Upgrading heating and cooling systems in an old house can be a challenge because these buildings aren’t designed to accommodate modern HVAC systems. In this blog, local HVAC company Schmitt shares an overview of the best ways to heat and cool old houses.
Hot and cold spots in your home can range from annoying to downright uncomfortable. They may even place additional strain on your heating and air conditioning system, which can increase energy consumption. In this blog, HVAC contractor Schmitt takes a look at how to eliminate hot and cold spots in your home.
Uneven temperatures in your home can be very frustrating, especially if you don’t know what’s causing them. These shifts in indoor temperature can manifest as hot or cold spots around your home. This blog from HVAC service company Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning shares the most likely causes of any hot or cold spots, as
While you don’t need to be an HVAC expert, it’s in your best interest to have at least a fundamental understanding of how your heating and cooling system works. This basic knowledge will come in handy during situations such as tune-ups so you can be sure your service company isn’t cutting corners.
It’s tempting to set the thermostat too low during the summer season and revel in the resulting blast of cold air. However, this won’t just result in higher energy bills: it could also damage your air conditioning system. In this blog, AC repair contractor Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning discusses how sticking to recommended thermostat
Humidity control is an essential part of maintaining good indoor air quality. It’s important to note that indoor humidity levels are relative to the season; therefore, they vary throughout the year. In this blog, residential cooling company Schmitt shares an overview of why maintaining proper indoor humidity levels is so important.
If you’re planning on doing an air conditioning installation, consider upgrading your thermostat too. Getting a smart device can change the way your HVAC system works for you.
HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters lead the way when it comes to air purification. The MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) rating, which measures HVAC filter efficiency, ranges from 1 to 16, and HEPA filters go beyond MERV 16.
R-22 is perhaps the most popular air conditioner refrigerant today. It’s in the hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) group, a series of chemicals that replaced the notoriously ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). But HCFCs are just a Band-Aid solution, and, like all “bandages”, they must be changed eventually.
Testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB) is an essential yet underrated commercial HVAC maintenance task. Many building owners and property managers don’t appreciate it’s importance, not because it’s overstated but rather becaise it isn’t explained well enough.