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Pacific Sheet Metal Blog

Has Your Thermostat Been Lying to You? Find Out.

Posted by Joey Haack on Sep 14, 2017 8:52:00 AM

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

Red Flags Telling You It’s Time to Repair Your Air Conditioner

Posted by Joey Haack on Aug 30, 2017 9:19:00 AM

Wondering if your air conditioning system needs to be repaired? Waiting too long to call your HVAC technician could put your home and your family in harm's way, damage your cooling system, or at the very least, leave you uncomfortable. If you notice any of the following signs, consider them red flags telling you it's time for a repair!

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Topics: heating and cooling

Aspen Heating and Cooling Tips—Summer Edition

Posted by Joey Haack on Aug 22, 2017 10:01:00 AM

Today, we'll cover what you should look for when choosing a new heating and cooling contractor and what to consider when it's time to replace your system. It’s important that you're aware of your options and know what to look for so you can install the best system possible the right way—the first time. All of these things will help you save money and stress less through the seasons.

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Topics: heating and cooling

Benefits of Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems

Posted by Joey Haack on Aug 15, 2017 11:01:00 AM

Ductless heating and cooling systems can keep your living and working spaces comfortable without spiking utility bills or requiring a massive initial investment. Ductless systems make sense for all sorts of different spaces, including entire homes, home additions, commercial spaces and offices, and more! Keep reading to find out why home and business owners are making the transition to ductless heating and cooling and whether you could benefit from doing the same.

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Topics: heating and cooling

What Is a Heat Pump?

Posted by Joey Haack on Aug 2, 2017 9:53:00 AM

Do you have a heat pump or a more conventional heating and cooling system? If you're interested in learning more about what a heat pump is and how it works, you've come to the right place. If you'd like to upgrade to a more energy efficient air conditioning system, a heat pump may be the solution you've been looking for!

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Topics: heating and cooling

7 Budget-Friendly Cooling Tips for Summer

Posted by Joey Haack on Jul 26, 2017 10:56:00 AM

Apart from heading to the pool or sitting with your face directly in front of the fan, there are several other budget-friendly ways to stay cool during the hot summers. Here are a few ideas that can help you lower the temperature inside your home by keeping the heat out and getting the cool air to circulate more effectively so you can lower your energy bills and stay comfortable!

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Topics: heating and cooling

What Is a Ductless Heating and Cooling System?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jul 18, 2017 9:15:00 AM

Ductless systems can be installed to heat and cool your home much like a typical heating and cooling system would, but they don’t require extensive and intrusive ductwork to carry and distribute air throughout your home. For certain types of spaces, such as home additions, hard to heat or cool areas, older homes with no ductwork, or new constructions, a ductless system can be more energy efficient and cost effective than a central air system. To learn more about what they are, how they work, and the many advantages they offer, keep reading!

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Topics: heating and cooling

How Does My Air Conditioner Work?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jul 12, 2017 2:30:00 PM

You may be thinking, why in the world would I care to know how my air conditioner works? That’s for my HVAC tech to take care of! Well, that’s true, but understanding the basics of how your system cools and dehumidifies the air in your home can help you know if, when, and why your system needs to be inspected, repaired, or replaced. 

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Topics: heating and cooling

Should I Consider a Heat Pump?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jun 27, 2017 1:09:00 PM

Everyone needs some sort of heating and cooling system in their home or business to remain comfortable during the cold winters and hot summers. Conventional heating and cooling systems are popular, but heat pumps are excellent alternatives for many reasons. Keep reading to learn about what a heat pump is, how it works, and why it may be a great option for you.

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Topics: heating and cooling

Do I Need a New Air Conditioner?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jun 20, 2017 3:03:58 PM

Year after year, the increased temperatures throughout spring and summer remind us of the need for 3 things: shades, shorts, and air conditioning. An air conditioning unit may seem the least exciting of the three, but it's also the most important.

If you've had your current AC unit for quite some time, you may start to wonder when the time to replace it will come. If you've experienced one or more of the following problems, you should consider replacing your air conditioner sooner rather than later.

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Topics: heating and cooling