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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 they also don’t produce the same amount of heat, making them perfect for a San Franciscan winter.

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 be more than happy to explain what it means to you.

4 Signs You Need a New HVAC System

Years of wear will take a toll on any HVAC system, at which time you have to be prepared to replace it to ensure a comfortable commercial space. In today’s post, local heating and air conditioning repair company Schmitt shares a look at some signs that indicate you need to replace your HVAC system.

Addressing Common Indoor Air Quality Problems This Fall

With fall already here and winter fast approaching, you need your HVAC system to run as smoothly and efficiently as possible to keep your home warm and comfortable. Should you need a technician to check out your unit, consider hiring one of our HVAC service professionals at Schmitt. With our services, we’ll make sure your indoor air quality problems are also addressed. Common problems include:

Why You Shouldn’t DIY HVAC Repairs

The reason your HVAC system needs to be regularly maintained is so that it will continue running smoothly and efficiently. As such, you’ll need to have HVAC repairs performed by trusted professionals like those at Schmitt. If you can’t do these on your own, it’s best to entrust the job to the pros to ensure you avoid the following pitfalls:

How to Deal with Pushy HVAC Salespeople

Investing in a heating and cooling system replacement can be a bit daunting, especially if it’s your first time getting one. To take away some of the stress of deciding on the option that best fits your needs, just ask your local HVAC salesperson for assistance. But at these times do you feel like they’re so eager to get your business that they border on being pushy? Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning, one of the area’s trusted HVAC service providers, shares how you can deal with pushy HVAC salespeople here.

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Why Improved HVAC Airflow Allows for Greater Efficiency

Given how the operation of your HVAC system comprises a significant portion of your annual energy costs, it pays to take measures to ensure your system can continue providing good energy performance. One of these measures includes making sure conditioned air is being distributed properly throughout your home. But how exactly does proper HVAC airflow translate to greater energy efficiency? The trusted heating repair company in the area, Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning, explains more here.

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.
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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 few of your home’s features, including your air conditioning system. Read more

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 time. It makes sense if your unit is too old, but just to make sure, you need to consider these things first. Read more