Learn Important Terms for HVAC Cooling Season

If you experience cooling system troubles this season, you’ll have an easier time describing the problem and understanding the diagnosis and remedy your technician recommends if you know some relevant HVAC terminology. We’ve put together a list of frequently-used cooling-specific HVAC terms that can help. SEER — This is an acronym for the efficiency rating given to cooling equipment, and it stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio. It gives you the ratio of the equipment’s cooling output divided by its…

Advice for a Leaking Air Conditioner

One of the more common problems experienced with home cooling is a leaking air conditioner. This not only can damage the A/C; it also can damage floors, walls and other nearby fixtures and items. If you discover a pool of water near the inside unit of your air conditioning system, turn off the A/C. The water could damage electronic components of the system, plus pose a safety risk. At this point, your best bet is to call a trusted HVAC…

Bathroom Ventilation Guidelines

A standard feature of modern residential bathrooms is a ventilation fan, usually operated by a control switch or button next to the light switch or button. Some basic guidelines should be followed with bathroom ventilation, to make sure it accomplishes the essential task of removing moist, smelly, contaminated air from the bathroom without causing other problems. Bathroom Ventilation Guidelines Bathroom exhaust fans should route the moist, contaminated air outside the house, away from any intake pipe that will suck it…

Does Your Air Filter Require Changing More Frequently During Summer?

As a responsible homeowner, you try to keep up with basic HVAC maintenance, and that means checking your HVAC filter on a regular basis, and changing it when it looks clogged or dirty. However, for folks living in areas with defined season changes (which includes Southern California), the frequency of air filter changes will depend on the seasons and what sort of system you operate. If your home uses a furnace for heating and an A/C for cooling, the air…