Ace Air, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating’

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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3 Surprising Reasons for Heating Repairs

Monday, January 29th, 2018

furnace-heating-maintenance-repairRepairing a heating system is something that requires a specialist. If you attempt to do a repair on your own, the problem may only get worse, requiring you to call in technicians to solve further problems.  After all, you wouldn’t want to attempt a costly repair on your own, only to find out the problem actually comes from something as simple as a dirty filter, would you?

Yes, a heating system can break down just because an air filter has not been changed! This and other common reasons for heating repair may surprise you. Just ask our experts!

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Heating Safety Concerns You Should Know about

Monday, January 1st, 2018

plastic-white-smoke-detector-flameIn this part of the country, we use our air conditioners a lot more than we use our heaters. As a result, many homeowners don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the state of their heating systems. After all, what are the chances that your heating system will put your home at risk if you use it so sparingly?

No matter how often you use it, and how new it is, a gas heating system always comes with some level of risk. Thankfully, learning to recognize signs of trouble can keep you safe, as can keeping your heating system properly maintained. Learn to spot your risk and keep it under control from our heating experts.

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3 Heating Installations You May Not Know About

Monday, December 4th, 2017

A ductless mini split blower unit.Winter tends to take us by surprise here in the valley. One moment, we’re dealing with scorching heat, and sooner than we expect, we’re dusting off old sweaters and decorating for the holidays. If the upcoming winter has caught you off-guard this year and you’re looking into a way to heat your home effectively, efficiently, and safely, we’ve got you covered. You may not know about all the options out there!

Today we detail 2 new heating installations you might consider if you’re in the market for a whole-house system, as well as 1 system that you should add to your heating for better overall comfort.

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Preventing Furnace Repair

Monday, November 20th, 2017

furnace-repair-openPicture this: it’s the middle of winter, and you’ve just settled down for a movie with a cup of cocoa. Suddenly, you hear the heating system shut off. After several minutes, it shows no sign of cycling back on, and the cocoa is getting cold. Do you really want to deal with a heating system breakdown in the middle of all this?

Emergency heating repairs are a pain. We want to help you prevent them!

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4 Upgrades to Your Home Comfort System

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

family-tablet-homeCentral heating and cooling is one of the greatest home innovations to come of the last couple of centuries. However, a malfunctioning heating and cooling system is one of the biggest frustrations you can come across. It’s a costly system, we’ll admit, so you expect your heating and cooling to work smoothly most of the time. And if it’s not, it can be a major pain point for you and your family.

Feel like you’re not getting the power you need from your HVAC system (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning)? Paying too much to run them? Worried about the quality of air flowing out of the vents? We know of some home comfort upgrades that may help with this.

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Heating Guide: Five Ways to Save Heat That You Might Not Have Considered

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Finding new ways to lower the heating bills for your Livingston home is always a challenge. Maybe you’ve already insulated and sealed every crawlspace and crack, or you might have recently upgraded that old furnace, but there are always other ways to reduce heat loss in the winter.

Here are five ways to conserve heat that you might not have considered.

1. Insulate Recessed Light Fixtures

While recessed light fixtures save space and give you more control over lighting and design, such as task lighting in kitchens, they can be a hidden source of heat loss. Feel around your recessed lighting fixtures to see if there’s cool air or a draft. If you do, they could need more insulation. However, you have to be extremely cautious about what type of insulation you use around electrical wiring and fixtures. Check with the manufacturer, or call an electrician if you aren’t sure what  type of insulation to use.

2. Insulate Water Heater Tanks

Part of your heating bill each month goes to heating the water in your home. Whether you have a gas, electric, solar, or hybrid hot water heater, every water heater tank has an R-value that determines how much heat it loses. If you have a low R-value, your tank may need more insulation. Call a professional plumber or check your owner’s manual for the R-value of the model you own, but the general rule is that if the tank is warm when you touch it, you may need to buy a “jacket” for your water heater. These are fairly inexpensive, easy to install, and can be found relatively anywhere you buy insulation.

3. Open Curtains on South End

The southern end of your home will get the most sunlight in the winter. If you have curtains or blinds on your windows or doors, leave them open during the day, and make sure you close them at night. Opening them will help warm up the home naturally during the day, and closing them will help keep the cold air out and warm air in at night.

4. Storm Windows and Doors

Many homeowners know they have the option of upgrading old doors and windows that leak air, but not everyone can afford to upgrade all the doors and windows at once. You can also install storm windows and doors to help reserve heat. Before you start comparing prices, remember to measure, since measurements will affect the cost.

5. Close Fireplace Flue

Whenever your flue is open, you are losing large amounts of heat. Close the damper if the fireplace or chimney is not being used. You can also consider upgrading to a more air tight damper.

You can always call Ace Air Conditioning & Heating whenever you have questions about lowering your heating costs for your Livingston home.

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

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Call Ace Air Conditioning for all your Air Conditioning, Heating, Fireplace, Indoor Air Quality and Commercial HVAC needs.

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