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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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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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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Ways You Can Make the Best Use of Your AC

July 30, 2021

When summer arrives, we all resort to our air conditioners for relief. Your AC is the component of your system that keeps you cool in the heat, and it’s often vital to your home comfort. However, most people don’t consider how to maximize its usefulness. They just flip the switch in the spring and walk away. You can do better than that. Here are a few tips to ensure that your AC functions at its best and lasts as long as possible. That, in turn, will save you money on repairs and energy costs. 1. Maintain a

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Recommendations on How to Clean Your Air Conditioner

June 6, 2021

Every manufacturer makes their air conditioners with the purpose of blowing healthy and clean air into your home. However, your air conditioner can sometimes blow out dirty air. Here is how to clean your air conditioner for fresher air in your residence. Cleaning Your Unit’s Interior Components First and foremost, you must cut off power to your air conditioner via your circuit breaker to ensure you do not get electrocuted while working. After this, you should open the enclosing door to your unit by pulling off the protective tape or removing the screws. The internal evaporation

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How Many Watts Does an Air Conditioner Use?

May 6, 2021

Hot summertime weather in Garden Grove, CA, will make you turn to your air conditioner for relief. If you’ve finished your basement or attic, put an addition onto your home or need to replace an old, malfunctioning or inefficient air conditioner, you may be wondering how many watts of electricity an air conditioner uses. This information is important because it plays a big role in your electricity bill and your home’s efficiency. Keep reading for the details on how many watts of power different types of air conditioners use. Window Air Conditioners Window air conditioners cool

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What Are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

April 5, 2021

Most Garden Grove homes have an air conditioning system to improve indoor air quality and remove heat from your indoors. The system is made up of several components. However, the major parts like the evaporator, thermostat, and compressor are responsible for doing the heavy work. Some elements of an AC are located outdoors, while others are inside your home. It’s essential to take time to know some of the major parts of an air conditioner and how they help cool your indoor air. Compressor The compressor pressurizes the refrigerant and is located in the outdoor unit.

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