March 23rd, 2020
One of the most common questions we get from homeowners in regards to their air conditioning system is how they can improve system efficiency to lower cooling costs. Considering how uncomfortably warm it can get, and how long our summers can be, it’s only natural that you might wonder this as well.
We have good news! There are a number of air conditioning services
to help with this, including preventive maintenance that helps you avoid
repairs, and lowers bills. There are
also HVAC and indoor air quality products that can help with this.
Even simple things like adjusting your thermostat a few degrees higher than usual and ensuring that you change your air filter every 1-3 months will help to improve efficiency. Read on for more details and additional tips to improve efficiency and cooling costs!
March 9th, 2020
We seem to be just about winding down on our furnace use. Though, as we all know, we can still be in for a cold spell in the coming weeks, and you never know if you might need your furnace for one last show. Whether you’ve already shut it down for the season or expect to turn it back on again, one thing is for sure. If it was making any unfamiliar noises, you need to have it checked out by an experienced professional!
There are certain noises that simply shouldn’t be ignored,
and letting a furnace sit in wait until next fall can be detrimental to not
only the heating system, but your air conditioner too—which shares components
like ductwork and the thermostat. If you are hearing any of the following
suspicious sounds, please don’t hesitate to schedule an inspection with one of
February 24th, 2020
What myth is this? The one that says your heat pump needs a
refrigerant refill—what those of us in the industry call a recharge—on a routine basis. The fact is, your heat pump should
ideally never need a refrigerant
We understand how you might have come to this conclusion.
You may have been told a few times by other HVAC “pros” that this is an easy
fix. The thing is, not only is this literally not an easy fix due to the
limited resources of older refrigerant types, but it’s a “fix” you’re paying for
over and over and not actually resolving anything. Read on to learn more!
February 10th, 2020
We can definitely say that our heaters are getting a bit more work than they usually did. Even with a couple of heat waves, our winter so far has actually been, well, cold.
That said, if you have an older furnace or if you skipped maintenance, your furnace is at risk of failing on you. We’d like to help you avoid that as much as possible! The best way to prevent a sudden furnace breakdown is by giving us a call and scheduling maintenance—better late than never!
It would also behoove you to know the signs of furnace failure so you can give us a call right away and fend them off as best as possible. What are these signs? Read on!
January 27th, 2020
lived in the Anaheim area for very long, you know that we tend to be thought of
for our wonderful weather, and our heating systems don’t get much of a workout
at all. You also know though, that this winter has been a bit of a surprise
with temps hovering between 40-60° for the last several weeks.
it, we need our heaters this year! But if you’re like any reasonable homeowner,
you don’t want to pay an arm and a leg to use yours. You have to spend enough
on your cooling costs each year, wintertime is supposed to be when we get a
break from our utility bills, right?
The good news
is, there are some simple things you can do to boost your heating efficiency,
lowering these costs and even preventing repair needs. Curious? Read on!
January 13th, 2020
With the little bout of typical warm weather we had last
week, it’s easy to forget that it’s actually winter. But sure enough,
temperatures are bound to drop again soon, and when they do you’ll be thankful
for a fully functional and efficiently operating heating system—which you can’t
have without routine professional maintenance.
The last thing you want to do is take your heater for granted—trust us! One way to ensure this isn’t the case is by scheduling regular maintenance for your heating system. Yes, we typically recommend that you have heating maintenance done in the fall before you need the system the most. But consistency is more important than timing—if you haven’t scheduled a heating maintenance appointment within the past year, then it’s not too late to schedule one now. Read on as we uncover the benefits of doing so.
December 30th, 2019
Chances are, if you’re already a licensed and certified HVAC
contractor, you’re probably not reading this blog post. Because you’d already
know why it’s so important to only trust a professional for something as
important as a heating system replacement!
Here’s the thing—it’s been pretty cold in the Orange area
over the last couple of weeks. Sure, we don’t get snow, but when you compare
our temperatures now to our temperatures just a few months ago, the contrast is
stark. So, you need a fully effective and efficient heating system now, right?
And of course, it’s tempting to rush out and buy the
cheapest one you can find, but we assure you that you’ll be paying for this
later. Not only do you want to make sure you’re matched with the right system
for your home, but that it is correctly installed. Keep reading to learn more
about the importance of professional heating system replacement.
December 16th, 2019
We get it—it can be easy to ignore some of the noises that the appliances and fixtures in your home make—especially when they’re not particularly loud or alarming. It’s human nature to deny that something is wrong because fixing it can be an expensive hassle. But we’re here to tell you that there are certain furnace noises you never want to ignore.
While a rattle, for example, might just indicate a loose
panel, it may also suggest a cracked heat exchanger, which can lead to a
hazardous carbon monoxide leak. We know how important it is to you to protect
your home and your family, so if you hear the following suspicious noises
coming from your furnace, then please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
December 2nd, 2019
We haven’t needed our heating systems too much yet this season, but enough for you to know if it’s
showing any troubling symptoms of disrepair. Perhaps you already know that
repairs won’t do any good and it’s just about time for your aging system to be
replaced. Of course, investing in a new heater is a big financial decision, and
therefore a decision you don’t want to rush.
We always recommend consulting with a professionally trained HVAC technician to make an informed choice on what’s best for your specific home and needs. Selecting the right heating system for your home doesn’t need to be complicated—we’ve provided a quick guide below to help you with the decision making process with as little overwhelm about the process as possible.
November 18th, 2019
When you live in a climate like ours, it’s no secret that an
effective and efficient air conditioner is absolutely essential to your comfort
and health. You need this system to work flawlessly day after day, season after
season. It’s no different for your heater—sure, we may not need our heaters quite as often as our AC systems, but
when we do we’re happy to have them.
Of course, your HVAC systems can only work as flawlessly as
you expect if you hire the right contractor to install and service the
system—you need an HVAC installer you can trust!
This isn’t a partnership you want to rush into. Doing so
could leave you with an AC system or furnace that’s improperly sized for your
home, or installed incorrectly—preventing it from working as efficiently as it
was meant to.
So how do you go about choosing the right HVAC installer for
the job? Read on!