How to Read HVAC Gauges

July 16, 2020

Assessing the condition of your HVAC system involves the use of an HVAC gauge. HVAC gauges are referred to as a gauge set or manifold gauge set. The gauge set you use should match the refrigerant in the cooling system being tested. Some sets can read more than one type of refrigerant. Trained technicians usually have more than one gauge set. Types of Manifold Gauges Manifold gauges are either analog or digital. Both styles are designed to measure gas and vacuum pressure. Digital gauges calculate readings for the technician and return them to a digital

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Rooftop Air Conditioner vs. A Side-Yard Air Conditioner

June 17, 2020

Knowing the difference between a rooftop and side-yard air conditioning unit is always important to help you find the best model for your home or business. Both of these units have advantages and disadvantages, so it is a good idea to reach out to an HVAC company to help you to make the best decision for your situation. Here is a brief overview of the various differences between having a rooftop or side-yard unit. Rooftop Units Rooftop units are usually centralized cooling systems, while a side-yard unit is normally a split system. A

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What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need?

May 14, 2020

Choosing an HVAC system is a big decision whether you are building a new home or simply renovating an older one. Having an air conditioning system that is too small can result in a house that is uncomfortable and humid. On the other hand, having an AC system that is too large can be a waste of your hard-earned money. Consider the Location of Your Home If you live in a cooler location, you can likely suffice with a smaller air conditioning system. Alternatively, if you live in an extremely warm climate, you may

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How Air Purifiers Can Fight Against Viruses and Bacteria

April 17, 2020

Poor indoor air quality can lead to the spread of disease within your home. Bacteria and viruses can be airborne and circulate around your house, causing infection and sickness. Having a powerful air purification system in your residence can help to remove harmful particles from the air before you have the chance to breathe them in. Types of Air Purifiers You can choose between having a whole-house air purification system in your home or multiple individual units. Having an underpowered system can sometimes lead to poor air quality, so you want to make sure your

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COVID-19 Statement

March 24, 2020

Residential & Commercial HVAC are deemed ESSENTIAL Services State and local governments continue to issue “shelter in place” ordinances as well as work and travel restrictions to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Under these orders, “essential services” have been permitted to remain open, such as grocery stores, hardware stores, medical facilities, convenience stores and gas stations. Additionally, businesses that supply essential businesses with the support or supplies necessary to operate, have also been permitted to remain open. The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued

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How Scheduling Spring HVAC Maintenance Saves Money

March 8, 2020

You might think that not having your heating and cooling system maintained every year is saving you money. In fact, it is likely to cost you a lot more money than the expense of having a technician out each spring to service your air conditioner and furnace. Here are some of the benefits of having an HVAC technician out to your home every year: Avoid the Expenses of Repairs and Replacement A well-maintained HVAC system has an increased lifetime and fewer repair costs. Air conditioners and furnaces are expensive, so helping them last as long as

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How Does a Furnace Work?

February 11, 2020

As with most components of your HVAC system, your furnace is a complicated piece of machinery. Understanding how your furnace works may seem difficult. This is an important task to take on, however, as a basic understanding can help you diagnose problems. To explain how a furnace works, we’ve detailed the function of the main parts. Burners In gas furnaces, the burners are typically fueled by natural gas that is ignited by a pilot light. The burners are placed near the bottom of the furnace since heat rises naturally, resulting in increased efficiency. In electric furnaces,

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What to Look for In An Air Conditioning Company

February 7, 2017

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in California have trusted Brian's Heating & Cooling, Inc.

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Should I Continue Repairing My AC Unit?

February 7, 2017

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in California have trusted Brian's Heating & Cooling, Inc.

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