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...]

Bay Area Heating – Why Your Furnace May Blow Cold Air

While spring is nearly upon us, many Bay Area homeowners are still depending on their furnaces to keep their homes warm and comfortable. Unfortunately, there may come a time that your furnace starts blowing cold air through the registers, rather than warm air. So, what's up? Here are the most … [Read more...]

San Francisco Furnace Maintenance – Survive This Winter!

Winter is just about six weeks away, which means it's essential that Bay Area homeowners make sure your furnace is in good working order. Nothing is worse than waking up to a cold morning, only to find that your heat system isn't functioning properly. At Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning, we want … [Read more...]

Neglecting Your Bay Area HVAC System Can Really Cost You

It's November, and temperatures will be getting chillier in the coming months. As a Bay Area homeowner living in San Mateo, San Francisco, Hayward, or surrounding areas, you may not realize how neglecting your heating and cooling system can really cost you, not only in terms of money, but in other … [Read more...]

Bay Area Furnace Care – Warning Signs To Pay Attention To

Fall is here, and winter will be right on its heels. It won't be long before San Francisco Bay Area residents are turning on their furnaces to warm up those chilly mornings! As Bay Area furnace care experts, we want to help you recognize the signs that could indicate a problem with your heating … [Read more...]

Bay Area HVAC – Heating System Prepared For Winter?

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Areas (San Mateo, Hayward, or anywhere in the East Bay) it's important to be sure your heating system is properly prepared for winter - after all, fall is here, and winter comes quickly on its heels. At Ortiz Heating & A/C, we have a few tips to help ensure your … [Read more...]

Contra Costa HVAC – Should I Get A Whole House Humidifier?

Fall is just around the corner, which means temperatures will be getting cooler, and the air drier. If you are a Bay Area homeowner who has used a portable humidifier in the winter season, you know how it can warm the air and keep your skin from feeling dry and cracked. What other benefits do … [Read more...]

Bay Area Central Air Conditioning – Alternative Solutions

If you live in San Francisco, San Mateo, or anywhere in the Bay Area, no doubt you have many friends and neighbors who have central air conditioning - the type that requires both an inside and outside unit. You may even have one yourself. What other options are there when it comes to keeping your … [Read more...]

Bay Area HVAC – 3 Signs Of Possible Heat Pump Failure

Although the name of the component can be misleading, a heat pump works to warm your home in winter and cool it in summer months as well. If you are a Bay Area homeowner in San Mateo, Hayward, San Francisco, or other surrounding areas, you may be experiencing symptoms that could indicate your heat … [Read more...]