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

Servicing TXV Valves

What is a Thermal Expansion Valve? Thermal expansion valves, or TXV/TEV valves for short, are valves which control the flow of refrigerant into the evaporator. TEV valves are essential for energy-efficient operation of modern 13 SEER systems because they keep the refrigerant closer to the optimum superheat at all operating conditions. TEV valves are often

UV Lights Can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality has a major influence on overall health, so it’s important to find ways to keep your air quality high or improve poor air quality in your home. Studies have found that ultraviolet lights are one way to reduce the impact of indoor air contaminants. The sterilizing ability of UV light is well-known.

Extreme Weather Can Affect the Air in Your Home

Climate change has increased the number and intensity of floods, heat waves and other extreme weather patterns. These weather conditions affect indoor air by changing the way homeowners heat and cool their homes, and by impacting home structures. How Extreme Weather Affects Homes Severe weather can take a particular toll on a home and its

Getting the Most Out of Your Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats have the potential to improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system, and reduce your overall utility bills. However, you have to use your thermostat wisely in order to reap the potential savings. If you use your programmable thermostat in unintended ways, you may actually find your energy bills growing instead of

The Importance of Changing Your Air Filter

Changing your heating and air conditioning air filters is quick and easy to do, but it’s also easy to overlook. Many people don’t realize the importance of this simple task and the negative consequences that can result from using the same air filter for many months. Air filters play an important role in the quality

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All About Carrier Cor Smart Thermostats

Carrier Cor thermostats deliver smart technology to help you heat and cool your home as efficiently as possible. While traditional thermostats have long been the standard, smart thermostats are quickly replacing this outdated device. Why Choose Carrier Cor Thermostats Carrier Cor thermostats have a number of functions and features that can take the guesswork out


Need to Buy a New HVAC System? Here’s How to Avoid the Pitfalls

Has your old furnace or air conditioner sputtered to a halt? Or is it so outdated that you’re ready to replace it with a superior energy-efficient model? When you begin your search for new HVAC equipment you’ll have a tremendous number of excellent options to sort through. But beware— there are a number of pitfalls