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 create a power surge that can cut off the power in your area and shut down your appliances.
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 pumps is getting stuck in cooling mode despite changing the setting. To learn the the best way to deal with this, our HVAC repair team at Schmitt shares their insight here:
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 this.
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 floor, this can be caused by several factors. Our team at Schmitt talks more about this below.
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 differ in opinion, all professional HVAC repair contractors agree that it’s crucial to have a good air filter for your home’s HVAC system.
Gone are the days when you had to stand up and walk over to the thermostat from time to time to manually adjust the temperature. With programmable thermostats and their smart versions that are accessible via Wi-Fi, indoor temperature control becomes much easier and more convenient. But do they really help save money? Local air conditioning repair contractor Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning sheds light on the matter here.
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 contractors recommend other options, including a window-type or a split AC unit.
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. Read more
A good night’s sleep can do wonders for your health. If you’ve been having a hard time getting your full eight hours of sleep, you might be surprised at how much a few tweaks to your HVAC system can help. In this blog, HVAC repair company Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning shares tips on how to optimize your air conditioner for a good night’s sleep. Read more