How To Choose The Right HVAC System For Your Home
When it comes to keeping your home comfortable, an HVAC system is an essential part of the equation. Keeping your home’s climate under control is a major part of how comfortable you’re going to be in every aspect of life at home. J & M Air Conditioning and Heating’s team are experts at keeping your home at the temperature that you want, here are some tips for picking the right system.more
The Benefits of Upgrading Your HVAC System
You’ve seen the signs. Your HVAC system isn’t operating at the level that you need it to, and you’re casting your mind back to how long ago it was installed. Maybe it’s producing odd odors, or driving your energy bill up by working too hard — probably without hitting your desired temperature anyway.
If your home or business’ HVAC system is more than 10 years old and you haven’t started looking for a replacement yet, it’s probably time to start. J & M Air Conditioning and Heat has provided the Inland Empire with HVAC maintenance and repair services for decades, and that includes when it comes time for a system to be replaced.
Here are four reasons why an upgraded HVAC system can benefit you:more
How to Deal With an Iced-up Heat Pump in Winter
While Hemet and surrounding cities of San Jacinto Valley, CA rarely experience temperatures below 40°F, even a mild winter can cause your heat pump to freeze up. Since this can be a nuisance, it’s essential to know how to deal with an iced-up heat pump to avoid severe damage.more
The Impact of a Failing Thermostat to Your Heating System
A faulty thermostat can cause a lot of problems for your heating system. It can make your system work harder than it needs to, leading to higher energy bills and premature wear and tear on your equipment. In extreme cases, a faulty thermostat can even damage your furnace.
Read on as J & M Air Conditioning & Heating—one of your trusted local heat pump inspection providers—discusses what you need to know about thermostats and HVAC systems.more
What You Need to Know About Biofilms in HVAC Systems
Given how your heating and air conditioning system is one of your biggest investments, you’ll want to make sure it can continue delivering the safe and reliable performance you’ve come to expect. One way to do that is to keep tabs on its condition, which includes checking the system for biofilms. But what exactly are biofilms, and how do you deal with them? J & M Air Conditioning & Heating, a trusted HVAC specialist, shares what you need to know.more
Why You Should Invest in a Whole-Home Air Purifier
If you let it, poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can become a huge issue in your home. You can open your windows a few minutes every day so that allergens and other indoor air contaminants can escape outside, and fresh, healthier air can flow in. But this may not be enough. You can effectively mitigate poor IAQ by investing in an air purifier. It’s generally available in two types: an in-duct/whole-home system or a portable unit. And if you have to choose between the two? Go for the former.more
Can Your HVAC System Help You Sleep Better?
Sleep plays a significant role in your overall health and well-being. You need sufficient rest to perform daily tasks and keep your body healthy. If you’ve been struggling to fall into a deep slumber at night, tweaking your window air conditioner or heater’s settings could do the trick.more
HVAC Maintenance Tasks You Should Do Before Fall Begins
As the summer season winds down, you should start preparing your home for the next few months. This includes making sure your HVAC system is ready for fall. The trusted heating and air conditioning at J & M Heating & Air Conditioning share what you need to do:more
How to Deal With Common Indoor Air Pollutants
In a report published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the top five air quality problems in the country occur indoors. They’re caused by common pollutants that fall into one of four categories: VOCs, combustion byproducts, and biological and legacy pollutants. If not addressed correctly, they can affect the health and comfort of your households. Our air conditioning and heat pump inspection experts discuss some of the common pollutants below:more
4 Key Considerations When Buying a New Air Conditioner
Buying a new air conditioner is not as simple as buying a new television or refrigerator. It’s easy to be talked into buying the latest models, but you first have to make sure that your new air conditioner covers all the bases. J & M Air Conditioning & Heating discusses what you need to consider when buying a new air conditioner.more
When to Call for Emergency HVAC Service
HVAC issues are varied, especially during the summer. You’ll need to determine which problems are urgent and which only require a standard service call. J & M Air Conditioning & Heating, a trusted air conditioning service provider in the area, explains how to make that distinction.more
Best AC Settings for a Hot Summer
Sweltering hot summers make homeowners want to turn up their air conditioning system, but doing so also means higher energy costs on their next utility bill. Fortunately, there’s a way to strike a balance between a reasonable energy bill and a cool, comfortable home. A trusted expert in air conditioning installation and heat pump inspection, J & M Air Conditioning & Heating, shares which AC settings are best for summer.more
A Quick HVAC Checklist When Buying a New Home
When you go shopping for a new residential property, you need to look into a few things before you make a decision. In addition to the electrical, plumbing and roofing systems of a prospective home, you should also take into consideration its HVAC system. Can it keep up with your heating and cooling needs after moving in?more
Why Your AC System Isn’t Providing Enough Cooling Power
The last thing you want to happen this summer is for your home to feel uncomfortable. Your air conditioning system might not be living up to its cooling capabilities, but that’s not the only thing you need to look into. Other factors can also affect your home’s comfort during the hottest months of the year. We discuss them below.more
A Quick Guide to Buying New Filters for Your HVAC System
A well-maintained HVAC system keeps your indoor air clean and safe to breathe. But for it to stay effective, the air filter must be cleaned or replaced regularly. Dirty air filters become ineffective at keeping out pollutants, and will also inhibit proper airflow. This leads to higher energy consumption because your unit has to work harder to pump air through the dirty filters. This is why regular cleaning or replacement is recommended!more
4 Reasons Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Cooling Properly
It can be unbearably hot in California, which might prompt you to run your air conditioning full-blast the entire day. But what if your AC is running but isn’t cooling properly? Here J & M Air Conditioning & Heating, the area’s leading air conditioning service company, shares the possible causes of this issue, along with the necessary solutions.more
What You Need to Know About Electrification
As one of the most popular buzzwords in the energy industry today, electrification is arguably one of the most crucial aspects of decarbonization, which is essentially making the world a better place through clean energy. Here our air conditioning and heat pump inspection experts give more insight into this concept.more
4 Dos & Don’ts of Getting a New HVAC System
A new HVAC system can help ensure the comfort of your household for many years. That’s why it’s important to choose your new HVAC system carefully. In today’s post, J & M Air Conditioning & Heating shares some of the dos and don’ts of replacing an HVAC system.more
What Happens if You Don’t Use Your AC for Months?
The average home has to switch from cooling to heating as the days become colder and winter approaches, which usually leaves the air conditioner sitting unused for months. In today’s post, local AC and heat pump inspection company J & M Air Conditioning & Heating takes a look at what happens to air conditioners when they’re not used for months.more
4 Tips for Getting Your HVAC System Ready for Spring
The spring season is once again upon us, which means you should get started on your home maintenance checklist, with your HVAC system being one of your top priorities. In today’s post, local HVAC company J & M Air Conditioning & Heating shares tips on how to prepare your HVAC system for spring.more
Does Homeowners Insurance Cover HVAC Repairs?
Your HVAC system can break down when you least expect it. While having a heating and air conditioning service contractor that you can count on can help make dealing with such situations a lot easier, there’s still the matter of paying for the repairs. In today’s post, J & M Air Conditioning & Heating takes a look at whether or not homeowners insurance will cover HVAC repairs.more
The Hallmarks of a Trustworthy HVAC Technician
There are plenty of HVAC technicians in the local area, but not all have the same level of skill, expertise and customer service. To ensure you get the most out of your heating or air conditioning unit, you must work with a professional who possesses the following key qualities:more
How to Get Rid of Strange Smells Coming From HVAC Vents
In many households, strange smells permeating the area around the HVAC systems isn’t an uncommon occurrence. These smells do tend to go away after a while, but if they persist, you should address them immediately. After all, you don’t want you or your family members to be uncomfortable every time you use your home’s heating or cooling system.more
4 Home Heating Myths, Debunked
Despite being a common household utility, myths and misconceptions about home heating still exist. In today’s post, local heating and air conditioning service contractor J & M Air Conditioning & Heating debunks common home heating myths that could be costing you money.more
Bad Indoor Air Quality Habits You Need to Break in 2022
According to the EPA, the concentration of pollutants in indoor spaces is two to five times higher than typical outdoor concentrations. Fortunately, a few changes to your daily habits can help reduce indoor air pollutants — and what better time to get started than now? In today’s post, local heating and air conditioning service contractor J & M Air Conditioning & Heating shares the bad indoor air quality habits you need to break this year.more
3 Causes of Uneven Heating in Your Home
All homeowners have experienced temperature imbalances in their home at some point. This particular issue not only affects the comfort of your living space, it may also indicate a serious problem with your heating system. The first step to dealing with uneven heating in your home is to determine what’s causing it in the first place. J & M Air Conditioning & Heating, the premier heating and air conditioning company in the area, shares what you need to know here.more
When Should You Replace Your Thermostat?
You can cool or heat your home more easily and efficiently using your thermostat. If your current one is having issues, or is old and failing, you should consider getting a new one. J & M Air Conditioning & Heating, a premier expert in heat pump inspection and maintenance in the area, suggests that you invest in a thermostat replacement when:more
What Can Compromise Your HVAC System’s Heating Efficiency?
With an efficient heating and air conditioning system, your home will stay comfortable all-year-round. Scheduling regular inspections and maintenance can help ensure that your equipment performs well no matter the season. Moreover, the more you know about what can affect the performance of your HVAC system, the better you can avoid it.more
Key Things You Should Know About Running Heat Pumps During Cold Weather
A heat pump can offer your home year-round comfort. It’s a cost-effective way to heat and cool your space, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of the equipment no matter where you live. However, there’s a misconception that heat pumps become inefficient during the colder months of the year. This shouldn’t be the case if you know how to operate one properly.more
Questions to Ask When Comparing HVAC Replacement Quotes
If you’re getting a new HVAC system, it only makes sense to compare quotes before making your choice. In today’s post, local air conditioning company J & M Air Conditioning & Heating shares the questions you should ask when comparing quotes for an HVAC replacement.more
Common Fall HVAC Mistakes You Need to Avoid
As winter approaches, you need to start thinking about winter HVAC maintenance. In today’s post, local air conditioning service contractor J & M Air Conditioning & Heating shares some common HVAC mistakes to avoid.more
Signs of Air Handler Trouble
Air handlers are crucial to the operation and efficiency of air conditioners. They’re responsible for circulating and regulating air throughout the entire house, contributing to improved air quality levels and increased HVAC system energy efficiency.more
4 Signs Your HVAC Air Handler Needs Repairs
An air handler unit is an enclosure that’s connected to your HVAC system and distributes conditioned air through your home. Keeping it in good condition with regular maintenance and timely repairs can help ensure continuous comfort for you and your family. In today’s post, local air conditioning service contractor J & M Air Conditioning & Heating shares a look at the signs that your HVAC handler needs repairs.more
How to Maintain Good Indoor Air Quality When Remodeling Your Home
Remodeling projects can release various particles and pollutants into the air, some of which can harm you and your family. In today’s post, air conditioning service contractor J & M Air Conditioning & Heating shares tips on how to maintain good indoor air quality during a remodel.more
Does AC Refrigerant Go Bad or Run Out?
Not all homeowners understand how refrigerant works. We often receive service requests from our customers saying that their central or window air conditioner needs a refill of this liquid compound, thinking that it has either gone stale or has disappeared completely. Nothing could be further from the truth, however.more
Air Conditioning Parts That Need Extra Care This Summer
Air conditioners see peak usage in the summer season. This puts greater stress on the system and increases the risk of a breakdown. In today’s post, local air conditioning service contractor J & M Air Conditioning & Heating shares the air conditioning components that will need some extra care this season.more
How Carrier® Air Conditioners Can Benefit You
Out of all the available heating and cooling brands available, Carrier® is hard to beat. It’s always been synonymous with home comfort, with its systems found in millions of homes around the world! With over a century of heating and cooling innovation, you can be sure that Carrier will keep you and your family comfortable for years to come. Our air conditioning and heat pump inspection experts share their insight below.more
Understanding Common Heat Pump False Alarms
If you’re a new heat pump owner, it’s not uncommon to mistake operational differences for real-life problems, to the point that you think you need to call in a technician to make repairs. In this article, a heating and air conditioning service contractor clears up some of these misconceptions so that you can have peace of mind when running your heat pump.more
HOAs & HVAC Systems
Whether you’re planning to purchase a home in a neighborhood with a homeowners association (HOA) or are living in one already, it’s important to know if there are certain requirements that could affect your home’s heating and cooling system. In this article, a heat pump inspection company discusses a few things you need to keep in mind when choosing your heating and cooling systems.more
When to Get an Air Purifier
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that air purifiers can help improve your home’s indoor air quality. While having a well-sealed space is great for energy efficiency, it can compromise the quality of the air you breathe. An air purifier can help prevent pollutants from accumulating in your living spaces. A local air conditioning expert shares some signs that you probably need to get an air purifier in this post.more
Answering Frequently Asked Questions About Heat Pumps
Some homeowners use a heater and window air conditioner to keep their family comfortable all-year-round. On the other hand, many homes and businesses in the U.S. use heat pumps for their heating and cooling needs. If you have a heat pump, knowing more about your equipment can help you take better care of it.
Continue reading to discover the answers to some of the most frequently-asked questions about heat pumps.more
Are you a DIY’er?
We are here for you! J & M Air Conditioning has all the parts you need to keep your heating and air conditioning system running it’s best. We also offer free capacitor testing and expert advice. Stop by our office in San Jacinto or our new location in Palm Desert!more
Managing Indoor Humidity Levels During the Winter
Regardless of the climate in your local area, indoor humidity can have an impact on your home’s comfort levels and the proper functioning of your HVAC system. In today’s blog, the heating and air conditioning experts at J & M Air Conditioning & Heating explain what you need to know about managing indoor humidity levels in the winter.more
4 Home Improvements to Give Your Energy Efficiency a Boost
There’s more to improving your home’s energy efficiency than just installing ENERGY STAR® windows and lighting fixtures. Some improvements require a significant investment, but they can make a huge difference in reducing your monthly energy bills. Local AC and heat pump inspection pros J & M Air Conditioning & Heating takes a look at four of them below:more
Are Air Scrubbers Better than Air Purifiers?
Believe it or not, even with a recently-cleaned and fully-functional air conditioning system, you’re exposed to dust and particles two to five times more concentrated indoors than outdoors. This makes sense, because outside, contaminants are more or less “diluted” by the atmosphere. These numbers are reported by the Environmental Protection Agency in their pursuit to improve indoor air quality in many homes across the country.
Poor indoor air quality, or IAQ, is linked to a number of respiratory conditions like asthma and allergic reactions. It can even cause non-respiratory ailments like stress and headaches. The best way to improve your IAQ level is with the use of either an air purifier or an air scrubber. Here our HVAC pros at J&M explain what these are, as well as the difference between them.more
4 Common Air Conditioner Odors & What They Mean
If you just turned your air conditioner on for the season and there’s an unpleasant smell emanating from it, this could be indicative of a problem. In today’s post, local air conditioning service contractor J & M Air Conditioning & Heating discusses common air conditioner odors and what they mean.more
Seasonal Allergies & How to Avoid Them
The risk of seasonal allergies becomes higher when your HVAC system’s filters aren’t properly cleaned and maintained. This can affect your family’s health over time, as well as cause your HVAC system to work harder than necessary and lead to more breakdowns down the road. If you find yourself constantly sneezing or coughing in your home, it may be best to have your system cleaned and filters replaced. Our air conditioning team explains what you need to know here:more
Is Your Heat Pump Producing Smoke?
Heat pumps function differently than a traditional heating system or window air conditioner. Rain and snow can lead to certain behaviors in the unit that may cause alarm in first-time heat pump users. Most homeowners tend to call for emergency HVAC service as soon as they notice something strange with their heat pump; however, by knowing which things are normal and which aren’t, you can save yourself a lot of trouble and panic.
One example of strange heat pump behavior is when the outdoor unit appears to be generating smoke. Users often assume that the smoke is coming from a malfunctioning fan motor because the fans usually stop working when this happens, but fortunately the truth is actually a bit less concerning. Here our experts at J&M explain why a smoking heat pump may not be a problem.more