How to Properly Reset Your Air Conditioner After a Power Outage

Here in San Francisco, our residents are no stranger to severe storms and strong winds. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare for the possibility of wind and rain damage to your home. Lightning damage is also a serious concern, especially when lightning hits a power line in your neighborhood. When this happens, it can

How to Deal With a Heat Pump Stuck in Cooling Mode

Fall is just around the corner, so you’ll soon be switching to your heater. This means switching from cooling mode to heating mode if you’re using a heat pump. It’s important to make sure your pump is working properly so that any problems can be dealt with before fall arrives. A common problem with heat

Central & Forced Air Systems

Key Differences Between Central & Forced Air Systems

Many people, even those who are knowledgeable about HVAC systems, use the terms “forced air” and “central air” interchangeably. However, they actually describe two different HVAC components, and in today’s post, local HVAC service contractor Schmitt explains the differences.

HVAC Warranty

Tips on How to Protect Your HVAC Warranty

Every new HVAC system comes with a warranty that covers repairs or replacement due to defects in the equipment — and sometimes even problems with the installation. However, there are certain conditions that may render your warranty coverage void, and in today’s post, AC repair company Schmitt shares tips on how to protect your HVAC warranty from

How You Can Properly Address an Unbearably Hot Second Floor

There are some days in the summer that tend to get hot and humid. But so long as your air conditioning system is properly cared for and well-maintained, then your home should stay cool and comfortable throughout the season. If you notice a higher temperature on your second floor despite it being relatively cool on the main

Useful Tips to Keep in Mind When Replacing Your Air Filter

Changing your HVAC system’s air filter may sound easy, but you might be a bit confused by the wide variety of options available on the market. There’s also a procedure you need to follow to ensure a proper replacement, as well as determine the right type of filter for your unit. While reasonable minds may

What Should You Expect During an HVAC Maintenance Visit?

It’s crucial to regularly maintain your HVAC system to keep your home safe and comfortable throughout the year. Over time, dust buildup and worn-out components can reduce the effectiveness of your unit and lead to more serious problems. In this article, an HVAC service provider shares an overview of a professional HVAC maintenance visit.

4 Must-Have Accessories to Improve HVAC Performance

Many add-ons and accessories are designed to improve the performance of your heating and air conditioning system. These devices also aid in conserving energy, saving money and improving overall indoor comfort. In this article, a heating repair contractor lists some of the most popular accessories to add to your HVAC system.

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