Shaw's Air Conditioning & Heating Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Coalinga’

The Benefits of Joining a Maintenance Program

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Hopefully, you schedule maintenance for your climate control systems at least once a year. If not, you really should be. Preventive maintenance is the single best thing you can do to ensure that your heating and air conditioning systems are in top shape at all times. Wear and tear will eventually claim any system, of course, but you can at least extend the lifespan of your HVAC system for as long as possible. And as long as you’re scheduling maintenance for your system anyway, you might as well join a maintenance program.

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Furnace Problems You Should Know About

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Furnaces are placed under a lot of stress during the winter, which makes it more likely for issues to develop within the system. A quick reaction to furnace issues is critical for limiting the damage as much as possible, making your furnace more healthy in the long run. The faster you can identify problems, the faster you’ll be able to get them fixed. So, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the signs that your furnace is in trouble. Read on for some of the more common furnace problems you might deal with.

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Furnace Noises to Be Aware Of

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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The Dangers of Furnace Short Cycling

Monday, September 26th, 2016

We’re almost into heating season, which means you’re going to start using your furnace to keep comfortable. As you use your furnace throughout the next few months, it’s important that you keep an eye out for any developing problems that may afflict the system. One of the biggest problems that can harm your furnace, and yourself, is short cycling. Read on to find out more about the dangers of furnace short cycling.

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The Benefits of Solar AC

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

For a long time, solar energy was derided as being too expensive, impractical, and unwieldy to make much of a dent in residential energy costs. Over the past decade, though, solar technology has made progress in leaps and bounds. If you want to run your home entirely on solar energy, it is now easier to do that than ever before. If you’re just looking for a few improvements to your home infrastructure, though, that can be done as well. Let’s take a look at the benefits of solar air conditioning.

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The Advantages of Ductless Air Conditioning

Monday, July 18th, 2016

If you’re looking for a new air conditioning system this summer, you may be tempted to just install a central air conditioning system like most people do. While central air conditioning has plenty of advantages, it’s not always the best option for everybody. Let’s take a look at ductless air conditioning systems, how they work, and the advantages they can offer.

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Does My Air Conditioner Need More Refrigerant?

Monday, June 6th, 2016

This is a question we get a lot during the summer, from homeowners who want to make sure that their air conditioners are in the best possible shape for summer. While air conditioners do occasionally need refrigerant refills, it’s only in response to a very specific problem with the system. Let’s take a look at how your air conditioner uses refrigerant, and what can cause it to need a refill.

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How Duct Sealing Can Help You This Summer

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Before you get into the full swing of summer, it’s a good idea to make sure that your air conditioner is prepared for it. Preventive maintenance is a pretty good idea, but it’s not the only way to make sure that your air conditioner is as prepared as possible. Let’s take a look at duct sealing, and how it can benefit your air conditioner this summer.

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Bi-Annual Heat Pump Maintenance, And Why It’s Necessary

Monday, April 4th, 2016

As we get closer to summer, a lot of people are going to start scheduling preventive maintenance for their air conditioning systems. This helps mitigate the extra stress the system is put under during the hottest time of the year, when it’s probably going to be operating on a daily basis. If you are using a heat pump to cool your home, you may have gotten it professionally checked as little as six months ago. Believe it or not, that’s not soon enough to make sure that it is in the best possible shape for summer. Read on to find out why heat pumps need bi-annual preventive maintenance.

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