What You Should Know About Counterfeit R-22 Coolants

What You Should Know About Counterfeit R-22 Coolants

The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry is phasing out R-22 coolants for use with residential and commercial air conditioning systems. R-22, has been the coolant of choice since it replaced R-40 as a more ozone-friendly refrigerant. Over the next few years, A/C companies will slowly stop using R-22 for the same reason in

A Basic Guide to Heat Pump Shopping

A Basic Guide To Heat Pump Shopping

At Brody-Pennell Heating and Air Conditioning, we have a large selection of heat pumps. However, we find that many clients don’t understand what they are or how they work. Here’s our brief guide to heat pumps and their benefits. Learn About Heat Pumps: 101 Households in moderate climates such as Los Angeles benefit greatly from


How Cogeneration Impacts HVAC Systems

Saving energy is a major topic in the HVAC industry. Although the American economy is recovering, the process is slow, and for consumers and businesses, saving energy means saving time and money. However, HVAC systems often use massive amounts of energy, which naturally translates into larger energy bills for home and business owners. HVAC experts

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Residential HVAC Stats and Facts

Here are som residential HVAC stats and facts that can save you on your energy bill. If you feel like saving more money, give us a call and we will send out one of our highly qualified techs. We’ll go over your options with you to see how you can cut your energy bill down.

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Interesting Facts about Los Angeles

From Beverly Hills to Los Angeles you’ll find stars, historical sites and an endless supply of great restaurants. But we have some facts that will blow your mind, check them out and see how many you know. If you’re in need of any HVAC or plumbing services, please feel free to call us anytime for

Energy Savings Tips For Summer

Energy Saving Strategies for Summer

When the temperatures rise during the summer so does the electric bill. Having your air conditioner running all the time can really rack up the costs when the bill comes. But there are a number of things you can do to keep that energy bill low and your home comfortable. Raise The Thermostat Temperature The

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What Are the Ratings for Furnace Efficiency?

All gas- and electricity-powered furnaces use up natural resources and add to your monthly utility costs. Ideally, you want your household to rely on a well-designed unit that provides the heat you need while preserving resources and keeping your costs at a minimum. You can judge the energy usage of your current furnace, or any

Humidifiers Can Help Relieve Allergy Symptoms

Humidifiers are devices used to raise the humidity, or water vapor content, of the air inside a room or building. You can use one of these devices to offset the effects of excessively dry air in your home. If you have allergies, a humidifier may be especially useful in relieving your unpleasant symptoms. How Do

Is it Time to Replace My AC?

Getting a new air conditioning unit is a major home expense. It may be necessary though, because no unit will last forever, and eventually repairs will start to cost more than a new unit. So how do you know when the time has come to replace your AC? Here are some pointers from our experts

Why is Changing My Air Filter so Important?

If you want to save money, avoid expensive HVAC repairs, and have good indoor air quality, changing your air filter should be a regular item on your chore list. It’s much easier than you may think to change out the air filter, and it’s inexpensive too. For all the benefits you get, it just makes