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What Makes Your HVAC System Waste Energy?

Your HVAC system is an essential asset for your home or business. Luckily, you don’t have to purchase brand-new, sophisticated units in order to make the most of your heating and cooling systems. All you need to do is find what’s causing the energy waste in your existing systems. This helps you determine whether your systems are working harder than required to maintain their usual performance so you can easily fix issues before it is too late.

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What You Shouldn’t Do if You Want to Keep Your HVAC Warranty Valid

When buying a new HVAC system, one of the most important factors to consider is the warranty. Typically, warranties include repairs for specific parts, replacement of certain system components, a guarantee for any manufacturer defects and more. Moreover, they keep your investment protected and can save you from having to pay for costly repairs. 

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Should You Run Your Blower Fan If the AC Is Off?

There will be times when you think that you don’t need to run your air conditioner to keep your home cool. But is it still okay to run your unit’s blower fan even if the AC is turned off? Our heating and cooling experts at Reliable AC & Heat weigh in by sharing a few things for you to consider in this post.

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5 Things to Look for When Hiring an HVAC Contractor

Whether you’re considering hiring a heating and AC maintenance services contractor or you just want to make sure you find someone who’s qualified to work on your HVAC system, Reliable AC & Heat shares a quick guide on the things you need to look for when hiring an HVAC contractor in this post.

Heat Pump Repair vs Replacement

If you’ve had your heat pump for some time now, it’s probably had its share of hiccups that got you thinking whether you should still call for repairs or just have it replaced outright. In this blog, local heating and cooling contractor Reliable AC & Heat share insight on deciding whether you should call for heat pump repair or replacement.

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Do Duct Booster Fans Really Work?

You may already have heard about duct booster fans, also known simply as booster fans. They’re meant to bolster air ducts with low airflow, but do they really work? In this blog, central heating services contractor Reliable AC & Heat takes a look at booster fans and whether or not they’re worth the additional expense. Read more

What’s the Difference Between a Furnace and a Heat Pump?

Heat pumps and furnaces can both effectively heat your home, but they do so in different ways. If you want to know which system to choose for your home, then you need to learn the facts about each one. In this article, Reliable Air Conditioning & Heating, the top HVAC company in our local area, discusses the differences between furnaces and heat pumps.——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–FurnacesA furnace burns fuel and distributes the heat from that process throughout the house. These systems can use either gas or oil as fuel, or they can be a hybrid that uses both fuel types. Furnaces have four main components: a heat exchanger, burner(s), blower and flue. The heat produced by a gas furnace feels hot and toasty.Heat PumpsA heat pump can act as both a heating system and a cooling system, making it more flexible than a furnace. It uses outside air to keep your home warm or cool depending on the season. Heat pumps are more energy efficient than furnaces, but they’re also more expensive to install. The heat produced by a heat pump is more humid than that produced by a furnace. As the top choice in heating and AC maintenance services in our area, we can help you choose the best heating system option for your home.Furnaces vs. Heat PumpsFurnaces are better for homeowners who live in very cold climates because their heating method isn’t dependent on outdoor temperatures. Furnaces also last longer and require less maintenance than heat pumps. Heat pumps, on the other hand, are better for homeowners who live in milder climates, as well as for those who want a more energy-efficient system. Heat pumps also don’t produce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.At Reliable Air Conditioning & Heating, we’re the leading choice for central heating services in our local area because of our decades of experience, great reputation and first-class customer service. We owe our success to our commitment to providing quality work and attentive service. Our professional technicians are NATE® certified, which means they know how to handle all kinds of HVAC problems. Call us at (818) 423-4285 to learn more about our products and services or to request a consultation.

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Top 3 Tips to Save on Heating Bills This Season

California winters may not bring an abundance of hail and snow, but they can still cause homeowners to turn up their heaters for the season. Of course, this also prompts a spike in calls to local heating service providers as soon as homeowners discover their systems are malfunctioning after a lengthy hibernation. As you go about with your seasonal HVAC maintenance tasks, why not take the opportunity to make your home a bit more energy efficient as well? Read more

Furnace Short-Cycling: Causes and Solutions

With colder days ahead, fall is definitely not the best time of year for your heating and air conditioning system to start having issues, one of the most common of which is short-cycling.

Common Home Ventilation Problems and How to Address Them

Most of today’s homes are built to be airtight. While this affords better control over indoor temperature and particulates such as dust and pollen, proper ventilation is often neglected. In this blog, HVAC contractor Reliable AC & Heat takes a look at the most common home ventilation problems.