June 18th, 2018
Perhaps your water heater has suddenly quit working. Maybe the bottom rusted out, and you suddenly have 30-60 gallons of water on the floor. Then again, you may want to replace the one you have before it’s a crisis, or you need one for a new home. No matter what, there are a variety of factors which contribute to choosing the right water heater. We’ll look at some different options and features below so you can determine which one is best for you.
June 4th, 2018
Even though modern technology is often viewed with awe and admiration, it’s still prone to error. Air conditioning (AC) systems are especially imperfect, regardless of their quality or the precision of their installation.
At RKM Heating and Air Conditioning, we specialize in preventative services centered around heating and air conditioning systems. By employing us, you can ensure that the air temperature in your home is always ideal.
In this article, we discuss 4 reasons why AC maintenance is so important for modern homeowners, emphasizing how preventative care is critical for avoiding undesirable consequences.
March 12th, 2018
We don’t have seasons in the Inland Empire the way the rest of the country does. Our winters are extremely mild and our summers are long and hot. Heaters tend to see us for a few short months in the winter — usually during our cool nights — and air conditioning season starts sooner and sooner every year it seems. We’re not even officially into spring yet, and chances are you’ve had to run your air conditioner a number of times this year already.
February 26th, 2018
Most homeowners in the area rightfully focus on temperature control when keeping their houses comfortable. Our summers are long and staggeringly hot, and without a good air conditioner, you might just melt on the spot. But as important as it is, it’s not the only aspect of home comfort. Indoor air quality can play a huge role in making your house feel right. We get a lot of dust in the air in the Inland Empire, especially in the summer, as well as high humidity levels and the proliferation of germs and allergens.
February 12th, 2018
Energy efficiency is often considered a concern for places with cold winters, which definitely does not apply to the Inland Empire. This winter has been much warmer than normal – temperatures in the past few weeks have been actively warm – which may lead homeowners to conclude they don’t need an energy efficient home.
But the same factors that keep homes back east warm in the winter can help keep them cool in the summer, which is of great concern to those of us here in Southern California. Soon enough, another blazing summer will be upon us, which means that now is the time to consider improving your home’s energy efficiency. There are some specific steps you can take, and with the help of a trained expert, it could translate into big savings on your monthly energy bills. We’ve listed a few of them below.
January 29th, 2018
Furnaces don’t see nearly as much use as air conditioners do in the Inland Empire, where winters are mild and extremely brief. But we still need them during this time of year, when temperatures can get quite chilly (especially late at night). And it can be easy to overlook the signs of trouble with your furnace, especially if they don’t result in a flat-out shutdown. If you have an older furnace and you spot signs of trouble, you may want to consider replacing it before too much time goes by.
January 15th, 2018
Winter doesn’t really hit us here in the Inland Empire: not the way it does back east, certainly. But the weather is cooler and pleasant, which means we rarely have the need for our air conditioners during this part of the year. That makes now an excellent time to get your system ready for the spring. Warm weather arrives sooner every year, it seems, and if your air conditioner is ready to go, you can be assured that it will run efficiently all summer long.
January 1st, 2018
Winter has arrived, and while we’re not exactly buried in snow here in the Inland Empire, we’re still using our heating systems on a regular basis. Heating bills tend to go up as a matter of course during the colder months, and we’re used to paying more for our heating simply because we’re using our heaters much more often. Just because you’re paying more for a comfortable home, however, doesn’t mean you should pay more than is necessary. You can take some easy-to-implement steps this winter to cut into those costs and help stay warm.
December 18th, 2017
We don’t get a lot of snow here in the Inland Empire, but that doesn’t mean we have no need for a heating system. Winter nights can drop to the freezing point and comparatively few homes in the area have much insulation. Without a reliable heating system, your home could resemble an ice box in a matter of just a few hours. And it goes beyond simple comfort: for sensitive family members such as infants and the elderly, a malfunctioning heating system can constitute a genuine health risk.
November 21st, 2017
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