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

It Might Be Time to Replace Your Heater If…

Monday, 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?

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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