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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.

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 to Avoid These 4 Common HVAC Scams

There’s such a great need for heating and cooling services that there are unscrupulous people who will use this need to try to scam homeowners out of their hard-earned money. In this blog, the HVAC contractors at Schmitt share the most common HVAC scams and how you can avoid them.

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How to Improve Energy Efficiency In Server Rooms

With the high number of computer equipment running at any given time, server rooms have big energy requirements, not to mention the massive amount of cooling needed to prevent any of them from overheating. Heating and cooling expert Schmitt discusses the ways you can improve server room energy efficiency.

Why Does HVAC Sizing Matter?

Your air conditioning and heating system is a major part of your home or business. No matter what you use it for, it makes up a major part of your home expense in both the construction phase and the maintenance phase. Getting the specifications right is extremely important; otherwise, you may waste a lot of money on something that may not make you comfortable at all.

Signs Your Thermostat Needs Repair

 

If you think you have a problematic HVAC unit and you’ve eliminated your HVAC system as the culprit, your thermostat may be the issue. Your thermostat is responsible for communicating the temperature you want as well as the temperature of the room to your air conditioning system. If the former malfunctions, then your whole system can malfunction or do things you don’t want it to.

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Improving Office Productivity Through Indoor Air Quality

According to a 2015 study conducted by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and Syracuse University, poor indoor air quality is linked to poor productivity in the workplace.

Common Problems Anyone With a Heater Should Know About

When you own a heater, you should know when something’s wrong and how you may be able to fix it. Before you call a professional, it’s good for you to know what the problem is so you can better describe to your technician the problem before they repair it.

A Typical AC Repair Kit

Taking good care of your air conditioning’s air filters is one of the easiest and most effective ways of maintaining your HVAC system. Among other benefits, your system will perform better and will last longer. Here’s a look at why you should prioritize air filter care.