Ever heard the saying good things come in pairs? Well, that’s certainly the case when it comes to your home’s temperature control systems. Thermostats and air conditioners are a dynamic duo designed to maintain your comfort by delivering cool air at your earliest need. Each with their own specific role, these units operate hand in hand to mitigate a variety of outdoor and indoor conditions.
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Back in the day, oil heaters were some of the most reliable systems on the market. To a certain extent, they’re not all bad. If you’ve just purchased a new home with an oil heater that’s only a few years old, then we’d advise you to at least give it a chance before getting it replaced. But you’re likely going to see high heating prices and a more difficult time getting repairs and oil deliveries for your home.
At this point, almost half of the entire United States population uses natural gas heating systems. They’re effective, efficient, and clean-burning. Heaters that use electricity are the second most common heating system, followed by oil and propane. What we’re trying to say is that there’s a general trend of people moving away from oil-burning heating systems, and towards more efficiently operating HVAC in Livermore, CA.
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One of the most frequent types of repair call that we get throughout the summer is from homeowners who say their air conditioner simply isn’t performing up to par. It’s not cooling their home the way it should be, leaving their home uncomfortably warm during the summer days.
Temperatures in our area have already been increasing, and the official start of summer is just a couple short weeks away. So naturally, you want to make sure you have an air conditioner that is able to handle the heat. If you’re thinking of replacing your system this season, you might be tempted to go bigger, thinking this means your AC will perform better.
A high level of moisture in the summertime is not something that most California residents worry about too much. When we think “humidity” we tend to think of states on the east coast, such as Florida, right? Our humidity levels usually stay comfortably below 50% this time of year, which is the maximum humidity level for indoor comfort. However, albeit rare, stuffy days do occur.
This is particularly true if you live anywhere near a creek or stream, or any location that has excessive moisture. These days make your home feel uncomfortable, and can cause your AC system to work harder than normal to cool your home, meaning it’s not working as efficiently as possible. And actually, if you use an evaporative cooler it can be rendered completely ineffective on a humid day. So what is the solution?