RKM Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

The Purpose of Refrigerant in Your AC System

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Is It Possible to Cool the Home at Different Temperatures?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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How to Find a Good HVAC Contractor

Monday, November 19th, 2018

three-techniciansThe internet was supposed to make our lives easier, but it certainly doesn’t make it any easier to find a good HVAC contractor. Reviews, websites, social media, and other online resources just give you too many options.

Despite all of that, we think you can easily spot a good HVAC contractor by looking at some of their services. If they’re able to fulfill any of the following, then you should give them a try:

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Should I Install My AC with Temperature Zoning?

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

zone-control-houseTemperature zoning can offer you unmatched flexibility and efficiency with your air conditioning and heating. We definitely think that installing it is a good idea. We won’t say “yes,” because it might not be the right decision for you. However, if this is the first air conditioner you’re installing, we believe that you should strongly consider whether you want temperature zoning installed. Regardless of if that’s a “yes” or “no” from you, knowing your options will prevent you from feeling any regret later on down the line.

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Need Refrigerant?

Monday, October 8th, 2018

hvac-technician-recharging-refrigerantNow, don’t misinterpret that headline. We don’t mean to suggest that your air conditioner needs refrigerant like a car needs gasoline. However, that’s exactly how most homeowners assume it works! But this leaves them vulnerable to some shady practices from less than reputable HVAC contractors.

Don’t worry, though. We’ll clear up all the misconceptions and tell you everything you need to know about refrigerant.

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Some Air Conditioning Symptoms of Bigger Problems

Monday, September 24th, 2018

air-conditioner-repairIs your air conditioner acting weird? Some air conditioner problems are more subtle than others, so we understand why some AC problems go on longer than they have to. Not knowing any better, you might think that the symptom your AC is experiencing will disappear after a few hours. More likely, you end up forgetting about it until it becomes too big of a problem to ignore. In that case, we want to inform you of a few big issues that can save you from having to call for an AC catastrophe.

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3 AC Efficiency Issues That Call for Repairs

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

air-conditioner-repair-technicianWhen you think “AC repair,” you might think of refrigerant leaks, busted fans, and other tell-tale signs that something is terribly wrong with your unit.

But some AC issues are much subtler. It’s not uncommon that these problems simply go unnoticed by AC owners. All the same, they will need professional attention before becoming a problem. These problems will cause your AC efficiency to suffer, and you might not realize it until you see an increase in your next energy bill.

Here are three common efficiency issues that need air conditioning repair in Riverside, CA.

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