How Do I Find the Tonnage of My AC Unit?

How Do I Find the Tonnage of My AC Unit?

If you’re thinking about replacing your air conditioning system, one of the first places to begin is with your current system. You’ll want to check its ‘tonnage’ before shopping for a new AC unit. Tonnage isn’t a term that comes up in conversation frequently in the...

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Why is There a Burning Plastic Smell in My House?

Why is There a Burning Plastic Smell in My House?

Did you know that according to the National Fire Protection Association, an average of 346,800 house fires happen each year due to faulty heating equipment and electrical malfunction? We rely on our senses to experience the world around us, and the smells we...

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How a Whole House Fan Works and Benefits

How a Whole House Fan Works and Benefits

A whole house fan is installed either in your attic or roof. While in use it will pull air in from open windows throughout the house and expel air at the fan location. What does that do for your home? By drawing in cool air and improving circulation, and expelling...

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How Refrigerant Helps Your Home Air Conditioner

How Refrigerant Helps Your Home Air Conditioner

Your air conditioning refrigerant plays a crucial role in keeping your Ventura County, California home comfortable. By circulating cold air throughout your home, they help to keep you and your family cool during the hot summer months. But what are AC refrigerants, and...

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What Does Aux Heat Mean on My Thermostat?

What Does Aux Heat Mean on My Thermostat?

Imagine waking up on a cold morning, checking your thermostat, and seeing "aux heat" on the display. What is auxiliary heat, and why is it showing up on your thermostat? Auxiliary heat or aux heat is a heat pump setting that refers to the fact a secondary heat source...

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Why Does My House Smell Musty?

Why Does My House Smell Musty?

How fresh is your home? If you enter your property and catch a whiff of damp, rather than the sweet-scented interior you crave, finding and eliminating the cause of the odor is a priority. Unfortunately, sometimes identifying why your home smells musty can be a...

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What Is the Ideal House Temperature? [+5 Tips]

What Is the Ideal House Temperature? [+5 Tips]

Everyone has a temperature that makes them feel comfortable. This temperature is different for each person and depends on many factors such as age, climate, and how well the individual keeps up their home. The temperature inside a house should be no higher than 80...

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How to Replace Your House Air Filter

How to Replace Your House Air Filter

Replacing your home’s air filters is a simple way to keep your system running smoothly. But if you have no idea how to tackle the job, don’t worry—we can show you how! Here are step-by-step instructions for replacing   What is a House Air filter An air...

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What Causes A Furnace Ignitor To Fail?

What Causes A Furnace Ignitor To Fail?

What Causes A Furnace Ignitor To Fail? Most households rely on their furnace for heat to keep everyone in the family warm, especially during the winter season. It’s usually very convenient to use and operate. It’s also more cost- effective than a fireplace. However,...

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Is My Heating & AC covered by Homeowners Insurance?

Is My Heating & AC covered by Homeowners Insurance?

It's in the middle of summer, and a tree falls on your AC unit. How long will you have to sweat it out before you can afford an HVAC replacement? Does homeowner insurance cover AC units? The answer is: it depends on your insurance policy. For example, if a fire...

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Thermostat Wire Color Code Guide

Thermostat Wire Color Code Guide

Were you not paying attention when you were taking apart your thermostat? Have the warning labels on the wires rubbed off or faded over time? If you're not a skilled HVAC professional, thermostat wiring can be both tricky and dangerous. It might seem random, but...

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Beat the Heat: How to Keep Your House Cool and Comfortable

Beat the Heat: How to Keep Your House Cool and Comfortable

It’s no secret that our global temperatures are rising. Here in California, we’ve seen record-breaking heat waves across the state this summer. While none of us are strangers to extreme heat conditions, familiarity doesn’t make it any easier to bear! Whether you’re...

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