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How to Properly Reset Your Air Conditioner After a Power Outage

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.

How You Can Properly Address an Unbearably Hot Second Floor

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.

What to Look for When Buying an Air Conditioner

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.

Clearance for Outdoor HVAC Units: Why Does It Matter?

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.

The Importance of an AC System Tune-Up This Spring

Spring is officially here, which means the next few months are going to get warmer. You’re probably planning on using your air conditioning system as soon as temperatures rise. Before you do, be sure to have it tuned-up by an HVAC repair contractor in your area. Scheduling a spring maintenance check for your cooling equipment has its benefits, which we discuss below.

Why Should You Match Your HVAC System Replacement?

If you’re planning to replace your split HVAC system, many heating and air conditioning replacement technicians recommend having your replacement “properly matched”. You may have heard this before, but having a matched system is important, especially if you want it to be worth your investment. Our team at Schmitt talks more about this below.

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:

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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Factors That May Affect HVAC Replacement Estimates

Whether you’re replacing  an air conditioner that’s past its service life or upgrading the furnace in your home, you must compare contractor estimates to find the one that provides the most savings. Expect these to vary, however. Today the HVAC service pros of Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning take a look at the various factors that may affect replacement estimates.

Contractor Experience

Contractors use their experience and expertise when making HVAC replacement estimates. Expect high-end yet reputable HVAC companies to give you a higher bid since they’re more likely to have more equipment and overhead. Be aware that those who offer a lower bid may not have the proper insurance or a full understanding of local policies or applicable incentives. 

HVAC Unit Type & Features

Estimates also vary depending on the heating and air conditioning units being offered. Trusted HVAC service installers will tell you about the best features for your home’s system. The unit’s brand, size, hardware and level of efficiency will impact the total installation cost. Units from well-known manufacturers may cost you more upfront, but they tend to have longer lifespans, better warranties and smarter built-in features.

Warranties

Inclusions in HVAC warranties also vary in many estimates. The manufacturer warranties that most installers offer provide protection against faulty equipment. Additional guarantees for the total HVAC installation may also be provided in other estimates.

 

Your Home’s Size & Amount of Insulation

The size of your home and how well it’s insulated play an important role in your new HVAC system’s ability to cool and heat your home with optimal efficiency. For instance, a 2,500-square-foot home will require much larger equipment than a smaller home. A unit with far less capacity may be needed if your home has energy-efficient windows and no cracks through which air can enter and escape.

Call Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning for All Your HVAC Needs

For all your HVAC needs, turn to Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning. We offer a wide range of services, including heating and AC repair, replacement and maintenance. Give us a call at (415) 689-7849 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate or schedule an appointment. We serve residents of San Francisco and the surrounding communities.

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