How to Maximize Your Air Purifier

Air purifiers are an essential appliance in many households today. These devices are designed to improve indoor air quality so you can breathe clean air inside your home and avoid the onset of allergy symptoms or reactions to airborne pollutants. Unfortunately, air purifiers can use up a lot of energy when they run all day

Air Conditioner

What to Look for When Buying an Air Conditioner

Whether you’re looking for a replacement for your old air conditioner or are searching for a unit that fits perfectly in your new home, there are a few important considerations that will help you decide on the air conditioner that best suits your needs. Here Schmitt, a trusted HVAC repair and replacement expert, lists some of the

Outdoor HVAC

Clearance for Outdoor HVAC Units: Why Does It Matter?

For your heat pump or air conditioning system to work effectively, its outdoor unit, which houses the compressor, must have enough clearance on all sides. The ideal distance between it and the exterior wall, fence or shrubbery is at least 24 inches. Local HVAC service contractor Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning explains its importance in today’s blog.

AC System

The Importance of an AC System Tune-Up This Spring

Spring is officially here, which means the next few months are going to get warmer. You’re probably planning on using your air conditioning system as soon as temperatures rise. Before you do, be sure to have it tuned-up by an HVAC repair contractor in your area. Scheduling a spring maintenance check for your cooling equipment has its

System Replacement

Why Should You Match Your HVAC System Replacement?

If you’re planning to replace your split HVAC system, many heating and air conditioning replacement technicians recommend having your replacement “properly matched”. You may have heard this before, but having a matched system is important, especially if you want it to be worth your investment. Our team at Schmitt talks more about this below.

HVAC Maintenance

Common HVAC Maintenance Myths You Should Be Aware Of

As a homeowner, you want your HVAC system to be in peak condition whenever you use it. For that to be possible, you’ll need to ensure that your unit is maintained by a trusted HVAC repair technician. You may have heard some things about HVAC systems that aren’t necessarily true, such as “bigger is always better” and

HVAC Contractor

The Top Things to Expect From a Commercial HVAC Contractor

Finding a commercial HVAC contractor who will take care of your air conditioning or heating requirements is easy. A challenge, however, may lie in finding a company that you can trust and which offers excellent service.

Air Vents

Should Air Vents Be Kept Closed in Unused Rooms?

Many homeowners often make the mistake of closing vents in unused rooms during the winter, thinking that this could help them save on energy costs. However, closing air vents doesn’t make the HVAC system more efficient. In fact, it can even cause damage to your HVAC system and necessitate an HVAC repair.

What Is a Dual Fuel HVAC System?

San Francisco winters are milder than cities in Northern states, which is why San Franciscans have little use for high-capacity heating and air conditioning systems. Instead, most opt to use heat pumps, which offer better energy efficiency for homes in milder climates. Heat pumps don’t consume as much energy or fuel as, say, a furnace. This means

Commonly-Used HVAC Terms & Their Meanings

When you hire a residential or commercial HVAC repair technician to conduct a regular inspection and tune-up service of your system, they may use words that are a little too technical for a layperson. If there’s any component, issue or term that you don’t understand in their report, don’t hesitate to ask your technician about it. They’ll