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
San Francisco winters are mild and rarely extreme, making it one of the many areas where a heat pump is a viable heating and air conditioning option. Unlike other types of HVAC systems, heat pumps don’t “produce” warm or cold air. Instead, they transfer heat from one place to another. This means it can function as either a heater or a cooler, depending on the season. Read more
We’ve often had calls where homeowners thought their heating and cooling systems were losing efficiency, only to find out after an inspection that the problems are due to unbalanced airflow. In this blog, heating system repair contractor Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning shares an overview of air balancing and its importance.
Today’s homeowners are fortunate in that they have many choices on how to heat their homes. Home heating systems have come a long way from fires in caves during prehistoric times. In this blog, heating and air conditioning contractor Schmitt shares a quick look into how home heating systems have evolved.
Many of today’s home HVAC systems are equipped with humidifiers to maintain balanced relative indoor humidity. If your HVAC system has one, chances are its water panel may need to be changed. In this blog, the HVAC contractors at Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning explain why you need to do this.
The HVAC system plays an important part in maintaining good indoor air quality in your building. After all, the “V” in HVAC does stand for ventilation. Incorrect settings or a lack of care and maintenance can lead to indoor air quality issues, resulting in uncomfortable temperatures, low humidity levels and the spread of allergens and bacteria. Read more