Troubleshooting Tips for a Broken Air Conditioner

Depending on how high temperatures rise in summer months in San Mateo, San Francisco, and other areas (like Contra Costa County), an air conditioner that isn't operating properly can seem like a minor emergency. While you may feel that you have no talent when it comes to fixing a broken air … [Read more...]

Bay Area HVAC – What To Expect Out Of A New HVAC Unit

Many San Francisco Bay Area homeowners aren't really sure of what HVAC stands for, or how modern systems have changed from those of a decade or two ago. HVAC, or heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, is a system designed to increase home comfort while saving on energy costs. Today's modern … [Read more...]

A Few Bay Area HVAC ‘Brain Teasers’ For Homeowners

Homeowners in San Francisco, San Mateo, and throughout the Bay Area probably don't know a lot about their heating/cooling, systems, only that they work to keep their homes comfortable year round. At Ortiz Heating & A/C, we have a few 'brain teasers' we thought may interest you, a few of those "Did … [Read more...]

Bay Area HVAC – Improve Indoor Air Quality With These 5 Tips

We've mentioned before that indoor air is considerably more polluted than outdoor air, but what can Bay Area homeowners do to change this? Having the cleanest possible indoor air can reduce respiratory issues such as asthma and allergies, helping your family stay healthier year-round. At Ortiz … [Read more...]

Contra Costa HVAC – HEPA, MERV Rating: What Does It All Mean?

Most Contra Costa homeowners know it's important to change out the air filter on their heating and cooling system regularly. This helps to keep your HVAC equipment running efficiently, extends its life, and improves the quality of the air you breathe. There are a few acronyms that may "throw" you … [Read more...]