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Now’s the Time for Furnace Maintenance

November 20th, 2017

FurnaceWe’re getting deeper into heating season, which means that now is the time to make sure that your heating system is ready to deal with the added strain. There are a number of ways that you can go about making sure your furnace is ready for winter, but the single best way you can do it is by scheduling preventive maintenance. Read on to find out more about furnace maintenance, and why it’s important that you schedule it sooner, rather than later.

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Need a New Heating System? Check Out These Options

November 6th, 2017

gas-burnersWe’re finally getting some cool weather on a consistent basis here in California, which means it’s time to make sure that your home heating system is in order. If you don’t have a home heating system that you can rely on this season, it’s a good idea to install one now. You don’t want to wait until the middle of the coldest month of the year to try to have a heating system installed. There are a variety of different heating options available on the market, each with a different set of advantages to offer. If you’re not sure which one to install in your home, have a look at some of the most popular options below.

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Make Sure to Schedule Heat Pump Maintenance This Fall

October 23rd, 2017

heat-pumpWe still have more warm days than cool ones from week to week here in Hanford. However, fairly soon the weather will start to cool off. If you are using a heat pump for climate control, you’re going to need to take some steps to make sure it’s ready for the stress of keeping your home warm on a regular basis. That means scheduling preventive maintenance for your system, even if you’ve had it conducted earlier this year. Read on to find out why heat pump maintenance is required more often than with other climate control systems.

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How You Can Save Money with Solar Panel Installation

October 9th, 2017

solarCalifornia has one of the highest costs of living in the country, and not just because of highly populated areas like San Francisco. Property prices are high all over the state, even in areas that are not very populated. In this environment, many people are doing anything they can to cut living costs in other areas to compensate for high rent or mortgage. If you’re looking for a way to cut your annual cost of living expenses, it might be a good idea to consider solar panel installation. A solar panel may not seem like much, but it can actually go a long way towards saving you money and improving the environment in which you live.

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Why Your Air Conditioner Output Is Low

September 25th, 2017

air-conditioner-repairWell, the weather is finally starting to cool off ever-so-slightly. However, we’re not out of the woods yet. There’s still a few weeks of hot weather left in the season, which means you are likely going to still use your air conditioner at least a couple of times over the next month. While you’re using your air conditioner heavily, it’s important that you keep an eye out for any signs that the system is experiencing issues. One of the common ways that this manifests is in low output. Read on to find out why your air conditioner’s output might be low, and what can be done about it.

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Is a Solar Panel Worth Using in Winter?

September 11th, 2017

solarSolar technology has progressed in some incredible ways over the past decade or so. Yet, some homeowners continue to be wary of installing a solar energy system in their homes. One of the big concerns that many people cite to explain their reluctance is how much perceived downtime solar panels are supposed to have. Can a solar panel really provide enough energy to justify its cost during overcast weather? Should you bother installing a solar panel before winter starts? Have a look below to find out. You might be surprised at how much you can benefit from using a solar panel, even in winter.

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Do I Need a New Heat Pump?

August 14th, 2017

heat-pumpSummer is not the ideal time to replace your cooling system. It is better than not having a functioning cooling system during the hottest months of the year, however. If you have reason to believe that your heat pump is not up to the task of keeping your house cool and comfortable over the next few months, you should consider replacing it now. If you’re not sure whether or not your heat pump is yet at that point, have a look at our tips below to help you with starting to make a choice.

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Why Your AC Output Might Be Dropping

July 31st, 2017

air-conditioner-repairSummer is just about the worst possible time for your air conditioner to develop problems. Yet, that happens to be the time when air conditioners are most likely to have all kinds of issues. You may not be able to fully remove the possibility of problems developing, but you can do your best to prevent them from harming the system more. Dropping output is a pretty common warning sign that your air conditioner is having issues. If your air conditioner is suffering a drop in output, there could be many different reasons for it. Have a look at some of those reasons below.

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If You Want to Keep Your Air Conditioner Healthy This Summer, Change Your Air Filter

July 17th, 2017

clean-air-filterThere are a lot of things you can do to make sure that your air conditioning system stays in top condition during the summer. Preventive maintenance is the most important, as it ensures that your system is able to cope with the added strain of the hot months. However, there is also one specific thing that you can do personally to ensure that your air conditioner can effectively cool your home: change the air filter. If you aren’t sure how to do that, read on to find out.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Strange Noises?

July 3rd, 2017

air-conditionerSummer is here, which means that the next few months are the prime time for air conditioners to develop problems. The more you rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool during the day, the more strain you put on it. It’s a good idea to keep watch for any warning signs that your air conditioner is struggling with a problem so that you can have it repaired before the issue gets any worse. One of the most common signs that an air conditioner is in need of repairs is if it starts to make strange noises while it’s operating. Have a look at some of the most common noises that indicate that your air conditioner needs to be looked at by a professional.

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