Your furnace is an important part of your home’s comfort in the winter. That’s why here at Brody Pennell, we encourage every homeowner in Los Angeles to schedule an annual furnace check-up.  And in reply to our pleas, many people ask “what’s the point of heater maintenance?” Every day we speak to homeowners who say […]

With the seasons changing, it is more important than ever to make sure you have a heating and cooling contractor you can count on for all of your HVAC needs. Whether you are getting ready for the winter heating season or you need to take care of end of summer air conditioning maintenance, a reputable […]

During the winter months, the air conditioning system stays dormant as homeowners run their heating systems. Therefore, as the summer season winds down and the warm weather retreats, homeowners tend to use their air conditioners less and less, making it the perfect time for the end of summer air conditioning maintenance. An end of summer […]

In 2009, efforts were made by the Department of Energy to increase the AFUE or annual fuel utilization efficiency for HVAC equipment. The push to increase minimum AFUE to 90 was based on the need to reduce energy consumption. While the change from a minimum 78 AFUE to a higher AFUE of 90 would definitely […]

If it is time for you to reduce your home’s energy consumption and bills each month, it is time to consider the Whole Home Performance approach. What is Whole Home Performance?Whole Home Performance is an entire home approach to energy efficiency. A Whole Home Performance evaluation and inspection will show you and your certified Whole […]

If there is one thing all homeowners fear it would be getting a bill for HVAC repairs or equipment replacements. Over time even the best of HVAC equipment brands can develop problems and need to be replaced. To determine if an air conditioner needs repairs homeowners can Diagnose HVAC Problems using a few simple troubleshooting […]

Most people understand the importance of surge protection for their expensive electronics; in fact, many people would not dare to plug their electronics in without a good surge protector. Unfortunately, few see the need for surge protection for their heating and cooling systems. HVAC systems are expensive and have many sensitive electrical components. Repeated spikes […]

WiFi Thermostats are the perfect solution for a wide range of heating and cooling control needs. Today, Internet connectivity is much more than simply surfing the web. The proliferation of mobile devices with Internet connectivity and Internet enabled household appliances have made life a lot easier. When it comes to Internet–controlled thermostats, it is now […]

The air conditioning is an important aspect of a home. It keeps the family warm during the colder months of winter and offers a cool environment in the hot periods of summer. However, the climate can affect the AC system, leading to broken parts, malfunctioning and even health issues. Wind is one of the major […]