become disastrous. You save money by having a technician correcting

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3 Tips for Safely Heating Your Home During the Holidays

December 11, 2020

Whether you’re staying at home in Galt, CA, and not inviting guests this holiday season or you’re planning to invite your extended family for a holiday feast, it’s important to make sure that your heating system is safe and fully functional. During the winter months of the year, malfunctioning heating systems can cause serious negative health impacts. With these three tips, you can safely heat your home this holiday season. 1. Update Your Thermostat Settings Make sure your thermostat is set to heat. If it’s on auto, and your home is filled with guests or

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Why Not Changing Your Air Filters Can Have Major Consequences

November 19, 2020

You may think it’s not a big deal to change the filters near your furnace. Not doing so can lead to major consequences, including the failure of your furnace or air conditioner. Increased Energy Bills Clogged air filters block the airflow through your heating and cooling system. Your equipment needs to work much harder than it otherwise would, which increases your monthly energy bills. You’ll be paying more while getting no benefit from doing so. Furnace Failure A dirty filter can cause your furnace to fail. It has to overwork to heat

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