Key Differences Between HEPA & MERV Filters

Air filters prevent impurities in the air from entering your HVAC system, and choosing the right type of air filter can help improve indoor air quality and HVAC efficiency. In today’s post, local HVAC repair company Schmitt discusses two of the most common types of air filters: HEPA and MERV filters.

HVAC Tips to Keep Your Pets Cool & Comfortable This Summer

Pets offer companionship and unconditional love. However, caring for them is a big responsibility. Among other things, you have to make sure they’re well-fed and well-groomed. Also, as a pet owner, you shouldn’t overlook your HVAC system; it should be in top condition to ensure their comfort and safety.

Window AC Unit vs. Split AC Unit: Which One Should You Get?

It’s one thing to invest in an air conditioning unit to boost your home’s comfort this summer; choosing the best one to fit your needs is a whole other matter. While whole-home central air conditioners are the most commonly-used cooling systems in many U.S. households today, they’re not the only type of AC available. Many HVAC

Do You Really Need an Air Purifier?

Air purifiers help improve indoor air quality and reduce the risk of allergies. But do you really need one when your HVAC system already has good air filters? While air filters remove large dust particles, they’re not geared toward preventing allergies. If you have allergies or pets in the home, an air purifier might be

3 Common AC Mistakes to Avoid

It’s common knowledge that air conditioners consume a lot of electricity. What many don’t know is that simple mistakes in operating an air conditioner can increase its electricity consumption.  In this post, our HVAC repair technicians show you how not to run your AC. 

Factors That May Affect HVAC Replacement Estimates

Whether you’re replacing  an air conditioner that’s past its service life or upgrading the furnace in your home, you must compare contractor estimates to find the one that provides the most savings. Expect these to vary, however. Today the HVAC service pros of Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning take a look at the various factors that may

How Does An HVAC Upgrade Increase My Home’s Value?

If you’re planning to sell your home soon, then you probably want to make your home as presentable as possible. This is so the next potential buyer will be more interested in your property and end up purchasing it. In order for this to happen without any fuss, you may need to upgrade on a

When Should I Repair or Replace My Heat Pump?

If you’ve always used your heat pump over the years, then you’ve probably wondered when your unit needs replacing. Even if you’ve maintained it over the years along with the occasional HVAC repair job, you might be thinking that maybe replacing your unit would be better than having to spend for repairs from time to

Maintaining Good IAQ in the Era of the “New Normal”

We’re now in the midst of the so-called “new normal”. Physical distancing is in full effect, and people are continuing to be encouraged to stay at home. This is done to limit your chances of getting the virus, keep yourself healthy and contribute to “flattening the curve.” However, as you stay indoors, you should make

How to Prevent Clogged Air Conditioning Drains

Air conditioning drains, or condensate drains, are the pipes that expel excess moisture from your air conditioner. It’s important to keep these pipes clear to prevent potential air conditioner problems, which you won’t want to happen, given the warm months to come.