What Are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

April 5, 2021

Air conditioning units are among the most commonly used appliances during the summers in the Corona area. It can be challenging to get through the harsh hot months without a functional air conditioner. Consequently, more homeowners are installing AC systems in their homes for enhanced comfort. However, before you invest in your home’s air conditioner, it’s wise to learn the system’s vital parts and how they function. Evaporator The evaporator is located inside your home and near the furnace. The AC’s component links with the condenser through a thin pipe. The low-pressure liquid converts into a

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What Are Indoor Air Quality Monitors?

March 15, 2021

If you are looking for an indoor air quality monitor to buy for your Corona home, you will find an almost overwhelming selection of models and features. Here are five considerations to help you select the best monitor for your needs. 1. Square Footage Start by deciding how much coverage you want. You can find models that cover a few hundred square feet and are ideal for individual rooms and spaces as well as smaller apartments. If you have a larger home or need to monitor more space, you can use one or more standalone units

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How To Improve Indoor Air Quality Naturally

February 8, 2021

When picturing air pollution, most people think of smoggy cities and other outdoor areas. However, the indoor air quality of your home is likely up to 10 times worse than that of the outdoors. There are natural ways to improve indoor air quality while spending little to no money. Open a Window Simply opening a window when possible will quickly improve your home’s air quality. Even in the winter, you should open it when possible as it’s a free way to reduce air pollution. It’s especially important to open windows when using conventional cleaning

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How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filter?

January 5, 2021

As long as it’s working properly, you probably don’t think much about your furnace during the wintertime. However, operating your furnace with a dirty filter puts your heating system at risk for malfunctions, inefficiency and a shorter lifespan. Our skilled technicians at Friends & Family HVAC offer these tips on how frequently you should change the furnace filter in your Corona, CA, home. Inspect the Filter Monthly Set a reminder for yourself on your smartphone or laptop to check your furnace filter on the same date of each month, such as the first Saturday. During the peak heating season,

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How You Can Improve Indoor Air Quality in the Winter

December 3, 2020

Looking at ways to improve the quality of your indoor air is important in keeping you healthy. A lack of quality air makes it difficult to breathe while also posing various health concerns. Following a few simple tips is an excellent way to stay proactive and help you and your family avoid many common issues. Here are four ways to improve the quality of your indoor air during the winter months. 1. Schedule a Furnace Inspection One way to improve the quality of your air is to schedule a furnace inspection. HVAC professionals will inspect

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Recent Tech Advancements in HVAC

November 17, 2020

Today’s wide world of HVAC systems and components represents quite the technological leap from years ago. As we’ve come into a period of even more rapid advancement, we thought now would be a great time to take a slight pause and draw attention to some of the newest innovations to hit the HVAC industry. The following represent some of the most recent and impressive advancements we’ve seen. Sensor-Enhanced Vents As the name implies, sensor-enhanced vents are ones that utilize built-in sensors to further regulate indoor temperature control. Using this new HVAC tech, homeowners can easily check

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Does My AC System Need Cleaning? 3 Things to Check

October 20, 2020

Although most people don’t treat them as such, air conditioners are a modern luxury. Having grown used to them, it’s easy to put off preventative maintenance for AC systems. If you fall into this category, there’s still hope for your household’s air conditioning. Going forward, keep an eye out for these common signs that your HVAC system needs cleaning. 1. Respiratory Issues or Decreased Quality of Life When “air quality” comes to mind, what do you think of? If you’re like most people in Southern California, you think of smog and man-made pollution. You

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A Beginner’s Guide to Air Purifiers

September 20, 2020

Air purifiers are necessary for indoor spaces where there has been an increase in pollutants and allergens. Metropolitan towns are experiencing an increase in pollution, making them squalid. In such areas, air purifiers are playing a great role in purifying the toxic indoor air. Here is a guide on how to choose the best air purifier for your household. Why an Air Purifier Is Significant Indoor air has become more detrimental than outdoor air. Deodorants, inkjet printers, and cleaning agents are polluting indoor air. Air purifiers have become beneficial for people who have asthma, allergies, and other respiratory

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Selecting a Qualified HVAC Contractor: Why It Matters

August 12, 2020

Choosing an HVAC contractor requires careful deliberation. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new system or repair a current one, hiring the best HVAC contractor increases the chances things work out well. Homeowners should look closely at the qualifications of any HVAC contractor they hire. Experience, qualifications, and skill mean a lot. Safety First Unfortunately, there may be instances where marginally qualified contractors promote themselves as inexpensive alternatives to legitimate professionals. Hiring someone of dubious skills can prove costly. Many safety issues come into play when installing an HVAC system. When using a gas furnace, the

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