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Common Reasons for Heating Repair Calls

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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Humidify Your Home for Your HVAC System and Your Health!

January 14th, 2019

Close up of a happy young family having good time together.

When you hear the term humidity, you probably think about the muggy summers that Turlock is well known for. You also probably thing of humidity as a nuisance, and not something that can actually contribute to your indoor comfort. The fact of the matter is, though, that your home actually needs a bit of humidity during the cooler months.

Our fall and winter seasons can get quite dry, which impacts your indoor air quality, and subsequently your health and the health of your property. If your home’s humidity levels are down too low, then even the temperature inside will be less comfortable. Don’t let your household or your HVAC in Turlock, CA suffer—contact us to see how a whole-house humidifier might benefit you!

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How to Heat Your Home Safely

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?

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

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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