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Air Conditioning

Ask Dirk: How can I troubleshoot my system for warm weather?

After a few stops and starts, it seems that spring is finally here! It’s about that time when you might want to start thinking about switching from using your furnace to the air conditioning system. Spring can be a tricky time because temperatures are fluctuating from warm to cool, and sometimes it gets as cold as the winter temperatures we saw this season! After sitting dormant all winter long, your air conditioning unit may have issues starting back up again. Before [...]

2022-05-25T11:41:56-07:00May 25th, 2022|

Ask Dirk: What Should I Know About System Maintenance?

Why Should I Maintain My System? To keep your system running efficiently, it is important to schedule an annual maintenance appointment. In a previous blog, we asked if annual maintenance was really necessary, and the simple answer is yes, it is. A yearly maintenance inspection will ensure the reliability of your system, as it will be less likely to break down. It allows parts to be inspected and replaced (if necessary) before a problem occurs rather than after it does. Failing [...]

2022-03-25T11:32:51-07:00March 9th, 2022|

How to Stay Comfortable Staying at Home

I hardly need to mention that 2020 has been and continues to be a strange year for many reasons. It is now September and here in northern Nevada, many people seem to be staying inside more often. For some of us, work and school are now happening in living rooms and home offices. For all of us, we have been facing unhealthy levels of air quality for the better part of the month courtesy of wildfire smoke. If you are staying [...]

2020-09-28T12:27:00-07:00September 28th, 2020|

Ask Dirk: Spring cleaning check list for your HVAC system

Well, you may be stuck at home for now and looking for a good home improvement project. What better time to get your HVAC system ready to rock and roll for summer than while you’ve got time on your hands. Believe it or not, prepping your HVAC system doesn’t just begin or end with your system. Dusting Dust mites and allergens gather in bedclothes, furniture and window coverings. Start by washing your window coverings and all bed linens. Machine wash throw [...]

2020-08-21T13:51:05-07:00April 10th, 2020|

Ask Dirk Q&A: Common Questions Homeowners Ask

Over the past 30 plus years, we’ve been asked countless questions from customers throughout western Nevada. Many of them have been asked enough times that I felt it important to share. Does a bigger HVAC system provide better performance? In short, the answer is no. The size of your HVAC system depends entirely on the total square footage of your home. A system that is too small will run nonstop trying to reach and maintain your desired temperature, whereas a system [...]

2020-08-21T13:54:11-07:00July 15th, 2019|