hvac

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Turn Your Heat Off Nightly

With parts of the country struggling with power at the moment, now is a great time to consider how you can save energy yourself with your own HVAC system. One solution that many people believe is effective is turning off the heat at night while you sleep. Winters in Los Angeles aren’t particularly harsh, so this solution might actually have some merit. But is it really a good idea?

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How a Clean Attic Helps Ensure HVAC Efficiency

The attic is one of the most overlooked areas of your home. It’s usually out of sight, so it’s easy to disregard it. If you haven’t gone up there in a long time, you might want to give it a thorough cleaning. In doing so, you’ll be discouraging pest infestations, reducing the risk of fire and establishing cooler, drier conditions for storage.

Reasons Why Heating Units Can Trip the Circuit Breaker

Circuit breakers protect home appliances from damage caused by excess current from an overload or short circuit. When they trip, they cut off voltage flow through the circuit. It’s not uncommon for this to happen occasionally, but if it happens repeatedly there might be a problem with the equipment itself. If this occurs every time you turn on your heating unit, it may be time to have it inspected by a certified technician.

When Is an HVAC Problem Considered an Emergency?

There’s never a good time to have your heating and cooling system fail. Unfortunately, these types of problems don’t tend to choose convenient times to pop up. You’ll need to contact your local HVAC technicians to help get your system back on track, and sometimes this means scheduling an emergency repair visit.

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