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Our Top Tips for Staying Warm This Season

December 3rd, 2018

Young woman shivering during the winter seasonOkay, so it doesn’t get as cold in our area as it does other parts of the country, but while a 45° morning may seem like a nice spring day is on its way in the Midwest, for us Turlock folks that may as well be the dead of winter! That being said, having a fully functional and efficiently operating heating system is a must.

And this is just the beginning—there are a number of things you can to in order to use that heater more effectively so you can get the most out of it, and subsequently the most bang for your buck. Keep reading to learn more.

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The Best Way to Prevent Furnace Repairs This Winter

November 19th, 2018

White smoke comes out of a house's chimney on a winter day.With temperatures down in the 60s, it’s “California Cold.” You might already be using your heating system to keep warm at night. But if you have a furnace, is it ready for temperatures to get even colder? What we mean is, have you scheduled or planed for maintenance yet?

This is the best way to ensure that you do everything in your power to prevent furnace repairs this winter. You typically want this job done before cold weather arrives, which makes now the perfect time to get it done. Fortunately, you can count on quality, trustworthy maintenance with our team. But what does this afford you?

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Is It Time for a Heater Upgrade?

November 5th, 2018

furnace venting outdoorsAnyone who has lived in our area for even just a year knows that we are known for our hot weather, not the chilly winters that other parts of the country have a reputation for. Still though, when those temperatures do drop low enough, you’re going to be extremely grateful for a fully functional, efficiently operating, heater.

But, what kind of shape is yours in? Hopefully, you had heating system maintenance done already, or have it on your schedule soon, and you already know the answer to this question. If you were alerted to any repair needs during your heater tune-up, now is the time to take care of them. Those repair needs may include the following, and if these get bad enough or if your heater is old enough, it could very well be time to upgrade to a new heating system.

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“How Powerful Should My Air Filter Be?”

October 22nd, 2018

white question mark on blue backgroundWhen it comes to your indoor air quality, it’s important to be aware of what factors contribute to ill health. A common misconception that many homeowners have about their HVAC systems is that the air filter within it is all they need for proper indoor air quality. This is simply not the case, though.

That air filter is there to protect the inside components of the HVAC system itself, from dust, dirt, and debris that could otherwise be allergens for you. True, the air filter does help a little for indoor air quality, but that is really not its sole purpose.

This myth about air filters can actually leave you with an air conditioner that makes your air quality worse, as you may not realize you need to change it every 1-3 months (depending on the type of air filter and the level of contaminants in your home.

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“Will a Ductless Mini Split Benefit My Home?”

October 8th, 2018

ductless air handler with remoteAs temperatures slowly but surely cool down, you may be getting ready to turn your air conditioner off for the season. If it had any trouble over the summer, you might even be wondering if it’s time to replace it for a more effective and efficient cooling system. If that’s the case, now is the perfect time to do so, while temperatures are mild. This way, you won’t have to scramble to make a purchase next spring when temperatures shoot back up.

If you are considering a cooling system replacement, and also have an aging furnace or other type of heating system, then we encourage you to look into the benefits of ductless mini splits, which we have highlighted below.

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Why Most Businesses Use Rooftop AC Units

September 23rd, 2018

rooftop unitsThere are a number of options to consider when purchasing an HVAC system for your commercial space or business. Finding the best unit for your space can be a daunting task without the right education. That’s what we are here for!

The first thing we want to point out is that fundamentally, commercial HVAC is the same as residential HVAC. However, there are some aspects that need precise attention since the heating, cooling, and ventilation is all occurring at a much larger scale, requiring larger and more powerful equipment.

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Is Your AC a Candidate for Replacement?

September 10th, 2018

Air conditioner with maintenance tools in residential back yardAs the official end of summer draws near, now is the time to think about how well your air conditioner served you this season, and whether or not it’s ready to be replaced. Sure, it can seem like a hassle to deal with, but replacing an aging or malfunctioning—and subsequently inefficient—cooling system seems like a far better option than continuing to pay for a system not giving you the best performance it can, right?

Keep reading to see a few reasons why your AC may be a good candidate for replacement. And if you’re ready for a new system after reading this, be sure to get in touch with our team for reliable Turlock, CA air conditioning service.

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Why You Should Never Neglect AC Repairs

August 26th, 2018

An old air conditioner unit, in need of updating, sitting in tall weedsIf your Turlock, CA HVAC system is starting up and producing conditioned air, you might safely assume that everything is working fine, and just carry on with your day. But what if it’s not a safe assumption? And shouldn’t your air conditioner be working better than “fine”? You deserve the most efficient and effective performance that your cooling system can muster, but it can only perform at this level if you have the system routinely maintained, and keep up on any repair needs that crop up.

What happens when you neglect those repairs, which you may be tempted to do as we approach the end of summer, is that they just wear down your air conditioner more and more. If you don’t end up with a completely broken down system this season, you could find yourself facing a completely dysfunctional one come next summer. We’d like to help you avoid this! And while all repairs should be managed right away, we’ve given you 3 big repair needs that should definitely not be ignored. If you notice any of these, be sure to get in contact with our team right away.

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Should a Refrigerant Leak be Repaired Right Away?

August 13th, 2018

High efficiency modern AC-heater unit, energy save solutionThe short answer to this is, “yes.” But of course, you’d expect us to say that, right? Well, we promise we have good reason! You may not realize it but, low refrigerant can cause a host of problems for your cooling system, leading to potentially unnecessary air conditioning repair in Turlock, CA, and even premature replacement.

You may have been told at some point, perhaps by a general handyman or inexperienced HVAC professional, that refrigerant is something that needs to be refilled on a regular basis. However, refrigerant is recycled throughout the system, and should never “run out.” If your refrigerant does need to be refilled—what we refer to as recharged—it means you have a leak.

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Where Do Air Quality Problems Come From?

July 30th, 2018

Sick woman blowing her nosePoor indoor air quality is not a unique problem, though it is a relatively new one. In recent decades, home construction has become tighter. This allows your HVAC systems to function as efficiently as possible, without air loss or unnecessary energy waste. This is great news for your wallet, but not so much for your indoor air quality. If air cannot get out of your home, that means neither can airborne contaminants or humidity.

When most homeowners hear the term “bad indoor air quality,” they think it’s just an inconvenience, maybe even mildly uncomfortable. However, poor indoor air quality can actually have a considerable negative impact on your health and comfort throughout the years. If you’re unsure of what to do about your indoor air quality, keep reading!

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