Like all other types of heating systems, heat pumps have an expected life span. Knowing how long it will last will help you plan HVAC maintenance, as well as prepare for its eventual replacement, while ensuring your home’s comfort and reducing the risks of unexpected breakdowns. In today’s post, heating repair company Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning takes a look at how long heat pumps typically last, and how you can get the most years out of yours.
Commercial air conditioners are often larger than residential ones since they need to cool more expansive spaces. These high-powered units are ideal for shops, warehouses and other establishments. The right heating and air conditioning system can ensure the comfort of the occupants of your building. It will also protect the equipment necessary for your business. Here are tips to help you choose a commercial AC.
Air conditioning systems have sensors that read the temperature of the air that enters the evaporator coil. They help your equipment reach your desired temperature and effectively cool your living space. When these sensors malfunction, your home’s comfort could suffer.
Keeping your home cool and comfortable becomes a top priority as the heat of the summer season starts to rise. But did you know that several cooling misconceptions could be causing you to waste energy and money? Read on as Schmitt Heating and Air Conditioning debunks common home cooling myths.
Your air conditioner has a substance called a refrigerant, which serves as the system’s “blood”. It is an integral component of the unit, playing an important role in the cooling process. Unfortunately, prevailing issues from within the equipment can cause it to leak out, leading to extensive damage and inadequate cooling if not addressed properly.
Heat pumps are a great way for San Francisco homeowners to heat their homes efficiently. But are they as efficient during cold weather? In this blog post, Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning discusses how cold weather affects heat pump efficiency.
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.
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.
Whether you’re looking for a replacement for your old air conditioner or are searching for a unit that fits perfectly in your new home, there are a few important considerations that will help you decide on the air conditioner that best suits your needs. Here Schmitt, a trusted HVAC repair and replacement expert, lists some of the things that you should look for when buying a new air conditioner.
For your heat pump or air conditioning system to work effectively, its outdoor unit, which houses the compressor, must have enough clearance on all sides. The ideal distance between it and the exterior wall, fence or shrubbery is at least 24 inches. Local HVAC service contractor Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning explains its importance in today’s blog.