Here, you’ll find up-to-date HVAC news, top industry tips for homeowners, and other fun & useful information. If it pertains to home improvement, energy efficiency, air quality, or home ownership in North Hollywood, we cover it here!

What Are the Best Strategies for an Open-Plan Office?

The heating and air conditioning needs of your space greatly depend on its layout. You might find that an open floor plan office is slightly more difficult to cool and heat. Make sure that your space is well-ventilated to keep it from getting stuffy. 

Common HVAC Mistakes You Should Avoid in the Fall

Heating and air conditioning systems are most efficient when they’re well-maintained. Before winter arrives, you need to make sure your equipment is in good shape so you’ll stay comfortable throughout the colder months of the year. With an efficient HVAC system, you’ll enjoy a cozy home and save on energy costs.  

How Long Do Home Heating & Cooling Systems Last?

Even the best heating and cooling systems will reach the end of their service life eventually. However, their expected lifespans can be shortened or prolonged depending on certain factors. In today’s post, local air conditioning and heating service contractor Reliable AC & Heat discusses how long heating and cooling systems last and the factors that affect them.

Dealing with a Failing AC Capacitor

Air conditioning systems deliver reliable cooling performance when their capacitors are in good shape. The capacitor is the component that stores energy in an electrostatic field. It stabilizes voltage and gives the motors of your air conditioner the necessary jolt to get them started. Capacitors generally come in two separate types: the start capacitor, which

How to Protect Your Outdoor HVAC Unit When Doing Yard Work

During the summer when the weather is nice, many people plan a number of activities. Some homeowners also take advantage of this time to take care of their yards and outdoor living spaces. When working outdoors in your yard, you should be careful not to damage your outdoor HVAC unit.

Ways to Cool a Windowless Room

Some people have rooms in their homes that don’t have windows. Cooling is a common challenge for these areas, especially when temperatures outside are high. Windows help cool spaces down by providing ventilation and airflow, contributing to your indoor comfort. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can cool down a room without windows. 

How to Reset Your Digital Thermostat

The thermostat works to regulate heating and cooling inside your home to keep its environment both consistent and comfortable. If you haven’t been able to maintain the correct temperature lately, you may have to reset your thermostat. The task is simple enough once you know the essentials. A trusted air conditioning installation company in the area, Reliable

Is Your Air Conditioner Safe From the Rain?

In general, water and electronics don’t mix. As HVAC contractors, we here at Reliable AC & Heat often get asked by homeowners if their air conditioner’s outdoor unit—the other half of a split system—is protected from the elements. In today’s post, we share a look at whether or not the elements have any effect on outdoor HVAC

What Should Your HVAC Maintenance Agreement Include?

Regular maintenance is key to a long-lasting HVAC system. Unfortunately, remembering to call your air conditioning and central heating service providers for routine checks and inspections can be difficult, especially if your HVAC unit isn’t really showing any signs of a problem. One way to get around this issue is by signing up for a maintenance agreement