Why is My AC Leaking?

May 21, 2024

A leaking air conditioner is a common but concerning issue for many homeowners. At Real Time Bros Heating & Air Conditioning, we frequently address this problem and help our customers understand the causes and solutions. If you notice water pooling around your AC unit, it’s important to identify the cause and address it promptly. Here are some common reasons why your AC might be leaking. 1. Clogged Condensate Drain Line The most common cause of AC leaks is a clogged condensate drain line. This line is responsible for removing the condensation that your AC produces as it cools your home.

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Common Signs That Your Air Vents Need Cleaning

April 3, 2024

As a homeowner, maintaining the cleanliness and functionality of your HVAC system is essential for ensuring optimal indoor air quality and comfort. One often overlooked aspect of HVAC maintenance is the cleaning of air vents. Over time, air vents can accumulate dust, debris, and other contaminants, leading to various issues that can affect both your health and the performance of your HVAC system. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some common signs that indicate your air vents may need cleaning. 1. Visible Dust Build-Up One of the most obvious signs that your air vents

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The Link Between Air Quality and Respiratory Health

March 1, 2024

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, safeguarding the well-being of our loved ones takes center stage. Amidst our concerns, one crucial element often overlooked is the quality of the air circulating within our homes. The Crucial Link: Indoor Air Quality and Respiratory Health At Real Time Bros Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand the crucial link between indoor air quality and respiratory health, and we are committed to providing comprehensive solutions to enhance the air you breathe. The Role of HVAC Maintenance Indoor air quality is directly correlated with respiratory health.

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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Insulating Your Home

February 5, 2024

Are you considering insulating your home for improved energy efficiency and comfort? It is important to have a well-insulated home, and we’re here to guide you through the process. In this blog post, we’ll discuss common mistakes to avoid when insulating your home to ensure you get the most out of your investment. Neglecting the Attic One prevalent mistake is neglecting the attic. Many homeowners focus on insulating walls and floors but overlook the attic, which is a significant source of heat loss. Insulating the attic properly helps maintain a consistent temperature throughout your home and

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Do Necessary Furnace Repairs Have an Impact on Home Energy Bills?

January 11, 2024

Waiting until the furnace in your Garden Grove, CA, home fails before scheduling repairs can cost you a substantial amount of money. Long before furnaces refuse to turn on, these appliances often spend weeks working both erratically and inefficiently. Most furnace repair issues start small and are localized. However, they’ll eventually impact other features, functions, and components. You’ll pay more to resolve unchecked furnace issues in the long run, and your home energy bills are guaranteed to rise. Read on to find out just how furnace repairs affect heating costs. Increased Energy Use Even something as

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How Much Is a New Furnace?

December 12, 2023

Forced-air gas furnaces can range from as little as $700 for a low-end unit to more than $12,000 for high-efficiency systems. The national average for a unit plus installation is around $5,500. Within this wide price range, these four factors will significantly affect what you can expect to pay. Size The first factor that will heavily influence a furnace’s cost is the unit’s size, also known as its heating capacity. This is measured in British thermal units, or BTUs, and may also be represented in tons. Either way, the more heating capacity a unit offers, the

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Where’s the Heat? The #1 Most Common Furnace Problem

November 14, 2023

All too often people go to turn on their furnace only to find that it’s not producing any heat. Use this guide to understand the causes of the #1 problem people face when using a furnace in their homes. Restricted Airflow One of the primary causes of a lack of heat coming from your furnace is restricted airflow through the system. These restrictions come from clogged air filters, closed and blocked vents, and mechanical issues like a faulty circulating fan motor. Faulty Thermostat Your system’s thermostat has a limited service life of

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What Maintenance Should You Obtain for Your Furnace?

October 18, 2023

Falling leaves and temperature drops in Rosemead are two telltale signs that it’s time to turn off the AC and kick on the furnace. Before you power up the heater, it’s important to have it inspected. The smallest issues can lead to huge losses of energy, high heating bills, and poor indoor comfort as you try to stay warm this winter. During an inspection, a technician will perform a variety of maintenance tasks that are crucial to its efficiency and lifespan. Filter Changes All furnaces need their filters changed on a regular basis. Dirty filters make

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Is Radiant Heating an Effective Option for Heating a Home?

September 20, 2023

Radiant heating is extremely common in other parts of the world, and it is quickly becoming an increasingly popular option in the U.S. A radiant heating system is more expensive to install than a forced-air system with a furnace, but it can definitely be worth the investment. That said, the main reason many people are hesitant to switch to radiant heating or install this type of system in their new home is that they’re worried it won’t work that effectively and won’t keep the home warm enough. Here we’re going to show you why this is a myth and help

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Reasons Why DIY AC Installation Is Not a Good Idea

August 7, 2023

When the weather becomes hot, it is important that you have a fully functional air conditioning unit in your home for your safety and comfort. If you are building a new home or you have an old and failing AC, you need to consider installing a new AC. Because of the upfront costs, you might be tempted to install the AC on your own. However, be aware that this can likely cost you more money in the long run because you might create more problems. The following are some reasons why DIY AC installation might not be worth it.

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