We at Amber Air Conditioning know that not everyone has a background in HVAC air conditioning and heating system maintenance, or even how the systems work – even though all of us have HVAC systems and are cooled and warmed by them throughout the year. While we don’t expect to train the world on how HVAC systems and maintenance works, we do believe that a little background knowledge in these areas will help homeowners make more informed decisions on the HVAC services they are looking for; this is why we work hard every month to bring our clients and readers helpful heating and air conditioning tips, HVAC resources, and warnings about what homeowners should lookout for during the various seasons in the year. Follow our blog to enrich your knowledge of your home HVAC system:

The Benefits of Buying from a Family-Owned Business

If you have ever hired or bought products from a family-owned company then you may already be aware that these types of businesses can offer special benefits to consumers. Family-owned businesses have a reputation for providing quality customer service and remaining dedicated to offering quality products and services. At Amber Air Conditioning, we like to

What is a Smart Thermostat, and Why Should I Care?

When you hear the phrase “smart technology,” your mind may instantly think of your smartphone. But did you know that the same technology used to power our smart phones and tablets can also be used to help you keep your home comfortable? Smart thermostats are a newer HVAC technology that has changed the way that

Can I Close AC Vents in Unused Rooms to Save Money?

Can I Close AC Vents in Unused Rooms to Save Money?

If you usually use only a few rooms in your home, you may think that closing off a few vents will save money. In reality, closing off vents will not reduce the amount of work your air conditioner needs to do. In fact, it may cause your AC unit to work harder. The Role of

Home Temperature

Why Does the Temperature in Your Home Matter?

  Consider how much time you spend inside your home. For most families, the home serves as a sanctuary away from work and other daily responsibilities. Your home should be a safe and comfortable space that allows you to get things done when you want to and relax when you need it. For these reasons

Off-Grid Heating and Cooling

Thinking of Living Off-Grid? 3 Heating & Cooling Tips for Homesteaders

  More and more American families are choosing to live off-grid or at least adopt some of the practices of homesteaders in order to make a more positive impact on their environment. Even if you are not planning to live completely off the grid, these alternative heating and cooling options can help you reduce energy

HVAC Myths

The Most Common HVAC Myths: Debunked

Everyone wants to get the most out of their HVAC system. In order to do this, you need to properly run and regularly maintain the unit. However, there are many misconceptions out there that can keep you from prolonging the life of your air conditioning or heating system. Common HVAC Myths: Debunked Below, we bust

Radiant Floor Heating Systems

For many thousands of years, harkening back to the days of ancient Manchuria, Korea – even the Romans – in homes and villas across time, the favored method of providing heat has been radiant floor heating. While not exactly a new method of heating new technology in providing that heat has made it safer, more

Furnace Inspection Checklist

Inspecting a Furnace Furnace inspections should be carried out at least once every two years and in the fall. Parts of the furnace are prone to wearing out and should be inspected thoroughly to ensure safe and efficient operation in the clients home. The first step to inspection is to examine the furnace body itself

The History of Air Conditioning: How Your Descendants Stayed Cool

On those really hot days when you can’t imagine being out of an air conditioned home or office, aren’t you happy to live in the 21st century? Luckily, your descendants and those before had all types of inventive ways to keep cool. And all of that clever thinking eventually led to the development of the

Benefits of Financing Your HVAC Equipment Purchase

Even the best furnaces, heat pumps and air conditioners will eventually have to be replaced. At some point continued repairs become expensive band-aids that do nothing but forestall the inevitable. Throwing good money after bad is obviously not the answer. But new HVAC equipment is costly and that can be a significant holdup for anyone,