How to Choose a “Long-Life” Air Filter

Choosing the right air filter for your home isn’t always as simple or straightforward as you might think. There are many things you need to consider: What type of filter can your heating and air conditioning system handle? What level of filtration do you need How efficient do you want your air conditioner to be?…

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WHAT DO YOU MEAN MY HEATER CAN FREEZE?

For many people, the idea that their heater can freeze seems bot completely illogical and laughable. After all, a heater produces heat, which inherently should prevent freezing. And likewise, with California’s mild winter weather that rarely drops below freezing levels, how could it be possible for anything to actually get cold enough for ice to…

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A QUICK GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT HOME AIR FILTER

Choosing the right air filter for your home is more complex than simply finding one that fits your system and your budget. How do you know the filter you choose will be adequate for your needs? How do you know what’s a good-quality filter vs. one that will only lead to more headaches? However, we…

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HOW TO RUN YOUR HEAT PUMP MORE EFFICIENTLY

Your heat pump is one of the most important parts of your heating and air conditioning systems. During summer, the heat pump pulls heat out of your home and releases it outside, whereas in the winter it does exactly the opposite, pulling heat in from the outside where it can be distributed throughout your ducts.…

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Do I Need to Replace My AC if It’s Short-Cycling?

Short-cycling is one of the more common problems that can afflict an air conditioning system. It describes when an AC becomes locked into its start-up cycle, so that it rapidly turns the compressor on and off without completing its normal cooling cycle. This will mean poor comfort in a house because the system won’t stay on…

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The Stronger Air Filter Isn’t Always the Better Air Filter!

One of the important jobs we do here at JW Heating and Air is to help homes improve the quality of their air with the installation of filters. Air filtration systems operate on a basic principle: using a mesh of fibers to attract and trap physical particle. But this simplicity doesn’t mean that finding the…

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Problems Addressed by Duct Repair Service

Ducts are basically long tubes – usually made of metal or fiberglass – that stretch from your HVAC system throughout the various corners of your homes. Unlike the movies, you can’t usually crawl through them, but they do develop breaches and breaks from time to time. Here in Culver City, duct repair services can fix…

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How Short Cycling Leads to Heating Repair

Short cycling is a term to describe when your heating system cycles on and off repeatedly, never quite completing the heating cycle necessary to raise the temperature of your home to the thermostat setting. In some cases, the level of heating in the home is still sufficient. You may not think to schedule heating repair…

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Why You Absolutely Need to Clean Your Air Filter Every Couple of Months

Would it surprise you to learn that your furnace is equipped with its own air filter? If so, you may have a problem. The furnace air filter is a pretty hard part to spot, especially if you’re not really looking for it. This has led far too many homeowners to simply overlook the filter’s existence.…

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Lupercalia: The Origin of St. Valentine’s Day

Many people may think of Valentine’s Day as a holiday essentially created by card and gift companies, but the truth is that the holiday has long-standing roots going back to the Roman Empire. The name “Lupercalia” has its origins in the word “lupus”, which means wolf, and the reason for this is that according to…

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