RKM Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Corona’

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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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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Why You Shouldn’t Try DIY Furnace Repair

Monday, January 14th, 2019

service-technician-tests-furnace-safelyYour furnace isn’t acting quite the way it should. Luckily, you’ve found a video online that seems to describe the problem perfectly (the furnace in the video isn’t the same model as yours, but it’s close enough, right?). All you need now is a pair of gloves, some goggles, a welding torch…

Let’s stop you right there. While we have plenty of faith in your ability to pull off a challenging DIY job, we also know that furnaces and HVAC equipment are not for the average DIYer. There’s a reason why only certified and licensed professionals are allowed to repair and maintain these systems. Actually, there are several reasons, and we’ll list them below.

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It’s Not Too Late to Schedule Your Annual Furnace Maintenance

Monday, December 17th, 2018

technician-overlooking-gas-furnaceIf you’ve been using your furnace since the beginning of fall and still haven’t had a maintenance check, you might be thinking that you’re off the hook. We don’t blame you—if you’ve already made it to winter, why not just take your chances and see if you can make it through to spring?

Of course, we’re only asking that rhetorically. Neglecting your heating maintenance is never something that we would condone for homeowners! Not only is it terribly inefficient for your system, but it will also introduce the risk of some serious danger to your home and your family. We’ll explain in more depth down below.

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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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