Proper Cleaning & Care of Ducts and Vents for Homeowners

ducts and vents

Unfortunately, most Bay Area homeowners don't give their ducts and vents much thought. If the heat comes on during winter months, great - nothing else to worry about, right? The fact is, the ducts and air vents are a critical part of your home comfort, delivering conditioned air throughout the … [Read more...]

Indoor Air Myths Debunked by San Francisco HVAC Pros

indoor air quality

Whether you're a home or business owner, you may have heard many things about indoor air quality. Logically, it seems the air indoors should be less polluted than the air outdoors, right? This is not usually the case. You may have heard many myths about how to improve indoor air quality, but some … [Read more...]

Indoor Air Quality is Important for Businesses

indoor air quality

If you own or run a business in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may not be aware of how unhealthy the indoor air is, and how it can affect not only yourself and your employees, but customers who come into your place of business. At Ortiz Heating & A/C, we understand the importance of indoor air … [Read more...]

Is Air Conditioning Simply a Luxury – or a Wise Investment?

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In San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area, temperatures aren't typically scorching during summer months as they are in many other areas of the country; still, the weather can be unpredictable! One day it may be 70 degrees, fairly comfortable for most people, the next day it may be 88. Windy … [Read more...]

Air Conditioning or Fans – Which is a Better Choice?

Air Conditioning or Fans - which is better

Although summer temperatures in the San Francisco Bay Area don't typically soar into the upper 80s, 90s, or even 100s like many other areas in the U.S. do in summer months, many homeowners have air conditioning systems. The question is, would you be just as well off with only fans for cooling, or … [Read more...]

San Francisco Heating & Cooling Pros Offer Allergy Advice

In San Francisco, San Mateo, and other cities in the Bay Area, it isn't unusual for residents to open up the windows and enjoy fresh air in spring and fall months. The temperatures are fairly mild, and everyone enjoys letting a little of the outdoor air inside and eliminating stale odors. However, … [Read more...]

San Mateo HVAC – 3 Indoor Air Pollutants In Your Home

Many homeowners in San Francisco and the Bay Area assume that the air inside their homes is cleaner and less polluted than the outdoor air, but this is not true! In fact, the air inside most homes is MORE polluted than outdoor air, for a number of reasons - pet dander; dust; allergens; gases from … [Read more...]