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How to Deal With a Heat Pump Stuck in Cooling Mode

Fall is just around the corner, so you’ll soon be switching to your heater. This means switching from cooling mode to heating mode if you’re using a heat pump. It’s important to make sure your pump is working properly so that any problems can be dealt with before fall arrives. A common problem with heat pumps is getting stuck in cooling mode despite changing the setting. To learn the the best way to deal with this, our HVAC repair team at Schmitt shares their insight here:

Useful Tips to Keep in Mind When Replacing Your Air Filter

Changing your HVAC system’s air filter may sound easy, but you might be a bit confused by the wide variety of options available on the market. There’s also a procedure you need to follow to ensure a proper replacement, as well as determine the right type of filter for your unit. While reasonable minds may differ in opinion, all professional HVAC repair contractors agree that it’s crucial to have a good air filter for your home’s HVAC system.

Common HVAC Maintenance Myths You Should Be Aware Of

As a homeowner, you want your HVAC system to be in peak condition whenever you use it. For that to be possible, you’ll need to ensure that your unit is maintained by a trusted HVAC repair technician. You may have heard some things about HVAC systems that aren’t necessarily true, such as “bigger is always better” and “routine maintenance isn’t necessary”. These are just myths, and Schmitt is here to debunk them. Read more

What Is a Dual Fuel HVAC System?

San Francisco winters are milder than cities in Northern states, which is why San Franciscans have little use for high-capacity heating and air conditioning systems. Instead, most opt to use heat pumps, which offer better energy efficiency for homes in milder climates. Heat pumps don’t consume as much energy or fuel as, say, a furnace. This means they also don’t produce the same amount of heat, making them perfect for a San Franciscan winter.

Commonly-Used HVAC Terms & Their Meanings

When you hire a residential or commercial HVAC repair technician to conduct a regular inspection and tune-up service of your system, they may use words that are a little too technical for a layperson. If there’s any component, issue or term that you don’t understand in their report, don’t hesitate to ask your technician about it. They’ll be more than happy to explain what it means to you.