Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Video: Air Quality Solution for Allergy Sufferers

Posted on November 21, 2018 by James Florence

FREMONT — Host, Sarah Rutan: If you suffer from bad allergies, there’s an indoor air quality solution you should know about. Today we’re in Fremont with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Kevin Sollitt of Temperature Perfection to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Kevin Sollitt: Hi, good morning. We frequently have homeowners ask us what type of filtration system they should incorporate into their heating and air conditioning that will help their allergies. We recommend that homeowners invest in a medical grade filtration system that will typically lower the particle ten times higher than the standard filter that’s on the market. There are medical grade portable units available if for some reason the standard unit will not fit in your central heating system. Read more

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Video: HVAC Service Frequency

Posted on November 21, 2018 by James Florence

FREMONT — Host, Sarah Rutan: To keep your home’s heating and cooling systems running optimally, it’s important to get professional service at regular intervals. Today we’re in Fremont with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Kevin Sollitt of Temperature Perfection to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Kevin Sollitt: We frequently have homeowners ask how often should our systems be serviced. If you have a furnace, the furnace should be serviced once a year minimum. If you have a furnace and air conditioning, each system should be serviced one time per year.

Host, Sarah Rutan: To learn more from local top rated companies, visit our Diamond Certified Expert Reports at experts.diamondcertified.org. Read more

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Video: A Crucial Furnace Maintenance Step

Posted on November 21, 2018 by James Florence

BERKELEY — Host, Sarah Rutan: To keep your furnace running at peak performance, there’s one crucial maintenance step you’ll need to perform. Today we’re in Berkeley with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Albert Nahman of Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Albert Nahman: One tip I’d like to give homeowners is to change your air filters on your furnace frequently. It will help with the air quality and also protect your furnace so that it’ll run more efficiently. It’s a lot like changing your oil filters on your automobile. It will increase efficiency and protect the equipment.

Host, Sarah Rutan: To learn more from local top rated companies, Read more

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Air Quality Solution for Allergy Sufferers

Posted on November 16, 2018 by James Florence

FREMONT — One thing many homeowners ask about is how to improve their home’s air quality to alleviate their allergy issues. In such instances, I recommend investing in a medical-grade air filtration system. These systems purify indoor air by providing 10 times the filtration power of a standard air filter.

A medical-grade filtration system can often be incorporated into a home’s existing heating and air conditioning equipment. However, in some cases, there can be issues with compatibility. For such cases, I recommend purchasing a portable medical-grade filtration unit. This standalone unit will actively work to purify the air in your home. Of course, you’ll still need to be diligent about changing your heating and air conditioning system’s air filter at regular intervals. Read more

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Video: Measuring Attic Insulation

Posted on August 31, 2018 by James Florence

PLEASANTON — Host, Sarah Rutan: Due to the important role attic insulation plays in home energy efficiency, it’s important to make sure you have an adequate amount. Today we’re in Pleasanton with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Kevin Comerford of Service Champions to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Kevin Comerford: Another tip that homeowners can do in order to make sure their heating and air-conditioning system is operating properly is ensure that they have the right levels of insulation in their home. Right here you could see that I have a stick. It’s called a “tubulizer” in fact. And this helps me determine how thick is this pink insulation in an attic, Read more

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Video: 5 Ways to Prepare Your HVAC System for Winter

Posted on August 31, 2018 by James Florence

PLEASANTON — Sarah Rutan: As winter draws near, you’ll want to make sure your HVAC system is equipped for optimal performance. Today we’re in Pleasanton with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Kevin Comerford of Service Champions to learn five worthwhile steps.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Kevin Comerford: Hello. These are the five things a homeowner can do in order to get their heating and air conditioning system prepared for the cold of winter. The first item is changing your filter. Your system has probably been running all summer long and operating pretty intensely throughout the heat of summer. Now that you’re transitioning to wintertime it’s time to take a look and see if your filter needs to be changed. Read more

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5 Steps to Prepare Your HVAC System for Winter

Posted on August 31, 2018 by James Florence

PLEASANTON — Following the heat of summer and the mildness of fall, the cold winter weather brings an entirely different set of heating and ventilation needs for the home. To ensure your HVAC system is equipped for optimal performance, consider these five preparatory steps:

  1. Change your air filter. Your HVAC unit has probably been running all summer and operating pretty intensely to combat the heat. So, prior to winter, it’s a good idea to check and see if your filter needs to be changed. A dirty filter not only makes an HVAC unit operate with less efficiency, it’s also a leading cause of premature system failure.
  1. Test your system early.
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