Will Closing Off Vents Save Me Money?

May 16, 2022

Whether it’s the cold, dry winter, or the hot, humid summer, you rely on your HVAC system to keep your home comfortable for you and your family. However, energy bills can skyrocket during extreme weather changes throughout the year. This can have you trying to come up with different ways to help cut down on your energy bills. One method many people try is to close the vents for rooms that aren’t in use. Altering Air Pressures It’s important to realize that your HVAC ventilation system is specifically designed to accommodate all the rooms throughout

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Will Sleeping With My Windows Open Save Energy?

April 19, 2022

As we dive into the summer season, it’s likely that you’re going to notice a spike in your energy bills. Many of us rely on a whole-home air conditioning system to keep our families comfortable during the summer months. Unfortunately, this can lead to some high energy costs. If you’re looking for ways to reduce your energy bills, one strategy you may have come across is opening your windows at night. The Logic Behind Opening Your Windows The simple idea behind opening your windows at night is that you can turn your air conditioning system off.

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A Complete HVAC Checklist for Your New Home

March 17, 2022

When shopping for a new home, most people focus on the flooring, kitchen appliances, plumbing, and electrical system. While these factors contribute to a house’s value and livability, it’s still crucial to assess the HVAC system in a home. The condition of the heating and cooling system in that home will impact livability and operating costs. Find Out the Age of the Heating and Cooling System The age of the HVAC system in a house will determine its efficiency, longevity, and operating cost. Most heating and cooling systems can maintain optimal performance for around 10 to

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Easy Ways to Extend Your Furnace’s Life

February 17, 2022

Your furnace is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your home. It’s important to take care of your furnace and do everything you can to extend its life expectancy. Here are three excellent tips that will enable you to prolong your furnace’s life. Perform Proper Maintenance on Your Furnace One of the best ways to ensure that your furnace lasts as long as possible is to perform proper maintenance. This means checking and cleaning your filters on a regular basis, making sure that all vents are clear, and scheduling annual tune-ups with a

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How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Leaks in Your Furnace

January 11, 2022

If you own a furnace in your home, it’s highly advisable to have your home inspected to ensure that your furnace is running correctly so that you don’t run the risk of carbon monoxide leaking into your home. This contaminates the air and potentially causes serious health effects for you and your family. If this sounds like a concern for you, it might be interesting to learn tips about preventing carbon monoxide leaks in your furnace. 1. You Must Take Care of Your Heating Equipment One of the best ways to prevent carbon monoxide leaks in

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Wondering if Your Furnace Is up to Code?

December 20, 2021

There is a lot of different equipment that’s included in the overall makeup of your home or office. Installation of this equipment needs to be done with certain rules and regulations in mind, in order to ensure the safety of a structure. Local municipalities set these rules, and contractors must follow them. When a new structure is being built, inspectors will come out to determine if the next phase of work can be done. If your home is already built and you’re wondering what the current status of your HVAC system is in regards to local code, you can inquire

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Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

November 20, 2021

Indoor air quality tends to deteriorate during the winter months. Since stagnant air inside your home can be more than five times more contaminated than outdoor air quality, it can pose health issues if it’s not taken care of. During winter, you keep your doors and windows shut and count on your furnace and space heater to protect you and your family from the harsh cold air. This can create indoor air quality issues, but there are some measures that you can take to create a better indoor environment so that you can live comfortably throughout the heating season.

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A Humidifier or a Dehumidifier For The Winter?

October 20, 2021

When the cold temperatures settle into our area, people reach for their thermostats and turn their heaters on. This can be a great way to make the winter more bearable, but there’s also another way in which you can improve the air quality in your home during the colder months. By using a humidifier, you can increase the moisture level of the air, and this is associated with many benefits. In contrast, dehumidifiers are frequently used in the summer to make hot weather more comfortable. What’s Special About the Winter? We specifically mentioned the winter season,

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What Mistakes May Void an HVAC Warranty?

September 20, 2021

An HVAC system’s warranty presents a contractual guarantee to consumers. The company backs a product’s manufacturing and quality and will cover certain repairs if the unit suffers any problems. Consumers must adhere to the contract’s terms, or else the warranty may become void. There are a few common mistakes customers make that render a warranty null. Failure to Perform a Tune-Up The warranty may stipulate homeowners must request a professional service visit and tune-up at least once a year. Failure to do so and not keeping records of the visits could release a manufacturer from warranty

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What Kind of AC System Will Suit My Home?

August 17, 2021

When the summer heat rolls into our area, it’s always nice to have a cool place to come home to. Having an air conditioner can make a big difference in your and your family’s overall comfort. Knowing that you need an AC for your home is one thing. Quite another is figuring out which type of air conditioner would be best. Real Time Bros Heating & Air Conditioning in Garden Grove, is here to help, and below, we provide a quick overview of the various types of ACs that are available. Types of ACs There are several types of air conditioners

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