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HVAC FAQ: Could I Use a New Thermostat?

February 17th, 2020

smart-thermostat-appThe short answer to this question is yes. The long answer is a bit more complicated than that, but we’ll get into the specifics in a second. Basically, smart or Wi-Fi thermostats are a huge boon on your efficiency and are the new way to run your HVAC systems in the 21st century.

By running intricate reports, increasing your convenience, and helping you set programmable temperatures based on certain weather conditions, a smart thermostat can help you save money and make your life so much easier.

If you’re the kind of homeowner that likes looking for ways to increase your savings when dealing with HVAC service in Oakland, CA then you’ll absolutely enjoy some of the thermostat information we’re about to talk about.

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Don’t Ignore These Furnace Noises

February 3rd, 2020

woman-reacting-to-loud-noisesThere’s a difference between being ignorant of a furnace noise and flat out ignoring it. We’ll never fault a homeowner for not understanding a sound that comes from their furnace, but at least they’re more likely to call us to have a professional check out the issue. However, homeowners that tend to neglect their furnaces and ignore the sounds that come from them are way more likely to suffer from a system breakdown because the issues that cause strange noises often compound into other problems.

So, if you’re hearing a strange sound coming from your furnace then you’ve got to call our team for furnace repair in Oakland, CA. While we can get into the different noises a heater might make to give you a little bit more insight, there are no DIY solutions that can solve the issue. The only clear solution is calling a professional.

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Why You Should Always Replace Your Filter

January 20th, 2020

new-HVAC-air-filterKnock knock! Yes, it’s us with our yearly PSA about replacing your furnace filter. We know it was only a few months ago that we were talking about replacing your air conditioner’s filter, but it’s pretty clear that your AC is out of commission and your furnace is the one helping you right now. Furnaces have air filters as well and they need just as much attention as the one in your air conditioner!

So, today we’re going to focus on the wonderful benefits of continuously replacing your furnace’s air filter, since it can play a huge part in preventing costly heating repair in San Ramon, CA. If you’re in the mood to save some money and do a service that’ll keep your system running smoothly, then read on and get ready to replace your filter.

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Air Conditioning Maintenance? Now?

January 6th, 2020

outdoor-ac-unitsYes now! Well, maybe not right this second, but air conditioning maintenance during the winter or spring is a perfect because this is the time to think ahead.

Think about it this way, would you perform maintenance on your car while you’re driving it? Of course not! When it comes to HVAC in San Ramon, CA it’s always a better idea to perform routine maintenance on a system while it’s not entirely necessary for it to work. Temperatures aren’t hot, humidity isn’t bad, and the basic fact of the matter is that you don’t need your air conditioner—yet.

So, whether you’re in the mood to lower your cooling bills when summer does arrive or feel better about having an AC system that’s ready for the heat, schedule routine maintenance early. Take it from the professionals, having AC maintenance in the late winter or early spring is always a good idea.

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Get Efficient, Go Tankless!

December 23rd, 2019

tankless-water-heater-diagramYes, tankless water heaters in San Ramon, CA do exist, and they could be exactly what you’re looking for. In climates like ours, efficiency quickly becomes the number one priority, since we don’t need too much energy or fuel to keep our homes comfortable all throughout the year. Sure we’ve got some chilly nights, but we’re not dealing with snowstorms and cold chills that can threaten our property with sub-zero temperatures.

So, on today’s episode of, “How can my home be more efficient,” we’re going to take some time to talk about tankless water heaters and how they could give you a serious boon in efficiency. They’re pretty nifty pieces of technology that can give you instant and almost unlimited hot water usage if they’re installed correctly. With that said, if you’re finding yourself drawn towards a tankless water heater, make sure you get it installed by our team of pros!

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Heat Pump or Furnace: Which is Right for You?

December 9th, 2019

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Furnaces and heat pumps both provide the same service. They heat your home. Some homeowners like to stop there and call it quits, but those homeowners either have excess money where they’d rather pay someone else to take care of the rest, or they’re paying for more repairs than they should. Many people in our area, however, want to make the most educated decision possible at the lowest cost—and for that, you’ll need some advice.

While furnaces and heat pumps do the same job, the way they do their job is incredibly different. Depending on your climate, the fuel you have access to, and the type of home you own, these systems will provide many different levels of satisfaction. While heating in San Ramon, CA might not be the biggest priority of the year, finding the most cost-effective solution for cold and rainy weather should definitely be up there.

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Noticing a Carbon Monoxide Leak

November 25th, 2019

carbon-monoxide-detectorIf you clicked on this blog post then we congratulate you for being concerned about something that we are always worrying over. Since we set up countless gas furnaces and are experts with furnace repair in San Ramon, CA we’re committed to keeping everyone as comfortable and as safe as possible.

Chances are, you’ve got a perfectly safe gas furnace system and, if you’ve got carbon monoxide detectors, you’re most likely a-OK. However, that doesn’t minimize the real danger that carbon monoxide leaks pose to our customers and community. So, we’d like to go over a few signs that can be easy to recognize that signal your furnace is starting to leak carbon monoxide. Stay smart, stay vigilant, and keep reading about how we can help you.

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Lower Your Heating Bill with Three Simple Tips

November 11th, 2019

Bills are bills, we pay them no matter what they cost. It’s just the nature of being a homeowner. Your monthly fuel bill isn’t like a parking ticket that you can try to get reduced with a plea deal, or that you’ve got any luck trying to fight against. Bills represent the amount of fuel and energy we consume, and that’s that.

However, if your bills are starting to rack up and you can see yourself wanting to cut back on them, we’ve got just the right tools for you. Here, we’re all about creating a heating experience that is as cheap as possible, while still remaining effective enough to warm your home. So, in order to help your heater out (and to reduce the risk of heating repair in San Ramon, CA) we’ve listed a few tips that could keep your efficiency high and your heating bill low.

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Furnace Checklist: Keep Your Furnace Safe This Winter

October 28th, 2019

furnace-burnersRegular furnace maintenance is not optional, and no matter the type of fuel it runs on, this is non-negotiable. They’re huge investments, they provide a massive service for you and your family during the winter, and they can often become fire hazards when something goes wrong. Would you say that getting your car inspected is optional? Well, the government would disagree.

If you’re trying to keep your heater in good condition to avoid expensive furnace repair in Oakland, CA then you’re going to want to pay attention. The chilly temps that engulf the Bay Area throughout winter and spring make it especially important to schedule necessary maintenance checks. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about a furnace inspection and why it is so important that a professional technician does this in your place.

Never settle for subpar service, let the pros take the lead.

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Credits and Incentives for Upgrading Your HVAC System

October 14th, 2019

research-for-new-systemWe’re lucky because, in San Ramon, there are plenty of incentives to take advantage of when considering upgrading to a more expensive HVAC system. Whether you’re looking for a federal tax credit or a local incentive to buy a new HVAC system, you’re not alone. If we lived in a perfect world, everyone would be able to upgrade to the most efficient heater that worked for them at an affordable price.

Unfortunately, the burden falls to the consumer when it comes to finding manufacturer rebates, tax credits, and other incentives to help lower the price of your new HVAC in San Ramon, CA. That’s not particularly fair. That’s why we’re giving you some tips on how to find the best incentives in hopes that you’ll take the plunge and upgrade to a more efficient HVAC system. Lower your energy bills and help decrease the environmental impact of your heating!

Let’s get started.

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