Common Indoor Air Contaminates In The Bay Area And Their Causes

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If you live in Hayward, San Mateo, or anywhere in the Bay Area you may already know the air inside your home is far more polluted than the outside air. Even if you aren't aware of this fact, you may be having problems with sneezing, allergies, shortness of breath, or some other type of sickness. … [Read more...]

Indoor Air Quality is Important for Businesses

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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...]

Improve Indoor Air Quality and Eliminate Dust Mites

Did you know that one of the most common causes of allergies is dust mites? Not only do these mites contribute to symptoms of allergies or other respiratory conditions, they also affect the air quality inside your Bay Area home. Dust mites thrive in warm temperatures, particularly when humidity … [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...]

San Francisco Duct Cleaning – Is it Time For A Duct Cleaning?

As a Bay Area homeowner, you may have never heard of duct cleaning, or known that it is a process you should consider. Indoor air pollution is a fact; unfortunately, the air inside your home is more polluted than outdoor air. This is particularly true given the fact that newer homes are becoming … [Read more...]

Compelling Reasons Bay Area Homeowners Need Duct Cleaning

Spring is here, and it won't be long before many homeowners in the San Francisco Bay Area will be turning their air conditioners on for the first time this season. Are your ducts clean, or are they filled with dust, dirt, and other debris - perhaps even rodent droppings? While it may sound … [Read more...]