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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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Preparing Your Heater for Winter Correctly

September 30th, 2019

The leaves are changing and the air is getting chilly…in most other states. This is Northern California, after all, so it may take a little bit longer than usual for the weather to cool. What this means for residents is that it gives them a little extra time to prepare their HVAC systems in Oakland, CA. Specifically, these are the days that you should be looking into making sure that your heater is in good working order before the demand on this system goes through the roof.

It pays to be prepared. Knowing the best ways to prepare your heating system for wintertime will end up saving you money. The best way to do this is to reach out for professional help as an HVAC technician will know exactly what to look for and what your unit needs to be optimized for the coming months.

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Should You Start Thinking About End of Season AC Repair Needs?

September 16th, 2019

No, that’s not a typo. It’s still a good idea to think about your air conditioner as the cooling season winds down. Air conditioners require repairs, and it’s going to be very important to take care of these repairs before the cold sets in. We’ve got a plethora of reasons why fall is the perfect time to check-in on the needs of your AC system.

Basically, AC damage can only get worse as it gets colder. But it’s going to be hard to notice this when you’re not paying any attention to your AC in the winter. You’re going to want to make sure that you schedule repairs before they can get worse, in order to maximize the return on your AC investment.

Well, let’s get right into the reasons why fall is the perfect time for AC repairs.

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Why You May Consider a Thermostat Upgrade Soon

September 2nd, 2019

If you saw someone wandering around today with a flip phone, you’d think they must have traveled forward in time from 1999 right? Everyone has a smartphone today, and it’s undeniable that we’re happier because of this. We can look at our bank statements, send emails, and call our friends from the same device at the same time. However, what if we told you that you’d be stuck in the past just like that poor soul with the flip phone, if you don’t have a thermostat that works with a phone app?

You might be thinking to yourself, “What? There are apps that work with my thermostat now?”

Absolutely! Upgrading your thermostat can give it a Wi-Fi connection and give you access to your air conditioner, no matter where you are. Every day when you’re on your way home from work, you can signal to your AC system to turn on and have your home nice and cool by the time you get there. Gone are the days where you have to get up and head to the part of your house where the thermostat is. Everything can be done from the touchpad of your phone.

Still unconvinced? We haven’t even gotten to the money-saving part yet!

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