McMaster’s Guide to Home Comfort in Southern California

Need some tips for ways to make your Irvine home more comfortable? We’ve got just what you need. Here are our top home comfort articles from our blog archives. They’re packed with some great information about how you can control your home environment for improved comfort year-round. Irvine Indoor Air Quality With all of the

Is Your Home Ready for 2017? 4 Tips for Planning Home Renovations

The new year is finally here! While many people are working to establish their personal goals, it’s important not to forget about the goals you may have for your home. Home improvement projects and renovations are an important part of creating a safe, happy, and comfortable space for you and your family to enjoy. With

What is Indoor Air Quality Testing?

Indoor air pollution is common in homes and the causes vary widely—these include pets, poor ventilation, and mold, among many others. Indoor air quality testing is a helpful service that can benefit your home by helping you become aware of pollutants and irritants that you may not know even exist in your air. Indoor Air

5 HVAC Tips for Homes with Pets

Cats and dogs are beloved by many, and numerous people in the United States share their homes with pets. If you live with a furry or feathered friend, there are several things you’ll want to keep in mind to ensure that your home’s HVAC system is running smoothly, and that your home’s air quality is

Don’t Become a Victim of One of These HVAC Scams

Your home air conditioning and heating systems are vital to keeping your home comfortable throughout the year. When you experience a breakdown, you may be tempted to call the first HVAC technician you come across, especially if your system stops working when you’re experiencing extreme temperatures. However, it’s important to not make snap judgements when

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Know The Signs To Replace A Heat Pump

Heat pumps have a maximum lifespan, even when properly maintained. Various issues can cause a heat pump to fail before its time, however. Homeowners should recognize the signs of a heat pump that is nearing the end of its usefulness so that it can be replaced before it becomes an emergency call. Average Heat Pump

The Latest HVAC Advancements Every Homeowner Should Know About

Though you may not realize it, the HVAC industry is constantly creating new innovations that make it more cost effective and convenient for homeowners to heat and cool their homes.  From self-diagnosing HVAC systems to equipment that adjusts its controls based on the space around it, the HVAC industry continues to provide smarter and more

The Goldilocks of HVAC: How to Ensure Just-Right Home Comfort When It’s Not too Hot & Not too Cold

Though you may have had your AC on at full blast over the summer, temperatures in Irvine and other parts of Southern California tend to be more moderate in the fall. When the weather outside is not too hot and not too cold, it can sometimes be difficult to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. Like

The Importance Of J Load Calculations

In today’s world, almost everything seems oversized. We go to Starbucks and buy a venti coffee instead of a tall one because we assume we’ll need the extra caffeine. We buy two new titles in our favorite series instead of one because we don’t know if we’ll find both in the same bookstore again. HVAC

What You Need to Know About Chinese Drywall Syndrome

Stinky, rotten eggs. Not usually what comes to mind when troubleshooting your HVAC system. But for many homeowners this has become an association. During the housing boom of the mid 2000’s domestic supplies of drywall became scarce and many home builders, contractors, and suppliers began to use imported Chinese drywall in their domestic construction projects