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Space Heater vs. Furnace: Which Is More Cost-Effective?

It’s common for people to look for ways to make their homes more cost-effective. One thing you may begin looking at is your utility bills — specifically the bill for your furnace. Many people use space heaters as an alternative to heating systems in small, cooler areas of their homes.   While these heating devices conveniently…

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Steps to Take If Your Furnace Is Blowing Cold Air

When your furnace is blowing cold air, it’s not doing you any good. You’re likely wearing multiple layers, shivering, and losing money! On top of that, you’re more stressed because you’re thinking about the significant investment required for a new furnace. But what if we told you a new furnace might not be needed? One…

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HVAC Care: 5 Tips to Winterize Your Home

When you know winter is approaching, you must ensure your home is ready to handle the cold weather. Winterizing your home will increase your chances of keeping your utility bills low while maintaining comfortable temperatures throughout the coldest months.  Use these 5 pro tips from the experienced team at Rowland Air to get your home…

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Should There Be a Burning Smell After Turning on the Heat?

If you’re like most people, you hold out as long as possible before turning on your heating system for the first time. But as the temperature drops consistently, your need for warmth increases, and you fire up that furnace. You may anticipate it or forget it from year to year, but a familiar burning smell…

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Is Your Heater Energy Efficient? 3 Ways to Tell

Although California isn’t known for frigid winters, there are still a lot of questions about the most efficient way to heat your home. Inevitably, you’ll turn on your furnace to keep your space comfortable. However, some people decide to supplement their furnaces with space heaters to save money on their energy bills. But does this…

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Energy Conservation vs. Indoor Air Quality

Rowland Air fields a lot of questions about how to conserve energy, for sure, but the question of how to balance it with IAQ (indoor air quality) is a little less common. It is a good one, though, which is why we aim to address it in this post. IAQ is a big deal. The…

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Introducing the Thermostatic Expansion Valve

Your home’s HVAC system has many little gewgaws in it that, like any machine, must all do their own little job if the whole machine is going to operate properly. A bicycle won’t work if it doesn’t have a chain. A car won’t drive without a motor. Even a shopping cart isn’t much use if…

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All of the Dirt on AC Condenser Coils

Okay, what the heck is an air conditioner condenser in the first place? And why does it have coils? Sounds gross.  No worries, because Rowland Air is here to help you unravel all of the mysteries of the HVAC world.  Actually, no, because we don’t want to bore you to tears. But we do want…

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3 Ways Your Window AC Unit May Actually Cost More to Run than a New HVAC System

Rowland Air has seen it all over the 30+ years we’ve been in the HVAC business. The draw toward window AC units is understandable. They cost a lot less upfront than a central HVAC installation, but there are (at least) three major drawbacks you need to consider. Hidden Costs of Air Conditioning Depending on how…

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What to Expect When Replacing Your HVAC System

Since Rowland Air has been in the HVAC business since 1987, we know a thing or two about HVAC system replacement, especially here in the Santa Clarita, San Fernando, Antelope Valley, and Ventura County areas.  The first thing you should know is that any HVAC system is complex and made of many components, including: Ductwork…

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