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Routine HVAC maintenance is essential for ensuring that your heating and cooling systems operate efficiently and reliably. At Ortiz Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. serving the San Francisco Bay Area, we understand the importance of regular HVAC maintenance in preventing costly repairs and maximizing system longevity. Here are four ways in which prioritizing HVAC maintenance can benefit your...

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Commercial HVAC maintenance is a key strategy for businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area looking to save energy and reduce costs. At Ortiz Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., we offer comprehensive heating and cooling maintenance services tailored to the specific needs of commercial properties. By partnering with us, businesses can benefit from reduced energy consumption, lower utility bills,...

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Upgrading your HVAC system is a strategic investment that can significantly enhance your home's comfort, energy efficiency, and overall quality of life. At Ortiz Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. in the San Francisco Bay Area, we understand the importance of staying at the forefront of HVAC technology to provide our customers with the best solutions for their heating and cooling needs. Let's...

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At Ortiz Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., we understand the importance of professional HVAC installation in ensuring optimal system performance and energy efficiency. Our team of skilled heating and cooling technicians is committed to delivering expert installation services that guarantee long-lasting comfort and peace of mind for our customers....


Nothing is worse than your heating system suddenly break down on you, without explanation or without cause. But wait – what if the cause is actually readily apparent? Unfortunately, for many homeowners, the cause of their heating system breaking down isn’t so sudden, and is due to one thing – improper HVAC maintenance and HVAC cleaning. Simple, yet crucial, HVAC cleaning is one of the best ways to ensure your system stays functioning...

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It’s easy to get concerned if your HVAC unit is no longer functioning. Many homeowners mistakenly believe that the only solution is to conduct a full HVAC replacement. However, it’s important to understand when to initiate an HVAC replacement or simply opt for a regular repair from an HVAC technician. Whether you’re a homeowner or commercial property owner, here are some tips to help you understand when to use an HVAC expert for a repair or...


The crisp autumn breeze is knocking on our doors, signaling the end of sunny summer days and the beginning of cozy fall evenings. As we gear up to welcome the change in seasons, it’s the perfect time to talk about ensuring our homes remain our comfort sanctuaries. And at the heart of this comfort? Our HVAC systems.


Welcome to Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning, your trusted partner for all your HVAC service needs in San Francisco. With scorching summers becoming the new normal, it’s essential to stay cool and comfortable in your home or office. That’s why we’re here to share some valuable tips for beating the summer heat and ensuring your indoor environment remains pleasant and refreshing.

First and foremost, it’s crucial to optimize your air...


California has ambitious goals for transitioning to clean, all-electric appliances to eliminate building emissions. But meeting these goals will require action on a little discussed, yet critical issue: HVAC permitting compliance.

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is responsible for 24 percent of electricity use and 40 percent of gas use in California buildings, with households spending over $1,000 on HVAC alone each...

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When the temperature spikes, so too do suicide rates, crime, and violence. Twitter sees hate tweets and online aggression increase during heatwaves, along with phrasing that researchers have linked to anxiety and depression. Our very language captures the confluence of heat and emotion—when we are annoyed, we get “hot under the collar”; when we are angry our “blood boils;” and when something gets to be too much, we have to “let off steam.”...


In a near-unanimous vote, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) on Wednesday amended regulations to eliminate nitrogen oxide (NOx) from residential and commercial buildings.

“The 1.8 million water heaters and furnaces in the Bay Area significantly impact our air quality, resulting in dozens of early deaths and a wide range of health impacts, particularly in communities of color,” said BAAQMD’s Philip Fine, executive...


Depending on where you live, aux heat may come in the form of a fireplace, wood-burning stove, or space heater. If your home has more than one source of primary heat and you have an emergency thermostat installed, auxiliary heating can also include an emergency heat source like a pilot light or backup natural gas burner.

Regardless of the type you have, aux heat is a crucial element of any home heating system. Read on to learn what...


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The two things most people know are what HVAC stands for — heating, ventilation, and air conditioning — and what it does. In basic terms, it’s the system that keeps your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. In some cases, an HVAC system is one self-contained unit that does everything, while in other cases, it’s a combination of different units like a gas furnace, air conditioner, etc. Beyond temperature regulation, HVACs can...


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Owning a cooling and heating system requires regular maintenance to ensure efficiency and extend its useful life. To achieve this, you need professional technicians to care for your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) needs.

But how can you find trustworthy...


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A heat wave will scorch the Bay Area Tuesday, the first day of summer, with temperatures rising into the 90s and lower hundreds inland, a forecast from the National Weather Service warned.

The Weather Service issued a...


The driving factor for growth market is increasing demand for HVAC systems and awareness around IAQ.

A greater awareness of how HVAC can affect air quality and the spread of infection has been one of the positives to emerge from the last two years of the pandemic in the facility management industry. It is unsurprising, then, that the global market for HVAC filters is predicted to keep growing over the next few...


Never before has our industry been in the state it’s in today. Many conditions are shifting so fast that we risk making uninformed decisions if we don’t keep up with all the changes. The purpose of this article is to encourage you to formulate your assessment of the state of the industry as it pertains to you and your role in it.

Let’s look at several changing industry conditions and think about how they impact your decision-making....


As summer comes to an end here in San Francisco Bay Area, now is the best time to start thinking about your heating season comfort needs. Is the heater working properly? When was the last time the heating system was cleaned and checked?


As employees and students prepare for their return to offices and classrooms, an NBC Bay Area investigation reveals a surprising lack of oversight regarding indoor air quality, which may...


The National Weather Service is calling it the “first real heat event of 2021” in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“Dangerous & life threatening heat” is expected to grip portions of the Bay Area from Wednesday through Friday, the weather service said in a tweet, as a ridge of high pressure strengthens over the Four Corners...


After a slightly cooler weekend, temperatures in the coming days are going to get toasty!

Monday, highs will be noticeably warmer than Sunday’s, with temperatures climbing well into the 60’s and 70’s near the coast, areas by the Bay seeing 70’s and 80’s, and for those inland temperatures will be skyrocketing to the low 90’s.

There won’t be a drop of rain in sight – skies will remain sunny and dry with windy...


Heaters are going to start getting turned on here very shortly as the cooler weather begins to settle, and we want to make sure you’re safe. Right around this time of the year, we get this question a lot. It’s a valid question.

The heating system is a potentially dangerous system, and should be treated as such. Unfortunately, many people suffer loss of their home, injury, or even death because they don’t have their HVAC system inspected...


More and more people are becoming aware of the duct cleaning process and that it’s something that needs to be done. That’s obviously great news! But while they are aware of the process, there are still some questions that linger…some frequently asked questions.

That’s why we’ve come up with a list of the most commonly asked questions we get about duct cleaning.


Spring is arriving, and if you’re living in the Bay Area, you know it’s certainly heating up! If you haven’t broken in your air conditioner yet, you’re going too soon enough. Here are some important things to consider before you start cranking that air conditioner full blast.


MYTH: It is more efficient to leave the air conditioner running continually at an optimal level than it is to turn if o and turn it back on to cool down the house.

FACT: Electricity is electricity. The more AC you use, the more electricity you use, the less efficient you are. When you aren’t running your air conditioner, keep the doors and windows closed to keep additional humidity out.

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It’s clear to anyone who’s paying electric or gas bills that HVAC systems can make or break your bank, especially with energy costs rising, with no end in sight. By performing routine maintenance on your HVA unit/system, you can dramatically increase its efficiency and lower your energy bills. Not only will you be taking immediate action against those pesky, irritating energy costs, but you’ll also be taking preventative action against...