RKM Heating and Air Conditioning Blog

What are SEER Ratings?

August 12th, 2019

blue-question-markSummer is that time of year where your air conditioner might fall a little short. If your air conditioner is leaving a lot to be desired in your home, it might be time for you to schedule an appointment with our professionals. If you’re looking for a great new air conditioning system, you’re going to need a system with a great SEER rating.

So, what’s a SEER rating you ask? It’s a great question. Your SEER rating is how you choose the best air conditioning system available to you for your home. You can think of it as the five-star system for your air conditioning system. It’s a reliable way to rate an air conditioner on the market. If you need air conditioning service in Anaheim, CA, we can be the team to get your air conditioning system together for you.

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Why Your AC System Has Low Airflow

July 29th, 2019

air-conditioner-maintenance-tools-in-back-yardSummer is flying by this year! We’re officially entering the last half of summer and we’ve already seen it all, but scorching temperatures are still on their way! This time of year should make you thankful for your air conditioner, right? Your air conditioner should be able to combat all the heat your home faces without incident.

Weak airflow is one of the most annoying problems that you can face in a home because it’s not outright failure. Weak airflow is uncomfortable and it’s one of those problems that has the ability to sneak up on you—you might not even notice that it’s happening right away. If you’re experiencing weak airflow, the easy fix is to call our professionals for air conditioning repair in Anaheim, CA. We’re always there when you need us.

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What Factors Go into Air Conditioning Installation?

July 15th, 2019

air-conditioning-springThe first rule of air conditioning is that you need great air conditioning installation services. Air conditioning installation is the foundation of your system. If you don’t have a great air conditioning system in your home, you’re never going to get the caliber of cooling power that you need. If you want a perfect air conditioning system in your home, you need to focus on your sizing.

There’s a lot more that goes into your installation than figuring out the square footage of your home and finding an air conditioner that’s relatively compatible. You need a load calculation from a professional. Contact our team for air conditioning installation in Riverside, CA. We’ll make sure your experience is flawless.

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Does My Air Conditioner Need Maintenance?

July 1st, 2019

hvac-technician-maintenance-on-outdoor-unitThe calendar says its summer, but we’re still in that awkward stage of our weather here in Riverside. It’s common for us to have a couple scorching hot days punctuate our rather gloomy early summer weather, but we’re still not quite in that period where we need our AC unit every day. We know that you’ve probably turned on your air conditioner at least once so far in this season. If you’ve noticed literally any issues with your air conditioner in your home, it’s time for you to contact our technicians. We specialize in AC maintenance in Riverside, CA and we can help you fine tune your home.

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The Purpose of Refrigerant in Your AC System

June 17th, 2019

air-conditioner-in-need-of-serviceIf you have an air conditioner in your home that you’ve ever had serviced, you’ve probably heard the word “refrigerant”, but do you know what it is? You might know what refrigerant is on a literal level, but it’s important to understand how refrigerant functions in your air conditioning system. If you understand the basics of your air conditioning system you’ll be able to avoid a lot of problems down the road.

The specific requirements of your refrigerant depend on the needs of your particular unit. If you want to make sure that your AC system is always treated with care make sure you contact our team for our air conditioning repair in Riverside, CA. Done Right, Priced Right.

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Why Do AC’s Break Down at the Worst Time?

June 3rd, 2019

ac-repairIt seems as though air conditioners are always breaking down at the worst possible times…what’s up with that?

Well, there’s a very logical explanation for it: Your air conditioner can take on a lot of damage and dirt over the months. Then, during the hottest time of the year—when the AC is being pushed to its limits—all that cumulative wear and tear will finally cause a serious problem to develop.

If you don’t want to become one of our air conditioning repair customers in Corona, CA this summer, we suggest having your AC checked before the season starts. All it takes is a quick maintenance check to prevent problems from things like:

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Easily Prevent These AC Issues With Maintenance

May 20th, 2019

ac-boyzEven though we’re an air conditioning repair company in Riverside, CA, it wouldn’t be in our conscience to simply let your air conditioner develop repair issues. That’s why, every year, we urge homeowners to have your systems tuned-up just after winter and before summer.

That’s the perfect time to have it inspected and prevent some of the worst AC issues. Some of them will be expensive to fix, while others can be hard to detect and might raise your cooling bill substantially until it’s fixed.

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It Might Be Time to Replace Your Heater If…

May 6th, 2019

heating-replacementIt’s true that winter is already over. And it’s also true that we live in the “always sunny” Southern California. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t subjected to cold nights that linger on through spring.

While we’re in this last phase of the heating season, you might turn on your heater for some particularly cold nights. During this last stretch, it might be worth it to evaluate your heater’s performance up to this point.

And don’t think that it’s too late to think about a replacement—replacing your heater now will be much more convenient than trying to replace it at the beginning of the next heating season.

That’s why we invite you to think about your heater while it’s still fresh in your mind. It might be time to have it replaced if…

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Is It Possible to Cool the Home at Different Temperatures?

April 22nd, 2019

ac-too-coldThose with central air conditioning systems will inevitably ask themselves this question: How can I cool the rooms of my home at different temperatures?

For example, someone who spends a lot of time in their bedroom might complain they’re too cold. Meanwhile, everyone else in the home feels fine.

A natural response to this might be to close the air register in that room. Although it seems counter-intuitive, this is actually a bad practice—closing the air register increases pressure in the air ducts and can cause damage.

Instead, what you’re looking for is called “zone control.” This is an HVAC practice of sectioning the home into separate parts, thereby giving you the ability to control the temperature differently. There are a couple of ways that you can go about achieving zone control.

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Busting Myths About HVAC Maintenance

April 8th, 2019

toolsHVAC maintenance is one of the most controversial topics out there in the HVAC industry. Why? Mostly because those who own HVAC systems understand the idea of striving for efficiency: paying the least amount of money for the most amount of output from your system. Likewise, these same people might see maintenance as an unnecessary expense.

Of course, we have to disagree. If your goal is efficiency, maintenance is exactly the kind of thing that you need! We’ll explain why that is by breaking some of the common myths around maintenance.

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