The direction your ceiling fan spins affects the air flow in your home. Duh, right? But this simple fact has a big impact on heating and cooling your home. With your fan set to the right direction, you’ll be more comfortable in the extremes of summer and winter, and you’ll save money, too.
We realize this is temporary: the stay-home orders, the daily press conferences, the teleconferencing and social distancing. Eventually, the virus will be under control and we won’t have to second-guess if we really need to run to the store. But the financial and social effects will linger for… well… for who knows how long. If you’re like us, it’s the uncertainty that’s most troubling. How much longer will this “new normal” last?
OK, real talk: As a homeowner, replacing your air conditioning unit is absolutely no fun. It can be expensive, the research is a time-suck, and unless you’re Riverside, Corona & Temecula HVAC pros like we are, you’ll quickly come up against unfamiliar industry jargon (like “AC tonnage”) that’ll leave you frustrated, confused, and worried about making a costly mistake.
Imagine this: You’re a kid, and your family’s been on the road all day. You and your siblings are jammed into the backseat of the car, arguing over whether the windows should be up or down and who gets to control the radio. Finally, after a bazillion miles and way too many hours, you pull up to your grandma’s house. You pile out of the car and race to the front porch. Grandma opens the screen door wide, and you rush past her into the kitchen. You take a deep breath, and it smells just like you remember: Old mixed with musty mixed with whatever’s going in the crockpot.
“Is it chilly in here, or is just me?” If that’s the question that brought you to this post, we’d like to say this first: That stinks. No one needs a quitter furnace in the dead of winter, and we’re so sorry it’s happened to you. And now for the good news: Many furnace issues can be resolved simply, quickly, and inexpensively. In this post, we cover 12 of the most common problems, how to fix them, and when you’ll need some professional help with your Riverside, Corona & Temecula furnace repair.
It’s cold, your furnace just quit on you, and every Riverside, Corona & Temecula HVAC company you’ve called is booked. Or maybe your furnace died at 3 am on a Tuesday or 3 pm on a Sunday, and you’d rather not pay the after-hours rate. Either way, what you need is some solid, practical tips to (hopefully) get your furnace cranking again—so you don’t have to put your kids to bed in their snowsuits. Even if you’re willing to do that, we’re guessing you’d rather not have frozen plumbing pipes. Follow these tips to see if you can get your furnace to fire up again:
You know what’s worse than coming home to a freezing cold house during a cold snap? Nothing. Except maybe having your furnace say, “Nope” in the middle of your fancy holiday meal or while your buddies are over for a major sporting event or any other time when it’s cold outside.
If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve cussed at your HVAC system a time or two because it just seems so inconsistent. Maybe your living room feels perfectly cozy in the winter—but your nose is numb when you wake up in the morning. Or your kids complain about their room being sooooo hoooooot in July—but you’re walking around the rest of the house in a hoodie. Super frustrating, right? Fortunately, there’s a relatively quick solution: Simply adjust your HVAC dampers.
These days, most people are all about gadgets. We went from smart phones to smart everything in pretty short order, and we just love when our electronics make our lives easier and our day-to-day tasks faster. As Riverside, Corona & Temecula HVAC professionals, we keep our eyes on all the technological advances designed to keep our customers’ homes more comfortable and their wallets fatter. Chief among those gadgets is the programmable thermostat.