3 Reasons Why You Should Get a Pre-Holiday Energy Audit In California

November 19, 2022

Many people host gatherings during the holidays in Madera, CA. Now is a great time to ensure that your home is comfortable for the guests who will celebrate with you. An energy audit identifies areas of your home that may be wasting energy through air leaks, inefficiencies and other issues. Let’s look at three reasons you should schedule an energy audit before the holidays. 1. Improve Indoor Comfort An energy audit identifies issues that affect the comfort level of your home. Energy audits include looking at where your home wastes energy, such as leaky windows that

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4 Reasons Why My AC Makes My House Humid

July 26, 2022

In summer, there’s nothing worse than being stuck in a house that’s too hot and humid. And if your air conditioner is the one making things feel sticky and uncomfortable, you’re not alone. Here are four reasons why your AC makes your house humid. 1. Frozen Evaporator Coils In most cases, the accumulation of humidity in the house results from frozen evaporator coils in the AC unit. The evaporator coils are responsible for removing heat and moisture from the air, so they cannot perform the function properly when they freeze. As a result, the air

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Why You Should Only Hire a Licensed HVAC Contractor for Your Project

March 15, 2022

You might not realize how important it is to choose a qualified HVAC contractor for your project until you work with an unlicensed technician. Usually, homeowners and business owners are left with additional expenses after working with an unlicensed contractor. What’s more, you’ll spend too much time and money to bring your HVAC system up to code. Instead of putting yourself in such a situation, you should always hire licensed HVAC contractors for all of your heating and cooling needs. With a licensed HVAC contractor, you can expect more than just quality workmanship. Get

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The Right Temperature for the Best Sleep

October 13, 2021

At Brian's Heating & Cooling, Inc., we specialize in keeping the homes of our Madera clients comfortable throughout the year. We know that maintaining the right temperature in the bedroom brings important benefits to your health and wellness. Proper sleeping conditions help you recover from a busy day and prepare yourself for a fresh start. How to Determine Your Ideal Sleeping Conditions Researchers recommend that you take sleep seriously. Many people have implemented sleep routines that help them get to bed faster. For example, some people make a habit of turning off their phones and televisions within an hour

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What to Know About AC Unit Installation

August 10, 2021

Even when professionals do the job, the process of installing an AC unit can seem complicated and daunting. Understanding how AC units are installed in your home can not only give you more confidence in the AC’s function, but it can also give you the knowledge to approach potential issues on your own when they arise. How the Pros Start a Home Installation When an installation team arrives at your home, they often start by collecting information about your current air cooling system that could be relevant when installing an AC unit. From there, the team

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How to Reduce Noise From Your Air Conditioning System

July 26, 2021

On a hot summer day, the last thing you would wish for is worrying about the efficiency of your cooling system or fixing a noisy system. Generally, the noise can be irritating if your system has to run continuously to cool your home. Be sure to contact Brian's Heating & Cooling, Inc. technicians if you notice any noise from your cooling system. Usually, a noisy AC starts with a slight humming sound or a periodic banging until it gets to the level of unbearable noise. Below are some helpful tips that you may use to quiet a noisy AC unit.

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Why Do Air Conditioners Freeze Up?

May 10, 2021

It’s common that air conditioners freeze during the summer. You’ll see frost on the copper tubing of the outdoor AC unit or elsewhere. You can turn off your AC system so the ice melts, but it’s important to know why it froze up. Low Refrigerant Level Your air conditioning system is designed to operate with the refrigerant at the right pressure. If the pressure is low, it can cause outside air to condense and freeze. You’ll need to have a professional HVAC technician measure and restore your refrigerant’s level to correct this problem. We often come

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noises?

April 5, 2021

Your air conditioner should make a humming sound when it’s operating normally. If it makes loud noises, it’s a sign something has gone wrong. The type of noise it’s making is helpful in figuring out what the problem is. Clicking This sound comes from your outdoor AC unit’s electrical parts. You’ll often hear it when the air conditioner turns on or off. If you hear a clicking sound at other times, it’s a sign the controls are faulty. Banging A banging sound can indicate several things. The indoor blower may be

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

February 5, 2021

During the winter months, the last thing you would wish for is a faulty furnace and, worse still, one blowing cold air. However, if you encounter such an issue, you don’t need to panic. Some of the most common causes of this problem are simple to fix even without technical know-how. The list below highlights three common reasons why your furnace might be blowing cold air. 1. The Pilot Light Is Off Most older versions of furnaces have a pilot light. This small light runs continuously and is responsible for lighting the furnace burners. Check to

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How Often Should Ducts Be Cleaned?

January 5, 2021

In order for a heating system to keep your home comfortable, hot air has to reach the vents somehow. A fan blows the air through the air ducts to deliver the air at the preferred temperature. Unfortunately, the air doesn’t always travel solo. There may be dust, dirt, pet dander, and other debris inside the air ducts. Hopefully, cleaning out the ducts could restore them to a better and cleaner state. How often should homeowners perform duct cleanings? A Recommended Time for Air Duct Cleanings Is there an established recommended timeframe for air duct cleanings? Yes,

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