Ace Air, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Does Your Heater Cost Too Much to Run?

Monday, February 25th, 2019

grey-house-with-money-symbols-exiting-chimney-on-white-backgroundWe’re not asking this subjectively. What we’re asking is if your heater costs more to run than it did last year, despite comparable use. Perhaps you haven’t noticed that much of a change—but what are your neighbors paying? If you’re spending out much more than they are for your heating system use, then there is a very good chance that your heater isn’t working as efficiently as it should—and this is just one sign of a heater in disrepair.

With spring just a month away, and temperatures sure to warm up soon, you may not be prioritizing heating repairs right now. This is particularly true if the heating system is still functional. We’d urge you to reconsider, though. The sooner your heating system is repaired when problems arise, the less likely you are to face a total system breakdown and costly emergency repairs. If you have noticed your heater seems to be too expensive to run, or have discovered the two following problems, please reach out to our team ASAP so that we can assess.

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Common Reasons for Heating Repair Calls

Monday, January 28th, 2019

cute-dog-under-the-warm-grey-blanketIf you’re like most homeowners in our area, there’s a good chance that you use a furnace to fulfill your heating needs. This is a good choice—after all, furnaces can provide powerful heating and reliable performance. However, just like any other type of complex mechanical system, your furnace can malfunction and require attention from trained professionals.

Fortunately, you needn’t look any further than our team for quality heating services in Gustine. But in order to be able to call for heating repairs, you have to know that you have a heater in need of repair, right? We’d like to help you detect problems early on to prevent bigger emergencies by sharing with you some of the most common heater malfunction signs we get calls for—and yes, these are all reasons you should call for heating repair.

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How to Heat Your Home Safely

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Beautiful young woman sitting by the window having hot drinkIt’s true, our winters don’t really get “harsh” like they do in other parts of the country. Still though, given the soaring temperatures we feel in the summertime, our cooler temperatures can certainly leave us uncomfortable—especially if we don’t have fully functioning and efficient heating systems installed in our homes.

If you’re looking for a new heating system, we’re the team to call! But what we’re going to talk about today is how to ensure your current heater is operating as safely as possible by following the steps below.

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Can You Seal Your Own Ducts?

Monday, December 17th, 2018

A worker is sealing two sections of house attic vent duct insulation with aluminum foil tape. The foreground is a section of truss and the background is OSB sheathing for the roof.The short answer to this is, “no.” But we’re sure you’d like a bit more information than just that.

First, we need to start by letting you know why breached ductwork is such a problem. When it comes to heating efficiency (or cooling efficiency, for that matter) damaged and leaking ductwork significantly dampers the power of your entire system, leading to unexpected heating repair in Atwater, CA, and letting as much as 30% of your conditioned air escape into unused parts of your home, like the attic or crawlspace where your ducts are installed. That means 30% of air you are still paying for is getting wasted!

Of course, this seems urgent, and surely you’d like to just fix it ASAP with a bit of duct tape, but we’re afraid that’s a no-go. Read on to learn more.

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Our Top Tips for Staying Warm This Season

Monday, 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

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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Don’t Wait for These 4 Heater Repairs

Monday, March 12th, 2018

furnace-repair-techThe heating season is nearly over in Turlock, CA, but our team is still servicing heaters throughout the area. On hearing this news, some locals might think, “Why now? It’s nearly spring!” But that actually makes for an ideal time for furnace repair!

Think about this: technicians are not super busy around spring so you can get service as soon as you need it or schedule in advance on your own time. Besides, waiting too long for heater repair can be problematic, for many reasons:

  • The problem can get much worse.
  • You might eventually need emergency heating service at an added cost.
  • The heater may be completely broken down the next time you need it.

Don’t wait to schedule heater repair for these 4 issues!

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Why Does Your Furnace Cost So Much to Run?

Monday, February 26th, 2018

couple-coffee-floorMost people are paying too much for heating and cooling. Many of us just don’t realize it because we’re too busy around the house to notice much about the heater’s operation until the bill finally comes in the next month. You shouldn’t just deal with the high prices or shut your heater off completely to avoid this. There’s usually an explanation!

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How Dirt Affects Your Heating and Cooling Systems

Monday, February 12th, 2018

filter-change-ductsWe know you do your best to keep your home clean. But as much as you dust the ceiling fans or remind your children not to track mud in on their shoes, you cannot keep dirt out of your home altogether. Dust and dirt collect on surfaces and also become airborne, no matter how hard you try to prevent it. Thankfully, there’s a filter in place in your home heating and air conditioning systems to prevent dust from harming your systems…for the most part.

Dust is a major source of trouble for air conditioners and heaters, even when you have an air filter in place. In fact, sometimes the filter is the reason for the trouble in the first place!

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