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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.

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.

Should Air Vents Be Kept Closed in Unused Rooms?

Many homeowners often make the mistake of closing vents in unused rooms during the winter, thinking that this could help them save on energy costs. However, closing air vents doesn’t make the HVAC system more efficient. In fact, it can even cause damage to your HVAC system and necessitate an HVAC repair.

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:

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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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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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

Tips on Optimizing Your HVAC System for the Best Night’s Sleep

A good night’s sleep can do wonders for your health. If you’ve been having a hard time getting your full eight hours of sleep, you might be surprised at how much a few tweaks to your HVAC system can help. In this blog, HVAC repair company Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning  shares tips on how to optimize your air conditioner for a good night’s sleep. Read more