Remodeling A Bay Area Home? Consider Your HVAC System

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What does remodeling or adding a room onto your Bay Area home have to do with your HVAC system? Plenty. During a home remodel or renovation, all kinds of dust and debris can float through the air, potentially damaging your heating/cooling equipment. Think about your HVAC equipment before you let … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Too Much Dust In Your Bay Area Home? Tips From San Francisco HVAC Pros

Every household has a certain amount of dust, which can be annoying. How much dust you have in your Bay Area home depends on a number of factors, including the use of a fireplace/wood stove, cooking and cleaning habits, pets, tobacco use, the age of your home and its construction, and more. As … [Read more...]