Question: How are home heating furnaces rated?

Furnaces are rated by the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratio, which is the percent of heat produced for every dollar of fuel consumed,or how efficiently a furnace converts gas into heating energy. Its AFUE rating is measured as a percentage. Like the...

Layout of Underground Ducting

Watch the layout of underground ducting in Newport Coast, CA. Danny and the Thomson Air Conditioning team carefully plan this job so that all ducts running underground are set and ready for trenching. In order to ensure perfection, we have to lay this duct system out...

Question: What kind of thermostats are there?

There are five basic types of automatic and programmable thermostats: Manual Digital Digital- Non- Programmable Digital- Programmable Remote Access Touchscreen Wireless-WiFi Smart Most range in price, call and ask us which is best for you. Think thermostats don’t...

Question: What does MERV stand for?

Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, or MERV for short, is a filter rating system invented by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to simplify filter efficiency ratings for the public. The higher the MERV rating, the...

How do I change an AC system filter?

Modern central heating and air conditioning systems generally have the filter located as close to the blower unit as possible. The filter(s) can be located at the base of the air handler/furnace unit, in the cold air return duct located in your ceiling or on your...

Why do I need to change my AC system filter?

Essentially your air conditioner filter is a collector of dust, dirt, grime and other nasty microscopic things that float around your home. When your heating or cooling system is turned on, it collects these particles to protect your system and clean your home’s air,...