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Furnace Checklist: Keep Your Furnace Safe This Winter

Monday, 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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Preparing Your Heater for Winter Correctly

Monday, 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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Have Your Ducts Repaired for Better Furnace Performance

Monday, April 1st, 2019

duct-being-sealed-by-handSpring may officially be here, but we’ll still experience cooler temps for a while. Therefore, it’s no secret you want to have a functional furnace that operates efficiently.

We have some news—if your ductwork is damaged, there’s no way this is possible! If you have breached ductwork, you could be losing as much as 30% of the conditioned air you are paying for. This also means your furnace must work harder to reach the temperature set on the thermostat. The furnace won’t operate efficiently and will cost more to run.

But how do you know if your ducts are damaged? After all, they’re all hidden out of sight—behind walls, beneath floors, or in your attic or crawlspace.

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Should You Have a Heat Pump Installed?

Monday, March 18th, 2019

white-question-mark-in-blue-circleIt may almost be the official start of spring, but temperatures are still cool for now, and probably will be throughout the start of May. Hopefully, your heating system served you well and you’ve had minimal problems with it—this will typically be the case if you had your system professionally tuned-up before the start of the season.

But what if you have an aging heater? One that is just about ready for replacement? Well, if you’re also going to need a new air conditioner soon, we’d like to suggest the installation of a heat pump system, which is a two-in-one heating and cooling system that will give you year-round comfort. Is it right for your home, though?

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Before You Call for Heating Repair, Check These Things

Monday, April 16th, 2018

FurnaceIt can be supremely frustrating to turn on your heating system during a cold day only to find that it’s not working properly for whatever reason. After the standard amount of cursing and fuming, you may be tempted to pick up the phone and call for repairs right away. That’s not a bad idea, of course. Most heating problems require professional repairs in order to be resolved. However, before you call for heating repairs, it’s a good idea to check on a few things first. You might be able to resolve the problem on your own, or at least identify what exactly is wrong with the heater.

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Keep Your Heating System in Good Condition by Following These Steps

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Furnace-TechWinter may be more or less over in the next week or two, but there are still some things you should know for keeping your heating system in top condition next winter. The following tips will help save you money, and even extend the lifespan of your heater if you follow them consistently. Read on to find out how to keep your heating system in top condition when next winter arrives.

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Signs That You Need a New Heater

Monday, December 25th, 2017

gas-furnaceHaving a good heater installed in your home is an important part of keeping your home comfortable throughout the winter. For many people, all it will take to get their homes ready for the winter is a professional maintenance appointment and any repair needs that appointment uncovers. For a few people, though, no amount of maintenance will be sufficient to keep the system functioning through the winter.

If you’re one of those people who doesn’t have a reliable heating system to use this winter, you may have to install a new one. Have a look at the following symptoms that indicate a need for a new heating system.

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Which Air Conditioner Should I Install?

Monday, November 27th, 2017

air-conditionerSummer may technically be over, but it’s never too early to start thinking about next year. If you think you may have to replace your air conditioning system before next summer starts, either because it’s too old or because it’s having a lot of problems, you have a number of options available to you. It’s best to closely consider each option, so that you have a good idea of which air conditioner type would meet your specific needs the best.  Have a look at some of the more popular options below, in order to help you decide what would take the best care of your climate control next summer.

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Be Careful of These Air Conditioner Problems

Monday, October 30th, 2017

air-conditioner-repairIt may be late October, but that doesn’t mean that we can escape heat waves in California. Chances are, you’re still relying on your air conditioner a fair amount to keep your home cool on a daily basis. That added demand contributes to a higher chance that problems of some kind will occur with the system. In order to protect your air conditioner from any issues that may occur during the remainder of the hot weather, it’s a good idea to be able to spot signs that there’s a problem. The faster you can identify problem symptoms, the faster you can have the system repaired and the more damage you can prevent. Have a look at some of the most common signs that your air conditioner is having issues.

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