Space Heaters

ADyson-AM09-space-heaterre you looking for a new space heater or maybe need one to help heat a room that is always just a bit colder than the rest of the house? Take a look at the top rated space heaters for 2016 by clicking here. Here you will find a great chart to view with the different features listed along with a heater that would be a perfect for the office. If there is a space heater you think we should add or additional information you would like to know please let us know.

A portable air conditioner is a fairly large unit that has 1 or more hoses attached to it and may have wheels at the base of the unit. The hose will be placed in a window to blow out the hot air (exhaust). Take a look at the picture below to see how portable air conditioners work.


One of the main advantages of having a portable a/c is that you can move it from room to room as needed and won't need a HVAC technician to install it as you would a window or central unit. One of the major disadvantages is that it cost more to operate than a window unit and also cost more to purchase. They can only cool small rooms while window a/c units can cool larger rooms. Another disadvantage is that you need to empty the water tank often. If you are looking to purchase a portable unit make sure you read our article on what to look for when purchasing a portable a/c unit and get the most for your money.
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Changing the air filter for your heating and air conditioning units is one of the most important things you can do to help keep the units working properly and prolong the life of your unit. The air filter protects your system by collecting the dust and other particles inside your home and also keeps them from re-entering the home.changing out air filter in house

If the air filter isn't replaced on a regular basis this could lead to more wear and tear on your unit as it works harder trying to get enough air to the system. This is why it should be changed at least every 3 months and more in some cases such as:
  • Someone with allergies lives in the home
  • A person smokes in the home
  • Large family
  • Pets in the home
  • There has been some construction in the home recently
  • An unusual amount of dust in the home
  • You have been using your A/C or heater more frequently
To replace your air filter you should refer to your equipment manual as it will show you where the access panel is and how to replace it. If you need help changing your filter or having other issues with the air quality in your home contact us and we would be more than happy to help. We have been serving the Los Angeles area for more than 15 years.
We will be at the Apartment Owners Association (AOA) seminar for "Maintenance and Repair of Rental Units" on March 13, 2014. We will have a booth setup to show some of products and services and offer some special discounts for the ones that attend. It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Buena Park and starts at 10am.  If you are attending the seminar make sure you stop by and say hi. For more information on this seminar click here.

Long Beach Heating and Air

Long Beach Heating and Air

Reliable Energy has been providing Long Beach residential and commercial customer’s air conditioning and heating repairs, service, installations and maintenance since 1995. We service all of Long Beach, CA and surrounding cities. We can install and service any unit make or model. From mini split systems, furnaces, A/C units, package and commercial units. We are committed to bringing only the best in customer service and help our customers choose the right system they need and one that can fits their budget. Give us a call today if you need service or looking to install or replace an existing heating or cooling unit and get the service and quality you deserve. Click here if you want to view the video in YouTube.

Water Saving Tips & Devices

water saving tips for southern california customersGiven the latest drought warnings for Southern California we put together a little list of water saving tips that we thought would be helpful. Take a look on our web pages at water saving tips and water saving devices and if there is a tip you think we should add let us know. We have broken down the tips into different categories from kitchen, bathroom, outside and inside the home. We tried to add tips that are easy to do like soaking your pots and pans before cleaning them.  On the water saving devices page we listed items that you could install in the bathroom and kitchen. Most of them can by installed by you and are inexpensive to purchase. Others, like a new low flow toliet, may require you to hire someone to do the installation. By installing some water saving devices and using the tips we can all do our part to not only help save water but also energy and money.
Welcome to Reliable Energy's HVAC blog. Here we will give you tips and provide you with the latest in heating and cooling your home. If there is an article you like us to write please contact us and we will be more than happy to help. We hope you find the information helpful and that it provides with with more knowledge about your heating and a/c units while saving you money.