Pacific Sheet Metal Blog

Your Spring Heating & Cooling System Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 9, 2020 3:45:00 PM

You rely on your home’s heating and cooling system almost every day, so it’s important to take care of it and plan for regular maintenance to keep it running in tip top shape. This spring, use our HVAC maintenance checklist to keep your heating and cooling system running smoothly.

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Topics: heating and cooling

Has Your Thermostat Been Lying to You? Find Out.

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 11, 2020 2:45:00 PM

Your thermostat is an essential part of your home, and it's important to know that you can trust it to work reliably. A faulty thermostat will misreport the temperature, which can run up your electric bill. Plus, if your thermostat is giving false information or not working at all, you’re putting your family's comfort at risk during the hot summer days and cold winter nights.

In this article, you’ll learn how to check your thermostat for accuracy, when to call a professional, and information about modern, smart climate control technology.

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Topics: heating and cooling

Why Do I Need to Have My Gas Furnace Inspected Every Year?

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 4, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Why do you need to change the oil in your car and go to the dentist? Just like your car and teeth, your furnace needs to be inspected and cleaned periodically. If you have a cavity, you can’t just let it go, or it could become very painful and cause serious issues. If you don’t change the oil in your car, it could break down permanently. If you don’t have your furnace inspected annually, you could risk your health and safety and end up burning a very large hole in your wallet.

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Topics: heating and cooling

Frequently Asked HVAC Questions

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 28, 2019 2:40:00 PM

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system plays a major role in your day-to-day routine, especially in the summer and winter months. While you don't have to be an expert on all things HVAC, it is important to have a basic understanding of your system and its needs. Check out these common questions to learn more about your HVAC system. 

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Topics: heating and cooling

How Often Should I Replace My HVAC System’s Filter?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 31, 2019 3:01:00 PM

Your HVAC system’s filter plays an important role in the heating and cooling process. The filter can affect your system’s efficiency and the quality of the air you're breathing. A clean filter isn't just an added bonus; it's a vital part of HVAC system maintenance. Replacing your HVAC filter is necessary to keep your home healthy and comfortable. Here's why it's important to replace your HVAC filter and how often you should be doing it. 

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Topics: heating and cooling, maintenance

What is Heat Tape and Why is it Important to Have on My Roof?

Posted by Joey Haack on Dec 12, 2018 2:35:00 PM

 

Snowflakes, and icicles, and blizzards—oh my! Winter has arrived, and with it come a number of problems for you and your home. Ice buildup—one of winter’s worst offenders—can cause significant damage to your home and threaten your family’s safety. Learn why heat tape is an important tool to have as you combat ice buildup on your roof this winter. 

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Topics: heating and cooling, ice dam prevention

Why is it Important to Have Regular Maintenance on My HVAC System?

Posted by Joey Haack on Nov 20, 2018 2:56:00 PM

Your home comfort system is a basic part of your everyday life. When it’s working, it’s probably the last thing on your mind. It’s for this very reason that regular maintenance on your HVAC system is so important. Regular maintenance makes your HVAC a home comfort system rather than a home concern system.

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Topics: heating and cooling

Should I Install an HVAC Zoning System?

Posted by Joey Haack on Nov 1, 2018 2:50:00 PM

Unlike a conventional HVAC system, which heats or cools a whole house through a single control, a home zoning system allows you to heat or cool specific areas individually. This can help you stay more comfortable in the parts of your home that you’re using while saving energy and money. Heating and cooling your entire home all the time—regardless of how your family is using it—can be wasteful and expensive.

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Topics: heating and cooling

HVAC Basics: How Your System Works

Posted by Joey Haack on Oct 3, 2018 3:47:00 PM

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. In many homes, an HVAC system integrates all three of these individual functions, working together to deliver clean, fresh air throughout the year. Today, we’re going back to the basics to give you a good foundation of understanding for the next time you need to repair or replace your home’s system. 

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Topics: heating and cooling

What You Need to Know Before Hiring an HVAC Contractor

Posted by Joey Haack on Sep 14, 2018 11:24:00 AM

If you’re in the market for a new HVAC contractor or you’re a new homeowner who needs heating and cooling services for the first time, it’s important to choose carefully. You need to find a contractor with a good reputation in your community and the right credentials. Ask the following questions so you get great service and a contractor that has your best interests in mind.

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Topics: heating and cooling