Hometown Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Orinda’

Why You Should Replace Your Old AC Now

Monday, October 10th, 2022
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Do you have an aging air conditioner in place currently? When we say aging, we mean a system that is a decade old, or older. The average useful service life of a well-maintained air conditioner is about 10-15 years, and once it reaches past this point it will start to work less efficiently, have more frequent repair needs and breakdowns, and ultimately cost you more to run than it’s worth.

Still though, if your air conditioner is working “okay,” you might be tempted to put off thinking about an air conditioning installation in Orinda, CA for at least another year or two. Unfortunately, this may end up being a mistake for you financially. Why? Because of an updated mandate by the U.S. Department of Energy known as the SEER2 update. Read on to learn more about this, and what it means for AC costs and your wallet.

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Heed These Signs That You Need AC Repairs

Monday, September 26th, 2022
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Imagine your AC unit going out on the hottest day of the year. You’d probably be quite upset. 

However, AC units rarely just quit working out of nowhere. There are usually warning signs that something isn’t right. Homeowners may not notice them or may ignore them, hoping they’ll go away. 

But if you want to avoid a super hot catastrophe, you should heed these signs that you need AC repairs. 

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Why Professional Ductless HVAC Installation Matters

Monday, September 27th, 2021

When it comes to buying a new HVAC system for your Orinda home, there are a wide variety of options to choose from, and it can be overwhelming! You first want to make sure that it functions well, and that it works efficiently. Next, you want it to last as long as it possibly can. This is why it’s important to work with a trusted and qualified professional for the installation, no matter what type of air conditioner or heating system you go with.

And a ductless HVAC system is no exception. These units function by using a single outdoor unit that is connected to up to 4 indoor air handlers. Each of these air handlers works independently of one another, and are usually mounted up high on the walls in the rooms they’ll be used.

What’s important to remember about these types of HVAC systems is that they are unique, and if not installed correctly, they have some unique and pretty frustrating needs. Read on to learn more!

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Have You Gotten a Whole-House Air Purifier Installed Yet?

Monday, September 13th, 2021
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When it comes to having a home comfort system installed in your home, naturally your budget is likely the first thing you think about. Not every homeowner is going to prioritize a whole-home indoor air quality product.

But if you have the option to, you really could benefit from such an installation! Especially in the case of air purifiers.

Sure, portable air purifiers can help a bit, but they are not a comprehensive solution to the problem of contaminants in the air throughout your entire home. A portable system is good for a room or too, and even then some air purifiers really only help with nothing more than dust and pet hair. Whole-home air purification is the way to go if you also want to tackle other common allergens, and even viruses. Read on to learn more!

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