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How Often Do Solar Panels Require Maintenance?

February 12th, 2018

solarWith how popular solar panels are getting for homeowners across the country, a lot of people are starting to grapple with considerations they haven’t had to think about before. One of the most common questions we get from new owners of solar panel systems is “How often do I need to have a professional check the system?” If you’re one of those homeowners who wants to make sure that their new solar system investment is protected, read on.

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Consider Installing a Ductless Mini Split This Winter

January 29th, 2018

ductlessEvery heating system available on the market today is suited to a different set of heating needs. Depending on what your needs are, any given heating system could be either a great fit or a terrible one for your home. With that in mind, it’s in your best interest to carefully evaluate each heating system type before you decide to have one installed in your home. Have a look below at how ductless mini splits work, and the advantages one might be able to offer you this winter.

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Signs That Your Heat Pump Needs Repairs

January 15th, 2018

heat-pump-repairCalifornia may not be buried in snow, like the rest of the country seems to be, but we’re still in the middle of winter. If you’re using a heat pump to keep your home warm and comfortable over the next couple of months, you should keep an eye out for signs that your system is in need of repairs. The faster you can identify a problem and have it fixed, the more potential damage you’ll be able to prevent. With that in mind, have a look at some of the most common symptoms that indicate a need for professional heat pump repair.

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Furnace Problems to Be Aware Of

January 1st, 2018

FurnaceFurnace issues are much more likely to crop up during the winter, when strain placed on the system is at its highest. That’s why you need to be extra careful of any warning signs that your heating system is in need of professional repairs.

California may not be the coldest place in the country during the winter, but that doesn’t mean that you should go without a functioning furnace for the next few months. Have a look at some of the most common furnace problems and their symptoms, just so you’re prepared in case something goes wrong.

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Furnace Problems to Be Aware Of

December 18th, 2017

burner-jetsThe more you use your furnace this winter, the greater the chances of it developing issues are going to be. We’re not saying that you should avoid using your furnace, of course. We are suggesting that you be on high alert for any signs that your furnace is malfunctioning this season. If you can catch furnace problems early, you’ll be able to get them repaired faster and that will prevent more damage from being done to the system.

Here are some of the more common furnace issues that you should be on the watch for this winter.

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The Benefits of Solar Panel Installation

December 4th, 2017

solarLiving in California, you’ve probably had many opportunities to invest in solar panel installation for your home. Booths at county fairs, or hardware stores. Pamphlets left on your front door. Strange old men that seem to appear out of nowhere, and disappear as soon as you turn your back for a second. Not that last one? Well, perhaps that’s just us, then. In any case, there’s a reason that so many people are highly invested in solar panel installation: it’s a good idea.

Solar panels have advanced significantly over the last couple of decades, and are now capable of providing a substantial amount of energy to the homes that use them. Whether you’re using one to power a single climate control system or your entire home, you can expect a substantial return on your investment.

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Shaw’s Blanket Drive is Still Going On!

November 28th, 2017

Just a reminder to our customers that our 4th annual Gift of Warmth Blanket Drive is still going on until the end of the year! During our blanket drive, we collect and match blanket donations before donating them to local charities. No matter what kind of blanket you may want to donate, whether it’s a king-size comforter or a baby blanket, we’ll take it! All donations are given to the homeless, or to families in need in the community. Help keep your neighbors warm and comfortable this winter by participating in our blanket drive. Thank you so much for your support and donations!

 

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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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