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

What Factors Go into Air Conditioning Installation?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

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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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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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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Keep This in Mind While Operating a Heat Pump

Monday, March 25th, 2019

heat-pump-operationHaving a heating system is nothing new, even for residents of Southern California. However, if we look at the statistics, the odds are high that you’ve been using a furnace up to this point. While furnaces have certainly earned their reputation and are great choices for heating, we’d argue that heat pumps are better in our climate. It’s not difficult for heat pumps to achieve the same level of comfort with greater efficiency.

With all that being said, if you’re considering switching from a furnace to a heat pump, there are several things you’ll want to keep in mind:

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Why Should I Make My Home a Smart Home?

Monday, March 11th, 2019

home-automation-illustrationNowadays, we are surrounded by “smart” technology. It’s rare to find someone without a smartphone; our televisions have their own app stores; there’s even a smart kettle, which is admittedly much more trouble than it’s worth. But the bottom line on all the smart stuff is this: you only need it if it makes sense for your needs.

Of all the smart applications out there, we think making your home a smart home with home automation services is something that most people can get on board with. It may sound excessive at first, but after you understand some of the benefits, you might start wishing you had one.

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When Should I Replace My Furnace?

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

blue-question-markKnowing when to replace your furnace can be a major benefit for you and your wallet. Our qualified team at RKM Heating & Air Conditioning can help you upgrade to a more efficient system! Winter can get pretty chilly, even here in California, so you won’t want to have a fussy furnace. A qualified HVAC technician can help you decide if your furnace is ready to be replaced.

Just remember that even a great furnace is going to underperform if it is not properly sized for your home and installed by trained professionals. Leave nothing to chance when it comes to your new heating system. Let our team help you find the perfect new furnace for your living space.

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I Don’t Feel the Heat From My Furnace

Monday, November 5th, 2018

cold-man-inspecting-thermostatNo heater in the world is going to make your home feel warm within mere seconds, or even minutes. Especially if you’ve allowed your home to get cold as an icebox! It will take even more time to heat up, in that case.

But we’re not saying we don’t believe you when you say you don’t feel the heat. If you feel air that is distinctly not warm coming out of your air vents–or can’t feel any air at all–it could be a sign that you need repairs. A furnace that isn’t blowing hot air could be suffering from one of these issues:

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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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