Shaw's Air Conditioning & Heating Blog

Why Your Heat Pump Is Stuck in Cooling Mode

November 28th, 2016

Heat pumps are quite popular for their ability to switch back and forth between air conditioning and cooling modes. While this is quite an advantage for the most part, it can cause problems if the system gets stuck in one mode or the other. No one wants to deal with a unit blasting cold air in the middle of winter. If your heat pump is stuck in cooling mode, take a look at why it might be happening below.

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It’s Time for Winter Heat Pump Maintenance

November 21st, 2016

The days are getting colder, and if you haven’t had your heat pump professionally checked yet, now is the time. Yes, even if you had it checked just a few months ago. Heat pumps need roughly twice as much maintenance as other climate control systems if they are to function properly. If they don’t receive this maintenance, they start to develop problems that would otherwise be completely preventable.

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Why Replacing Your Thermostat Might Be a Good Idea

November 14th, 2016

Most people are pretty good about replacing their heating systems when it becomes clear that they can no longer do the job. Yet these same people tend to stick with thermostats that are long past their prime for years before getting rid of them. This makes the home less energy efficient, and less comfortable. Let’s take a look at why it’s so important to replace your thermostat in a timely manner, especially during times like summer and winter.

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Furnace Noises to Be Aware Of

November 7th, 2016

Heating season is here, and that means you’re probably using your furnace more often. More use means more stress on the system, which oftentimes means more problems. You’re going to need to be vigilant for any problems your furnace might develop over the next few months. One of the best ways to catch furnace problems early is to listen for odd noises coming from the system. Read on for some of the more common furnace noises that indicate a problem with the system.

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Is Solar Heating Really a Good Idea?

October 31st, 2016

Solar energy systems of all kinds have exploded in popularity across Southern California. As technology continues to improve, more and more people are using solar solutions to cut down on their home operating costs. What about solar heating, though? Is it really a good idea to rely on solar energy during the overcast months, or will that just be making your climate control less efficient? Let’s take a look at why it’s a good idea to install a solar heating system.

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Keep an Eye Out for These Heat Pump Problems

October 24th, 2016

If you’re using a heat pump to keep warm this winter, you’re going to be putting it under more stress than normal. More stress means more wear and tear, which means more potential for damage to the system. The faster you can react to any problems that crop up with your heat pump, the more damage you can prevent. Keep an eye out for the following heat pump problems this winter.

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How to Take Your Heat Pump Off the Grid This Fall

October 17th, 2016

The more our technology advances, the better the various systems and appliances we use every day get in terms of their energy efficiency. We are now at a point where you can run your entire home off the power grid, if you really want to. If you just want to cut down on your heating costs this fall, though, we can help you out. Read on to find out how you can make your heat pump completely energy independent this fall.

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Why You Need to Keep Your Furnace Air Filter Clean

October 10th, 2016

The furnace air filter is a small part of the system, but it’s an important one. If the air filter is not properly maintained, it opens the door to some very serious issues that can shorten the life of your furnace significantly. Let’s take a look at the problems that a clogged air filter can cause, and how to deal with them.

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Remember to Schedule Ductless Maintenance This Fall

October 3rd, 2016

We are moving into heating season now, and that means that you need to have your ductless system in good order as soon as possible. The best way to make sure that your ductless system is fully prepared for the fall and winter seasons is to schedule preventive maintenance for it. Yes, even if you scheduled it during spring of this year. Read on to find out why fall ductless maintenance is important.

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Gift of Warmth — 4th Annual Blanket Drive!

September 28th, 2016

SHAW’S will be hosting our 4th Annual Blanket Drive!blanket-drive

Shaw’s is giving the Gift of Warmth

Cold weather serves as a reminder that the kind of warmth and comfort that so many of us enjoy is hard to come by for others. Make a difference in the lives of those in need by giving the gift of warmth.

Starting October 1, 2016 through December 21, 2016

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