Should I Upgrade My Thermostat?

April 5, 2021

Most homeowners in Lakeside know the importance of a functional HVAC system to their quality of life. The system maintains comfortable temperatures indoors all year round. However, few people understand that their thermostats could actually be the cause of uncomfortable temperatures in their homes. That’s all the more reason you should upgrade your thermostat. A programmable and modern thermostat has several perks. If you are considering upgrading your old thermostat, here are several reasons to help you make a decision. Movement Sensors One of the main reasons why you should upgrade your thermostat is to enjoy

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How to Clean an Air Conditioner Filter

March 16, 2021

Air conditioners can be a lifesaver during the spring and summer seasons as long as they function effectively. However, air filters in your air conditioner can get dirty without regular cleanings. Unfortunately, dirty air filters don’t work effectively. The good news is that cleaning air filters isn’t complicated as long as you know what to do. Check out these steps to understand how to clean your air filter. Determine the Air Filter Location The first step should be to locate your air conditioner filter. You can find it near the cold air return of a central

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How Often Should You Get HVAC Maintenance

February 18, 2021

San Diego, CA, has some extreme weather, and you’ll need a heating and cooling system that’s effective and efficient. One of the best ways to keep your heating and cooling system working well is to schedule regular professional maintenance visits. Use these tips to plan the frequency and timing of your heating and cooling system tune-ups. Schedule Springtime Air Conditioning Maintenance Summers are long and hot in San Diego, so your air conditioning system will get a lot of use. We recommend a maintenance visit for your cooling system in the springtime. During this visit, our

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How Does A Water Source Heat Pump Work?

January 10, 2021

A water source heat pump is like other types of heat pumps except it uses a source of water to generate and release heat. Many homes can’t make use of this type of heat pump, but for those that can, it’s an option well worth considering. How It Works Like other heat pumps, a water source heat pump uses electricity and refrigerant to heat and cool a home. It transfers heat into a home during the winter and out of it during the summer. They’re highly energy-efficient, so you’ll save a great deal of money on

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Is There a Need to Put a Cover on My Outdoor HVAC Unit When the Weather Is Cold?

December 11, 2020

When the warmer months are over, it’s time to begin preparations for the upcoming winter. As a Lakeside homeowner, this means protecting items that you don’t want to be exposed to the elements all winter. When it comes to one outdoor item, though, there is a fair amount of debate as to whether it needs protection at all. This item is your outdoor HVAC unit. To help provide clarity, the pros at Hi-Tech Air Heating & Cooling would like to offer their thoughts on this debate. Moisture Is Not a Problem First off, it’s important that you hear from the

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Recent Advancements in the HVAC Industry

November 17, 2020

The heating and cooling industry is always advancing as new technology comes out. Equipment operates more efficiently than ever, and indoor air quality keeps getting better. There’s been a number of notable advancements in the past few years. Dual-Fuel Heat Pumps This type of heat pump can use electricity or gas. They use electricity when outdoor temperatures are mild and switch to gas when it gets cold. A dual-use heat pump uses a substantially smaller amount of energy than conventional ones do. Smart Thermostats Smart thermostats have a number of benefits. You

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HVAC Troubleshooting Tips You Should Know About

October 21, 2020

When your air conditioner, heating, or ventilation system quits working properly, it can put a serious damper on your plans. Sometimes, the problem with your HVAC system may be so simple that you can address it on your own. Before calling an HVAC company for repairs, try the following HVAC troubleshooting tips. Check the Air Filter Your first instinct might be to call an HVAC tech if you notice irregularities with the performance of your heating or cooling system. All too often, irregularity issues are caused by dirty or clogged air filters. If it’s been

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A Beginner’s Guide to Air Cleaners

September 23, 2020

People spend about 90% of their time indoors, with most of that in their homes. Indoor air is often polluted, which can negatively impact your health. An air cleaner is designed to remove pollutants from the air and so improve indoor air quality (IAQ). Indoor Air Quality Heating and air conditioning make up about half of the typical homeowner’s utility bills. People want to save money, so homes are built airtight. While this prevents conditioned air from escaping outdoors, it also results in indoor air becoming stale and polluted. Improving Indoor Air Quality

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Will Air Purifiers Help with Musty Smell?

August 11, 2020

When your home has a musty smell, the big question is how to get rid of that odor and fix the problem. Here is a look at why musty smells occur and what you can do about them. Causes of the Musty Odor Many houses can develop musty odors over time, especially those located in humid environments. The musty smell is caused by odorous gasses put off by mold. Musty smells in your residence can indicate high levels of mold growth and the potential for indoor air quality issues. Poor indoor air quality can lead to

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The Principles of Super Cooling

July 20, 2020

You might have heard of super cooling when it comes to your AC unit. This is an amazing approach to cooling that has many unseen benefits. Let’s take a look at what super cooling is and why you should try it. What Is Super Cooling? The idea behind super cooling is turning on your air conditioner to its maximum strength at off-peak hours. This cools down your home significantly, and when the day rolls around, you’ll be able to enjoy a cool climate for many hours. Because energy costs at off-peak hours are lower than normal,

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