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Strange Furnace Noises, Explained

February 4th, 2019

woman-covering-her-earsWe may not experience the frigid temperatures that our friends in the Midwest do, particularly lately, but our winters still necessitate the use of a fully functioning, efficiently operating, heating system. So if your heating system is experiencing problems right now, we understand the concern! Fortunately, though, if you can detect problems with your furnace early enough, you can have them repaired before they develop into a complete system breakdown.

However, you need to be particularly vigilant if you want to catch these problems early enough. If you’re reading this blog post, then you’re already on the right path! After all, one of the first signs that something is, in fact, amiss with a heating system is the presence of strange noises while the system is in operation. Keep reading for a description of some of these noises and what they mean, and be sure to make your next step calling in a pro for repairs!

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Could You Use a Thermostat Upgrade?

January 21st, 2019

Stock image of hand adjusting thermostatIf you are still using an old manual thermostat—you know, the one with a little slider that’s hard (actually, next to impossible) to get on the exact right temperature you need it to be—then the answer to this is a resounding yes.

But even if you have a basic digital thermostat, there are a number of advancements that have been made and you may benefit from an upgraded device. The good news is, when you do need professional San Ramon, CA thermostat installation, you needn’t look any further than our team. Keep reading to learn more about how and why you may benefit from a thermostat upgrade.

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Should You Make a Heat Pump Your Next Home Comfort Installation?

January 7th, 2019

man looking at thermostat and rubbing hands, coldThis is typically the time of year that homeowners throughout San Ramon are using their heaters on a daily basis, not necessarily shopping for a new system. But if your heater has reached the end of its run, your situation is different, and you’re likely in a rush to find a new heater, now! We urge you to consider your options, and not buy the first system you can find in your budget, as this can be a mistake not only in the installation, but over the years if the system’s efficiency doesn’t meet the needs of your home.

If you have a traditional furnace in place, as well as a standard central air conditioner that also might be aging to a point that an upgrade is due, you’d do well to consider the installation of a heat pump system. Heat pumps operate on the same principle as an air conditioner, but can also be used for heating. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of such a system, and be sure to reach out to our team for professional San Ramon, CA heat pump services.

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How to Make Your Heater More Efficient, For Free!

December 24th, 2018

woman sipping hot drink in the wintertime, indoorsWell, our very first tip here isn’t for something that’s free—but investing in it will make your heater much more affordable in the long run. We’re talking about heating maintenance. Maintenance is a service that every homeowner benefits from. It should be done once a year—preferably before you need your heater for the season. But it matters more that you are consistent with scheduling a maintenance tune-up once a year.

During this service, our technicians thoroughly inspect your heating system, cleaning and checking for any signs of disrepair or components that need adjusting. Managing these issues right away rather than neglecting them helps your heater to not only perform more efficiently, but it also reduces the risk that you’ll run into a sudden breakdown this winter.

Now, onto the rest of our heating efficiency tips!

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Why Your Heater Is Making Odd Noises

December 10th, 2018

woman covering her ears, imposed on a white backgroundA heating system may break down with little to no warning at all. It will go from seemingly operating “just fine” throughout the day and night to suddenly halting, or just not turning on at all. This is uncommon, particularly if you had fall maintenance. Even with that tune-up though, unless there’s a sudden electrical failure, a furnace or heating system usually gives off some sign it’s about to fail.

Often, this sign is a loud and/or unfamiliar noise. It may be accompanied by some unusual performance from your heating system, but this isn’t always the case. We don’t encourage you to try to repair the system on your own, but at least you can be prepared with what might be going on, before you call a pro for expert heater repair in Alameda, CA.

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How to Avoid Furnace Issues This Winter

November 26th, 2018

furnace venting outsideIt’s that time of year—the time where temperatures begin to cool off and we feel relief from the sweltering summers we experience. Time to turn on our heating systems and bask in the warmth, right? Well not quite—have you scheduled maintenance yet? Preventive heating maintenance isn’t just a fancy idea we throw out there for our best customers—it’s a necessary part of keeping every homeowner’s heater working as efficiently and effectively as possible!

This is a service that should be performed once a year. With professional maintenance, you can count on your furnace lasting as long as it’s meant to, and performing at its best while doing so. Of course, repair needs may crop up during your maintenance appointment, and sometimes even between tune-ups. It’s important to know the signs of these repair needs as well as how to avoid problems with your furnace before winter hits.

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Heating Installation Options to Consider This Year

November 12th, 2018

Young woman shivering during the winter seasonTemperatures finally seem to be on a cooling trend, signaling winter isn’t too far away now. We’re assuming that since you’ve found this blog post, you either do not have a whole-house heating system in your home, or yours is at the point that no amount of repair is going to bring it back to life.

We will also assume that you don’t want to just rush out and buy the first heater you can find. This typically ends up being a mistake, since you need that heater to be properly sized and matched to your specific home and needs.

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Why Heating Maintenance Is So Important

October 29th, 2018

service-blue-markerHeating season is upon us! We may still be getting warm days every now and again, but before too long you’re going to be using your heating system to stay warm on a regular basis. Before we get to that point, however, it’s important that you take steps to make sure that your system stays healthy throughout the season. One of the best ways to do that is to schedule heating maintenance. Have a look below at some of the reasons why it’s best to schedule heating maintenance.

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Tips on Getting Your Home Ready for Heating Season

October 15th, 2018

BurnerHeating season is nearly here, and that means it’s time to get your home ready for it! You don’t want to be caught off-guard when the temperature finally drops and you find yourself in a chilly home, do you? Everyone is going to need slightly different preparations to get their home nice and comfortable during heating season, of course, but in this blog we’d like to cover a few tips that are good for pretty much everyone to follow. With that in mind, let’s get to it!

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Do I Need to Replace My Furnace Before Heating Season Starts?

October 1st, 2018

BurnerIt may not seem like it, but we’re getting awfully close to heating season, folks. You know what that means: it’s time to make sure that your home is ready for cold weather! There are a lot of different steps you can take to get your home ready for the fall and winter seasons. One of the most important, though, is determining whether or not your heating system is even able to get you through another cold season. Read on for some guidelines on establishing whether or not you should replace your furnace before heating season starts.

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